It’s Saturday morning and I went to sleep last night watching the Fall 2018/2019 runway shows. I saw some shows that made me want to give a standing ovation.
Personally I have been a lot disinterested in major designer’s and also fell out of love with what I had seen in magazines. Me and style have known each other for a long time. I am also well aware that style is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I was raised with it as an integral part of my life. I can only in this very moment relate to myself, and hope you feel me.
So, these views are 100% endorsed by your’s truly, and believe me, I will have it no other way.
When I put together wardrobes at Bloomingdale’s, I found a place where magazine’s come alive. The bags the shoes, and also like the magazine’s they would very expensive. There was our discount, which I used to curate my freshman year at Bloomsburg University in 2000. I also put together outfits for many different kind of people, mostly women, to the point where at an R-Kelly concert I hear myself being called Bloomingdale’s. The ladies couldn’t remember my name, but they remembered the service. Then there was White House Black Market, it was a place where I worked with a team of talented women to “Make women feel beautiful”. That is what we did when we style women, or shopped a guest at our store. Now I work also, weekends at Rainbow, and see that when it comes to runway they anticipate these designer’s moves. The only thing is the clothes are for a fraction of the cost. There are many kinds of Rainbow merchandise, you can check it out on the line, and around September 1st, I plan on doing my first Rainbow Haul, so stay tuned for that..
Lately, I become a thrifter/ smarter shopper. I only buy what I really love and simply can’t live without. I don’t want to have everything, I just want the type of style that suites me to perfection.
I went the strangest route I know, out of all my friends, I took the G
ypzy road.. I worked in industries like retail, hospitality, education, now back to retail to corporate?..
All of this because I love lifestyle living, it’s the way I live, that is why I take metro to get around, because I always have. Those who know me, or have met me on buses having a conversation, it usually stemmed from a compliment, with style or fashion in it.
I often ask questions to people everywhere I go to connect. Those who know me personally know I am very, extremely talkative. I am both a Sagittarius and a blogger, content is important.
I would say my mother taught me to keep notes, a journal, a video and audio recorder, and to investigate. She had us going on assignment’s since Cloquet, where I met my up north family circa 1994.
I then became a poet, and could tell you of my band dayz. My point is, a long time ago I realize I could never be one thing, or do one thing, or stay one place, for to long. I was that kind of person, that is the life I lived for many years.
When it comes to the Urban GypZy brand, it will reflect who I am, and the conversation I have so often, as I go to and fro…
My style is GypZy it’s unique, and it’s my own. Influenced by the people I have met and the places that I go.
The other day when I was on the bus, I was listening to my Ella Fitz, and I had one ear bud in my ear, and the other out, because i like to be aware of my surroundings, I was sitting next to this young girl and I slowly noticed that she was literally acting out a whole scene of something that had happened. She was so expressive that I stopped paying attention altogether from my music, but could her her. I stopped, and took out my ear bud and asked her, “where do you think you’ll be in 10 years?” Oh, she was offended, she said, I was ear hustling and was responding to the domestic violence situation that she was describing. I heard nothing of that sort, but I wasn’t thoroughly paying attention. look, I am so sorry, I realized I interrupted a conversation, and that I was in the wrong. She relaxed 100%, and said, that i was cool, and that she was happy I interrupted, because I never know whose life I save…
Also….I have been so many compliments by sister’s lately, it’s a beautiful thing..
Natural hair is such a big, ole, huge deal in my world. I relate to it very passive aggressively..I passively love long term protective styles, and I have an aggressive take down and wash process due to my mini twist.
I have been becoming a big fan of sister locs lately and also curls..curls for the girls..