Should You Photoshop Your Face or Body on Instagram?

CROP & EDIT With the lovely women who inspire me on @sheiconic and my favorite curve models like La’Tecia Thomas and Iskra Lawrence, I’m learning how to become more comfortable in my skin. Ashley Graham taught me that your beauty can change someone’s life because confidence in who you are inspires others. I realized when…

What Does it Really Mean to Make a Fashion Statement?

BECOME A STANDOUT Sequins, platform sneakers, giraffe print and purple faux fur take ordinary outfits to the next level while captivating glances from unknown eyes. By several definitions, wearing new or different styled clothes that draw attention from others is a fashion statement. As the industry encourages, star-studded style is provoked by making bold trendy…

My Style Revelation Through a Pair of H&M Jeans

VALUE OF PERSONAL STYLE What makes fashion so great is its conveyance of mood and behavior expressed raw through one piece of clothing. As I’m getting older, I’m finding myself drawn more to the 90s fashion aesthetic with an admiration for the bohemian lifestyle. We define fashion, it doesn’t define us. I feel the need…

Are You Going Broke Trying to be a Fashion Blogger?

BREAKING INTO THE INDUSTRY My ultimate dream is to work in the fashion industry, whether it’s a stylist, fashion editor for a popular magazine/blog or public relations specialist for a high-end brand, I want to contribute my perspective to the industry one way or another. Discovering you CAN become all those things through the blogging…

sheICONIC Celebrates ALL Stylish Women

WHAT IS sheICONIC? Although some of my favorite brands cater to one body type and showcase it through their ads, I wanted to highlight how fashionistas come in various forms, shapes and sizes. Every one was created different but equally beautiful. Let’s use our unique attributes to unite us as one. We were all created…

I Try on Shorts for the First Time in Over 10 Years

SIZE DOESN’T MATTER After twenty-three minutes of walking the mall, I made my way through the glass doors of Forever 21. Skipping a beat because I saw belted pants, polka dot bow-tie tops and high-cut swimwear. Summer is almost here, and the stores were celebrating its arrival. I had one thing on my mind, maxi…

How to Develop Your Personal Style

REDEFINING THE MEANING OF STYLE I could write for hours explaining several wardrobe tips to discover your personal style. Honestly, no piece of fabric, trendy movement or designer handbag will make you fashionable. Of course you heard style is about expressing yourself but you will not meet your full potential until you explore your inner…

Ashley Graham: The SUPER-ROLE Model

REVAMPING THE FASHION INDUSTRY A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty & Power Really Look Like, super model Ashley Graham proves with optimism, perseverance and faith you can gather the strength to take hold of what you want. Only you set the limitations to the things you can and cannot have, take responsibility and go for what you want. Once Graham…

Is the Body Positive Movement Inclusive or Exclusive?

WHAT IS BODY ACCEPTANCE? Now when we say body positive are we being inclusive or exclusive? Sometimes I see campaigns promoting body confidence, but it only features one body type. Whether it’s a strong athletic build or the beautiful plus size, I always notice promotions geared towards one category.  A demonstration of my point is in the…