Saturday, October 1, 2011

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Charlotte!

Hello Blogger Babes!!

It's been a minute since I've been able to share with you guys, but what better time than today! I'm just getting in from the Race for the Cure in Uptown Charlotte! I had a blast coming together with people from all walks of life & from all around the city to support this cause! See a few pics below~

Ready to RACE... well walk!!

Pink People... adding a little fun to the mix!

Tons of people passing the Panther's Stadium
1 Mile Mark

Whew!! We made it to the finish line =D

I'm producing my first fashion event, and it is to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This is a cause I support 100%, and here are a few reasons why...

*1 in every 8 women in the US will be affected by breast cancer.
*230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to arise this year, alone.
*Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement. Having invested more than $1.9 billion since its inception in 1982, Komen is the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
If you're in the Charlotte area, please come out on November 4, 2011, and support the cause in style!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earth Day 2011!!

Tomorrow is both Good Friday and Earth Day!!  Though it may be a busy day, please try and find a way to support.

I have created a new blog, so please follow me at, and visit to view my in-depth post on Earth Day, and how you can make a difference.

"The Earth is what we all have in common."-Wenell Barry

"The future of fashion relies on both the ingenuity of design and the sustainability of the environment." -Susan Woo

Check Out The Simple Life of a Queen for more...!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Lol... these pictures are a mess!
Have a laugh with me ;)

A classic piece we should all have in our wardrobe! Yep, a sequin MJ skirt!

Camel toe on the runway... so chic! Bhahaha!
I thought I loved MJ more than anyone... but uhhhhh, I was WRONG! So wrong!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


It's amazing... the things you learn through networking. While leaving Mercedes Benz Fashion Week this past February in New York, I stopped in the Starbucks that's around the corner from Lincoln Center. I had to get out of the cold long enough to pack up all my freebie odds & ends, and I saw a women going through model/runway pictures on her laptop.

She was obviously one of the many photographers capturing MBFW moments, and I began to chat it up with her about where she'd been that week. She cued me into a new phenomenon in the fashion industry. She told me about the first androgynous model, who was debuted into the high fashion world that week at a show in the tents. I began to think...(Androgyny- the ability to look both masculine & feminine simultaneously) now Tyra has been talking about androgynous models since Top Model began, years ago, so I know this model is NOT the first!

But then, I became aware that the model she was speaking of was actually a male.... So, she was using this word, androgynous, in different context from where my mind was going. And yes, this is news- big news for fashion as I'm concerned. It may actually make it harder for female models to get work. Not only must they compete against all the other females in the game, but now against male equivalents! Wow. Furthermore, males may also have height/weight control in their favor. They, more than likely, won't have breasts, which makes them thinner...

Well, the only thing consistent in life is change! With that being said, I'm not surprised!
Without further ado, I present to you the first "Androgynous" model.

*(Photo Credit: Alisha Petro)
I forgot the name of the model and the show she walked in, but I'll figure it out later & update this post... maybe! But you see how she towers over the other girls in the show... major competition is budding in my opinion!

*In Caption: I will say that Tyra did have a male model compete on Top Model before; I don't think they used the term "androgynous" for her.  I believe this is the first androgynous model to walk at NY fashion week, because we all know she's not the first. But this does show that the androgynous factor is becoming more acceptable in the fashion industry-similar to the 'plus size' model in my opinion.

>Just wanted to share a tidbit of info I picked up while in NY! Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Recess vs. Relief

I am in no position to judge, because I am just as guilty as anyone else. However, I want to send a wake up call to everyone in my grasp!

I woke up at 4:00 am, randomly, on Friday and just happened to take a peek at Twitter. The first tweet I saw was Paris Hilton commenting on the earthquake and tsunami that were taking place in Japan.  From there, everyone learned of these events, and throughout Friday & Saturday we all wrote tweets to announce our condolences to the world... but is that enough. Our prayers are invaluable, but we can always do more.

Today, as I logged onto twitter & facebook, I realized that EVERYONE was talking about the Duke vs. UNC game and again, just like the Superbowl, the lives of so many Americans are being consumed by a sporting event.  It's a pastime and stress reliever for many... I get it. I don't like sports, so I can compare it to a viewing of the Real Housewives of ATL or NY! lol

Since I am one of the few who are not into sports, I was able to reflect on what's happening in the world. And so a question came to mind. Today, right now on this leisurely Sunday afternoon, is it time for recess or relief?

