Acid wash "high-waisted" ripped jeans, skinny jeans and leggings securely hugging and clinging on to those curves. Polka dots, stripes, and animal prints, remind me so much of the African Safari. Studs and stones to add glitz and hardcore glam, flared-legged pants that reappear as quickly as they're stashed away. Here we go from one end of the spectrum to the next, from roughneck biker jackets to elegant mink coats, and from black & white and neutrals to neon and electric colors. Peplum style depicting the ultimate flair, six inch stilettos pepping up each strut. Alexander McQueen, Gianni Versace, Valentino and Coco Chanel..... with each sketch, each cut, and each stitch, that would forever redefine the way we look at fashion. Then there are the recurring stylistic reincarnations of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, illustrating the timeless attributes of pop-culture fashion, no doubt leaving an indelible mark. Flipping through the pages of Elle and Vogue, isn't fashion strikingly amazing?
Black & White--- Circa 2012
I secretly scream "oohs" and "aahs" when reading the hottest fashion magazines, or watching runway models fearlessly strutting down the stretch of the catwalk. Why? Because everything looks amazingly captivating, which kicks in my lustful thinking and fantasies about wearing and owning it all. Sometimes I wonder, what are these designers thinking? What is their motivation? Then I realize that for fashion to be inspiring, trend-setting and alluring, it had to be different. Weird is the new normal and colors are the new black.
What is my personal style? Like everything else, I love having art reflected in my attire. Whether it’s through vibrant colors, animal prints, or patterns, the energy that my garb exudes should be potent enough that it can always make a bold statement. What entices me is usually weird, eclectic, extraordinary, and outside the box-ish, hence my fascination with vintage & retro-glam, grunge, as well as high fashion & editorials. I also love the funky street style which strongly reflects personal style and individuality, while representing different elements characteristic of a particular social group, era, and community. I've also noticed that my fashion sense has evolved to acquire a liking for the tribal, ethnic and Afrocentric wear that is proudly rocked by a lot of neo-soul sisters today. Ultimately, everything has its place. You're more likely to find me browsing the aisles of Stop & Shop, wearing my favorite pair of black sweat pants or my most comfy pair of denims with very little makeup as opposed to any über sophisticated swag.
Below are pics from some photo shoots I've done over the years.
Purple fever - circa 2010
Color blocking - circa 2011
Leopard jumpsuit. This pic gives me life every time I see it....circa 2011
Whatever your preference or fashion style is, wear what YOU want and rock it how you want to. Start setting your own trends. It's your time to be fashion forward!