May 2012Faces of Black Fashion: May 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Introducing Marche' of #eyecandy

Marche's blog #eyecandy is like flipping through a well  designed page-turning magazine. When I discovered her blog recently, the beautiful photographs and thoughtful posts immediately caught my eye. #eyecandy blog is a conglomeration of all things beautiful including Marche's sophisticated and feminine style. It is my pleasure to introduce Marche' and her lovely blog #eyecandy
So tell us more about yourself, who is Marche'?
I'm a young attorney, fashion and interior design enthusiast, music lover, and foodie. I'm a girly girl who loves to indulge in all things fabulous. 

What can readers expect to find when they visit your blog?

I post on all things glamorous I come across. I write about fashion trends, interior design inspiration, recipes, music, and even my own personal style. 

If you could spend a day in someone's closet, whose closet would you choose?
Kerry Washington! I love her style and pretty much everything about her! I'm obsessed with her knew show Scandal because her work wardrobe is fabulous! She's always so classy. I would also have to say my mommy but I already raid her closet every time I go home. 

What are three must-haves that a woman needs in her closet?
A white blouse, nude pump, and red lipstick (not really in the closet but can spice up any outfit)

What trends/looks are you looking forward to wearing this summer?
Neon, neon, neon. I love bright colors! They instantly make me happy when I wear them. I'm loving all the ankle straps I'm seeing too! There on everything from high heeled sandals, flats, wedges, and I love it all. Lastly, I really like the sporty-chic trend. I want to purchase a couple pair of silk running shorts for vacationing and lounging this summer! 

Please visit her lovely blog HERE

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Introducing Tiffany of LaceNLeopard

One of the beauty of black fashion bloggers is that I can to "meet" and feature fabulous  women with diverse style. Tiffany definitely has glam style - from her statement making accessories to her one-o- a kind finds, Tiffany style is captivating. Thus, when I found her blog, I sent her a feature e-mail right away.  It is my pleasure to introduce Tiffany and her fabulous blog LaceNLeopard.  Btw, Tiffany I am also a HUGE fan of Zoe Saldana's style!
So tell us more about yourself, who is Tiffany?
I used to be a tomboy with a Jheri curl O_o then one fateful day I snapped out of it…lol. I ditched the sweats for a skirt and the tee shirt for some heels and the rest is history. I am a fun-loving and laid back person from Long Beach, CA that loves fashion, photography, lace and leopard J

 What can readers expect to find when they visit your blog?

Ok so you won’t see a Jheri curl, but you will see my life, my personality, my pictures, my stories and most importantly my fashion.  I take readers on a journey through my curvy closet, as we weigh in on celebrity looks, thrifty finds, makeup & beauty , new trends and much more.

Where do you get your fashion/style inspiration?
I love Cassie, Jennifer Lopez, and Zoe Saldana.  I feel that they all exhibit sexiness and class with a little edge, all while keeping it feminine. They are all fierce in my book! Inspiring… to say the least.

What are three must-haves that a woman needs in her closet?      
Nude heels, black tights and one great fitting blazer.

What trends/looks are you looking forward to wearing this summer?
I’m looking forward to wearing slouchy off the shoulder tops , fedoras, oversized shades,
big hoop earrings, neon pieces, anything sheer, florals, bright nails and of course leopard!

Anything else?

I just want to thank you for reaching out to me. I’ve only been blogging for about 3 months, so to be noticed and featured is really special to me. Thank you and much love, Tiff.

Please visit her lovely blog, HERE.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I graduated!!!!

Hey Guys,

This is a different kind of post. This past weekend, after three intense years of studying, I graduated from law school!!!! I am experiencing so many different emotions right now, and there are moments I think it's a dream. It really is a dream come true. Because I think it's extremely important to celebrate our accomplishments,  I invite you bloggers and readers belonging to the class of 2012 to share your photos so we can celebrate you on Black Fashion Bloggers. Please send me an e-mail with a picture of you at graduation and include whatever information you'd like! Cheers.

A few graduation pics:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Introducing: Kandis of Kandi-STYLE

 As I get ready to graduate in a few days and re-enter the corporate world, I've been visiting a lot of working ladies blogs for career woman style inspiration. Kandis is one such blogger. Kandis is a career-driven woman with classic, polished and sophisticated style. She's another woman who shows us how to wear multiple hats and still look fabulous. Her style shows us how to strike the balance between adhering to  the corporate dress code and  adding our own unique flair. It's my pleasure to introduce Kandis and her blog Kandi-Style

So tell us more about yourself, who is Kandis?

 I'm a mother, 9 to 5 professional and a fashion enthusiast!

        How did you get your start in blogging?

I started blogging on a whim; blame a slow workday and new jeans!

What are three must-haves a woman need for her closet?

A great pair of pumps, a blazer and a dress she can wear anywhere and feel amazing.

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

My style icons are my mom, Traycee Ellis Ross and Naomi Campbell.  I get fashion inspiration from mags, blogs, kids (they're so fearless) and the streets!  Street style is the best.

