Last month, I was contacted by Amanda Bankston who works with several organizations, including Detroit Passport to the Arts. I was referred to her by a friend, Ramona, who owns this fab vintage resale shop in Highland Park. She said that I'd be a great addition to co-hosting their "Hollywood in Detroit" event at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Any reason I have to dress up and get my face beat, you know I'm there!
A few other local bloggers and fashion enthusiasts joined me on stage to talk about their businesses and their fashion inspirations.
As you can see, I played the fashion curator here, which I was very nervous about. I didn't know there was going to be an actual stage and a real microphone. Haha. I was also given notes with key points to remember, and I have a really bad memory which added to the nervousness. All in all, I didn't eat much before the show, so I was good and most importantly, I didn't vomit!
As you all know, I'm in the D (what us natives call Detroit). And there's not a lot of opportunity here for creatives like LA or New York. So it's a definite hustle. Also, finding a genuine support group is also one in a million. Did my ladies come and support? They sure did. I was happy to see my friends and blogger buddies weather the snow storm to come support me at the event. I love yall!
Plus my friend/MUA came to take my pictures. Hehe. She's the only one who can get my good angles.
Rocking the Sephora Matte lippie in red. It's a really great product that doesn't leave your lips too dry like a lot of matte creams do.
Feelin' myself. Ladies (and gents) I suggest you try it out sometime. lol.
Ain't nothing wrong with a little belly jiggle. Yall feel me?
Turban: Joanne's Fabric Store (Yup, I'm crafty.)
Dress, Accessories, and Stole: Forever 21
Long Sheer Outer Dress: Torrid
Flats: Christian Sirano for Payless