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Tassel bag and short shorts

I’m a sucker for fun accessories. I love bags, shoes, bracelets, hats, headwraps (clearly), rings, random feathers, and shiny things that I probably shouldn’t wear as accessories but still do because, hey! Life is short. I love them all! I want them all. I finally realized why I’m so big on accessorizing. When I first […] Read more…

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Coffee with Khalil Henley

Last summer I found myself on an airplane in route to Bermuda by myself. After signing a contract that read my duties as an international model for the Bermuda Fashion Festival,  I couldn’t hold my excitement. I had never been on the island, and I was hungry to discover a new place and all of the […] Read more…

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Striped trousers and Ankara bandanna

As I grow with my business, I’m taking notice of how my personal style is evolving. I’ve always been one to choose comfort over “sexiness”. I love high waisted pants that are not too tight or rigid. And for a while, I didn’t like wearing jeans because just like my life, I don’t think to feel […] Read more…

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Pink Suit Pink Shoes

I love suits! I have a thing for menswear and menswear inspired outfits made for women. You already know I love to mix pretty much everything. A little mashup of my favorite things can never hurt, you know?  I fell in love with these pink culotte suit, and as soon as I saw it, and […] Read more…

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Pinstripe and African print

I sat at a bagel shop sipping on my coffee, catching up with Joey, and waiting for the rain to stop. An older woman walked past me and complimented my shoes.  “Thank you! I had to make sure to wear nice shoes today. I just finished speaking at a high school in Newark. Kids pay […] Read more…

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Feeling grateful in Sedona Arizona

Mwen se yon ti zwazo Kap cheche soley Ak limye  Pou’m danse ak tout fle Mwen se yon ti zwazo Kap fe lago Ak Koule Pou’m chante ak tout Lot ti zwazo Translation: I’m a little bird; in search of the sun; and light; So I can dance with all flowers; I’m a little bird […] Read more…

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Our stay at Emerson Spice in Zanzibar

Reading sappy romance novels at a very young age in Haiti is definitely the cause of my intoxicated desire to watch or come up with crazy love stories on my own. I lived on a cloud during my childhood and early teenage years. In my daydreams, I went to many places in the world. I was […] Read more…

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Lost in Zanzibar (Pt. 1)

The fiance and I finished our very first African adventure together in Zanzibar. We left the Selous Reseve in a small plane with six other passengers on a beautiful sunny afternoon. By this time, I was already used to riding in a small plane. Our trip to the reserve from Dar es Salaam was one the […] Read more…

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White Chucks + Brown Fringe

I found this brown fringe leather dress at a thrift shop in Soho, and of course I squealed with delight when I picked it up! It was a bit pricey for my typical thrift finds, but it was all worth it. I didn’t only see it as a clean statement dress, but a nice vest […] Read more…

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Aztec Vintage Jacket and Denim headwrap

Continuing with my desire to show off my love for thrifted goodies, I strolled Dumbo with one of my favorite jackets found in the East Village a few years ago after a meeting. The great thing about being an entrepreneur in fashion/arts is that I can wear whatever I damn well please when I’m meeting […] Read more…

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