So this video with @Daneyel_Sade is not a fashion video, but it is about something we are passionate and have a lot of opinions about. Interracial Dating!

Please check it out!

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Check out my return to The DK show!

Join Danielle and myself on our journey through “Swirlyville” pondering why there is a need for the question, “What kind of black girl do white guys like?”

Danielle and I have a very important conversation about strength, love and obstacles.

ENJOY!!!

AHHHH So Exciting! Join me and @Daneyel_Sade as we talk about Spring wedding trends on The DK Show!

This is not necessarily my first time hosting on a show, but it is my first time talking about fashion and hosting on Danielle’s fabulous show!!! It was so much fun to film and…well take a look for yourself!

I will be on The DK Show 2 more times to discuss, spring trends and shhh!!! *whispered* interracial dating…

Tune in and subscribe to her fantastic channel!

OSCARS RECAP-
Last night was the 86th Annual Academy awards aka “The Oscars” and it was the most entertaining Oscars since Bill Murray’s last time hosting. Elle Degeneres hosted this year with great pop culture references, selfies and pizza.

Unfortunately, I didn’t see any of that because I don’t have cable or wifi but I caught up today! But a big congratulations to Steve McQueen who became the first black director with the first primarily black film to receive the Best Picture award! Milestones, people!

Let’s talk Oscars red carpet! My favorite looks are here! The Oscars had their own trends of pastels, nudes and whites but most of all, it had some great moments!

First up…Amy Adams
Amy Adams looked glamorous in a gorgeous strapless navy Gucci dress with what can be conceived as hip flaps? She also made the carpet a little bit more colorful.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie showed that a double mastectomy can’t slow her down with a beautiful embellished Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. Thank goodness Halle Berry brought Elie Saab to all of our attentions because he was the designer of the night!!!

Bradley Cooper
Ahhh Bradley Cooper. Looking fabulous in a traditional cut tuxedo by Tom Ford. I loved this look over his nomination/snub of last year’s Oscars.

Jared Leto
We can always count on Jared Leto sprucing up the men’s red carpet and he did not disappoint managing to make an odd combination of red, white and black Saint Laurent look dapper! Even with the hair, he couldn’t be stopped especially when he won best supporting actor!

Jennifer Lawrence
Phenomenal beauty Jennifer Lawrence once again made a gorgeous debut in a red Dior strapless (also with hip flaps) gown! She manages to wear red on a red carpet without getting washed out and somehow popping!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Hit Record host and creator, Joseph Gordon-Levitt looked snazzy in a nicely tailored Calvin Klein tux. He accessorized the suit with his famous Hit Record button that happens to look great with everything!

Lupita Nyong’o
Princess of the night, Lupita Nyong’o, put Cinderella to shame in a stunning baby blue pastel Prada gown! She topped off the look with a “tiara” by Fred Leighton. After rooting for her all season and being almost stupefied by her beauty, this put me over the top! And her acceptance speech for winning best supporting actress brought everyone to tears, almost as much as her fairytale style!

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
McConaughey won his best actor award looking fantastic in a white Dolce and Gabbana tuxedo! He also donned the best accessory into the awards, his beautiful wife Camila Alves, wearing a Gabriela Cadena gown.

But the best trending accessory on the red carpet were the cheesy smiles. Thanks to Ellen Degeneres, we have the ultimate selfie with awesome actors’ chesire cat grins!

Congratulations to Lupita Nyong’o for her first Oscar win!

Couldn’t have deserved it more but I wish the nomination was for Best Actress!

(Source: hermione, via rodarte-quayles)

Yay! I am working very hard on this event and would love to see all of your wonderful faces on Madison Avenue!

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Madison Avenue is once again a cultural epicenter with the introduction of On Your Toes on Madison Avenue. Partnering with New York City Ballet in association with AVENUE Magazine, accessory boutiques on Madison Avenue are celebrating New York City Ballet’s 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center with special window displays, in-store programming and a private shopping event where NYCB dancers will greet shoppers, “Shop with the Dancers”!
Join us on March 15-22 for a memorable celebration of Art, Culture and DANCE!!!

Yay! I am working very hard on this event and would love to see all of your wonderful faces on Madison Avenue!

aroscommunications:

Madison Avenue is once again a cultural epicenter with the introduction of On Your Toes on Madison Avenue. Partnering with New York City Ballet in association with AVENUE Magazine, accessory boutiques on Madison Avenue are celebrating New York City Ballet’s 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center with special window displays, in-store programming and a private shopping event where NYCB dancers will greet shoppers, “Shop with the Dancers”!

Join us on March 15-22 for a memorable celebration of Art, Culture and DANCE!!!

(via britchardesellers)

Sunday, February 9th was a rare day as it was a relaxed no show going day until after 6pm when Lenny Kravitz was turned on and K.Nicole made it’s sophomore debut at New York Fashion Week! I was excited to see what this fantastic duo, Kera Anderson and Nicole Styer, had up their sleeves as this was the first time I was seeing their show. I quickly understood the hype that was built around the designers.

The Collection:

The “Elegance in Texture Collection” was inspired by a time where what women dressed in was a way to express their individuality, femininity and creative fashion sense. The collection borrowed something from a variety of generations, moods and eras. Clearly illustrated in the collection was the Victorian era. Some of the pieces definitely looked like “Marie Antoinette meets Twiggy”. The first look to hit the runway was a burgundy fur, full-length coat with a black and white lining! This number started the show off in the right direction.

