So sorry that I have not updated the blog. I have been so busy chasing dreams and on top of that I graduate in May. So I have been taking care of my business. I went to New York and loved it!! Shortly, but not too short, I will be able to share my story of perseverance. So I promise I will bring more to you ASAP! Remember: A story has no value unless it is shared Stay fabulous and Fli -M.E.
Lara Stone is in the October Issue of French Vogue, and her spread is causing quite a stir. The theme of the spread is for Halloween, but people are not pleased with a white woman potraying a black woman and slapping "couture" on the pictures. What are your thoughts? Some of the pieces she wears are Alexander McQueen, Michael Kors, Agent Provocateur, Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton.
These pictures are from an old issue of Essence Magazine, but I ran across them and thought they were beautiful! She was given the title Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2001 and was the first African American women to win the title of Miss World 2001 held in South Africa. She is now pursuing a modeling career in Europe.
Here is her collection for the Pre-Fall. I'm really loving the sequins and the stripes. Even though her line is slightly casual for my taste, there is still an edginess to it that I love and I would so rock these looks. I also just saw the pictures for her Spring 2010 collection, and it's beautiful! Enjoy!
Maya's inspiration comes from Josephine Baker, W.E.B. Dubois, and her mother Marion Lake. She started desinging clothes at 10, and began sewing and making clothes for her family and friends at the age of 15. Her clothes mainly consisted of reworked t-shirts with bold prints but after attending Wesleyan University, there was where her line cultivated. She incorporated her style and African American history togethether to birth Boxing Kitten. Her clothes have been worn by Erykah Badu, Solange, Fergie and Christina Milian.
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"If you take the patterns and very feminine silhouettes of women from the Civil Rights and then put those dresses in African inspired prints and fabric, then you have the Boxing Kitten woman." -Maya A. Lake
This French beauty was born in Les Unis, France. She's done spreads for Elle, Vogue, Sports Illustrated and Marie Claire. In 2001 she signed with L'Oreal. She is now getting her feet wet with acting and has ret Show. She hastaken on roles appearing in several French films, and landing a role in Rush Hour 3. In November 2008 she walked in the Victoria Secret Show
Sims was considered the first black model. She appeared on the cover of Laides Home Journal 1968, 1967 New York Times fashion magazine and 1969 cover of Life. She retired from modeling after 5 years and began her multi-million dollar wig line that caters to black women.
Dechel (pictured above) is quite creative with the earring and the necklace also known as earlaces. Rihanna was spotted wearing them. You can check out her website athttp://www.spacelitevintage.com/And trust..I will be wearing these soon!
Rachel Roy was born and raised in California, and moved to New York after finishing college. In 2005 Rachel launched her collection. She is known for her very elegant, classy yet sexy line. Here is her Fall 2009 Collection.www.RachelRoy.com
Nneka Saran Hurley's handbag line is only a few years old (2005) celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Eve, Keyshia Cole and Vivica Fox are clinging to her bags. Her purses are bright and funky and she makes them herself! You can visit her website athttp://www.nnekasaran.com/
I am currently a student at Loyola University in Chicago, IL and studying Journalism with a minor in marketing. I'm in my last year of school and looking forward to what the future holds for me. This blog is a stepping stone to the many things that I want to do, which is start my magazine and modeling agency. But in order to do these things I have to take baby steps, and this blog is the first step to accomplishing my goals. I hope you enjoy my blog, and feel free to give your comments (good or bad). Also, if you want to contact me with any ideas I am open to hear what you have to say or even work with you. Thanks for visiting my site!