Monday, November 30, 2009

Couture Chic

As a Kent State University student I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by talented people from all walks of life. A few of these students collaborated together to make the "Couture Chic" photo shoot come to life.
Rachel Kilroy: Photography
Ashley Morgan: Styling and Hair
Rashonna Duett: Styling
Ryan Robinson: Make up

Please click on the link below, to check out this fabulous photo story.
http://uhurumag.blogspot.com

Cyber Monday

Sale 50% off - Black Friday in San Francisco 2009Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr

Hello fellow shopaholics!!!

Did you stay in to avoid the frenzy on black friday? Did you miss out on sales because you couldn't be two places at once? Or, and this is where I fit in. Are you just not done searching for sales yet?

---Well if you said yes to any of these questions. I have great news! Today is Cyber Monday!!!!
Cyber Monday is defined as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday online shopping season. This event always happens the Monday after black friday. And just as you would expect the sales are worth the wait, with discounts on pretty much every item on the sites and normally free shipping as well. (I took advantage on my favorite website, Oldnavy.com)

SO PLEASE GO TO YOUR FAVORITE STORE'S WEBSITE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TO LAND GREAT HOLIDAY DEALS!!!





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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Website Roundup

For your shopping needs:

http://my.blastoffnetwork.com/bruby
(Go to this website if you want black friday deals all year round, sign up for a free membership and explore the virtual mall....plus find out about how you can get cash back!!!)

For your internship search:

http://ow.ly/xdJl (a free listing of fashion internships)

http://www.ed2010.com/ (complete guide to finding your magazine dream job: internships, advice, and scholarships)

For your reading pleasures:

http://www.uhurumag.blogspot.com/

Friend Spot:Brittnie Darnell Goins(:


Britt!!! Lol,always crazy always fun. When I found out my college roommate's name was Brittnie too, I knew that I was in for a very crazy freshmen year. We laughed, we cried, and experienced so much together in one school year that we chose to stay together for the next year. Although that actually didn't work out as well(being together all the time caused a rift), I still care so much for my former roommate and enjoy every moment we spend together. Sidebar: This lady may not consider her self fashion savvy, but she is known for having the flyest kicks! I swear I use to try to steal half of them, but her feet were bigger than mines!!!

1.Name: Brittnie Goins

2.Occupational/Career Goal:
I currently work at at retirement home but im working on becoming a nurse

3. Favorite Color:
Green is my fav color......but u already knew that

4.Do you Consider yourself fashion savvy?
No i am not fashion savvy but i wish i was

5.Style Icon:
I have no style icon but i do like the girly boyish style i think thats cool

6.Favorite Clothing Line or Designer:
Well i have not currently found a designer that tickles my fanny

7.Style/Wardrobe Must Have:
Jeans and shoes are a wardrobe must-have for me (she forgot to add, a cool graphic tee with shoes that match perfectly!)

8. Never Leave Home Without It:
I will never leave home without chapstick

9. Words to live by:
I have too many words to live by

The Great Internship Search...

In preparation for my journey to NYC I have been tirelessly applying for internships. I have even worked out a way to get credit for my internship(even though I am technically not suppose to take one for credit yet), just so I can get a internship at a magazine. However I have nothing to show for my hard work.
---Besides playing phone tag with Liz Claiborne, and 2 interviews with Rodale Inc.(a magazine publisher), nothing has happened. I feel like I am running out of internships to apply for-at least in the fashion magazine realm.

I am also interested in Fashion PR, should I apply for PR internships as well?





Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Don't go too fast. Because of reality television, everyone imagines they can just be a fashion designer, photographer, or model. That's not the way things go. Learn your craft." -Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief, Vogue

Everything with a label on it should not be bought.

Dior Rain Boots

Plastic and patent leather, Dior, $440

Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Dior's accessories!!! I actually list it as one of my favorite fashion houses(labels). However, I can't bring myself to buy rain boots for $440!!! Yes, they are cute, and yes they are made with patent leather. But it is not real leather, which means these boots will probably work just as well as the boots I purchased from Kmart. SO, the moral of this story, is sometimes you are just paying for the label....be careful because brand names don't make you stylish.



Thursday, November 12, 2009

"If you want to be a fashion blogger, what's stopping you? Start your own blog tomorrow!" --Natalie Hormilla, Editor, Fashionista.com

*The moral of the story, keep blogging people keep blogging!*


New York, New York!!!!


