Today’s post will be short and sweet. It’s blowing my mind that it is already Wednesday, let alone the start of New York Fashion Week! This will be my first fashion week actually working in NYC. (not to mention the first day of school was yesterday!) Needless to say, my schedule is going to be pretty packed.
Due to this, I feel that it’s important to be able to create outfits that easily transition from day to night. I love to do so using monochromatic themes. Check out this all grey ensemble that I took from “SOHO shopping trip” to “Drinks on the Upper East Side.”
I’m pleased to announce that I have just recently become a Zuvaa stylist! Zuvaa is an online community and marketplace for African-inspired fashion. Every so often, I will be taking items from Zuvaa and showcasing them here, with my own little spin on it of course.
I can’t lie and say being a woman of darker complexion hasn’t come with a strong number of challenges. Internalized racism, hyper- sexualization, and microagressions are just a few of the issues I am faced with daily, just trying to navigate around town.
But this post isn’t going to be all about that. This post is a celebration of my melanin, of my skin. Black is so beautiful and it’s important to continue to repeat and exclaim this affirmation because the way this world is set up…we just don’t hear it enough.