The Definition of a Power Couple

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Fresh out of Black History month and right into Women’s History Month, we find many ways to celebrate unity and love in the purest sense of the words. In this high political climate no one can deny that there has been an added layer of pressure to become our best selves lately and show ‘the man’ what we are made of. And … Continue reading The Definition of a Power Couple

Affirmations & Speaking Your Life into Existence

  People tend to underestimate the power of affirmations – including myself. The second half of the year 2015 was undeniably a difficult time in my life, and through seeking peace, prosperity and happiness I was advised to continuously “speak things into existence.” Speaking the life you want into existence may seem like a simple task. However, the mind can prove to be difficult in … Continue reading Affirmations & Speaking Your Life into Existence

Black Fashion History with KW – THE ZOOT SUIT, 1940s

THE ZOOT SUIT One of my favorite looks is the Zoot Suit from the 1940s. They were fun, festive and full of character. I’m sure everyone remembers seeing the signature yellow suit making an appearance in The Mask with Jim Carrey in 1994. This mens style was originally associated with African-American musicians and their sub-culture. It also became popular among Chicanos and Italian Americans communities particularly … Continue reading Black Fashion History with KW – THE ZOOT SUIT, 1940s

Black Fashion History with KW – Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1940s

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