Style It Saturday With Michael Kors: Get Groovin’


Tie dye is back! The ’70’s fashion statement is popping up everywhere.

This Tie Dye Cotton Terry Sleeveless Hoodie is perfect for everyday wear or a beach coverup.

I paired it with the Whitney Large Logo and Embossed Leather Convertible Shoulder Bag in Buttercup.

The Oversized Ryder Embossed Silicone and Blue Tone Watch matches perfectly with the blue in the shirt.

Some days may call for you to be more polished and put together than others.

So carrying the Small Tie Dye Wallet in your purse will keep you Groovy, even if No one can see your Groove!

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Style It Saturday With Michael Kors: Lazy Day


January has always been my chill month. My time to relax after a hectic holiday season.

Basically, 31 lazy days.

But just because I’m taking it easy, that’s not an excuse to not be fashionable.

It’s Hoodie Season!!!

I practically live in hoodies three seasons out of the year.

This zippered Logo hoodie is perfect.

Sometimes you want to go out with no makeup on.

The oversized Berkshires are big enough to get by without mascara as well as carrying on the Logo theme.

The Georgie trainers with the Wedge heel give a touch of lux to the sporty look.

This pairing is a perfect example of balancing comfort and style.

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Who Runs The World? GIRLS!


Neiman Marcus celebrated Women’s History Month with a panel of some of the most powerful women in Charlotte.

The store itself is female owned and a majority of its employees are female. From the boardroom to the sales floor, women are the majority

It was co-founded in 1907 by Carrie Marcus Neiman, 13 years before she even had the right to vote.

A large number of designers they carry are also female owned.

So it’s only fitting that they host something for Women’s Month.

The OHmazing Ohavia Phillips moderated as the three panelist spoke about Women Writing Their Own Stories.

These Queens of the Queen City covered four main points:

1. Driving passions

2. Biggest Risk

3. Setbacks

4. What women need to thrive

Diane Bailey:
Managing Director, National Philanthropic Exec of Bank Of America

Bailey believes in Passion in Purpose. Love what you do. Her biggest risk came when she gave up her law license and took on a philanthropic role.

When she encounters setbacks she suggests you should have a tribe to keep you grounded and hold you accountable. Meditation is also key.

She believes what women need to thrive is more women together, networking in the same room.

Nurture the relationships with women

Diane Bailey ended with these words, “Save space for grace”.

Sonya Barnes:
Internationally Certified Life & Wellness Coach for Sr. executive women

Sonya’s driving passion is lifting women up and helping them grow.

Her biggest risk came after quitting her corporate job and becoming an image consultant.

She then Rebranded to her current position as a Life and Wellness Coach.

During any setback she also recommends you have a tribe of supportive women around you.

She believes what women need to thrive is each one reach one teach one. We should all help other women grow.

She left us with these powerful words, “Get comfortable being uncomfortable”.

That is the key to growing.

Liz Hilliard:
Creator and Owner of Hilliard Studio Method

Her driving passion was Fueled by insecurity. She took her weakness and turned it into success.

When asked what was her greatest risk she replied “Every risk is a learning tool. Love your own passion. Own yourself.”

She overcomes obstacles by changing ‘I can’t’ to ‘I’ll do what I can you improve.’

Attack them head on.

Empowerment is key to women thriving.

So many of the things these ladies said really struck a cord with me.

The room was full of inspiration. Girls really do run the world!

We were left with an OHmazing message from Ohavia, who has long been my personal Spiritual Gangster:

You’re not what you do, you’re valuable for who you are,

You are the head and not the tail

You are above and not beneath

You are the lender and not the borrower

It’s just who you are….

Get to Poppin’!! Art Pop Street Gallery X Neiman Marcus


I first learned about the amazing designs of Art Pop last summer during The Charlotte Shout Festival

I was mesmerized by art being up cycled and transformed into fashion.