After the show opener, there were chic jumpsuits, cute 70’s mod dresses and even a men’s wear look. My favorite look being the gorgeously tailored grey jumpsuit with hot pink leather accents. 

Bold:

While the number of influences that K. Nicole nodded to seemed overwhelming, they somehow made the collection cohesive with only a few pieces sticking out leaving the audience wondering, “why?” I was very happy with the overall show and left thinking that there is no way these garments will be left alone for long. A celebrity, stylist or magazine will catch up very soon.

Saturday, February 8th was a cold brisk morning, perfect to snuggle into my Grandma’s fur coat and make my way to the Ruffian show. I arrived there early for backstage access and to see the beauty transformations with Hasselblad called “Ruffian Transforms” which documented the models from street to runway.

The Collection:

The Fall 14 collection started off with a bang! Influenced by Petrus Christus a 1400s painter, the Ruffian boys made a statement that bold is better! The voluminous structured clothes left the audience stunned. My favorite look being the gorgeous cardinal red satin pleated dress. The collection seemed older and more sophisticated reaching a new demographic.

The playfulness of the collection was not completely lost with the chartreuse blouse and floral print pants and the beautiful floral print dress with the black tinsel stranded fuzz. The luminous colors of the pieces jumped right out but the youth was lost in the monk-like dark gowns.

Bold:

The Ruffian Fall 14 collection was certainly bold but lost some of its hipsterdom and gained a more somber dramatic tone. The collection created a taste more for luxury. The black gown with the jacquard print and jacket would look fabulous in Barneys or Bergdorf’s.

runway photos via Style.com

After an already long day of work, a Models Hall of Fame party with The Daily Front Row, and a skipped dinner, I hungrily and tiredly made my way to the tents for one of the final shows of the Friday night, Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan. What a refreshing and fun show as predicted by her Fall 14 slogan “Break the Mold”.

Who was there:

Actor Diane Guerrero, “Orange is the New Black” with model and DJ Leigh Lezark face of the Fall 2013 Emerson collection.

The Collection:

In the spirit of “breaking the mold,” Jackie Fraser-Swan took 2 concepts that seemed like they wouldn’t work together and made them work: UK punk and Hollywood 40’s glamour with a mix of rocker chic thrown in for good measure.

The collection featured charcoal greys, deep black, royal purple and soft pink colors with an array of textures and materials such as chiffon, duchess satin, sequin, knits and twills. There were several standout pieces! The fabulous “break the mold” sweater over the billowy chiffon skirt and the leopard sequin print sweater over the black sequin skirt (a look I wanted immediately and almost approached the model after for …lol *sigh*) But the stunner look was the black sequin puff ski suit! Jaws dropped all around! I was also a major fan of the closing sequin and chiffon gown.

Bold:

I have seen a number of Emerson’s collections and I have had the pleasure of seeing the growth each season. JFS’ Fall show had a sophistication and innovation that maybe only her previous Spring collection touched upon. Each look was more grasping than the one before. I cannot wait to see what she has in store for the next season. I also want her to venture into designing a collection of mini clothes aka children’s clothes as she dresses her girls in the cutest outfits that she made herself!

Additional images via Getty Images and fashionpulsedaily.com

The end of the first day of New York Fashion Week drew to a close on February 6th. But before the night finished, the Religion Fall 14 presentation took place at The Hotel Chantelle with live music by Grand Electric starting off the fun.

The Collection:

The UK label gets its inspiration from music, lyrics and punk genre, and these influences are vivid in the latest collection. The palette of black and white with a touch of burgundy and silver allowed the presentation to fit in with the overall aesthetic of the brand. The added ombré, yellow stars and sequins gave the collection more of a pop.

The men’s jacket was a major highlight with an homage to street art. Another highlight was the colorblocked woman’s pea coat and the maxi layered black and white skirt.

Bold:

Cohesive and naturally evolving, Religion stays true to its origins. There is an effortless transition between the punk style of the UK and “New York chic” as illustrated with the sequin dress with colorblocked coat. Can’t wait to see what else they have in store for next season!

Remember, you can look for Religion on Asos.com

Yuna Yang’s Fall 14 collection “The Butterfly Mother” was influenced by the Maio culture of interpreting nature into every work they produce. Yuna Yang incorporates this idea into her clothes with embroidery, weaving, paper-cutting, batik and jewelry. On February 6 , the first day of Fashion Week in the Alvin Ailey studios, guests were treated to a presentation of Yuna Yang’s recent ventures.

The Collection:

While Yuna Yang’s FW collection evokes a childlike enthusiasm it unfortunately falls short of the sophistication and beauty of the previous season. There were construction problems also with the collection, clearly seen in the satin pieces was a fair amount of puckering.

The Fall 2014 looks have a playfulness to them and an expressive use of color, no doubt catching the eye of a few daring celebs and socialites. My favorite dress being the light blue satin with embroidery and bright fun colors.

Bold:

While Yuna Yang’s Fall collection lost some chicness, it did not lose it’s happiness. The clothes show a youthfulness that other designers lack, especially for the winter shows. I hope next season, Yuna Yang finds the delicate balance between finesse and frivolity.

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