March 2014Faces of Black Fashion: March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Five Stylish Dresses for Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is quickly approaching, and for many of us who attend church, it's that time of year when we wear our Sunday best. If you're still dress shopping for Easter, here are five fabulous options to consider:


Colorblock Dress by Sugarhill available here


Calvin Klein Sleeveless Wrap Dress available here

Evan Picone Textured Skirt Suit, available here

Lace Trim Pink Dress, available here

Stripe and polka dot dress, available here

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Personal Style: Turquoise Sheath Dress

Sheath dress outfit

For more details on this look check out my personal style blog, Irie Chic Style

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Springspiration: Fashion Inspiration for Spring

Fashion Inspiration for Spring
 L: Solange Knowles for Harper's Bazaar; R: Chanel Iman, Net A Porter, Spring 2014

 L: Tanzanian Model Herieth Paul, Fashion Canada Spring 2014;   R: Jourdann Dunn, Next  Spring 2014 Lookbook

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Eva Wigs: Full Lace Human Hair Wigs Give You the Perfect Spring Style

Long Wavy Custom Wig



Spring represents new beginnings. Bye, bye cold-weather and old man winter and hello sunshine, blooming flowers and longer days. For fashion and beauty lovers like you and me, it can also mean new clothing, new makeup and/or a brand spanking new hairstyle for a fabulous fresh look! 

Or, you can choose more than one new hairstyles. How? Adding a wig (or two) to your hairstyle repertoire will give you versatility and flexibility as you prepare for and enjoy the many opportunities to socialize that the season brings. A word to the wise, a quality wig that flatters you is a MUST, and that’s where Evawigs.com comes in.  Eva Wigs offers a wide selection of wigs in a variety of cuts, colors and style to suit your preferences.  

They offer full lace human hair wigs  in curly, straight, wavy, long, medium or short styles.  Eva wigs also provide a number of celebrity style replicates so that you can try the inspired-style of some of your favorite starlets. You can also choose to order a customized version of your choice, and there are u-part options if you want a more natural looking styleI have been wanting to try Ombre hair for a long time now so I love the Keke Palmer Sexy Ombre Wavy wig. Additionally, because I have a penchant for curly hair, I also love the beautiful luxurious curly wigs that the company offers.

Keke Palmer Sexy Ombre Wavy Full Lace Wig



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Throwback Thursday: The Supremes in Paris

The Supremes in Paris

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Model Spotlight: Sigail Currie


Born in the beautiful island of Jamaica, Sigail became a hit after appearing in a contest held by Jamaican modeling agency, Saint International.  Sigail has worked for top fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel.










Monday, March 17, 2014

Embrace Yourself

"What would happen if we started to love and embrace ourselves the way that God created us? I think we would turn this town on its head." Pastor Toure


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nika Notes: The Lessons I Learned from Failure

Are there lessons we can learn from failure?


The Lessons I Learned from Failure


I can still remember sitting in Denver International Airport when I experienced the light bulb moment that I needed to move past a failure that affected me deeply. You know that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach that hits you to the core? Those feelings accompanied me every day up until that moment. My thoughts constantly replayed the “should haves,” “could haves,” and “would haves.”   As I waited for my connecting flight  to Los Angeles, I passed the time watching random Youtube videos until, by pure accident, I came across J.K. Rowling’s Harvard Commencement Speech.  Until that moment I was not entirely familiar with J.K. Rowling. I am not a Harry Potter fan and had no idea who authored the popular series. I decided to watch the video "just because" since I had a couple of hours to spare.

I watched and listened, and she talked, and then she talked about failure, but not only that, she talked about the benefits of failure. At that moment, I really listened.  I  don't normally hear the words "benefits" and "failure" in the same sentence so she had my attention. Further, I could not see any benefit in my failure experience, but I knew that  I needed  this message so I played the video again. As I sat up in my seat with my head slightly bent staring at my I-phone screen, the tears started to flow.  All the pain that I had attempted to bottle up for weeks  flowed from my eyes. The pain of failure cuts deep, and I felt it. For weeks it defined me  and caused me to question everything I knew about myself. As J.K. Rowling spoke, she said exactly what I needed to hear:

“You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.Failure gave me an inner security that I had never attained by passing examinations. Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way. I discovered that I had a strong will, and more discipline than I had suspected; I also found out that I had friends whose value was truly above the price of rubies.”
The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned.

A year later, I can look back on that period in my life and thank God for the lessons.  In the following days, I watched the video at least ten times. It reminded me of what I knew deep within but did not fully grasp at the time. My failure did not and would not define me. In fact, none of us are failures. We are human beings who sometimes win and sometimes fail.  My Heavenly Father created me with immeasurable worth and nothing would ever change that. I learned a lot about myself during that period. I am resilient, I am a fighter, my worth is unchanging, and I add and bring a lot of value. It also taught me about my relationships. There were people I thought who would have been there but were not, but there were people who rallied around me and who supported and encouraged me, proving themselves true gems in my life. Our mistakes and/or failures can never define us, we are so much more than that. Yet they can teach us valuable lessons, and though painful, remember this “A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure.” 

~Cheers,
Nika

Alima Fofana by Arnaud Pyvka for Bergdorf Goodman Resort 2014

Theme: Viva Las Vegas






Photo Source: Fashion Gone Rogue

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Irie Chic Style: My New Personal Style Blog

I decided to start a personal style blog, I would love for you to follow, support and subscribe.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

3 Makeup Trends Worth Trying This Spring


Bright Orange lipstick: Try Mac Neon Orange lipstick




Blue Eye shadow: try Makeup Forever turquoise matte




Minimal makeup: acheive this look by using subtle color on the eyes, cheeks and lips




Sunday, March 2, 2014

La Princesa: Lupita Nyong'o wears Prada for the Oscars

Can someone just crown Lupita Nyong'o princess of the Oscars already?

She looks absolutely beautiful, and her Prada dress is everything!!!