April 6, 2018

Why Your Dream Matters





Ive had a lot of stop and go moments, those moments when you are moving full steam ahead and then BAM! you come to a halt.....  something has happened and now you're in your head wondering and re-evaluating, if you're on the right path? should you continue? is this really something you should be doing?. When this happens I take time to sit still and listen to GOD and then I proceed, see Ive learned to go with THE PACE OF GRACE and know that my journey my path is for me and me alone. So I encourage you to stay on the path of that dream you keep having, that vision that you see so clearly but haven't figured out how to obtain, Pray, meditate, make a vision board and work on it every single day, step out of your comfort zone, do things that scare you (sidebar: this message is for you and I) achieving greatness Isn't easy but it's absolutely possible. 
Continue to dream. Xx


February 5, 2018

Things to do in 2018

                                    2. Participate in a FLASH MOB



The first flash mobs were created in Manhattan in 2003, by Bill Wasik, senior editor of Harper's Magazine. The first attempt was unsuccessful after the targeted retail store was tipped off about the plan for people to gather. Wasik avoided such problems during the first successful flash mob, which occurred on June 17, 2003 at Macy's department store, by sending participants to preliminary staging areas—in four Manhattan bars—where they received further instructions about the ultimate event and location just before the event began.
More than 130 people converged upon the ninth floor rug department of the store, gathering around an expensive rug. Anyone approached by a sales assistant was advised to say that the gatherers lived together in a warehouse on the outskirts of New York, that they were shopping for a "love rug", and that they made all their purchase decisions as a group. Subsequently, 200 people flooded the lobby and mezzanine of the Hyatt hotel in synchronized applause for about 15 seconds, and a shoe boutique in SoHowas invaded by participants pretending to be tourists on a bus trip.
Wasik claimed that he created flash mobs as a social experiment designed to poke fun at hipsters and to highlight the cultural atmosphere of conformity and of wanting to be an insider or part of "the next big thing". The Vancouver Sun wrote, "It may have backfired on him ... [Wasik] may instead have ended up giving conformity a vehicle that allowed it to appear nonconforming."In another interview he said "the mobs started as a kind of playful social experiment meant to encourage spontaneity and big gatherings to temporarily take over commercial and public areas simply to show that they could" ( Wikipedia) and we all know how truthful they are..... But you get the point and so this is on my list for 2018


                                           This will be me at the LA flash mob
                                                   http://www.dancemobnation.com/

January 31, 2018

Welcome back: Dapper Dan

As a Harlem girl obsessed with fashion, it brings me so much joy that a true Harlem fashion legend, Trendsetter, Culture Icon Dapper Dan will have the ultimate resurgence in the new GUCCI x Dapper Dan Atelier. 
     This 4700 square feet of greatness to open January 2018 will have more than enough room for a                         store front, parlour and on-site production area  http://dapperdanofharlem.com/                            

 The Aetlier will use "GUCCI raw materials, fabrics, prints, embroidered patches and hardware" to make Bespoke Dapper Dan of Harlem garments, so get ready for all the kitschy (and I use that term lovingly) garments Dapper can think up in his masterful mind, roll them in sequins, glitter and fairy dust and let the amazingness begin
Throw back Dapper Dan vs GUCCI Cruise the image that ignited a social media outrage which that ended in a GUCCI x Dapper Dan collaboration, long over due and I'm happy it happened. You can read more about it here https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/8x9xn4/gucci-ruined-culture-by-suing-dapper-dan-now-theyre-ruining-it-by-ripping-him-off












January 29, 2018

Monday Motivation


Its the first day, of the last week, of the first month, of a new year..... make it count.



January 26, 2018

Things to do in 2018

1. LAVENDER PICKING
Lavender is one of the most heavenly scents around and I'm super excited to visit a Lavender farm and engulf myself in what I'm sure will be an unforgettable experience. Peak blooming season is from June to August so you have time to plan :-0 iLuv the fact that most farms have Lavender honey (I love tea) Lavender Ice cream (I will have my lactaid with me) and Lavender infused wine (who wouldn't want to try that!)
Here are some picks to try






January 24, 2018

2018

Happy New Year and Congratulations! we made it to another year :-) And its a fresh start to living our best life (although you can reset and restart at any time) and with each new year there are promises and resolutions to living a better life myself included and I must say, although its a struggle to keep up with allllllll the promises and resolutions for the year, when you do or at least make an honest effort to, the payoff is so rewarding. This year Ive decided to compile a list of things that I will make an effort to do and I wanted to share it in case you needed some ideas. The list is random and in no particular order and as I do I will share, and if you choose to do anything off the list I would Luv to see by email folliclesandfashion@gmail.com or Instagram @folliclesandfashion  
Heres to #livingyourbestlife


November 28, 2017

An Uber Chic Laundry

Growing up in Harlem I never liked going to the Laundromat, but with 4 siblings in the house at some point it was my turn to schlep up and down the avenue soap powder box on the side and all (ugh!).. but then my mother got washing machine from sears and the super came and hooked it up (and if you grew up in a tenement building you know that this was forbidden, because of the strict New York water restrictions) but to GOD be the glory! lol anyhoo fast forward and....
                           
                                                           "AN UBER CHIC LAUNDROMAT GROWS IN BROOKLYN"
Celsious, a NEW and modern eco conscious laundromat in Williamsburg, Brooklyn founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams who moved to New York 5 years ago from Germany both with a fashion background, Corinna a Journalist and Theresa a designer (trained at Central Saint Martins in London, England)
Along side the electrolux washers and dryers, chemical free soaps (you pay for a wash and you get a free cup of environmentally safe detergent by The Simply Company) and water concious machines, is an outdoor patio
And an upstairs cafe serving organic Kombucha, baked goods and CAP beauty matcha drinks
So if you're in Brooklyn and still Schlepping to the laundromat 
go support these smart, amazing and talented sisters.
Keep up with them on instagram 






November 25, 2017

Denim





Denim on denim used to be considered a faux pas, but these days anything goes here are some of my favorite denim combos.

London street style

Opposites attract, this look is uber chic and iLuv that the shorts and pants are the same shade of blue but different washes, this is how denim on denim should look for a cool vibe 


Gucci Street style

GUCCI
iLuv everything about this pic, the carefree vibe of the socks and sandals the square "church lady" shoes paired with the boyfriend jeans... just inLuv