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Pom Pom Love!

 

Here is a great way to give your bag a fun touch by simply adding a cute colourful ball of fur. Thank you Fendi for starting this trend! It’s a great way to add a touch of colour to any basic but classic bag. You can accessorize one or all of your bags with these fun pom pom charms. Add more than one if you want to!  

        

(Images via Pinterest)

Find some cute fur ball keychains here, here (one of my faves from maisonelama.com), here and here

How do you like to accessorize your handbag?

Happy Saturday! ❤️xo

 

My WishList! 

 
Wow! Christmas is just a few days away…Are you ready for the holidays? I know I am and I’ve got my list ready too 😉 

Here are a few items on this year’s WishList! 

Zara Contrast High Heel Shoes $69.90 / Marc Jacobs Daisy Mini Duo $28 / Chrissy Teigen – Cravings Cookbook $35 (coming out February 23rd 2016 / Swarovski Attract Dual Light Necklace $115 / Daniel Wellington Classic St-Mawes Watch $199 / Aritzia – Wilfred Diamond Mosaic Blanket Scarf $85 / Zara Waistcoat $199 / Zara Tube Dress With Raglan Sleeves $69.90 / Marc Jacobs The Sofia – 5-Piece Lip Crème Collection $45 / Urban Decay Naked Smokey $64 / Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit $40 / Nine West Internal Affairs Shoulder Bag $54

What’s on your list? 

Happy Saturday! ❤️xo

Natural Hair Congress Canada Recap (Part 1)!

 
Last weekend, I was graciously invited to attend the very first edition of Natural Hair Congress Canada (NHCC) in Montreal presented by Inhairitance Inc. and boyyyy was I glad to be there. This was quite the event and if you weren’t there, you definitely missed out so make sure to mark your calendar now for next year. There were some great speakers such as Audrey Davis-Savisothy, Nerissa Irving and Stacey McKenzie, for which I had the opportunity to interview (coming soon) and sooo many other wonderful people, talented artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Here’s a recap of NHCC.

Natur-Ëlle by Dee & Honey Fig   

London Ivy & Salon de Beauté Vision D.C.
  

Kamit Soul & Comptoir Urbain  

Uzu Creations & Cocody Collections
  

The beautiful speakers Nerissa Irving (CEO of Kamoy magazine, former Playboy model and mother) and Audrey-Davis Savisothy (author of several hair care books including “The Science of Black Hair”)

The fabulous international top fashion model, runway coach & judge on Canada’s Next Top Model, Stacey McKenzie  

Etnika accessoires & Waly Access 

Haï-DesignsTribia by HD / Abisara Machold (founder of Inhairitance) & company  
 

Met some wonderful naturalistas  

Panel discussion featuring Stacey McKenzie (International Supermodel, initiator of Walk This Way Workshop), Marième Ndiaye (singer, Inhairitance spokesperson), Mona Lisa Prosper (lawyer) and Maya Johnson (journalist, CTV anchor) and Hair Show 

Canada Wide Natural Hair Competition featuring Salon de Beauté Vision D.C., Hair by Glenna and Curly Hair Designs (Winner of the very first Canadian Natural Hair Award…Congratulations Paula!! Yay Ottawa!)     

Inhairitance Hair Show     

My fave hairstyle was rocked by model Shany (love her!).

A BIG thank you to Inhairitance, particularly Abisara Machold and her leading team (special thank you to Chilandre Patry) for your having me and for showing such excellence, professionalism and elegance throughout the event. Thank you!

Happy Saturday! ❤️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

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

WishList: Saint Laurent – Sac De Jour!

Like most women, I have a thang for handbags…but one that I’ve been crushing on for a while now is the Saint Laurent Classic Sac De Jour Bag. Just one look at this beauty and I’m sure you would crush on it too. This gorgeous bag features tubular handles, accordion sides, compression strap with tabs, brass feet and embossed Saint Laurent signature. The interior features a central zip compartment, 2 slot pockets, 1 zip pocket and key ring with padlock keys attached with a snap. This Italian-made bag also has suede lining and removable leather encased padlock for added detail. I just love the simplicity yet unique details of this bag, particularly the accordion sides which is why it is part of my must-have accessories WishList. This is definitely a classic that I would love to own in every colour of the rainbow (a girl can dream right?!). Here are some inspirational boards featuring the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Bag.       (Images via Pinterest)

What handbag is on your wishlist?

Happy Wednesday! ❤️xo

Accessories: Valley Eyewear! 

 I’ve been looking to add a new pair of sunglasses to my collection that would be fun to rock this Spring/Summer and I’ve been eyeing the ones at Valley Eyewear. There is just something about this premium fashion eyewear label by Michael Crawley that captures the eye (pun intended). The Australian designer uses only high grade handcrafted acetate frames paired with optics by Carl Zeiss. There are so many styles to choose from but I’m particularly loving the Tenz in light tort & brown gradient, the Genius Child in gloss black & black gradient with its cool modernized cat-eye shape and the DB in Snow Leopard Tort. Very fashionable! Check out my inspirational boards featuring Valley Eyewear   (Images via Pinterest)

What are your favourite sunnies to rock this Spring?

Happy Wednesday! ❤️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

Accessories: Daniel Wellington Watch!

