Styled By Bella: Photoshoot Fab With Model/Actress Liris Crosse

While attending the Curves Rock Fashion Weekend in Baltimore, I also set-up a photoshoot with curvy model & actress Liris Crosse. Liris has done modeling campaigns for Lane Bryant, Ashley Stewart and more recently designer Qristyl Frazier. Her career has including being in videos from 50 Cent, Jay-Z to Jennifer Lopez. But Liris is most recognized from her roles in the movies, “The Best Man” and “Baby Boy”. Liris, who is signed to Dorothy Combs Modeling Agency, has been blowing up the plus-size modeling world here lately from being on the cover of magazines to modeling on BET’s “Rip the Runway”. So it was my honor to style her for this photoshoot. As I mentioned in my sneak-peak from the shoot, Liris and I have been planning to do a photoshoot together since the Myspace days of 2006. Now we did do a couple of projects together that included her teaching one of my Plus Academy Virginia classes in 2010 and Liris was also my Curvy Girl of the Day also in 2010. We teamed up with DMV photographer, Doug Swaim, of  Never Forgotten Photography and he took some excellent shots of Liris.


For our first look I used all Ashley Stewart clothing and accessories to create an “Egyptian Goddess” look. Now I must be honest, this didn’t start off as an Egyptian theme. But the necklace clasp wouldn’t open up so we decided to just wear it as a headpiece which turned out perfect to frame Liris’s face. Liris is wearing a teal embellished tank ($24.50) and black peplum skirt ($29.50). The bracelets and clutch are by Ashley Stewart also. 


The next look was by Anna Scholz for Simply Be. It was a strapless  blue-ish purple jumpsuit. Liris wore her own colorblocked shoes so I vibed off of those colors and used a pink belt and multi-color bracelet to accent the shoes. The mustard colored clutch was the exact same color as the base of the sandals. We went for a Donna Summer’s kinda theme with this scene.


Lastly we shot in one of Liris’s own dresses by Asos. This was an animal-print side cut-out dress and we kept it basic with nude colored shoes and a nude & animal print bracelet. The wind was blowing at just the right times during the shoot but you would’ve thought we had a wind machine. We’ll call this scene “Liris’s Walk On the Wildside”.