Remember Who You Are

by Lauren Corbett


This is just a reminder to remember who the hell you are. I feel that it is very important, especially for women, to remember their self-worth. Never let anyone, especially a wack dude, disrespect you in any way. That person may have a lot of good qualities, but if they continue to say or do something that bothers you (and they are aware of this) then they have no respect for you whatsoever. Stop wasting your time and breath on this person.

Also, don’t waste time on a dude who puts in little to no effort. You deserve WAY more than what he is offering you. If a guy is not going hard for you during the courting phase, then he ain’t the one for you. I’ve noticed that my generation of men (or guys I should say) expect the women to chase after them. I will not/will not chase after no dude. It’s one thing for a man to be nervous or shy around a woman. I’m not talking about those men. I’m talking about the guys who expect you to put yourself on a silver platter in the very beginning. Those who expect you to go hard for them when they haven’t done (S)ugar (H)oney (I)ce (T)ea for you. Beware of those! Do not drop your standards and do not give in to them. If they really want to be with you, then they will try to meet you where you are and understand the importance of wooing you. Understand that YOU are the prize, not him. He should be jumping through hoops to be with you, not the other way around.

So, until a man meets my standards … it’s a big, THANK U, NEXT! (Ariana Grande voice)

In terms of others, those who try to belittle you, understand that there is something wrong with them internally. They are not happy with themselves. Anyone who tries to bring you down and dim your light has a lot of insecurities that need to be dealt with. Understand that this is not your problem, so do not make it your problem.

Continue to love yourself, live your life, and secure your bag $$$

Unapologetically signed,

The Fashtorious L.A.C.

Outfit Details

  1. Camo Open Front Jacket

  2. Grey Basic Cami Tank Top

  3. Skinny Distressed Jeans with Black Rips (Similar)

  4. Green Furla Candy Bag Satchel

  5. Tan High Heel Boots (Similar)

  6. Gold Rocawear Sunglasses

7. Gold Hoop Earrings (Similar)

8. Michael Kors Tortoise Shell Buckle Bracelet

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Fur Season

by Lauren Corbett


UPDATE (11/24/18) ***After watching “The True Cost” documentary for my Fashion Promotion class project, I have decided to be more mindful of the garments that I choose to purchase and wear. There have been staggering statistics of lives lost, labor law abuses in South Asian countries — whereby workers are forced to work under unbelievable, inhumane conditions. So, for those reasons, I will think twice about how often I shop, where I shop, and the fabrics and materials I choose to wear.***

It is officially FUR SEASON! I LOVE FUR! I understand that this might be a problem because sustainability is important in the fashion industry right now. Fashion brands are switching from genuine fur to faux fur. I believe the forerunner of the sustainability movement in the industry is Stella McCartney, who is Paul McCartney’s daughter.

While sustainability is very important, I will say that the fur that you see in these pictures are real. I think my love for fur comes from my culture — the black culture. In the black culture, fur coats (or anything fur for that matter) are symbols of wealth and status. You particularly see fur worn from those in the hip hop community. Before the growth of hip hop, you would see some African Americans wearing fur during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s as well. The Harlem Renaissance was a period of intellectual, artistic, and social explosion among African Americans in the New York borough of Harlem. During this time, African Americans migrated from the rural south to the north (known as The Great Migration) to have more economic opportunities and cultural capital. A lot of prominent black figures such as Langston Hughes, Josephine Baker, and Nora Zeale Hurston come from this era. This was the golden age for black people.

What are your thoughts about fur?

Outfit Details

  1. Andrew Marc Genuine Opossum Fur Vest

  2. Southpole Hockey Jersey

  3. Lace Up Peep Toe Stiletto Heel Thigh High Boots

  4. Frosting by Mary Norton Genuine Mongolian Lamb Fur Handbag

  5. Flash Lenses Aviator Sunglasses (Similar)

  6. Michael Kors Lexington Gold Tone Watch

  7. Gold Hoop Earrings (Similar)

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Keep Going

by Lauren Corbett


I wanted this to be a part of my newsletter, but I think it is better to write it as a blog post because it can help anyone who is going through a tough time right now.

As you all know, I took a break from The Fashtorious L.A.C. During this time, I went through a breakup, death of a family member, and other things. All these events brought up feelings of sadness, anger, and confusion. Around that time, I felt that it was not right to post blog entries knowing that I was in such a trying time. But… I was wrong. We (creatives) create our best pieces of work when we are in emotional pain. Also, it’s therapeutic for our soul and we unknowingly help others with whatever we create. Trust me, it is very easy to get so caught up in our own emotions that we want to isolate ourselves and dwell on the negative, but we cannot do that. That is the devil’s way of stunting our growth. We must keep going and fulfill God’s purpose for our life.

While I understand that this is a fashion blog and the majority of my posts should be about clothing, I get more joy out of writing blog entries like this one. Therefore, I know that God’s purpose for my life is to encourage and empower others.

So… KEEP GOING despite rejection.

KEEP GOING despite your past.

KEEP GOING despite your present.

KEEP GOING despite self doubt.

KEEP GOING despite fear.

KEEP GOING despite your insecurities.

KEEP GOING despite judgement from others.

KEEP GOING despite heartbreak

No matter what you’re going through right now, just keep going because eventually, everything will turn out the way that God meant for it to be.

Outfit Details

1. Black Neoprene A-line Dress with Mesh Sides and Zipper Detail (Similar)

2. Black Crop Leggings (Similar)

3. Christian Louboutin Black Patent Leather Décolleté 554 100mm Pumps

4. Marc Jacobs Women's Henry Watch Quartz Mineral Crystal MBM3106

5. Silver Rhinestone Hoop Earrings (Similar)

Shoutout to my mother for letting me wear her Christian Louboutin heels and Marc Jacobs watch.

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Slippin' It

by Lauren Corbett


Yes! I am back! I know that I have not posted since February and I apologize for that. There were a lot of personal affairs that I had to deal with and you can read more about my break in my monthly newsletter. I really wanted to come back with new sections on my blog, but I just could not wait, so here I am! I will add new sections within the next few days. 

I have been wanting to shoot this look for a long time. Originally, I planned to wear a black and white baseball jersey, but I lost it. You would not believe that I my whole outfit is from the thrift store except for the jewelry. And yes, I am wearing an actual slip! You can't see it, but I tied the back with a hair tie to make it look like a fitted dress. I love exposing intimates on occasion (like New Year's Eve), but of course this look would be worn at night. It would be a little too risqué if I worn it during the day. 

What do you all think about wearing exposed intimates?

Outfit Details

1. Thrifted LA Dodgers Jersey (similar)

2. White Lace Slip (similar)

3. Ann Taylor Navy and Tan Leather Ankle Strap Heels 

4. Lexington Gold-Tone Michael Kors Watch

5. Gold Tone Spiral Coil Criss Cross Twist Michael Kors Ring

6. Gold Hoop Earrings (similar)

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