Change is constant and this summer in Brooklyn has forced me to reflect on the innumerable changes this borough has undertaken in recent years, much like myself. As one of the most recognized places in the world, Brooklyn has created a strong imprint culminating from the savory mix of cultures you can find here. Its growth from the crime ridden cautionary tale to the … Continue reading Making Your Mark
Every year on the first Monday in May, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts an extravagant, star-studded black tie benefit to raise money for the Costume Institute, a self-funded wing of the museum where the most amazing fashion pieces are curated and exhibited. The MET Gala, also known as “the party of the year,” attracts the most popular attendees from fashion, film, music, politics and … Continue reading Comme des Garçons Who got it Right – MET GALA 2017
Let’s talk Easter in Brooklyn! Easter has always been one of the more relaxed holidays for me. Although growing up in the Caribbean Easter meant some extra housework (like at Christmas) and pastel colored dresses with ‘nice’ shoes, as a Brooklyn Girl my style AND lifestyle has surely taken a different turn living in New York City. I often opt out of the cute pastel dresses for dark skirts and I usually forego the ‘nice’ shoes for some sexy boots. I love Spring and more importantly, I love a great Spring wardrobe! The weather is warmer with a little nip of chill air from time to time, which allows for the ultimate seasonal cross-over of boots and mini skirts. The warmer weather also gives one liberty to go exploring in the neighborhood!
This Easter weekend I’m out on the town soaking up that New Brooklyn lifestyle, where we’re still in a nebulous state as cultures merge and start to take form. I’m a huge proponent of merging cultures as I like to learn and explore new things, and from the looks of it, Crown Heights is fast becoming a budding version of the East Village. It’s nice to be able to absorb all that art and culture right in my back yard. From the foods to the fashion, the New Brooklyn lifestyle is taking on a life of its own and now it’s a bit more like me – a mixture of rugged and chic! Enjoy!
The proliferation of Muslimah fashion has been a steady trend recently, but Trinidadian fashion blogger Naballah Chi has been at the forefront of this wave for a number of years now, and all of her hard work is paying off. The fashion blogger – who is also Muslim – has been blogging since 2003 and has since been featured in international press such as Cosmopolitan, … Continue reading Naballah Chi, Muslimah Cover Girl
Another New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has come and quickly passed, and the February 2017 Collections seemed to have drummed up more political media than anything else. Although there were some distinctive looks shown this season, presentations reeked with political undertones. Many designers took this opportunity to make strong statements against the current Trump administration, others stuck to the more traditional settings, and others yet … Continue reading NYFW February 2017: It’s a Wrap!
This season, in the wake of the tumultuous political climate, many designers used this platform to make political statements of their own during their Fall 2017 presentations. Take a look at the Top Statement Makers this season are: Anniesa Hasibuan: The Indonesian Muslim designer used her Fall 2017 collection, fittingly entitled “Drama,” to take a stand for immigration rights that are currently being threatened by the Trump administration. … Continue reading NYFW’s Political Moments
Hands down the best Red Carpet for every Awards season, the Grammys bring together music and fashion on one spectacular stage! Here’s where we expect our arrivals to really shine. This year, there wasn’t as many outstanding looks as in previous years, but there were a few that really embodied the occasion and made a statement, like Skylar Grey’s feminist clutch. Here are some of … Continue reading Top 12 Stand Our Looks – Grammys 2017
It’s that time of year again when New York City is bustling in preparation for the most illustrious event in the city for both fashion enthusiasts and business people alike – New York Fashion Week (NYFW). We’re all looking forward to see what designers spent months preparing to showcase – often under the harsh criticisms of media powerhouses – as well as bask in the … Continue reading Gearing Up for NYFW – February 2017 Collections
Whether you choose to like it or not, appearance is a big part of one’s personal brand. It is understandable that some women – especially the ones trying on the Feminist Hat for size – strongly believe the we should not be judged by what we wear. However, this type of protest should be reserved for a different space. When you are attempting to brand … Continue reading The Art of Dressing Well
Awards season kicked off in fine form last night with beautiful #RedCarpet looks at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. The top stand out look of the night was from Evan Rachel Wood, who wore a black custom Altuzarra suit. “I love dresses—I’m not trying to protest dresses. But I wanted to make sure young girls and women know they aren’t a requirement. You don’t … Continue reading Top 12 Stand Out Looks – Golden Globe 2017