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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

Nike Fuel Band is the Band to make Xay Dance!

I Finally got my Nike Fuel Band!! I’m so excited. I used it yesterday for the first time and It was an amazing experience. It encouraged me to be more active to ensure that I met my goal of 3000 Nike Fuel points (which are Nikes own measurement of the users activity). The band looks very neat and comes in different sizes. I got the black band because I love black! (duh). The set up is easy as long as you follow the instructions and battery lasts long and does not take too much time to charge.

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The thing I love most about the Fuel Band is that is can be updated Via the Nike Fuelband iphone application! So you can see your progress throughout the day. The Fuel Band has to be connected via bluetooth on the iphone. This definitely kept me motivated throughout the day in my journey to be more active and FIT.  And hitting my Goal was def the highlight of my day!

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Here the App shows my calories burnt, my steps taken and my daily average. The numbers in the middle are My Nike Fuel points. You are able to manually set your goals, and since I sit at a desk all day, I try my best to be active in the mornings, at lunch and after work. Yesterday however, I was encouraged to do an extra workout just so that I would exceed my personal goal of 3000 Fuel Points. As time goes I am going to continue trying to beat my own goals, and thats the exciting part for me!! (yes, I am my own competition :))

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This is a graph explaining my activity, also part of the Fuel Band application. Here you can see that I had certain active spikes during the day, my goal can also be something as simple as focusing on creating more sporadic activity spikes on my chart.

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This is an actual picture of when I achieved my set goal on the Fuel Band itself! (can you picture the excitement though!!!) LoL.

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All in all,  many folks argue about the ability of the band itself to measure correctly certain activites such as steps, miles, calories etc. Personally I am more concerned about the Goal oriented aspect of the band. It allows me, using its own accuracy, to push myself more and more as time progresses. This is my motivation or how I intend to use my Nike Fuel Band.

I have been using pedometers for years to track my activity. My goal for maintaining or being healthy would always be 10,000 steps. Sadly,  I was not discplined enough to raise the bar. With so many measurements at my disposal in one little gadget on my wrist, I am able to use either the goal of exceeding my fuel points or calories burnt, which may in turn help me exceed my goals of more steps. Works for me! O this nifty little gadget is also a watch!

Enjoy! And always remember that reaching the smallest of goals can help you achieve even bigger ones :)

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

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..

Out with my Loves <3 !!

Last week I had an awesome night out w a few of my aces! Ahhhh the life of well.. Me! I haven’t yet found a category for myself! (don’t think I ever will though). Soo we decided to attend the billboard blowout, before heading out to a night in the city. It was a really nice experience..I somehow after being bold ended up on some sites..(which if I could find them i would post the links) But it was a great night all in all. (ehemm)

I couldn’t find anything to wear! I absolutely despise when this happens. Ever since I was little my aunt would tell me if I had one outfit, then I’d def know what I was wearing lol! Thank God I’ve always been blessed and CREATIVE!I found these cute leopard print shorts that I had sewn a while ago and a denim cutoff jacket that I had altered ions ago.. so I paired these two, which had absolutely nothing to do with each other, swung my dreads over to one side and I was on my way! FUCK iT!

 

Swizz Beatz killed his performance, and he even Brought Estelle, who I absolutely love! and she looked dope as F*&% too! LMFAO performed my fav Shufflin! Where we ended up after is a secret. shhhhh! (deserves a post all by itself) It was a good night all in all.

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My Aces:

Top Left: My darling, Yanni Fierce

Bottom Left: My Lover for life, Hari Marie! @HariMarie on twitter! shes the Dopest Event Planner!

Right: My Duuuudddeeee, Price! @ipricesimon on twitter! he does everything! I cant even begin!

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My dope shorts! lollll.So cool n comfy!!

Xove Xay..

Phunky Phiona

My friend Phiona has a lovely sense of style! She’s totally a Jacket enthusiast! (lover of all things Jackety). Jackets or Blazers can be found in different cuts, colors, crops, you name it! They are “magically” able to take an outfit from 1 to 10 in a flash, but They also have different price ranges which can also go from 1 to 10 in a flash ($-$$$$$$). However it is always a great thing to have a few of these pieces in your closet.

Anywhoo! Phiona totally slayed in this funky get up! Her ability to throw things together and make it look well thought out is what I really admire, being an advocate of fashion myself. But I take forever and a day to get an outfit together! (I’m so indecisive, Ughhh). Before she left to go into the wilderness (camping in NJ) I was able to catch up with her and she was kind enough to share what she wore on the night of one of our random escapades.

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Blazer: Zara
Shoes: (one of those reall fucking Finds) H&M
Shirt: H&M
Head Scarf: Urban Outfitters
And some Random Shorts (her exact words)

Entire outfit: Phunkified ;)

Sidebar: Maybe she will do a headscarf tutorial for us sometime! (hint hint)

Xove Xay

Mussels and MUHSINAH!

Sooo the other night I attended the most amazing dinner party performance with two of my lovelies Will and Phiona!! (whose outfit deserves an entirely different post, because darling! she gave me life) We had such a blast!

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It was in the Villiage at this dimly lit venue called Affaire. They had an open bar, where i lovingly splurged on Gin and juice, (mmmmmmm) and we had dinner. They had these awesomely delightful mussels!! In different flavors which were One of the highlights of my night, because i obviously love to eat!. The flavors were Parmesan and marinara, white wine, and Curry! Yumm. Well seasoned, well prepared, yessss! Pure mussely perfection.

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The performance was by Grammy nominated, urban/suburban artist Muhsinah! (thanks William now i’m just addicted) I just cant have enough of her sound!
Her music literally transports you to another place…

It was as if we were in a sound chamber, in awe of some musical alien ruler, because her entire performance was so captivatingly trance like that she even wondered if she was playing in the “chamber” alone. Her voice….O so Breathtakingly beautiful. She performed a cover of Scatterbrain by Radiohead, Use somebody by Kings of Leon, and a few songs off of her addictive Gone EP. Seeing her live was so inspiring! Sigh.. I just love Art! Her fingers were making love to the piano, her voice wrapped around that love and Billy was surely engrossed in singing backup!! (Which he was extremely proud of) Lol.

She was also very sweet and interactive. You know… One of those artists that genuinely cares about their fans. She actually spent time with us and took a few pics.
More can be read about her at Muhsinah.com, Her Gone EP can also be downloaded there for free!
Freakishly Awesome Event!
Can’t wait to see her perform again! And I am also excited to see how she grows as an artist!

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Preview One, My Fav Song off of the Gone EP! I totally want to relate one day! ;)

Xove Xay

Malibu Beach!!

Had a lot of fun on my most recent trip to Cali! Such a wonderful time for me to de stress. NY was getting a bit stressful. I couldn’t wait to make use of the see through number I had created! O how I miss the sun, sea, and sand! (ugh, well not too much the sand…..or the sun) but I miss the sea! (Er well kinda)… Well you get the jist!! << not sure if i spelt that right. Toddles!!

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