It’s that time of year again where we feel a crisp breeze in the air.Due to the shift in temperature and moisture, the leaves start to change.The leaves during this time of year, become more brittle while turning into shades of golden brown and burnt orange.As your heart is set on jumping up and down crunching leaves on the floor, embracing the Autumn weather, don’t forget the season wardrobe change. I teamed up with makeup artist Andrea Black (also known as the beaute joint) to discuss a few of the fashion and beauty trends of Fall 2016 I’m sure you will be enchanted with.
Fumbling to put on my false eyelashes was due to my excitement with a hint of stress.I was super excited to attend my first Beautycon. However, the hint of fear kicked in when I realized I’m running almost three hours late.I was practicing my breathing exercises I learn through a yoga workshop to help relief my stress.The breathing exercise surprisingly was working while I finally aced putting the false eyelashes on my eyelids.I did not want to go to a beauty event without a full face makeup look; It may seem overdramatic, but I felt it was necessary for me to go made up.Other than practicing my breathing exercises requesting an Uber ride eliminated my stress of FOM (fear of missing out.)Before I knew it, I was well on my way to my first Beauty Con.
Think about the Soho sneakerhead who is a little overly obsessed with Kanye West’s fashion line. I’m hinting at Yeezy Fall 2015 collection, models wearing oversized tees and body stockings. A “Soho Sneakerhead,” one who is trend driven, a perfect candidate to wear meggings without breaking a sweat. I also firmly believe in wearing the fitted style you must be a man who loves wearing skinny jeans.
I challenged my roommate who religiously wears skinny jeans to test a pair of men leggings from Kapow Meggings.
You don’t think of wearing sweatshirts and hoodies in the spring/ summer season. However, The collection Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy will make you reconsider.His designs resemble a mix of the then and now hip hop culture while reviving every true fashionista love for vintage gems.
I initially was drawn to the Eddie Eddie brand in 2013.One day I was scouring through magazines pages, being a typical fashion blogger and paused when I saw a spread devoted to the Harlem-born rapper, A$AP Rocky.Not only did I like A$AP Rocky because I enjoy listening to his music, but (were also born in the same borough and) I respect the influence he has in the fashion world. As I flip through A$AP Rocky’s spread, I fell in love with a dope sweater design by Sean Kinny.(Sean Kinny is the designer of Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy.) The sky blue sweater seemed like someone doodled a dollar sign in the center.The dollar sign aligned with various woven diamond patterns.This is one example of the designer many creations.
As the years went by I saw Kinny’s designs in e-commerce shops such as Refinery 29 and La Petite Mort. Continue reading
The beauty of fashion week is no matter what season you’re in it gives you a head start to the next one.As I attended SS17 Style fashion week, I prepared myself for insane traffic and made sure my makeup was set for each show. I made my way into the excited crowd at the Hammerstein ballroom and silently gasp when I saw Amanda Lepore.
Although I felt starstruck, I zeroed in on the designs and picked the top four trends you should watch out for in SS17.
Admiring the Dumbo archway underneath the breathtaking Manhatten Bridge is where I took a breather from the always insane NYFW. As much as I love the chaotic schedules of NYFW, the shows are mainly curated from the contemporary scene.Summarizing the modern style is looking out on the runway for the latest silhouette. The modern style often has a mix of layering neutrals, sometimes hinted with a pop of color, print or embroidery.It seems I might be bored with the contemporary scene, I’m not, I just believe the style is predictable.As I took my breather from watching modern styles glide throughout the runway; It was refreshing to walk amongst Brooklyn locals for the Essence Magazine Street Style Block Party 2016. Continue reading
Glasses can have an enormous impact on your overall look.I kept this in mind when I decided to purchase a pair of frames last year. I thought to myself, which style of glasses will go with everything I wear. I went with a pair of typical black plastic frames.The more I wore my glasses, the more I felt stuck and ordinary, so I decided to buy contacts to help freshen up my look. I love my contacts, but everyone who wears contacts knows you must give your eyes a rest.The stuck and ordinary feeling came back when I had to wear my typical black frames again..Purchasing my dark glasses felt similar to giving the eye center my arm and a leg.(it cost me $800.00)Then one day my friend came to me like an angel of fashion eyewear heaven.In one week I saw her sporting about five different eyewear looks, and I thought to myself how she could afford to have a range of frames?
You snooze your annoying alarm clock a couple of times; it’s ok we all been there.Looking at the alarm and realizing you barely have time to put on your game-face for work, you start to sweat.Don’t panic worrying about running late to work.Here is a 15 min. makeup routine you can honestly stick to.
Who else feels as if they’re about to cry because summer is coming to an end? If you feel the same way throw two fingers in the air and say peace out to the long work week, and wave hello to the weekend vibes. To help enjoy the last few weeks of summer, I teamed up with Alice Mae Thomas of Snatched Boutique. We curated a style session to help guide you on what to wear.