Tag Archives: NYC

How’s Shred Life X?

A few weeks ago I wrote about Dr. Ian Smith’s Shred Lifestyle (you can find it in my FIT ByXayLi posts). Well Shredding definitely has me so much more focused. It has helped me to make so many positive changes! Really enjoying this challenge. I must admit however that I have fallen a few times but I always get back up. Working out has also be extremely amazing. I hardly ever miss a day which I am extremely proud of myself for. Summer is right around the corner folks! Are you guys getting ready??

This was around Sept ’12. But I started my challenge three weeks ago.

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This is me currently.

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Toning a few inches def has me smiling!

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Still pushing forward, little bits of progress lead to great achievements!
FOCUS!

Xove,
Xay

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

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

Pretty Peplum

Recently I had a client that was a bit curvy and she was concerned with concealing her mid section in her dinner outfit. This is where a peplum dress would save the day. This style of dress would maintain a stylish, sleek, sophisticated look with the illusion of not a trace of a pouchy stomach. I was able to find some very simple but effective examples at Topshop.

This Black dress would be perfect for the purpose, as black is known to be a slimming colour.

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This colour blocked dress however is for the person that is not too worried about their midsection as the lighter colour on the dress may do the injustice of highlighting a pouch. (I absolutely love this dress)

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Just for fun I also decided to find some shoes that would go with both dresses.

These shoes can be worn with the black dress.

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These Black booties would be lovely with some opaque tights!!

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Some minimalist Jewelry (diamonds are a girls best friend) would be perfect. And some Red lips!! Hair pulled back into a classy bun at the nape of the neck, and Don’t forget those smokey eyes!!

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And this HeadBand which can be found at Nordstrom is to die for.

I can go on and on creating this look. But it’s wayy past my bedtime :(. Goodnight Folks.

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