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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.



(Photos by my crazy little brother. He did a good job. hehe.)


Fall Fashion

“Rockin’ The Hoodie”

Dearborn, MI

November 2 2015


Got an email from Idakoos wanting to send me a customized hoodie. I am in love with hoodies. So warm and snuggly. And it being customized was even better.


It took me a long time to come up with something to put on the front. I’m a writer. This should be easy for me, right? There was so many things I wanted to say, but I wanted the hoodie to reflect who I am to the person whose reading it.


Since hashtags are trendy, I stared with those.




Killen’ The Game.


I chose these words because they are who I am. And frankly, I am a quite unapologetic about each one. I’m curvy, so there is a stigma that I’m lazy or unhealthy. I am Black, so I am ghetto or poor. I am Muslim, so I am oppressed or a terrorist. I can be all of those words and be none of the stigmas attached. So I put the last phrase on there to solidify it all. I kill the game, which means I am confident in my abilities to go above and beyond. So boom!


The Idakoos sweater was easy to create and shipped pretty fast. The material is heavy duty and the inside is warm and soft. You have the option to buy one or 100+ Definitely check them out.


Back view.

Yeah. #LeahVDaily


Was trying to get a shot of myself throwing leaves in the air, but it was a total fail. Ha.

Wardrobe Breakdown:

Shades: Flossy’s Suitcase in Highland Park MI

Hoodie: Idakoos

Jeans: One 5 One Woman (the best!)

Ballet Flats: Torrid



Photo: Reel Clever Films

October 17th, 2015

Downtown Detroit

Detroit Garment Group Feature

“Style It Local”



Earrings, necklace, and bracelet: F21

Midi Rings: Torrid

I was chosen to be featured in Detroit Garment Group‘s blog “Style It Local” for the month of October.


As you can see, I was very much excited.


Clutch: Avenue

My makeup was courtesy of Madinah. And the photos were taken by my buddies at Reel Clever Films. Thanks guys.




Diva much?


Turban: Caniff Gift & Variety

Faux Fur Vest: Burlington

Dress: F21

Turtleneck: Wal-Mart

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August 28, 2015

Leah V. Daily:

Tyra Beauty Review

Detroit, MI

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So as you guys know, I love-s my cosmetics. I can’t always apply it, but I love it nonetheless. I got some cool products from Supermodel, Tyra Bank’s new cosmetics line. I made a vlog about it on my new YouTube Channel: Leah V. Daily Tyra Beauty Review Check that out. And you can also see my beauty regimen as well.

In the gorge selfie above, I am wearing several of her cosmetics. Smack My Fat Lash (Mascara), OOPS Liner, Line ‘Em, Fashion-Able Blush (Cream), Cheek In A Stick, and Light In A Stick.

“We’ve created innovative, luxurious and easy-to-use products to help you look and feel your fiercest—in just minutes!”


Quote courtesy of

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First off, all these products are hypo-allergenic. There are a few liquid eyeliners that I can’t use because they burn my eyes. Opps Liner was very gentle and I loved the pointed tip and easy glide applicator. It also has an “Oops” tip on the opposite side where you can actually erase messy wing lines and sculpt the point to perfection. The Smack My Fat Lash was also gentle on my eyes and didn’t clump up upon application. I used Line ‘Em on the outer lower water line for extra drama.


WordPress won’t let me rotate this pic! Anywho, turn your computer sideways. Hehe. I used Fashion-Able Blush and Cheek In A Stick on my cheeks. The first one is in a cute little jar and the other in a stick. Both are so easy to blend and lasts all day.


(Shades: Pitaya, Flower band: Wal-Mart, Sweater: Torrid)

After a long day, my makeup lasted and I was satisfied with the products. If you want to check out the rest of Tyra Beauty or purchase any of her cosmetics go to Tyra Beauty

And I’m ready for my closeup :0


Photo Credit: Reel Clever Films

Fashion Blogger Alliance


August 2, 2015

Toasted Oak Grill & Market

Novi, MI

1st Fashion Blogger Alliance Brunch


I ordered a sweet latte with fancy sugar stick.


Me, Lil Miss JB Style, and Mel

So we were just about ready to quit–well, I know I was. “The style blogging industry is dead in Detroit,” I whined. I’d had enough. I was invited to the Style Expo and was a style judge. This is where my stylish fate was sealed…I met Jordan. We took some selfies, and then she explained to me what she was trying to do. I was interested.


Eden, myself, Jordan, and Mel

We talked, and talked some more. Then we began brainstorming. We met some other cool bloggers along the way. We all complained how there wasn’t enough or this and wasn’t enough of that. We made up our minds that we needed backup and decided to put a call out for other creatives.


A lot of cool style bloggers from the D!

We only expected it be us four…plus two or three others. To our surprise many bloggers were available and interested!


Eden photobombing. Ha!

Shout out to Toasted Oak Grill and Market in Novi for accommodating us rowdy girls.


So our goal is to create a support system and creative platform for Detroit style bloggers to connect to with each other as well as business.

Bloggers Bellow: Style Trifecta



We talked about important stuff. lol


There’s always time for selfies.


Blogger: Colour & Grace


Mel, Jordan, and Bruna of Style Mile


Blogger Usies: Chic In The Tropics

So, we had an overwhelming turnout! Thanks to everyone who attended and made this meetup possible. We will be hosting a blogger meetup at least once a month. And we are excited to see what creative endeavors arise from our new alliance.

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Renaissance Center/The Riverwalk

Downtown Detroit

July 26th 2015

Empowerment: Fashion Blogger Style

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Life is funny. The right people kind of just fall into your lap when you least expect it. I met these crazy fashion bloggers at different times, but it is like we’ve known each other for years.

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I’ve been blogging for about 2+ years now and didn’t even know there were other local bloggers like myself floating around the city. We’ve bounced around from fashion show to fashion show, colliding at the last step. And this happened.

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We decided to do a silver and black themed shoot, geared towards empowerment, strength, and entrepreneurship. Basically, everything we aspire to be and want to inspire others to partake in. Scott M., Worldiction, a local art photographer allowed our creative juices to flow without interruption.

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Each of our personalities and styles are different, yet we all have a common goal of wanting to empower each other through our blogs and vlogs as well as our audiences by encouraging creativity and individuality, a strong sense of self.

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Shall we do a wardrobe breakdown?

Turban/Scarf: Borrowed

Neck piece: I made it, booyah!

Lace Dress: F21 Plus

Snake Bracelet: Deb’s

Earrings and Ring: Joanne’s Fabric

Lace Hand Piece: Claire’s

Ballet Flats: Pay-Less

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This year has been a whirlwind of successes and failures. But as I keep pushing and meeting new people who inspire me every moment, I find the failures shrinking. Life is about living through our experiences and finding out what we’re supposed to learn from them. I am thankful to have a set of empowering women–and men–who push me to be something more, something greater than myself.

A photo  of the crew and Scott! The man behind the camera.


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My last photo of the day! And I have the whole city behind me.


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