February 13, 2020

Years ago when I was in middle school my class did a pin-pal event so that we could learn what school was like for kids in other parts of the world. I was obsessed with all things Japan while in the 6th grade and had to have a Japanese pin-pal. My teacher actually didn't allow me to send a letter to a non-English speaking country, but I was determined to have a Japanese pin-pal anyway.

So, I researched a random school in japan...

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 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...

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...

June 24, 2019

Let's be honest, no matter your gripe with award shows, it's super empowering seeing black women and girls honored for their talent and hard work. However, we don't always get to witness our deeply melanated sisters getting the recognition and on stage spotlight they deserve. Even if these women don't take home a prize, it's important to acknowledge that they are there, working, and exceptional just as the other artists occupy...

June 13, 2019

There’s so much to love about African print clothing. From the bright colors to the crazy yet still tasteful patterning, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful flowing dress made of Ankara wax fabric. Here are a list of six fashion companies that’ll have you looking stylish and chic all summer long!

1. Grass-Fields

Okay, I have a problem. I can’t stop buying clothes from Grass-Fields -- a.k.a the incredible fashion company founded...

June 4, 2019

Femininity is for all women – single ladies, wifeys, and mommies. Chrissie has covered a lot of the essentials for women, but I wanted to dive deeper and cover some essentials for mothers. This list is hardly comprehensive, but it’s the most pertinent items that came to mind when I recalled how my transition from single lady to mommy went. It can be a lot to balance at times, but remaining feminine, poised, and attractive is p...

November 19, 2018

For the most part, Instagram is a positive platform for black women to celebrate and be inspired by people who actually look like us. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration for your wardrobe, or you need ideas on how to mix and match for a date night or a girls night out, there are tons of relatable and gorgeous black female fashion bloggers who’ve got you covered. One scroll through these ladies’ feeds will make you want...

November 13, 2018

i.Sadai 

The key to purchasing luxury handbags is to buy classic pieces. Signature handbags are trendy until the following season and the latest handbags are on the market; so why not get more for your financial output? i.Sidai is a black owned handbag company offering quality bags that are sure to be timeless. These genuine leather, trendy, and high quality made handbags will have you feeling as if you made a great fashion inv...

November 9, 2018

The leaves are falling and winter is calling so it's time to get into some new, cozy and trendy fashion gear. This seasons popular looks include animal print, cowgirl boots, leather dresses, tweed and more. Look below for the fall/winter fashion inspiration your closet needs and be sure to visit DDS Magazine on Pinterest to see if some of the items are still available. Stay chic!

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