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.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
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.
2012 U.S. Olympic uniforms
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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.
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