Winter Wardrobe Wishlist

Holiday Season is upon us. We as women love to shop and this just another excuse for us to by gifts for others but mainly ourselves. Lets be honest we’ll have 20 gifts and 14 would ours 😉😉😉

She In (http://m.shein.com) has some Dope , Trendy , and Affordable pieces that i just have to get my hands on. You Glowers know my shopping rule you dont have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks.

My wishlist is definitely Winter essentials , these pieces are closet classics that WILL NEVER Go out of STYLE. Building your winter wardrobe starts with these key items and they are great when transitioning from season to season also depending on where you live

Check out my wishlist from all items from http://m.shein.com below. Im sure its more than one item youll have to snag up this season

14794559100732555848_thumbnail_405x552

Velvet Thigh High Boots
http://bit.ly/2hlSZqm

14775297077170724995_thumbnail_405x552

Khaki Raglan Sleeve Cardigan With Pockets
http://bit.ly/2hlSZqm

14780477877431246771_thumbnail_405x552

Olive Green Camo Print Multi Pocket Jacket
http://bit.ly/2hlSZqm

14738509866202351521_thumbnail_405x552

Colorblock Double Breasted Coat
http://bit.ly/2hlSZqm

14745078586346736451_thumbnail_405x552

Grey Off The Shoulder Cross Wrap Sweater
http://bit.ly/2hlSZqm

14720881483658310312_thumbnail_405x552

Coffee Vintage Large Brimmed Hat
http://bit.ly/2hlSZqm

14730387706156494736_thumbnail_405x552

Black Simple Fedora Hat
http://bit.ly/2hlSZqm

14730392468678431224_thumbnail_405x552

Navy Wide Leg Sailor Pants
http://bit.ly/2hlSZqm

Willow Smith Stuns Us All In Astounding Vogue Paris Shoot

Ummm where are the locs? 🙄🙄🙄

15253517_1043629949096603_5812002812878335255_n15380271_1043629899096608_6858420209075449516_n

Willow Smith is looking very fierce honey and absolutely gorgeous in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Vogue Paris. What i immediately noticed was that she ditched her trademark freeform locs for a sleek look and is giving us serious ‘Young Naomi Campbell Or Tyra Banks‘ vibes.

vogue-paris-december-2016-january-2017-willow-smith-by-inez-and-vinoodh-06-768x994vogue-paris-december-2016-january-2017-willow-smith-by-inez-and-vinoodh-02-768x995

Photographers: Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

15380577_1043629972429934_5815130260886720932_n

15284140_1043629889096609_6878529647371449350_n

Fashion & Style 411 : Tricky Vibes

20161201_195218

Meet Alisha Jones-Cotton a life and style blogger of Trickyvibes.com. Alisha’s blog is humorous, empowering, and covered in street art. She was born and raised in the Carolinas so she’s a southern girl at heart. As a military spouse she has enjoyed traveling around the country and finding inspiration everywhere she go. Alisha wants all readers to feel encouraged and confident in their fashionable clothing and throughout their lives.

Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

TrickyVibes – Unlike most bloggers I fell in love with fashion quite recently- I would say even within the past few years. I have always loved reading fashion magazines and modeling but I didn’t fall in love with FASHION until I learned to appreciate my body and feel more confident about my self-worth.

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?

TrickyVibes – My style is ever-changing! Some days I love classic and timeless looks, and other days I am 90’s grunge. When I wake up every morning I decide how I feel then pick clothes that match! I am sure this sounds silly but its true.

Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

TrickyVibes – Its a toss-up between Michael Kors and the design team of H & M. I love a designer with a backstory- and we all know that Michael Kors almost went bankrupt and then re-emerged like a phoenix in the fashion world. H & M is always on top of the latest trends and constantly collaborating with high-end brands (and artists) to make pieces more affordable for all. I am so excited about their collaboration with the The Weeknd in the coming year.

Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?

TrickyVibes – My current style crush is Micah Gianelli, She is an Australian blogger who SLAYS every outfit she puts on! I like her because her style is constantly changing just like mine and she cannot be put into a box.

Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?