Neiman Marcus recently hosted an Art Pop exhibit where we were treated to champagne and lite bites, as well as a fashion exhibit, an artist working on his painting and information about their non profit.

Their store windows welcome shoppers into the store where a portion of the weeks sales went directly to Art Pop.

ArtPop Street Gallery is an arts nonprofit organization focused on showcasing local artists, fostering creative success, and making art accessible to all.

It’s hard to believe that all of these beautiful pieces were once billboards!

You can make a donation directly to this incredible organization Here

Be sure to follow them on social media and don’t miss their next exhibit!

Shen Yun


After many years of wanting to go, I finally got to see the performance, Shen Yun.

It is presented by the Falun Gong of New York which is banned in Communist China.

Imagine if you will, a book full of short stories, played our before your eyes on stage.

Where history meets fantasy.

Equal parts of inspiration from Russian ballet, Irish River dance, Cirque du Soleil and Imax Theater.

Before each story, two narrators came out and explained what we would see, in both English and Chinese.

Shen Yun’s artists tell of a time when divine beings walked upon the earth, leaving behind a culture that inspired generations.

We weren’t allowed to take photos or video so I grabbed a couple of pictures from online. However, pictures just cannot do it justice.

Some stories were sad, some were funny, and all were awe inspiring.

With little to no props, we were sucked into a fantasy world with their Innovative 3D projection.

A seamless interaction between performers on stage and the scene behind them wowed the audience.

My favorite scenes involved the ‘Water Sleeve’ outfits. The dancers sleeves seemed to take flight with each movement.

I also was blown away by the ‘water in the balance dance’

Dancers balanced large porcelain water vases on their heads while dancing.

Each year the production changes so you can see something new every year.

They also have a shop where you can support the productions with you purchase of items ranching from T-shirt’s and bookmarks to purses and scarves.

You can also shop Online

I highly recommend you check it out if you get the chance!

Breakfast At Tiffany’s X Nike


Tiffany And Co. Has A Nike Air Force 1 Collaboration Coming on March 7, 2023.

The Nike Air Force 1 isn’t going away anytime soon after the silhouette celebrated its 40th Anniversary last year.

There are more releases on the way, including this pair designed in collaboration with jewelry maker Tiffany & Co.

Luxury jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. recently joined forces with sneaker expert Nike for their fresh take on the timeless Nike Air Force 1 silhouette.

Not long ago, some early images of the sneakers surfaced on the internet.

Extremely limited pairs of the Tiffany & Co. x Nike Air Force 1 Low “1837” are expected to be made available on this coming Tuesday March 7th.

They retail for $400 and will be made available through Tiffany & Co., Nike, and a few other retail outlets.

The construction of this AF-1 seems to stay true to the original, with black nubuck uppers and tumbled leather at the Swoosh.

The real charm lies within the chrome appliques at the heel and the etched tongue labels.

The shoelaces are not your classic sport laces, but rather the thick roped kind typically found on Tiffany And Co. pouch cords and bag handles. A variety of shoelaces will come attached, with a bright golden yellow being at least one of the options.

I can definitely picture Holly Golightly wearing a pair of these with a little black dress and pearls. Just because she can DO IT.

Black History In The Making: Pharrell X Louis Vuitton


It was recently announced that Pharrell Williams, the rapper and music producer, will succeed Virgil Abloh, the first Black artistic director at Louis Vuitton, who died of cancer in November 2021 at the age of 41.

Those are some big shoes to fill.

Virgil opened the door, making it possible for Williams to slide in seamlessly and continue his legacy.

His first collection for Louis Vuitton will be revealed next June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris.

“I am glad to welcome Pharrell back home, after our collaborations in 2004 and 2008 for Louis Vuitton, as our new Men’s Creative Director. His creative vision beyond fashion will undoubtedly lead Louis Vuitton towards a new and very exciting chapter.” – Pietro Beccari, Louis Vuitton’s Chairman and CEO

Record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, designer and now Creative Director. Pharrell is definitely making history.