As I try to finish out this horrid semester in Kent, Ohio with good enough grades, I contemplate a new beginning. If you didn't know, I will be spending all next semester in New York City for school and hopefully an internship! And as I scheduled my classes, and completed my first internship interview...I realized NYC is right around the corner. Now I will admit, this will not be your normal study abroad trip, and for some people going to New York for a semester is no big deal. But for me, someone who grew up in an urban gutter of Ohio, it's huge!! People I grew up with dream of babies and taking on a management position...some maybe even doctor's and lawyers. But I have never heard anyone in my hometown say they wanted to move to New York and write for a fashion magazine(Or maybe they left already:)


----And in honor of my NYC days to come, I will be starting a countdown(an actual timer is posted on the side of this blog.) Along with that I will be posting as much info on preparing for the Big City and finding an internship as possible.





Thursday, November 5, 2009

An undying love affair....

"There's something magical and mesmerizing about fashion. It's such an amazing world, a getaway full of creative and gorgeous elements." -Priscilla Pena

The above quote is so very true. People ask me why I fell in love with fashion and this quote is my answer. While I actually do not enjoy dressing most people but myself, the world of fashion still draws me in. It is and will always be a never ending love affair, however I will no longer be studying fashion after this school year. While I do love it, I can't take the classes anymore. I have a goal and if I don't get out now, I will never hone my writing skills to achieve it. AND I WILL ACHIEVE IT! Stay tuned....a couple of years from now, you may see me on the masthead of your favorite magazine.



The Revival of Friend Spots: Devin White


What can I say about Mr. White aka Alex(:, besides we have a crazy past! We were friends first, then mutual crushes, then a couple, then friends, and now I don't actually know what we are. What I do know however, is that no matter what we have been through, I will always value this young man. He's probably one of the most intelligent guys i've ever met, but on top of that he's an individual. A self proclaimed shoe fanatic, with his own individual style.I mean his major is engineering but on top of his brains, he's an artist. And deep down, his artistic side is his most attractive quality. But enough about what I think....let's hear from Devin White, himself!



1. Name: Devin White

2. Occupational/Career Goal: Biomedical Engineer either Focusing in Footwear Biomechanics or Prothetics

3: Favorite Color: Columbia Blue...its strangely shifting toward Concord Purple

4: Do you Consider yourself fashion savvy? I mean...why wouldn't I?

5. Style Icon: The 60s and 90s...80s also. I loved the creativity from those who pushed just enough to complete a classy look...but never overdid it in the 60s...and Jeans were beasty then. Then I love how the 80s just pushed the envelope completely. That's really when people had FREEDOM with style...which lead to people in the 90s to help have their style mean something. So much was going on and style had a purpose.

6. Favorite Clothing Line or Designer: I LOVE Shades of Greige!!! That line is a serious problem and will change the game. I'm getting put on to more exclusive people, so I will update this in a couple months. ***See what I mean, by stylish, he hipped me on to this line!***

7. Style/Wardrobe Must Have: Soft Fabrics and Crisp Denim. Like I almost don't have to explain why.

8. Never Leave Home Without It: I will NEVER leave home with out my wallet. Or my underwear(bad experience in 1st grade.)

9. Words to Live By: A good leader doesn't demonstrate that he knows what to do, he teaches others the ways of his craft.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Speechless....

I would like to start off by saying that I am a strong black women, and I will never be anyone's groupie. OK! Now that's over....Trey Songs could so....get it!!!! I know, your not accustomed to hearing these things from me, but all you have to do is watch the video and you'll know exactly what I mean!!!!

---sidebar, no this is not the best video I've ever seen or even the best song I've ever heard...but Trey...well you see him don't you!?


Hooray for Fall!!!






Mother Nature blessed me with an actual fall filled day.(This means chilled but not too cold outside, leaves falling, the perfect day:) And I took full advantage of it. With a Fall photo shoot!!!! Do you like the pictures as much as I do?!

-All photos taken by Benjamin Moten

Some wishes do come true!!!!

A blue fall puffy vest from Rue 21
Pretty brown boots-from my sister
Holding my beautiful Kate Spade bag--pretty sure my granny just pulled it out her closet, lol
My Beautiful cake!!!!


Let me start by apologizing for my inconsistency in blogging these past few weeks. And now since I never finished my birthday wish list. I'll just tell you what I actually received!!!!

-As you can see from above, I did pretty well on my celebration of birth, and actually got variations of what was on my wish list. *'s for what came close to my covet's

1. A fall vest from Rue 21
2. A blue snake skin bag from Kate Spade
*3. 2 pairs of brown boots(one heeled, one flat)
*4. 2 pairs of black boots(one heeled, one flat)
*5. a pair of black strappy heels
6. Pretty Flowers
7. Money, gift card, cards, etc...
*8. And a bday cake shaped like a 21!!!!

----I love my gifts don't you!!!!