I’ve always loved Sheila E. From the the first time I saw her on some award show in the 1980s until last night on the BET Awards paying tribute to her long-time friend, Prince. After the Billboards disappointed so many fans of the “Purple One”, we’re looking at their TV... Read More
I remember when I met Bill Cunningham. It was a brief, fleeting moment. As I figure it might have been for many who knew of the New York photography legend. It was September – N.Y. Fashion Week – 2011 and I was shadowing my mentor, Mikki Taylor and we were... Read More
For the past five years, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with (at length), soaking in, traveling with, for and to her has brought a level of experience and education that I never expected in August 2011. In totality, it’s changed me. She is like my Yoda in fabulous clothes... Read More
Zo and I absolutely adore visiting our local museum, The High Museum of Art. I love checking my inbox and seeing the monthly newsletters and announcements of goings on and upcomings. However, this particular glance caught my attention and got me more excited about a visit than I have been... Read More
This past Monday the new CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Award winner was announced and I was proud that it’s a woman. An African-American woman at that! Aurora James is the creator of Brother Vellies shoe line and her awesome and eclectic creativity has not only earned her this award, but... Read More
It’s been almost two months and I’m a proud married woman now. My hubby, Alonzo, and I had the most amazing wedding experience simply because it was stress free, fun, completely customized to our taste and … a SURPRISE! Yep, I said surprise. Our invitations let our guests know that... Read More
RAGTRADE Atlanta is, now, a sought after event where designers come to show their designs and introduce themselves to buyers. This year, five designers, including two from the Art Institute of Atlanta, WOW’d the RAGTRADE audience with fashion galore. On October... Read More
Fall is officially here and there are so many trends following the wrap up of 2015 New York Fashion Week that none should feel left out. There’s something for everyone and if you don’t see your “style” then now is the perfect time to try something new. Of course, every... Read More
Meeting Elaina Means at Dantanna’s Tavern in Sandy Springs seemed to be most fitting. She walked toward our table with the biggest smile filled of promise and excitement about what was to come. She’s an artist. A damned good one at that. She sculpts, sketches, designs and encourages others to... Read More
Walking through my favorite department store, Neiman Marcus is a pastime that makes me happy. I get to see old friends (Kim Ritter at the Tom Ford counter included and now a new friend, Grant. Grant approached me with a perfume – which I usually hate for salespeople to do... Read More
With the Atlanta reality TV boom steadily growing and its’ stars, I.e. NeNe Leakes and her new career, adding of new “characters on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta; a $1,500 grant for fashion designers, more movies being filmed in the city than ever before and especially the relocation of Mercedes... Read More
TRIO is a quaint, handsome little haberdashery in midtown Atlanta where execs, corporate hounds and the not so sure gents come to get their threads. From custom made shirts, pants to a complete suit, Mike Hu and his co-owned shop offer most of what you need to be the best... Read More
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a GINORMOUS Janet and Michael Jackson fan. Yes, when Scream was released I was at a near point of mental shock and glad delusions. So, my excitement to see and hear that Janet is gracing us once again with her music talents... Read More
Well, if you haven’t seen the new Ebony Magazine cover with mama Tina Lawson, AKA Beyonce’s mama, then you simply haven’t lived your best life this week. What’s the hold up, folks?! She’s not only is setting the pages on fire (at age 61 I might add) with this vivid... Read More
As a lady in her early 20’s, Megan Cash is full of vision and savoir-faire. Her gift for class and elegance is what led her to create the appropriately named, Lord & Lady Co. A brand that brings old world charm and elegance to a new generation. It all started... Read More
Ciara is the new face of Roberto Cavalli. Dior(R) has superstar Rihanna in a video short. Beyoncé has a collab relationship with Topshop and the wonderful Giuseppe Zanotti. Is it necessary now that when you finally – after years of hard work, dedication, sweat, tears and blood – get your... Read More
A photo posted by Kyemah McEntyre (@mindofkye) on Jun 7, 2015 at 7:04am PDT Slay has been the word of the decade for the fashion community. It’s been used in every red carpet ceremony, movie premiere or runway. It’s even been nominated by popular demand to be laid to rest... Read More
As much as we love summer, including the beach, wearing bathing suits is not always a favorite summer experience. It's basically wearing your underwear in public! However, ShalaJa has taken some of the sting out of it and designed look for all body types and she admits that her suits were created for comfort. Which I've learned is key.
“I never thought at the age of 13 ‘d be a role model, but having young girls look up tome is pretty cool.” The beauty of it is, it’s not just girls but adult women. Her strength, both mental and physical, is an inspiration to women – and I’m sure she helped some men and boys out there think twice about what doing something “like a girl” means.
One thing that catches my attention immediately when I walk in is the color. Not just the decor, but the colors of the dresses, blouses, tops, sweaters, jewels, gems, trousers and all other delightful pieces. Without warning, I bought a knit top by California brand, Blu Pepper and am so excited about wearing this with my favorite jeans...
In a time when rights were denied, lives were taken unjustly, education was forbidden – all for the African-American race – there was always a lingering sense of pride that helped an entire race of people keep their heads held high. In those times, even when there was not much... Read More
Great artwork is priceless but if you have to put a price on it be sure the price acknowledges the art. Patrons do not appreciate art when it is sold below its value...
I’m standing at the showcase looking at the beautiful jewelry and in walks this highly distinguished gentleman and he gives me a coy wave and walks over. (Luckily, I took the time to search the Internet to see what Roberto Coin looked like – his ads only show his jewels!)... Read More
OK. Let’s get this straight. I’m a lover of all things beautiful, artistic and lovely. Right now. Today. At this very moment, there’s a growing area in Buckhead called, wait for it …Buckhead Atlanta that is very reminiscent of a smaller Rodeo Dr.! There you will find Moncler, Hermes, L’Occitane,... Read More
Billie Hilliard: Living Her Purpose, One Heirloom at a Time Oftentimes when we hear that someone is a jewelry maker, we imagine plastic wires, colorful and exquisite beads and other trinkets that make up the intricate hobbies and careers of artists all over the world. But not always does being... Read More
Tim Scott, Atlanta designer While designer, Tim Scott, is still studying at Bauder College perfecting his craft and completing his senior project, he can already imagine himself working with famed designer, Martin Margiela. A spot at the table with Margiela would be a dream come true for Scott. “The artistic... Read More