Throwback Thursday | Essence Magazine Street Style Feature

Back in April of this year, I attended the 4th Annual Fashion 500 event hosted by The Block Association, one of NYC premier event planning groups.  The event took place on a Sunday afternoon and was hosted at the Rivington Hotel on the Lower East Side.  Many guest sat and had brunch, while others threw back cocktails, and enjoyed the music being projected from the speakers.  I did a little bit of both.

Well, upon my arrival I was stopped by a freelance photographer from Essence Magazine, she said she wanted to take a picture of me for their Street Style section.  So, today on Throw Back Thursday (#tbt).  I would like to share the picture.


 You can check out the full feature here: Street Style: Springing into Style

What is Fashion 500?

“FASHION 500 serve as the anchor event for Black Fashion Month, the Block Association’s bid to deem April the month we official celebrate black fashion and pay homage to Blackfashion icons, taste makers and trendsetters.”

Tee: Splash
Skirt: Camilla Tree
Necklace: Vintage Store in Spain
Jacket: Berman’s Vintage Leather
Bag: Unknown
Heels: Steve Madden

The Key To Getting Dressed

I recently did a quick on camera interview for an up and coming shows pilot, the show will be about fashion and relationships.  If the show gets picked up by a major network then you may be able to hear all the questions that were asked.  (I will be sure to share)  One of the questions that were asked was my secret to getting dressed.  When I answered the question, my immediate answer was dress comfortable.  Although, most of the time I don’t give it much thought.  I get dressed differently all the time.  I don’t have one look, a favorite color, or a favorite silhouette…My style is always changing.  So, I guess my answer would vary depending on the day, the week, the moment, and so on.

So, as I re-think the question.  I would say that simplicity is the key.  I know everyone has their own ideas as to what the word simple means but I would say don’t try too hard.  The way you dress should be an expression of who you are not the other way around.  Oh and don’t forget to have fun!!



What’s your secret?




Style Quote of the Day | Tim Gunn

I’m sure we’ve all been in a position where we were shopping, came across the perfect dress, and then the doubt kicks in.  Maybe this isn’t a dress…I think its a top.  Well see what our favorite fashion consultant, Tim Gunn has to say about it below.


If you’ve faced this dilemma, after finding out the dress was a top, did you still wear it as a dress?