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Nov 19, 2006

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About Me

I'm a stylist, not a designer...but if you're on this site, I guess you know the difference.

I got into styling "by mistake."  I was on facebook minding my business and was approached to be a writer for a new fashion website.  Next, I ran into someone I knew from high school and she needed help producing her fashion shows.  Through my involvement with that, people assumed that I was a stylist.  I didn't identify myself as one at the time but then I thought, "Why not?  It's not like you need a piece of paper to say you're a stylist." 

As my credits show, I spent about 2 years developing my reputation as a stylist.  I quickly realized it wasn't just about being stylish.  The forums here on modelmayhem, as well as a book by Crystal Wright, really helped me learn the ropes - more than I was ever able to execute.  I was starting to get more requests, and didn't have to do everything TFP/CD when I decided to move to S. Korea.  I planned to stay one year and ended up staying for two.

In Korea, the language barrier and making moves in the industry proved more than I expected, so I only did one shoot and have since decided not to pursue styling at all until I can really put my all into it. 

I was working full time, attending grad part-time, and trying to make this jump off for me on the side.  It was a lot of work but it was also a lot of fun.  It allowed me to put my analytical mind to work in a positive way and I have a undisclosed dream in mind as it relates to image consulting and character development.  Unfortunately, now that I'm in my "real" career - the one I've put myself into debt for lol - I don't have time to dabble in styling.  I had to change my goals because it wasn't profitable enough. 

I do aim to get back at it though.  In the meantime, I thank everyone who has supported me as well as those who still believe in me. 

Much Love  & Many Blessings (-:

(Photo:  "Moe tha Photographer" of, circa: 2006? 2007?)

~Mary Denay

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Below Zero Mag & Cool C Productions - Det, MI  March 9, 2008
*Burn: An Upscale Hair Show
Detroit Fashion Week Sept. 24 - 29, 2007
Fashion Guru Agency - Detroit, MI Sept. 22, 2007
*Back 2 School Youth Fashion Show
Rodney Howell's Catwalk 2007 - Detroit, MI Aug. 12, 2007
*Fashion with a Cause
Motor City Fashion Week July 30 – Aug. 5, 2007
Sharrone Collection - Detroit, MI  June 29, 2007
*Fashion in the Streets II
Exclusive Styles - Dearborn, MI April 29, 2007
*Greater Grace Gospel Choir Fundraiser
Fashions off the Runway, Detroit, MI
*Detroit Fashion Party Weekend, Climax Dec. 8 – 10, 2006
*Avida Entertainment, Seven Deadly Sins Dec. 31, 2006

Detroit Talent Studio:  Sept 2007 - December 2007
*Intern/Wardrobe Stylist (
POSHGLAM PR:  July 06 - May -07
*Director of Publishing (

Corporate Clients
[email protected] Grand  August 2008
*Group and Promotional Shots (
St. John Health Systems  August - September 2007
*Project S.A.V.E./Teen H.Y.P.E. Fundraiser Calendar

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Detroit Style Ent. (DSE) 44979
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Glam Doctor                119408
Jordan Mac                54107
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OriJanell                    780614
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