Its been another whirlwind year. And life keeps changing, just when I think I’ve got a path nailed down life turns dramatically in a new direction, heading down roads I never thought I’d travel down.
Still, Momma is a Rolling Stone, and I stay welcome to all the new adventures life seems to bring my way.
A few months ago I was traveling around the country, hawking my bosses clothing line at trade shows, looking for a new line of work, and hating the grind. Now I’m freelancing and picking up strange odd work wherever I can find it. But I’m not worried, life comes full circle, I’ve got plans, plans may take years but I’ve got nothing but time.
It’s not about “making a dollar out of fifteen cents,” but about making the resources I have work for me. I’ve started working on my business plan again, tweaking it and evolving it into a life path. The idea is to have a clothing store that marries street wear and high fashion, taking cues from contemporary art, hip-hop, and travel. I figure, I can’t expect people to help me with my dream if I havent communicated what the plan is. This blog is where I plan to keep publicly evolving the theme and style that will eventually be MY store.
I find myself really passionate about the mixing of “new blood” and “old-blood” within the fashion industry. I love to watch new designers begin to evolve personal style sensibilities while filtering through the influence of designers, artists, and music that inspires them. I find myself forever saddened by the designers I admire that have passed, but keep looking to the new generation of designers to breathe life into an industry I have always loved.
At the end of the day, it’s the love I have for this wacky fashion industry that keeps me working to owning my own piece. It’s not just about having my own clothing store, its about expanding and bringing street art and culture with me. It’s about building MY brand, and parlaying that into my life’s work, and being proud of the contribution I’ve made, its another never ending journey. Momma really IS a Rolling Stone. And don’t you ever fucking forget it
This divine little vest comes from Yellowcake, who will soon be featured on the newest season of Project Runway. It’s sweet design with a classic eye for classic craftsmanship. Ontop of having a wise eye for design, 15% of all Yellowcake’s profit goes to non-profit organizations, fashion that gives back is always en vogue.
The price point on this delightful vest is beyond reasonable at $72.00. It also comes in eggplant, mustard, houndstooth(my fave in any fabrication), and ivory.
And dont think I’ve forgotten my fellow plus sized fashionistas! Monif C just
debuted her fall/winter 2010 collection, and I’m dazzled with all the new pieces hitting the shelves. I love Monif C for bringing the convertible dress to the plus sized woman, the brands claim to fame is a circle skirt with attached sashes that help transform the dress and offer endless styling options. They’ve now launched a new convertible dress, “The Marilyn” its sexy ruching makes the dress flattering on variety of shapes.
I’m obsessed with origami, and these “Paper Crane” earrings from Melody Ehsani via Karmaloop are perfect any way you slice it. Dress them down with a wife beater, jeans and cardigan, or dress them up as the statement accessory paired with your little black dress. I particularly like the little etching details and lightweight design.
Check back next week for more style picks!