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

Making Your Mark

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Change is constant and this summer in Brooklyn has forced me to reflect on the innumerable changes this borough has undertaken in recent years, much like myself.  As one of the most recognized places in the world, Brooklyn has created a strong imprint culminating from the savory mix of cultures you can find here. Its growth from the crime-ridden cautionary tale to … Continue reading Making Your Mark

New Brooklyn Chic

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS

 Let’s talk Easter in Brooklyn! Easter has always been one of the more relaxed holidays for me. Although growing up in the Caribbean Easter meant some extra housework (like at Christmas) and pastel colored dresses with ‘nice’ shoes, as a Brooklyn Girl my style AND lifestyle has surely taken a different turn living in New York City. I often opt out of the cute pastel dresses for dark skirts and I usually forego the ‘nice’ shoes for some sexy boots.  I love Spring and more importantly, I love a great Spring wardrobe! The weather is warmer with a little nip of chill air from time to time, which allows for the ultimate seasonal cross-over of boots and mini skirts. The warmer weather also gives one liberty to go exploring in the neighborhood!

This Easter weekend I’m out on the town soaking up that New Brooklyn lifestyle, where we’re still in a nebulous state as cultures merge and start to take form. I’m a huge proponent of merging cultures as I like to learn and explore new things, and from the looks of it, Crown Heights is fast becoming a budding version of the East Village. It’s nice to be able to absorb all that art and culture right in my backyard.  From the foods to the fashion, the New Brooklyn lifestyle is taking on a life of its own and now it’s a bit more like me – a mixture of rugged and chic! Enjoy!

 

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Happy Easter!!!


 

 

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2016 Essence Street Style Block Party: Love & Fashion

The 3rd annual Essence Street Style Block Party was the perfect punctuation of  melanin style during this #NYFW season. There was a wave of love and excitement in the air. Everyone was happy and really enjoying life.  The vendors, the music, the families that came out, and all the entertainment held a high energy that kept us going all evening. I was there for the fashion, but … Continue reading 2016 Essence Street Style Block Party: Love & Fashion