August 20, 2014

Business as usual

"Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you." -Joel Osteen

Wearing: SimplicityLine black jumpsuit, bijuju angle necklace, black pointy pumps, Maybelline Vivid Rose Lipstick, black and white purse



August 17, 2014

Radiant Child

"If you wanna talk about influence, man, then you've got to realize that influence is not influence. It's simply someone's idea going through my new mind." -Jean-Michel Basquiat

I took African American humanities courses in college and I loved learning about Basquiat. The brand City of Savages, which I've worn before in my blog post Most Kings, sent me out this Radiant Child denim shirt. The day I got it in the mail, I ran upstairs back to my apartment and changed outfits just so I could wear it right away. haha. Such a fan of Basquiat and City of Savages Basquiat inspired pieces.

Wearing: City of Savages denim shirt, Charles David heels, black quilted cap,gold bangle

August 10, 2014

Sheer & Fringe

"Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own. Most people can't do it." -Morrie

Wearing: Simplicity sheer fringe skirt, vintage scoop neck top, black gold belt, black ankle strap heels, Crystal Cult sunglasses

August 6, 2014

Drake

"You won’t feel me til everybody say they love you, but it’s not love." - Drake

You know I love me some Drake. All jokes aside, I really do. I love how he's not afraid to speak on feelings and emotions in a society that has become so heartless. It's looked down upon for men to speak on how they feel. I see more than ever now, men feel they have to put up this hard exterior to be accepted in society and if they speak on their feelings, they're made fun of for it. I love a man who can be honest about his feelings to himself and everyone else.

Wearing: Clashist Drake Waving tee, winter high waisted shorts, white ankle strap heels, white sunglasses

August 3, 2014

Boohoo Plus AW 14

I have such exciting news. I'm the brand ambassador for Boohoo's plus line and I couldn't be any happier. In May, I flew to Manchester to shoot their Autumn/Winter 14 lookbook. It's an indescribable feeling to have such a fashion forward company want me to represent them. As outspoken as I am, I always felt I'd never get here. The day I flew to Manchester we did a few fittings and I got to see all the different pieces face to face and the line was everything I imagined it to be. Rich colors, metallics, perfect layering items, and statement pieces sum this line up. I almost fell to my knees when I saw their 2 piece snake print jogging set on the racks. The great thing I love about their line is that no matter your style, there's something for everyone. The next day they prepped hair and make up and then we all went to various locations in Manchester to shoot different looks. We shot a little video where I answer a few questions (I'll have that coming soon)! It has been so hard trying to keep these pieces under wraps, knowing for months and not being able to tell you all was a struggle. The pieces drop mid-August. This pink furry coat though? Uhhhh I'm dying.