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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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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Concrete Garden

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone has been enjoying this beautiful weather we’ve been having; it’s finally starting to feel like spring. Of course, I had to take advantage of this guud warm weather and get another post in the works for you guys – I’m giving this thing called consistency a try, I’ll let you know how that works out lol.

With that being said, I gave none other than the great Carolyn (@graphicfemale) a call and set up a date to roam the city. There’s nothing like wandering Philadelphia when everything’s in bloom. The energy of the whole city shifts – there truly is a power in witnessing the rebirth of flowers. Carolyn and I made sure we were stopping every couple of blocks to take pictures of all of the blossoming little buds 🙂 Continue reading “Concrete Garden”

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”