Style Storytelling Series
I’ve been gone for a minute but I’m back for a second. I’ve been working on a few different things as well as some changes with my blog, which I will share in another post, but for now the focus is on my newest project. Today, I’m releasing my first video from my visual narrative project titled, Style Storytelling. The idea came to mind a while back, and after much nurturing and brainstorming, I finally began to get things rolling.
Using fashion to tell stories and spread messages to the world, is the concept behind this project. Style itself is who you are, where you’re going, what you believe and many other forms of expressions. My first video from the Style Storytelling Series is called, Brought to the Light. I had the chance to work with Knimi of KeepItQueen, a beautiful sister, who did an amazing job, bringing my vision to life. The video is about my journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. Growth and change is uncomfortable but because of it, I have a deeper appreciation for life and my purpose on earth.
Take a second and find a quiet place to enjoy the first video from my Style Storytelling Series, Brought to the Light. Enjoy!!
Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, there will be more visuals to share soon. Also make you way over to KeepitQueen for more greatness!
Category: Inspiration, Outifts, Style
Tagged: create, creative, discover, fashion, inspire, keepitqueen, mindset, narrative, project, self-acceptance, self-discovery, storytelling, style, visual
Stiff Necked Fools – Bob Marley
Babylon the Bandit- Steel Pulse
Untold Stories- Buju Banton
Just wanted to share some music with you!
Category: Inspiration, My Thoughts
Tagged: babylon, bandit, Bob Marley, buju banton, fools, music, playlist, reggae, roots, steel pulse, stiff necked, untold stories
2Raw4TV is an international radio show hosted by artist & activist Palmetto Star. It was established on Nov 4, 2010, and is used as a platform for underground artists and cutting edge, inspiring thinkers across the board. Earlier this year I received an opportunity to work with 2Raw4TV on their first magazine. After much work and prepping, 2 Raw 4 TV Magazine was finally launched on October 31st, 2013. The magazine is filled with fashion, music, poetry, food, and much more. Here are some snippets from my fashion section in the first two issues.
In the December issue I talked about mixing different elements such as leather and lace. I’m all about layering and mixing different textures together. I had to share that with the readers. To check out the full December Issue on Romantic Edge click here
In the November issue, embracing your style was the main topic. Style is who you are and the confidence you have in being yourself. A small showcase of my style along with some tips on embracing your style can be found in the November issue. Click here to read the entire article.
2 Raw 4 TV has given me a chance to reach so many people and I appreciate the feedback thus far. This opportunity not only gives me a chance to showcase my style and ideas but also share the works of other designers and creators. In future issues you will be able to see more styling tips, interviews with local designers, and DIY creations. Stick around to see more of my work in 2 Raw 4 TV Magazine.
Tagged: 2raw4tv, blogtalkradio, creators, fashion, hera nyx, inspire, international, magazine, palmetto star, platform, raw, style, write
Knee High Socks and Bobby Bow Wedges
Chambray Top: Thrifted
Gray Tunic: NY & Co.
Maxi Cardigan: Anthropologie (similar here)
Knee High Socks: Marshalls
I’ve been holding on to these knee high socks for a long time now. I got them from Marshalls a few years ago and I’m just now wearing them. They actually inspired this outfit along with the fact that I love layers and long flowy cardigans; as well as texture, and neutrals. This isn’t the first time socks have inspired one of my looks either. Remember this post? This time instead of socks over jeans I decided to wear socks and a tunic. The simplicity of it is what I love the most. Here’s a quick rundown… I threw a chambray top over a gray tunic and paired it with knee-high socks and nude wedges. I felt a little naked with the length of the tunic, so I wrapped my favorite maxi cardigan around my waist and tucked the sleeves. This way I had coverage and some shape to the tunic. I kept my accessories pretty light. I wore my DIY braided rope necklace, pearl studs, and a few rings. Overall, I was comfortable from head to toe. On another note, this was the first time I wore my maxi cardigan like this. It inspired me to find other ways to wear it. I mean, I wear it all the time, so I might as well switch it up a little. Now, I encourage you to find some new ways to wear your favorite item. The more ways to wear the better. As always, Discover.Create.Inspire.
