Black Fashion History : Andre Leon Talley

Former American Vogue editor Andre Talley has been a staple in the fashion industry for over 25 years, ranking as human landmark on all things CHIC. Born in Durham, North Carolina he was raised in a humble environment but understood the importance of luxury. while receiving a masters degree in French from Brown University, he…

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…

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…

Tall Rebellion (TTYA X LongTallSally)

It’s an amazing day to be a style loving amazon! One of my favorite shops Long Tall Sally catering to the taller woman frame has released their collaboration collection with TTYA (Taller Than Your Average) and it is simply… AMAZING .

Primary Elements

  I’ve been wearing a lot of neutral colors lately and I thought it would be a treat to have a punch of color so I made a bold statement with a Primary Color pallet.

A Mermaids Pearls

  Thank goodness I cleaned my closet out earlier this week and found this cream pearl covered tank I got as a hand me down from my aunt a few months back. I wore it once for an event during the winter months (SEE POST HERE) and it’s the perfect piece to elevate a simple…

Far East Movement

I woke up the other morning with a jolt thinking… “Oh dear Lord… it’s August!” I pulled myself out of bed, slumped my way to the closet and stood staring in utter disappointment…

Mermaid at the Art Show

This past Saturday I attended The Art Factory’s 6th annual Art Walk and felt completely visually stimulated. Almost 400,000 sq. feet of the 19th century historic industrial building was filled with incredible works of art. I wanted to be art chic cool and wear all black to the event, but instead I tapped into my creative spirit and…

With Your Own Two Hands: DIY

I had a manic DIY attack the other day and decided to create a pair of wide legs that would actually reach the ground even in my highest heels. I haven’t settled on how I want the waist  to sit just yet so I decided to throw in an elastic waist band and enjoy them…