Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” at the Met Museum
This collection is the stuff of my dreams.
I was very sad to learn of the passing of model Barbara Cheeseborough, best known as the model on the very first issue of Essence magazine in May 1970. Ms. Cheeseborough died of colon cancer on October 24 at the age of 67. A native of Philadelphia, she was signed to the Ford modeling agency and appeared in magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan along with walking the runway for designers like Givenchy, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein. She was married for 47 years to William Edward Cheeseborough, a fashion photographer, and is survived by him and their daughter, Sia Suon Cheeseborough Bey, three brothers and two sisters. Photo: Essence.
I haven’t worn this wig or dress in forever! ~(o u o)~
Jesus Christ what a cutie~
It’s a dream come true for anyone who has ever spent an evening at the Renaissance Faire wishing that they could wear the pretty dresses AND the awesome armor. We utterly love this fashion spread from designer Pinkabsinthe.
Headpiece/Makeup/Styling by Shiverz Designs and Photography by Outofsitephotography
Some of my favorite shots from a Wedding/Bridal shoot I took part in this past summer out in Chilliwack, BC~ I don’t usually dig the whole ‘white wedding’ thing myself, but this extravagant cacophony of chiffon and satin was literally the ONLY dress that fit me perfectly out of the multitude of dresses we got to play with- so who am I to say no to an act of Providence like that? :D
I also got to play in some of my own dresses so there’s a bonus one of me in a gorgeous beach-inspired fascinator that I paired with my baby-blue dress I wore to my cousin’s wedding back in 2012.
Marco Marco Collection // S/S 2014
Cole sent this to me yesterday and still enjoying it today….
The only ‘black privilege’ i agree to acknowledge is the fact that I’m most likely gonna look 20 for another 10-15 years
Did You Miss Me?
heeey there everybody, long time no see~
i’ll have to start by apologizing for the sudden drop off the grid that occurred around july or so. a lot of things ave happened recently that have caused me to take a seat many a night and think long and hard about where i’m heading in life and what my next steps are. nothing bad, thankfully, but a lot of things that are very important to me as i try to build my life here in Vancouver. as a consequence, a lot of things have been pushed to one side to ensure that i devote my full attention to making these goals a reality.
the main things that have suffered for it are my art and my modeling. it’s gotten difficult to maintain the two at the level i was working with not too long ago, and with so much on the line i’ve almost regarded them as distractions. it’s been very hard, actually. i’ve watched my friends go on to do some amazing things and i can’t join in due to so many reasons.. i’ll admit, there have been pangs of jealousy sometimes, and moments of self-depreciation.
but you can’t go anywhere without putting in the work- hell, that’s what i’m doing right now to ensure i can continue to call vancouver my home. so it’s no different with my modeling. the only way i can get to where i know i can be is if i keep at it despite what i feel and what i have on my plate. it just means that i may have to go about it much slower than normal… but i should definitely keep going :)
so i’ll be trying out some other things to keep my feet wet and my skills sharp- some of which i would love to eventually share with you as time goes on.. perhaps more write-ups here on the blog or even start a VLOG series like i had planned to in the past. and just because i’ve been silent doesn’t mean i’ve been slacking either- i’ve still been working every opportunity that comes my way, and i’ll share those adventures too.
if you’ve spared a thought my way at any point during my unexpected hiatus, then i thank you from the bottom of my heart. i’m still very much a small-fry in this big world but it means a lot to have you all behind me. i don’t want to call it an official comeback… but it’s better late than never, right?
until next time, ja ne~