Month: September 2017

In Good Company

Mood:  Company:  Track: Drake featuring Future “Grammy” You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again. I love dope women and having them in my company is the ultimate energy booster. I took these pics right after LA and right before having brunch with Monroe & Rose. My motivation sky rocketed. Felt like I was winning even more just by being in their presence. Get you and keep you some company that keep you inspired. Outfit Thrifted dress  Victoria Secret bra  H&M boyfriend jeans Calvin Klein Mules via DSW Photography: Dadou Chic Share This:

Jumpsuit Mami

Mood; Jumpsuit Mami Location: SoHo NYC Track: Buju Banton ” Black Woman ” Volume: Maxxxx! Designer Please please I beg you…. don’t confuse this dope BERIQISU jumpsuit as a two piece. You know I love me a good print as much as I love a shape complimenting jumpsuit. Both those together and you have one vibrant over the moon ecstatic 32 year old who came from the best brunch in life.  Wore this to #SteeleVain to host alongside Monroe. After a filling brunch I headed to the rest of my NYFW shows in this fit. Oh and this light coat has a matching skirt and crop top if you want a Parisian chic feel. 👌🏾 Outfit courtesy of BERIQISU. If you get one of their jumpsuits don’t rule it out for Fall weather! Wear it with a nude or gray colored turtleneck and a cardigan or a leather motto. Own it, be Vain and make it work! But you know I couldn’t do all this flexing without sharing!!!! BERIQISU is having a 50% off end of summer sale at her Williamsburg shop  70 …

#SteeleVain Brunch Sponsored by Shea Moisture & Hue 

Where do I begin?!….. Great energy is a remedy. One that is filling and contagious. That’s just what was awaiting  when you entered a beautiful intimate SoHo cafe who’s back steps led you to a secret garden.  #STEELEVAIN Was born from a conversation with Monroe where she mentioned she had been itching to do an event. After much brainstorming , discussing purpose, back and forth texts #SteeleVain; An intimate brunch celebrating Unapologetic trailblazing women” was born. Just off of our intentions alone and the name, my heart was already full. Monroe’s consistent, hard working and trailblazing spirit  was confirmation  that this collaboration was the right move.  I was seated amongst Women I’ve followed for years and never met, ones that I knew and some I met for the first time.. So good! We spoke our goals out loud and into existence followed by cheers and “Amen!”, *finger snaps* and head nodding smiles.  Who said you need to know folks in order to celebrate them?! Child bye.The food kept rolling in. Every time I looked up I …

Cheer leading team 

Its that time again; I’m headed to fashion week. Every Fashion week I get the fashion week flu afterwards and always some type of distraction  before hand. Always. This morning while prepping to leave I was in a funky mood. Like a very bad mood which is rare for me. Somebody said something to me that hurt deep. I called my business partner T to vent and while on the phone with him I get a text from a friend telling me I crossed their mind and that they are very proud of my hard work and that I inspire .  I was reading it and ballin. Big fat tears.Talk about timing man. We barely text like that and all of a sudden I get this text that end with “God bless”. Like how rich am I?! To have folks in my life who love me, care for me and send good vibes.  What a feeling.People see the pics every season for fashion week and the publications and think it’s just all glam. It’s sacrifice. …

Life simplified 

Listen….. I’m changing and it’s scary as heck.  I’ve noticed a change in everything lately. My closet for starters. When I tell you I have stripped my closet of a whole lot of things.  I mean it’s a lot. No crisis no trauma, simply detaching myself of things that serves no purpose or brings forth a feeling of necessity. Like I have to love it. Every. Single. Thing. In the past I’ve made excuses to keep clothes, habits and even people. I’ve been cutting out and working on certain habits  that I’m tired of. Some relationships have taken a turn, uncomfortable at first but less baggage and for the better. I’ve started accepting things and situations for what they are. I’m not as accessible to certain things and people as I once was. Oddly enough all of these things were / are happening at once, one after another.My tastebuds are even changing. I don’t care for or  crave the same foods anymore.  So apparent that I caught myself mumbling  to myself the other day  “damn kid, you …

Unapologetic Mom Tour

Phone call  with 15 year old while I’m LA 15 year old: Mommie! When are you coming back? Me: Kid, I love you guys enough to know when to take a break! See you soon I love my family, but I know when I’m need of a vacation. Juggling a family, werk and relationships is a full time job. The last few months I’ve been working a lot of hours which doesn’t include a cubical and a heater underneath my desk that I can rest my feet. Nope! Racks on racks on racks models shopping and returns. *Repeat!* I love every minute of it because I’m living my dream, but when your body says take a second, you take a second. With any blessing comes cons and I’m grateful that mine isn’t enough to make me quit. The Mom tour started in LA, because 1) I always wanted to visit and do research. 2)It wasn’t home (Massachusetts). I needed time to regroup and reflect in a different space while still putting in a little werk. …