Monday, January 13, 2014

4 Things I learned while watching the Golden Globe Awards

Capes and Fades:  Who knew the combination of a cape and fade could make such a flawless look. Well apparently 12 Years a Slave actress, Nupita Lyongo'o knew.  Lyongo'o was a crowd favorite among the red carpet looks, donning a simple yet chic Ralph Lauren cape gown and a low cut fade. #I'mhereforNupita #Nupitadidthat

Trending again: Why no one told me is beyond me but apparently high low hem dresses are the best thing since sliced bread. I spotted the not so new trend at least four times on the red carpet. 

No Excuses: When it comes to showing up and showing out 'But, I'm Pregnant' will no longer be an acceptable excuse for the ladies sporting baby bumps.  Preggo stars Kerry Washington, Drew Barrymore and Olivia Wilde didn't let a little bump get in the way of shining at the Golden Globe Awards. Each star looked absolutely stunning.

Girl, It's not all about you: It's no surprise that red carpet style is often ruled by the ladies.  While this may be true the gentleman at the Golden Globes were  ready to put up a fight and show the ladies a thing or two about this thing called style.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

1 Top Three Ways

Maybe it's my attachment to things or it could be that I just love mixing things up.  Either way I've been rocking this Old Navy top (see here) non stop.  I was able to snag this top at a bargain weeks ago with my Old Navy discount at a skimpy $10 bucks. This top is so versatile making it super easy to mix and match.  Here are few outfit ideas that I tried.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Black Leather Jacket Project

I told you she'd be back at it (Don't remember, refresh your memory here ).  Brooklynite and Black Leather Jacket Project founder, Antaya McKenzie will be returning with another exciting fashion showcase this year.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the The Black Leather Jacket Project, it is a platform that was created by McKenzie to expose the talents of young independent designers. On September 6th McKenzie will be producing her second spring preview show featuring collections from Rock Wallace, Padmore, Kathy Rosa, Mathematics, Collec+ive Coutrue Junky and Rik.wahyt.  In addition to the fashion inspiration guests will be treated to a special performance by R&B songstress Ruby.  And if you were searching for other reasons to be super excited about this event, the hostess of the night will be .... wait for it... ME.  Yes,  I'll be entertaining the crowds and sharing commentary of what hits the runway.  If you are interested in attending the Black Leather Jacket Project please email for ticket information.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

3 reasons why H&M's online shop is great news

Have you heard the news? After a few false alarms H&M has finally launched an online shopping website for US shoppers.  Why is this good news?  Well here are my top three reasons why:

Move, Get out the way:
Veteran H&M shoppers know more than anyone that it can get pretty crazy in the aisles of the budget friendly clothing chain, especially on the weekends. With an online site you have the option to avoid those rowdy crowds we all hate to battle.

Luck Stars:
For those of who have experienced the fashions of H&M in your city, count your lucky fashion stars.  Believe it or not there are some states in the US who have no local H&M.  Now residents of those states can join in on the fashion fun.

Second Chance:
How many of you have fallen victim of seeing an item in H&M stores but only to realize they don’t have your size (raises hand).  With the introduction to the new site shoppers will have a second chance at making a purchase.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Suit and Tie

It's so easy to spot out the kind of folks who are deeply passionate about what they do. They are usually the ones who couldn't imagine themselves doing anything else, to them there is no such thing as work only a love for their passion and they are always moving in the direction towards growth. Melissa Blemur (Run to her site now) is just one of those people.  She is a photographer by trade but I'd like to call her one who documents all things beautiful. With her years of expertise and genius eye she is able to capture people, places and things in ways that are both effortless and unique.  About a month ago Melissa asked me if I would act as her model for the day.  She had been stung by the inspiration bug after seeing a Janelle Monae video and wanted to recreate the look and feel through photos.  Of course I said yes and this is what happened.

 Photos by: Melissa Blemur

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Baby Steps

Baby Steps. Those are usually the words that I am silently whispering to myself when I'm reminded that fear takes time to overcome.  I'm sure this will sound silly but showing off my arms scares me. What scares me exactly? Well maybe it's the constant thought that I'll be judged.  Will people take note of my very much visible stretchmarks? or will they gawk at my jiggly arm fat?  I don't know but what I do know is I was never crazy about how I looked in anything sleeveless and had banished myself from wearing it. Yes even in the hottest of temperatures sleeveless was off limits for me.  It's something that I have carried from my younger years into my adult life.  As I've gotten older  (and by older I mean maybe a year or two ago.  Hey I said baby steps.) I've slowly entertained the idea of going sleeveless.  To some it may not seem like such a big deal and that some would be right but I'm taking steps into a space where I'm kinda ok with this sleeveless thing and that makes me smile.  I am learning and I am growing. Gotta love those baby steps.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Makeup Files: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Remember way back in January when I promised you guys that I would work on sprucing up my plain jane makeup routine? Sure you do. (If not jog your memory here) Well about that. While I haven't exactly been beating my face for the Gods, I am trying my best to update my makeup bag arsenal.  About a month ago I picked up a new concealer.  This new concealer was a  purchase that was  long overdue.   I'm quite sure the last one that I purchased needed to be chucked ages ago.

I had been in search of a concealer that was easy to apply, had great coverage and offered a brightening effect.  I took my search to Sephora and the sales woman assisted me with applying at least two other concealers before we landed on the NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer.  You know that feeling you get when your favorite team hits the game winning shot ? Well that's pretty much what I felt like after viewing myself in the mirror.  It was a win!  Don't believe me, check out my results below.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

If your health conscious kind of gal you'll be happy to know that this product is paraben and sulfate free.  
The lip gloss like applicator allows for a quick and easy application and storage.
The concealer comes in a creamy form and blends perfectly for a simple and fresh face.
No creasing after a long day wear.
Provides full coverage with a light feel.
This product comes in a variation of shades.  

A bit on the pricey side.

Makeup Grade: A
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