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Styled By X. (Ray)

If you know me, you know that I am hardly ever on FaceBook, and that sometimes I am so busy that I can be the hardest person in the world to contact at times. Luckily a few nights ago I was up at around 4 am, going through my crazy email inbox and I saw that one of my classmates from all the way in Trinidad was inboxing me about getting a photo shoot done. I was instantly excited! She had seen a previous Makeover Shoot that I had posted and wanted to get one done herself!

I immediately got to work trying to fit her into my schedule, especially since she would only be in the US for a few days. I began creating and prepping her outfit and such being that we also had limited time to shoot.I love creating original stuff as we all know, so I wanted to make sure that the majority of her outfit was Designed By ME! XayLi! I had her figured out on my mannequin (whose name is Hillary btw) before she even got here.
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Isn’t she a doll? Meet Rachel. Here I have provided a before picture (left) and after picture (right) of her getting pampered by me. I provided black and white photographs so that your vision would not be hindered by the colors in each photo. Just true beauty.
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After fixing her a lovely cocktail, she began to relax and I was able to carefully whizz through doing her makeup, hair and getting her into her outfit. Seeing someone this excited about how different they look when I have completed their styling is one of the greatest joys that I get from doing what I do. I love inspiring women, and capturing the moment of creating a comfortable and confident individual. (I’m not a professional photographer *im working at it though*, but that moment is so precious.. that not catching it would be a sin).
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We had fun shooting for a while. My how time flew!
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I had so much fun introducing her to the other side of herself.
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She even really started modeling! I absolutely loved it!
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Although we were pressed for time we decided to switch up her outfit a bit. This outfit was created By Me also. I had fun creating this hand painted, studded skirt. (items like these can be purchased by sending me an email also at lgstyleonline@gmail.com)
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Love!
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Love!
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Love!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this shoot! I hope she did also!
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If you are interested in being #BeatByXayli you can email me at ByXayLi@gmail.com for affordably priced packages. See some of you guys soon!

Xove,
Xay

Monserat De Lucca

Absolutely in love with this bracelet and the rest of their pieces. I couldn’t resist that bracelet though. I had to purchase it on the spot. It totally places some reminder of love, strength and balance in my life, especially as a designer and artist. It was made in Thailand and is made of pure Brass! Cant wait till it arrives! I will definitely post pics!

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Monserat De Lucca.

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Xove Xay

Tinaaaaaaa Teww (Tina Two)

Sooooo! A while ago I got the Singer stylist II (Tina Tew) sewing machine because I figured I needed a new Modern Machine after partially ending my love affair with my old Kenmore sewing Machine (Tina). Although I had Mrs. Tew I was still in love with Tina and used her for everything.

I had to get over her because Mrs. Tew is obviously faster, computerized and has more features. So i began to really get into Tina Tew, only realizing that she has a love for skipping stitches while im sewing!! I am at my wits end, and unfortunately none of the stitch masters online have done any reviews or trouble shooting techniques on her.

I am at my last resort to solving the problem by ordering more needles online since it could be the needle and my designs right now include lots of knit fabrics. Sigghhhhhh O Mrs Tew. Why wont you fix yourself so we can carry on! Well I guess Tina has my heart again because her needles dance as we sew.

Xove,
Xay

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For the Ones that didn’t believe

Im sorry u didnt understand my dreams before..
But they are here today..
All the money.. All those cars…
My dreams are here to stay!

Im sorry u were not patient enough
To share it all with me
Bought that money green bentley you loved… But parked in My garage itll stay

All these things are just reminders of all the times you doubted me.
While u sat with your sordid thoughts
i’d chuckle at your lack of faith.

I hope ur happy with your broken spirits but with you that shit will stay.. Its only positivity in my circle
Keep your negativity away.

With you i could not grow,
With you i had no soul,
And if i left my Dreams for You
I wouldnt be on this road.

Thank God i left you for my Dreams,
Although this money wont keep me grounded
Google me baby, go online
It took a while, but now im founded.

Late Night Sketch

Tonight as I do most nights, I sat down to get some work done. Lately I’ve been a very nocturnal creature. The night makes my mind wander… So its when im most creative. I sat down at my pull out desk in my bubble (my room.. Where all things Xay are created) and I got to work sketching. My tele kept me great company! O how I love watching gory crime solving mystery murder stories while I create. (weird, yess, yes, i know).
I have taken a love to Crayola twistables! So i sat and sketched this cropped blazer that I’ve had in my head forever along with a ton of other things that I intend on getting out in the nights to come.

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Next ill get my fabric and make my sketch come alive! Hmmm I wonder what this will go with. (Maybe a red skirt will make it pop!) I’ll be sure to post pictures of the finished product. My loves (friends) and I have really been interested in photography lately. Well thats another post in itself!

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Xove Xay..

Success…

Just a few things that I think defines SUCCESS..

Success is getting PAID to do what I passionately love – Xay

Success is being able to assist others physically (fashion) while being known and respected globally- Xay

Success is knowing that when I die, I am definitely going to heaven, because I am a good person, yet living everyday to the fullest- Xay

Success is seeing my father smile because I made it even further than he thought I would (and he knows I’m going far)- Xay

Success is honoring my mother- Xay

Success is proving everyone that ever doubted me, WRONG, because I know how a lot of people feel about me and my choices- Xay

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I got some opinions about what other people thought defined success too…!

PRICE SIMON- Making strides against all that plagues you, to find ultimate happiness and safety for yourself and those that you love.

HAMIDA AMIN- Success is working when everyone else is sleeping ( Yesss Gives me Life!!!! lol)

- Success is being fully grounded in your own unique genius

- Success is knowing your limitations but working as if they do not exist!

(GIrllllllllll smh I don’t know why you aren’t a philosopher yet)

SEAN HUTCHINSON- Success is being able to live your best life with few obstacles of limitations

JAYGO AMALI- Success is a journey! Not a destination!

HARI MARIE- Success is Acquiring ones definition of wealth (lol Hara should we do Wealth next?)

- Success is independence, satistfaction, health, good relationships,

- Success= Happiness

ABI HOLA- Success isn’t being financially well off but being able to accomplish all of ones goals.

Damnn they all went in! Made my definitions sound like NADA.. lol

Whats your Idea of Success…? These are the things we should be thinking about, We’d get much further in life!

Xove Xay..