My piece on the “Top 12 Black Fashion Icons” got featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers!
In the era of outrageous fashion, peacocking, street style bait, whatever, could it be people are revolting? Sliding back into the classics? Oscar night, the men took more chances than the ladies, and fashion month is buttoning up more than rocking out. It’s quite the story that’s trending though fashion these days, and the links this week? We’re taking a look at Iconic style so you can stay in the know about the latest (non) trends. If worse comes to worse, at least you’ll have classic pieces that can last a life time.
Once upon a time, there was a young girl with ebony skin. She hated it. She hated it so much that she prayed to God every night, wishing on stars that she’d wake up lighter. She wouldn’t even look into a mirror because she knew her wish didn’t come true.
Feeling hopeless, she decided she would just have to deal with it. The little girl grew up, transforming into a young woman. That young woman was Luperella. Scratch that; that’s corny. Her name was Lupita.
February is almost over. Thank GOD, right? I’m ready for the sun to come out and for longer days and for styles to change. Speaking of transforming style, this leads me into the conversation of fashion’s revolution. In dedication of Black History Month, I’d like to share with you my top 12 African American fashion icons that many don’t know about. These women have broke down barriers and created names for themselves in a time of blatant racism.
Let’s start off with one of my absolute favorites: Dorothy Dandridge!
This week has really been my kinda week! I got nominated three times for the Shine On Award by Ncy from beautysins.wordpress.com, Simone of blog.primebutterfly.com and Jules of forvanityssake.com …I also got nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Jamie from jfkdays.com! Thank you so much pretty ladies! I was really beginning to wonder if I would ever get an award haha
I decided that I’ll just post my answers to all questions in just one post…this one! Read on for interesting facts and to see if I nominated you!
My blog post got chosen as a feature to heartifb.com‘s Link a la Mode! The site, Independent Fashion Bloggers, has over thousands of members and I’m honored to be featured among the best!
Love, Life & The Latest Thing
This week NYFW hit the runways strutting everything we’ll be coveting over the next six months, but it’s also a time to think about love as Valentine’s Day closes out the week. Will you be celebrating? Some will, others will roll their eyes, but either way, it’s certainly fun to think about what we’ll be wearing.
Hey everyone! So, I’ve been catching up with blog readers…I’ve been liking, commenting, and subscribing some more! And, one thing I definitely noticed were the Valentine’s day posts! From the styling to just mere conversation, they’re literally everywhere. If you’re alone this Valentine’s day, the posts could seem haunting, daunting. But, if you’re with a special someone, the posts could further encourage your fairy tale high. Regardless of how you’re celebrating or who you are with, know that you are loved. No matter who you are or what you have done in the past, you are loved. At your best AND at your worst, you are completely, utterly, undeniably loved.
I decided to share a Spoken Word poem that I recently posted on my channel. Hope you feel as treasured as you ought to after listening
In my Creative Writing class, we had about 10 minutes to construct a humorous prose or poem about something random. Good thing I was scrolling through Instagram and was bombarded by photos from this year’s fashion week! I wouldn’t have known what to write about. Guess I was inspired I decided to share it here with my fellow bloggers and fashion lovers. Here’s my “Ode to Fashion Week”.
Go onto Google and type in the letter “L”, then “U”, then “P” in its search box, the name “lupita nyong’o” instantly pops up, which helps because I always seem to forget where the apostrophe belongs in her last name. Lupita Nyong’o is a Yale graduate, actress and should-be model! She has been what everyone has been talking about – from celebs, to stylists to viewers at home. The Kenyan beauty came into the scene in her nominated role in 12 Years a Slave and has been owning it since then! Lupita has been making her mark in the fashion industry, constantly and pleasantly surprising everyone with her effortless looks and natural beauty. She has even been featured and has graced the covers of several major magazines such as Dujour, Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair.
This is my first post I ever really dedicated to a celebrity. The ones prior to this one are simply because I just had the opportunity to meet them. This time around, it’s different. Though I love Lupita and all her fabulous-ness, it’s not exactly all about her right now. I have some pieces of you in here…some pieces of me in here, too. You see, I wasn’t aware of my skin color until the 8th grade.
Sooooo, I just reached 100+ subbies! I’m so excited, especially seeing how short it took me to get there! I haven’t been doing this blogging thing long, but you all make me feel so welcomed! Thank you all for your support. I really can’t begin to explain how much I appreciate you all!
I am back in school, so I won’t have as much outfit/style posts until later on in the semester. However, I’ll be posting more of my thoughts and poetry. So stay tuned!
Oh, winter. With it’s biting wind’s creeping into the bottoms of your pants, it’s flakes raising bumps on your skin, it’s frost as a chimney when you speak, it’s ices creating a personal skating rink.
It’s mostly around the winter time where our moods tend to get worse. We start to feel, or at least we especially notice that we are feeling “blah”. It’s true stuff, guys. I read about it. We miss the good ol’ sun! But, my thing is…even with the sun is around, don’t you realize that we’re always just waiting on the next big thing to happen in our lives?
Christmas – over. New Year’s – over. What is there to look forward to now?