How to Boho Chic

Bohemian tips

The weather is beginning to warm up down South so you know what that means… Yes!! skin. Time to show skin and if you’re a badass your ready to give it to them straight no chaser. I perfer bright colors, comfortable, loose, but danity and light weight apparel items.I suggest maxi skirts, oversized shirts, distressed shorts, anything to stay cool and look good while doing it. Being that it was Earth day, I wanted to keep my colors earthy. Below is my oversized daiski style top for the price of $10. You could also add a fringe vest or skinny jeans to master the boho-style. Even a flowy cardigan with a floppy hat will give a nice image.

Oversized lavender dashiki

As I’ve always stated adding accessories can bloosom an outfit. I wanted to master my boho-chic attitude and so I added some of my vintage bracelets on my wrist. The key here is to find what bracelets you like and throw it all on one wrist or ankle. It’s aye ok to become a junkie to create this look. You could even place toe rings on your toes for an flashback 90’s look.

Stacked bracelets.
A defective earring  turned into a hair jewel.

Feel free to create your own hair pieces, clothes, and style. Keep things around your home that you would normally throw away and ask yourself or Youtube a way to recycle or create a fashion trend. I kept my broken earrings and used them to create a jewerly piece for my protective style. Be free! Create! 

Staying comfy with miles ahead.

Trips are always exciting! You get to explore, search, and experience something outside of your normal day to day routine. I’m taking a much needed one day trip to Chattanooga, TN. Of course the night before I held an hour of what should I wear party in my bedroom?”

Comfort. That’s what came to mind. I’ll be sitting and sitting for hours so I said self ” keep it comfy and cute. ” I pulled out a pair of blue stretchy jeans that snugs my thighs and legs to show the curves. Grabbed a lozy oversized boyfriend shirt to give me wiggle room. You know I’m a denim kind of girl….so why not add a denim jacket to spice it up. Denim does something to my soul! Lastly, comfortable shoes are important to have when traveling so I pulled out my imatation brand of Skechers. 

Lozy boyfriend shirt with a spice of denim for flavor.

Simple right?  If you choose to you may add a couple accessories. Throw a crossbody bag across your shoulders or a nice backpack. Leave that big purse at home it’s not needed. A single chain necklace will do or a pair of stud earrings. I rarely travel without my layers of bracelets. Accessories will give you a dose of high fashion for the simplest outfit.

Crossbody purse for your personal belongings.
I found these kicks @ Dirt Cheap for $5.

Travel kit

Fashion Show Chronicle: D Royal Queendom Style

 You better walk girl!  Yess! Are phrases and words you may hear from the audience as a model, yes walking is very important and models love to feel the rush and excitement from the crowd but there is so much more that is tied into fashion shows other than the walk.

Ms. Dee Dee Pippens put this exquisite fashion show together for models of all sizes, shapes, heights, and skin complexions. D Royal was not only to encourage and express feminism of woman but to also celebrate a cervical cancer survivor. You see fashion can go beyond the clothes, hair, and makeup. People look and conclude that models and fashion shows are just pretty girls walking to look glamorous, but make no error I have to let the universe know that the woman behind the makeup and clothes are smart, talented young ladies who have to elevate their minds to discuss business ideas and give suggestions to make sure the show is aligned correctly.

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Models standing in 6 inch heels or better preparing to walk a lengthy runway with lights, cameras, with tons of people watching.

My position during D Royal Queendom show was to assist models, designers, and vendors. Behind the curtains you will not see all the blood, sweat, tears, and frustrations that are placed into a fashion show. There are long hours of  rehearsals, meetings with designers, coordinators, contracts, ticket sales, making sure you have an “A” team etc…

Keep in mind backstage we are dealing with missing earrings, shoes that are lost, and overall unexpected turmoil that can not and will not stop a fashion show from continuing. Everyone has a role to play and those expectations are expected to be meet during the production enabling a great flow of the show. There is minimum time in between changing clothes for each designer. During this particular show we had 12 designers in which over 20 models had to hustle to change into their designs and accessory pieces without having hair and makeup to melt like chocolate in rooms that are very much so heated.

