When Cool Meets Chic: #ThenewBR Fashion Event


Hey darlings,

Last week I attended the Grand Opening of the new Banana Republic Flagship Store in the Flatiron district which was super amazing being hosted by designer Marissa Webb, Jamie Chung, and Christene Barberich! It was a night full of fun, fashion, and good people – it was good time! Of course, some of the who’s who in the fashion world was there so it was great meeting other dope people such as different creative directors, bloggers, stylists, models, and even those who lived in the neighborhood.  I love meeting new people – oddly enough because I used to be extremely shy and still am to some degree (I know you don’t believe me smh)! But, the highlight of the night for me was meeting and having fun with Marissa Webb AND Jamie Chung! Seriously what is happening in my life?! To those who don’t know, designer Marissa Webb is the NEW creative director for the Banana Republic brand in which the new collection, the #newBR, is now available! Of course, I LOVE the new collection AND Marissa Webb! This spring you can expect an array of blues for both the men and women – their signature cobalt blue will surely grab your attention! Black and white will never get old nor will a crisp tailored look from Banana Republic. Honestly, this cool meets chic collection will be a must in your Spring wardrobe. Seriously. But, check take a look through my eyes on such a glamorous evening and be sure to add some pieces to your closet from Banana Republic’s new collection!

Attire: Faux Leather Jacket – Target

           Blouse – H&M 

           Cardigan – Macy’s

            Jeans – H&M 

           Shoes – Macy’s

  Just a taste of the festivities! Food, drinks, fashion, and good music!


This picture alone makes me want to buy EVERYTHING from this collection!! 

 I. Just. Love. It. Dresses. Skirts. Leather Pastel Leather Jackets. Peach blouses. Can a girl ask for more??

 Men, are you ready for the denim and jackets from their Heritage collection?!

 Oh, just goofing around with Marissa Webb and Jamie Chung! Can you say dream come true?! 🙂 

 Met another fellow model, Bryan, who’s from St. Louis like me!!! What’s uppppp! But, isn’t he and his beard gorgeous though!!


Yeaaaaaaaa #FashionInsider 


Exciting News: The Battle of the Dresses

The Battle of the Dresses: Who wore it better?!😜 Congrats to my dear @byronlarsbm on such a stunning dress gracing the cover of @essencemag with THE beautiful @traceeellisross whom I love! Thank you so much for my beautiful dress!😘 Well, TOMORROW, I’ll be giving you darlings EMPOWERING details from my EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with designer Byron Lars on his new collection, faith, AND music on my blog! AND there’ll be FREE GIVEAWAYS from his collection! So be sure to follow and subscribe to my blog @ amodeloflife.wordpress.com for the exclusive deets and a chance to win one of his pieces!😁🌸☺️

#ByronLars #BLBM #TraceeEllisRoss #Essence #March #Model #Photoshoot #Exclusive #Interview #Press #Blogger #FashionBlogger #Inspiration #Motivation #Empowerment #Giveaways #DoingBigThings #Fashion #Faith #Music #FunTimes #Chic #Style #StreetStyle #CoverModel #NaturalHair #Curls #AModelOfLife 

Pic by: Hannah Stoudemire 

NYFW: Skingraft Review

Hey darlings,

I hope you all had a marvelous weekend!

