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broccoli city festival via vscocam

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weekend wear: stylist edition

i had the opportunity to flex my stylist muscles this weekend and pull together looks for a music video shoot.  the song, featuring brothah malik and jonathan lyes, was produced by female producer onrae lateal for her new ep, libra season.  we shot the video for the first single, infatuation, and the director, nabeeh bilal of creative junkfood, asked the styling be kept simple given the song’s natural beauty theme.

DSC_5770 DSC_5777 shot on a local campus, i envisioned the rapper, brothah malik, as a socially conscious grad student leaving class wearing a vintage levis jacket and jeans. i turned it up for his love interest/dancer, najwa womack. DSC_5784

hat, h&m | jacket, forever 21 | leotard, american apparel | skirt, rachel roy | tights, target | booties, forever 21 | bag, vintage

DSC_5785DSC_5790 DSC_5800 DSC_5813 DSC_5834 DSC_5845shot out to creative junkfood for their artistic genius behind the camera. be sure to check out libra season and stay tuned for the video debut!

weekend wear 9.15.14

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happy monday good folks! i stopped by oyin handmade’s flagship store in baltimore this weekend and got some of the best hair and body products known to man! i highly recommend their no ash at all body lotion, greg juice hair humectant and natural deodorant called funk butter.

i hope you had a great weekend!

dress, crossroads trading company | necklaces, topshop | spike stud earrings, forever 21(similar here) | booties, nordstrom | lipstick, mac’s up the amp

nmos14 in dc #handsup

cities around the country held marches and rallies yesterday to protest the murders of unarmed black men and women. sparked by michael brown’s killing by a police officer in ferguson, missouri, news reports are saying 1,000 people marched through dc demanding justice.

the footage below is from dc’s protest that was lead by the local chapter of black youth project 100.

social media activism certainly plays a role in raising people’s consciousness (i’m thankful for this outlet while i’m visiting my small hometown); however, i encourage people to do something more. the world is watching, and it’s time to speak truth to power.

check my blog soon for ways to get involved in the movement to end police brutality and violence against black communities.

weekend wear 7.21.14

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hey good people, i hope you enjoyed your weekend! i was in these streets, busy celebrating a friend’s birthday, vintage shopping for a photo shoot and enjoying lunch with friends at jaleo. i haven’t pulled out this city of  compton t-shirt since my first shoot with michael idiokitas, and it seemed like the best “eff you” to the casting agent who would have placed me in the lowest category for the forthcoming straight outta compton movie. check out my next post for details about the film.

shirt, urban outfitters (sold out) | shorts, urban outfitters (similar here) | hat, h&m (similar here)

memorial day via vscocam

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the boo and i spent memorial day at chesapeake beach, just a hop and skip away from dc.  homemade sangria in tow, we were blessed with perfect beach weather. my new bathing suit made me jump for joy (literally) because i finally found a low priced top that fits a small frame, but shall we say…well-endowed chest. can’t wait to go back to h&m to score it in every color!