Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
He got me saying my,my,my! Omarion, former member of boy band B2K, has definitely taken my breath away with his front row seat appearance at Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 fashion review. How many men you know can rock a denim shirt, red bowtie, white tuxedo jacket,and white socks! He definitely gets a 10 from me! What you think CRB followers?
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
While browsing on the web I came across this online magazine called Plus Model Magazine, and a familiar face came across the screen, Sarah Flack! Sarah is a model for Torrid Plus Size Fashions. She is absolutely beautiful! Check out the article here: Plus Model
Hello CRB followers I just wanted to put up a quick post about the ultra dope artist Solange Knowles. Its apparent that she has been rocking a Afro Wig, but all I wanna know is what's the big deal!? Haters will always hate...the true motivators smh!
Peace.Love. and AFROS!
Monday, September 13, 2010
The Fall 2010 Collection from the closet of Monif C. has me craving all her dresses, especially her Black Leopard "Naomi" dress!!! I LIVE FOR MONIF C...but my pockets can't afford it lol. Soo i will just stick to window shopping online!
Sealed with a KISS!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
..in the costume shop of course! This is one of the coolest jobs I've ever had(ok i was a camp counselor and I worked with computers last year...a whole other post lol)! I love the fact that i get to sew and each day is a new experience for me! I am progressing and I love the challenges! I have a new appreciatition for designers (who actually sew)!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Ok, so I haven't kept you guys updated with the Communication part of my life. Last week I auditioned for a field reporter position for the school news station and made I it! I am nothing but grateful! So today I decided to audition for another WakeTV segment with these beautiful ladies! We had a mock TV segment that we titled "Girls Room" it was so dope! So excited that we had a chance to work together! I will keep you all updated if we made the FINAL CUT!!!
Hey guys! Here is a picture of my second home the fine arts building! freshman year I died to be here every second of the day, now I really am! I work in the costume shop and things are hectic (good for me I get to sew on the machine, and I absolutely love it)! Our first production is a play called Smash! So excited! I will keep you guys updated!
Monday, September 6, 2010
I think it's time i address the natural hair haters, who are my number one motivators, and show what shrinkage really does to natural, beautiful hair. Before and after pictures of my 11 month natural journey.
Enjoy my faithful followers <3
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Today I decided to give you guys a taste of my past! In this photo I was about three years old (i'm on the right). In the photo is my mother Helena R. Taylor and the greatest little sister in the world. These women are my prime motivators, and it was time I give them a shout out on Classic. Raw. Beauty.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Hey CRB followers! I finally got the opportunity to interview the most sweetest,dopest woman in the world, and I'm not exaggerating she's great, Derricka "Star" Franklin of D.Star Fashionz. Before connecting with her through email I got in contact with her on the Sense of Fashion site, an awesome site to network with bright fashion designers, stylists, and bloggers. Open to networking, I reached out to Derricka also known as Star and asked if she would like to featured and interviewed for CRB...and I guess you guys can guess if she said yes or no. Check out the amazing interview we had today:
Me:Who is your biggest fashion inspiration, who inspires you to do what you do every day for D.Star Fashions?
Derricka:"I knew you would ask me this question (giggles), but I really don't have anyone that inspires me, besides my grandmother. When I was ten years old I started making clothes for my doll babies with the clothes my mother bought me. My Grandmother taught me how to sew, she used to make rain jackets out of garbage bags for her children.
Me: Has fashion always been your career path, if not what was it before D.Star Fashions was created?
D: I've been working with fashion for so long now, since the age of ten. But at that time I didn't know that this would be my career. When I was a teenager, I would always rearrange something my mother bought me and would get in trouble for it. Say if I got a pair of jeans I would cut and rearrange them. Fashion was just something that came natural to me. Grown women and kids would ask me to rearrange their shirts and jeans. Then I started thinking that maybe I should take this and run with it. Like I didn't go to school for fashion, one month before I was 17 I had my daughter Diamond Destiny. I had to juggle supporting Diamond and working full time to support her, but God still blessed me. I don't have my degree, but I'm still doing my own thing. I also freestyle, since I grew up with all boys in my family, on the side of fashion. Fashion and music are like first cousins, they just go together.
Me: Which fashion era defines your personal style most, 80s hip-hop, 90s grunge(the Doc Marten era), or a combination of other styles?
D: I mix everything! I'm just so different. There can be a goth line, and I take that and remix that into something urban and I remix it and make it my own by adding a glove. Adding hip-hop, goth, and urban wear then you got my style, so different. People never know if I wear the same thing twice, but I never style my outfits according to what the mannequins are wearing in the window.
Me: What is D.Star Fashion’s target market? Can you describe it as urban, contemporary?
D: Since there aren't many urban fashion lines that do their name justice, I wanted to go outside the box and be different. I plan on doing a couture line, but my urban line doesn't stop at a certain size. I can never find a pair of jeans that fit its crazy. People are different sizes, and I feel that most lines aim for the figure of a video vixen. Full figured women shouldn't have to go to specialized stores for clothes they like, lines should include all sizes. Like six years ago I worked with Forever 21 in downtown Brooklyn, and a shipment of jeans would come in and there would be ten pairs of each size, but the size thirteen [the biggest size] only had two pairs each shipment.
Me: What other projects are you working on?
D: I'm actually juggling two projects at once. I have F.A.B (females about business) which is my glam and business team that takes care of my social events. I'm also working on music for the line with my boyfriend who has his own business and is also a producer. I'm also thinking about opening my own boutique, because I'm getting alot of great feedback on my items.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Ok, I know there's no sun inside, but hey I had to show the entire outfit as is. OK the four things I swear by in this photo, are:
1.Banana Republic Combination Necklace (a gift)
3. Awesome Nautica Shirt (brother thrifted)
4.Old Navy Waist Belt