Brujeria, which in English means witchcraft, was taught to me in high school with a book. The teacher assigned “The Crucible” written by Arthur Miller in high school. The purpose of the book is to educate the class about the horrific history of The Salem Witch Trials and the beginnings of structured religion. The tone of the book described an era of fear among the witches, painting a dark and dreary image. Now fast forward to the present, my fellow Latinx millennials and I are digging through family history. While digging through family history we are figuring out aspects of witchcraft that is left out of the book. For many people of color, there is a positive impact in the practice of Brujeria while rediscovering our roots. Continue reading
Being bohemian is more than just a look, is a way of life. Although I don’t dress in the typically patterned maxi dresses, wearing a flower crown on a daily basis, I do believe in the lifestyle.A bohemian is known to indulge most of their time expressing themselves in an artistic way. An artistic way can be painting, writing or music, creating is the forte. Another belief to this lifestyle is living like a nomad. If you’re a traveling nomad like the song Gyspy Woman sung by Crystal Waters or living in the moment, it ends with the same result.You try to live a life without stress, and you take it day by day.
When it comes to dressing bohemian, a real boho girl wouldn’t care about what anyone thinks. She usually wears whatever she wants. However, the fashion world painted a picture for what boho fashion is in a general sense. Continue reading
It’s OFFICIALLY here 2017! A New Year, and we are experiencing a gritty snow storm in NYC.Time to bundle up in your cozy sweaters and Adore Me bras.While you’re bundling up for the winter weekend, do something different.Instead of doing the usual raiding your fridge and going on a Netflix binge, let’s have a different approach to how we’re spending our winter weekends. Instead of being a couch potato (which is ok every once in a while) do something that will keep your mind sharp.
Try to develop a new hobby or continue to flourish one. Pursuing a cool hobby is a great strategy to make your winter weekends eventful.The time spent on creating will be fun, and you wouldn’t feel like you wasted a whole day. You can paint, write poetry or short stories or open your mac book where you can learn how to do a DIY project or practice different makeup looks. If the DIY project or practicing exactly want the difference between a contour brush and a foundation brush is not up your alley, don’t worry there are endless opportunities online.
The moment foodies wait for all year is finally here! I’m excited to get into my lace maxi dress, paired with velvet thigh-high boots and be welcome with a full plate of food.Before prepping to binge-eat a turkey, in the beginning of November I had what I would like to call a case of holiday dress stress .As I struck gold on the search for a lace maxi dress, I bumped into a problem.My beautiful lace maxi dress had a deep plunge.Usually, I would wear a silicone bra cutlet, and that will help solve my issue.On the other hand, every time I wore a silicone bra cutlet it will become nonsticky. Imagining myself in a house full of people and making a complete fool of myself, I refused to wear a silicone bra cutlet. Continue reading
Last week I hung out with my cousin who was biting her nails, fussing about prom.She has been fussing about it since the first day she attended school this year.I told her the best time to start shopping for her dress is in January. She looked at me and told me she doesn’t want to commit until March since prom is in May! I explained to her it’s best to start sooner than later when it comes to shopping for a dress that seems red carpet worthy. Then she began to cry what if I don’t find anything that will fit? I responded remember the “Twilight” book/movie craze? She replied, of course, I remember, I was a middle schooler, it wasn’t that long ago! I chuckled, and after agreed with my cousin it wasn’t that long ago. Continue reading
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.
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.