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Sep

Inspired: Back from Europe and in NYC, tasting the rainbow…of hair that is. Shot a few photos of these beautiful people on the streets of NY. I’m so into this cotton candy hair! Might be my next move. I already did the high top fade, though these are very nice. Thanks everyone for contributing your loveliness ;)

01

Jun

I guess I didn’t miss much. I walked to the next block away from my house, and all this was going on…..for like 6 blocks. I got some really cool stuff for super cheap. Like a fox fur purse, for sooooooo cheap (I’ll post pics soon.) I had to get up out of there! It’ so hard not to spend money in Paris, as you can see. 

I live right next door to a really cool boutique called BLESS. Really nice name to live too. BLESS me Lawd! These are photo’s from today’s Bless sample sale, so this isn’t what bless normally looks like. I was gonna get this shirt that had a ton of zippers but I decided against it cause it wasn’t in my current budget. It was 80 euros which is nearly $100. Was that a good choice? Hmmm. I still kinda want that shirt. Well I hope I didn’t miss my BLESSing. 

30

May

Decadence! Made my first visit ever to the Louvre yesterday. The crown jewels and all. It’s insane that people really lived like this. I really dig thes velvet walls, filigree, and gold gold gold!

HUGO BOSS - live fashion show

Just finished watching the Hugo Boss Fashion Show fall/winter 2013 live on youtube. I normally never pay any mind to Hugo Boss, but they some good marketing as I was on youtube :) So I checked it out and it was really sexy. I always thought of Hugo Boos to be mostly made for men and business people. Maybe it is, I don’t know, but they was some really fun furs and colors in there. Super fresh and sleek. You can check out the collection at the link. BTW if you’re in Paris (just to keep it Paris now) here’s the location of the store: Boss Store 115, Avenue des Champs Elysees 75008 Paris

27

May

The style start begins! Red hot lips a Paris :) i loooooove! 

I was on the Champs Elysees and I asked this man where he got his pants from…cause I want them. He told me “Not here, only in Africa.” So I guess all I get is a picture, until I get to Africa. this man is kinda rough around up top, but his pants are everything! 

LES JUMO - "Zoomer"

This is the music of the man in red in the photo, below.

Just as I stepped out of my apt, after just beginning this style blog, I spotted these faaaaaaaaabulous lively folk at the corner, and asked if I could snap a shot to show the world how fly they were. I found out the gentleman in the red…well the only guy in the photo, is a singer who belongs to the group Les Jumo. They all had just finished shooting a video a new Les Jumo song. Nice!

kelliaparis:

Just thought these would look good in that gold frame 

26

May

Wow!!! So my friend Michelle and I had been having this really good discussion about Dutch wax fabrics and African culture vs. African American identity. All this relating to my experience here in Paris as being seen as just an American vs. Black or African American. Long story short we really started raving over these Dutch wax African fabrics,  which many people in the US think are actually African; but they’re not. They are designed by the Dutch, inspired from African fabircs, and made using Indoesian techniques. It’s totally an invented/design hybrid thing. Michelle mentioned that she realize, and I have to agree in some ways, that culture, race, and identity are pretty much cultural invented constructs. The prints are really cool (as you can see) and the meaning of the prints are today fairly casual and Pop. I don’t know the history behind why this is a pattern of a camera or the other is are squares. 
These are bean bags created by Andrea Crews. I took this photo yesterday at the opening Clemence Seilles, who was exhibiting her works of cement encased lighters, cement-like resin sunglasses, and their respective cement sun-glass cases. Really fun! Really heavy ;) 
You can check out her work and info on Andrea Crews here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrea-Crews/155367154514493
http://andreacrews.com/
They make some amazing fashion and happenings around Paris and around the world. 
BTW this post is especially for you! Because I cannot believe I came across the exact pattern you have on your FB profile, so easily and in such a cool place! Muah! 

Wow!!! So my friend Michelle and I had been having this really good discussion about Dutch wax fabrics and African culture vs. African American identity. All this relating to my experience here in Paris as being seen as just an American vs. Black or African American. Long story short we really started raving over these Dutch wax African fabrics,  which many people in the US think are actually African; but they’re not. They are designed by the Dutch, inspired from African fabircs, and made using Indoesian techniques. It’s totally an invented/design hybrid thing. Michelle mentioned that she realize, and I have to agree in some ways, that culture, race, and identity are pretty much cultural invented constructs. The prints are really cool (as you can see) and the meaning of the prints are today fairly casual and Pop. I don’t know the history behind why this is a pattern of a camera or the other is are squares. 

These are bean bags created by Andrea Crews. I took this photo yesterday at the opening Clemence Seilles, who was exhibiting her works of cement encased lighters, cement-like resin sunglasses, and their respective cement sun-glass cases. Really fun! Really heavy ;) 

You can check out her work and info on Andrea Crews here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrea-Crews/155367154514493

http://andreacrews.com/

They make some amazing fashion and happenings around Paris and around the world. 

BTW this post is especially for you! Because I cannot believe I came across the exact pattern you have on your FB profile, so easily and in such a cool place! Muah! 

Colette

check out this link. This is a store that I was told that I’d be stupid to leave Paris without going here. I hear it’s one of the most fun places for shopping for high end fashion. “My sources tell me” (lol I’ve always wanted to say that fro real) that Pharrel W. and Kanye West shop here a lot when they come to Paris. I’ll check it out this week. Hey, I might see Mr. Get Lucky himself  :)

more “before” pics. What I’m putting out isn’t bad…just so safe and everyday, everyday. I wear this sweater jacket and scarf pretty much everyday. These are photos of Paris and London, taken in the course of 1 1/5 months. 

"Before" shot. Can’t forget that damn blue sweater, which I love but I have to admit it’s serving only a functional purpose of keeping me warm, these days.

"Before" shot. Can’t forget that damn blue sweater, which I love but I have to admit it’s serving only a functional purpose of keeping me warm, these days.

Get yo ass out there and ” eat the cookie, buy the shoes!”

Today is the beginning of Style STARt! I was, and still am, keeping a Paris travel blog to share my travels in Paris with family and friends, but In all the photos I look quite boring, actually. I’m seeing all the sites, but not with much much pizaaz! The experience and feeling of being in Paris, is much more fun and visually stimulating than I’ve been documenting it. Not hating on myself, just want to step it up a notch. During  a very very encouraging conversaton with my Aunt today, I’ve decided to start Style start. She was telling me how I’m so fly but I’m not really letting it come out. In essence, she told me to love myself by engaging in how fly I really am.  So this is “the next Grace Jones” (yeah I said it), inviting you to travel along with me as I restart my life, art, music, and style! in Paris

Bisou xoxox