Designer Uche Ibezue Presents African Arts & Fashion Week DC 2015

Designer Uche Ibezue Presents African Arts & Fashion Week DC 2015

Deciding to go to such a fabulous event at the last minute can be a challenge so this is why every fashionista must have fabulous pieces in her closet at all times. I was prepared so no worries about having something fabulous to wear. The biggest challenge that I face when I attend an event where I am Press is figuring out how I can look fabulous with the reality that I will be working on my feet with heavy equipment for hours. To be quite honest most of the time I dress super casual but I wanted to look amazing as a guest in the Embassy of Nigeria so I pulled out this fabulous Vintage Couture dress and I must say that I looked and felt fabulous plus it was so comfortable to work in too! My ensemble was a hit at the event and I was asked to be interviewed by several media outlets and I was asked to take lots of pictures with guests and other members of the press. It was a beautiful night and I even managed to capture a few fabulous images and some video footage (see youtube video below).

MCM Teams up with Beats by Dr. Dre

MCM Teams up with Beats by Dr. Dre

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a lover of all things MCM...especially vintage MCM so I am excited about the recent collaboration with MCM + Beats by Dr. Dre. These are not your average headphones and I am not sure that I would even be comfortable wearing them in some public places but I sure would love to have a pair of these Lovelies once they are released.

Honoring My GrandQueen Mother Christine Richard, The Richard Family Matriach

Honoring My GrandQueen Mother Christine Richard, The Richard Family Matriach

On April 1, 2015, Christine Minnie Richard, the Matriarch of the Richard family departed this life at GW Hospital and joined the Ancestors. Born Minnie Christine Vernon, she entered this life in Queen City (Charlotte), North Carolina on June 7, 1928 to the late Beulah and Benjamin Vernon.

As a teenager Christine left the rural roads of Queen City and migrated to the North on a quest for a "better life" and settled in the SW section of Washington, DC. Christine met World War II Veteran Percell Edgar Richard, Sr. who had also migrated to DC for a "better life" and after a short courtship Christine and Percell were married on October 31, 1948. Shortly after, the couple purchased their own home on Independence Avenue SE where 6 children (2 boys and 4 girls) were added to their union.

Christine worked several jobs before she settled down at the Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home where she retired after years of dedicated service. During her retirement Christine and her sister / best friend Lucille "Gem" Morris traveled to beautiful, exotic locations around the world by themselves and with their children and grandchildren. Christine loved to do crossword puzzles, watch TV and play Kings in the Corner; a game she taught her children and grandchildren.

Christine was preceded in death by her parents Beulah and Benjamin Vernon, husband Percell E. Richard, Sr., daughters Belinda Richard, Wanda Richard and Rhodie Richard-Douglas, daughter in law Michelle Richard, brother Floyd Vernon, sisters Mildred Vernon, Hazeline Vernon and Lucille "Gem" Vernon Morris, grandchild Justin R. Williams, Great-Grandchildren Corey Knight, Jr. and Joel Richard.

Christine is survived by her four loving children; Mary "Cookie" Williams (Justin C. Williams), Percell "PC" Richard, Jr. (Nora Richard), Rosalind "Judy" Richard and Lynnard Richard, Sr., 13 Grandchildren, 35 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren. Her legacy continues on in the bloodlines of these individuals and her spirit will continue to shine for an eternity.

The June by June Ambrose Collection is BACK Lovies

The June by June Ambrose Collection is BACK Lovies

Fashionista + Rock Mom + Celebrity Fashion Stylist + TV Host + Entrepreneur June Ambrose is EVERYTHING! I love the beauty + strength + spirit of this woman which is why I have an entire Pinterest board featuring her and all of her fabulosity. As a sunglasses + shades lover I am a BIG FAN of June's larger than life eye-wear and I can not wait to finally own a pair of her sunnies from her collection when time + funds permit. June appears to be all about living her life and loving her style which is inspirational to so many people including me.