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On Writing Fashion

One of the first writers that I was ever drawn to, fashion-wise, was Zandile Blay. She was the market editor at Paper magazine, Style & Culture columnist for the Huffington Post and then became the fashion editor at Essence.com before leaving for Nigeria to become Editor-in-Chief at Hello! Nigeria. She’s back stateside now, working as a fashion/beauty journalism professor at Syracuse University and...

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of Carine Roitfeld

Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons. I need you to know something. I am fully and completely obsessed with Carine Roitfeld. The former French Vogue editor-in-chief has changed my life. So it started when I tried to attend a screening...

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Don’t Wanna Miss a Thang

The past week has been one big instance of ‘is this my life?’ I went to a country concert. And I danced a little bit. But mostly, I sipped my beer. I held the can with a napkin and drank it with a straw and tried not to burp too much. But I stayed and had a good time with...

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On the Green Carpet

Y’all. June Ambrose complimented me. I almost wanted to fall out. And Donna Karan stopped to let me interview her when I called her name. I felt like a legit journalist. I woke up on a Saturday at 6:00am to shower, get dressed and make it to Penn Station to board the 7:45am train to Montauk, making stops in Southampton...

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Fake It Until You Make It

“Thank you for calling the New York Times, please say the name of the person you are calling,” a deep voice said on the other end of the phone. I said the name before realizing that I wasn’t taking to a real person but a machine. I felt like such a legit journalist. Mind you, I was calling about a...

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That’s the Smell of Cherry in the Air

Last Wednesday, wait, two Wednesdays ago now, kicked off one of those surreal moments for me. Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Two Fridays ago, my itinerary was messaged to my office, (don’t judge, this is all shiny and new for me), letting me now that I was to be picked up and taken to New York Penn Station and...

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This Little Light of Mine

I knew Wednesday was going to be a good day. Despite the fact that I had to be sitting in front of my computer at work at 8:45 in the am (when I don’t have to be there until 10, usually), I was able to take a long shower, get coffee and manage to put together a fun outfit. Living...

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Gibberish + See Me Play Stylist on HelloBeautiful.com

Yall remember Ryan Leslie? What about his song “Gibberish?” That song was my iiiish senior year of college. Still is. I thought of the song because I have hit command + A like three times now to start this post over. I just can’t seem to make sense of the jumbled mess that’s in my head. So rock with me, hmmk? J.Crew Factory...

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VIDEO: 7 Things I Learned at the IFB Conference

Last Wednesday I attended my very first blogging conference hosted by Independent Fashion Bloggers. I learned a few things I think will be helpful in the future and I want to share. Nevermind that I can’t sit still, either. Smh. Oh, and the article that caused all the controversy I mentioned, you can readhere. And the founder’s apology here. Thanks for watching! I hope...

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Come Chat Style with Me on Clumps of Mascara!

Today, you can check me out on Clumps of Mascara! Brittany was kind enough to ask me to come talk style with her readers and I would be crazy to say no! I heart Brittany and her site. She was the first person I ever wrote a guest post for, it seems like forever ago. Anywayss, this was the perfect opportunity to dish...

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