  Daniel Wellington (DW) watches have been in the for front of must-have watches for quite some time now and understandably so. It’s preppy style with a sleek silhouette gives the watch a very simple yet classic look. This watch speaks to a classic design suitable for all occasions. They are available in a leather bracelet or nato strap which are interchangeable. Although the look is minimalist, this accessory makes a statement on its own but when paired with other bracelets, it stands out even more. Check out a few inspirational boards featuring the DW watch.     I’m particularly loving the Sheffield lady watch in black or brown. It’s definitely on my wishlist. It’s such a stylish and elegant timepiece that complements any outfit.   

(All images via Pinterest)

Are you feeling the DW watch? What is your go-to accessory? 

Happy Friday! ❤️️️️️️️xo

Accessories: Clear Specs!

Clear specs are one of my secret weapons. I own a few pairs (for styling purposes only), in different colours, shapes and frames. You don’t necessarily need a prescription to wear them either. Many can be worn as a fashion accessory (with non-prescription lenses) to add an extra flair to any look. Whether you are going for the sophisticated librarian look or a simple casual one, they are the perfect accessory that can help you achieve your desired look with minimal effort. A must-have in my books!…Super stylish and complementary to any outfit! See for yourself, check out my inspirational boards featuring clear specs You can accessorize your face with little effort. It’s the perfect go-to item for makeup-free days. I often wear a pair with a bold lip and I’m good to go. Super quick and easy. Bonus: Wear them to protect your eyes against UV rays or for safety purposes.They come in various colours and frames to suit your style. Choose from a large clear lens to a retro vintage cat eye shape to a tortoise or coloured frame, your options for eyewear are limitless.

(Images via Pinterest)

Would you rock clear specs?

Happy Friday! ❤️️️️️️️️xo

Wishlist: Fendi ‘2 Jours’ Shopper!

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Do you believe in love at first sight?! Well, that exactly how I felt when I first laid eyes on the Fendi 2Jours Shopper. It is absolutely gorgeous! This shopper is a classic and I believe that every woman must have (at least) one classic handbag in her closet. If you are fortunate enough to spend some serious dough on this beauty then it’s well worth the splurge but a girl can always dream right?! This Fendi is big enough to carry all of your essential items and then some….(I love a roomy bag!). It has a great shape and it comes in many rich hues that can complement any outfit. Made in Italy, this shopper also features elegant hardware, a magnetic closure, 2 internal compartments divided by a zipped partition and logo-jacquard lining. Monogramming is also available for a personalized touch. Use the double handle to rock it on your arm like #armcandy or attach the adjustable shoulder strap to rock it over your shoulders. It’s a timeless piece, it’s versatile and oh-so-lovely. This iconic Fendi design is definitely on my wishlist. Here are some inspirational looks featuring the Fendi 2Jours Shopper!

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(Images via Pinterest)

Happy Friday!
❤️️️️️️xo

Accessories: Earmuffs!

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Every season brings a wealth of fashion goodies worth desiring but there are certain key items that are a must in every wardrobe this winter and well…you’ve guessed it…earmuffs are one of them. This accessory is super warming yet super stylish hence why I consider it to be a secret weapon especially during these cold months. Plus, this must-have winter accessory will not break the bank. You can find some great ones under $30 like this one. Rock them in different colours, patterns or even with built-in earphones to stay warm while vibin to your fave tunes. Who can say no to that, right?! Here are some of my favourite looks featuring earmuffs.

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What’s your must-have winter accessory?

Happy Friday!
❤️️️️️️xo

Street Style: Beanies!

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Beanies are one of my go-to items this winter (but not if my hair is in an undo or high bun…those days I rock my leopard print earmuffs)…now back to beanies…They are the perfect accessory to have, especially for those not-so-good/lazy hair days…a great instant problem-solver! Not only are they stylish but they also provide warmth, which is a must during the cold months (your ears will thank you). Available in different shapes, sizes, styles, colours and prints, you have lots of options to choose from. Although I prefer the basic ones (like the black or grey ribbed versions – they go with everything!), I also love to play with bright colours like fuchsia, emerald green, royal blue and neon yellow. It’s a great way to add a pop of colour to your winter (outdoor) wardrobe. Need a little beanie-inspiration?! Here are some of my favourite looks…

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(Images via Pinterest)

What is your go-to accessory this winter? Will you be rocking beanies this season?

Happy Friday!
❤️️️️️xo

Accessories: Statement Necklaces!

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With New Year’s Eve being just a few days away, I’m sure many of you are still trying to figure out what to wear for the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015. Whether you’re planning to wear a little not-so-little black dress or a structured sweater with denim or even a blouse with a skirt, what better way to accessories your outfit than with a statement necklace.
They are the perfect accessory to make ANY ensemble stand out. This statement jewelry is meant to be the focus of the overall look and the ultimate conversation starter. You can certainly keep the rest of the outfit simple with such an eye-grabber piece. Chic yet effortless! All you need is this one piece (or a couple pieces if you decide to stack a few necklaces to get the look). Here are some of my face looks featuring statement necklaces.

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I’m loving AnneEmmaJewelry! She has some great hand-made jewelry on Etsy.

Will you be rocking statement necklaces this NYE?

Happy Monday!
❤️xo