Any time I wear a @bookernyc leather jacket. I literally get at least 500 compliments or questions asking where I got it from. My friend Jameelah Booker of BookerNYC is the mastermind behind this amazing brand that inspires women to embrace their power and individual way of expressing their inner and outer beauty. She is a champion of women, a true talent, and inspires me everyday to push harder towards my dreams. On top of that, she is one of my closest friends.
With that said, this is why I’m posting all about her:
Jameelah needs our help getting started on her first ready-to-wear collection to be shown during the next Fashion Week.
I spent a beautiful saturday morning in my neighborhood Bed-stuy, Brooklyn. As you know, I love wearing pieces that are meant for one thing in another way. I paired this striped shirt dress with my vegan shorts and booties for an edgier feel that’s more my style. Of course I also plan on wearing it with cut offs and a tank during the warmer days ahead.
I know you are wondering where I am. I’m in front of the restaurant Saraghina whose outside artwork is by the one and only Shantell Martin. If you don’t know who she is…you should. Look her up (or click her name in this post)!
On June 5th I will be joining The School Of Style as part of the #SOS grad panel. This is where I got started on my journey as a wardrobe stylist years ago. We will be sharing some “on the ground” styling facts with the kids. Haha.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there. I mean…the line up of special guests is CRAZY!!
I’ve always wanted to do a professional photoshoot with my aerial hoop. I finally got the opportunity to do just that with photographer Cristian Buitron and my friend Joanna (fellow aerialist).
Just to let you know the back story. We shot in Long Island. The morning started off raining turning misty and freezing by the water. Joanna and I took turns shooting, giving our frozen hands a break. However, we had such a great time. Oh the things we do to get “the shot”! Boy did we get plenty!!
This shot was reposted on @usaerial Instagram page. It has over 1k likes already!
Daylight savings time is about to start and the days are starting to feel a tiny bit longer. I’m ready to add a spring touch to my wardrobe! Maybe if we buy more spring pieces, spring will come back to us faster!
Here are a few things that are in my shopping basket to get ASAP:
The Fringe Bag: The easy way to ease into the fringe trend.
The Shirt Dress: I mean this look is so classic, easy and with clean lines. Love it.
The Fringe Skirt: At first I was not a fan but I would rock this with a button down, denim jacket and sneakers. Done.
The end of 2014 was a beautiful whirlwind for me because I was selected from an international open call to be in a hair campaign. I had no idea it was actually for Dove until I was asked to come in to the first interview. I sent in pictures of my myself and my hair to the casting email. Before I knew it I was on a flight (business class…whoop!) to Brussels to shoot the campaign with 9 other beautiful curly haired women. The only people who knew about it were my family, as I had to keep it secret until after it came out.
I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to be a part of this natural hair movement with Dove. I truly love my curls. Prior to having “natural” hair; since the age of 13 years old I had my hair chemically relaxed. It was in my late twenties that I decided that I wanted to let my hair grow out the way it naturally is. It took some time to learn how to take care of my new curly hair, definitely trial and error. I think it can be a coming into yourself. Not all curls are created equal, even on your own head! I discovered that less is more for my hair routine. Especially after my hair was cut for the shoot :). I’m back to short hair again but “Oh I love it, love it” #byeafro
Here is to a little styling inspiration on Youtube. I wanted to show you a way to wear your beloved distressed jeans during these colder days. All you have to do is add an extra layer or two like I did with my mesh hoodie. Then be sure to wear thin leggings or tights under your jeans to keep the layer party going! Top it with a cool wool hat and you are ready to go: