COACHELLA AKA BEYCHELLA 2018

I never spoke on Beychella because I was still stuck on wknd 2 videos & fits A few days late but we good. Beyonce’s performance was EVERYTHING.!!!! We knew to expect nothing less of Queen Bey. I stood up until 4 am streaming that awesome performance. Unfortunately, wkend 2 wasn’t streamed so all I had were images the next morning. Beyonce stage set up was beyond extravagant, she had a whole drum line production going on.

Bey gave us nothing but Black Excellence for two wknds straight, & I hope people learned a little something about our culture. How do you perform for 2 hours straight……with the bare minimum for a break. Beyonce is just AMAZING, she even brought out hubby Jay, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams & her sister Solange out to grace the stage with her. She bought out J. Balvin for wknd #2 to help her perform “Mi Gente.” I would definitely pledge Beta Delta Kappa if Bey was my dean.

You know my girl Cardi B killed her two performances. She even paid tribute to TLC with her all-white ensemble.  Cardi performed most of her songs off her new album “Invasion of Privacy.” Mama was popping & dropping everywhere like she isn’t 5 months pregnant. It was a performance you wouldn’t want to miss, who doesn’t love a reason to get wild & ratchet. Cardi had strippers up in the air & throwback videos of her grind. It’s very inspiring to see someone come from nothing to something & sticking to their true selves in a few years span. She bought out YG, Kehani, SZA & G Eazy to help her shut down Coachella.  Cardi did her thing and I loved her performance. Coachella will never be the same. Take a look below to see some visuals.

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SPRING 2018 TRENDS

After winter must come spring! The great Lauryn Hill said that. I love the spring, because you have so many options when it comes to styling you outfits. or look of the day. This season you will notice mix & match patterns, denim outfits, & pastels. We have a few days left in February so it’s about time we add some Spring pieces to our wardrobe. My fave places to shop for trendy pieces are boohoo, misguided, asos & zara.

  1. MICHAEL KORS                                  2. CELINE                                   3. ACNE STUDIOS

1 . LOUIS VUTTON                                 2. ANNA SUI                                3. ASSEMBLY 

1.  DEREK LAM                                     2 . OFF- WHITE                           3. ALEXANDER WANG 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: BUY BLACK PT 1

Happy Black History Month!!!! During this month we celebrate all things Black; Black culture, Black innovators, Black entrepreneurs, Black entertainers etc. For this month I am devoting my blog to everything & anything BLACK OWNED. Today I am listing PT 1 of my “Buy Black” series.  We all should be buying from Black businesses more frequently not just because it’s Black history month but why not start it up now.

Below are 6 Black owned clothing brands that you should know & support. Products range from $25.00 – $100.00.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

1.  God is Dope

2. HGC Apparel

 

3.  POWER IN BLACK

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NYFW SS18 RECAP

Another fashion week has come and gone, and I can’t be more pleased with the outcome this season. Designers bought the drama the theatrics and beautiful silhouettes. sequins

Monse Maison

Love these silhouettes at the Monse Maison show. Monse was inspired by collegiate wear and sports uniforms. Bold colors, stripes, denim

Naeem Khan

Helmut Lang

This whole collect was beautifully executed. I enjoyed the sheer silhouettes and the abstract looking bralette. This show was more like an art show than a fashion show, every look was superb.

Laquan Smith

Laquan Smith brought us back to high school with his presentation. Lots of beautiful plaid pleated skirts, thigh high boots, fishnets & camo sets.

Ralph Lauren

Normally designers would present their SS18 line but Ralph chose the See now, Buy now method. Ralph Lauren always executes classic pieces at all his shows. He debuted his Menswear FW17 collection at his own garage in Bedford, NY. Ralph give us an array of gingham suits, leather biker jackets, jacquard knit sweaters and satin slips.

Cushnie et Ocho

Frida Kahlo was the inspiration behind Cushnie et Och. Lots of slinky slip dresses, corset pieces, and airy silhouettes. Loved these peachy oranges tones.

Jeremy Scott

Always bring us something different to the runway

Brandon Maxwell

Oscar de La Renta

Fenty X Puma

Rihanna stole the show with her moto cross fused surfer, athelic gear. Her show was full of leather, cropped pieces, windbreakers, & heels flip flops. 

Adam Selman

Ulla Johnson

Assembly New York

Tom Ford 

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan is never one for subtlety, and this season was about pumping up the volume even more on his opulent designs.

Helmut Lang

Lang is beloved for his minimalism, for making luxury items out of everyday staples, for a unisex approach to dressing, and for his fetish-y streak. You can guess which aspect Oliver was interested in. Yes, there was some attractive streamlined tailoring, and yes, again, there was a swanky black parka, and a baby pink one, as well. But what there was in abundance was kink: asymmetric bras and daring peekaboo harnesses, rearless pants suspended from the waistband like garters, leather codpieces, and strappy BDSM gear. Girls and boys both carried or wore patent bags that unzipped to create old-fashioned, hugely oversize brassieres.

