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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Polyvore Wednesday: Summer Essentials 2014 & New CW 50 Post!

Summer Essentials 2014


Long dress
amazon.com

High waisted shorts
modcloth.com

Jumpsuits romper
$26 - fashionunion.com

Wet Seal wedge shoes
wetseal.com

Yves Saint Laurent leather handbag
$1,715 - selfridges.com

Vince Camuto sunglasses
vincecamuto.com



Check out my latest post on a few recommended summer essentials in the D on CW50 Detroit!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"Love Harder" t-shirt line by Love Publicity

Photo Credit: Love Publicity
Photo Credit: Love Publicity

Love Publicity has launched an ongoing initiative to promote self-love and mentoring in a very fashionable way with their Love Harder Tee Collection. The t-shirt production is limited and supports  two charities of your choice, when you make a purchase: The Urban Rose Foundation and Me, Myself and I Teens

The line of t-shirts promotes self-love and self-esteem for women and are available from July to September. The tees are available in a cropped tank in white, with pink and a crew-neck in white for $25.
The Love Harder Tee is available for purchase on www.loveharder.me.  

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Raquel's Birthday




I'm thankful for all the birthday wishes, blessings, and pure love! Thank you to all my supporters and friends. I appreciate it so much.(June 25th)

Love, 
Raquel aka Metro Diva

Sunday, June 15, 2014

My 36th Michigan Emmy Gala Fashion


Photo Caption: Raquel Parks
For my Emmy look, I chose to go with this Satin off-the-shoulder Betsy & Adam dress. I had other dresses but I felt this dress was the most chic, classic, and befitting for the occasion. Black happened to be trending for the evening. I paired the dress with my open-toe satin Betsey Johnson shoes and silver evening handbag. (I love my handbag because it's pretty roomy for it to be an evening bag.)

Photo Caption: Raquel Parks
Photo Caption: Raquel Parks
The accessories I wore was a Swarovski chocker, Givenchy earrings, Charter's Club black ring, and a simple bling black bangle. 
Photo Caption: Raquel Parks
I also brought a black shawl which came in very handy for the chilly air conditioning. I loved my look and I felt I made the best decision on my attire for the prestigious event. 

Black tie affairs can be hard to dress for therefore I recommend going as classic as possible when in doubt. You can never go wrong with a conservative LBD and of course, a long formal gown. Avoid prints and patterns.

Overall, I felt so elegant and enjoyed my first Emmy Gala. It was perfect! There were so many other great looks at the gala. Who wore what? Head to CW 50 Detroit for my full experience and a review of the fashion.


Happy Father's Day!