Girl Mob Styling & Profiling Event- A Clothing Swap & Donation

Ever felt like you can’t relate to commercial magazines like Cosmopolitan and Vogue?  While reading articles like “what to wear” and “how to act” my most often thought is GIRL STOP!  After reading dehumanizing articles like that, I look in the mirror with my short stature and natural curls and it reminds me why I gave up on finding any resemblance of myself in those magazines. Thankfully, there is a digital publication called the Girl Mob to save the day.  The Girl Mob is a group of NYC living women of color who embrace their culture and do so much to help others.

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Charity Art Fair: A Girls Night Out Find Out How “Joy Sneaks In”

 

If you’re a balling on a budget New York City resident, then HONEY, we have a lot in common.This past summer I acted like I was a teenager living underneath my mother roof. I was tapping into my savings to stay up with the latest events. I’ll admit I had a case of F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out).Fast forward to winter I found myself staying in more than usual just to save money and make ends meet.

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The Most Snapchat Worthy Restaurant is in The Heart Of Spanish Harlem

Here is a legit wedding and prom dress store for you girls. Hope you enjoy shopping there.
Black Prom Dresses

 

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Hat: Forever 21 Shirt: Pookie and Sebastian Boutique       Skirt: Necessary Clothing Shoes:Comfortview

Like most tech addicts I wake up from my bed, eyes halfway open and stretch my hand out searching for my phone. Once I retrieve it, I unlock the home page to tap on the cute ghost icon in front of a lemon hue backdrop. Once I enter the app I check a few people’s Snapchat stories; it’s  honestly a  great way to wake up.A morning filled with inspiration with my newsfeed filled with people shopping in the latest pop-up shops, visiting art galleries,rocking-out in concerts or even finding out what’s new on Netflix; Snapchat does have it all.

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Essence Magazine Street Style Block Party 2016

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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

You Never Seen BROOKLYN Like This! Book A Street Art Tour Now

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Where Brooklyn at?, Where Brooklyn at? 

Lyrics are from the famous rapping legend, Biggie Smalls. The song was pumping in my headphones as I reflected on my summer living in the same borough the rapper is from.My summer by far as a Brooklyn resident consisted of typical tourists sites such as The Brooklyn Museum, Coney Island, and Prospect Park.The tourist-like sites were great to see however I believe as an on again off again Brooklyn girl my love for this borough is due to raw art, and creative individuals that keep me coming back. Continue reading

Sunglasses Season Is Here! Find The Best Shades For Your Face Shape.

Left:Me Right: Life Style Blogger, Ashley from Ashestogoodvibes.com

Left: LifeStyle Blogger, Ashley from Ashestogoodvibes.com

Memorial day weekend has officially ended, and it feels like spring has fast forward to summer.Putting on sunglasses will not only complete your look this season is crucial.Wearing your sunnies will help deter the tiny wrinkles around your eyes.The reason for the small lines appearing around your eyes is when you spend too much time in the sun.As an additional bonus sunglasses helps the white in your eye, remain the same.If you go outside without eyewear, the sun can cause a burning sensation to the eyes.Within time, they become red and irritated.Before you put on your sunnies, make sure they fit your face properly.

The first thing you will want to do is identify your face shape. Take a look in the mirror to determine your if your face is in a form of heart, an oval, round or square.After you determine your face shape, you may pick out which style fits best for you.

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From New York To Paris, Here Is A Quick Lesson On Reconstruction :A/W 2016

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My charcoal jersey maxi dress was brushing the streets of Manhattan. I dusted off the grime when I finally arrived at the Gansevoort in The Meatpacking District. I scoured the long line and looked for my friend (Justine). There she was, and I thanked her right away for inviting me to the Christan Benner fashion show. I explained to her I was excited to see his collection up close and personal since my roommate, Jeffery has been raving about him.(he screamed when he found out I was attending his show.) 

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3 Designers Showcased in the Fashion Show you should’ve attended for NYFW 2016

 

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Reaching into the closet swaying the hangers back and forth, just to find the “stand-out piece” I only wore once. All in the name of NYFW. Some people view fashion week as one of the most shallow weeks of the year. On the contrary, there are many shows dedicated to giving back to a community. For example, I attended  the Rising Stars of NYFW last year which was curated for the Georgie Badiel Foundation. A percentage of the earnings would go towards helping  Africa by providing clean water. This year I was thrilled to attend SFW (Style Fashion Week)  where proceeds went to The City Kids Foundation.

The City Kids Foundation strives on artistic and intellectual development. Being a creative individual myself I believe it is a great cause, having a center built for the purpose of

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MEMBERS OF THE CITY KIDS FOUNDATION

preserving the arts. The arts are evidently the first to be cut from the budget, the last to be restored, and often unavailable for low-income students. But why do we need art classes at all?

Cultivation of  the arts improves the overall performance of students, including the fundamental academic subjects (Math, Science, and Literature). For scholars who took four years of art classes scored 91 points higher on their SAT exams, than those who took half a year or less.

In spite the fact that art education has been considered a bonus, uncomplicated creative activities can be some of the most important building blocks of a child’s development. Learning to create and cherish visual aesthetics is essential  in the progression for every child. The arts will create a foundation for the next generation of children as they move on to a higher level of education.

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F/W 2016:The Art of Color & Fusion Showcase

kyu7An emotional connection of color has resonated since the days of elementary school. A teacher wanted you to present your name, possibly what you want to be when you grew up and what your favorite color was. Whether it is a standardized hue of red or an abstract magenta, there is something that attracts you to these shades. For example red is associated with love, desire, and rage. Whereas magenta represents harmony, being optimistic and happiness. Understanding the emotional response is huge for fashion designers in the process of correlating their up and coming collections. Kesi Gibson is no different, she strategizes her collections heavily on color and has a keen knowledge of diversity. She studies language, religion, cuisine, social habits and surroundings in her nomad journey.

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