September 2012Faces of Black Fashion: September 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Introducing Keshia of Le Blog de Keshia

Before I introduce the next lovely blogger, I want to take the time to say a quick hello and welcome to the new readers of BFB. Thank you so much for reading and following, it means a lot to me!

I discovered Keshia's blog a little over a month ago and immediately loved the refreshing Isophistication and clean silhouettes depicted in her style. I was in awe by the way Keshia nails down the classic yet stylish look given that she's only 19! I'm really impressed,and you will see what I mean when you check out her blog. So it's my pleasure to introduce you to Keshia and her lovely blog Le Blog de Keshia.

So tell us about yourself, who is Keshia?
My name is Keshia, I'm 19 years old, student. I live in the north of France in Lille!I'm from reunion island, india and the Democratic of Congo. I love the world of fashion and sport in particular that I practice athletics since the age of 9 years.

What inspired you to start a blog?

What inspired me to start my blog are other online blogs that I could see.

How would you describe your style?

I dress according to my desires of the day ... One day I can have a look Boyfriend, Glamour, but Hippie chic, preppy or Neo Pop or Rock!

Where do you get fashion inspiration?

I find inspiration in the street, fashion blogs, social networks speaking mode.

What are three of your favorite pieces in your closet?
A blazer bimaterial with epaulet I bought lately, zara bag that is part of the last purchases and also a lace dress zara!

Anything else?

Thank you for inviting me to answer your questions! For all your readers I invite you to see my blog, I opened a facebook fan page. (if you have one, send it to me;)! )- And if you can also follow me on Twitter @ KeshiaLGVSee you soon, Kisses:-D!

Check out Keshia's lovely blog HERE.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stylistas Spotted at NYFW

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and fashionistas and celebs are out in their full style glory. What do you think of the NYFW looks below? 

Angela Simmons

Alicia Keys rocking post Labor Day white


Model Jessica White

JHud looking fab in Green

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Introducing Jeeda

One visit over to Jeeda's blog and you'll find that she embodies the definition of individual style.  Bold, confident and unique, Jeeda incorporates lots of prints, colors, textures and multiple silhouettes to hone her fabulous style. Plus she has a drool worthy shoe collection that makes me think of the quote "You can do anything you put your mind to, and you can do it in stilettos.”  Introducing the fierce and fabulous Jeeda and her blog, Swoon Blog

So, tell us about yourself who is Jeeda?
Hmmm, who is Jeeda?  Come to my blog and find out. No, no just kidding (your readers were probably like "b*tch"...LMAO), well that's Jeeda always laughing or joking about something rarely taking anything serious which is why I think my marriage has lasted as long as it has because while Jay can be quite the worry wart (aka need to relax) at times I'm the total opposite.  I have a kind of blazay outlook on many things but I guess it works...the ole' ying and the yang.  Oh, and I'm a Leo I shouldn't have to explain if you and your readers have come across a Leo or two I'm pretty sure we share a few traits (some good some bad I'm sure). Oh and I've been natural for like 5 yrs (that should earn me some cool points nowadays;)

 What can readers expect to find when they visit your blog?
It honestly depends on what's brewing upstairs when I post.  I'm not going to lie some days I'm chatty Kathy then the next you may just get an outfit with details but I always try to give my visitors a taste of my world whether it's through photos, the title of a post, music, quotes etc. and I always connect with my readers through comments or emails.  I'm a stickler when it comes to that.  I don't know for some reason I cut up in that comment section;) One of my readers emailed me after I responded to their comment and was like "you're totally different than I imagined from looking at your pictures". I can see that because I rarely smile in my pics and here's the reason why, there's no happy medium, I haven't mastered the art of grinning so it's either a harty guffaw or straight face. Anywho, I just thought that was cute. Movin' along.....

How would you describe your personal style?
I would say my personal style is a direct reflection of my personality...laid back, not too fussy, what I throw on is based on varies from day to day.  One day you may catch me in a pair of distressed boyfriends the next in a skirt.  Although my style varies you can rest assure you'll see me in a pair of heels and the laid back aesthetic is visible. 

