Think Thursday: Sisterhood! 

 
Sisterhood is a special bond between two or more women (not always blood-related) who honour, respect and love each other. Well, I happen to have a blood-sister who fits that description whom I want to recognize today, not only because it’s her birthday but also for her constant care, generosity, trust, open heart, time and unconditional love. 

God knew what He was doing when He picked you as my big sister. He knew you and I would create the perfect sisterhood

I thank God for you and for blessing you with another year. May He grant your heart’s desires. Happy birthday!

(Images via StarInMoi, Pinterest.com, Nikisgroove on Etsy)

Happy Thursday! ❤️xo

Talk Tuesday: Love Outlives Us All!

 
I love this quote by R. Queen that I just had to share. It serves as a reminder that life is just too short to let love pass you by. If you love something, love it with all of your heart & soul. Go after what you love, fight for it and never let it go or take it for granted. Say it, show it and repeat. 

Love outlives is all! 

Happy Tuesday! ❤️xo

 

You Will Bend But Never Break!

 

God brings you through things but He will never give you more than you can take. He knows your strength better than you will ever know and with Him by your side, who can be against you right?!…No one! God knows your limits and He will allow you to bend further than you can ever imagine. You may not know that you are more flexible than a rubber band but you are. Although rubber bands can break when overstretched or over time, trust in God and you will never break. 

You will bend but never break!

(Image via Indulgy.com)

Happy Sunday! ❤️xo

Hairspiration: Naturalistas!

In honour of tomorrow’s event, Natural Hair Congress Canada, held at the Loft Hotel in Montreal (see blog post here), here are a few inspiration boards featuring naturalistas.

         

(Images via Pinterest.com)

Happy Friday! ❤️xo 

Natural Hair Congress Canada!

 
This Saturday, June 27th 2015, the Loft Hotel will be hosting the 1st ever Natural Hair Congress Canada (NHCC) in Montreal (314 Sherbrooke East to be exact) exclusively dedicated to the beauty & care of curly, kinky, wavy or locked hair. Presented by the Inhairitance salon boutique, this all-day event features speakers and panelists such as Stacey McKenzie (top model, judge on Canada’s Next Top Model as well as Founder of Walk This Way Workshops INC), Audrey Sivasothy (author of The Science of Black Hair), Nerissa Irving (lecturer and editor of Kamoy Magazine) and Marième Ndiaye (spokesperson and singer)…need I say more?!…(But I will)…

         

At NHCC, you will have access to a great selection of natural hair and body products, get priceless advice and feedback on personal hair challenges (we all know about that right?!), take part of the discussion with the panelist on burning issues, share experiences and hair stories and dwell in the oasis of wellbeing. Also, you will not want to miss the hairstyling competition & hair show; where 5 Canadian specialized stylists in naturally curly hair compete for 1st place in a live stage competition and where Natural Hair experts across Canada show off their talents & skills, signature styles and wedding inspirations. All of this followed by mixing and mingling with sounds presented by an all-women collective Amazon DJ Crew. So, I can go on and on about this event, but truth is, you need to be there. Everyone is welcome! 

Here’s the showdown:

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m – Conferences (2) / Workshops (6) / Panels (2)

8:00 p.m – Live Hairstyling Competition 

9:00 p.m – Inhairitance Hair Show / After-Party 

Click here for more information about NHCC and get your tickets here.

Complete Package $65 / Conferences $45 / Hair Show $25

“Only a few specialists are trained to cut and care for curly textured hair. Each curl has its size and personality. We hope through this conference to offer an exchange platform on aesthetics but also on socio-political aspect of wearing our naturally curly and kinky hair” explains Abisara Machold, owner of Inhairitance and founder of the Natural Hair Congress Canada.

You really don’t want to miss this event. This is the First congress exclusively dedicated to the curly hair movement in Canada. I hope to see you there!

