CURLFEST 2017: Floral Romper + Fulani Inspired Braids

It’s been some time since my last style post and I wanted to share my look from CURLFEST 2017. CURLFEST is an annual Natural Hair and Beauty event held in Prospect Park Brooklyn. Naturals from all over the world come together to celebrate the Natural Hair Community and support Black Owned Businesses. With the potential to be in photos, I chose to wear a floral romper and sneakers with Fulani...

How To Celebrate Junkanoo Carnival Weekend 

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Weekend

There’s always a uniqueness to every city and country that hosts Carnival. Needless to say, I was extremely excited to be invited by Bahamas Tourism to this year’s Junkanoo Carnival Weekend in Nassau. Celebrating its third year the Junkanoo Carnival is a celebration of the Bahamian culture and heritage. If you’ve never experienced mas in the Bahamas, here are some ways to celebrate Junkanoo Carnival Weekend. Learn About the Junkanoo Culture...

10 Music Festivals to Attend This Summer

10 Music Festivals to Attend This Summer

Outside of cultural and architectural travel, music is something I love. Live bands are everything to me. I have musicians in my family and remember going to sleep with my father playing his bass guitar. Coachella is over and Fyre Festival was a major fail, but what about the more affordable summer festivals for music lovers? Break out the body suits, body paint, crop tops and mini shorts, here are...

Beat it Like Pan: My Favorite Moments from Machel Monday 

Machel Monday - The Journey of a Soca King

Carnival is a few days away and I don’t think I’ve ever missed it so much. Even though I’m not in Trinidad, I had the opportunity to watch Machel Monday through various sources on Facebook Live. It sure didn’t help my FOMO, but I loved it! There were tons of highlights throughout the show, but here are my favorite moments from Machel Monday – “Journey of a Soca King”. Read Also: 5...

Marta Scarampi Ready-To-Wear Soft Launch Party

Marta Scarampi Soft Launch Party

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Italian designer, Marta Scarampi’s soft launch party in SoHo debuting her ready-to-wear collection, launching in January 2017. The line features limited-edition garments inspired by occasions including Business, Cocktail, Weekend, Party and Gala.    Here are some of the pieces from the Ready to Wear Line The Weekend Collection brings high-style to the streets, with pants, blouses, and outerwear made to keep you looking calm,...

Girls Night Out for TORUK – The First Flight

Girls Night Out for TORUK - The First Flight

[box]I was provided complimentary tickets for TORUK – The First Flight in exchange for my honest opinion. All photos are credited to Errisson Lawrence for Cirque du Soleil[/box] A few days after returning from Greece, my cousin and I continued with her birthday celebration at the Barclay’s Center for the opening night of Cirque Du Soleil’s TORUK – The First Flight. We were still adjusting to the time differences, but were excited for our first Cirque...

Indo-Caribbean Style at Bazodee the Movie Premiere

[box]Jewelry and shirt were provided for the movie premiere.[/box] Excited about covering Bazodee the Movie as press, the question of ‘what to wear?” stayed in my mind. Going with the African-Indian theme of the movie, I wanted to include NYC Urban, Indian and Caribbean looks, so I came up with what I call an “Urban-Beti”. Beti is a Hindi word that means daughter and sometimes woman in India and Indo-Caribbean cultures. The top half...

5 Reasons to Support Bazodee the Movie

5 Reasons to Support Bazodee the Movie

[box]I was provided press passes to the Bazodee movie premiere in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.[/box] BA•ZO•DEE (adj) A state of confusion; a state of love Last week Soca lovers along with men and women within the film and Caribbean entertainment industry gathered at the Play Station Theater witnessing Caribbean history for Bazodee the movie premiere. Bazodee is a Bollywood-like Caribbean musical and the first movie released by...