TOP 4 MUST HAVES FOR FALL 2017

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. This is the season where you can really style up your looks with layering pieces and over accessorizing. Fall is also a great excuse to pull out cool weather staples like over sized cardigans and over the knee boots. I am so ready for this change of weather!!!! Here are my 4 must have items for this fall.

ANYTHING STRIPED

Stripes were very popular during the summer and they’re a great transitional piece for the fall. We’re seeing a wide variety of stripe on stripe ensembles which I am loving. Everyone should have some stripes incorporated into their wardrobe this season, whether its bold stripes or a classic pinstripe try it out this season.

River Island Blue Muscle Fit Shirt $24.00

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Zara Tunic with Contrasting Stripes and Fringe $69.90

TUNIC WITH CONTRASTING STRIPES AND FRINGE

Jaded London Oversized $64.00

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PLATFORM SNEAKERS

Who doesn’t want to give themselves a little lift in the height department and still remain comfortable. A cool play on sneaker wedges, platform sneakers gives us a flash of nostalgia while still being fashion forward.

Stella McCartney $695  *MAJOR SPLURGE*

 

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Vans Old Skool Platform Sneaker $64.95

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Dolce Vita Yana Platform Sneakers $125.00

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FANNY PACKS

People just can’t seem to get enough of fanny packs especially since Gucci introduced their version of them. Fanny packs are very stylish depending on how you rock it. These sporty bags are super convenient if you don’t want to carry anything on your shoulders or back. This fashionable accessory looks super cute on the fellas.

Dylan Belt Bag $19.99

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ASOS Fanny Pack in Suede $40.00

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FILA Logo Sling Bag $34.00

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CROPPED JACKETS

I have an infatuation with anything cropped…..except for jeans since they always look like high waters on me. Other than that my relationship with cropped items has been superb. Cropped jackets can bring that sexiness factor to a look and still have a masculine vibe as well.

BDG Denim Cropped Trucker Jacket $89.00

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River Island Black Distress Denim Jacket $100.00

Mistress Rocks Black Cropped Vegan Shearling Jacket $114.00 

Top Shop Ruffle Crop Jacket $85.00

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SUMMER TRENDS 2017

Summer is finally here and it’s HOT AF. Below are a few of my favorite trendy pieces that can be wore from season to season. From the runways to A-list celebrities then right into our closets, fashion lovers can’t get enough of these popular trends. My favorite trends for the season are off the shoulder silhouettes, anything gingham, wrap dresses, sliders, and of course the dramatic exaggerated sleeve.

EXAGGERATED SLEEVE

Exaggerated over the top sleeves are a must have this season. Extra wide, ruffled, or extremely long sleeves gives any outfit a fashionable vibe. Whom would have thought that covering up some skin could be so sexy?

Whyte Eyelash Exagerrated Sleeve Top $27.30

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Fenty X Puma Cropped Long Sleeve Sweatshirt $150.00

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Tobi Off the Shoulder Body Suit $ 50.00

Carmen Black Off Shoulder Bodysuit

ZARA Flowing Shirt with Frilled Cuffs $25.99 

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OFF THE SHOULDER

This trend is one of my favorites. Who doesn’t enjoy an exposed collarbone and shoulder? This is a very feminine and playful look that can easily be transitioned to the fall season.

Top Shop Off The Shoulder Shirt Dress $ 90.00

Style Maifa Niverza Top $105.00

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Mango Off- Shoulders Linen Dress $ 29.99

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GINGHAM PRINT

Gingham pattern is a classic. A very trendy style that won’t ever get played out. This timeless trend is seen on every piece of apparel you can think of. You can never go wrong with a nice gingham item.

River Island Gingham Top $56.00

For the Love of Lemons Gingham Jumpsuit $189.00

For Love & Lemons Gingham Jumpsuit in Gingham

Asos Monki Gingham Cold Shoulder Smock Dress $56.00

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Asos Cotton Ruffle Smock top $56.00

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WRAP DRESS

Diane Von Furstenberg set the bar when she introduced the world to the wrap dress. It’s perfect for the summer, and great for the fall. The Wrap dess is super easy to put on and even easier to take off, what more could you want?

River Island Pink Stripe Wrap Dress $80.00

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Faithfull the Brand Carioca Wrap Maxi Dress $189.00

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J.O.A. Cold Shoulder Wrap Ruffle Dress $66.50

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SLIDERS

Sliders are extremely comfortable, and so needed! More fashionable than a flip flops and more convenient than sandals. A quick store run or a walk around the city, these are your best bet for comfort and ease.

FENTY X PUMA Ribbon Sliders $90.00

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Joshua Sanders Azure Denim Bow Sliders $106.00

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Zara Floral Sliders $35.99

FLORAL SLIDES

MULE SANDALS

I call these the sophisticated sliders. Simply and stylish. A defiant must have for the season. Ideal for the office and a night out with the girls. Mule sandals gives any causal, plain outfit a bold, sleek vibe.

Tony Bianco Kitzy Clear Heel Mule $145.95

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ASOS Heddon Kitten Heel Mules $45.00

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Calvin Klein Cicelle $81.71

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