TrickyVibes – I am always picking my clothes based on the most flattering pieces and mixing in 1 or 2 trending pieces to make my outfit pop. Fit and trend are first on the list to be picked everyday.

Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

TrickyVibes – I love H&M, also Windsor Store, Azure Boutique, Tj.Maxx, annnd- Target. Target is so affordable but always on trend. I cannot remind folks enough about the goodies I get from Target! Great for basic pieces if you are building a capsule wardrobe.

Version 2

20161201_195238

img_4421-1

8 Things We’ve Learned From Erykah Badu ‘s Music

e5f1db8be452ac1bc25c4b9632049c92

Erykah Badu set the Neo-Soul music scene on fire in 1996 and got things on and popping. Since that time her voice as an artist has grown along with the respect she’s gained as a woman. Erykah gave birth to a sound that is so unique to her, yet so conscious and so relevant (ie :why my instagram name being voyage_to_baduizm) She’s a woman who is not ashamed of her truth, nor is she afraid to share it.

erykahbadu03

e4

I’ve had the pleasure of learning many things about the Queen of Neo-Soul. Her willingness to share her truth in a raw and uncut fashion is yet another reason why we can’t get enough of Erykah Badu, a.k.a Fat Belly Bella, a.ka. DJ Low-Down Loretta Brown…we could keep going! I ❤❤❤ and Adore this Woman. Erykah Badu is so Icon and thats why she’s my idol 👑

SOME THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED FROM HER MUSIC:

1. She likes being kissed on the neck.( Kiss My Neck).

2. We know she believes in the after life. (Next Lifetime)

3. She has no problem giving a fool the boot. (Tyrone)

4. She is the Original Trap Queen. (Danger) & (Other Side if the Game)

5. Being with her is a life changing experience (Fall In Love… Your Funeral)

6. Every now and again she needs some me time. (Window Seat)

7. She can make you put your phone down. (Phone Down)

8. She DONT want your negro (Booty)

27

Tribal Night

20161112_214722

November 12 , 2016 : I decided to step out to a Phi Beta Sigma party at Neche here in Vegas hosted by @vegastwixx -The theme was jeans and blazers. I house alot of Dope blazer but the issue as always is its not what you have its what you want to wear lol. My nightlife inspiration didn’t come together til a hour before i begin to get dressed.
I grabbed my tribal blazer from http://www.shein.com as the key piece to build my look for the night. Basically , everything came together from that point. I easily paired it with some short black shorts , a black tube top , some comfortable yet still slaying booties and cant forget about my lip shaped clutch. I was ready , set , and off to party i went.

20161112_214109
Colourpop Satin Lips LAX

Get This LOOK

1461849728223358296

Jacket : http://m.shein.com/us/Multicolor-Long-Sleeve-Geometric-Print-Crop-Jacket-p-249489-cat-1776.html

Similar

14771308521934340499_thumbnail_405x552

Jacket : http://m.shein.com/us/Flower-Print-Single-Button-Pockets-Blazer-p-315033-cat-1739.html

clothing-shorts-xxx10-3114-72black

Shorts
https://www.amiclubwear.com/clothing-shorts-xxx10-3114-72black.html

20161115_160839

Top
https://www.amiclubwear.com/clothing-top-kk89c-7248black.html

shoes-booties-sr-kalinblack

Booties
https://www.amiclubwear.com/shoes-booties-sr-kalinblack.html

design-new-women-fashion-handbag-chains-mini-shoulder-bag-cross-body-bags-zipper-sexy-red-lip-jpg_640x640

Clutch
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32742027700.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&productId=32742027700

img_20161113_111922

Tammy Rivera : Will Put Up A Fight For EVERYTHING She Loves

20161110_233652

Tammy Rivera is no stranger to the business. As an boss, mother, and wife of rapper Waka Flocka. BleuBombshell (http://bleubombshell.com) spoke with this Tammy to discuss her new business ventures, relationship, and how she’s handling it all while living life in the public eye. Check out their interview below

How do you cope with living your life in the public eye?
I try not to even think about me being in the public eye. You forget, when you’re living your life, you forget that you are in the public eye. You just live your life for yourself, and your family. You just be true to who you are so you aren’t really thinking about what others think. But, it can be harder when you have people criticizing you so much.