March is finally here and it’s a brand new month to start over and complete what we didn’t finish last month.  Yes, time is flying and we’re all getting busier, but it’s important that we stay true to the course and push it out.  Well, for starters, I’m going to give you this review of Skingraft’s Fall/Winter ’15 Collection as promised from New York Fashion Week (oh, it’s never too late for a fashion review my dears!!).  Prior to this February, Skingraft was far off my radar into the land of unknown: I had no clue that this designer brand even existed.  An unfortunate cause for me.  But, thanks to the heavens above, I have uncovered and am now officially sold to this masterful work of clothes.  Skingraft’s fall/winter collection serves not just killer looks, but screams “ATTITUDE”.  The provoking color palette of black and cream with a small hint of delicate stripes and patterns, I was amazed at how they captured my attention with primarily two colors and KEPT me wanting more.  Yes, it’s true that black is the new black.  But, loose-knit leather and tall brim hats are the new essentials for the cool kids.  The funky twists on the men’s leather trench coat had the audience gagging for more!  Even the turtlenecks for men, placed under leather bomber jackets brought the cool to being cool.  Skingraft’s brilliant touch of their striped over-sized capes for both the men and women coupled with booties and sneakers electrified the essence of street style.  You can also plan to be warm in their drapey motorcycle pants, redefining the baggy pants syndrome, yet with comfortability. Honestly, if you want to be seen and cool, then my friends you’ve found your new designer brand. And you can thank me later.

See below for pictures from the runway as well as a short video clip from my Instagram (@beautifulijerri, follow me if you aren’t already :)) account giving you a peek from the finale! Sorry some of the pics are slightly blurry – the models were moving so fast!



#FBF – NYFW: Taoray Wang Review

Hey darlings,

Now that New York Fashion Week is over, I can now relax and BREATHE!  It was SUCH an exciting week filled with great experiences and amazing opportunities!  As promised, I want to give you a detailed description of what designer Taoray Wang presented at her Fall/Winter ’15 Collection.  After making her New York Fashion Week debut last season, one could only expect Taoray Wang to deliver an impeccable daring collection for her second roundup with New York Fashion Week. And she did. Not a surprise to me.  However, the newbies should keep an eye out for this woman who demands the attention of the world. Overall, with an eye for the modern woman, Taoray Wang once again captured the essence of a woman’s femininity.  Touching on the versatility of classic colors of heather grey,  summer navy, and heavy blacks, her clothes were presented with flattering silhouettes, consisting of various cloth materials for every woman to stay warm this fall/winter. Her clever polka dot ensembles showed her ability to dress the daring woman who wants to have fun but maintain her chic-ness. Without a doubt, the chunky shoes, presenting comfortability, and the ankle booties with a shot of a fresh blue amongst the classic black, struck the runway with a fierceness like none the other.  The textured collars, long drapey dresses, and embroidered flower wovens stamped her jaw-dropping signature throughout her entire collection.  Lest not forget the modern-girl-gone-edgy biker leather jackets and staple wool coats at every length can surely boost a girl’s confidence both on the street and in the office.  I was amazed once again at Taoray Wang’s creativity and daring looks; I already have check list of what I will be purchasing. Honestly, every girl needs an item in their closet from Taoray Wang’s Fall/Winter collection.  And I won’t say I told you so.

See below for pictures from the runway as well as a short video clip from my Instagram account giving you a peek from the finale!






Photos courtesy of Ken Watson – Phodasity, http://www.phodasity.tumblr.com

And if you’re not following me on Instagram (@beautifulijerri), be sure to do so!

Showroom Silliness – New Beginnings!

Hi darlings,

I hope your day has been well. Today, I spent the afternoon interviewing two AMAZING designers that I believe you will love and connect to once you hear their testimonies! I’m so excited to present a new segment: AMOL (pronounced a-mole) Designer Interviews which will interview prominent designers EXCLUSIVELY giving you first-hand dibs on their collections and their personal testimonies on embracing their God-given selves to being models of life to inspire others.  My desire with this segment is to expose the world of fashion to you all and establish a connection between the designers and  the people in hopes to encourage and inspire YOU to be your God-given authentic selves. This segment will also provide fun stuff including FREE GIVEAWAYS- I’m so pleased to announced, so keep a lookout on those! In essence, this is a new year, new year to do bigger and better things to change the world. And this is segment is only the beginning! Be inspired!

*Oh, and I was just being silly in the showroom today – you’ll find out who’s showroom soon, so stay tuned ;)*