Fashion

Black Celebration #summer

Black Celebration #summer

Maison Margiela lace cami top
$935 – stylebop.com

Everlane boxy top
everlane.com

Crop top
shopelettra.com

Halter crop top
bleuclothing.com

High waist trousers
eadedress.com

Converse shoes
$51 – ssense.com

Beach bag tote
luxurydivas.com

Gucci genuine leather handbag
$3,030 – tessabit.com

Cluster ring
amazon.com

Punk ring
popmap.com

Mcm mens belt
mcmworldwide.com

Fashion

Girl Power! #style

Girl Power! #style

Alexander McQueen bralet top
$4,295 – alexandermcqueen.com

Off the shoulder blouse
bleuclothing.com

Oversized top
zaful.com

Blue jacket
vidakush.com

Alaïa black ankle booties
vestiairecollective.com

Raye high heeled footwear
$185 – revolve.com

Chiara Ferragni backpack
$450 – tessabit.com

Hand bag
amazon.com

Liberty stud earrings
$135 – libertylondon.com

Boho jewelry
amazon.com

Acne Studios sunglasses
$330 – net-a-porter.com

Rag bone red bandana
blueandcream.com

Fashion

Patchwerk It! #trends #spring2017

Patchwerk It! #trends #spring2017

Ulla Johnson pleated dress
$400 – net-a-porter.com

WithChic graphic shirt
$21 – withchic.com

Moschino embroidered jacket
$2,060 – farfetch.com

Brown jacket
zaful.com

Alexander McQueen ruffle skirt
$3,950 – harrods.com

Tom Ford mid rise jeans
$825 – theoutnet.com

RE/DONE patchwork jeans
brownsfashion.com

M i h Jeans suede skirt
$530 – net-a-porter.com

Chloé suede handbag
$2,840 – neimanmarcus.com

Fashion

Saturday Date…with Chelsea Boots #style #shoes

Saturday Date...with Chelsea Boots #style #shoes

Lace dress
$68 – the-gothic-shop.co.uk

WithChic gray sweatshirt
$44 – withchic.com

Gucci coat
gucci.com

Brown jacket
oasap.com

Yves Saint Laurent leather pants
$2,960 – net-a-porter.com

Valentino chelsea boots
$1,365 – mytheresa.com

Kendall + Kylie slip on boots
$200 – saksfifthavenue.com

Mulberry evening handbag
$1,860 – mulberry.com

STELLA McCARTNEY bucket bag
$960 – stellamccartney.com

Pink ring
overstock.com

Halogen slouch hat
nordstrom.com

Reading glasses
$37 – scp.co.uk

Burberry makeup
burberry.com

Fashion

Furgeddaboudit #winter #fauxfur #coats

Furgeddaboudit #winter #fauxfur #coats

STELLA McCARTNEY faux fur coat
$1,860 – montaignemarket.com

J Crew blue turtleneck
$675 – net-a-porter.com

Faux fur coat
thpshop.co

VIVETTA colorful coat
$360 – theoutnet.com

Acne Studios denim jacket
$370 – mytheresa.com

Urbancode coat
$185 – vestiairecollective.com

Denim jacket
victoriaswing.com

Hooded denim jacket
$19 – amazon.co.uk

Valentino black bootie
$1,290 – tessabit.com

Gianvito Rossi high heel ankle boots
$1,215 – neimanmarcus.com

Henri Bendel mini purse
$325 – henribendel.com

Faux leather backpack
$47 – yoins.com

Buckle purse
zaful.com

Dolce Gabbana brown shawl
$355 – italist.com

Convertible glove
$60 – rebelle.com

Knit beanie hat
$9.87 – newchic.com

Accessorize wool beret
accessorize.com

Fashion

15 Supercute Fall Sweaters #fashion

15 Supercute all Sweaters #fashion

 


