Give To Those In Need With An Umbrella From Marisol

We’ve had a few rainy days here in Philadelphia, but May has finally arrived and hopefully the April showers are completely gone. If wet weather does reappear, these beautiful wax print umbrellas from Marisol would be a great accessory. Don’t you think? Each piece is handmade, and funds from the sale go to helping women’s organizations around the globe. It’s wonderful when buying something so lovely can also help give back to a community in need.

Explore the complete collection and pick your favorite parasol over at Marisol.

Lupita Nyong’o Named World’s Most Beautiful Woman

Last week when People Magazine announced that Lupita Nyong’o was the world’s most beautiful person, I was absolutely giddy. I love everything about Lupita – her natural beauty, her grace, and her sheer talent. For African-American women and girls everywhere, she is a true inspiration. I once referred to her to a friend as our real-life Disney princess, and the pictures below show that she in fact is having a truly magical moment. Congratulations Lupita!  Your beauty shines through.

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Stylish Fashion Photography By Street Etiquette

Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs are the duo behind Street Etiquette. The popular website dedicated to men’s fashion is now a full-fledged creative agency.

Pattern On Pattern Inspiration From Stella Jean and Tata Naka

I love the pattern, on pattern, on pattern that is happening in fashion this year. From Stella Jean to Tata Naka, these designers are influenced by African and Asian designs that allow for a bold mix. We love the idea of choosing your favorite color palette, a few patterned pieces, and having fun mixing it up this season. Get patterned!

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Solange Knowles Brings A Vibrant Color Palette To Puma

Solange Knowles is now the Creative Consultant of Women’s Lifestyle for Puma, and she just launched a colorful new line of sneakers, the Girls of Blaze Disc Collection. I was immediately struck by the dynamic colorways and throwback style presented in the lookbook for the collection. Tangerine and navy blue, hot pink and saffron yellow, turquoise and pink, these vibrant color palettes have me ready for spring. You can see more imagery from the new lookbook on Solange’s blog.

Fashionable Florals

Dark, fashionable florals are like red wine. There is depth, complex layers, and in the end something so sweet and romantic about the moody elements presented.

Style Talk With Dana Hill of COCOTIQUE

Dana Hill, Founder of COCOTIQUE, shares her inspiration for creating the newest beauty box specifically for women of color.

The COCOTIQUE beauty box is…

A subscription service for women of color. Each month subscribers receive a box of beauty and lifestyle products chosen for [them] by a team of beauty connoisseurs.

COCOTIQUE was inspired by…

I’ve always been a beauty product junkie and am constantly on the search to arm myself with my ultimate beauty arsenal. I decided to create COCOTIQUE after trying other beauty boxes and could not find what I wanted that specifically targeted my beauty needs.

The company is dedicated to…

Providing content that speaks to [women of color] on every level. It’s essential that we create an emotional connection with our customer base. Historically, women of color have had difficulty finding beauty products that work with our skin tones and hair textures. With that said, we have had to spend an inordinately large amount of money on beauty products to find what best suits us. For this reason, when we do find our holy grail products, women of color are very passionate and loyal to these brands.

The COCOTIQUE lifestyle is…

We’re all about maintaining beauty from the inside and out, and living a meaningful life. The ideal COCOTIQUE woman is that effortlessly chic woman that believes in maintaining balance in her life, and as a part of her everyday lifestyle incorporates healthy habits for her mind, body and soul.

Subscribe for your monthly beauty box at COCOTIQUE.

Add Color To Your Personal Style

It’s that time of year again – the holidays!  One of the things I love about the holiday season are all the parties. We have friends who are throwing ornament parties, tree trimming parties and even some holiday concerts.  There’s a lot to do to get ready for these upcoming events, and it’s the perfect time to get all made up and show off your personal style.  This season go bold, add some color, and get playful with your look to stand out at all of your festive events!

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