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...
What do you do when you are a year into your natural hair journey and absolutely no product on the market is to your standards? If your name is Rachel Wilson, you put your baking and cooking skills to the test and whip up some homemade products for yourself. Which she did, and that's how Simply Made Basics was born.
On Saturday, April 07, 2018, fashion designer Nicole Bell of KoKo Mystique held a launch party full of fashion, food, and fun and I was so honored to be a part of the event as her brand consultant!
*Hey ya'll! I had to take a blogging break while I worked at the box office of the Cleveland International Film Fest for a few weeks because it was just too much to keep up with, but I did do some wonderful fashion stuff and decided to do a quick recap of events...
I volunteer with the Renee Jones Empowerment Center and was invited to host a fashion show at the Columbus Statehouse on March 23, 2018 for the 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Summit and it was a success! We tried to do it back in January but had to evacuate the area immediately due to the weather but it was postponed for March, which made it even better to showcase spring fashion!
Q&A with Fashion Designer Nicole Welch
Nicole Welch aka "Coco/KoKo" is a fashion designer who combines custom made fleece and patent leather to create one of a kind pieces. She started sewing only four years ago after receiving a sewing machine as a birthday gift from her husband and has been grinding ever since. A dream come true, Welch has witnessed her business grow rapidly in the past two years stating, "I put together my first fashion show in November 2014, for a girlfriend's women's empowerment event and it was the scariest most exhilarating feeling I have ever experienced!" Now a pro and relaunching her fashion brand find out how this Cleveland, Ohio native turned her fun loving hobby into a fashion forward business...
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