As one of the very few black women working in this field, it pains me to see how little we are represented on the catwalk, front row and backstage.
We need to start stripping away the negative self talk, dialogue, thinking, and comments we make to ourselves and each other. I have definitely enjoyed my life more by filling it with love rather than with hate.
Body love is driving to work in the morning and not judging the different-sized women that run past us on the sidewalk. It's going shopping and not eyeing up the woman next to us trying on clothes that we decide are too tight on her.
Is there anything that feels more Autumn-like than a crisp pair of... jeans? The answer is no, no there isn't. But with so many options in terms of rises and styles, it's no wonder a girl can get overwhelmed when shopping for the perfect pair of jeans to fall in love with.
Increasingly, going into business for yourself or embarking on a new career doesn't just require setting up shop and acquiring the necessary skills for success. It's about paying fees and meeting arbitrary government requirements.
We want women over 60 to be proud of their bodies and we want them to celebrate their personal sense of style. At the same time, we don't shy away from addressing common concerns that the women in our community have.
My friend Lara whispered loudly to me as she leaned across the table at a restaurant in a part of town high-end enough that women could afford Brazilians, but old-guard enough that they wouldn't talk about it over their pecan-crusted tilapia.
Fashion week is about a week with no sleep. It's about the internal struggle between ordering Adrienne's pizza at 11 pm or fitting into your dress. It's about juicing the next day because you regret how much pizza you ate.
From the airport to the board room, I want to make sure I look my best and, most importantly, well-rested! Here are a few of my favorite go-to products for travel to ensure you look fabulous from take-off to touchdown.
Don't appreciate close contact? No problem. The fanny pack creates a tangible boundary with anyone who likes to "hug it out."
Women's footwear has its own history. "Heels" as a type has fallen in and out of popular fashion several times since WWII, most notably in the late 1990s when lower heels and even flats prevailed. Now we hear that "flats are back!"
The movement often fails to challenge the very paradigm that encouraged women to chemically process their hair and thereby prevented them from remaining natural, in the first place.
My high school had kick a** people and I like what they have all become so all of a sudden now I am wearing this thing because I'm sentimental and proud of my high school class.
As a woman who's been in the spa business as a therapist and a manager for over five years, I've basically seen everything -- the good, the bad, the downright awkward. Not to mention, like all massage therapists, I put up with a seemingly endless stream of "happy ending" jokes all. the. time.
No matter what's hitting the runway, there are 10 real life items, or categories of items, nearly every working woman should have in her closet...
The high of being one of the first to spot a breaking news tweet got so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night searching for my iPhone while laying between my Egyptian cotton sheets.
Fret not, because I've got you covered. Sartorially anyway. Worrying about whether or not your plus one will be as cute as your outfit is completely up to you.