FASHION Archives - All The Pretty Birds



This Land Is Your Land

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At the beginning of August, Saidah and I completed the Wisconsin to Washington road trip that I wrote about in Heart Medicine, An American Road Trip. At the very outset of our trip, we learned of Nia Wilson’s murder. As our speedometer began to pile up with mileage, messages of concern rolled in. Friends who were worried about our safety as black women traveling alone with a small child reached out. And honestly, while planning the trip we took many precautions (like renting a satellite phone and signing up for the On Star road service) to ensure continuous communication and an incident-free journey. But, Nia Wilson’s tragic death still sent shock waves through us. As we processed the horrific details of her murder, the spirit of defiance to the Trump administration which had inspired us in the first place was emboldened. We resolved that fear would not be an option; retreating into a confined place was out of the question, and reclaiming the fruits of the land that our ancestors reaped with their own blood was the tip of the needle that would guide us throughout our travels.

No Shopping Challenge

My No Spending Challenge

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After receiving a few convincing signs from the universe and encouragement from a friend, I embarked on a no spending/no shopping challenge for 2.5 months.

I completed the challenge on March 20th, and it was a refreshingly easy feat. Absent were the presumed withdrawal symptoms; nonexistent was the FOMO when Saint Laurent’s Niki slouch velvet boots appeared in my inbox; missing was the insomnia caused by the regret of not getting one of the new Burberry trenches designed by outgoing Creative Director Christopher Bailey; and thwarted was the buildup of clutter in our new apartment.

My Fashion Diary Part II HP

My New York Fashion Week FW17 Diary Part II

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Here it is friends, My New York Fashion Week FW17 Diary Part II. This time Jessie and I continue our fashion week tour by stopping by the Maison De Mode Spring 2017 campaign shoot where I was participated as a model. Following the shoot, I head for a little beauty therapy at CAP Beauty where I experienced the best surprise of my fashion week. Watch the video to discover my surprise!!! Afterwards we visit my jewelry designer friend and fellow Jamaican Mateo’s eponymous flag ship store Mateo New York. I’ll tell you, all that jewelry shopping left us starving so we headed over to The Elk for heavenly matcha lattes and protein bowls. Refueled, we end the diary with some amazing style at the TIBI runway show and a little street style. Have a look and shoot me comments, questions or whatever is on your mind in the comments. Baci!


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