June Mood Style 2022

It’s starting to feel like summer.

This mood for June is inspired by GDB.arts. I too was a young girl inspired by Lisa Frank. I had the trapper keeper and folders….given my age away. I love pink, and the ethereal fantasy was dreamy in every way.

When I found GDB.arts the owner returned, the storyteller in me came alive. I had to share the work of this artist, I am such a fan.

Speaking about the ethereal and dreamy places and places, this mood is also inspired by wonderment. To feel the need to explore, and enjoy each discovery. It’s also event season, and when I do my photo dump, via the Camera Roll feature, along with upcoming blogs, I will both show and tell.

What is at the top of the of the list.

Food, from recipes to restaurants. Style, because with all these things to do, one has to get dressed, and serve looks. Decor with plants, plants and more plants. Flowers, because its blooming season. Words, because words are power, wisdom, because it’s worth more than gold.

Events about town…

Style inspiration are easy, breezy but ready for whatever. Get into it!

Ready to wear and green places and spaces, are the the mood, and the vibe for morning, afternoon and night.

Food for thought, you are what you eat.

Bring food inspiration to motivate great healthy choices, to create a great healthy you!

My first poet name, one of many.

I remember when I was young Como Park was a regular destination. It deserves it’s due, and I appreciate it.

Floral inspired, bloom with the season!

Thank you for joining me, until next time. Stay prayed up!

May Flowers 2022

MAY MOOD Style 2022

May, what a month indeed!

From school shootings to monkey pocs, this mental health month has been no doubt a challenge to get through.

Overwhelmingly so, tax season has definitely humbled me, this month has required a very tight budget, and creative ways of having a great time close to home, because one still must live life right?

I have started making lists at the top of the day, to work on throughout the day to stay productive. It helps.

Money savers have been
Only eat out once a pay period
Make 21 meals a week, and plan them based on what I already have.
Cut out pricey indulgences like salmon, stuffed mushrooms, gourmet coffee, etc

Attend free events and pack snacks.
The bus, is still an efficient form of transportation.

Realize this won’t last forever, and set backs don’t define me, they make me wiser.

Staying connected to my loved ones by sending messages and staying present even when I go into my own world i.e my creative space.

Events

Art-A-Whirl featuring 2 bands I had the pleasure to see.

TOUSSAINT MORRISON featured with the Blend AND BLACK VELVET PUNK at the 331 Club in Northeast Minneapolis

Black Velvet Punk
Toussaint Morrison and the Blend

The mood style is inspired by soul music, times don’t change much, and it shows when listening to music from a bygone era, that is still very much relevant today.

This season when it comes to style simplicity and comfort- Song Girl from Iponema


Marvin Gaye, The O’Jays, the Commodores and so may others made the music that are perfect snapshots of our modern day reality.

For the Foodie in you!

Embracing the beauty in simplicity.

I thank you for walking through this May Mood Style with me. Until next time.

Fashion Week MN 2022

MN Fashion week show hosted by QeBella Designs at the Whim , Minneapolis, MN

Before attending the events for MN fashion week, I polled co-workers, lift car drivers and random passersby to see what the overall view of what a fashion week could look like in MN

I spent months watching street style videos, and my favorite bloggers attending larger scale fashion weeks in both Paris and Milan, I noticed that whether a person went inside the events or not, even the mood on the street was a mood for fashion, style and design and I was very excited to see what MN has to offer.

Qe’Bella Designs at the Whim, Minneapolis

My sister and I attended 2 events total, as we found it does take a budget of sorts even if you live in the city to attend. Qe’Bella’s event did not disappoint, there were several designers and the clothes varied from Afro chic, to the risque. What was also adorable kids run way show that also occured.

The event space was beautiful, the people came to be seen, and it was packed with limited seating, either that or the turnout was way bigger than was expected. I spent a lot of the evening giving compliments to the style expression that were on  display.

I did get lots of footage, and may show it on a future post, however due to technical issues, I was unfortunately only able to provide the above pictures.

Martin Patrick 3

The next event was free,  but surprisingly amazing…

Martin Patrick 3 is located in Warehouse District in Minneapolis near downtown.

High end, and very much dedicated to luxury brands, this destination spot has a business model that won’t quit.

We had the best time and were given a personal tour by one of the buyers, pr curators of the amazing options, that are both one of a kind, and exclusive. Martin Patrick 3 hosted a Cocktails and Coversation event, and it was truly diverse in every way.

My sister and I had a lengthy conversation with one of the two owners, who from what we came to know authored to concept that from the building, designing and wardrobe experience, they are a one stop shop.

If you ever get a chance to visit, you won’t be disappointed.

By the end of the night my files were full on all devices. I had to relaxed and enjoy the end of the evening at The Icehouse, the jambalaya and cocktails were an amazing way to end the night.

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.

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.

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!