Black Fashion History: Ruth E. Carter

Ruth E. Carter is an African-American costume designer. She is best known for her work on the films Malcolm X,Teen Beach Movie and Amistad, for each of which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. She received a career achievement award from the American Black Film Festival in 2002.Carter graduated from Hampton University, and then interned in her hometown…

Things Bamz Heard: February ’17

Calling all my lovers! It’s time to secure this reservations, dim the lights, and pop open that bottle of champagne to celebrate the one(s) you love. In honor of lovers day I’ve updated my master Spotify playlist “Lovers Day Edition” & “Lovers Night Edition”. The Day edition is to get you in the groove opening…

Black Fashion History: Stephen Burrows

Friends with Warhol, dressing Cher, partying at Studio 54: Stephen Burrows born in Newark, New Jersey on May 15, 1943; is an American fashion designer based in New York City and was the designer for the drug-laced disco days—and one of the first African-American names in the industry. Known for his signature “lettuce hems” and sexy, flowing chiffons, Burrows notably…

Love, Beatrice Vegan Suede Collection

Every time designer Shana Bea blesses us with another one of her creations I feel a flutter in my heart. Love lives in every detail of her craftsmanship, and the dedication she pours into her pieces reflects that of an artist. Shana has cracked the code with Love, Beatrice of staying style forward with maintaining…

Black Fashion History: Meet Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly (September 24, 1954 – January 1, 1990) was an American fashion designer. Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Kelly studied art at Jackson State University and than attended Parsons Design NYC. While living in Atlanta Kelly sold recycled clothes and working with out pay at Yves Saint Laurent chairman Pierre Bergé, who later in 1988, sponsored Kelly. Paris-based women’s wear designer and a founder of…

Black Fashion History: Meet Willi Smith

Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and studied commercial art at Mastbaum Technical High School and attended Philadelphia College of Art for fashion illustration. He then moved to New York to go to Parsons The New School for Design, the highly competitive art and design college of The New School university. For a short time Smith freelanced with Arnold Scaasi and Bobbie Brooks’s sportswear company. In 1967, Smith quit…

Fab Follow Friday: Melissa Holbrook

 If you’re anything like me you are constantly thirsty for inspiration, So I wanted to bring you guys weekly suggestions of creatives to follow, so you can get your life! I will be covering all outlets ranging from bloggers, designers, artist… YOU NAME IT! *Shirley Caesar Vocals*  First up to the plate for Fab Follow…

Black Fashion History: Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes

Zelda Wynn Valdes,  fashion and costume designer  was revered for her design talent and best known for her skill in highlighting the female body. She got her start in fashion creating outfits for her dolls as a child in Chambersburg, Pa., and began cutting out patterns from newspaper. She studied her grandmother’s work as a seamstress…

This Funny Little Thing Called Blogging

So… If you have been following for a while you know that I have taken a few breaks here are there but this recent one has been the most intense. There was a huge shift in the blogging industry,  making me question everything I was doing and eventually I started to resent the process. Everything…

Black Fashion History: Designer Ann Lowe

   Ann Cole Lowe, fashion designer  In 1953, Lowe designed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ wedding dress for her marriage to John F. Kennedy. The voluminous, off-the-shoulder dress was constructed out of 50 yards of ivory silk taffeta. Just 10 days before the wedding ceremony a water line broke in Lowe’s New York City studio and ruined…

Woop Woop..Pullover That Sweater is Too Fab…

Long Tall Sally Ottoman Rib Sweat Top : H&M earrings During my break from blogging I decided it was a time to change a few things in my personal life. I’m back in school (this time as a business major), currently looking for a new job,  finally joined a gym (thanks to a gift membership…