Friday, July 31, 2015

Elongating Style





Tank: TopShop Judo Boutique Pants: TopShop Shoes: Forever 21

I've been going through a world wind of a journey. Been trying to balance my life with my one job, one internship, moving, and running my blog. But besides that I am glad I was able to shoot with my lovely photographer Ivan. I wanted to wear something a little different and I must say I am pleased with how I put it together. 

I have always wanted to own a pair of pants that were high waisted and wide legged but I have shied away from buying them because of my height. I hate being forced to wear heels in order to wear certain pants.  However, it's been a while since I have worn heels so I figured why not. 

I decided to add a pop of color with my maroon trash bag waist pants to give a bit of contrast. I loved laying silk upon these pants. Believe it or not this outfit is very comfortable and feels good upon the skin. I chose to wear a simple heel because I knew you wouldn't really see the shoe based on the pants length but also because I wanted the focus to be on the pants and the color selection. 

Tip: When wearing a wide legged pants be conscious of shoe selection. You don't want your shoes to clash with the pants. When trying something new understand that it's just like finding the perfect red lipstick; it's all about the right shade. When mixing colors make sure that it is a contrast and that the color you choose lays well with your skin tone. Never wash yourself out with colors that don't make you pop. 



Saturday, July 18, 2015

That Lady!



Shirt: My photographer (Gap) Ripped Denim: American Eagle Shoes: So Kate Louboutins
Photos by Ivan of Longtower Photography

I have been inclined to experience life differently since I have moved to New York. I have always been the type of person who wanted to know everything. I am forever curious how everything works and what makes them tick. I have been blogging since 2011 and for years I spent so much time in front of the camera that I forgot the beauty of one. Ivan my photographer is an excellent teacher and he allowed me to be his student. I have learned so much in such a short time span and believe it or not by me knowing how different cameras work I'm able to get better shots when I'm on the other side. 

I believe its important to be well rounded in anything you are pursuing seriously.  For example: If you are trying to be a singer its important that you know or at least understand the producing aspect and the function of the studio equipment. Knowledge about your field will only help develop you. Now, I'm not saying you will be a jack of all trades but I am saying that by you having some knowledge or understanding of other surrounding components in your field you will produce better work. It's all a process and everything intertwines with each other. Don't be the person thats only caught up on one aspect you can't grow with that type of mindset.

My first picture deals with the idea of me taking on the persona of Olive Oyl but actually having style. The shirt is a mens shirt so I wanted to turn into my own. I like showing that being feminine doesn't come from the label but rather so the lady and how she wears it.

My inspiration for the last two photos was me thinking about how amazing it would be for a girl to shoot with bare essentials, hence the milk carton box I'm sitting on. I wanted to provoke the idea of this beautiful, sexy, yet tasteful lady is able to shoot on a average day and look fabulous doing it. She is that girl that isn't afraid to get her hands dirty but somehow she always manages to stay perfectly polished. I wanted it to be natural and spontaneous. 


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sounds of Fashion




Photo by: Ivan of LongTower Photography MakeUp by Bre @glamourousmoments Instagram

Believe it or not I have hidden talents. I am always intrigued to know something or to learn something new. I have secret aspirations to learn the piano and how to skate really well backwards. I know that may sound weird but I feel like its never too late to learn these things. I feel there is always room to improve yourself especially when learning a new skill. So I had a secret passion to learn how to Dj and I did so naturally I got the idea that maybe I should do a series of photos to show off some of my hidden talents.

My reason in doing the series is to show how one can constantly change. Plus you will never know what you are good at if you don't take the time to learn.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Unbothered



Body Suit: H&M 
Photo by; Ivan of LongTower Photo Make-up:@glamourousmoments

Don't you get tired of trying to please others. No matter what you do there will always be those people who don't want to see you shine. I did these photos to show how much I am unbothered with the, "chatter". I am blessed beyond measure and I should act like it and so should you.  My inspiration is Zoe Saldana. She is so fearless, strong, beautiful, and most importantly unbothered. The older I get the more I am an advocate of self exploration and empowering your self esteem. The world is crazy and if you allow it to get you down it will. We are all beautiful and we all have something to share. Just make sure you know that your "something" may not be for everyone.

Side note: can we give a give a hand clap for the way my natural hair is giving life? 

