Liris Crosse The camera slayer who thinks outside the 📦. 1st Plus Model Winner Of @ProjectRunway Facebook.com/LirisC Twitter: @LirisC Agency: @dorothycombsmodels
Missing you Dad 💔 Can’t believe all I have are videos now to hear your voice. But I’m so glad I document my life well publicly & privately cause at least I have great memories to hold on to. I love you & miss you! 😢🙏🏾💜 Please join us as we honor his life on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 4-8:00pm with a Wake Service at Vaughn Greene Funeral Home located at 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133.
We will continue the celebration on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 10am with a Homegoing Service at DreamLife Worship Center located at 4111 Deer Park Road, Randallstown, MD. 21133
#LirisMotivates Let me tell you about this moment with me & @stylistJBolin at @TCFStyleExpo 🙏🏾💜Sometimes people don’t understand the weight of what most entrepreneurs & artists carry when they are the lead. We travel a lot, many depend on us, we’re also the creative forces behind our brands so everything falls back on us. @StylistJBolin and I have both experienced loss lately. At #EssenceFest he pushed thru to appear when his manager& friend had unexpectedly passed and my BFF was in ICU. I pressed on this weekend at #TCFSTYLEEXPO after my Dad’s passing. When we saw each other we offered condolences to each other for that but also praise as we both have had some amazing high career achievements this year. As we spoke, he brought up how these amazing highs had been coming with these low lows of bad news after. It was crazy cause I felt like I was alone in this but I found someone who was sharing my pain as this is my 3rd death I’ve had to deal with this year after a career moment that I should of still been on Cloud9 about. Knowing we are BOTH #Christians I grabbed his hand immediately in the middle of the expo floor and began to pray against whatever has been taking us on this roller coaster of life. 🎢 But I also prayed that no matter what that God would continue to give us the strength He has thru it all even if it didn’t change. The one thing J & I both are doing is realizing we can’t change the circumstances but we can choose how we react to them!🙌🏾 HOW ARE YOU CHOOSING TO REACT TO THE ROLLERCOASTERS 🎢 IN YOUR LIFE? We both still #TRUST God & also are remaining OPEN to serve Him & others thru it all! I pray that you still give God the glory no matter what you are going thru this week! I pray you aren’t ashamed to stop and pray if you need to. Also know that you are not alone, that someone out there is probably going thru the same thing you are but #GOD GOT YOU and this too shall pass🙏🏾 You are NOT cursed & still celebrate your achievements! Perspective is EVERYTHING! Choose wisely! Love you all! Thanks @can.i.liv for capturing this unexpected moment in time cause I pray it helps someone else🙌🏾
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Stepping into this new week with a smile on my face cause:
✅ I SOLD OUT OF ALL MY #MakeTheWorldYourRunway books 📚 at @TCFStyleExpo with even a few on back order for signed copies(I felt my Dad’s spirit push me to go & he said I’d sell them all and I really did!) Congrats @thecurvyfashionista on a great event! Order your copy on Amazon or for a signed copy at LirisC.com ✅My new angel in heaven Dad is finally free of #dementia#alzheimers so he’s restored and forging new paths for me 😇🙏🏾🧔🏾
✅ The love in #Atlanta was overwhelming at #TCFSTYLEEXPO so thanks to all who approached me. Also I loved this @LaneBryant dress I wore for my panel yesterday! Styled by @chaunielle_brown for some flirty simplicity!
REST IN PEACE 🙏🏾💔😇Many knew you as Rev. St. George Crosse but I knew you as Dad! You are the man who I’ve always said loves me most, my biggest fan, my protector, my encourager, my complimenter, a West Indian immigrant who came him and made the best for himself and his family, a service man, my provider spiritually-mentally-physically-financially! You are a true example of a biblical man with how you lead and left our family as we are provided for, for generations to come. My sister @KarinHaysbert & I always remember how you prayed over us every day before we left for school even if we were running late. You still covered us. I’ll miss your funny food concoctions and the way you shake your glass like a true West Indian boss lol! People assume I get my camera prowess from Mom Delois Crosse because her beauty but you were the picture taker on both sides and such a ham! I’ll miss your distinct trademark voice that many said you should do voiceovers. Thanks for dropping wisdom jewels for the world with your inspirational robo calls that were your trademark and also the advice you gave your nieces, nephews & grandkids. I appreciate the stories of your generosity that a lot of times you did quietly for those in need. I’ll miss you arguing with your brothers and sisters at family gatherings as you were an outspoken Black republican who marched to the beat of your own drum and stood up for whatever you believed in. Thanks for being a trailblazer in front of me as you ran for Congress and became the 1st Black man to run for sheriff in Baltimore City. Things like this are in my DNA which is why I fight for what I believe in now. You were a entrepreneur before people even knew what that was with your numerous streams of income. I’ll miss you always coming up with many ideas but also pursuing them. Thanks for being authentically you whether people liked it or not! I appreciated seeing a strong leader in you who also was in tune with his feelings to be vulnerable enough to cry if the feeling hit you. You showed me the beautiful balance of a man. Thanks for stepping up as a father figure for those who lost theirs, my cousins & friends appreciate u.(Continued below)
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Tomorrow is a big day for me! For the past 6years I have worked @CurveXpo as a model for brands like @curvycoutureintimates & @elomilingerie to name a few! Yes I’ve helped them to sell their new collections but I also feel there’s been a bigger picture! My presence as well as models like @modelasiamonet has helped to create a more inclusive environment in the #lingerie business! I can recall us being one of the few #plussize or #blackmodels even there working. I’ve witnessed so much progress the past few years. Lots of the boutiques & retailers look for me every season to model but this year I’m teaching a workshop to the stores to help build #confidence in their staff & customers as well as help build a more inclusive shopping experience!! I’ll be tying the principles back to my book #MakeTheWorldYourRunway as well as speaking from my industry knowledge! Thanks so much @CurveXpo for having me do this! I’m honored & for those registered I will see you tomorrow! Also get my book on Amazon or click link in my bio!