Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trend on a Budget: KA-POW!

The Markus Lupfer and Phillip Lim sweaters have been named by many bloggers the IT sweater of the season so I did a little research yesterday when I had time and tried my hardest to find a similar ones on a budget but i did....sort of lol.

In the first picture, my fashion idol -Chiara Ferragni -wears a Mark Lupfer sequined Ka-Pow sweater to NY fashion week and in the third picture we have a Phillip Lim 3.1 Ka-Pow sweater in white (in navy as well). Both these sweaters cost about $400 each but in the middle we have a Nasty Gal long sleeved pow crop top for $58. I also found this ($39)

#1 Markus Lupfer Sweater $475: http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/314371

#2 NastyGal crop top $58: http://www.nastygal.com/whats%2Dnew/pow%2Dcrop%2Dtop

#3 Phillip Lim 3.1 Sweater $425: http://www.shopbop.com/pow-pullover-31-phillip-lim/vp/v=1/845524441944803.htm

#4 Zazzle Sweatshirt $39.95: http://www.zazzle.com/ka_pow_hoodie-235545359590745101

When I have time I will try to find cheaper versions of the Givenchy Rottweiler and Shark sweaters

Have a good day :)

Yours Truly,

Monday, October 29, 2012


During my study break I was deleting some old stuff off my laptop when I realized I had these and never posted them. These were taken about a month ago when the sun was setting. You get a pretty good view of the Turf and a few dorms.

 The view from Cambridge into Boston

As I've said before, I love animal print but NOW I'm seriously obsessing over Givenchy's graphic print t-shirts and sweaters. My favorite one so far is the Shark tee. I mean it is FIERCE in every sense of the word.
Ila 23. taken from chictopia

Chiara Ferragni

Side note: Why do hurricanes follow me around? I leave Louisiana after a hurricane only to come back to Boston to meet one. On a somewhat brighter note, class got cancelled today and I caught up on all the work I ignored over the weekend so...yay? lol

Have an amazing week!

Photographed by Faith Keza

Top: Zara
Necklace: Aldo

PS: Sorry for my absence, it's been a hectic few weeks 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Le Sneaker Wedges

and even though Im out of focus, i still think this is a pretty cool shot

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Marcelle and she hated wearing sneakers until she met these sneaker wedges which are pretty much high tops with a concealed wedge. She was completely intrigued by this new creation. She HAD to see what all the hype was about so she bought a pair in black from Steve Madden and when she put them on they turned her into a cool princess with sneakers on. They were just right mix of athletic/cool/laid-back and girly-ness. This made Marcelle very happy because now she has a pair of shoes she can wear to lab that actually look good not to mention the fact that she became a cool princess (with sneakers on). Marcelle and the sneaker wedges then lived happily ever after. (woohoo)

Moral of the story is, those shoes are amazingly amazing and trending this season. For those of you who follow me on Facebook (If you don't you are totally missing out on extra awesomeness so LIKE MY PAGE HERE and dont forget to follow me on BLOGLOVIN'), I put up a picture of Isabel Marant Sneaker wedges which I think started this whole trend. Over the summer, several of  the "elite" bloggers wore them and I was little iffy about the whole concept. I mean, the only time i ever wore sneakers around was to the gym or PE or something related to fitness. I would never dream of owning a pair for everyday use (just because its not really me, not that they are not cool lol). However, when I got back to Bean Town, I decided to give it a shot and honestly, the investment paid off. Now, I'm looking for a pair in Burgundy or red and cobalt blue :). Be prepared to see these babies in several posts to come :)

Here are some options in a wide price range. So if you like what you see, feel free to click any of these:
Isabel Marant
Steve Madden
Go Jane

Honestly just google "sneaker wedge" or "wedge sneaker" and a bunch of options will come up but these are the most popular ones.

Anyhu, today was soooo productive, I am so proud of myself. I got so much work done plus I'm almost done with my lab report (YESSSSS) :) Oh and last weekend I had an awesome shoot with Obinna Ukwuani. I was pretty excited because I helped out with it creatively and stylistically. Yup - i styled my very first shoot using pieces of chiffon and tulle. It kind of inspired me to learn how to sew, I think it would save me a lot of money if I made my own clothes. I'm excited to see what comes out. Be sure that you all will be the first to see le results :)

SN: Funny thing, I look tired in these pictures but I got so much sleep the night before....Weird huh? lol

Laters babies :)

Yours Truly,


PS: Sorry for the inconsistency in le look but it was cold and I had my scarf, my faux fur, my jacket and my black and white wallet thingy so I figured I would try le dress with all of 'em. ok, goodnight! :)

PPS: I realize i talk too much in my posts these days, to those who actually read these I apologize lol, Sundays are just caffeine-intensive days and this always turns out to be an outlet for all my energy.

Photographed by Opemipo Abiodun

Dress: Romwe
Leather(faux) Jacket: Bebe (got it like 2 years ago)
Shoe: Steve Madden
Earrings: H&M
Faux Fur sash: H&M
Scarf: Zara
Ankle cuff: H&M but you can find similar ones on Asos
Bracelet: Romwe
Clutch: zara (both of them)

Here's a little something-something to help make Monday seem less dreary. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sea Creatures and Mermaids

So Ramzi does it again! I was excited to do this shoot with him especially after he told me the concept. He's doing bigger and better things and I honestly can't wait to see what he pulls out of his bag of tricks next.

These are my favorites pictures of the bunch but if you want to see more check o ut his website http://www.mr233gq.com/ or by clicking HERE. You can learn more about him from the post I did on him in August by clicking HERE. so ENJOY! :) Happy Studying!

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Your Truly,


Photographs taken by Ramzi Yamusah
Hair by Christine Umeh
MUA Sparklle
Stylist: Saucc Mula