Black History: Influence In Fashion


So many trends in fashion got their beginning in the black communities.

Some are timeless, some have evolved and all of them are an integral part of the history of fashion, as well as black history.

The Zoot Suit

Trends like Zoot suits with big silhouette and wide lapels, pinstripes, silk shirts, wide hats and brogues made its way into menswear.

It originated in Harlem, New York in the late 1930s and was an adaptation of the London “drape” suit.

Cab Calloway rocked the Zoot Suit like nobody else could.

The Civil Rights Movement

During the Civil Rights Movement of the ’60s and ’70s the Black Panther Party came into the forefront to promote equal rights of African Americans and challenged police brutality in the country.

The Black Panther Uniform with black leather jackets and slogan tees established its dominance as an integral part of fashion even today.

Activist Angela Davis sported her natural hair, turtleneck sweaters and gold chains that got incorporated in that fashion during that period.


Modern-day streetwear has been heavily influenced and popularized by black culture. Streetwear fashion became prominent in the late 70’s to the early 1980’s, when the hip-hop genre flourished in urban cities of Los Angeles and New York City.

During the 1980s and 1990s, the fashion world was dominated by the hip-hop culture. Bright, primary colors and oversized clothing started to take over.

Oversized layered chains, big hoop earrings and big chunky gold jewelry were made popular by artists such as Run DMC and Salt-N-Pepa.

Luxury Streetwear

Hip-Hop and streetwear merged with Luxury in the 2000’s

During this era, streetwear encountered luxury and quickly became a status symbol.

Dapper Dan introduced high fashion elements to Hip Hop with his Louis Vuitton and Gucci prints added to his own creations.

Virgil Abloh, co-creator of Off-White created a stir in the fashion works, becoming the first African-American Artistic Director for the French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton in 2018.

Off-White brought luxury Streetwear to the forefront where it will remain for many years.

Black history has brought us some of the biggest influence the fashion world will ever see.

Black History Month: Breaking Barriers On The Runway


For Part Two of my Black History of Fashion series I’m focusing on some models who have stood out to me through the years.

Donyale Luna

Donyale Luna, cited as “the first Black supermodel”, was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of British Vogue in March 1966.

She was one of the first models to break the racial barrier in fashion.

Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson was the first African American model to cover American Vogue in 1974, as well as the first Black model to cover French Elle.

Johnson’s appearance on the cover of Vogue changed the beauty standards in U.S. print media, and inspired lots of American designers to include black models in their runway shows the next year and thereafter.


While she was at the University of Nairobi in 1975, Iman was discovered by the American photographer Peter Beard and moved to the United States to begin a modeling career. Her first modeling assignment was for Vogue a year later. She soon appeared on the cover of some of the world’s most prestigious magazines, establishing herself as a supermodel.

Iman Cosmetics was launched when the supermodel was on set for a US Vogue shoot and the makeup artist didn’t have any foundation for black skin tones

The all-inclusive cosmetics range was launched in 1994, and features difficult-to-find shades suited for brown and black skin tones.

Tyra Banks

Before she was the iconic America’s Next Top Model judge Tyra Banks was a supermodel herself. She walked in shows from Christian Lacroix to Victoria’s Secret.

She was the first black model to sign a contract with Victorias Secret and was an Angel from 1997 to 2005.

Naomi Campbell

When faced with racial discrimination, Campbell received support from her white friends; she later quoted Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista as telling the brand Dolce and Gabbana “If you don’t use Naomi, you don’t get us.”

In December 1987, she appeared on the cover of British Vogue as that publication’s first black cover girl since 1966.

In August 1988, she became the first black model to appear on the cover of French Vogue after designer Yves St. Laurent threatened to withdraw his advertising from the magazine if it didn’t place Naomi on its cover.

