Fashion Friday

Please don’t drag me! I know I should’ve taken a better photo, but I was on my way to the airport, and I really didn’t have the opportunity but at least I took a photo! Can we celebrate the small wins? I love a good leather jacket, bonus if its not black, so this Samantha Sipos design was screaming my name, when I was browsing Rent the Runway. I paired it with a fifteen twenty white tie front top, that was actually heavier fabric that I realized. Although the detail is left out, the sleeve are blk/white stripped, which was a nice twist to a white shirt. My favorite GAP Jeans, Converse tennis shoes, and a patterned headband rounded out this week’s #FashionFriday

PS. I felt so damn cute! Not a Soul could tell me a thing! Not a Word!

Fashion Fridays

While it was still in the low 70’s I scheduled a fall shoot in Chicago, because it was SUPPOSED to be colder … well I still rocked it! There should be something said about pairing Leopard print with Plaid … DO IT! The shoot reminded me of the first day of school, going to the football games. Fun Fact: During my first two years of high school, my boyfriend was a varsity football player who continued his education at Ohio State. This photoshoot ultimately is a nod to him, and my freshman year in Baltimore.

Tristan J.

Sex And the city

I don’t know if Sex and the City, television series, is supposed to be binged but besides the occasional one liner, these four women are annoying af. Well, Samantha Jones doesn’t really annoy me, but Charlotte, Carrie and Miranda, OMG, HELP ME! I just started season four, and I am not sure I’m going to be able to get through the rest of the series. Yes, this is my first time watching all the episodes, so maybe they are meant to be watched WHILE you live your daily life, and since I’m still in quarantine, I just watch them all willy nilly. Only Samantha knows exactly who she is, and lives in her purpose, and KNOWS WHO SHE IS. The rest of the ladies, put on airs, for whomever they might be dating, which never works out cuz at some point they have to be themselves.

I know, I know, I might get kicked out of womanhood for being truly annoyed by these women but I am sorry. I think I’ve learned my lesson to stretch out the time in between each episode cuz WTF! But the fashion is on point, so there’s that.

Tristan Jonez.

One Night Only (Atl)

Surprisingly I’ve only been to Atlanta once. A city that’s such a historic epicenter, I can’t understand why I haven’t been interested in going before.

One Night Only Consists of three parts, The Arts, Food and Culture. Right now, let’s explore The Arts. SCAD, The Savannah College of Arts and Design, has SCAD FASH, museum of fashion and Film, which initially wasn’t on my radar, but I was lead to explore. Quick Story, the museum’s entry is ‘car friendly’, it’s easily accessible thru the parking garage but you know I’m walking. So I ended up walking pass the parking garage, then walking back and thru the garage, but it’s only key accessible on the ground flr. So I had to walk to the first floor to get to the elevator, to gain access to the fourth floor! Extensive but, the exhibit was worth every bead of sweat acquired.

The space houses two exhibits at the same time usually but a new exhibit was being installed which opens later this month on the 22nd. An intimate space, which allows personal attention from the curator, was a nice change from the major museums we usually experience. The exhibit, Form & Function: Shoe Art by Chris Frances, an iconic Los Angeles based artist, who explores the blurred lines of art, fashion and functionality. The exhibit continues through December 8th.

Jonez.

In the Name of Fa$hion

The focus was/is the army fatigue sequin pencil skirt from Le Superbe. Everyone always treats army fatigue as a neutral color so I followed the trend and paired it with a outrageous pink tee shirt with a random banana print. As y’all know I’ve been stepping outside of my comfort zone of jeans and a tee shirt so I shocked myself that this paired together so well.

Ladies, I know we can be hard on ourselves about gaining or loosing weight but work on whatever it is you’re stressing over. You see that fupa in the photo, a month ago i would’ve done everything to ‘pose’ it out of my shot, but in reality I’ve embraced what I don’t necessarily love about my body, while slowly making diet and lifestyle changes.

Tristan J.

In the Name of Fa$hion

My flight attendant classmate turned lil sister Lavonna has been advising me for months that I need to create a fashion site, or a YouTube but nah. I’m just too shy to be creating videos, although I know I do them every time I’m at Rent the runway during #dressingroomchronicles. In my defense, I’m only doing an intro and outro, the focus is solely on the clothes. I love clothes, to me it slightly differs from loving fashion. Fashion is what is created when clothing it pieced together, along with the confidence to pull off whatever you’ve pieced together. I like fashion, I like what I’m able to do when I’m allowing myself to try new looks, when I allow myself to take risks.

I’ve been using Rent the Runway for a little over a year but my time is coming to a close … at least for a little while. After August 20th, I will no longer be a unlimited subscription member. Saying that out loud saddens me but creating a routine in Dallas takes priority for now.

Who know what I’m going to do for clothing now. Ugh! Guess it’s back to jeans and tee shirts. Pray for me y’all!

Jonez.

Portugyal

 

I’ve grown so fond of Lisbon, Portugal and I cannot wait until I return! Such a colorful and lively city! And the graffiti! I can only think of Barcelona, off the top of my head, coming close to having such an abundance of graffiti! I would’ve loved to stage a photoshoot with unlimited clothing options. A city blended with old world accents mixed with a new version, a younger versions of what it means to be a creative. I would also like to believe just by being in the city, my perception of what it means to be fashionable has grown as well. I was able to mix colors, patterns and prints, to however I saw fit!

Please as soon as you can, get yourself to Lisbon! I look forward to your transformation as a product of your visit. Have you already been? Please let me know all about your visit!

Tristan J.