Polka Dots & Leopard Spots!

Mixing prints can be very fun, especially in Spring where you can play with an array of different colours. I particularly love mixing polka dots & leopard spots. There’s just something about that look that commands attention. Dots & Spots are definitely a show stopper and a must-try if you haven’t done so already. There are so many ways to rock this mix…pair a polka dot blouse or a lightweight sweater with distressed denim and a leopard print belt or shoes or pair polka dot bottoms with a simple top and leopart print accessories. There are endless possibilities of how you can rock this power combo. Here are some inspirational boards featuring Polka Dots & Leopart Spots!           You can even incorporate polka dots &leopard prints in your home.(Images via Pinterest)

Will you be mixing these prints this Spring?

Happy Friday! ❤️xo

Think Thursday: Rise Every Time You Fall!

 Confucius said it perfectly with this quote. Every time you fall (because you will…that’s just the way it is), know that you can get back up so don’t worry about who’s watching or what they are saying, instead focus on how to rise each time. There is glory in rising at every fall. When you do, you give yourself another chance at life so never give up on yourself. You always deserve a second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh chance. Rise every time you fall!

Happy Thursday! ❤️xo

Elizabeth Olsen in Galvan & Sarah Jessica Parker in Theory!

Elizabeth Olsen attended the Avengers: Age of Ultron premiere earlier this week in a sophisticated two-toned Galvan t-shirt dress featuring a chic, short-sleeved white silk gazar top and navy crepe skirt. I’m loving the details of this ribbed skirt with the thigh-high slit and flowing train. She kept her accessories to a minimum with a gold Sidney Garber statement necklace that complemented her ensemble very well and wore black ankle-strap open-toe heels. Love the crimson lipstick colour too!

Sarah Jessica Parker made her appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman earlier this week in a mint-hued moss blazer layered over an olive green Theory ‘Vintan’ jumpsuit from the Spring 2015 collection. She accessorized with several necklaces of alternating lengths, bracelets and a silver watch. She heeled it off in her eponymous SJP embellished peep-toe heels. Im also loving her metallic polish! 

  

(Images via FILMMAGIC, PATRICIA SCHLEIN/STAR MAX/GC IMAGES)

What are your thoughts?

Happy Wednesday! ❤️xo


Talk Tuesday: What Makes You Smile?! 

 

Do more of what makes you happy and get rid of everything else. It’s really as simple as that. There is no need to complicate things. So whatever makes you smile, whatever brings you joy, whatever lifts your spirit, keep it and make sure to put it on repeat. This is the key to happiness.

Happy Tuesday! ❤️xo

Perfect Love!

  

If you’re afraid of dealing with a difficult situation or afraid of facing a person, just know that God’s perfect love can help you drive out your fears. Do not let your fear control you or get the best of you. Count on God to put your fears to rest.  

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear. (‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭18‬ NIV)

Happy Sunday! ❤️️️️️️️️️xo

H&M Conscious Closet VIP Launch Party!

Earlier this week, I had the honour to attend the H&M Conscious Closet VIP Launch Party at Bayshore Shopping Centre in Ottawa, joining Elle Canada for the first look at the 2015 H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection. I had such a memorable time among the city’s fashion icons. Add some cocktails, great music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and amazing fashion to the mix and you’ve got an evening you will never forget! Here are some of my precious moments captured on camera. The models were perfect mannequins on display showcasing items from the 2015 H&M Conscious Exclusive CollectionThese must-have “master”pieces will be available at an H&M location near you next Thursday, April 16, 2015. Make sure you check it out! Fashion Features Editor, Lisa Guimond (who is amazing by the way), shared her favourite Spring Picks from culottes to maxi dresses to plunging necklines to zen master to sporty. Rogers TV Host of “Entre nous”, Barbara Laurenstin, Fashion designer, Gwen Madiba along with King Hector, who will be launching his first clothing line/collection “We Are Kings” this Fall, graced us with their presence with such style and elegance (King Hector rocked his own line). Fashion model Herieth Paul looked flawless as usual and was such a joy to meet. Love her! Marc Brigden, photographer extraordinaire, Marc Brigden Photography, captured all of the best moments of the night (so every moment) and I’m happy to call him friend.   (All images via Star In Moi)

A BIG thank you to Elle Canada, H&M and Bayshore Shopping Centre for having me and for the fun swag bag (Go pick up the May 2015 issue of Elle Canada magazine. It’s a great one!). A BIG shout out to my new fashion fam. I look forward to seeing you all at future events and a special thanks to Mona and Lisa Guimond. 💋

Let’s support H&M Conscious “For a more sustainable fashion future”! To learn more about this initiative, please visit hm.com/longlivefashionhm.charitystar.com and ico-spirit.com.

Happy Friday! ❤️️️️️️️️️xo

Think Thursday: Fairytales Anyone?!

  

Many people believe that fairytales are fabricated yet magical stories intended only for children. It may be defined as such but I believe that fairytales are for everyone and that you can write your own fairytale story and turn it into reality. You’re never too old to believe and it’s never too late to see your magical story come true. Envision it, write it out, work at it and see it come to past. Start living your fairytale story today!

