Do you know about April Walker, the designer of the iconic fashion brand, Walker Wear and the official Godmother of Urban Fashion? Since the early '90s she has successfully combined hip hop and style and has had her hands in several key moments that helped catapult your favorite old school rappers as influencers before that was even a word. Her work has graced big screens, small screens and everything in between. Read on to find out more about the legendary fashion designer!
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Shapewear can be so confusing! Which is why I called on Samantha (Sam) Walker, my homegirl in fashion, fellow blogger, runway queen and fashion show host to ask if she could write a guest blog post to help break down shapewear for us curvy girls. As a plus size model that is always on the go, constantly photographed and spotted at a variety of events around Cleveland, Sam is definitely a shapewear expert, so read on to see what she has to say...
Cleveland, Ohio fashion designer and show producer Vaughn Glover is what I would call a "designer's designer", meaning his sewing skills and techniques coupled with his superior manipulation of fabrics and detailing make him a favorite among those in the industry, but the same skills help entertain and wow a local crowd of fashionistas at his annual fashion shows. This year at the The #Highsewciety Sewcial Runway of Life show presented by Waki Wear Productions on March 24th, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Beachwood, Ohio was no different.
I know that March Madness is usually used in reference to college basketball (or that one rap song by Future, depending on what you are in to), but for me it had a whole different meaning. The month of March is usually the beginning of a new fashion season and fashion shows and events start popping up all around Cleveland, as we all try to unthaw and enjoy the hope of a glimpse of spring. In between the high energy fashion shows I attended, I participated in a few cool fashion events as well...
I have a confession. I am a former shopaholic, an online fashion stylist and I work for an online styling app- but I refuse to shop online! First of all, I'm a big girl who needs to try things on to see how fabrics stretch, feel and smell IN PERSON! Second of all, I'm impatient AF- if I give you money, I want my goods or services placed right in front of me immediately (main reason I stopped my magazine subscriptions too haha) and last but not least- I have been BURNED before by receiving the wrong item, or something else off that made me say #neveragain.
But then I "met" Columbus, Ohio fashion designer, creator and blogger Nia Grain (@niagrain) on Instagram and she agreed to write a guest post with valuable tips on how to help your online shopping experience run smoothly and now I'm feeling safe enough to try to score a piece or two online- maybe...
Everyday I am reminded of the fact that the body positive movement is here to stay, and it should be since it is an exercise in self love and acceptance. The latest event where I witnessed that was on March 10th, 2019, at the He Loves Curves Fashion Show in Cleveland, Ohio.
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