In light of a new year, it only seemed appropriate to book a hair appointment at Barberella with my friend Chris. I was in dire need of a cut, and Chris is one of my favourite stylists in the city. I'll reveal all the fun we had on tomorrow's post!
For now, here's a peek at the outfit I wore that day. This "shine bright like a dia-mond" dress was a steal of a deal during Boxing Week ($10)...heaven knows I can't resist a deal! Power clashing forever.
Thrifted Hawaiian shirt, leather belt | Joe Fresh dress, tights Dolce Vita "Joust" Boots | H&M sunglasses
I'm not sure how it happened, but I've noticed a shift in my wardrobe. Minor changes, but they are signifying a gradual change. Typically, I shy away from red, a color that intimidates me. Bold, unapologetic and direct, I've been one to select anything other than crimson or scarlet, for fear of inviting too much attention. Perhaps this seems comical coming from someone who frequently wears 3+ patterns in a "power clashing" fashion (as friends have so hilariously defined it), but I really am very shy when it comes to red. In keeping with renewal and a fresh start, it seems like the perfect time to adventure into new directions, both sartorially and in life. Cherry red seemed like the perfect mate to an Aritzia piece that miraculously got consigned at my work. I've been pining for this sweater since I saw this post back in 2010. The sweetly macabre motif encapsulates my tendency to simultaneously be bitingly sarcastic while wearing what is considered "cutesy" clothing. Good things come to those who wait...
Speaking of which, two very special corners of the Internet so kindly featured me recently. First off, Style is Style was mentioned in a super sweet article about winter style on Refinery29(!!!) The fact that Refinery maintains an opinionated, well-informed and socially aware voice while delivering up-to-date fashun news is one of the many reasons I find myself clicking on many of the stories.
My dear friend (who just so happens to be a splendid author among other things...) Christina Cooke and I sat down to discuss what it means to be queer and black, and growing up in environments that were seriously lacking in representations of both. I've been trying to push myself to share my experience, despite how much it terrifies me to be so truthful in such a public space. Christina is one of the most welcoming people I know, so it was easy to feel comfortable sharing some feeeeeeeeelings and thoughts with her. Feel free to take a gander for a conversation that is definitely different than what I typically post on this space. I'm excited to share this one with you!