Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Focal Shift: A Tale of Maturing

Now as I continue to embark on this journey of life here in NY, I have come to realize a number of things about myself. My current disdain for social media (albeit, an on and off feeling lol), my ever increasing desire to grow spiritually, and coming to the realization that more than anything, I want to LIVE; to experience and be in the moment as it is happening.

My love for fashion and creating is still present, but the desire to try to make "A Name" For myself has subsided. I simply wish to continue to progress as a human being; becoming more culturally, and spiritually aware. To create clothing for myself, and if others happen to like it too, then great. Goals have changed. Life has been simplified, and things have become even more personal.

I invite you to follow my journey of growth, starting with this blog.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Exploring Coterie: TMRW

Living in NY has afforded me the opportunity to visit places I could only hope to visit while living in DC.  Luckily, I'm here now, and when I'm not working I get to go to cool fashiony artsy things. Last month was women's market week; a number of trade shows commence in the city where brands both notable and emerging share an enormous space to meet with potential buyers, and press.

It was the last day of the Coterie trade show, so I only had a few short hours (a few being 2 and a half) to explore. Prior to attending, I did a little research and knew that I specifically wanted to visit some of the brands at TMRW: "A showcase of  tomorrows premier brands, highlighting fresh talent and exceptional quality." My favorites were Singapore based designer brand Styl . myl.  China based Feorran, and Faro Islands Gudrun & Gudrun.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

An Extension of Self: The Accessories

Just like the clothing we wear on our backs, the accessories we pair with them too define our personal style. Over the course of a few years, and some more recently, I've grown quite fond of a few choice accessories. I call this 'An Extension of Self ' because these pieces; in their own special way, give you a glimpse of who I am. A bit artsy, a lover of clean lines and minimalism, complex and simple at the same time." Style is saying who you are without having to speak a word", they say.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

NYFW: Stylin on Em': William Okpo A/W 14 Presentation

Beauty and style were in abundance at 51 Astor Place for the presentation of Darlene and Lizzie Okpo's A/W collection. It was great seeing familiar faces, and of course meeting new ones.. PLUS I got to meet the ever so stylish Solange Knowles! She is a huge supporter and fan of the Okpo girls.

PS. I can't wait to share photos of the collection with you. Edited, and highly detailed.