All posts tagged: nyfw

#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. …

NYFW FW17

Damn near had a blizzard for the first day of New York Fashion Week.  Typically one would look outside and think “stay in”, but nope Fashion week is work for me so the show must continue. And it did.  All 8,000 shows. OK, fine more like 5 0r 6, but it sure felt like a whole lot took place within a short time.  Despite the slush, disrespectful wind and wet feet, It feels good to be back doing what I love. Thankfully I dropped these sneakers in my suitcase. I pretty much worked the outfit around it. Outside was too gray and slush to do all neutrals. You know I can’t just settle for all dark colors! let’s get into this vintage 1951 Parka though……so damn good.  I’m always here for an over sized men’s coat.  MAC Cyber lipstick for a little badassery (and because a bright lip would be  a distraction)  Ok, off I go to tackle day 2. First show is at 10:00 am.  My cold and allergy is saying rest(the devil) and …

Lately

So one minute I was on the beach in San Juan Puerto Rico, then next thing I know I’m back and diving head first into New York Fashion Week prep and invites.  From there it’s been like the first week of High school.  Excitement, fatigue and anxiety.  So all in all I’m still blessed but I feel like I’ve been sprinting and needed to sit my ass down and just ….sit there.  No thinking no nothing. My body started trying to shut down while in NY and officially progressed when I got back home.  Made it through my #BostonCoffeeTalkBrunch and was wiped out after that. Now that I’m feeling better I’m back to werk, styling and working on some events. I stopped looking for the “Perfect Balance” and just focus on maximizing my time and working smart.  Some days I’m on it and other days I’m chasing it like a missed bus. That’s OK. I’ve been shifting my thoughts and focusing on all the great things and not the negative.  I find stressing takes away from …

Blue Magic- NYFW

Blame Dana for these amazing boots. I mean the blue Manolos’ Carrie(Sex In The City) had were cool, but these babies are the newest blue that stole my heart. After fighting like hell  trying to get them ($50 custom fees) I didn’t have to tell you, but I appreciate you so there.  Anyways, Blue magic hit me the minute I put them on. All through the veins…like if you cut me it would be this exact  velvet blue.  The never ending slip on that literally covered most of my thighs gave me  instant super powers! NYFW  Day 3 comes around and I want to wear this dope Nubia Williams dress. The color combo and the military like details are just amazing.  My suitcase only had about 4 different types of footwear in there so the options were very slim, But that’s where the challenge and creativity comes in.  Like sink or swim V! Laid out the boots, tried it. Loved it. I was stomping around NY  like “Who needs saving?!”  “You called for me?!…I know, a …

All the denim

Well hey there! I have had a busy, adventurous and productive month.  Staying busy is the medicine for entrepreneurs. Too much down time for me means I’m not chasing enough checks or growing. I’ve been working on projects and had curve ball opportunities that I couldn’t pass up on. I’ve been checking some goals off of my childhood and adulthood bucket list(The 8 year old me high fives me). It’s been great, but when your are winning in one area, another area of your life has to take a hold i.e the blog and missing my children’s February vacation to work NYFW and go to Chicago all in a 10 day span.  Consistency is always key, but staying sane is first. I never want to be so lost in work that I’m not actually living. Happy to accept the fact that I am not a robot and the chill button is my best friend this last year. New York Fashion–  Sigggggghhhhh It was brutal. like BRU-TAl. Think 10, 2o degree weather, plus aching feet, plus delayed …

Tell me why again?

Yesterday it was about 39 degrees and windy out.  And here I was shooting outside with my photographer eyes watering and all.  I didn’t have too many layers on and the cold was  all in my bones.   I thought “Now why the hell are you out here again?”  I laughed and remembered asking myself this same question around this  time  last year  in the below pics a week before NYFW. So the same answer I had last year was the same one I came up with  yesterday.  ” I love it! I can’t imagine not doing it….duh…I mean come on is quitting ever an option?!” <<<<<all this in a matter of seconds. When people come up to me and tell me a post or an outfit inspired them.  The excitement and glow in my clients face from a closet evaluation. And this  is just a few out of many reasons. Decided a while ago that this was success and when I can repeat this feeling over and over again I’m successful.  Those priceless moments provide me …

NYFW DAY 1

Even though the forecast mentioned rain for the first day of NYFW, I still had hope for sunshine and definitely did not expect that nasty on and off down fall…ALL DAY. But because I came to werk it didn’t matter what the weather was cause there were shows to attend! I decided to dress the total opposite of the gloomy weather and went for this amazing vintage romper. Solange blaring in the background…my mood was all of a sudden uplifted and ready to take on Day 1. “Nature calls”….After three seasons of attending Leanne Marshall  shows I am still impressed and inspired by her work.  Caught up with the designer backstage where she shared the inspiration for this collection. Check it out on Periscope: vanavain. picture source  And then desert was served at Desigual! It was like a burst of the sweetest  treat with a bomb after taste leaving you wanting for more.  Like so so good. DIY was very much alive and represented here. Denim head wraps and DIY jewel embellished knee highs. More …