Style and Sophistication

When did they teach us that we didn’t need sophistication to win the day? Did we actually believe them?

Icons are not created, they are born, because it takes authenticity to break through the monotony. The more I scroll on social media outlet’s looking for inspiration to consolidate, I notice the images woman of color have become abrasive, and not a true representation as the way I see myself as a copper-colored woman with a long history, most of it hidden. As we are only looking at the tip of the iceberg. I hope to do lots of unpacking, but for now, let’s just let that marinate.

Men with character, perseverance and determination paved the way, no matter what we think, in this current generation.

So many untold stories locked in the crate, because it provides an image most are searching for, but stuck with the same old tales, most historically untrue.

The attack on our fathers and our sons was an attack on our foundation. We need them to see this and embrace their importance daily.

Expression of love, has been under attack, normalizing trauma responses, and not discussing healing from ailments that came with having to fit into boxes that were not meant for any God-fearing human. I pray for the unification of the family, and to heal from generational trauma inflicted upon us by a Narcissistic society.

The strength and resiliency, that in this modern era, is being replaced by dolls, with accessories, marketing and celebrity, with no real culture or purpose, but to be appealing. Tone deaf at best

They say if you educate a man, you teach a person, but if you educate a girl, you teach a generation. Must be why girls, and ladies have been systematically oppressed all over the world, but I feel the winds of change.

Stay in love, not just for the moment, but for generations to come.

Thank you for joining me, until next time.

April Showers 2022

A Touch Of Rain

The deep nostalgic feeling of Spring, a growing of new love and new beginnings. No matter the start, or restart, we must now move with intent to better places and spaces to sustain ourselves.

Prayer can assist in the appreciation that new things, as they aren’t easy; they are intriguing and if we are curious to know, we venture to find out.

Word wisdom

I truly believe this, when we find our place. Each space is tailored made. Therefore it’s so important we each find our seat. The council awaits!

Beauty up the place!

Kindness makes you beautiful, and happiness makes you lovely.

You deserve it!

The times are changing faster then sound. What was today, is sharing with tomorrow. It’s a lot, remember take time to slow down, journal, rest, eat well, stay in praise, and prayer.

And lastly….

Get out of your own head!

BLOOM!

There is so much to discover inside ourselves, and the love discover will bloom beauty inside life’s treasures.

Thank you for joining me, stay in love.

Until next time!

SPRING SOPHISTICATE

The Spring has Sprung!

The weather is changing yet again as we transition into the budding season it is important to remember that this too is a process.

It is good to be open for new places and spaces that growth can bring you through. Preparation is key, and don’t lose steam now, your best days are ahead of you, but keep wisdom there to filter your view.

Our scars come with stories of empowerment if we have the confidence in ourselves to see the beauty in the struggle.

Preview of Themes of Style this Spring

I do it for the Love of it!

Beauty in Expression

It’s a challenge being a woman of color, even harder if you a labeled black and are subject to codes others may never know. What strength above par one has to have.

Cheers to you, if this is your song.

Mood Indigo,

To the Heroes and Heroines we have yet to know ..

Empress Price, look her up if you have time.

Classic and original

Mood Everyday, but Spring Edition.

Floral arrangements are not just for wedding receptions, buy a bunch, make small arrangements and put them around your place for splendor sake.

DECOR WITH A TOUCH OF PLANTS

The mixture of vintage, or design neutral furniture can embrace the idea of a jungalow, as Spring tip toes in, the idea of green things is simply inspiring.

Food is Medicine…

Style Couture

Eyes See You!

Bring on the Style.

Romantic looks to remind us of the beauty in simplicity.

Rich color, fabrics, tailored and ethereal mood style to capture Spring.

With such an strong resistance towards black womanhood, there is a created superimposed superficial reality that distorts our image and creates room for misinterpretation. We struggle to be considered for our true value instead of the narrative seeking to justify our struggle.

I pray for the mental health and prosperity of each one who reads these words. Love your sisters and brothers, stay kind, until next time.

Marching In…Mood Style 2022!

Looking forward as we walk into March, with the intent that the past does not have to be anything like the future, and that’s a great thing, it means we learned the lesson and can now step up into the next level of our lives.

This edition is inspired by introspection and the work that lies ahead when it comes living a work balanced life, and attaining our goals. We deserve to see our ideas manifest in real time, but it is going to take work.

Everything has its challenges, it’s our challenges that force our determination to show up, when we become more because of the journey, trust God, HE has the best plan for who HE wants us to be.

