Posts in FEMINISM
FEMINISM LOOKS LIKE...

I was once asked if I was a “Femi-nazi” by a Lawer after telling him my Bachelor’s was in Women’s Studies and that I was a feminist. He asked me this in front of his wife at her Graduation no less and then followed up with the question, "do you hate men?"

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DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUME -CARMEN MIRANDA & THE TUTTTI FRUTTI HAT

This costume should come as no surprise to you! I’ve done many outfit posts, decor projects and DIYs inspired by The Lady In The Tutti Fruitti Hat so it was a no-brainer to create this easy DIY for you. 

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DIY LAST MINUTE COSTUME - SOPHIA LOREN IN ARABESQUE

For my second Halloween DIY (see first here)  this year, I decided to head back to the 60's and channel the lovely Sophia Loren from the 1966 Technicolor comedy thriller Arabesque

Loren is an award winning Italian film actress who was declared as "one of the world cinema's treasures." Sophia who recently turned 82 years old in September is as glamorous as ever and recently starred in Dolce Gabbana's new fragrance film. 

I like to refer to the scene I used from Arabesque as the pink towel & toile scene. Recreating the look is easy as pie. If you've never watched this film take a look here and skip to the 14:05 mark to view the pink towel & toile decor glam. 

Continue reading to get the full DIY. 

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DIY HALLOWEEN COSUME - LENA HORNE IN BROADWAY RHYTHM

Last Halloween, I created a DIY costume based off Dorothy Dandridge’s character in the 1954 American musical film Carmen Jones as a way to honor her work. This year, I wanted to continue in the same vein; paying homage to women of color in the arts and creative world. 

I chose to highlight the ever-talented Lena Horne for this year’s DIY costume. You can learn more about Lena, the inspiration behind this look and how to create it yourself over on Blavity

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FRIDA KAHLO INSPIRED STYLE - MY BUZZFEED FEATURE

When BuzzFeed reached out to me to participate in a Frida-inspired style post I was beyond elated! I've admired Frida and her work for a very log time and even created a DIY Frida costume last Halloween as a way to honor her legacy. The BuzzFeed post was right up my alley and today I'm happy to share more of my look with you. 
Continue reading to find out why I'm intrigued by Frida and how her style and art inspires my style. I'm also sharing pieces with you so you too can recreate this entire look! So what are you waiting on, click through! 

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FEMININITY & POOLSIDE GLAMOUR

I celebrated my birthday on our vacation in Cartagena and took some time to reflect on how much I've grown over the years.  I'm fully "adulting" and sometimes it seems as though I turned 13 a week ago! Time flies and as women it's important to practice self-love as we grow. Today I share what my Mom, femininity and poolside glamour all have in common. I'm also linking to some of my swim looks from my recent trip. 

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