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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hair Sneak Peak!

Portia D. has finally taken down her month long protective style, mini braids.

And you won't believe the new-found volume!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Will this Winter Ever End?!?! : Balling in the Winter

I can't wait for warmer weather!!! It's 3 degrees one day, 61 degrees the next,then 3 degrees again! 

Mother nature , stop playing with my emotions!

Any-who,here are some of my favorite looks for this, seems like, endless winter season!

Like in my first post,I talked about how much the average person spends a day on an outfit.I almost NEVER pay retail for any article of clothing that I own, thus, I usually don't come close spending the average.So, from now on I will give the total of how much my out fit of the day cost! This will give you an idea of how much I pay for my outfit of the day.



Coat- H&M
Sweater- Forever 21
Jeans- American Eagle
Boots- DSW


Coat- Nautica
Shirt- n/a 
Jeans- Levi's
Boots- Aldo


Coat- Guess, $50
Sweater- Brooklyn Indutries, $30
Dress: Earl Salko, $50
Tights- Uniglo, $6
Shoes- BDG, $10
Total:$ 146.00

What's your favorite winter look?

Photo Credits: Chelsea Colatriano

Sunday, March 9, 2014

How Does One Ball One A Budget?

Before diving wallet first into balling...Let's ask ourselves this one question: How does one "Ball" while on a Budget?

Well,here are a few commandments that I've learned to follow:

I. Thou shall not compare ones budget to another.
Everyone' s income differs, therefore don't think you can ball like a celebrity when you have the income of a college student!
  • Learn to be scrappy...According to The average woman's daily outfit (including undergarments and accessories) cost $ 1,700 while the average man's in about $1,600.
Remember that's the average!!!!

Now not everyone spends this much on their outfits, there are ways to achieve a certain look without even coming close to breaking the bank.

II. Thou Shall  Not Consume What Thou Doth Not Need.
  • Prioritize your spending.... If something is out of your Balling Budget or If you don't need ... DON'T BUY IT!!!! Buyers Remorse is a real thing!!!  

  •  Learn to distinguish buying the things you need vs. the things you want.... Like my momma always said, "If you can't buy it retail, buy it on sale!" If it's not on sale, it will soon be in a thrift store or a consignment shop!

III. Honor your Fellow Baller!
  •  Own your look.... Beauty is in the eye of the Styler!
  •   Don't Hate .... Not everyone's style was meant to mix, but don't put down a fellow baller because their look differs from yours. 

  • Recycle, renew, Reuse.... Just like the seasons, our styles change, and we then begin new chapters of balling, so here are some tips for the clothes you no longer care for:  
    • Donate! Knowledge, and items what you don't need , so that your fellow Baller can pay it forward.
    • Restore!  Have a clothing swap or a yard sale in order to extend to life of your items 
    • Reinvent! By researching D.I.Y.s on places like Pinterest, Youtube, or your local craft stores!!!

Break these commandments at your own risk, for you are the only person who'll deal with the consequences.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Beautiful Photos!

Check out some gorgeous extras from our Vampire Photo shoot! See the rest of the Vampire Photo Shoot

These were just experiments during editing but let us know what you think!

We're thinking about making some of these into paintings. Sound like a good idea?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Aztec Print and Stripes! Trend Alert

You guessed it! 

The lovely trend that Deporian is obsessed with now (as is the rest of the world) is aztec print and bold stripes!

Why it's hot

 It adds a little spice to your wardrobe, especially for those who are a bit color shy.

See how we rock our aztec print and stripes in a vampire inspired photo shoot below :)


Meet the Family

Mortimer Goth
played by Derris Montgomery

Bella Goth
played by Yvonne Dionne 

Evelyn Goth
 played by Portia D.

Marty Goth
played by LizBeth

Photography by Jerome Dennis, LizBeth, Yvonne Dionne and Portia D.

Thank you for viewing!!!
Let us know what you think below!

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Deporian will return on February 17th with our Trend Alert!

Please feel free to roam our site this Valentine's weekend for more Deporian goodness. 

And just because we love you, we'll provide a little sneak peak at next week's TREND ALERT!

Can you guess the trend?

In the meanwhile check out...