September 2013Faces of Black Fashion: September 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Style Crush: Carly Cushnie

Right now, I'm having a serious style crush on the co-founder and designer of NYC-based label Cushnie et Ochs- amazing style, gorgeous hair, and radiant beauty. Born to Jamaican parents in London, Cushnie  attended Parsons School of Design in both Paris and New York where she earned a BA. Shortly after graduating, she teamed up with classmate, Michelle Ochs, and the two launched Cushnie et Ochs in 2008. The label has won numerous awards, and their dresses have become a red carpet staple for women including Eva Langoria, Rihanna and First Lady Michelle Obama.  Check out Carly's Style:

via The Coveteur

with fellow designer of Cushnie et Ochs, Michelle Ochs

Here Carly talks about Michelle Obama wearing Cushnie et. Ochs

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nika Notes: Updates

Hi Lovelies,

How are you? I've truly missed the blog, blogging and just engaging within the blog community in general. It feels so amazing to be back!

A break to rejuvenate is always great, but the break was longer than I anticipated. My computer broke and is finally repaired, phew!

If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I've been enjoying my current fitness journey (3 months strong!) and I'm newly natural (again!) In the next few posts, I'll make sure to update you on both of those journeys. I also moved to a new apartment, which needs to be decorated. Please share any decorating tips and/or inspiration especially for the living room and bedroom.

Until then, is anyone else loving Solange's newest song and music video, Lovers in the Parking Lot. I'm  digging it, no surprise since we dig Solange on this blog!  Check it out when you get a chance.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Vintage Demure: Rihanna at Opening Ceremony Fashion Show in New York

I love this look on Rihanna. It's brimming with vintage elegance.