Bird of Paradise

As all of you know we’re in the second week of spring and finally starting to get a glimpse of hope on the forecast. This long awaited 60º weather has everybody hype, especially me!

Keeping my mind on the soon to be weather inspired me to put together this outfit. Yes, ironically enough I look like I cliff dived into Ace Ventura’s wardrobe; and it’s safe to say that I am unapologetically ROCKING IT.

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Post Election Blues

Good morning beautiful people!

I hope y’all are having a better week than last. I took some time within the last week to many things; grieve, reflect, recoup and sit down with like-minded souls to evaluate what it was we needed to do in order to keep us and others sane for the next four years of the Trump presidency; and we came to the conclusion that we will grieve, reflect and recoup through our art. But, along with helping ourselves, we want to use our creativity to heal the community.  Continue reading “Post Election Blues”

Cat Got Your Tongue

Good morning, beautiful people!

So this post is dedicated to the celebration of life, love, and new beginnings. Boy, do I have a bunch to talk about! To start, I decided to switch it up and get new frames, Warby Parker of course. I’m always seen in my Kimball frames by Warby, but you can never get too comfortable, right? I decided on the low-bridge frame, Collis, in Lavender Crystal. I fell head of heels for these frames as soon as I put them on. The frames have a subtle cat-eye and wide fit, which gives my eyes some extra breathing room. For those of you who don’t know, Warby Parker’s optical frames start at $95 INCLUDING the lenses. Yeah, I know… With prices like that, how could you not want to start a new?

I started thinking about this concept of “starting a new” yesterday while playing with my kitten, Nugget. Yes, Nugget lol. We first adopted Nugget in April of this year. My mother (an animal lover & activist) feeds stray cats not too far from my house. It’s practically routine for my mom to get up a little bit earlier to go and feed them before work, but the universe was at work that fateful day in April. Continue reading “Cat Got Your Tongue”

Another Day, Another Heavy Heart

My heart continues to weigh heavy after losing another member of our community to hatred and senseless violence— I find myself waking up to another hashtag not even 24 hours later. I can’t even dry my eyes long enough to articulate the pain I and countless others are feeling right now.How many lives will it take for this BS system to change? How many lives until individuals realize all lives can’t matter until black lives matter? I repeat, how many?

Our people have enough bodies stacked on top of each other due to racial inequality to last more than a lifetime and some wonder why we’re angry? Why we’re choosing to no longer sit silently while those who swore to protect and serve slaughter our people in the streets. After centuries of watching the same scenario being played out again and again, wouldn’t you hurt too? Continue reading “Another Day, Another Heavy Heart”

The Trap Queen Chronicles: Thug-ish

Welcome back everyone! I’m sad to say that The Trap Queen Chronicles will be over after this post but we’re ending with a bang! My last look, “Thug-ish”, is dedicated to street style in its purest and sassiest form.

Yes, the name did stem from the ever so comedic sitcom Black-ish, which I highly recommend!

This look was inspired by Ingrid’s video for her new single “Flex” where she stunts around Houston’s 3rd ward ~flexing~ the swanky lady boss that she is. Don’t worry you know I’ll leave the video below for y’all.

For me this look was all about swag. Have you ever seen someone strutting down the street and it looks like they don’t have a care in the world? Like they almost couldn’t be bothered but you’re consumed by how their energy flows through their outfit? Now, on the flip-side have you ever worn an outfit that has you catching looks up and down the block? Having you feel like the #1 S-T-U-N-N-A? That was the side of the coin I wanted to be on, needed to be on and WAS on. Nothing could bring ya girl down, I felt like the sh*t in this fit y’all! You will definitely be able to see the pedestal I put myself on in these photos- as I should haha. Continue reading “The Trap Queen Chronicles: Thug-ish”