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All About Hari! (Just in case you missed it)

This is a #BeatByXayLi Post that I transferred from one of my older Blogs!! Loved this Experience. You can book a #BeatByXayLi makeover photo shoot with me by emailing me at byxayli@gmail.com ! This one was done Approximately a year ago! Enjoy!!

Who is this Mysterious Gem?

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Hari Marie was Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She was brought up by two of the most inspiring people, her parents both hailing from the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago . She most definitely had an interesting upbringing. Her mother, a very intelligent, beautiful, and independent woman, always taught her to utilize her creativity and never settle for less. Her father, the first entrepreneur in her family taught her organization and conviction.

Like most, she found her true career passion during her college years. Although she was majoring in economics her interests were almost always taken up by her extra curricular affairs.

Her cousin who is one of biggest female promoters in the Caribbean, NY community needed assistance in executing her events, and this is when Hari found her true calling. She was almost always needed in major decisions and her opinions were most appreciated. That was the time Hari decided that event planning is not only something she was naturally great at, but something she would absolutely love to do.

With her parents guidance and encouragement she graduated St Francis College with a BA in Economics and a minor in Finance. Following in her fathers footsteps, She would like to some day start her own Event Planning company; producing weddings, corporate events and more.

True Story:

I began by shooting some before pictures of Hari, where her innocence is really very evident. (she is such a sweet girl).

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45 minutes later She was #beatbyxayli and her innocent smile was replaced with a seductive snare. (She even stuck her tongue out at us. LOL)

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We spent a few minutes putting her clothing together and finally I was able to fine tune her entire outfit and prep her for shooting. We climbed up to the roof in the dark 45 degree NYC weather and captured some dope shots up there.

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We got some awesome shots! I’m no professional photographer but we had lots of fun!

(I kept this photo especially because it shows how deep of a person Hari is.. I see her face three different times in this photo. Can you?)

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We even got back into the house and shot a few white wall portraits.

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We switched outfits and had some lobby fun too!!

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All in all I had so much fun transforming this LondonGyal it was unbelievable. She was truly a gem throughout the entire process….

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From beginning to end!!

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You can find Hari Marie in the background and sometimes forefront, assisting with the planning of many NYC Caribbean Events (she is a very hard worker). But you can also find her as @Hari Marie on Instagram and Twitter!!

Hari Marie is definitely #LondonGal approved!

Xove,
Xay

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

Out with the Old in with the NewX!

Happy New Year!!!! to all of my loyal Xovely readers and visitors. In this post I must express my appreciation for all of you, whether you have stopped by once, or you are here every other day to see what’s going on with Xay.

This new year definitely brings new challenges for me to conquer and I welcome them all. This new year also means so many new things for ByXayLi.com. I really hope that you are as excited as I am to move forward and explore new opportunities and experiences with me. :)

Awesomely 2013 met me on the couch in my PJ’s fast asleep. This deep sleep was brought on by the satisfaction of being in my new home! I am blessed, and God watches over me all the time and I honestly cannot complain about the life he has granted me. 2013 is going to be full of new collaborations, Art, different projects, designs and so many goals that are going to allow me to continue on this amazing journey of getting where I want to be. Never had I thought when I started this blog that I would be able to touch and influence so many people. This experience is what humbles me. I am genuinely thankful. 2012 was a year filled with things to be thankful for.

okok Let me not get too emotional about what you guys mean to me.. (moving along)

This year, brought on a new obsession… Im terribly in love with Home Decor (yikkes!!)

Decorating my home has been a journey, but one that was done quickly and I thoroughly enjoyed it. of course I was able to reference from other websites online and create a look that truly made me happy.

These are some of the photos that inspired me

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I especially love contemporary furniture and the use of one large room to create two.

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That lone red couch and the accent pieces of red that compliment it are just Xovely.

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The same goes for this Lone red bed!

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Love this rug and couch! And the mixture of yellow and red.

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This animal print rug on this dark floor is giving me life!!

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The wall paper and the abstract wall art is what got me here.

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This wall decal….

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The color and structure of the furniture in this room are just everything.

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I absolutely love this wall mirror too!

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This is very close to what my new bedroom currently looks like.

Yess!! i must admit I am in love with red accents, (i mean can’t you tell from my blog?) :)

I will be happy to post pictures when I am done with this fun project. You know I’ve always loved fashion and styling people. This love is definitely transferring over to decorating homes :)

Xove,
Xay

A snippet of my World.

So I recently got an email (yes I get the weirdest questions) asking what my residential surroundings look like. I must admit that at first I was freaked out. But then I took the idea and turned it into a photography project! Lol.

Dead Roses..

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Up close!

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Candles! But no wind.

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The White Room

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Lights, Camera, Flowers again..

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I’m not a pro just yet but I try!

I’ll def do another post where I’ll get a little more personal. :)

And shout out to my moms decorating skills also!!

Xove,
Xay

XayLi Barclay at the Barclay Center ;)

On Sunday, I attended the Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn, NYC. It was a great experience! Food, Fashion, and lots of Fun people! I have some awesome pictures that I haven’t took off of my camera just yet of my Mom, my Aunty Nat and I.
Here are a few i was able to salvage though! Please do enjoy!

This is my momma, yes she thinks she is soo Fly!! But thats where I got some of it from ;P

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Here I am at the front of the newly opened Barclay Center in Brooklyn!! Yes a Barclay at The Barclay.

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And i’m absolutely in Love with these oxblood Doc Martens that Ty got for me (YES, i have a mean Doc Marten obsession). Aren’t they absolutely awesome though?!? <3

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Fun Fun Fun!
That was my Sunday in a Nutshell !

Xove,
Xay