Style Inpiration layered in Gypzy style

Eyes, are and should be a major focus to polish off any look. Sprinkle a splash of color to inspire Spring!

Mixed print, and Inspired by more color and different color combinations. Be bold and adventurous.

Pretty shoes are not just for weddings, they are for everyday, there I said it!

Yellow! Bring in the sun, and shine like your one.

Texture power with sultry colors for days were you need a dollop of drama.

Fresh face, skin care is queen, stick to the routine!

Streetstyle is mood, just own the look!

Don’t take no for an answer, stay confident and show up, and let your voice be counted!

Dare To Be You!

Use the the power you have and make it happen! Stand on the shoulders of greatness. STRONGE!

Self care looks like boundaries, great sleep, eating well, and finding ways to positively deal with stress.

Manage funds by creating a budget

Tell yourself no more…Spending should be treated as a luxury.

Plan, find ways to make plans, and execute them, even if it is small. Get used to seeing yourself execute as needed.

Promote yourself, your family and friends. Lookout for them, talk about their work, bring up who you support in rooms they should be in.

Express yourself, embrace yourself and show it incorporated as style, and work the room!

Mood board to take you through the Month of March….

Thank you so much for joining me, on this Mood Style March Edition. I hope you stay prayerful and inspired

Until next time!

Mood January-Feb. 2022 Mood Style

As we approach Spring in the upcoming months, the style inspiration relaxes and infuses itself with a cultural aesthetic. An ode to the life we hope to live and the people we pray to be. The times are heavy, and we are all trying to understand this changing world, the pandemic, the massive attacks, the violence that seems to be prevalent and everywhere, as well as the standard of beauty that exploits, instead of celebrating the diversity in what it is to be a sensitive, creative and feminine woman. This season, I wanted to locate and find looks, and mood inspiration that can assist in adding to your day, week, month and year. Let’s get started!

As the year begins and we stretch into March, there is so much going on as mentioned above, for some new beginnings are on the horizon, in various forms, returning to office, some are starting new business ventures and investments, some are moving to a new city, or just staring over after escaping trauma, to those near and far this is for you.

To get up and show up for yourself is the highest form of love, we can’t even say that we love others if we are not practicing daily, the revolutionary act of loving ourselves. Some may not even realize that the unending stresses, and pangs of depression can also be a sign of discontentment. I want to say, that it is our responsibility to put our ourselves in the best situations that work for and in hance us personally, if we do not, don’t blame others, it is not their job.

Find yourself in Style

Style is the best way to show and express ourselves, and the environments that we chose to go. There is an art to dress, but there is a mastery in style, when you own the look and embrace the beauty that is on the inside, outside for the world to see. even though it may not seem like it., this is not the time to be cowering in corners trying to be invisible individual, this is a time to sort-out who you are and separate it from your trauma responses, and then show back up as you, yourself, better than you have ever been.

Love in the time of war is Revolutionary

Love and embrace love, there is nothing more valuable than love in all the world. It is even rarer than riches

The Road Less Traveled

In a world that made our standard of beauty the opposite for the sake of its own comfort, later for that. We are now in a world of information where we are able to unearth our rich history and heritage around the world and grow more and more inspired every day. We do not have to accept the limitations that make others comfortable, it is time to call out the elephant in the room, which is the extreme insecurity it must have taken to try to oppress us in the first place. Rage against the madness by loving yourself and embracing the truth, and it will set you free.

And to think of how many ladies, and baby girls do not know just how wonderfully made they are

Touches that add sparkle to your day!

Foodie Friendly ..

Thank you so much for joining me, until next time!

Copper Conversations 🤷🏿‍♀️🌬

If history proves anything, it is what is not learned is doomed to be repeated.

Black, since the word has been used as self-Identity in the 1960’s has become branding for all intents and purposes. There is black pride, and power and magic being touted everywhere. What has not gone viral is justice, peace, dignity or character. What has not been on display is images we can be proud of. Only figure heads flossing their riches and trying to look concerned at the same time. It would almost be comical but we as a whole world have actually entered the terror dome.

Check the price, but ask yourself, what happened to the people?

All over the world for quite some time people of color have been maliciously murdered and targeted.

With the most forgiving heart we believe the generational trauma is by chance, it’s not by chance, but can we see it yet? In the words of New York Nadia…

Minneapolis, MN

The connection I have with my city is not and will never be from the perspective of an outsider. I have lived outside of Minnesota for a stint, but my heart longed for years to return home.