20161110_233714

How do you manage your own identity outside of being a mother, a wife, and a public figure?
By staying true to the things that I love. Like T RIVERA, is my brand that’s who I am. I love fashion, I’m a mom, I’m still a mom or wife that’s a part of my identity. But things like who I am, like right now–I’m in the house and i’m fixing up my closet. I have the whole 4th floor as my closet and my husband has this little bitty closet space downstairs but he doesn’t mind it because this is who i am and this is what i’m comfortable in and this is what makes me happy. So it’s like just doing the things that I love, that if i don’t try to get caught up in who my husband is and what he has going on I just try to create my own brand. Now I see that since i’ve been doing that people are starting to notice me as Tammy Rivera, and not oh that’s Waka Flocka’s wife. Now it’s oh that’s Tammy.

How would you describe your brand?
Growing. I would describe T RIVERA as a growing brand, very pro women, very intimate. I would like to see T RIVERA expand to so many things besides swimsuits, and clothes. I’m actually about to launch a book, my own production company, and I own a publishing company/ from a publishing company. I want to see T RIVERA just evolve from all aspects. So right now I would say T RIVERA is a growing company. Swimsuits are just the beginning, that was just the tip of the iceberg.

20161110_233804

What were some pros and cons of being in a relationship that was broadcasted on tv?
Some of the cons are being criticized and ridiculed from people who really don’t know your story, they don’t really know the truth. You only see what we allow you to see. That’s why so many people are so guarded with their relationship because they don’t want to be judged. But then when you do that people say, oh well they’re not being real, it’s not really like that. So then once you open up and you tell, you know, okay this is what’s going on. And everyone has the same problems, no one on earth has never had someone who hurt them or who has had financial problems, who haven’t had infidility problems. You know, it’s life. You go through all kinds of things in life. So when you do open up you have people who’ll be able to say, oh she’s stupid, she’s dumb, or he’s dumb, or he’s a cheater, you know. The pros that I would say on the flip side of that are those people who understand, and who are mature enough to understand that this is the world we live in, and we are grown people we are not judgemental. They love you for being real and honest and open to who you are. That’s the thing that I love. More people come up to me and they say thank you. The people that you’re able to help with your story. That’s the pros and that outweighs anything.

What gave you the courage to stay and give your husband another chance?
Because my husband is a good man. He’s a great man, and I think in today’s society everything is so disposable. Times are not the same, women nowadays you know they say oh let me just do this, I can go out and find me another man, niggas aint nothing. You know, all of that, and I get it. But then on the other side you have men who aren’t growing up with fathers, not making excuses for men to cheat, but you have men who never seen what a household is supposed to look like – my husband was never in a married household. He didn’t know. His mom was a hustler, you know what i’m saying, she was out in the streets she was the mom and the dad. He doesn’t know—he grew up in the industry. He had early stardom with his career, I think Waka was in his early 20s mid 20s when he dropped his first hit. So you have all these groupies, you have all these things but despite all of that, behind closed doors -this man loves me to death and I know he loves my child to death. He does anything for us. So, my mom always told me– you can find a man who can financially take care of you, you can find a man who might not be a cheater, might have it all together, might of grew up with a father in their household, but it’s hard to find real love and a person who genuinely loves you and who is willing to change, my husband was willing to change for his family. So why would I give up on my husband. I’m not that type, I think that’s weak of a woman to do that. It’s easier to walk away as opposed to than to speaking up! No we’re going to fight for this we got married. My family is worth fighting for.

20161110_233832

What keeps you motivated?
My family, and just God. Seeing how far I’ve came and the person I’ve been. I’m only 30 years old, I came so far from back when I met my husband, my husband came so far, so what inspires me is growth. I don’t care about being famous, I don’t care to be a reality star that’s not what I want to do, I use the platform to grow my business and to help my husband bring money to the table in our household. I don’t care about being a star, I don’t care about being a reality star, I don’t care about being famous. I want to be able to live comfortably and to pay for my child if she decides to go to college, or if she decides –hey mommy I don’t want to go to college I want to start a business. I want to be able to do those things, be able to have a decent house. It doesn’t have to be a mansion, just something decent. I just want to be able to live comfortably when I’m older, and not have to worry. I come from the struggle. What inspires me is being able to take care of my family, and looking back and saying damn, I remember when we barely had food to eat and now we’re all eating. And it’s because of me.