In 1989 she appeared on the cover of American Vogue, marking the first time a black model graced the front of the September magazine, traditionally the year’s biggest and most important issue.

Grace Jones

I saved my favorite for last.

Grace Jones. There’s so much that can be said about her.

Model, singer, actress, advocate… Pick one. She excelled at them all.

Jones began her career in New York state, then in Paris, working for brands such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, and appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue. She was known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and bold features.

You cannot think of the ‘80s without picturing Grace Jones.

These ladies walked straight down the runway and broke down barriers along the way. They are an integral part of Black History in Fashion.

Black History Month: Fashion Edition


This month I want to focus on the Impact black history has in the fashion world.

This week we’re focusing on five renowned fashion designers and how they left their mark, not only on me, but on the fashion world as well.

Ann Lowe

Ann Cole Lowe was the first African American to become a noted fashion designer. Lowe’s designs were popular among upper class women for five decades from the 1920s through the 1960s

Lowe designed one of the most famous wedding dresses in history: the ivory silk taffeta bridal gown worn by Jacqueline Bouvier when she married John F. Kennedy in 1953. Unfortunately, Lowe never received the deserved credit from neither the press nor the Kennedy herself because of her race.

Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh was the first African-American artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection. Abloh began his own line of streetwear clothing, Pyrex Vision, in 2012, and became the CEO of the Milan based label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2013.

One of his most iconic designs was the iridescent Louis Vuitton bag which will forever remain one of my favorite pieces from his collection.

Dapper Dan

I can’t say enough about this man. He’s been the subject of two of my blogs so far.

Dappy Holidays

Dapper Dan X Puma

A self-taught tailor with a unique style, Dapper Dan introduced high fashion to the hip hop world with his influential Harlem store, Dapper Dan’s Boutique.

I’m truly a lifelong fan of his.

Jay Jaxon

Jay Jaxon was pretty much erased from the fashion historical narrative.

The designer, who rose to the helm of former French fashion house Jean-Louis Scherrer, making him the first Black American couturier in the Paris maisons in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, even designing for Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior for a time, has largely been “hidden in the fashion and historical narrative,” according to Rachel Fenderson, fashion historian, curator and lead authority on Jaxon.

He caught my attention, however, in the ‘80s.

Annie Lennox’s suit for the 1984 Grammy Awards sent shockwaves through the audience at the show and those watching around the world. Dressed in drag, she morphed into the iconic Elvis, at the hands of Jay Jaxson.

I was immediately a fan.

Telfar Clemens

The most recent iconic black designer to take over the fashion world is Telfar Clemons.

Clemens has received global recognition for designing the Telfar Shopping bag, also called the “Bushwick Birkin,” the brand’s best-selling item.

Can we celebrate these great Designers every month?!! Because they deserve their place in fashion history!

Be Mine, Galentine


Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. And whether you have a Valentine or a Galentine in your life, Kendra Scott, has plenty of heart shaped jewelry options.

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So many necklace options.

Dainty bracelets are always a good choice!

There are also gift sets available!

And for the diamond lovers, they even have some fine jewelry options!

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Dapper Dan X Puma


Well, Dapper Dan is at it again.

Last month I brought you his collab with Gap.

This month he launched his second collab with the brand Puma.

On January 14 they dropped five products ranging from $70 to $300.

A DDP monogrammed take on the classic Clyde sneaker is a standout favorite.

In addition to the shoe, the Dapper Dan x Puma collection will include two t-shirts in cream or Forrest green.

Also included is this elaborate embroidered tracksuit.

Then we have a reversible padded jacket with rhinestone-lined logos on one side and a colorful illustration of the PUMA on the other.

And in true Dapper Dan fashion, he has left his mark on the Puma Brand.

Dap has redone the PUMA jet’s interior with the collaborative PUMA x Dapper Dan print.

I’m looking forward to his next collection and collab. In the meantime, in the worlds of my dear friend LeMond Hart, “Stay Dapper My Friends”.