When I was 9, in 1990, my life was Minneapolis, as a South sider my grandmother owned a house across the street from the old Central. My life was amazing, I played in parks, hung out mostly with my cousins, because my family is huge. My mother would bring to parks either Central or Powderhorn we would bring music, and feed anyone who wanted to join in our praise fest, always on the Sabbath.

My family was a part of the community, and all was truly well. soon that would all change, all of it.

Abdul Ferguson was shot at a house party; this was a big deal because we were of community of black families that grew up together for generations. The breaking started, then what I would call gang war had taken over as if overnight.  The officials shuffled to disorient the community, took money out of the school and gave it to the suburbs, the city kids were bussed out to.  Families left the city due to increase crime

We moved to Cloquet when my mother friend had crosses burnt on her front yard. My Mom went and confronted racism, she went to their town hall asked where the white Supremacist where at?

She told them they loved her, but their love was perverted.

She told this one fact, and Cloquet rolled out the red carpet, and they know well as does Duluth the influences of white supremacy.

I saw what no one ever told me in Black history class, the power of Faith in God, the might that comes from the blood of Jesus, is extremely underrated in the world of agendas.

Flash Foward to Now, let’s take a look at the recent headlines.

Times have not improved, and the city is struggling to be itself, as a shell of what it used to be. The Mayor in both Minneapolis and St. Paul also instilled vaccination mandates for bars and restaurants for 2 weeks which is what the two cities are well known for, hospitality and entertainment. This hit the core of the economies for both, why was this smart?

‘The community was and is a threat and has been treated as such for every long time. Taxpayers, citizens, community members, contributors, business owners, leaders, but they are called black, so people know how to treat them, as a color? I her the 1960’s calling..

The trauma is and has always been real, the gaslighting has been the narrative.

Conversations..

The death processions, and long lines, the detriment, and psychosis that follows. The mistreatment and narcissism that has been commonplace, and wellness has never mattered, but the health experts say?

Rest Peacefully to the victims of hatred both near and far…

I wished it stopped there, but what is allowed for one, is most likely sooner or later applied to all…

Since ancient times the world has sat back and agreed silently with the subjugation of the peoples from around the world, only to find, that they too were in a cage.

Continue..

The question is now, how will you be remembered in this day in time?

Stay prayerful at peace and in purpose.

Until next time.

Pomp and Circumstance 2022

Is anyone else thinking that we are extras in a blockbuster movie, under dressed, over stressed, and doing our best to say sane and in character?..Action! was called a long time ago, and there does not seem to be a break in sight?

I’m praying for each and everyone, that you all stay prayerful, diligent, healthy, and both mentally and spiritually well.

There is in fact a synchronized pattern, and I find this fascinating. Time seems to be moving faster, either that or takes more time to do things. Either way, as a friend tells me..”Don’t think too hard”.

There is always beauty in the moment if we own it. What we focus on becomes our mood, our day, our actions, or lack there of.

This seems wrong on so many levels. Makes one wonder, has anything changed, other than the fashion?

Few know this, but there was a slight contention during the Harlem Renaissance between the men and woman artist and writers at the time. Not that there had to be, but it was about the focus of the movement that was being created. The men became great orators, and writers talking about social issues, while the woman focused on more community based, or domestic issues inside the family.

Perspective is everything and often where you look. Within generations the family unit was under attack, and has since been weakened, and well Harlem never recovered from the internal divide. We can learn a lot from this.

The world knows better than we do. We still can’t see what has been there all along.

Talk about PTSD. We are some resilient people.

The narrative has always been the same.

Talk about inspiration. She is an unearthed diamond. A pearl in the mouth of a clam. Open up!

They walk side by side eternally now.

An ode to elegance!

Books are worlds that transform you, challenge you, and dares you to complete. They have more respect for your person, than a smart phone does.

Rose is still a rose. Aretha Franklin and Lauryn Hill…

“Baby girl, you’re still a flower…”

Tell ’em..

Books, check them out!

Thank you all ever so much for joining me yet again, until next time. May God and the love and blood of Jesus bless and keep you!

Style and Sophistication

When did they teach us that we didn’t need sophistication to win the day? Did we actually believe them? Icons are not created, they are born, because it takes authenticity to break through the monotony. The more I scroll on social media outlet’s looking for inspiration to consolidate, I notice the images woman of color […]

Style and Sophistication