February 2012Faces of Black Fashion: February 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Introducing Tish of Chic MeMe

I have always admired DIYers for their ingenuity, creativity and patience. I tell myself one day I will complete more DIY projects, I haven't done so yet. Thus, when I saw that Tish was a DIYer I ran over to her blog for inspiration. Not only will you find projects Tish have completed with detailed instructions, you will also find posts related to fashion and beauty. Like me she loves vintage, and her vintage pinterest board is simply drool-worthy. She's even inspired me to create one.  It's my pleasure to introduce Tish and her lovely blog Chic MeMe.

So tell us more about yourself, who is Tish?

Well Tish or "ChicT", is a New York City native who no matter what, is constantly drawn back to fashion although she has a career in Food and Beverage. I just have this creative side, almost like a dual personality ...(I know cliche right?) I gets these random, spunky ideas to create, make and express, and that usually leads to a night of DIYing. Its weird because my true style isn't at all anything reflective of what I wear to work.  

How did you get your start in blogging? What can we expect to find on your blog? 

I started in blogging almost two years ago after the birth of my daughter, who is now two. I had the time so why not? After abandoning my blog, chicmeme two years ago, for real life, I recently decided to resurrect and relaunch the beginning of February. I began blogging again because I have loads of DIY's that I've created so I figured why not share it with the world!  

What are three of your favorite items in your closet?

My first love is not actual an item from my closet but it is my MAC Fuchsia lip pencil, wear it almost everyday.
During the cold winter, I really can't do without my Mongolian fur boots, that I actually hated at first.
I would go insane if something happened to my bangle/bracelet collection, that took over 10 years to build. 

Who are your style icons, where do you get your inspiration?

I honestly get inspiration from anything, be it a Foreign Film that I watching, the interior design of a restaurant or a Stylish person that passes me on the street. I really admire and love Kerry Washington, of course Solange Knowles, Tracy Ellis Ross and I have recently gained a new sense of style admiration for Vh1's Love and Hip Hop Chrissy Lampkin

What trends/looks are you looking forward to wearing this Spring?

 1940's style, I'm am so happy the Marilyn Monroe-isque style is back, Scuba inspired neons, lace lace lace and Mexican/Navaho print, textures and fabrics and I am loving the color combos of mint and nude.

Anything else?
visit me at www.chicmeme.com

Monday, February 20, 2012

Introducing Lee of Milk and Honeeyz

I am so happy I started Black Fashion Bloggers. I have met so many dynamic women who are showing me and the world that it is possible to take care of others, achieve academic and professional goals and look great doing it.  I am delighted to introduce you to the Lovely Lee, a well-rounded and dynamic woman who is showing us that you can wear many hats and still look fabulous (just look at that black dress!!!). Attorney and mother are just two of the hats that Lee wears, and she joins the ranks of the fabulous features who are showing us how to be well-rounded, dynamic and fabulous. Introducing Lee and her lovely blog, Milk and Honeeyz. 

So tell us about yourself, who is Lee?

I'm a mother, an attorney, an entrepreneur, and a single woman.  I'm extremely ambitious, relentless, hardworking and fun!! I love the arts, fashion, music, movies and my family.

How did you get your start in blogging why a style blog?

  I recently started my blog as an outlet for me to share my personal style and experiences as a young mother, attorney, single woman and fashion lover.  I try to cover different topics of interest and various experiences and how they are reflected in my day to day style.

How would you describe your style?

 If I had to describe my style, I would describe it as diverse.  I don't subscribe to any one fashion mantra and very frequently bounce from one category to another depending on my mood or what event I'm attending. I easily go from conservative, classic, simple, casual chic to funky, sexy, high end, vibrant and trendy.  I love the idea of balancing conservative roles without compromising my love of fashion and style!

Anything else?
One of my goals with my blog is to inspire young women who have many responsibilities and have somehow lost themselves and fashion sense in their individual roles.  I don't believe its a contradiction to be an excellent parent, ambitious professional and fashionista all at the same time! I believe that we can do it all and do it all very well, hence Milk and Honeeyz!

Thank you Lee! Please check out her lovely blog HERE.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Beauty is Diverse

anais mali, jasmine tookes and jourdan dunn for W magazine!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Reader Entry: My Black is Beautiful

I am a huge fan of the My Black is Beautiful campaign, which celebrates the beauty of black women. In celebration of Black History Month, I would like to host a version of that campaign on Black Fashion Bloggers. Here Goes,

Please submit one of your post stylish pictures along with a few sentences (or one sentence) telling us why your black is beautiful. This is open to all readers, bloggers and non-bloggers.

I am looking forward to your entries ;)

Spotted: Black Fashion Bloggers at Bloggers Night Out

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending Bloggers Night Out to celebrate New York Fashion Week (see my write up of the event HERE). These photos show some of the fab black bloggers who were present at the event:

Ely of Ripped Nylon

Cortnie Elizabeth of Style Lust Pages on right

Yours truly

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Introducing Patience of Just Patience

When I discovered Patience's blog, I spent a while going from page-to-page in awe of her style. I am a fan of bright colors, which I think look great against brown skin, and Patience has a knack for adding color to her outfits in a knockout kind of way. Her closet is drool-worthy, I am especially a fan of her accessories and she owns her sophisticated fun style. Introducing Patience and her fab blog justpatience:

So tell us more about yourself, who is Patience?

I am just a fashion loving 9to5 professional. Love playing dress up. Currently learning the tricks to apply makeup. 

How did you get your start in blogging?   
My fiancee encouraged me to since he thought I was very stylish and loved fashion.

What are three must haves a woman needs for her closet? 
Sexy pumps, little black dress and a large clutch 

Who are your style icons, where do you get your inspiration?
I love Victoria Beckham's style and Miranda Kerr. I get inspiration from my surroundings, magazines and other bloggers

Spring is almost here! What are you looking forward to wearing this Spring?
Pastels, florals and color!

Thank you Patience! Please check out her love blog HERE

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Introducing Osato of Sweet Pink Doll

Osato's is fierce!  When I first visited her blog, I knew I just had to feature her. Her style is fabulous, bold and feminine, and she owns it. I especially love her shoe collection, and how she uses her shoes to add pops of color and pizazz to her outfits. It's my pleasure to introduce Osato and her lovely blog, Sweet Pink Doll.

So tell us more about yourself, who is Osato?

I am really a girly girl that loves shopping, cooking and of course eating. I am a nurse 3 days a week, and I blog as much as possible.

How would you describe your style?

My style is very versatile. It all depends on my mood but I try to wear what flatters my body. I love mixing simple pieces with statement pieces.

What are three must haves a woman needs for her closet?

A nude pair of pumps, Black Pumps and a LBD


Who are your style icons, where do you get your inspiration?

My mother, she was simply Fierce and you can find a post on her on my blog. Although she has passed she continues to inspire me today.

Anything else?

Anyone can buy Fashion and get dressed up but you can't buy Style. Thanks again and be sure to visit me at www.sweetpinkdoll.com

Be sure to check out her lovely blog, HERE