Christmas Carols are beaming through retailers speakers. Baked goods are piling on my desk more than ever.I log in to my outlook at work, and I get a calendar alert “Holiday Party”! Oh damn! I thought to myself. Between shopping for gifts and working two jobs, I admit I forgot about the holiday party. With Cyber Monday officially done., I wonder where I can get good deals this time around in the year? Checking along google sites, I stumble upon Dress Lily, and a few minutes later I started a Christmas outfit wish list.
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.
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
I struggled with my hair ever since I was a toddler. I’ve researched different trends to help efficiently manage my hair wigs. Coconut oil kept popping up in the Google search feed.As I decided to try the Coconut oil trend, something magical happened a couple of weeks ago. I received a survey about my hair from Influenster. It felt as Influenster was reading my mind and knew about my hair struggles. Answering the survey honestly, I wrote out the issues I had with my hair. A few weeks later I received a complimentary box filled with L’oreal Ever Curl products.
- Hydra Charge Shampoo
- Hydra Charge Conditioner
- Sculpt and Firm Cream-Gel
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
In 2012 I was a senior in Laboratory Institute of Merchandising ( a fashion college located in Manhattan) with a couple of weeks left before I graduated. One of the classes required was emphasizing my internship experience and guiding me on how to successfully land a job in my field after graduation. My professor at the time Susan Kavy pulled each student to the side to give us advice on planning after college. When it came to my turn Ms. Kavy crushed my dreams of being a fashion editor for a magazine’s. MS. Kavy called out my bad grammar and even had the audacity to ask if English was my first language. I swore my jaw drop like the genie in the Disney movie film, “Aladdin.” After what felt like a punch to the chest, she told me there are various positions in the fashion industry, and I had great internship experience. Ms.Kavy suggested I should pursue my career in the internships I’ve done while attending L.I.M. college. The internships I had experience in were product development and wholesale.
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.