An ode to my OOTDs, as captured by some of the photographers at Seoul Fashion Week. I went to watch shows, and observe street style, but I, in turn, was being observed. While I have not found nearly all of the photos, here are a few, be sure to click the link to check out their Instagram accounts and websites for more Seoul Street Fashion! Also, don’t forget to follow my Insta!
Guess who got to meet the womyn, the myth, the legend, Alicia Keys? Me, that’s who! I had an opportunity to assist Chaunielle Brown for a Fault Magazine Cover Shoot for Alicia Keys! It was incredible in seeing her champion a voice and presence of confidence that is shaking many people to their core. Here I discuss what it was like witnessing her beginning the #NoMakeUp Revolution!
I’ve met several celebs whilst working in Tha Industry, but few whom I fangirl over. So rock #NoMakeUp and send me your selfies! I can’t wait to see them!
I’ve decided since I’ve been crazy busy, but do want to continue offering you great content, to venture into the world of vlogging! Don’t worry, I’ll get back to writing great content too! In the meantime, check out the first vlog where I talk a bit about Seoul Fashion Week, the well dressed men walking around in Seoul and even the couple dressing! My travels were so inspiring that I’m eager to get back, but, I’m here for now. In the meantime, I’ll keep sharing photos of street style and updating both the blog and the new vlog and most importantly, I’m just going to have some fun!
This past week, I did a photo shoot. It was wonderfully low-key with a Non-Diva, LA based, indie rock star, Teena May and photographer, Adriana Ward. Teena May was in the city getting in some studio time in for herself, and working on optics for her upcoming album.
So…Why is that news? I style frequently…or at least, I did. Thus, it is news for 2 reasons. 1.) I loved working with Teena May and Adriana; we laughed, we cried, we prayed, and giggled like school girls over boys. It was a good day. Both musician and photographer know plenty of stylists, and it was an honor to be asked.
I haven’t been styling. I haven’t been designing. I haven’t been writing. And if I’m going to be honest, I haven’t been praying. Which brings me to reason #2 of why this was significant…I haven’t been doing much…What I have been doing is mourning.
On August 3rd of this year, I lost my mother.
She is easily the most significant relationship that I will ever have, and losing her has put a complete and utter halt to my life. There are days where I don’t sleep. Without her, I am lost. Ask me to leave my apartment, and I laugh. Why, would I leave? There’s a world out there, people happy as clams, living their lives while mine is stuck on pause. So, here I sat.
Tuesday, Teena May asked me to do her make-up. She knows plenty of stylists, and I figured she already had a stylist in the bag. *Shrugs*. I occasionally do make-up, but honestly it’s my twin who dominates that realm. Anyways, I’m not sure why, but I agreed. I wasn’t sure if I’d be up for it, but I went with it. Sometimes, you have to say yes when things come your way, and this thing was trying to push me out of my apartment. Plus, I wanted to see Teena May, who drifted off to LaLaLand earlier this year.
It was good to do something I loved doing. Fashion is one of my biggest mediums after all. I got to the apartment we’d be shooting from, and got to experience this incredible view and my breath was absolutely taken away. Even so, I had a job to do… I started on her make up, realized she also expected me to style her, and starting picking out items from her closet before Adriana arrived. I wasn’t sure how I would be around a photographer, but it turns out Adriana and I had met before (#ThankGod)…these social circles are the truth, especially when you go to HillsongNYC. Watching Adriana shoot, and listening to how she instructs her subjects was an absolute goldmine. The difference in connecting with people who are connected to Source is unreal.
It was half way through this photo shoot with these dynamic ladies that I even realized, for the first time, I was living again. I came with a heart to serve, to let my yes be my yes and commit to this photo shoot, and for a moment, I felt alive. For a moment, I was back to my old self, barking orders, ripping off clothes that would never do, and doing what I loved. I was finally doing ThaWerk after a hiatus, and it felt sooooooooooooo good. The funny thing is, I was already towards the end of the shoot before I even realized that I was experiencing this joy.
So, there you have it. I’m back to doing ThaWerk. I’m back to pushing towards my dreams, one day at a time. Some days will be harder than others. I’m still healing and still growing through the pain, after all. I’m still grieving…but…I’m living, and I’m connecting with Source. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come!