I don’t know about you, but the Fall in my part of the world has been exceptionally mild. So much so, my air conditioner is totally on RIGHT NOW. I mean is it too much to ask for a cool breeze, multicolored leaves rustling, and layers? Even though Pumpkin Spice is in full supply, we’re still able to wear pieces that are transitional. One of my faves are Kimonos!
Life can be so unpredictable. I don’t mean in the way that it’s supposed to be. You know, you wake up daily, not knowing what the day has in store, but you’re willing and able to take things as they come. Not that kind of unpredictable. I mean the kind where you work exceptionally hard to put things in place to have a positive influence on others through the work that you create and them WHAM; a curve ball comes from left field and knocks you so far away from your intended target that it takes you months, sometimes years to come back to the middle. Well, over the past three years, that’s been my life. While for a lot of folks on the outside looking in, I’ve been well, collected, productive and successful, for me, ever since 12/26/14, it’s been a constant fight to be confident, consistent and Corrinn. This is by no means a plea for sympathy or commiseration, but moreso a story of transparency and reset.
This weekend, I am in Raleigh, NC to support the Crusade of Curves Weekend. The weekend has several events designed to bring the curvy community to Raleigh and enjoy fashion, panels and some networking. Tonight’s event, The Curvy Connect, was a networking mixer with a fun twist. Blogger, Plus Size Influencer and Body Positive Artist Faith Costa showcased her amazing original artwork. Her pieces are uber inspiring, inclusive and diverse.
Fashion is a label, style is how you label your self.
I’ve been infatuated with Style for quite some time now. In fact, when I was younger, I’d often make clothing for my Barbie dolls out of my younger brothers’ baseball socks. I’d use my magic markers to create all kinds of designs and cut the socks into dresses, skirts and tanks. Later, when I learned to stitch with a needle and thread, I’d begin making pants and jackets for my dolls also. For me, my personal Style has always been eclectic. I’ve never felt the need to “fit in”. While I would consider myself to have a sense of “fashion”, I’ve always been driven to dress the way that I feel. As a result my closet is chocked full of new and old pieces that I love to mix together to get looks that I won’t see on others when I’m out and about. Like this one.
Miranda Lambert makes me cackle during the movie, The Devil Wears Prada. While at a round table to discuss the Spring issue of her magazine, a fashion editor suggests an editorial that boasts florals for Spring. She in turn replies, “Florals for Spring, groundbreaking.” in true shade queen form. I must admit, she’s right in suggesting that florals for Spring have been the ultimate go-to since the beginning of time, but it just works. In fact, to fight the urge to have a predictable look this spring, I’d decided on stripes as my staple print. But in walks this little number.
Modeling is expensive. Before you invest one penny into your dream, you invest countless hours of practice time, sacrifice countless more hours of time with your family and then you spend your hard earned money on images in hopes of booking your dream client. The average model has 3-5 photo shoots before he/she finally has a portfolio that's effective enough to get them booked. This post is designed to help you get closer to a portfolio that reaps all that you've sown.
Corrinn is a creative soul, style curator, and branding buff who sees style and glamour in all aspects of life! She brings fashion/lifestyle topics, D.I.Y. projects and branding tips full circle on Beauty Box Lifestyle!