July 2013Faces of Black Fashion: July 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Black Fashion Blogger: Ms Sole of Love Life Pearls

Today it's my pleasure to introduce the stylish and fabulously glam, Ms. Sole of Love, Life Pearls.

Tell us about yourself, who is Ms Sole? 
I am a simple girl that loves simple fashion.

 What inspired you to start a blog? 
I started blogging due to boredom after I my grad school program. While I was in school, I hated the constant work load however, once I graduated I quickly realized how much I missed it and how bored I became. Hence, I took on blogging to keep my mind busy during my job hunting process.

 What are three of your favorite items in your closet? 
Bright lipticks, crisp white men's shirt, and my Charlotte Olympia heels

 What trends have you been wearing this Summer? 
White, white, white! It's so airy and makes me feel free. 

Anything else? 

Be sure to visit Love Life Pearls for tons of Inspiration!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

An Ode to Natural Hair

Each time I go home to NY, I'm re-inspired by the heads of beautiful natural hair. I lived in Brooklyn when the natural hair revolution occurred, and Brooklyn continues to provide tons of natural hair inspiration. Today I toast to the beauty of natural hair.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Look of the Day: Ciara Rocks the Biker Look

On a recent visit to BET's 106 & Park, Ciara rocked one of Fall 2013's hottest trends, the biker look. I like to call it "biker chic." What do you think about this look?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Personal Style: Shorts and Heels

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know that for the past week I've been in NY. It's always great to come home to see family and friends and to eat great Jamaican food. I haven't discovered a good Jamaican/Caribbean restaurant in L.A. (yet) so I tend to go overboard in the eating department when I come home. I wore this look to dinner with a friend. Fun Times! In other news, I am now a contributing writer over at Regal Realness. Be sure to visit the blog and check out the rest of the team.

Shorts: Zara
Blouse: Zara
Heels: Pour La Victoire
Jacket: Random Brand

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Black Models at Autumn/WInter 2013/2014 Fashion Shows, Paris

Naomi Campbell, Versace

Yasmin Warsame, Dior

Joan Smalls, Chanel

Maria Borges, Ulyana

Garce Mahary, Dior

Lais Ribiero, Elie Saab

Source: Vogue Italia

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Personal Style: Turquoise Shift Dress

A work look from earlier this week

Dress: Zara, currently on sale HERE
 Jacket: Cache (old)
 Bag: Melie Bianco 
Shoes: Fitzwell

Monday, July 8, 2013

Introducing Sade of Black & Olive

It's no doubt that New York City holds a special place in my heart, it's the city where I came of age, and the city that I fell in love with. Thus, when I first visited Sade's blog I was captured by how much it represents the New York City that I know and love. The photography tells a distinctly New York story - the brownstones, the grass growing through concrete (which I think symbolizes the strength of New Yorkers), and the urban skylines. Not only was I impressed with the photography, Sade also has great style and great hair. It is my pleasure to introduce Sade of Black and Olive

Tell us about yourself, who is Sade?

I was raised in Jamaica Queens New York but I currently live in Brooklyn. I went to school for Fashion, Buying and Merchandising at Nassau Community College in Long Island and now I am studying Direct and Interactive Marketing at The Fashion institute of Technology in New York. I am very excited because I will be graduating at the end of the year and I can't wait to really jump head first into my career. Growing up back in Queens, I remember every summer going to the Big Apple Games for arts and craft and coming home so proud of an item that I have made by hand from scratch. Fast-forward to today, I am running my own small business of handmade accessories called Black & Olive. 

What inspired you to start a blog?
I've been wanting to start a blog for a very long time however considering that there are a lot of other blogs out there, I struggled on figuring out how I wanted to differentiate myself from the rest. We all know that is utterly impossible because we are all creative beings. So, it all started by asking myself, who am I? And what do I want to portray? Because I don't just love fashion, I love fashion, the arts, beauty and what comes in between. Which is the love, peace, hate, pain, anguish or of course any other expression. I think in between all of that for me made me find my now new hobby in photography. 

Who are your style/fashion icons?

For me it fluctuates and is only because I don't have a "style", anything goes with me. These past couple of years I have been into Men's wear, I purchase a lot of men's clothes because they have cool stuff! Don't you think?! Also because of the fit, I love to be comfortable period, so the icons I love today would be the Olsen Twins, June Ambrose, Rihanna, Pharrell, Scott Schuman and the magical Nick Wooster.

What are some trends that you're enjoying this summer?
The less clothes trend because this summer is so ridiculously hot I can't even wear anything cute without sweating and wanting to run home into my Air conditioned room lol. However I can't get enough of those muscle shirts because they provide fantastic ventilation. And I really love high-waist anything, shorts, jeans, skirts; I just love the fit, it gives you a divine hour glass shape, it's classy, and your bottom isn't hanging out.

Anything else?
I will admit I still know how far I am going to go with this blog because never in a million years I thought I would be doing this. I love blogging, I love taking photos, and I love making accessories. I advise to always do what you love, I know people say it all the time but it is true what they say. When you are doing what you love it isn't work or a chore, You don't mind getting up early, staying out late, spend all your money because it is the passion in your chest that keeps you going, nothing else matters. I love to share my passion and hard work with everyone, because your fire can or will inspire someone else. 

See more of Sade's style and photography HERE.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Style Profile: Rochelle Wiseman of the Saturdays

I adore Rochelle Wiseman's feminine classic style defined by pops of bright colors. Her outfits always provide tons of inspiration (What is it with ladies from the UK always being so stylish?). Check her out below:

via Splash News

via stylebistro.com

via GlamourMagazine UK

via GlamourMagazine UK


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

As Seen On Being Mary Jane

Tonight I tuned into BET's Being Mary Jane and must say I'm quite pleased with the work wardrobe selection worn my both Mary Jane (played by Gabrielle "Gabby" Union) and her friend Kara (played by Lisa Viddal). My favorite look from tonight's show is the Karen Kane knotted paint splash dress that Gabby wore; it's a chic and versatile summer dress for both work and play.  

You can get the dress HERE.