Orlando Blue




Jersey: Thrifted Overalls: American Apparel Shoes: PRS x Nike 
Photo by Ivan of LongTower Photo Makeup by: @glamourousmoments 
Being in New York has changed me and Brooklyn plays a vital role in that. Brooklyn has this energy I can't quite explain. It's energy is like subway stations, with good seafood joints, interesting smells, and music blasting fro cars. I guess Brooklyn has it's own rhythm. Everywhere I look I can see beauty, creativity, and an opportunity to do a photoshoot.  Everything has been organic since I've moved to New York City. I don't feel like I have to be anyone or do anything in particular but more so just be me!

As for my outfit I figured why not do a blue and white combo. I'm happy to say everything I have on was shopped from my closet! I'm getting so good at this I might, SHOUT! (laughs) I am not fearful to wear white even if I spill something on it I'm like, "it will come out and if it don't I'll just paint splatter them." I try to not get attached to my clothes. I like to wear my overalls down most the time because I want to be constrained by the straps.  I know it sounds silly but when it's time for me to use the ladies room I'm able to get everything undone faster (laughs). 

Tip: You can wear whatever you want and make it comfortable for you. There's always more than one way to wear something. 


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

White Strawberry






   If I had to describe the blog post title White Strawberry for today I would say it represents a pure and natural exoticness but still remaining an effortless essence to the eye. When you live in New York you have to always be ready to be on the go traveling. I find myself trying to be simple but stylish. I try to be chic and comfortable but still bring an inordinate flavor.  

I feel like you can be fierce any day no matter how simple or extravagant the outfit is. Your energy is what ultimately makes the outfit not the clothes itself. I didn't put on a lot of makeup nor was my hair perfect but I still felt and looked amazing. I think as individuals we have to find beauty in our natural state. I'm don't see anything wrong with a little eyeliner and a red lip but just make sure you can feel beautiful  even if that small enhancement isn't there.

I want to start off by saying that everything I had on was extremely comfortable. The Burberry Prorsum t-shirt I had on I've only worn twice since I purchased the shirt in January. What I love about the shirt is that it's oversized and not tight fitting. I am able to wear it feeling light and spacious, which is good for when I want to eat and pig out. The leggings I have on from Zara are stretchy and feel great against my skin. They allow me to breathe and the stretch from the spandex in them allow them to move with my body and not against it. My Huaraches are the definition of walking on clouds, with the support for walking. I say if you don't have a pair please invest!! They are stylish, comfortable, and ultimately a good purchase to make. You never have to worry about shoe laces and that is beautiful. You can slip them on and go. I will say make sure you try them on because depending on how your feet are you may have to go up a size from your regular standard size. 

Tip: Take a picture of yourself on a day you don't think your glamorous and see how fierce you can be. Sometimes we have to travel back to the basics in order to feel the impact of our natural beauty.

Share pictures of yourself in your natural state with me via email @ mirrorfanatic@gmail.com. I love being inspired by others and who knows we may be able to chat about how FINE you are. lol 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sun Kissed Glow















All Clothing except shoes are from NGKI 

    Last Saturday I was flown out to Chicago for a photo shoot. As you all I use to live in Chicago and now I have moved to New York. I never miss an opportunity to go back to Chicago. Even though I have moved to the Big Apple, I do miss the windy city at times. I miss the feeling of it being home, the food, how clean it is, and shockingly the people of Chicago.

I collaborated with NGKI and I served as their muse for their online boutique. They have skirts and dresses, and clothing sets for when you want to go out to the club, a tea party, or even just a lunch in. No matter the place they have something to make you look like the capital "F" in Fabulous. I was amazed at how well the pieces fit and the quality of the fabrics. Some of you know that I went to school for fashion design so I am a big stickler for the way clothes fit on my body. For the bottoms I was pleased to know these items fit my waist which is 24 inches and my hip which is 36 inches. I know a lot of ladies deal with this problem when trying to find bottoms but trust me when I say they figured out the formula. I chose to post a few of my favorite outfits from the shoot that we did but I highly encourage you to check out their site (click here). 

Tip:  Our body is a canvas and you should try ordering online from new boutiques that you never thought to buy from. You never know, it may be the Perfect fit for you!