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Tools/schedule is needed to keep track and communicate during a fashion show.

Once the presentation has been presented to the audience and you see the smiles, excitement, hear the applauses of the people, you then receive your reward for the late nights and early mornings. Fashion shows are loaded with fun and adrenal rushes. You meet nice, cool, down to earth individuals who are seasoned with information that can be passed along to the next person. This was my first fashion show and I am so delighted to have been paired with Ms. Dee Dee for a great first experience. I learned so much from following her and the amazing designers, the models were nice never complained about one thing. These are the kind of woman you should strive to be next to in a room. I wish I could do it all over again but stay tuned there is so much more coming with me evolving in shows and fashion lifestyles.

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Models leaving their mark on the runway.

Kiss my patch and thank me later!

We are wonderful group of people on our own but what if we supported a black business atleast once a month? How great would that be? I’ll tell you briefly.

 Collectivley we have to want to expand, build, grow, and give longevity to our communities.I support every ethnicity but I make an conscious effort to support a black business owner due to the lack of attention we receive.  In order to do that we must support one another and keep our dollars circulating within. There is so much talent that’s being witheld and I know this to be factual because I see it on a daily basis. There’s a group of friends/family members right now who individually have a talent that could  open a business. That homegirl who can cook/bake.. What about the brother whose good with money…. Or.. or…the friend whose managed employees. These are examples of quality individuals who can come together as one and start a business. Just food for thought. As an entrepreneur it’s not the easiest thing to do but I’m going for it and I encourage you to do the same. What do you have to loose?

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BlackGirlMagic✨

 

 

 Today I stitched a wonderful patch to my dark blue denim jacket from Old Navy… I purchased my patch from a black owned company by the name of coloringpins. My experience was phenomenal and I received exactly what I ordered in a timely manner. I plan to pair my denim with  a pair of funky spring color shorts and a comfy tee and possibly a pair of strappy sandals.

 Denim can go a long way, create new outlooks and not to mention very verstile. Denim pieces have been cut into knee pants, shorts, made into choker necklaces, earrings, even braclets. All of those peices can create a BOLD statement and be paired with anything.

 In addition to the greatness of denim material, patches are a hot commodity not to mention undescrible artwork. You can even catch R & B singer Monica rocking a long dust coat full of patches.The patches can be stitched with needle and thread or another option is to iron your patches to the article of clothing. I chose to stitch my patch just because I love to sew, sewing frees my mind and allows me to use my hands since I am a hands-on kind of girl. Besides stiching the patch means I can remove the patch at anytime and apply the patch to another garment. So the patch work is not only cute, fashionable, with a touch of eye candy but also reusable. When I think of patches there’s not a limit to what I can create. A variety of patches can be ordered online regardless of what you are looking for whether it be an ice cream cone which would be a dope patch for the summer months, or a daisy which would take your spring break to another level. You can even add word patches or phrases. I love the patch idea because it’s such an expression. Reminds me of an walking emoji!!!Screenshot_2017-03-24-23-08-06-1

Let’s be exceptionally with our wardrobe and not basic….

 Peace and love.. Until next time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do it for you



When you wake up in the mornings tell yourself you will be great and awesome. You are the sugar and spice of your life. With that being said, you can spice up your wardrobe at any point in your life. It’s never to late to improve or to find your sense of style. Style comes from within your soul. Allow the imgination to create a art portrait of yourself. When I’m getting dressed I ask myself questions:

  • How do you feel?…meaning I’m I wanting a bad girl look, hippie, nerdy, rockstar, etc.
  • Do you want to look casual or formal?
  • How’s the weather? Should I layer today?
  • How does my butt look? Lol just kidding although we do want to leave the house with a nice shaped butt in our clothes.

These are some of the questions you may want to ask yourself while staring in your closet.  Continue reading “Do it for you”