Miss Lori celebrates #SoFabColor fashion bloggers week 8

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not a fashionista, but I sure gave birth to one. My eldest daughter KA!ANN, age 11, dreams of having her own fashion line when she grows up, (to all of 18!). Part of the reason she has made having her own fashion liven a goal is because she doesn’t feel that mainstream fashion represents her interests or her ethnicity. That’s why she was very excited when I chose to celebrate African American Fashion Bloggers for week 8 of my #SoFabColor series. These women give her high hopes and inspiration for her fashiontastic future by giving voice to style for women of all colors today. [Read more…]

Miss Lori gets a bounce for her #SearsKmartHoliday photo tweet at #LATISM11

Last week I conducted a media training workshop for social media influencers at BlogWorld Expo Los Angeles. It was an interactive experience. (As most things that I do are.) I brought along mirrors for the attendees to look at themselves in. I told them we needed to get uncomfortable to get comfortable. [Read more…]

Ten things Miss Lori learned at the Ross Dress For Less Chicago insider event

Ross Dress for Less has come to the Midwest! Saturday October 8, the chain opened an unprecedented 11 stores in the Chicago area, at the same time. Cool huh?! [Read more…]

Miss Lori and TJ Maxx want you to save some money and save the children while back to school shopping

This is my last week of Summer. It’s also the first week I have even allowed myself to think about my kids’ going back to school. It chokes me up just writing about it. I am so sad to see my kids transition out of Summer, because I won’t get to see them as much with their busy school year calendars. But I am most upset that back to school means back to school shopping. Something at the top of my HATE list. AHHHHH! [Read more…]

Miss Lori says sometimes all it takes is a feather to lift your spirits

When I was in my twenties I experimented with changing my haircolor. You see I wanted a change, but I couldn’t cut my hair because of my career. Back in the day it cost too much to take new headshots so none of us actors ever wanted to change our look for fear of having to shell out more money for a photo session and printing. (The “starving” in “starving actor” often got in the way of fashionable experimentation.) But color changes, well that was doable. Usually it was red, or black, or even highlights. Although it wasn’t until I was pregnant with my second child, Kaiann, that I went way extreme… blonde. I don’t know what came over me. Well, now that that girl is older I think I understand where that impulse came from. (HA!) [Read more…]