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Jul 19, 2012 / 3 notes

Introducing: Beast Biggaveli

Candis Benford as Beast Biggaveli

Written and styled by Candis Benford.

Detroit girls HOLLA.

May 12, 2012

Catching Up

So I have been absent for more than a month! I was seriously attacked by my final projects and had to put off blogging for the rest of the semester. But now, I’m all done for the 2011-2012 school year, so let the blogging begin! (again).

I’m proud to announce the winner of the Jovan Jane Giveaway, Madison Reitzel! Thanks to all that submitted, you all have great taste. This is how Madison styled the headband:

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Apr 3, 2012 / 1 note

Jovan Jane wants YOU to style her headband!


This week, awesome lady Jovan Jane sent me a cute headband from her line for me to style, and for you guys to win!

Designed in Detroit, Jovan Jane is a stylish line of accessories that includes bands, barrettes, headbands, fedoras, beach hats, ear warmers, and even pet collars. She’s been featured in so many magazines and worn by a ton of celebrities; check out her line here!

To enter this giveaway:

  • Follow I Don’t Live in Paris
  • Like this post (no need to reblog)
  • Create a set on Polyvore and submit it to my Question: How would YOU wear this Jovan Jane headband? (if you’re not a member, become one!)
  • Deadline for submissions is April 7th

Hurry up, you have 3 days! Good luck to everyone!



Mar 30, 2012

Michigan Based: Purely Pro Cosmetics

The awesome people at Purely Pro sent me a package last week with a few items from their makeup line. I tried them out myself, and I ended up wearing their Glassware Lipgloss for the entire time! I even used the products to style one of my photo shoots, and they did not disappoint. Click below to read more about them!

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Mar 28, 2012 / 1 note

Wants and Needs

I’m having a fashion shoot sometime today or tomorrow, so I’ve been looking at Tumblr  and Pinterest for outfit inspiration. As always, I end up eye shopping online. Being the beginning of spring and coming to the realization that my wardrobe is really color-less (I am a big fan of black, charcoal gray, and navy blue), I put together a selection of clothes and accessories that I would love to add to my closet.

I call this Wants and Needs.

Everything super affordable too! (Kind of)

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Mar 25, 2012

Fotoula Lambros Design A/W 2012 Campaign

Collaborations with this Detroit native designer coming soon!

Mar 22, 2012 / 1 note

Local is Chic

Hello! I realize how long it’s been since I wrote here! So busy with school and work, I’ve barely had time to sleep. Anyway, I’m a little behind schedule in the events I have planned out for these upcoming months. These events involve….GIVEAWAYS! I’ve teamed up with a couple local fashion and beauty businesses to bring you more information about their products, and they have been so kind to gift me a few of these to give to my readers. It’s been really fun getting everything ready; I hope you guys are ready for some challenges!

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Mar 12, 2012

Fashion in Detroit: Behind and (Right) In Front of the Scenes

My body is still a little sore from my exhausting amazing day at the Motor City Casino Hotel for the city’s biggest fashion event of the year: Fashion in Detroit. Presented by Denise Ilitch (Denise Ilitch Designs) and Joe Faris (Project Runway, Motor City Blues), this event showcased some of the best local designers and brands, along with a new concept, the Detroit Market, where these designers and other local businesses had merchandise on display and for sale. 

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Mar 1, 2012 / 2 notes

The Final Countdown!

Fashion in Detroit is just around the corner; the countdown begins today! If you live in the Detroit/Metro Detroit area you should go buy your ticket now! Denise Ilitch and Joe Faris have a great show put together for everyone. It’s going to be amazing so don’t miss it!

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Mar 1, 2012

Au Revoir, Detroit!

It is spring break for this girl, and that means I get to go to Mexico (ay ay ay!) to party to visit my family! I will be gone until March 7th but follow closely, I’m taking my outfit posts to the next level and improving them! I will be blogging directly from Mexico showing off a few things I bought here and there for my trip. Unlike most of the population, I will not be in a tropical setting for my vacation; my family lives in the city so that’s where I am headed. With this in mind, I have put together city-friendly outfits for you guys to check out. Stay awake for them :)