Archive | July, 2012

Pink dreams are made of these…

30 Jul

Last Sunday it was sunny…then it rained. It is England after all! I’m loving the sales at the moment. If you hit them right you can get a great quality bargain…Cue my latest French Connection Dress. I love how effortless it looks, up close its tailoring is more evident. The colour truly makes it pop!

Dress: French Connection/ Bag: New Look/ Sandals: ASOS/ Bracelets: Order from top: Azendi, Accessorize, Vintage House of Fraser, Azendi/ Azendi Pendant and Wire Chain/ Watch: Triwa

Hope your enjoying the sun/rain..ha ha!

Permed to Natural: Part 1

27 Jul

This is a bit a of an unusual blogging post…but it’s ok because difference is good! Questions about my hair are brought up all the time through comments and private messages. The time has come for me to give  you all some snippets of information!

I will make every effort to explain everything as clearly as possible. I appreciate that we aren’t all clued up on black hair(just like I’m not massively clued up on caucasian hair). I believe political correctness can be overplayed, sometimes I think you need to call a spade a spade!

Picture 1: ‘The Permed Phase’

In the first picture, my hair is permed(chemically straightened). My hair was permed the summer before I started secondary school. This was carried out under the illusion that it would make my hair more manageable, and without great background knowledge. The truth is my permed ‘sraight’ hair only lasted for two days and after being permed I always had to pay extra so they could hot comb( a hair straightener that looks like a comb) afterwards anyway! My hair is super stubborn.

My Opinion on Permed Hair:

There is nothing wrong with the decision to perm your hair, it’s your choice. My only problem is the reason it was first created.

Black perms were created in a time where anything ‘black’ was frowned upon and anything European/Western in nature was seen as better. Unfortunately it was believed that straighter was better, having similarities to most caucasian appearances and hair types.

The truth is beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes. Somewhere along the line  our society has created a hierarchy.

It’s the same sad reason, that so many black people use bleaching creams to lighten their skin. Shocking?…I know!

I believe any style should be worn proudly, it’s human to have insecurities…we just have to attempt to deal with them! hee hee…

The journey to freedom entails learning to love yourself for who you really are. How do you go about doing that….by seeing and embracing yourself in your natural God given state….cue the big chop! BAM!

In what ways have you learned to love yourself ? I would love to know…

A Touch of Glamour….Silver Edition

23 Jul

I’m a huge believer in a bit of sparkle! There is more than one way for a bride to make a statement on her big day, and earrings are a great place to start. They appear in all your head shots and can jazz up a simpler choice for a wedding gown.

1.  Catherine Drop Earrings £75.00 at The Earring Boutique/ 2. Vintage Heiress Earrings £38 at Glitzy Secrets/ 3. Tiffany & Co Paloma Picasso 20 Carat Drop Earrings with Rock Crystal £630 at Tiffany & Co/ 4. Satin Square Art Deco Earrings £27.60 by Design by Kara on Etsy/ 5. Deco Crystal Chandelier £10 at Accessorize

Leopard Printed Statement

18 Jul

When it comes to coats and jackets I am extremely picky. In fact, in the last four years I have only bought three. I have wide shoulders, big hips and even bigger thighs ha! Anything that doesn’t nip me in at the waist makes me look a bigger than I am. Coats need fabric that is durable and waterproof(to a decent extent).

This trench is from Topshop….I call it my ‘summer coat’. Warm when necessary and cooler when I need insurance against British weather. It’s almost a mustard colour, which compliment my skin-tone pretty well….almost a ‘black’ nude ha! These shoes are the love of my LIFE! I lost one….(don’t ask how) but I’ve been re-united. Elegant and risky all at the same time. Boom…

Trench Coat: Topshop/ Black Pencil Dress: Asos/ Leopard Print Shoe’s: Nine West/ Bag: Asos

I owe a massive thank you to a good friend of mine who seems to get dragged into taking all my photo’s! We havn’t settled on a name for her enterprise, but when we do I’ll let you all know about her. Love you!

Rainbows and Rain

14 Jul

Last Sunday the weather was terrible in England. But I’d bought a new dress I really wanted to wear…so I wore it anyway! I have new hair…what do you think?

Batwing Cardigan: Topshop/Ombre Stripe Maxi Dress: Warehouse/ Sandals: Asos

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