Another Day In Williamsburg

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 21, 2012



Just another walk through Williamsburg after attending the Sol Afrik Fashion Presentations












  





A Preview Of My Next Post

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012


This is just a teaser photo of my next post! I am currently editing photo's so stay tuned :)





Sol Afrik's New York Fashion Week Presentation

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Monday, September 24, 2012

September 21, 2012


 It was refreshing to see a variety of models being portrayed at Sol Afrik's Presentation other that what is usually being showed on the runways, catwalks, magazine covers, etc., as to what beauty is supposed to look like. Beauty has no boundaries. It does not discriminate on gender, skin tone, race, nationality, sexuality, body size/type or hair texture. With all of the different aspects of the fashion industry, I unfortunately know way to many people of color who aren't being recognized for their hard work and talents. "While the U.S. industry standard for fashion is to obtain designers, models, photographers, etc., only from Paris, London, Barcelona, Milan and Madrid, Sol Afrik delves into the untapped market of the African Diaspora" 

Friday I had the privilege to attend Sol Afrik's New York Fashion Week Presentation at the Rush Galleries in Chelsea. It was a pleasure to be apart of and witness so many creative and talented stylist, designers, photographers, bloggers and up in coming entrepreneurs, like myself. It is always inspiring when I witness people of the African Diaspora being recognized for something positive. It truly warms my heart to see people of color working hard at their artistic talents. 

I'm already excited to see future presentations from Sol Afrik!!!




Sol Afrik's dancers performing a fabulous routine :)









By the time the presentation started,  it was unexpectedly packed. The proof is in the right hand portion of this photo. It was impossible to get a clear shot without someones flash being part of the picture. With that said, surprisingly this is my favorite photo of the event. I love it. It's raw, honest and captures the event within the moment. There were so many cameras flashing and so many photographer trying to get the models attention at that particular time. It was exciting being in the chaotic mix of all of the photographers (including myself) desperately trying to capture the perfect shot. I love how all the models aren't looking into the same camera. They all have separate poses and various facial expressions, but yet they still seem to be in sync with one another. 

Oh yea, do ya'll see the chick on the left...nothing less than gorgeous!!!! 















Denzel Washington graces the cover of GQ Magazine

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Okaaay, Can we all just take 5 minutes out of our day to thank God for creating such a beautiful man. It just doesn't make any sense for a man to be this damn fine.... Laawd Have Mercy!!


Suit & Shirt: Georgio Armani
Tie: Burberry Prorsum
Tie Bar: The Tie Bar
Pocket Square: Brunello Cucinelli 
Shoes: Tom Ford

Suit: Boss
Shirt: Lorenzini
Tie: Brunello Cucinelli
Tie Bar: The Tie Bar
Pocket Square: Turnbull & Asser

Suit: J.Crew
Shirt: Tom Ford
Tie: Ralph Lauren Black Label
Pocket Square: Robert Talboltt

Suit: Salvatore Ferragamo
Shirt: Phineas Cole by Paul Stuart
Shoes: Ralph Lauren
Pocket Square: Brunello Cucinelli

Suit & Shirt: Calvin Klein
Tie: Alexander Olch
Pocket Square: Brunello Cucinelli



Style Vagrant: Carter

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Current occupation-
Fashion design student/Intern at Proenza Schouler from Arkansas.



Career and/or personal aspirations-
To become the creative director of an established label, and reinvent/modernize its image

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What inspired you to pursue a career in fashion?-
There was never any "ah-ha" moment. Fashion has always been a driving force in my life, and not necessarily in dressing myself, but having a critical eye of the world around me, and wanting to be a part of the change going on in the industry.



What is one thing that you crave the most, but you cant get in New York?-
A hug from my mom

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Where do you find inspiration?-

The most random things. I love museums, but I rarely find inspiration there. I love vintage references, and bizarre things that catch my eye. Sometimes a location or a space will inspire me, and I approach the design process as if I am going to show a collection there. I am always looking at things and thinking, "How can I apply this to fashion? What can I do to integrate this into my designs?" 

What are some 
fashion trends that you're tired of?-

I love a lot of things that are going on right now, but anything that has become super overdone and just needs a rest. I think studs and a lot of tribal references need to be put down for a couple of seasons.  


What is your personal style quirk
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I never leave home without my round sunglasses!
I love classic menswear pieces, and try to approach dressing from a playful angle. Messing with proportions is a lot of fun, and I think it's the one thing in fashion that men have more freedom with than women.
I also do LOTS of vintage/thrift shopping. I think pieces have so much more personality and energy when they've been worn out a little.



What is the most underrated item in menswear?-

I think guys really underestimate neckwear! A good tie can boost an outfit so much. 
Also, smelling good and looking cleaned up is the best thing a guy can do. I'm all about a pulled together look.



What is the best advice someone has ever given you?-

"Don't forget where you've come from." Remembering how small/clueless you used to be is the fastest way to check yourself and push you to work harder.



What advice would you like to give (career, personal, fashion related etc.)
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You are your only obstacle. Just trust yourself, be confident in your decisions, and everyone else will do the same.








New York Fashion Week

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Monday, September 10, 2012

September 8, 2012






















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