Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress, a Statement of Strong Identity

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS The biggest secret in royal history has finally been revealed! She’s wearing Givenchy. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been the best-kept secret of 2018, with twists and turns even up to the moment the dress was first revealed as she entered St. George’s Chapel. The simple bateau neckline trumpet dress was designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller for the French fashion house. … Continue reading Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress, a Statement of Strong Identity

Designer Kansai Yamamoto is Captivating at “David Bowie is” Brooklyn Talks

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Someone like Kansai Yamamoto needs no introduction in the fashion world. This was evident when he walked out on stage at the Brooklyn Talks: Kansai Yamamoto with Vanessa Friedman event last night. The auditorium was filled with adoring fans of the designer and his work with the legendary David Bowie. Many students and aspiring fashion aficionados dressed Kansai style were there to get … Continue reading Designer Kansai Yamamoto is Captivating at “David Bowie is” Brooklyn Talks

Welcoming Spring Love after Heartbreak

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS #ModernEtiquetteSeries  As Springtime rolls around, we’re welcoming the birth of new things – wardrobe, shoes, social life, possibly friends and sometimes new personal relationships. Everyone wants to have someone special in their lives at this time to bring to the spring brunches and summer events. Humans are mostly social people, we need companionship. But what if you’re just getting out of a previous … Continue reading Welcoming Spring Love after Heartbreak

Grammy’s Top 8 Most Dramatic Looks

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS   As the holy grail of Red Carpets, the 2018 Grammy Awards did not disappoint. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the prestigious music awards show returned to New York City after 15 years, bringing with it the swag and theatrics New Yorkers are known for. The Time’s Up initiative’s presence was felt with people wearing white roses to support of the fight against sexual … Continue reading Grammy’s Top 8 Most Dramatic Looks

Top 12 Best Black Looks at the Golden Globes 2018

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS   We are here again! It seems like just recently we were highlighting the best red carpet looks from the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards 2017. This year our style mavens were faced with what some might say is a daunting task of using their red carpet moment as a protest platform under the stupendous guidance of the Time’s Up initiative. In controversial … Continue reading Top 12 Best Black Looks at the Golden Globes 2018

Oprah’s Entire Inspirational Golden Globes Speech: a powerful Sunday Sermon by Lady O

There were many winners at last night’s 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. But the people who walked away with the honor of hearing Oprah Winfrey’s speech were the greatest winners of all! Oprah was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille award, for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”  She was presented this award by another powerful lady, Reese Witherspoon, her  friend and co-star in the upcoming … Continue reading Oprah’s Entire Inspirational Golden Globes Speech: a powerful Sunday Sermon by Lady O

How I Found Peace after becoming the Heroine of my own story

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Perhaps the desire to be needed is what drives most women, especially black women. The desire to be needed particularly by men seems to be ingrained into us from birth:  we pamper, cajole, protect and save our men daily. And why not? We have the innate ability to do so, now we are surrounded by broken, dependent men. During the year that has … Continue reading How I Found Peace after becoming the Heroine of my own story

How to get the Manhattan Finish at Haute Breukelen Boutique

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Regardless of where you are in the U.S., it’s a well-known fact that Brooklyn is going through some changes. The word ‘gentrification’ is being strewn around and the effects are swift and noticeable. Crown Heights has been experiencing an influx of people and culture that has both added to and disrupted the order of things – depending on who you ask. A … Continue reading How to get the Manhattan Finish at Haute Breukelen Boutique

Ralph & Russo | Spring Summer 2018 Ad Campaign by Mariano Vivanco

The tuxedo jacket takes new form in the new Ralph & Russo Spring Summer 2018 Collection   Ralph & Russo Spring/Summer 2018 Ad Campaign   Ralph & Russo Spring/Summer 2018 Ready-to-Wear campaign. Shot by Mariano Vivanco. Stylist: Melanie Huynh. Models:  Anna Mila, Blanca Padilla and Ola Quetal. Courtesy of Ralph & Russo   Continue reading Ralph & Russo | Spring Summer 2018 Ad Campaign by Mariano Vivanco

The Power of the Adolescent Girl

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Recently I was rereading Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” and discussing it with a group of college Freshmen.  For those unfamiliar, “Girl” is a powerful prose where the protagonist is listing a series of duties and responsibilities to her daughter, with the understanding that should she be able to do those things adequately, only then she would be considered a woman. The essay was … Continue reading The Power of the Adolescent Girl