Gucci long sleeve jumper
$735 – tessabit.com

Marques Almeida jumper top
$535 – taylorboutique.co.nz

STELLA McCARTNEY long sleeve turtleneck
$665 – stellamccartney.com

Snobby Sheep long sleeve v neck top
$375 – bagheeraboutique.com

Jacquemus turtle neck jumper
$310 – brownsfashion.com

Joie ombre sweater
$175 – brandoutlet.borderfree.com

Topshop funnel neck sweater
$180 – topshop.com

Paisie navy blue jumper
$100 – silkfred.com

Ribbed sweater
$140 – engelhorn.de

Mustard sweater
lindybopusa.com

Uniqlo boatneck sweater
$24 – uniqlo.com

achievements, black women, Fashion, feminism, movies, theater, women

Trends: Are Black women back from the dead?

I’m not big into rap or hip-hop, so the last few years seemed like an entertainment and inspiration desert when it comes to seeing empowered black women just being excellent and special without screaming curse-words or whatever. That annoys me.

It alsofelt like there was a lot of negativity surrounding those of us with darker skin, and I was starting to think that people just couldn’t give up on the idea that being dare with full lips and natural hair was an actual state of being that didn’t require apology.

Then the waters started parting…5 serenaSerena Williams was a badass April cover girl and that just seemed to inspire her and she went on to win a bunch of tournaments. You know, like Wimbledon and whatnot. After she was rested up from that she was just everywhere, including the Harper’s Bazaar Women Who Dare  issue and the upcoming Pirelli calendar.

I really should have taken tennis more seriously in high school…

1 nina simoneIn June one of the most revolutionary black entertainers in the world was honored with a documentary. What Happened Miss Simone? came out and her name was on everyone’s lips again. Sad, because after a revival in the 90s her incredible voice had sunk into obscurity.

2 grace at afropunkI thought that I would have to content myself with that, but then Grace Jones played Afro Punk! I found out too late to get tickets, but whatever. She was there!!! he inspiration of so many crazy-dressing black girls was actually up to her usual tricks, being her amazing and provoking self and it was awesome to have my twitter taken over by …GRACE.

And then she put out a book, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, and then freed the nipple at a New York book signing.

I mean, could anything else happen?
4 fashion month Just Fashion month, no biggie. While some people were moaning and whining over 20% non-white models on the runways, I was too busy cheering. I mean- Herieth Paul, Tami Williams, Grace Bol and that gorgeous big afro girl who starred in the under-reported Stella McCartney One City One Girl series. Nana Ghana wore Stella McCartney in her own individualistic way and for all those people saying there’s no diversity, I just really didn’t see a lot of people covering this.  3 ajak deng at phillipe plein One of my fave instagram models, Ajak Deng killed it to death in the Phillipe Plein show. Which brought everything back to punk, Grace and all that’s good in the world. 6 viola At this point the world was just bursting with black lady goodness but then? Viola Davis won the Emmy for leading actress in a drama. As Analiese Keating, a high-powered lawyer and law professor, Davis shows such a kaleidoscope of feeling that her just raising her eyes to stare into the camera can blow you away. The character calls for a real, raw earthy (yet touchingly elegant) performance and Viola Davis has brought it with every episode.

Then she gave this speech and everybody was like- yeah! And then she also won wearing her hair in it’s naturally textured state and her dress was gorgeous, so it was like amazing black lady heaven. 7 lupita

And then,my October Vogue came and Lupita Nyong’o was on the cover looking crazy gorgeous and at that moment you could be like, ok this was a good year to be a black woman- but then the Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot photos were just… there were so many!!!! I mean a LOT! It wasn’t just fashion, it was grace, beauty, mystery, and romance.

Then she turned out to be starring in a play written by other gorgeous black lady Danai Gurira for Walking Dead at the Public Theater. Can you be any more proactive about bringing diversity to the stage? AND THEN it’s just been announced that the play, Eclipsed, is moving to Broadway.

If anything else happens, I’m just gonna faint.

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian