Sunday, August 5, 2012

August Writing Challenge

Even though we are five days into August I found his great writing challenge by a friend of mine of Twitter and I thought I would join in. Everyday you write 100 words or more on the themes topic for that day. 


I decided to participate. I love writing so much, but I often don't take the time out to write for me. Below are the themes. I encourage everyone to get involved. Look out for my first post later today.


Themes:

Wed Aug 1 - Money
Thurs Aug 2  - stereotype
Fri Aug 3     - connection
Sat Aug 4  -  physical
Sun Aug 5 -  faith
Mon Aug 6  - change
Tues Aug 7  - fear
Wed Aug 8  - renew
Thurs Aug 9 - rhythm 
Fri Aug 10  - green
Sat Aug 11 - loyalty
Sun Aug 12 - August
Mon Aug 13  - clarity
Tues Aug 14 - obsession
Wed Aug 15  - rivers
Thurs Aug 16  - sunrise
Fri Aug 17     -getaway
Sat Aug 18   -infatuation
Sun Aug 19 - craving
Mon Aug 20 - message
Tues Aug 21 - pain
Wed Aug 22  - crime
Thurs Aug 23 - envy
Fri Aug 24   - courage
Sat Aug 25   - create
Sun Aug 26  - vision
Mon Aug 27  - challenge
Tues Aug 28  - judge
Wed Aug 29   - memory
Thurs Aug 30  - space
Fri Aug 31    - future

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hair like Clockwork





They say eyes are the window to the soul, but hair is the window to the inner you.

Just as much as the clothes you wear are a reflection of your inner style, personality, as is your hair. Everything you eat, drink, etc. will be reflected in your hair. While surfing the blog-o-sphere I came across a natural who shaves off her natural hair and starts fresh again every two years. This is a very daring feat because anyone knows if you take care of your hair correctly, hair can grow by leaps and bounds in two years. 

Style Inspiration: The Roaring 1920's





The 1920's is hands down my favorite era. The 1920's was not just the birth of the great fashion with cloche hats, elaborate hair accessories and the 1920's marked the jump start of the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age. What I wouldn't give to have been alive in the '20s living in good 'ole New York city. Imagine frequenting the same jazz clubs as the literary greats like Langston Hughes and Zora Hurston. Every time my mother and I read "A Dream Deferred," I felt like I had magically drifted back into yester-year.

Fashion during the 1920's was flashy. And in the height of black fashion was the drapper gentleman is all his glory. Women wore real fur coats and everything was well made.





Hair Woes: Natural chica, The Beginning

Big chopping my hair instead of doing a full transition from relaxed to natural was a very personal decision. My first time ever cutting my hair short was in 2010 when I opted for a bob cut. I was in my sophomore year of college and wasn't able to make the 45 minute drive across town every two weeks to get my hair done. I was doing it myself, or having one of my friends do it, and needless to say my hair was beginning to become damaged. The cut was liberating. For the first time I felt like I was in control of my hair, like I had a real say in my appearance.


Me, two days after doing my big chop. 


Friday, July 13, 2012

Made in China? U.S. Olympic Uniforms

I was well aware of the hideous nature of the United States' 2012 Olympic Ralph Lauren uniforms. They look uptight and constricting. The over-fitted blazer and staunch hats look like they should represent France instead or the old Soviet regime instead of the land of the free, home of the brave. But to make matters worse, reports have surfaced that the uniforms were outsourced and made in China.

Swimmer Ryan Lochte, decathlete Bryan Clay, rower Giuseppe Lanzone and soccer player Heather Mitts, left to right, model the Team USA opening ceremonies uniform, created by Ralph Lauren and produced in China, for the London Games.
2012 U.S. Olympic uniforms

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Interview with a Mogul: Fashion Spotlight Tony Foster

Photo Credit: Tony Foster

Say hello to Tony Foster. A 22 year old Morgan State University Public Relations major, and Junior Stylist for Sunglass Hut, hailing from Baltimore, Maryland.  B'more Stylish had the chance to speak with the self proclaimed fashion mogul about his niche' for fashion, some of his favorite designers, and find out what's his "go to" piece for adding extra flare to an outfit.