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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

By Me For You

"Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna - or it can smooth
the edges, take away the insecurities, let the  N.I.C.E. things come out."---Barbara Walters

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Texas, Our Texas

Styled this photo with the intent to sell the belt, for online shop SoutherNewYorker, and the model brought that intent to life in more ways than one!
Shout out to the lovely sisters Kavachi (Michelle) and Beverly!

Shoot Date: 2/19/11

Brand Creator/Creative Director: Michelle

Model: Beverly

Photographer: Lester (of imagein)

Make Up Artist: Jamali Shorte

Wardrobe Styling: SIDE OF STYLE

This Just In

The good folks at Bunim-Murray are at it again…the search is on for the next haute Fashion Designer! Their PR/Casting sent this info my way and I'm passing it to all that may be interested or if you know of someone that may be interested please pass this info along. This is a major opportunity and if I embodied the talents of a Fashion Designer I’d step out on faith with this one…go for it folks!

The deadline to receive applications is April 8th, 2013. Applicants can learn more and download the application at www.bmpcasting.com/casting/pr/ and email Bunim-Murray at prcasting@bunim-murray.com. Please note, the financial cap to qualify for the show has been raised, and designers who were not able to apply in years past may be eligible now.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013


On my drive into work this morning 97.9 THE BOX played Beyonce’s new song "Bow Down / I Been On" and it was my sister's and I first listen. We reacted as any down home Houston native would…and so did  Rap Star/Houstonian PAUL WALL. PAUL WALL phoned 97.9 THE BOX and spoke in detail on how he felt about the song. He then touched on the topic of the way most Houstonians accept their own. “Their own” meaning any talent coming out of Houston…from music artists to models. In the past some (not all) Houstonians seem to not accept “their own” right away…even if “their own” = uber talented. It seems just recently some are starting to accept homegrown here and there yet the “but anyway” is still out there…STRONG. Most Houstonians act as if what the person (from their hometown) is doing (regardless of their field) is not THAT big of a deal…not that big of a deal until the person is right at the brink of being a BIG DEAL on a nationwide scale. The disc jockeys needed an explanation from Mr. Wall but I understood fully what he meant from the start and that alone is the reason DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS…STYLE exist (As a Houstonian I had to let others know Houstonians, and Texans in general, are doing their thing). PAUL WALL also touched on how an up and coming DESTINY’S CHILD were booed when they were the opening act to a major artist years ago…young ladies, from urban areas in Houston, trying to make it…booed right in their hometown. I remember having an in depth conversation with the talented Creative Director/Photographer/Houstonian Clyde Grant and we mentioned that we both could’ve left Houston and attempted to make it in a major city like LA or NEW YORK…but to home grow our niche will give others in our city (THE FOURTH LARGEST CITY) a chance to work and make it at home. As I have mentioned here several times before I’ve been wardrobe styling for quite sometime now and I gave my styling a name, SIDE OF STYLE, in 2008 and still to this day I know of Houstonians that have spotted my work, realized I was a Houstonian, then looked at what I do as if it’s not that big of deal-or they can do it-or so and so does that but much better-then it’s on to the next. SHOUT OUT to PAUL WALL for voicing something that I noticed years ago when I decided to create this blog.

Hopefully that “BUT-ANYWAY-ISM” won’t stop or has not stopped Houstonians who have a true love for their talent and sharing it with others in their hometown. Keep doing that thing that you do…IN HOUSTON!

Listen to "Bow Down / I Been On" HERE

Sunday, March 17, 2013


The good folks behind a New York based lifestyle magazine, BRONZE MAGAZINE, felt I was worthy of a feature in their publication. A feature in their WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: Women Trailblazers Issue 2013...I am in awe, amazed, and excited to see my name amongst women that are striving to make a positive change. *Blessed*
 I was not apart of this feature because I have Celebrity StylistCelebrity Wardrobe Stylist, or Celebrity Fashion Stylist at the start of my name. I was apart of this feature because of the work that I've done with the YOUTH and WOMEN from all walks of life. Please read the features in regards to other women that are making a positive change as well HERE and/or HERE. I cannot thank BRONZE MAGAZINE enough for the feature...BRONZE MAGAZINE = the epitome of inspiring, empowering, and motivating women. I also, again, want to thank BRONZE MAGAZINE for including a photo that showcased the work of the following talented women:
Model: Raven Forrester (with Neal Hamil Agency) 
Photographer: Jordan (of Jordan Fischels Photography
Makeup Artist/Hairstylist: Areial (of Beauty By Areial)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013