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My name is Indigo Donnelly representing Chi-town! I am a junior at SIUC majoring in Fashion merchandising (and styling). I have on a metallic silver crop top, black high waist leggings, and a pair of Jefferey Campbells. Something that I am very passionate about would have to be Fashion! It is something that I have always been interested in since I was a little girl. I love everything from vintage, to futuristic clothing and fashion is something that will be a part of who I am forever. I believe that you just need to possess the confidence, the attitude, and ROCK whatever makes you YOU! ^__^

Beautiful young lady, takes amazing pics, and we’ve become connected via twitter! Join me in welcoming my gorgeous Icon #7, Ms. Indigo Donnelly!!


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Let me introduce to you Ms. Traci Daniels!


Outfit: hair-Kelly Jay (see #ICONS 4) necklace & bracelets-Dots, tank-Forever 21, skirt-Torrid, shoes-Payless, handbag-Louis Vuitton

Traci Daniels is a PR Consultant and a model, most recently ripping the runway in the “Dangerous Curves Ahead” Fashion Show in Chicago, IL. Traci will also be modeling for the Chocolate Sushi Couture & Love Verse Clothing Trunk Show this Sunday at 1932 S. Halsted (Chicago IL)! She is most passionate about living life to the fullest, and she does…w a beautiful smile in tow!

Everyone say hello to a really sweet lady, Ms. Traci Daniels!


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Good morning! I’d love for you to meet the absolutely stunning Jeré Moore!!


(Outfit description): Tan and Black Fedora from a local street vendor
Mustard Earrings from a local street vendor
Turquoise Tank from H&M
Gold and Multi-Colored Feather Necklace from Charlotte Rouse
Tangerine Skirt with pockets also from H&M
Brown Belt from THE DOLLAR STORE!!!
“Makala” Tan Wedge Sandals from Bakers
Light Tan Bag from Target (it is a cross body but the strap was removed by Jeré)
Brown, Tan, Gold, Yellow, Rust, and Pearl Bracelets from everywhere
Gold Knuckle Ring from Windsor
Nail polish (see her toes) “Did It On Em” by OPI in the Nicki Minaj collection

Name: Jeré Maria Moore

Occupation: DCFS Social Worker/Bartender

Where I am from: The mean streets of Country Club Hills, IL

What I am most passionate about: “Helping people, in any way, shape,
or form. I love to give, and I give unconditionally as much as I can.
I chose to be a Social Worker because I knew from an early age that no
one in this world can function on their own, and just as easy as something is given, something can be taken. You never know the pain someone has endured. If I can touch the heart of just ONE person, I am satisfied.” -J Mari Amor

She is clearly a beauty, and is also like a little sister to me. I am proud of her accomplishments, and I absolutely adore her drive and her electric smile! Welcome to my Icon Family, the gorgeous Jeré Maria Moore!

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Introducing to some and presenting to others, meet the Beautiful Kelly Jay!


Her outfit: Stone washed denim jacket by H&M, white tank top by H&M, hot pink skinny jeans by Love Fire, platform pumps by Jessica Simpson, accessories; hot pink leather & gold bracelet/spike necklace sold by Kelly Jay!

Kelly Jay is a Chicago native and is also a top Stylist and Make-up artist, working on video and movie sets on a regular basis, as well as servicing her established and consistently growing clientele. She also designs and sells fashion accessories out of her salon. Kelly is most passionate about her craft (hair & make-up) however, she’s always enjoyed fashion…and she loves accessories! Kelly enjoys a good meal and is very conscious of the food that she consumes…because after all…beauty starts from within!

Her webpage for accessories is under construction currently, so to stay in the loop on new jewelry items/get info on how to purchase her jewelry, follow her on Instagram at @ilovekellyjay!

This has been a friend of mine since ’99! Everyone say hello to my dear friend, Kelly Jay! Happy Friday!


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Meet the lovely Ms. Latrice Staten!!


Black w/ white polka dot ruffle shirt by Sunny Leigh
Mustard mid-length skirt purchased at the Thrift Store
Patent Leather peep toe strappy 4″ heel Preview International
Jewelry: Oversized black button earrings
Black stone necklace, black bangle & pearl bracelet.
Hair & Make-up done by Latrice

Meet Latrice Staten! She was born in Carbondale, IL, and has lived in the Chicagoland area since she was 6 years old.

She’s been blessed with several gifts and talents. The ones that are most dear to her heart are assisting individuals with their personal and professional needs, and music. She has most recently had the opportunity to serve as the Special Assistant to the President of the Music Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention of USA, INC.!

She is currently the Minister of Music at Calvary MB Church, where her passion of music and teaching are utilized the most. She has been blessed to have several opportunities to share the stage with many of Gospel’s greatest artists!

She is the most happiest when she’s around her family, close friends and her Miniature Daschaund Triniti.

Please join me in welcoming the beautiful and “sweet-spirited” Ms. Latrice Staten!


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Meet the Blog Owner, Ms. Lauran A. Smith!


(Left): Pink off the shoulder top and denim inspired leggings by Exhiliration; brown furry wedged heel boots w suade laces by Aldo; hair by Kelly Jay of Chicago; jewelry by Tiffany and Co. and Gucci; nail polish by OPI, manicurist (Audria Dawne); eyebrows by Lauran

(Right): turquoise v-neck top by Hollister; itty bitty denim shorts by Mossimo; gold sandals by Armani Exchange; handbag by Aldo; watch and necklace by Gucci; hair and earrings by Kelly Jay of Chicago; nail polish by China Glaze, manicurist (Audria Dawne); eye shadow and brows by Lauran

I was born and raised in Memphis, TN and relocated to Chicago, IL w my Parents and two younger siblings at the age of twelve. I’m a graduate of Southern IL University-Carbondale w a Bachelor’s in English, a woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a mentor w Big Brothers Big Sisters, a recording artist, and a hair product/mimosa/Starbucks junkie, to name a few! My eternal occupation is CEO of my PR Firm PRbyELLE77: “thELLEffect”, which specializes in all things relative to social media. My company was founded on the principle of making life a little bit easier for the busy business, in need of a social media presence! For more information on what PRbyELLE77 can do for you, please email us at PRbyELLE77@gmail.com and we will respond to you within 24 hours, if not sooner!

I am most passionate about family, love, writing, encouraging others, being a successful young business owner, volunteering my time, and singing. It is a beautiful thing when you can wake up every morning and be blessed enough to do the things that you love. Thanks for reading! It’s been my pleasure!


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May18th is the start of my Ordinary Fashion-Icon Series! And I’m excited to introduce to some and present to others:

Mr Brian Wesley Smith!


Shirt: Urban Behavior

Pants: Penguin

Bowtie (self-tie): Jos A. Bank

Belt: Burberry

Shoes: Tom’s

Watch: G-Shock by Casio

Brian was born in Memphis, TN. However, at the age of five, was raised in Chicago, IL upon a move w his Parents and two older siblings. Brian currently works as Minister of Music at his local church, and also works full time at a popular Chicago Dental Office!

Brian is most passionate about his gift of singing. He has been singing since the age of two, and his voice has been heard in productions such as La Amistad (Chicago), Dream Girls (Chicago), on various recording projects w artists such as JKwest and Cinque Cullar, and he was also a finalist on Sunday Best, Season Three!

Please join me in welcoming my First Fashion-Icon Mr Brian W Smith!