“A Change will Do YOU GOOD!!!’ -Sheryl Crow
Miss Crow knows EXACTLY what’s she’s saying in that song, because it completely resonates with me in this new cycle in my life: I was toiling & souling my life away at a corporate job. The money was great, the exposure was phenomenal…but at what cost?
I started to get burned out. I started to zone out (which is worse) until I cried out to God so he could direct me towards my purpose. He led me to re-discover my passion: which has always been fashion, art, & dance. So I took a chance & walked away from my $45k job to pursue my career. I gave my two weeks & two fangaz to do what. I. LOVE. Since then, I couldn’t feel more refreshed. Just like myself…Detroit has undergone change for the better, including the Detroit Q-Line which myself & my fave photog rode FOR FREE (until June 30)!!
To all those stuck in a rut…take a risk, make a change, & BREAK AWAY (by the amazing Kelly Clarkson).
Top: Forever 21 | Tribal Printed Pants: H&M | Clutch: Cameo De Bore | Sunnies: Forever 21 | Sandals: Target |Photography: Jerome Pack
Let me tell you-
I had a straight DISLIKE for Detroit, only because of the pre-existing notion that it was crime central, recession haven, & only known for Emienm. In the soon to be 7 years (Gosh time FLIES!) I’ve lived here, Detroit is a cultural beacon in it’s own right. I didn’t know that art & fashion ran rampant here. I didn’t know that Slum Village, J. Dilla, & Dwele were Detroit born & raised. I didn’t know that once Detroit was literally FASHION CAPITAL. Thankfully, I was proven wrong. I chose the Z Lot because of what Detroit stands for: Strength, Spark, & Intrigue. I had fun shooting on the roof top with my fave photographer/frat brother, Jerome (seriously check him OUT).
Men’s Jean Jacket: Forever 21 | Racer Back Dress: Forever 21 Similar Similar | Jeweled Clutch: Cameo De Bore:Sale | Heels: Target | Earrings: Target Similar | Photograghy: Jerome Pack