Be-YOU-tiful

I was featured bout a weeeekkk ago. week ago. lol. Well last week was full of surprises. I was featured on THE Wendy Williams show as the “Instagram look of the day” and received a cute little gift in the mail too. Also, I was featured on FashionBombDaily as the “Bombshell of the day”. (click the link)

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Be confident in the skin you are in. At this age in my life, no one can touch my self-esteem. It is the ESTEEM of mySELF. How can you allow someone to destroy how you feel… about you?

You are Be-YOU-tiful !!!

Source of Knowledge

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After a life changing abundance of fun being involved in Mercedes Benz Fashion week- New York, How can my week possibly get any better? I spoke too soon. I unexpectedly had a great experience while in Newark, NJ. Besides the many horror stories you heard about the area it’s different when you explore a place with your own two eyes. Because my friend likes to sleep (over 12 hours to be exact) I decided I wouldn’t stay in wasting my morning away. Siri directed me to the nearest bookstore. How convenient 4 minutes walking distance, “Source of Knowledge“. What a powerful name I thought.

I arrived with the aroma of calming scents and positive vibes. A place so welcoming I spent 2 hours in. Not a huge place but an overwhelming selection of books from Blueprint for Black Power, Kemetic diet, Zane books and the newest The pussy trap 2. I left with two books I’ll most likely complete this week, Think and Grow Rich : A Black Choice by Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Kill. Mastery by Robert Greene. Also, a DVD I that was playing while I was shopping around that kept drawing me in. Hidden Colors 1,2,and 3 !! I brought the entire collection lol.

I’ve gained so much knowledge from my prestigious University but I’ve truly received majority of my knowledge from “me time” spent in local libraries reserving and requesting books of my chocie. Being that I’m not sure where life will take me, I don’t always purchase books or my collection of books would be a library, itself. Money well spent. I love coming encounter with other individual who recognize my value as a Black Goddess and feed my mind with an intellectual conversation. My new traveling goal as, “The Blonde Historian” is wherever I am to explore the nearest bookstore.

Knowledge is power

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I MET GOD SHES BLACK tee

sheer yellow lace skirt : ZARA

 

NYFW Streetstyle SS2015

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OUTFIT DETAILS: fluffy multicolor top: Cynthia Rowley. Skirt: Kenneth Cole.

Hair: By Kim @idlelocs. Photos By: Quistyle

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has been truly an unforgettable experience. I had the pleasure of assisting Candace Marie. She is truly amazing and inspirational person. Attending shows, constantly charging our phones and keeping up with all the photographers was a blast! We were on the run!

OUTFIT DETAILS: dress: American Apparel. Vest: Zara. NEON Clutch: F21 . Shoes : Aldo.

 

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Thanks for the features !!!! Stay tuned for more . . .

To produce flowers; Blossom.

Every flower must grow through dirt.

DSC_0388DSC_0407Sometimes you have to step back and smell the roses. Granted these flowers were fake but that doesn’t take away from the value of joy it brought me for those few moments. I’ve had to realize that, “Nothing will ruin your 20’s more than thinking you should have your life together already.” It’s a process and a journey that I’ve learned to go with the flow. As I continue to work hard everything will fall into place.DSC_0419

Thrift & Rip

i am colorful . i am energized . i am inspired .

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I’m versatile when it comes to what I wear. I truly feel most comfortable in street styled clothing. Of course, I got stares of my shirt being half in half out but I am confident whenever I step anywhere past my mailbox. I don’t care if I’m in second-hand goods. Regardless, of the millions I plan to make in the future my love for the thrift shop won’t ever die.

BLONDE MOMENT: The earliest known thrift/”charity” shop was in 1899 selling goods that were made by blind people to raise money. It’s obviously more popular now for different reasons such as, for those who are frugal, environmentalist, or fashionistas like myself on a hunt for one of kind items.DSC_0442DSC_0449

 

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The Blonde Historian. Who is she?

DSC_0636The Name: The Blonde Historian, just… came to me. I have my Bachelors degree from THE University of Florida in History. I took courses that were fascinating yet complex as Politics and violence in Africa since 1800, the transformation of capitalism, medieval Germany, the Holocaust, to Salem witch trials of 1692. I love to read, research and apprehend the question of who, what, when, where, why?

I’m a woman of many hats yet the career path I’ve chosen to pursue is a personal stylist. Perfecting my craft is my priority. In my humble opinion, I’m talented with having a keen eye for fashion. As Will Smith said, “Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.” My head has been in the books exploring the origin of fashion history. My mind goes 0-100, REAL QUICK. I’m infatuated with how fashion lives in cycles. For example, in recent months we’ve heard the catchy phrase “what’s a waist” coined by entrepreneur premadonna. The corset is back in style but the corset was originally created in the 16th century. I love how clothes continue to evolve. My hunger for fashion in me doesn’t stop. We are a fortunate generation to literally obtain information at our fingertips. Thank you Larry Page and Sergey Brin for creating GOOGLE!

All in all, my blog name speaks for itself being I am blonde and I have a strong passion for history. I’m here to share fashion history facts, style tips, motivate you and share my personal style/feelings. I want to feed your mind because knowledge is power. Our men and women need to feel encouraged about who they are on the inside, not torn down for not looking like an unrealistic ideal of beauty.

If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion- Michelle Obama.

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Who is she?

My world .

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as i patiently waited my world was changed forever . she kept the the family including me on my toes . First time being an auntie and words can’t express how thankful i am . healthy baby girl . the beautiful british ethiopian has arrived . i’m so in love in love with ZOEY . 

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