It has been unseasonably "warm" here in Cleveland, Ohio, and at the time of this post, we haven't even gotten any snow yet! Here we are in January and while there is still no snow- the hawk is out! The wind ain't no joke- I live close by the lake and feel like we are always 20 degrees colder than everybody else so I have to get creative when it comes to looking cute and staying warm. Read ahead to see how I do it...
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When it comes to fashion, you either go hard or go home. There’s no in between! As a form of self-expression, your outfit is your chance to really shine and feel as confident as ever. Of course, it would be rude of you to keep this epic outfit to yourself, which is why you should share it with as many people as possible. I’ll always encourage others to show off their outfits on Instagram, or even start their own fashion blog, because it’s a chance for us to all feel empowered by fashion as a community. However, photographing your outfits isn’t as easy as it sounds.
We often have enough clothes in our closets, it's just knowing what to do with them that confuses people, and I'm here to help! I have three very important non clothing fashion purchases that I am dying to tell you about because they will help elevate your personal style. Read on to find out how a full length mirror, velvet hangers and a steamer can help elevate your entire look...
I honestly don't cover New York Fashion Week/Month anymore because for me the thrill is gone. It used to be all about the clothes and quickly became a hype based fashion event for everyone outside of the industry. It is a former shell of what Eleanor Lambert started with her "press week" in 1943 when American fashion was pushed to the forefront due to World War II.
The week long show case of American fashions set the blueprint for Fashion Week as we know it today, but so many things have changed since then- starting with the move from Bryant Park, the influx of celebrity designers and the designer as celebrity, boring legacy houses that dominate media based on name alone who only design according to what sells, and the blatant erasure of black designers, media and models- all made me lose interest. However this season was a little different...
In the past three years I have attended so many fashion shows blogging with my FlyGirl Chronicles series that I had to sit down and take a break for a minute! It is so easy to get burnt out when you do something repeatedly with no breaks (even if you love it) and before that happened I decided to get choosy about what shows I attend and cover because I'm not gonna lie- it can get boring and exhausting as hell- the waiting, the erratic temperatures, the repetition of models and designers- it can be a lot! It's the exact opposite of actually being behind the scenes where it's constant motion and action. However I do love it and now I try to attend fashion shows that seem to offer something different- like the last two shows that I saw.
As a fashion stylist it is important for me to have immediate references at any given moment and my head is full of them: vintage movie stills, runway shows from the 80's and 90's, album covers and fashion campaigns from decades ago, cinematography from foreign films, posters of my favorite rappers and singers from Word Up magazine, television shows from the 70's and 90's, images from 70's, fashion photography, childhood book covers and most importantly- song lyrics. Read on about how one particular line from rapper Andre 3000 helped style my shoot with photographer Jasmine Golphin of Welcome to Midnight...
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