Cass Tech Prom Glam Suite

Cass Tech Prom Glam Suite

GlamSuite-02Senior prom is important, especially if you’ve never been before. Even if it’s been years since your high school prom, I’m sure you can relate to the anticipation and curiosity of what it would be like. In frank, it is a HUGE deal! For many, prom was the first time they pulled out all the stops and had the full beauty and style treatment from head to toe. Knowing this, I still get just as excited for others especially young ladies when it comes to their special day.  With that said, it is an honor to announce the inaugural year of the  Cass Tech Glam Suite! The suite is designed to connect professional alumnae with graduating senior women who exhibit strong academic and moral character. Services provided at no cost to recipients will include but are not limited to makeup, hair, massage therapy, and wardrobe styling. The Glam Suites’ mission is to provide impeccable services for Cass Tech students from Cass Tech Alumni. Currently the suite is designated for CT students only but hopes to include other Detroit Public Schools in the future. Please stay tuned to the blog for all updates and make sure to check out the fabulous sponsors below who all happened to grace the halls of the illustrious CT!

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OOTD WEDNESDAY: Untitled January

OOTD WEDNESDAY: Untitled January

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On what was probably one of the last perfectly “summer” days of Michigan’s unusual start to winter I decided to try my hand at shooting a few things for the blog. Besides the wind being ridiculously high, the day and weather was perfect. I opted for something rather simple and spruced my dress up with a few accessories. No deep explanation for this post, but I do hope you enjoy the shoot!BTP_0589 BTP_0584 BTP_0582 BTP_0577 BTP_0575 BTP_0556 BTP_0545 BTP_0545-2 BTP_0534 BTP_0530 BTP_0529 BTP_0519 BTP_0515 BTP_0476 BTP_0464 BTP_0457 BTP_0455

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MY MARIE CLAIRE MOMENT

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This feature means A LOT to me, but for deeper reasons than one might think. It is a manifestation of a few personal and spiritual lessons I’ve learned on how all things come to fruition in the exact moment that they are supposed to, and not a second sooner.  You see, I didn’t ask to be in this issue, wasn’t expecting it, and had no clue that it would even happen. Isn’t that amazing?!? It is to me! A few months prior to this, I felt super anxious and unsure about my blog. Frankly, I was over it. I knew that things needed to change in order for it to be taken to the next level. So I made it a point to put more effort into my posts even if that meant not posting as often, and to use more quality photos. Both things happened and I was content with my progress. I also decided to stop comparing my blog to others, worrying about numbers, who liked marie-claire-logowhat, and thinking that it would become X if only Z happened. I let go. I made a conscience effort to just go with the flow. And guess what happened…everything that I worried about started to turn around! Then one super random day, I got an UNEXPECTED email.

“This is so and so from Marie Claire Magazine (Ummmm excuse me)…we have noticed your blog (But I don’t have a gazillion followers) we will be coming to Detroit, would you like to shoot for the magazine (Is this foreal? Uhhhh YES!)…and just like that it happened.

What you should take away from this is that there is ALWAYS something to be excited about!  And just like my baby blog, in life, relationships, jobs, etc… you can’t force anything to happen that isn’t supposed to be. You have to have faith that what will be WILL! Take it from me, this is muchhhhh easier to type and read than it actually is to do, and I still have to remind myself of my discoveries daily, but it’s the truth! I strongly feel that my urge to change and become better helped to prepare me for Marie Claire, and that this moment will prepare me for the next. I hope it helps you on your journey and that you feel apart of mine. Thank you for reading!

Creatively,

– Kori

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OOTD: 2016 NEW YEAR EDITION

OOTD: 2016 NEW YEAR EDITION

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This year has been one for the BOOKS! Instead of boring you with a full NYE monologue that I’m sure you’ve read a million times by now, I will quickly run down a few random things I’ve learned about myself and life. Oh and look at a few of my pics when you’re done! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

What I Know To Be True Thus Far (In my best Oprah voice)…

  • I am a creative person. I MUST create, draw, paint, cut, glue something with my two hands to feel like myself…
  • Being kind is key!
  • Things will come when they are supposed to. Relax Chile!
  • I can’t do it ALL as much as I try. Working hard is wonderful, but so is sleeping. Plus I’m a hot mess when I’m tired. lol
  • My family means more and more to me every day. I NEED for them to be okay, healthy, safe, happy. They’re my entire world.
  • My quiet time is super important! Shutting things down is an absolute MUST!
  • Boundaries are crucial. People will take more than they ask and you have to say NO! (Still working on this one)
  • I am enough as I am. I don’t have to DO to BE! God knew what he was doing and I have to trust him. Period

Ok…enough for now! Enjoy my first post of the year!!!! Make the most of yours!!!

  • Creatively, Kori

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THE SCENE: Saks Fifth Avenue Contemporary Fashion Show & Ribbon Cutting

THE SCENE: Saks Fifth Avenue Contemporary Fashion Show & Ribbon Cutting

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Calling all fashion lovers! Time to grab your highest heels, and head to Saks Fifth Avenue Troy! This Thursday will mark the (re)Launch! of their newly renovated and absolutely gorgeous contemporary floor! This perfect ladies night  out  will feature a much-anticipated Runway Show and Ribbon Cutting, plus signature cocktails, Champagne, light bites, a live DJ and more! Oh and did I mention shopping?!?!?! Just in time for the holidays, you’ll get the chance to shop some of the newest lines introduced to the store including The Kooples, SET, Elizabeth & James, N by Nicholas, A. L. C, and ATM.

Saks Fifth Avenue Troy
2901 W Big Beaver Rd,
Troy, MI 48084

To RSVP, Call 284.614.3317

This event will definitely will be a Fashion DO! So who’s in?!?!?!?

OOTD: My Fall Statement Outerwear Haul

OOTD: My Fall Statement Outerwear Haul

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This fall the weather has been extremely mild and absolutely beautiful (knocks on wood). So armed with a pair of jeans and t-shirt,  I decided to shoot some of my favorite coats from my statement outerwear haul.  All of the following pieces were thrifted and paired with a few of my go-to accessories. I love finding coats from quality vintage shops because I know there won’t be anyone else wearing them, and that they will be well made. Take a look at how I paired things together, I hope you enjoy!

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Do you have a great statement coat jewel? What makes it magical?