WALK Fashion Show

WALK Fashion Show

Dream. Live. Walk.

WALK fashion show was held on April 7, 2013 at the Best Western Plus, Lansing. The show was hosted by season four America’s Next Top Model winner Naima Mora.

Naima Mora "Walk Fashion Show" Lansing 2013

Naima Mora “Walk Fashion Show” Lansing 2013

Crystal Bailey and Daishawn Franklin founded WALK in 2009 in an effort to give local aspiring models and designers the chance to shine. WALK strives to provide the perfect platform to the needs of many locally based models, designers, store owners and the Michigan fashion community. WALK is the largest fashion show in the midwest, in Lansing and Detroit held bi-annually. Shows have been held in iconic locations across the state, including the Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit Opera House and the Detroit Rooster Tail.

“We just wanted to provide a platform for local talent to be showcased across the world,” Franklin said. “You don’t have to go to New York to see a fashion show. It’s right here, right now, and that’s what WALK is all about.”

I have personally been blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside Bailey and Franklin as an intern, who have become my family.

Crystal Bailey and Daishawn Franklin, founders of WALK Fashion Show

Crystal Bailey and Daishawn Franklin, founders of WALK Fashion Show

Bailee Dai Agency was founded in April 2013 launching a model behavior clinic, 7 Basic Guidelines on Building a Successful Modeling Career.

The event was hosted by Naima Mora, model and author of the book “Model Behavior”.

Models had the opportunity for a hands on professional mini photo shoot, which they received two photos for their portfolio. They had a personal portfolio review with Mora and discussed strengths and weaknesses of their current portfolio. Mora provided basic runway modeling tips and gave demonstrations. All models who attended the clinic also received a autographed copy of “Model Behavior”.

Bailey Dai Franklin

Bailee Dai Franklin “Walk Fashion Show” Lansing 2013

Most recently the WALK team spent an afternoon giving free lunch to the community at Cass park in Detroit.

The next show is in Detroit on June 8, 2013 at the Mesonic Temple.

Be on the look…details for WALK Lansing October 2013 will be coming soon.

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For more detailed information please visit the website for Walk Fashion Show


Addicted to Dior

Dior Diva Workshop

A Day in the Life of A Dior Addict

Once again my crazy addiction for Dior leads me to another private event. I felt like Audrey Hepburn in the opening scene of the film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, as she fantasias in front of Tiffany & Co. Although it is not extravagant jewels that I am dreaming about in this case, it is the House of Dior’s luxurious cosmetic line. The cosmetic line is not in many women’s discretionary income, but it is definitely affordable to obtain pieces of their magnificent collection.

Jonathan Ader, Dior MUA

Jonathan Ader, Dior MUA

Dior’s national makeup artist, Jonathan Ader, was in Michigan in May of 2013 for a workshop held at the 12Oaks Macy’s Dior beauty counter. Ader is a Chicago native and an expert on skincare and cosmetics. I was fortunate enough to attend the event and bring a guest as well. The red carpet led way to the presentation given inside Macy’s, which held 30 Dior addicts like myself enjoying appetizers and refreshments taking note of every beauty tip. Ader gave great advice on how to apply makeup for each individual and taught us how to create our own signature look.

Dior Beauty Products

Dior Beauty Products

Discover the Bird of Paradise summer collection as it tells the story of this exotic bird, inspired by the stunning beauty of breathtaking nature and Dior fashion, bursting with color. Eyeshadows this summer in shades of exotic blue, coral lipstick and peacock blue. Makeup Design Director, Tyen, sees the Dior woman as a bird of paradise adorned in cheerful tropical colours. Inspired by Christian Dior’s passion for colours, the ‘Bird of Paradise’ collection tells stories of faraway and exotic lands. To mark the occasion, the legendary 5 Couleurs case has been re-designed with shimmery pigments inspired by the golden sheen of peacock feathers. I cant wait to see the new case and most definitely with be saving for some of the pieces in the new collection.

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Dior Diva

DIOR Workshop Exceeds Expectations

Dior is so much more than clothes on a runway. There is also a makeup and beauty line that is very highly admired by the elite. I was introduced to the skincare line a few months back and fell in love with the cleansers as well as the One Essential and Hydra Life collections.

After shopping the Dior product one day I was invited to an upcoming workshop. I was thrilled to be asked and was immediately put on the books. After a few weeks I realized I was unable to attend the workshop, so I called to cancel. The representative immediatley recommended another time slot that was available during my open availability.


I attended the workshop and was very impressed with the overall atmosphere and service that was provided. Suhad, a Dior Beauty Advisor and Makeup Artist from the Macy’s Dior in Troy, MI was my personal consultant and Jonathan from corporate Dior was there to assist with a personal make-up tutorial.

Following the workshop and shopping the collection I received a make-up bag as a gift with purchase.

Dior Make-up Bag

I was invited to become a DIOR DIVA. To be the first to hear the latest news from Dior and gain access to exclusive shopping rewards, special offers, insider tips, and more! The personal attention that I received as a customer was beyond my expectations and I know that I will continue to shop Dior product because of their excellent customer service.

*I was not compensated to write a review for Dior.