I can’t remember a time where I didn’t enjoy styling. To me a fashion stylist covers all facets of styling which is why I’m annoyed when society tries to box you in. You’re either editorial or wardrobe but never mixing the two. Just another one of human’s ways telling you you can be good but not great. I choose to be great.
I’ve always been blessed with the people around me letting me know I can do anything I put my mind to but also anything that I’m passionate about. I thank God for the strong beautiful black women who have made it possible for me to go forth and carry the legacy.
From a little girl playing dress up games on my computer to styling my doll babies in different outfits, it’s truly something I find a passion through. Telling a story through a concept and truly when you wake up in the morning and put on your clothing there is a deeper thought process to why you chose the clothing that you did. As a stylist, I want to take out the superficial and fickle repertoire that fashion has built up for as long as it has existed and really get into the deeper intellectual and art form of fashion.
For me fashion has always been a way to express myself and allow others to take from it what they wish. Like the saying goes “people going talk regardless so you might as well be true to you and let them talk. “
This shoot was an amazing experience and I’m super blessed to have worked with Brooklyn bred photographer Dani B @dvn1b . She is so talented and such a hustler boss babe so we created fire. The model was amazing and a talented stylist as well as designer @MirantaGeneva and check out her line @wencozy for dope threads. The three of us banged it out and from me to you here is Wonder Woman.
A concept styled and creative direction by me. It was a fun challenge working with Miranta who is based in DC where I’m from. It was tricky going back and forth communicating closely when we could. Thank God for technology and shared notes on iphone. The Wonder Woman concept stemmed from us wanting to celebrate Woman and all the different things that women deal with and make look so easy. Women are so beautiful and strong and powerful so we really wanted to show all sides of the woman making sure nothing was left to the imagination. Also just in case you really didn’t believe in yourself, aside from styling I held it down with the makeup which I used NARS, Anastasia, and Covergirl products. We imagined it for you. So, Enjoy!
Special thanks to
Maguy de Chadirac
Wing and Weft Gloves
Conspiracy NYC showroom
26 on the 24th of September. I had to subtract the years to compute the math. I was a little overwhelmed. What made this year so different from the one before? You know they say 25 is one of the big ones, but in true anti-norm girl fashion 26 was the one that did it for me. I had always knew who I wanted to be and for as long as I can remember tried to keep that vision in a safe place. Here at 26, I was not living up to the life that I created for myself in my head. I was a slave to my own thoughts, a victim of my own doubts, and ultimately living in a twilight zone. I knew that in order to be successful I had to be me consistently. All the while I had the resources all around me I never thought to apply it to my life. I even earned my business degree to add more value to my existing skills and be more marketable. All this valuable time spent on tasks and activities that were to better myself were just bullet points on a resume.
Don’t let anyone make the last decisions in your life. Friends and family are supposed to be proud of you and give encouraging words of praise when you are doing good things. The point that’s missing is what are you doing? And why are they proud of you for doing it? A lot of times parents baby their children and this doesn’t always create the best outcome for the child socially in the world because they look for this in people who don’t give a shit about them. Work smarter not harder is a major gem. I know any honest and passionate about what they’re doing person doesn’t want to cheat the hustle. That is not what I am saying. I am saying figure out the business that you want to create or be a part of and then create a goal to progress yourself and the business in some way. You should be challenging yourself in new ways. This leads to another major key which is challenging yourself in a healthy and ethical way. Life is crazy I know this, but it doesn’t have to be. Just as you woke up this morning, you have to take that same energy and go do the things you need to do in order to be productive and beneficial to your business. First things first you need to be in the right state of mind and body. Make sure you are getting enough rest and eating a healthy balanced meal three times a day. I’m no fitness guru so I can’t tell anyone to go to the gym. I do know that working out makes you feel great and relieves stress. I miss it but it is something you make time for and I won’t right now. This feels great. I am 26 and I don’t have to be nice or submissive. I am a grown ass woman. Something ironic about growing older is that you start to care less of what others want and think! You really can own who you are. It’s like “Yeah mfer you talked sh^t about in my high school but look at your ugly self now.” LOL The 25 year old me still hasn’t worn off. Petty as hell. But on some real…
I have come so far and I am so blessed. No one can steal my joy or happiness because GOD knows my heart. I just want more of whatever is in store for me and I hope to acquiesce in more life, more love, and blessings. So you see this is my true thought. My anxieties. I’ve shared my soul, but when I come back to reality I know that I am such a GODdess and the world is mine for the taking. I have to learn to practice patience and experientially saying that growing older is the cure. Thank you Universe for another year to grow.