Walk It Out (Video)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Every model has her own walk. When she's strutting down the runway, she owns it. With every sway of her body, she commands the center of attention. Ok, maybe on a good day. We've all seen those models who look a hot mess once they hit the catwalk. They're trying too hard trying to work it like Naomi Campbell or they look lost like a kid who can't find her mom in a department store. You know exactly what I'm talking about. When all eyes are on you, the chances you'll crash and burn are pretty high. And let's be real... the way you walk normally is not the way you strut on the runway. You've got to not only do the clothes justice but give a good show. The last thing you want is for uppity fashionistas to be underwhelmed after they see so-and-so's latest collection at New York Fashion Week. The clothes were hideous and the models were soooo boring. Remember, people want to be entertained!


Monochromatic with NARS

Friday, September 25, 2015

All you need is one color. Oftentimes we complicate makeup. We think we need to wear a thousand different products on our faces to look pretty and that is totally not true. A few weeks ago I worked with makeup artist Renee Loiz who showed me the beauty in simplicity. Her concept was inspired by a NARS campaign from over a decade ago featuring models Naomi Campbell and Alek Wek. In that gorgeous imagery one single coppery hue was used to create dimension. Renee decided to re-imagine that using a tone that would pop against my skin and is ideal for fall.


Braids Out! (Video)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Goodbye summer. Hello fall! My cornrows were such a relief from having to style my hair on a regular basis. I know I said I was only going to keep my Ghana braids a few weeks, but that turned into months. You know how the summers are. It's too hot to want to bother to do your hair. So, yes... I kept my natural hair plaited up. That time away was such a blessing to my curls, but it's time for a new 'do. Or shall I say, the return of the mack?


Defining Beauty & BeautyCon (Video)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I talk about beauty a lot in this space. I love skincare, makeup, but I'm also interested in what's underneath all that. The person inside. Maybe that's why I was invited to moderate a panel at BeautyCon LA about Defining Beauty produced by Maker Studios and sponsored by Shea Moisture. I shared a stage with some of YouTube's best including Naptural85, DailyCurlz, SimplyBiancaAlexa, and also the CEO of Shea Moisture Richelieu Dennis. Do you know who showed up to see us? None other than Grammy-winning singer, vlogger, and cool girl Chrisette Michele. Talk about a magnificent soul!