Blog : collaboration

She is a fiery and feisty little thing who chose to press into her passion without fear or doubt of the outcome. She reaches for the stars and shares their sparkle with the world. She allows the pain from her past to help her grow instead of letting it define her. She twirls with her arms in surrender when her tears tell her to hide. She is smart, brave and accepting of all people. Shes surrounded by people who inspire her & huddles around them when they need her. She’s a free spirit, an adventurer. She’s a visionary, a creator, a beautiful mind. She isn’t one person – she’s a collection of women who, when knit together, can change the world radiantly!
Photographer: @helloimemmaquinn
Model: @alyssamcelheny
Hair & makeup: @launchsalon @nicole_flier
Stylist: Myself
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#womensfashion #womenempowerment #grandrapidsmi #grandrapids #gr #michigan #darlingmovement #fashionstylist #letsdothis #entrpreneur #mompreneur #collaboration

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Photo taken at: LAMB BRIDE

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A sneak peak from today’s shoot with a few locals that seriously left me floating! Collaborating is the best! Well when it works as seamlessly as it did today, anyways. I’m ALL for partnering to create magic, without a doubt – but that’s not always the outcome, I’ve gotten majorly burned and discouraged as a result of collabs too. (Am I allows to say that or this a taboo topic?! I don’t really care either way. 🤷🏼‍♀️)
But I choose to keep going, to forget about the people who treated me poorly or felt for some reason they had to bulldoze me. Maybe I was a threat? If that’s the case they never took the time to know me, my vision or my heart and that’s a bummer because I’m a pretty easy person to buddy up to! Needless to say, I’m a little bit more careful with who I choose to partner up with these days.
Today I worked with @helloimemmaquinn @alyssamcelheny @launchsalon and they were all of the things (and more!) that you hope for in a project! We made magic. I have more projects coming that I’m very excited to share with you all!! Plus more stunners from today’s shoot as well! .
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When I first approached a few local bloggers about an event concept I had, I didn’t anticipate the beauty that would come from it. Local creatives meeting each other for the first time face-to-face instead of just over Instagram, being able to feature apparel & accessories from around Grand Rapids, and even being the soft opening at an incredible new sandwich shop @grainsandwichshop to help promote their opening. It’s awesome to see how many people are impacted for good when you go after an idea, invest your whole heart & let the Lord lead.
Working with so many local shops & creatives was such an enlivening experience! Plus, connecting with my local community & building a network for each person to connect & grow was the coolest thing to watch! I walked away from the @meetcutecommunity event proud of what had been accomplished & proud of the fact that we created a space for local growth!
This (majorly) awesome faux fur jacket is from local shop @blcklamb & the beauty I styled it on is @rachelgabes – she’s an incredible photographer, guys! But aside from that she’s kind, sincere, relatable and hearing her story was so inspiring! Thanks for coming and letting me style you in this sassy number, Rachel! ❤️
Styled by me, LivStyled & styling assist: @kelseyhettinga
Photo by @ashleywierenga @kristinjonesy
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#meetcute #community #communityovercompetition #supportlocal #gr #grandrapids #grmichigan #michigrammers #michigan #grandrapidsmichigan #photographer #fauxfur #stylist #personalstylist #personalshopper #fashionstylist #entrepreneur #fashion #collaboration #collaborationovercompetition

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It’s MEET CUTE day!! Follow along on my insta story for some exciting behind the scenes happening!! I mean guys… local fashion, local influencers, Grand Rapids community, styling & blogger behind the scenes shots & then don’t forget the after party!! This event is private but don’t let that disappoint because we are already vision casting for the next Meet Cute event and we want to see you there!!! _____________________________________
@meetcutecommunity #grandrapids #grandrapidsmichigan #michigan #create #fashion #localfashion #michigrammers #collaboration #photoshoot #afterparty #fashionstylist #stylist #propstylist #personalstylist #darlingweekend #meetcute #meetcutecommunity #events #eventstyling

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This Saturday these local #Grandrapids boss babes and I are having our first ever Meet Cute event!! This is our Fall Edition featuring fall fashion relevant to our city & blog inspiration from select places around #GR – Follow along at @meetcutecommunity to meet our crew, get sneak peaks of our event & discover tons of incredible influencers around our city! Not to mention keeping up with future events and how YOU can feature your creative businesses at our next event!
Photo: Random internet guy. Truth.
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#michigan #creatives #collaboration #meetcute #fashioninspiration #supportlocal #styling #personalstylist #fashionstylist #events #grnow #photoshoot #local #bossbabes #bossbabesunite #creativecollaboration

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1. This is my favorite sweater for fall so far. And also these pants. Thhheeeese pannnnts!! 2. This is one of the photos I received from the spontaneous shoot I was invited to by @happyphotoco ❤️
It is incredible to me that 2 perfect strangers can meet on a whim and create something lovely. Hannah, THANK YOU for noticing my passion & believing in me! You’re a beautiful human and I am so grateful to have worked with you!
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#grandrapids #holland #hollandmichigan #michigan #fashion #fashionpost #instafashion #ruffles #red #dance #personalstylist #personalshopper #personalstyle #wardrobe #wardrobestylist #style #styling #darlingmovement #girlboss #entrepreneur #momtrepeneur #collaboration #spontaneous

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Photo taken at: Holland, Michigan

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One more because she’s seriously a doll. Meet Hannah, she’s Finnish and has one of the most beautiful personalities – upbeat, silly, authentic, relatable & s tipsily lovely! I mean look at her!! @happyphotoco ______________________________________
#kentucky #photographer #grandrapids #collaboration #creatives #girlboss #momtrepeneur #newfriends #instagood #fashionpost #darling #fashionstylist

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