27 September 2012

Song of the Day

Sam Sparro- Black && Gold

Just a little something I discovered while listening to my Empire of the Sun Pandora station. I fell in love with this song immediately && now I post it here in hopes that you all will enjoy it as much as I do. :)


So I got these done a couple of weeks ago. A freestyle design over a black background with a 3D bow on the middle finger.

Some Words of Wisdom

My New Case

I saw a picture of a girl with a brass knuckles phone case on Tumblr in January && I've been on a quest to find it ever since. I finally lucked up && found one && I waited with bated breath to see when my phone would get here. It came about three days later && it's been a few weeks && I've been in love with it ever since. :)

RAD! Photo Shoot

So I provided jewelry for a photo shoot a couple of weeks ago && it was amazing. The models were gorgeous, sweet && full of personality!

The shoot inspired me to make new jewelry && it gave me some photos for The RAD! Shop! I can't wait for you guys to see all the pics but until then check out these photos I snapped on my phone!

The MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection Viewing

If you know me, you know I'm seriously obsessed with Marilyn Monroe, and if you've been following my blog then you know I've been super hype about the MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection!

Well luckily the obscene amounts of money I've spent in MAC paid off && they invited me to the viewing of the collection on yesterday! I was super excited && I knew I was going to bring my equally Marilyn obsessed friend Kenya with me!

Yesterday was the day && after some light shopping we went to the MAC store && got to view the collection && shop the products! I bought a few things ($200 worth :x) and I can't wait for a night out so I can wear them! Check out some pics below!

11 September 2012

Viewing of MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection

Today I received an invitation to the exclusive viewing of MAC's Marilyn Monroe collection! Anyone that really knows me knows that I have an obsession with her. She was beautiful && wasn't afraid to be who she was.

The event will be held on the 25th&& I'm looking forward to viewing && maybe purchasing a few items from the collection.

I'll blog about how it goes!


Well it's officially that time of year again. The time when we get to see what our favorite designers have been up to since releasing their last collection, when we get some insight into what we'll be wearing in the coming year. FASHION WEEK! In honor of one of my favorite times of year, enjoy the shows of some of my favorite fashion designers. :) Nicole Miller

Diane von Furstenburg

Monika Chiang

Monique Lhuillier

Tracy Reese

Song of the Day

Dom Kennedy- So Elastic

I've had this song on repeat for a couple of weeks now, I couldn't tell you why. I just recently fell in love with the song && now I can't stop playing it. *shrugs*

"When you see me, don't be all on me, you don't know me..."

09 September 2012

Trend Watch: Matte Nail Polish

I love this trend! It looks so sophisticated && chic. I first saw matte nail polish when a Nails by Regina post made its way on to my Instagram news feed. Matte nail polish comes in tons of colors && of you don't like designs on your nails it's enough to look chic but not overly simple.

All photos: Nails by Regina

Trend Watch: Cross Jewelry

Last year in September I was on one of my favorite online stores when I saw the cutest pair of cross earrings. I immediately ordered them && constantly checked FedEx's website to see when they would arrive. They never did, I got a refund && then decided to make my own pair. Now cross earrings && a cross ring are staples in my wardrobe.

How do you wear cross accessories?

Out && About

I had a few things to handle on Friday so when I got dressed I wanted a comfortable yet stylish outfit. I put on a sleeveless denim that I made myself paired it with gray jeans && a simple black wedge. I added a silver spiked bracelet, my Michael Kors Hamilton tote (which I've been wearing for weeks now ._.) and a pair of black and silver cross earrings which are my new favorite accessory.

06 September 2012

Song of the Day

This song describes my mood lately. I remember I despised this song && video when it first came out (pass on the roaches in the video lol) but now I absolutely love it.

Summer to Fall Trends

Some of the trends that I've been loving this summer look like they will continue to go strong into the fall. These trends include:

  • ombre hair
  • turbans
  • "Poetic Justice" braids

Ombre Hair

I have LOVED ombre hair since I first saw it last summer. I finally decided to give it a go this summer when I got back from my trip to New York. I started with 18" dark brown Brazilian body wave hair and then I helped my little sister bleach a good bit of the bottom of my hair a blondish-goldish color. I quickly got bored with just that and then decided to buy some semi-permanent pink hair to color my tips. I was a little nervous that it would look "ghetto" or "ratchet" but it came out awesome and now every time I step out of the house I get tons of compliments on it. A few girls have even told me that they're gonna do their hair like mine when they get their next weave!

Before the pink.

After the pink.


Turbans are another trend that I've seen for a while and that I like. There's nothing I love more than a girl that can rock a turban with a nice outfit! This is my gorgeous friend Alex! She can wear a turban with a cute double denim outfit or with a tank and leggings and she still looks good!

"Poetic Justice" Braids

Okay this is a trend that I feel has kind of gone too far. I love it but there are definitely some people out there that are ruining it. First, not everybody can rock this style, if you know something's not your "swag" just admire it from afar. Secondly, some braids I've seen have been of horrible quality. Your appearance is an investment, don't short change yourself by doing something yourself or letting your friend do something that they're not really good at it because in the end YOU'LL be the one looking stupid. However, I have seen some nice braids and these pictures are of Bari! The braids seem to fit her style and think she really makes them her own! B'Day.

So on September 4th, it was one of my favorite artist Beyonce's birthday! I have loved this women from No,No,No Part 1 and it has definitely been interesting to watch her morph into arguably one of the best performers of our generation.

Happy Belated Beyonce!

Building my Portfolio

So I recently started an online portfolio for my wardrobe styling skills. I'm excited because I will actually have something to physically link people to now when they ask to see my work.

Until I upgrade my account, I'll only have five photos but that will do for now. I look forward to going on more photo shots and expanding my skill set && portfolio.


03 September 2012


The RAD! Shop is my online boutique that I'm working towards having open by October 6, 2012.

It will feature women's apparel, shoes, customized vintage pieces, my jewelry, as well as accessories.

You can keep up with developments by following the company twitter and/or Instagram, @ShopRAD && of course I'll be posting information on here.