Warmer Days

Spring is in the air people and it’s time to show up and out regardless of if it’s still 30 degrees out, lol. I’m honestly so ready for warm weather that it’s all I can think about so I figured why not put that energy out into the air?

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The Trap Queen Chronicles: The Plug

Next up in The Trap Queen Chronicles we have “The Plug.”

I drew inspiration for this look from a few places; the timeless Lil’ Kim, Keisha from Hype Williams’ film Belly and K.Rizz’s single “Yes, Bitch.”

Now you may be asking, “Well Keiko, where did the name for this post come from?” All I can say is I’m walking around half naked, in a green faux fur with my cellphone in hand hahaha. Got me out here looking like a walking 90’s music video lol! Can you dig it?

One thing that stuck with me while shooting this look was self-confidence. When dealing with social anxiety, you tend to dwell on the little things people think about you and I’m not here for it! One thing I can honestly say I admire about women like Lil’ Kim is that she does not give one f*ck about how anyone views her. She exudes her sexuality freely and doesn’t forget to stunt while she’s at it! Which is something I definitely wanted to capture while creating this series. Continue reading “The Trap Queen Chronicles: The Plug”

The Trap Queen Chronicles: King Keeks

Some of you may know that your girl is now an official college graduate and back in the Philadelphia area, hollaaa! So of course that called for a new blog post! But with that being said I had to find a photographer in Philadelphia who’d be willing to work with me.

Luckily, I had the pleasure of being introduced to the Queen, Carolyn Valentin-Flores (@graphicfemale) upon arrival, all thanks to a mutual friend!

Good looks Ashley!

Carolyn has been practicing her craft for a few years now and is only striving to further her growth over the coming year. Not only did we have the opportunity to share our ideas but we also shared our energies, aspirations and goals for the future. There is no greater feeling than meeting someone who is on the same wavelength as you. I think we can all agree that this feeling isn’t particularly easy to come by. Continue reading “The Trap Queen Chronicles: King Keeks”

The Denim Hustle

It’s safe to say, we’re all impatiently waiting for spring to arrive. Mother nature has been plucking at our heartstrings while we sit and hope for one solid week of 60-degree weather. It feels like I’ve been weeding through piles of sweaters in my closet for ages! Thankfully, I feel that I have shaped my closet to mirror my perfect spring wardrobe. The easiest way for me to reinvent my closet is to switch up my aesthetic. This is great way for me to get out of my comfort zone and keep things fresh. For spring I’ve been going for “Sassy Gardener” haha! As silly as it seems, it fits me very well. Some of the trends on my mind for this look are denim and the utilization of your everyday accessories. Denim transforms and fits the body like no other fabric and accessories highlight the simplicity of denim making one fabulous outfit! Continue reading “The Denim Hustle”

Home Stretch

We started to lose more and more daylight so our day of shooting slowly starting coming to a close. But of course it didn’t end without one more outfit. This outfit is one of my funkiest – a true vision.

One of the easiest ways for me to leave my comfort zone is by what I wear. Now I’m not tryna leave the house looking crazy but I do love to mix it up. I feel like that is the sole reason why I started coming out of my comfort zone in the first place. I can tell you one thing is for sure and it’s that you can trust me with my closet. But I never used to look at pieces the way I do now. I started trusting my instincts with putting certain pieces together and luckily enough turned out to have a great outcome. Continue reading “Home Stretch”