Friday, February 20, 2015

OOTD: NYFW



Hey guys! I think one thing I hated about my whole NYFW experience was finding something to wear! Because you want to be original, and trendy but not look like you tried to hard. I wanted to look effortless and chic. I think I did it! I would love creating more clean-cut looks similar to this style. Simplicity is always best. That and a bold lip.

HNOW at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City

This week, I was at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! It might not seem big to some, but I sat a few rows away from some big names and I'm still in shock! This 20 something year old from East Flatbush was in the building!  I sat in at the Michael Costello Fashion Show for Fall 2015. You might recognize Michael Costello's work from Beyonce at last year's Grammy Awards. There was a lot of hustle and bustle, chit chatting, "oohs and ahhs" before the show began. I sat third row and didn't know anyone. In my mind I was repeating "Just be cool." I understand why the spirit of New York can be so intimidating. In this world, you're somebody or you're not. But in New York City even if you're somebody, you're still a nobody to somebody.

Moving on, the lights went low and Nicki Minaj's "The Crying Game" kicked off the show. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Make Black History Everyday: Devonte Wong-Wai

This is Devonte Wong-Wai (Wong-Why). He is literally one of my oldest friends! I've known him almost 15 years and I'm super happy to feature him! Devonte gives back to the community in more ways than one! Devonte is the host and creator of ChiinoTv, a talk show introducing the world to the underground movers and shakers in music and art. And if he's not simply making us all laugh on social media, he's making every summer "the best summer ever" as a camp counselor of a non-profit organization. That's a lot of Black History to cover! Lets get started!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

"Make Black History Everyday!": Ivor Blackman


Meet Ivor Blackman, a 21 year old native from Brooklyn, New York. He makes history everyday through the knowledge of math. Ivor is currently a math tutor at Medgar Evers College located in Brooklyn, New York. History is all about a series of events connected to someone or something. Some people forget how important our professors, mentors and tutors are. How many of us have a specific educator that was patient with you even after you failed your exam? Who stayed with you and helped you until you knew the insides and outsides of the subject? And if you think about them now you can say "Yo, I'll never forget how [insert name here] helped me out!"?
"They have this connotation that black people don't like math. I want to break that stereo type in my community. Not only that, I feel like we are destined for greatness, and knowing a little algebra might be the key that we need." - Ivor Blackman


Monday, February 2, 2015

"Make Black History Everyday": Uwemedimoh Umoh!

 Its February! Its Black History Month! I personally love Black History Month. I love hearing about Maya Angelou, Fredrick Douglas and George Washington Carver. But I've been hearing those same stories for the past 15 years! Yesterday is history! Today will be history. Black people make history everyday! I want to highlight the lives of people who look, talk, and dress like me who are making history today! Meet Uwemedimoh (Ooou-we-meh-di-moe) Umoh. He is a 21 year old entrepreneur from Bronx, New York. This year he will be prompting the launch of @lete, an online sports resume geared towards hardworking but under recognized, underfunded, and underprivileged student athletes.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Truly Inspiring Person: Miltiade Delille

Hi everyone! My really good friend Miltiade is planning a missions trip to Haiti! She is is a 22 years old SUPER determined young woman who was born in Haiti and migrated to the United States at the age of five. A graduate from Binghamton University and a member of the Pi Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated she held a Public Relations, Educational Coordinator and Presidential position of the Haitian Student Association at Binghamton University for THREE years.

She chose to take this trip to Haiti because she hasnt been back since she left over seventeen years ago. After the earthquake her goal was to visit and volunteer her time but consistently used being away at school as an excuse.  I am now finished with my undergrad degree; therefore, my goal can now be appropriately materialized. But she can't do it all by herself, shes going to need some help! I got a chance to briefly talk to her about her upcoming project.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Outfit of the Day!

Hey everyone! Winter has most definitely come in full force and is showing no mercy! We've had some fridgid temperatures so once the temperature hit 30, I saw a chance to put something together for you guys!  Today's OOTD has been borrowed from the boys! I love my skirts and dresses, but i also love a great boyish look! I think girls look just as good guys in a pleated pant and tailored shirt! Anything boys can do, girls can do better!