What are you looking forward to wearing this Spring?
I'm looking forward to  everything short-short skirts and shorts, floral prints, sandals, COLOR and something backless!!!

Anything else?
I want to take the opportunity to thank you for inviting me to be a part of the site!  Thank you so much. 

Be sure to visit her awesome blog HERE.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Introducing Shaneka

You gotta admire a woman who rocks color, and does it with style! So when I first visited Shaneka's blog, I just couldn't stop clicking.  Shaneka style's reflects what I love about fashion - it's fun, it's funky and it's fabulous, and those wide leg pink pants are EVERYTHING! As a woman who loves mixing prints and color, I was enthralled by her style.  I want to also give a shout out to Shaneka for her successful weight loss journey, you go girl! It's my pleasure to introduce Shaneka and her lovely blog skinnyphatglammygal.

So tell us more about yourself, who is Shaneka?

My name is Shaneka Fowler. I’m a 32 year old New Jersey native, currently residing in sunny Florida. I’m a wife and mother of 2 fantastic daughters. I have always loved fashion and anything esthetically beautiful to the eye. I lost over 100 pounds throughout the last few years and I must say it has changed my life tremendously. I am a bargain and sales rack junkie. Everything that I do in my life, I do it passionately.

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

 I’m new to the blogosphere. I just started blogging 4 months ago. I’m very shy so it was a back and forth battle with myself as to if I should do it. I felt I had a unique viewpoint to offer because I’ve been on both sides where weight is concerned. So far it has helped me rid of my awkwardness about being in front of the camera, but more so speaking on personal issues that I dealt with being overweight all of my life. Blogging has given me a sense of empowerment over my insecurities that I still today am tasked with addressing. You can expect to find OOTD  posts showcasing my personal style, conversations about weight, thrifting, my lifestyle and of course  FASHION. Let’s just say anything that is on my mind.

What are three of your favorite items in your closet?

 I love everything in my closet, But If I have to narrow it down to 3 things. It would be my pink wide legged pants because they are so vibrant and they can transition from the office to a night out with the gals. I also am really feeling my chambray shirt because it’s a staple piece as well. Lastly my very latest purchase. My black all season mini black leather dress. It fits me like a glove and is timeless.

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

My style icons hands down would be my mother and Aunt Monica. As a child I was amazed by their great sense of style and how they put their looks together effortlessly, always finding designer pieces and never paying the full retail price. I get my inspiration from other bloggers and things around me that I see on a daily basis.

What trends are you wearing this Spring/Summer?

 Spring/ Summer 2012 I will be rocking my bright neon colors, my floral skater dresses and I can’t leave out my maxi skirts and dresses

Anything else?

 Many thanks to you for featuring little ole me. It’s such an honor. Also thank you to all of my glammy followers.

Make sure to visit her lovely blog HERE.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Introducing: Melissa Chanel

I actually discovered Melissa through Instagram, my friend liked her picture and it popped up in my feed. The first thing I noticed was beautiful natural hair and as a natural, I went to her profile to get some inspiration. Inspiration I did find, not only does she have beautiful hair, Melissa also have Fab style. I noticed she had a blog and right away I decided to add her to my blog roll. It is my pleasure to introduce the naturally fabulous Melissa Chanel. 

So tell us more about yourself, who is Melissa Chanel? 

I am only 5''2 but with huge dreams, I love to laugh, and very outgoing. I think my blog is me just as it says, MelissaChanel, "Where Fashion meets Natural Hair" I cover all things fashion and natural hair from my style, closet must haves, product reviews and hair styles. MelissaChanel is all about staying true to you and loving the skin you're in!

How did you get your start in blogging?

I started MelissaChanel after getting messages from women who wanted to transition to natural hair...asking me about products they could use or what was my go to style while transitioning. I would also get facebook or twitter messages asking "Melissa ...should I wear this with this...or what can kind of shoes could I wear this with." So my friends would always tell me you should start a blog for fashion and natural hair....and that was that, MelissaChanel was born!!!!!

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

A white button up, a black blazer and a pair of black leggings

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

I'm really in love with June Ambrose and the risk she takes with her style and colors! She is EVERYTHING to me when it comes to FASHION. I also love Rihanna's style and Angela Simmons. I'm more of a funky dresser...I love when people say..."Only you can pull that off Melissa!" I get inspiration from magazines, colors, shoes, words...the list goes on!

What trends/looks are enjoying wearing this Spring?
 COLOR BLOCKING... I loves it!

You are what I consider "naturally fabulous", you have such gorgeous natural hair! Do you think your hair influences your style?

 Awww thank you soo much! Yes I def think my hair influences my style. I love for my natural hair to be wild and funky...which matches me!!!  It also helps me to take chances with different things that I wear.

Anything else?
Make sure to follow "Where Fashion Meets Natural Hair" 

Be Sure to check out her awesome blog HERE.

Friday, May 4, 2012

This Week in Black Fashion

Rihanna steps out in midriff

Rihanna out and about in NYC

Selita E. Banks at Luncheon

Solange attends Gucci Cocktail event

What do you think about these looks?