If you like what you see don’t be shy to share some love below!
Category: Outifts, Style
Tagged: bow, cardigan, chambray, fall, fashion, hera nyx, knee high socks, layers, neutral, style, texture, Thrift, wedges, womens
“Faith without works cannot be called faith. A dead faith is worse than no faith at all. Faith must work, it must produce, it must be visible. Verbal faith is not enough; mental faith is insufficient. Faith must be there, but it must be more. It must inspire action. Faith endures trials. Trials come and go, but a strong faith will face them head-on and develop endurance. Faith understands temptations. It will not allow us to consent to our lust and slide into sin. Faith obeys the Word. It will not merely hear and not do. Faith produces doers. Faith harbors no prejudice. Faith displays itself in works. Faith is more than mere words; it is more than knowledge; it is demonstrated by obedience; and it overtly responds to the promises of the Most High. Faith controls the tongue. This small but immensely powerful part of the body must be held in check. Faith can do it. Faith acts wisely. It gives us the ability to choose wisdom that is heavenly and to shun wisdom that is earthly. Faith produces separation from the world and submission to the Most High.”
A little push to keep going.
The Birthday Boy!
My oldest sister lives in Detroit, Michigan along with my nephews. Since we live a good distance apart I don’t get to see them often. Phone calls and FaceTime definitely help but there’s nothing like human interaction. My oldest nephew just turned 7 and my sister wanted to take him to Kalahari Resort, an African themed indoor water park in Sandusky, Ohio. I’ve never been to Sandusky or Kalahari, so a trip to the Midwest for the weekend was en route.
The drive from Charlotte, NC was about 8 ½ hours. I used to travel to North Carolina from Jersey on a regular basis, so I was pretty conditioned for this ride. Once we reached Kalahari we were greeted by the staff that helped us with our bags. Everyone was pretty friendly. One guy even took the time to tell me everything Kalahari had to offer like, the massive water park, an indoor miniature golf course, an arcade, a salon and spa, a fitness center, a candy shop, all the dining and lounging options, and the area that turns into a club at 11pm. There are also outdoor activities but they’re closed during the cooler months. Overall it was a pretty sweet resort. It was a nice experience. I enjoyed spending time with my family and capturing the beautiful smiles and laughs of the day.
What did you do over the weekend? Did anything exciting happen? Share your weekend adventures with me.
Tagged: african, arcade, Art, balcony, family, indoor, kalahari, midwest, ohio, pool, resort, rides, road trip, sandusky, south africa, suite, travel, vacation, water, water park
Ever since I decided to post on Wednesdays I’ve come to enjoy the day even more. It’s midweek and although you’ve made it past Monday, you haven’t quite hit Friday. Wednesday is where you get your boost. You know a little midweek excitement.
Braided Rope Necklace
For me, my excitement this week is this braided rope necklace. As you can tell from my previous blog posts, I’ve treated myself to a few DIY (Do It Yourself) projects already. For this one I needed to replace a necklace I can no longer find. I created it by braiding 3 strands of black and ivory twist cord, sealing my ends with fabric, and adding a chain.
I can also wear it shorter
This necklace was really easy to make. There are a few ways you can go about making one or I can make one for you. Keep scrolling… I have a surprise for you!
A Little Surprise!
I’m going to open up a mini early 2014. It will have plenty of handmade items to choose from. Here’s a little peak…
I’m pretty hyped and can’ t wait to show what could be yours. To my creators, keep creating!
Thanks for reading. I would love to hear your feedback, so leave some love below.
Category: DIY, Style
Tagged: accessories, black, braided necklace, create, discover, diy, hera nyx shop, inspire, project, rope, style, white
A long time ago I bought this dress from a local thrift store. Today I decided to cut it…
Nothing crazy though. I just made the front a little shorter.
I enjoy taking thrift store pieces and tweaking the design. It’s all about expressing your creativity. So, cut up some old pieces and make something fresh.
p.s check out another thrift store recreation here.