 Where do you get fashion inspiration?
Ahhh there's so many great bloggers out here you're bound to find inspiration, street fashion is the best and a few of my style icons are Yasmin Sewell, Kate Lanphear, Esther Quek, Christine Centenera...if you check these ladies out you'll see they all possess that laid back aesthetic I love. I also work in retail (merchandising) so I'm always conjuring up ideas for marketing, merchandising  a floor, purchasing goods etc. so the creative juices are constantly flowing.
 What are you looking forward to wearing this Fall?
Layering pieces love, love, love to layer (blazers, cardigans, etc.) and tons of crap I'm finding in my closet (if you follow or have stopped by SWOON you know I've been organizing my closet for...forever) I found a pair of vintage D&G graphic jeans I can't wait to post (if I can still fit'em) as far as beauty I've been venturing out into color territory I normally stick to what I know which is anything natural/neutral so it's been fun playing with color.

 Anything else?
Why yes there is , thanks for the love my dear and thanks for providing such a great portal for us bloggers of color.  

Please visit Jeeda's blog HERE

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Event Coverage: LBS 3 Year

Last Thursday I attended Love Brown Sugar’s 3 year blog anniversary and had a blast.  We were treated to tasty cupcakes from Tonnie’s minis, good music, and other lovely goodies. Christina hosted the event at Inglot cosmetics in Chelsea. Not only was I impressed with the  ”beautylicious” venue itself, the staff at Inglot were extremely friendly and I fell in love with the makeup collection. They have a wide selection of eye, lip and color plus guests got a nice discount!
It was great to support and meet Christina as I’ve been following and reading her blog for quite a while. Christina was as sweet as I expected and looked fabulous.
L to R: Me, Christina & My friend Sasha
I also had a chance to catch up with my friend and college classmate Jessica of the Glamazons. I haven’t seen her in awhile so it was great to reconnect and share laughs and good conversation.

I had a fantastic time! Great event.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to School Feature: Introducing Taylor Brione

Back to school season is upon us, and today I'm featuring Taylor Brione, a busy college student who shows us how to be stylish while juggling multiple roles. A lover of all things pink and fab, Taylor also shares some fashion wisdom with her fellow student stylistas.  It is my pleasure to introduce Taylor and her blog Taylor Brione

So tell us about your self, who is Taylor?
I'm Taylor Brione, nicknamed by everyone who loves me as The Black Barbie. I come from a large family, 5 younger sisters, 3 dogs, and 2 parents. I love the color pink and I'm a Barbie Collector. I'm a 20 year old junior at the University of Houston, where I study Event Management and minor in Non-Profit Management. I'm very involved on campus...this year i'm Vice Chair of the Homecoming Board! I have two as a Fundraiser for a Non-Profit and another as a Wedding and Event Planner. I'm definitely a kid a heart and I'm enjoying living as a bachelorette in the great city of Houston!

How would you describe your style?
Like a five year old girl: girly, playful, and bright!

How do you maintain your style while being a busy college student?
Dressing up makes me feel good and I feel like I perform better. People also take you seriously when you are dressed like you care. Even when I'm tired I still take the time to get ready and put effort into my outfits...a maxi dress and sandals versus pajama pants and a tank top, or a cute romper versus gym shorts, will go a long way in helping you to maintain your style. When in doubt, I always think what would Barbie wear? I've never seen her leave the dream house looking rough!

Do you have any style, fashion or shopping tips for fellow student stylistas?
·     Definitely shop on a budget. I know tons of girls at my school who spend entire paychecks on one outfit...its not worth it. Shop for trendy items on a budget and invest in items such as shoes or handbags that will last longer than the current fashion fad.
·     Don't overdue trends. I love to be on trend...but there is no reason to wear every single trend at one time. Nor is every trend for everybody. Take them and make the trends your own.

What are you looking forward to wearing this Fall?
I love dresses!! I wear them at least 4-5 days out of the week! I just recently did a post on belted dresses! I'm looking forward to wearing my dresses with tights or with knee high boots!


Be sure to visit Taylor's blog HERE

To all student stylistas, I wish you a wonderful, productive and rewarding school year!!!!!

P.S. - Have you entered BFB's back to school giveaway? You can enter Here.