October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we can always count on a few great brands to create fashionable items that can get people supporting the cause. However, there are so much to choose from, how do you know where to spend your money? Create an outfit! Here’s a cute ensemble that helps support this important cause that’s worth the bucks: Started with the … Continue reading THINK PINK: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fashion
by Keishel A. Williams Audrey Loves Pac. This image, which has brought together my two favorite people in the world, is cause for celebration. These two ‘fictional lovebirds’ who have created two very different real life legacies came together in one awesome artwork by DL Warfield for his #MYBFisBLK collection. Audrey Hepburn has been a true inspiration for my Modern Classic Woman campaign and her … Continue reading Item of the Month: Audrey Loves Pac
by Keishel A. Williams If yes, have you asked yourself why? The latest Bugaboo Ad has come under fire for the image of model and mom Ymre Stiekema wearing sexy athletic wear while jogging with her baby in the new Bugaboo Runner. For those not familiar, the Bugaboo Runner is a stroller geared towards active parents so they can take their little ones with them when … Continue reading Ladies, does this Image bother You?
I came across a meme recently posted by blogger Derrick Jaxn which was the cause of lively debate on Facebook. The meme was addressed to women asking: “Ladies, your man comes to pick you up with his female friend in the car. You come to the car and she stays in the front seat. What’s your next move?” I’ve often heard little stories from women … Continue reading Front Seat Reserved: the long standing battle of the sexes in cars?
Zelda Wynn Valdes, Fashion/Costume Designer One of Hollywood’s earlier black designers, Zelda Wynn Valdes was an African-American fashion designer and costumer who dressed the most notable black women in her era such as: including Joyce Bryant, Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Marian Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald and Mae West. Eventually, Playboy’s Hugh Hefner took notice of Valdes’ signature alluring and sexy curve-hugging styles and he commissioned her to design the … Continue reading Black Fashion History with KW – Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1940s
When Actress Raven-Symoné sat down with Oprah for her Where Are They Now interview recently, she made some statements that sent the black community into a frenzy (as usual). “I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American; I’m an American,” Raven said. I accept this statement, and agree with her stance. I applaud her bravery, particularly knowing how vicious and un-accepting … Continue reading Raven-Symoné is Black, not African-American
Being cat-called on the streets is a common occurrence women face regularly. Depending on where you live, it can be a daily occurrence. It is something we have been desensitized to “get use to” even though we are weary of it. But never have I or any woman I know, been fearful for their lives when dealing with the inexorable unwanted advances of men in … Continue reading Caution: Walking While Being a Woman can be Hazardous
Life is about finding yourself and being true to that person no matter what. It is never easy going against the grain, but if that’s your path in life, you take it! ~KW Continue reading N.O.T.E.S