HappyThursday! ❤️️️️️️️️️xo 

A Culture Chic Affair!

I was happy to attend the RSVP Presents A Culture Chic Affair this past weekend and I had such a fabulous time meeting some amazingly talented people from artists to fashion designers to makeup artists to entrepreneurs. It was such an enriching experience filled with Afro-Caribbean culture, live entertainment, creative artisans and designers. In fact, there were so many great moments (that I was able to capture on camera), it’s only right that I share them with you. Experience a Culture Chic Affair through my eyes and camera lens. Enjoy!

Jana & Emilia Fashion Design Tufafi Fashion  Sidow Designs AMM Line Productions  Custom made bead designs from Beads Eleganza. Curly Hair Design products for the “curls of the world”. Veronica looked lovely with her ready to wear, ready to shine Kuwala design. Love it! Tanyta Boldon’s apron design from Aquilla Design Company worn by a fashionista. Antonia Bejide, makeup artist, looked flawless with her piercing eyes and beautiful glow (follow her YouTube channel @Toni3luv). Sarah A. Onyango (Rogers Television host, CHUO 89.1FM Radio host & producer) hosted the event with such grace. Nancita Kapi sang her heart out and strutted the catwalk for AMM Line Productions. The lovely Divine (I love her name!), Event Specialist, RSVP Events Canada, along with her team really worked their magic to ensure an elegant and flawlessly executed event. Tribal Threat entertained the crowd with great music. Cheryl Sandiford, Certified reflexologist, Sabrah’s Reflexology, restored my balance & harmony through my soles and I must say her hands are pure bliss. Wonderful artwork display. Afric du Canada also displayed some lovely art. Unique African accents, clothing, home decor and accessories from Chidima Dezigns. Aprons on display from Aquilla Design Company by Tanyta Boldon. Colourful African clothing by Shakara Designs(All images via Star In Moi)

This was an event I’m glad I did not miss. Thank you RSVP Events Canada for extending the invitation and for your heart-felt hospitality throughout the event. Looking forward to many more. 

Happy Wedesday! ❤️️️️️️️️️xo

Talk Tuesday: No More Discounts!

 

When you know who you are, you will not accept anything less than the best. Yes, you do deserve all that is excellent because you come from excellence. It’s not about being conceited or having a big ego, it’s about being confident in who you are and seeing yourself how God sees you. Don’t you know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made! If only you can see through His eyes, you wouldn’t sell yourself short, you wouldn’t settle for less and you wouldn’t offer any discount towards your self-worth because you are worth so much more than you can ever imagine. Learn to know your worth! No more discounts! 

Happy Tuesday! ❤️️️️️️️️️xo 

Let Your Heart Rejoice!

 

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (‭John‬ ‭11‬:‭25-26‬ NIV)

I believe…do you?

Happy Resurrection Sunday! ❤️️️️️️️️️xo

Thank You Jesus!

 

Thank you God for your everlasting love! Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice! You are the reason for this season! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(‭John‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬ NIV)

Happy Good Friday!❤️xo

Think Thursday: Let’s Teach Our Daughters And Sons!

Let’s raise our daughters to be strong, confident and empowered women, who believe they are worth the very best in life and nothing less, who understand who they are as daughters of God and who see themselves as beautiful queens with limitless value and blessed with many talents. 

Let’s also teach our sons to be strong, confident and empowered men who believe they are worth the very best in life and nothing less, who understand who they are as sons of God and who see themselves as handsome kings with limitless value and blessed with many talents. 

Happy Thursday! ❤️️xo

Afrospiration!

Have you purchased your ticket for the  RSVP presents A Culture Chic Affair  (check out previous blog post here)? The anticipated event is happening this Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 6pm at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon St, so make sure to attend if you plan to be in the National Capital Region (Ottawa, Ontario) this weekend. It’s an event you don’t want to miss! There will be great food, music, fashion and art all while promotion local vendors that cater to African, Caribbean and other major cultures. Ticket details are available on Evenbrite.

In anticipation of RSVP presents A Culture Chic Affair, here are some inspirational boards featuring Afro-inspired elements.  

       (Images via Pinterest)

Happy Wednesday! ❤️xo

Talk Tuesday: Be A Rainbow In Someone Else’s Cloud!

 

Lord knows I’ve had many clouds in my life, just like many of you I’m sure…That’s just the way it goes. Amid the clouds, God made it so to put the right people in my path at the right time to be a blessing to me. For that, I’m thankful so I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been a rainbow in my cloud. Just as they have been rainbows for me, I wish to be that for someone else and you can do the same. It doesn’t take much to do so. Be a blessing to someone else today by lending a helping hand, an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on; by offering a smile to someone’s frown; by simply being there and being present or by sharing a kind and timely message. Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.

Happy Tuesday! ❤️️️️️️️️xo 

Fear Not…!

  

Today, I want to share with you one of my favourite bible verses (Isaiah 41:10), in the hopes that it will be an inspiration to you as it was and still is for me.  

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭10‬ NIV)

There is no reason to fear with God on your side. He will give you strength. He will lend His helping hand. He will ensure that everything works out for the good so fear not and be encouraged!

Happy Sunday! Be blessed! ❤️️️️️️️️xo