CoCo * Breezy bring classic 60’s to Essence Magazine

Accessory designers, Coco & Breezy, leave their hard, rock star style behind to bring classic 60’s looks to Essence Magazine. Since Tia & Tamara Mowry are on the cover, it’s only right to bring in another pair of twins into the issue. 
What do you think of CoCo and Breezy’s looks in Essence? 
Take a look at the interview & behind the scenes video with essence here

Brooklyn in Paris

Close up of my thanksgiving look.

Shirt: Forever21 Leggings: Karna Zabete for Target Boots: Target Accessories: Forever21

Margiela Inspired Thanksgiving!

For Thanksgiving we travleled down to San Diego to my Grand dad’s house. Well you know we had to travel in style and this year we took inspiration from fashion house Margiela.

I thought it would be fairly easy to style leather, edgy looks but in the desert (where it’s still 75 degrees) it became a challenge. We wanted to keep everyone fairly in unison with some form of “leather” in everyone’s look.

(starting from the left):
-mom: black tunic & leather leggings
-Brittyn and Brieonni:
Rock & Republic sweaters, which Brittyn wore as tunic with leather leggings from Target and Doc Martin look alikes. While, Brieonni wore the sweater tucked into a Hello Kitty leather skirt from Target and Nine West combat boots.
Bryce: Grey pull over sweater and leather pleated skirt with leather boots.
Brandy: BCBG dress with gunmetal Guess denim jacket and Doc Martens.
Raylee: Skull sweater and LEI skinny jeans with skull vans.
Me: ‘Paris’ blouse from Target with leather leggings from Karna Zabete for Target and cognac boots.

I think everyone was styled to perfection!

(The neighborhood cat wanted to be apart of the picture!)

Karl Lagerfeld shoots Victoria Beckham for French Elle

Victoria Beckham is the cover star for the November issue of French Elle. Her spread for Elle was not only shot in CoCo Chanel’s apartment, but it was shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself. All the photos shot in black & white stay true to the Lagerfeld/Chanel aesthetic.

Big Sean promotes the "coatless" winter for GQ

GQ is on their campaign for the “coatless winter” with rapper, Big Sean. Showing off various looks by layering blazers, scarfs, hats, and vests. I think I will try this method this winter, because I honestly hate to wear bulky coats when it gets cold.

Blue Skies & Pink Pants

Yesterday, I went to run a few shopping errands with my mom for my brothers birthday. We also had to do a little shopping at the local mall. Instead of wearing my normal sweats, t shirt, & flip flops. I really decided to get dressed. I did keep my look simple with a dark chambray shirt, pink pants, and brown oxfords.

Shirt- Target
Pants- Nordstrom
Shoes- Can’t remember
Accessories- Betsey Johnson (necklace) and Forever21 (Bracelets)

Navy blouse with the perfect slack.

Today, I had my follow up interview from earlier this week. I decided to bring my A Game to this interview. I hadn’t wore my teal Paige Denim slacks yet and this was the perfect opportunity. I didn’t have a top to wear it with so my mom took me to the mall & we browsed for a top. I went to get a manicure for my interview & my mom cruised through Forever21 for options. She found this really cute navy blouse with rhinestoned neckline & wrists. The quality of the blouse makes it look like it’s not from Forever21 and from a more higher classed retailer.

I feel i’m giving a classic, tailored color blocked look. The pants are THE perfect fit and that’s what made the look so great. They fit great in the legs and the length is wonderful. It resembles a 70’s wide leg pant.

Plus, they feel like butter on…. any opportunity I get. I will definitely be wearing these in the future.

Dressed for the Job

I had a job interview with a major department store today. The interview went very well and I know my appearance was part of the decision. I wore my favorite Kate Spade dress for the interview. I think this dress can be deemed the ‘interview’ dress. If you remember, I wore this same dress back in January to a job interview. It has such a classic look and I think that’s why it works so well for interviews.

For accessories, I differed in the shoes by wearing my mom’s black studded Christian Louboutin’s and my red Hermes cuff. I realized that the navy Lanvin heels that I wore with the dress previously most definitely did not match. The navy in the dress is so dark, it looks black that’s why I chose a black heel this time around.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013 Collection: Racist?

In this Spring’s collection, Dolce & Gabbana chose to not only have NO diversity within the models of the show, but to also have racist notions through out the show. The whole collection was somewhat tribal themed, but certain pieces stood out amongst others.

For example, one model is wearing earrings that resemble a slave-like illustration of an African American woman. Also, the same image of the woman is splashed on a burlap-sack dress and another printed dress.

According to the Huffington Post, “The images are known as Blackamoors — of black people dressed lavishly in turbans and jewels are largely considered collectable art, they can also be very offensive. No matter how beautiful they are, the figures still represent slavery. With that said, are you offended by D&G’s use of Blackamoors? ”

Please comment with your thoughts.