(Images via www.naturalhaircongress.com & www.Inhairitance.ca)

Happy Wednesday! ❤️xo 

Talk Tuesday: Life Is Tough…!

  

No one said life would be easy. If it were, there would be no room to grow, to learn and to better ourselves. Who wants a boring life anyway?! Life is meant for us to live and learn, to gain experience, to challenge ourselves, to go through the good and the bad, to explore and to push ourselves to be the best we can be. We go through it because we are able. When there is a will, there’s a way. So every time you go through a rough patch in life, remind yourself that “Life is tough but so are you.”

(Image via unknown)

Happy Tuesday! ❤️xo

Happy Father’s Day!

 
Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers who were, are and will be, including those who take on the role gracefully. May you be celebrated not only today but always!

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. (‭Psalm‬ ‭68‬:‭5‬ NIV)

Happy Sunday! ❤️xo

Africa Fashion Week Montreal Recap (Part 2)!

 

Earlier this week, I shared Part 1 of Africa Fashion Week Montreal (AFWMTL), an innovative annual event which aims to celebrate African and Caribbean culture by showcasing creative designs of renowned and emerging artists. Without further ado, here is part 2 of last weekend’s event.  

Asikere Afana 

        Asikere Afana specializes in sensual blends of African-inspired, timeless trends & curated textiles. Made in Ghana with 100% cotton and fair trade. 

Cocody Collections 

       

Cocody Collections specializes in African print fabrics and vibrant colours with a modern minimalist chic and simple yet notorious (in its originality) style.  

Elle Sublime

    

Elle Sublime represents strong yet delicate, audacious and even eccentric women of all generations who value their femininity, specializing in trendy handmade custom jewelry. 

Korto Momolu

           Korto Momolu celebrates the essence of Africa through the use of traditional, luxury fabrics; skins; mixed prints on fashion forward women’s wear and accessories. Her signature designs also appeared on the 5th season of Bravo TV’s hit show, Project Runway; where she was placed 1st runner up. She is definitely a top designer to watch!

Again a HUGE thank you to Kama St-Juste and her leading team Médina Diabagate, Béatrice Clervoix and Liette Clervoix for bringing AFWMTL to Montreal. 

I truly hope this entices you to be a part of AFWMTL next year. I know I will be (God willing!). 

(Images via StarInMoi)

Happy Saturday! ❤️xo

Think Thursday: Live Your Dreams!

  

Do you know that you can create the life you want?! Provided your heart is “really” in it, you can live the dream you need. Make sure it’s truly what YOU “really” want and not what others want for you. It’s your life and you only have one so stop doing what other people want you to do and start doing things for you. Set your priorities and let go of what’s holding you back. Be fully engaged physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. Figure out what you love to do and do more of it. Success will follow. Live your dreams today!

(Image via theyallhateus.com)

Happy Thursday! ❤️xo

Africa Fashion Week Montreal Recap (Part 1)!

 
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever edition of Africa Fashion Week Montreal (AFWMTL) at Théatre Paradox and I must say that I’m already looking forward to next year. This event was such a memorable one with exceptional talent, live entertainment, creative designs and beautiful people. If you missed it, shame on you fret not, Star In Moi was there to capture every moment. Here’s part 1 of this weekend recap.  
 

Uzu Creations (Montreal) featuring Champ

Uzu Creations specializes in handmade accessories and bags crafted from African fabric and other materials.

         

Eldior Sodeck (New York)

Eldior Sodeck Design focuses on African patterns mixed with modern designs. This Afro-Urban design brand is not limited to clothing but also to home accessories and interior designs.

         

Tufafi Fashion (Ottawa)

Tufafi Fashion focuses on casual wear that combines vibrant colours and unique patterns. Each design celebrates merging culture and is inspired by tribal prints and urban wear individuality. 

   
Nyanga Creations (New York)

Nyanga Creations focuses on creating fashionable and quality apparel with the essence of Africa.