Why did you chose to create a swimsuit line?
To be honest, I started off with a clothing line, and that is what I loved. I love sequence and leathers, and very nice material. I think starting off so early, you know people not knowing who I am just know I’m Waka’s wife coming from a little styling background, my taste was too high for what people wanted to pay for someone that they didn’t know at the time, you get what i’m saying. It’s like jumping out the window like, hey i’m gusippe, my shoes cost 2,000 and no one knows who gusippe is right now, like girl bye. And it wasn’t that I was trying to make those high prices, it was just that I was spending so much money on my materials. I tried to think of something else that I loved, I looked in my closet I was just checking it out like okay, you have over 100 swimsuits, none of them are by you. Why don’t you make a swimsuit line for curvy girls. Girls who have curves you know they can fit everybody. So I said okay I’m going to do a swimsuit line. I did it on a means to make money, and to do something that I love at the same time which is create. So, thats how that came about! I told my husband and he was just like why swimsuits- you want to be naked, and I’m like no! I want to create something for curvy girls! – you know men think the most off the wall stuff. LOL!

What would you say is one thing that people don’t know about you?
One thing I would say that people don’t know about me is that I come from very hard beginnings. I come from the projects. People look at me and they say, oh she’s so cute and classy. They don’t know that I have a story, a real story and that is why I decided to write a book! I want girls to know just because of where you come from- I come from the projects I come from the projects like the hood very bad. I come from drug abuse parents, father been locked up, still locked up for thirty years. So when you grow up in these environments you see certain things and this just becomes your life. I come from Baltimore, and I want girls who come from the same environment who are from the same hood, to say things like–Omg just because I come from here doesn’t mean that I have to act like this. I can still walk in this business meeting and get this job, I can still can be classy, and still be able to hold my own like I need to.

20161110_233737

What other projects should we be looking out for?
I have my 3rd collection for T RIVERA and my book. I think my daughter is going to come out with her book, and she has a little clothing line that she’s coming out with. I’m looking to do more acting, more stage play– theres a lot in store for me as a brand that I have going on, and that also includes a family brand! Me and my family have a lot that we’re doing as well. And whatever else God decides he wants to bless our family with, and what ever he puts in my path you know I’m going to go for it all.

7 Words to empower young women:
Self love, God, Respect, Morals, Values -now a days young girls don’t have enough positive examples, and I’m not disrespecting any of the models, or the girls with the beautiful bodies, but it’s more to life than just that. Once our younger girls realize that you have to love yourself first, then everything else is cool. If you want to get plastic surgery, then you do that. But don’t do that because youre looking at these girls on videos or TV getting attention and you want that type of attention. Just love yourself!!!

Nura Afia is Covergirl’s Newest Brand Ambassador

Hijab-donning, Muslim beauty, Nura Afia is Covergirl’s Newest Brand Ambassador. Afia is of Moroccan, Swiss, and Lebanese descent.

covergirl-nura-afia

Recently , Covergirl announced beauty Vlogger, Nura Afia as the newest ambassador for their new So Lashy! BlastPro Mascara.

Afia told CNN:

It’s a big accomplishment for all of us…It means that little girls that grew up like me have something to look up to. I grew up feeling like hijab would hold me back.

phedb7tksg2qbwe

She also told Refinery 29,

I hope [this campaign] will show Muslim women that brands care about us as consumers and we’re important, especially hijabis.

Afia’s ambassadorship means she’ll appear in commercials and on a billboard in Times Square. More importantly, however, her alignment with this very American and very recognizable brand will, undoubtably, help to remove the stigma and fear many people still hold against those who practice Islam.

screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-2-33-13-pm

I’m doing this because I want there to be a time when my daughter grows up when she knows she can be anything she wants to be…It doesn’t matter what her beliefs are or what she looks like.

screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-2-33-01-pm