Last December, I was sharing with my co-workers about how my mom and I would be going to the Nutcracker Ballet to continue our 25 yearlong tradition. I described how each year, my mom and I would enjoy a tea brunch prior to attending the ballet. Not too long thereafter, I brought up at our team meeting the fact that I would need to switch late-night on-call shifts with someone so that I could take my mom to WWE Smackdown. When my co-workers looked at me with surprise and shock, I continued on to explain how my friends and I asked my mom to take us to WWE, when I was 11 years old, and we have enjoyed wrestling ever since. So, I was only too happy to oblige when my mom asked for WWE tickets to see her “boyfriend” John Cena perform at the Cobo Arena for Christmas. I’m pretty sure that everyone was surprised at how I, who enjoyed watching graceful ballerinas land elegant pirouettes, could also equally enjoy watching wrestlers body slam one another in the ring. One of my co-workers joked and said, “Who are you?”.
Well that’s a good question. Without further ado, let me introduce myself. My name is Lia Jamerson. I am a clinical therapist; runway and print model; owner of LJ Interior Designs; world traveler; fashionista; and public speaker. By definition, I am eclectic, or “composed of elements drawn from various sources” according to Merriam-Webster…wide-ranging, diverse, all-embracing, multifaceted. Check and check. That’s me. That’s who I am. My professions are eclectic, and so is my life…eclectic chic, that is.
“Eclectic Chic” will follow the many diverse facets that make my life unique and enjoyable. Some days I see clients for individual, couple or family therapy sessions. Other days, I’m traveling the country as a product specialist for the North American International Auto Show. On my off time, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to visit places all over the world, including Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, England, France, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Canada, The Bahamas and Jamaica. I am also a bit of a daredevil, and love trying new, adventurous activities. From skydiving and shark cage diving in Haleiwa, Hawai’i, to horseback riding and paintballing at home in Pure Michigan. One day spent climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef; and the next, eating gelato and walking the historic and awe-inspiring streets of Roma! Life has presented me with a buffet, and I have treated my palette to the many colorful and assorted experiences that it has offered.
Within Eclectic Chic, I plan to share my life experiences. My season-to-season outfits, as well as the past and present trends that influence my style. Time spent on the runway, in front of the camera, and behind the scenes within the modeling world. Upcoming travel destinations. Modern and contemporary interiors that inspire me. You will get a sneak peek into adventures to come, and a recap of memories made from past travels.
So as I sit here, on this Sunday evening swaddled in my grey throw and sipping on a cup of hot ginger tea, I am enjoying this moment to take a breath, share with you, and invite you to join me on this journey. Welcome to Eclectic Chic. Enjoy!