Easter Style Diary: A Blue Aqua Suit, Equipment Shirt, Carbon Showroom Clutch, and Jimmy Choo Lace Up Sandals Photographed by Derek Blanks

I think there’s a time in everyone’s career when things just start clicking.
It’s like you keep knock, knock, knocking on the door…and then it finally starts to creak on open.
I was asked by CNN’s Headline news to be featured on a segment called Road Warriors. And as part of the whole shebang, they asked to follow me around for a day. They’re based in Atlanta, and luckily I’m from Atlanta…and I was speaking on a panel down in the A. Basically a confluence of factors allowed it all to happen!
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I started my day with a shoot with Derek Blanks who is so amazingly talented, don’t you agree? I went to his studio and realized: he’s shot everyone from Kelly Rowland to Angela Bassett to Ciara…to me. Wow.
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Then I headed to the Dream Symposium, where I listened to inspiring words from keynote speaker Kevin Liles (who is amazing) before chatting on a panel of my own (it was called Digital Media All Stars. I had no business being on that panel–I shared the stage with the owner of Bossip and the head of Blogher, but it was great to be included. LOL).
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Then it was off to dinner with my family! I actually have a family reunion going down right now, but am back in NYC for about 48 hours because I tape for 106 & Park tomorrow!!
At any rate, I feel SO blessed. It’s been a long time coming, y’all. But I hope my story can continue to inspire you.
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I’m literally the girl who always heard no. Was told things were impossible. All the time!!!
Just keep pushing. Keep on keepin’ on!
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Not sure when my segment on 106 will air, but stay tuned to this space, Instagram, Twitter…for more updated info. You know where to find me;)
xxo
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*Finished this post without even mentioning my outfit! But I went into my closet to craft this look. I wore this blue suit by Aqua once before (it’s several years old). I had my mom iron it this time. LOL:
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And rocked these Jimmy Choo sandals years ago:
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Beat face + blond hair make a difference, no? But it’s all about evolution, y’all!
Images: Derek Blanks

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Comments (13)

  1. Thank you for sharing your personal story with your readers. I am not in the same field, but find your journey very encouraging! Love the photos, you look fabulous!

  2. WOW, CLAIRE! You are making it! So very proud of you. That makeup is everything… and that looks like a completely different suit, LOL! Very nice!

  3. You look beautiful, Claire, and congratulations! Way to shop your closet for a fresh and flawless look!

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