Are we blinded, somewhat, as a country? Since the tragedy isn't happening directly to us, I think it's too easy to forget & move on to the next. It's so important for us to continue to keep the people that are facing these dynamic hardships in our prayers. If you can, it's dually important to reach out a hand to help. Anyone with a spare $10 in their pocket can support by going to & donating to the relief efforts. I gave what I could, and no matter how little it may be, I urge you to do the same.  

Last time I checked, the estimated death toll was 10,000. Let the Red Cross put your donation to work in communities affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011


If not any other day, today is the day to be empowered! Know your strength and own it!

It's National Women's Day 2011, and we have come such a long way!

However, there is more work to be done. Our communities are still struggling, and we are not always treated equally, so I challenge YOU to make a mark in your city/state/country/WORLD.  We are supreme beings, yet we haven't allowed ourselves reach our fullest potential. "Be the change you want to see."

As I grow as a woman, I am beginning to develop a passion for philanthropy.  Pray for me, as I work in my community, that I can touch the life of another, & in doing so, bring about a positive change.

Furthermore, I encourage you to Go Red! Heart disease is the nation's largest killer, and it affects more women than you may think.  Take charge of your life through awareness and prevention. Your heart will thank you later!

That's all, for now :) 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Street Style @ MBFW (Fall 2011 Edition)

So, it seems I have made this somewhat of a ritual to capture the street style at New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!  As you know, I love the way an individual expresses themselves through fashion.

This year I had some technical dificulties with my camera, so I wasn't able to capture as much as I'd like, but I hope you enjoy.

Cold as Ice

Vintage Dior top

Grace Jonee Reincarnate
Coat Vintage
Necklace- Marie Franchesca Pepe


Salem-Fashion Stylist
Loved the studded Louboutin loafers! *official*

This is actually one of my MBFW compadres! lol
We spent a large portion of our time during MBFW roaming the city streets in search of the hottest party, and we found a few!
She put together some unique outfits, so I decided to share.
Fur coat-Urban Outfitters
Awesome jeweled clutch- Banana Republic
Velvet black leggings

Dapper Gent
He goes by the name of Rich February.
Cool people.
Custom designed his suit & fur collar.

This young lady was dressed in a look that she picked out from the J Crew, Crew Cut, store in NY!
Love those sequin harem pants!
Oh... to be young & fabulous ; )

More pictures to come...soon! Time is moving so fast these days. Very little time to blog.
BUT, I shall be back!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ever wonder why people like Tom Ford so much?

Here's a hint  ;)

The renowned fashion designer debuted his first collection in six years, since he left Gucci in 2004.

I personally LOVE the textures that were seemlessly worked into many pieces shown. The intimate, yet socially LIVE runway show definitely created a buzz of excitement among the crowd. I could feel the energy... could you?


One thing that is beautiful is courage. Courage to show your faults in order to encourage a positive path for another. Courage to bear your soul to the world... To me, there is so much beauty in strength & courage.

However, what is NOT beautiful is harming your body to achieve societal standards of beauty (i.e. ANOREXIA).  Now that I can say I've worked backstage at several New York Fashion Week shows, I can attest to seeing bones bulging out of uncommon places on the bodies of the "beauties" who walk the runways, and also to hearing comments of how desirable it is to be that thin by intrigued bystanders. These are things I'd only heard of before, but actually witnessing someone say that they longed to have the thin, frail frame of the half-naked model whose spine I could literally see in it's entirety, was quite jarring to say the least.

There is a stigma that plagues a good bit of our society creating a negative image on what many doctors might say is a healthy figure/weight. Which is why I DO see beauty when I look at these anti-anorexia advertisements that were launched in Italy.

The images are scary & appalling, and they relay the point. This is not beauty, this is not ideal, this is a sickness. This is torture.
But I will NOT say that she, Isabelle Caro, lacks beauty, because she does have courage. Even if her reasons for doing this campaign ad were slightly selfish, (not saying they were) it is still an admirable act that has potential to touch someone's life.

Follow the link to see her story.

Nature Exploration

I'm a sucker for snow days; it's like love! Probably since a rarity in NC. It's always a good excuse for an amateur photo session!!

The world is such a beautiful place... I had to share :)