Tuesday, 9 August 2016

THREE STRIPES - YOU'RE OUT



I wore this comfy outfit to run a couple of errands and then to cute patio lunch with my cousin - shout out to my cousin for accompanying me down a weird alley off of Church St. to take these photos, LOL.

I picked up this loose fit Adidas crop top recently at Gravity Pope because I saw hella outfit potential. It is the perfect length for my body, in that it hits just above where my fave high waisted skinnies sit, and it's got the classic triple stripe down the arms instead of the usual screen printed front logo you'd see on a piece like this. I think it creates a really minimal and cohesive side profile when paired with my Anti Social Social Club hat. I may wear it with a PVC mini skirt and a cute pair of ankle boots to a party this weekend. I'll keep you posted! ;)

More photos and outfit details after the jump!

Monday, 1 August 2016

BRAIDED UP


Do you ever have a have a sudden vision of yourself with a certain hairstyle or outfit and then make it your mission to turn it into reality? I definitely do, and this was one of those looks.

All summer I've been talking about wanting to wear my hair in braids the way I did when I was a kid for a few reasons:

1. It's low maintenance AF. No heat and very little product needed to maintain the steez.
2. It keeps your natural tresses tucked away and protected from the #sus elements Mother Nature insists on imposing on us.
3. It allows you to experiment with colours and lengths with literally no commitment and no damage.
4. I am still caught in my infamously endless cycle of bangs - currently growing them out again. Having my weird in between length bangs braided back and out of my face is super helpful.
5. I've recently been trying to embrace my culture more, and being a fashion/beauty blogger, experimenting with more traditionally black hairstyles is an accessible way to do just that.

Friday, 8 July 2016

An Open Letter to Wendy Williams About her Comments Following Jesse Williams' BET Awards Speech


Dear Wendy Williams,

I have respected your career and looked up to you for being a fearless, outspoken, successful black woman in media for many years but I must say I was incredibly disappointed by your recent comments following Jesse Williams' powerful speech at the BET Awards. I'd like to take a moment to address your confusion about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP. It is appalling that someone with your platform would choose to perpetuate this rhetoric given the current socio-political climate. It is irresponsible of you to be so ill-informed about your people's history and to speak on it to such a huge audience.

To answer your questions:

Why are there Historically Black Colleges, but no Historically White Colleges?

There are Historically White Colleges, we just don't refer to them as such. They are called the Ivy League. In fact, any college or university dating back to the 1960's that is NOT historically black IS historically white. During this time period bright, ambitious, qualified young black men and women were being discriminated against by these schools, making it damn near impossible for them to access a higher education. HBCU's were born out of necessity. Born out of black communities creating for themselves what the system refused to afford them. Born out of bright young black men and women refusing to tap out when existing organizations refused to acknowledge them, their achievements, and their aspirations. If they won't share, we'll make our own. That is why we have Historically Black Colleges, and that is why it is important that we continue to refer to them as Historically Black Colleges. These colleges have also always allowed people of all races to attend which is not the case with their counterparts.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

FENTY X PUMA CREEPERS


I was stoked to get my hands on the newest drop from the Rihanna x Puma collab, the Fenty Creeper in Green x Bordeaux. Other colourways included Black Satin and Basket Creeper Glo which is an all over white patent leather take. I went for the Green x Bordeaux because I loved the gum sole on the first drop and felt this was the one that stayed truest to the OG Oatmeal colourways.

These kicks sold out everywhere the day they were released, but you can cop one of the many pairs floating around on Ebay for a hefty resale price tag. I get very excited whenever there is a big sneaker drop for women because they are so few and far between. Shout out to @badgalriri for giving us chicks in kicks something get hype about!

More photos after the jump!