December 17, 2019

I love fashion. And I mean obviously, I love my $9 boots from Forever 21 as much as the next girl, but what I really mean is the fashion industry. I love haute couture and fashion houses. I enjoy watching runway shows in my spare time. Studying how fashion imitates architecture and other art forms to create its’ own,. I always have. However I haven’t always loved the monolithic approach to black women that the industry employs...

December 10, 2019

So, I've recently been binge watching Chrissie videos on Youtube. And not simply because she is the owner of this fine publication, but for once, Youtube has gotten its' algorithm together by finally providing me with content I care about. The videos that resonated with me most, however, were the ones about corrective dark skin promotion, and specifically corrective, but we'll delve into that later. And as I began throwing aro...

December 2, 2019

So as of late, as in almost four months ago, I’ve made the change of having a minimalist wardrobe. For those of you who don’t know, a minimalist wardrobe is a closet in which you have a limited number of items, purposely. To be frank, this is a project I’ve technically been working on for an extended amount of time. Between consistently selling clothes, donating them, and buying them all over again, this change was inevitably...

November 25, 2019

The 90's. What a time to be alive. In a time where nostalgia is still at an all time high, the 90's is one particular era that has proven itself as more than a fad, but a period of time that is going to continue to influence Millennials and Gen Z for a long time to come.

Amidst the innovations that are still being made in fashion today, elements of 90's style are just as prevalent as they were during their namesake. Beyond the...

November 8, 2019

So, you may or may not have noticed that over the summer there was a crazy surge in Cherub tees. Cherubs, for those who don’t know, are the winged, chubby, rosy, and innocent looking baby angels that adorn the likes of many European paintings.

Now, as much as I love these cute and aesthetic little creatures, I have never had the privilege partaking in the print because there are no cherubs, among a plethora of other pop culture...

October 25, 2019

This fall we are putting the awe in autumn. I was planning on taking a different approach to the season regardless, so it is a thrill to see the fashion industry following suit. Our equinox is going to be as colorful and bright as the leaves that change with it. And below I have the top five essentials of this fall’s fashion edit.

1.) Animal Print

The Cheetah girls could never, all wildlife is officially on the radar. Surpassing...

October 22, 2019

Pink is now one of the top color trends for fall 2019. AT LAST my favorite color is now mainstream and even on trend. All of my years of Elle Woods like attire is finally and strangely trendy. However, fear not, if you struggle with the thought that pink is a color you can’t wear, or just plain don’t think you like it, I am here to hopefully give you a push and join the pinkster-hood.

It is a given that black women invented we...

October 21, 2019

Recently I was holding a conversation with a good friend of mine about his recent trip to the mall and we began reminiscing on our childhood a little bit. When we first met in high school, he usually donned Abercrombie hoodies, Nike Roshe Runs, Fitted Sweats, and a Herschel Camoflauge backpack.

He looked liked he had been styled on the set of a highly successful Teen Nick Show. Adversely I wore Aeropostale zip ups, Ballet Flat...

October 4, 2019

Temporary 21 may be a more befitting name for the aforementioned fast fashion house. Forever 21, like to me and to most, has been a major game changer for those who have big wardrobe aspirations and small wallets. Unfortunately, the brand has exhausted its' resources and some of its creativity ultimately leading to the major downfall that we will be discussing below.

Yesterday, after picking up an order (pro tip: they offer fre...

September 27, 2019

How many times have you opened the door to a closet full of perfectly good clothes, and contested, "I have nothing to wear."? We have all been there a time or two. Yet while we are saying we do not have anything to wear, what we really mean is: we feel we have run out of ways to wear what we already own. And while our natural inclination may be to run to the nearest mall and pick up a few new pieces to "spice" up our wardrobes...

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