    


Designer medley with Patrick Isaac II

    

(Images via Star In Moi)

A BIG thank you to Kama St-Juste and her leading team, Médina Diabagate (a special thank you), Béatrice Clervoix and Liette Clervoix for having me. Wishing you many more years of success with AFWMTL. I loved every second!

Happy Wednesday! ❤️xo

God Will Bring You Through It!

I’m sure you heard that everything in life happens for a reason…Well I believe that no matter what you’re going through and regardless of how good or bad your situation is, the process is meant for a higher purpose. Although it can be frustrating not knowing why you’re going through that particular situation at the time, I hope you can find comfort in knowing that if God brings you to it; He will bring you through it. Keep the faith and trust God!

Happy Sunday! ❤️xo

In Her Closet: Chrissy Teigen!

 Anyone close to me knows that I have a very sane thing for closets…Yes, my wardrobe closet is categorically organized meaning there’s a section for dresses, skirts, denim, tops, sweaters, hoodies, sweatpants, trousers, cardigans and t-shirts. Yes, everything is colour coordinated. Yes, all of my hangers are facing the same direction and yes, I would know if someone went in there. Ok, so I have a serious thing for closets hence why I was instantly drawn when The Coveteur gave a glimpse of Chrissy Teigen’s closet at her home in the Hollywood Hills…that is what I call la-la land. See for yourself. Here are some of my fave snaps.

              

Check out the remainder of the pics here.

So what do you think of Chrissy’s closet? You already know how I feel about it…love love love it! 

(Images via The Coveteur)

Happy Friday! ❤️xo

Think Thursday: Take A Chance!

 

Who wants to live a life filled with regrets?! I’m not sure anyone does. So why not avoid all of the “what ifs”, act on faith and give whatever it is a try. You will never know unless you try right?! You can thank yourself later. No regrets. Take a chance! 

Happy Thursday! ❤️xo

Africa Fashion Week Montreal!

  
Mark your calendars everyone…Africa Fashion Week is coming to Montreal for the very first time this year! You may want to clear your schedules for this, particularly Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th as of 7pm when this event will take place at Théâtre Paradoxe on 5959 Monk Blvd, Montreal. Africa Fashion Week Montreal (AFWMTL) will certainly prove to be an event you won’t want to miss. 

This unique yet flamboyant annual event aims to celebrate African and Caribbean culture through exceptional talents of designers and architects who will be showcasing their creative looks. The fashion industry is so ready for this new era of colourful patterns, prints and African fabrics and it has been for the past few years. See for yourself…

  
 AFWMTL will be captured on The Nikki Clarke Show in Ontario and will be live on the web. It is presented by a fabulous (leading) team of diverse women who share prowess in fashion, coordination, direction and design. Kama St-Juste leads this project alongside Béatrice Clervoix, Liette Clervoix et Médina Diabagate in an effort to show Montreal as a prenominate city where fashion resides. This event will feature 8 renowned and emerging designers such as Asikere Afana, Tufafi Fashion and Korto Momolu to name a few. Check out some of their fabulous collections…

Asikere Afana

 (Images via asikereafana.com) 

Korto Momolu

 

(Images via www.kortomomolu.com)

Who else is excited to witness such amazing talent on a runway? I know I am. 

Check out this event’s Facebook page and website. Get your tickets here. Attend both nights for only $49.50. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8:30pm. I hope to see you there! 

A portion of the profits will go towards the A.C.T.I.O.N Foundation, a non-profit organization (sponsored by the humourist Rachid Badouri) which pilots various social programs, one of which encourages young artists and designers. 

(Other images via Afwmontreal.com and Pinterest.com)

Happy Tuesday! ❤️xo

You Are God’s Fave!

  

Did you know that you are God’s favourite?! I hope you know that you are blessed and highly favoured. God favours you amongst all things. His love for you is so amazing because its unconditional and everlasting. That is the greatest love anyone could receive.

Happy Sunday! ❤️xo