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Partnered Post-Have You Heard of The Pink Panel?

The Pink Panel
The Pink Panel
Free samples I received from The Pink Panel

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What Does My Smarter Commerce Mean To Me?

my smarter commerce

Since I am one of the bloggers a part of IBM’s My Smarter Commerce campaign, I decided to share a video to tell you a little bit about what #mysmartcommerce means to me. If you see the hashtag #mysmartercommerce roaming around the internets on social media and the like, join the conversation!

Song used under the creative commons license:
Peeks by Everlone
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Eve…

FCC: I am not getting paid for this video.

My First Time At Fro Fashion Week Spring 13

Fro Fashion Week Spring 2013

Fro Fashion Week Spring 2013

Last weekend was my first time at Fro Fashion Week, and I am so glad I went. My friend and fellow blogger Ebony from Make Me Over Eb spoke at this event last year. She told me it was a really great event that I should try to go to and see what it is about. Since I’ve decided to go natural again, and the event was just three hours away I said, “why not?” Well… so far, so good.

All of the women here at Fro Fashion Week Spring 2013 have been so inspirational. We shared our hair journeys, and special hair tips. It was like we were sharing some kind of special hair bonding experience. We laughed and joked and had us a good ole time! I bought a VIP pass, so I received a box full of natural hair goodies that should help me transition from chemically relaxed hair to fluffy and full natural hair. I miss my old hair texture, my natural hair texture, and seeing all of these women with beautiful natural styles is making me impatient for hair growth, but excited for change.
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Living Large- Monochromatic Molding

Living Large

Green Bookcase

This is definitely a trend I wouldn’t mind creating in my future home. Monochromatic molding can seem a little stale to some, but to me it is totally perfect.  Adding on color to a room can balance it out with respect to the rest of the house, and it can add a little somethin’ somethin’ to a plain white room. You don’t need to change the furniture or the decorations. All you have to do is pick a color that matches everything in the room and paint the molding  Photo from here.

A. Z. Araujo MBFW SWIM 2013

Yesterday was the finale for MBFW SWIM 2013. One of the collections that showed yesterday was A. Z. Araujo.The beautiful tropical inspired collection had something for men and women. While the collection was full of prints-a major runway trend- the men’s collection featured speedos and teeny tiny shorts. The women’s collection covered up a little more, but not much with skimpy bikinis and cut-outs. Thanks Josh for helping me cover MBFW SWIM 2013. I couldn’t have done it without you!

I Finally Did It… I Graduated From Grad School!!!

graduations
I was super busy last week. I went to San Francisco with my parents to graduate from the Academy of Art University with a MFA in Fashion Journalism. I am exhausted and excited! Thanks for all of your support during these long three years. In that time, my blog went from a hobby to my final graduate thesis project. Now I can relax, try to get a job, or try for my second masters or Ph.D. Who knows what the future will bring?!?!?

Wiggin’ It Series: How to Make an Invisible Part

How to make an invisible part

Hello everyone! This is the fourth post for the Wiggin’ It Series which will teach you how to make your own wigs.

 

 

 

 

Yesterday’s post showed you how to make a full wig and closure piece. Today’s post will show you how to make a more realistic invisible part closure using lace. When you use lace, it makes it look like your scalp is showing. The key is to use lace that is a shade or two off of your skin tone because your scalp is usually lighter than the rest of your body.
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Wiggin’ It Series: How to Make a Full Wig

How to make a full wig

Hello everyone! This is the third post for the Wiggin’ It Series which will teach you how to make your own wigs.

Today we will finally make our wigs. There are several different ways to do this. You can use a stocking cap, spandex sport cap aka dome cap, or a weaving cap. Whichever cap you chose determines the type of bonding method you use. If you do use the dome cap/ spandex cap, make sure it is the one female cap and not the male cap. For instance, you can use weave glue on each of these caps as long as you put a plastic bag or plastic stocking cap on the wig head first to keep the cap from sticking to the wig head. The spandex cap is great for high temperature glue sticks and fusion glue sticks. With this cap, you still want to use a plastic bag or shower cap underneath to protect the wig head. The weaving cap is great if you want to sew on your weave, and once again… it goes great with weave glue as well.

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Guest Post:Fashion Internship Tips – Kick-Start Your Fashion Career

Thanks Jennifer Nelson for this wonderful guest post. I hope this helps some of you out there who are looking for an internship.

 

the hills

Photo from here.

People in the fashion industry know that going to the best fashion school is a great way to land a fashion internship. Internships allow you to get hands-on experience that will make your resume pop, as well as give you examples to show prospect employers of your creativity and dedication in a professional environment. Here are five essential fashion internship tips for how to get a fashion internship.
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Chris Benz and EdVenture’s Girl’s Night Out Was A Blast!

Last night I went to 701 Whaley For EdVenture’s Girl’s Night Out! It was so much fun. I met fashion designer Chris Benz, who is extremely nice in person. I also saw a friend perform with Unbound Dance Company, and saw the designer’s Spring 2012 collection. If you want to meet him too, don’t fret. He will be at Coplon’s on 4825 Forest Drive for a trunk show tomorrow from 10-6 and on Saturday from 10-3.

Yuna Yang FW 2012

Yuna Yang

Yuna Yang’s fall winter 2012 collection was inspired by Virginia Woolfe’s essay A Room of One’s Own and showed what looked like sophisticated, yet daring clothes. The clothes were a mix of blues, greys, whites, purples, and prints that reminded me of the changes that fall can bring. Beading, asymmetrical ruffles, and prints proved that this wasn’t an ordinary collection. The collection seemed to be a blend between the past and the future, simple and elegant.

Things To Stop Doing In 2012: Stop Worrying About Other People’s Bodies!!!!!!

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OK!!! I know this is going to be hard for some people, but these are some things to stop doing, not just in the new year, but FOREVER!!! I try to run a body positive site for women of all sizes. I also try to run a pretty body positive life, meaning even though I fail at this sometimes due to being human, I really try not to judge people for their bodies however big or small they may be. I am going to encourage you all to do the same this year.

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I Passed My Final Review!!! I Can Now Graduate From Graduate School!!!!!

Cupcakes

Yesterday was a very emotional day. I went from nervous, to scared, to calm, to happy, to everything in between. After all the hard work, which took about three years exactly, I passed my Final Review. I presented my thesis yesterday. After next week I will be done with graduate school. I will soon be able to walk in May in Sac Francisco at the Academy of Art University, where I will receive my MFA in Fashion Journalism. Whew!!! I can relax now. Photo from We Heart It.