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(Photos Courtesy of Reel Clever Films)

Eastern Market Shed

Detroit, MI


Steve Madden Poncho Coat


It is so hard to find coats that are stylish and fits my pear/apple shaped physique.


I took a trip to TJ Maxx and laid eyes on this beauty. It’s a poncho coat with buttons and a hood. Super warm. Has an adjustable cinched waist and it’s oh-so-stylish. It cost $89.


On this day, I was soooo tired. I didn’t feel like getting dressed or putting on any makeup. But Eden of Reel Clever Films had a booth at Eastern Market and I had to support. So, I dragged myself out of the house. Did a little beat. And went. Sometimes you just have to take that first step.


I am so thankful to have photographers in my life, especially since my camera gave out on me. Ugh! That’s another story.


But at the end of the day, these pictures came out super fab. Thanks boo.



(Photo Sets by Reel Clever Films)


Bedrock Beauty Leather Ad Campaign

Ken Paves Salon

Clinton Township, MI




An epic situation occurred this fall. I was called on to become the lead stylist with Reel Clever Films to work with an amazing cast of artists to create this bomb set of photos. I am super happy to finally be able to release these photos. I just want to thank the entire team, including the small business, Green & Glamorous of Canton and Flossy’s Suitcase of Highland Park, for hooking us up with some dope wardrobe.

Bedrock Beauty Leather was such a cool duo to work with. They are just starting their handmade luxury leather handbag business and wanted a sophisticated yet timeless touch to promote their new line.


I chose ten of Detroit’s top models and had Bedrock Beauty choose which one they thought would represent their bags with confidence and grace.

Drum rolllllllll….They chose the fierce Fatima Kojima

For the “Lady in Red” set. I wanted to do a monochromatic look. So I paired this Green & Glamorous long sleeve form fitting dress with the snakeskin clutch. Sprinkled a little sexy into the mix. And bam! An outfit and bag for the nighttime businesswoman.


For the second set, I wanted to mix it up and go in the opposite direction. I aimed for “European Swag”. We have texture, we have muted colors, and leg skin. Trendy yet very fall.


All the pieces here were from Green & Glamorous

The hat is mine: Forever 21

Leather bag: Bedrock Beauty


“Simple Chic”

Ladies want to be able to stylish yet work appropriate. Add that one statement piece that’ll take your style from 0 to 100. Real quick.

Houndstooth Open Poncho: TJ MAXX

Top & Pants: Green & Glamorous


Perfect  1940’s vintage style from Flossy’s Suitcase


I was definitely feeling the “Ginger Rogers” vibe going on here.


We wrapped up the shoot with “Old Hollywood Glam”


Shades: Pitaya

Fur Throw: Flossy’s Suitcase

Dress: Green & Glamorous

Thanks to Reel Clever Films for making it possible as well as Bedrock Beauty for allowing us to get really creative!

I also want to say thanks to the staff at Ken Paves Salon of Clinton Township. Shout out to Brianna and Hannah for hair and makeup 🙂


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