Hartford Fashion Week 2016

This year I had the opportunity to attend Hartford Fashion Week (HFW) as press for Project Fashion; the only fashion club on my college campus. Shoutout to Katrina from HFW for getting us passes! Walking in the Union Station and seeing a room full of people who share the same love I have for fashion was an amazing feeling.


I want to start off by saying, this is a beautiful thing going on. There are so many talented people in Connecticut who are amazing designers, creative directors, photographers and models. Although Hartford is merely 117miles and a 2hr drive a way, it is definitely overlooked when it’s compared to a fashion capital such as NYC.

This year HFW ran from Thursday, October 13-Sunday, October 16. I attended the show on Saturday with the designer lineup of: FasChinn, Zoe Ilana Grinfeld, LáMoo Designs, EKBallroom and Matthew Reisman. Each show had a completely different aesthetic.

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There is so much talent within fashion in Connecticut, I cannot wait for CT to get on the map.


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I know what I want to do with my life!

I have not worked since JCP during my senior year of high school, so money was no longer my friend basically I needed to find a job.


So I decided not to work at a retail store or restaurant, instead I found an internship! This summer I had the amazing opportunity of interning at Travelers. For those of you who are not familiar with Travelers, it is an American insurance company with offices dispersed around the US, Canada, the UK and now Brazil. I interned in internal communications and learned a lot more than a class would teach. Now I know most of you are thinking,

“Why would you intern in insurance when you want to work in fashion?”


Honestly, I’m just happy to get an internship in business and before sophomore year. Working in corporate America is basically the same gist all around. I learned how to network, produce professional articles, event planning and coordinating as well as task management. These are all things that go into working in the fashion industry the only difference is the audience and style of writing. Granted, I don’t plan on being a writer for a company at all more on the PR side if anything.

Ultimately, working behind the scenes at the Travelers Championship, a huge PGA golf tournament whose net proceeds go to charity, was an amazing opportunity. Who would have though golf would help me realize what I want to do as a career. I realized I really love event planning/ coordinating. No, I’m not referring to party planning. I mean big events that takes a year or more to plan. Travelers Championship is an eleven month process of planning and so much goes into it. I don’t want to work with golf, more like the marketing and planning for fashion week, the CFDA Fashion Awards or even an event such as Beautycon. The organizing and though that goes into planning a big event is so exciting, not to mention being there the day of and seeing it all play out.


Well, that’s my summer so far. Next stop California.


Rihanna-Work (Music Video) 2 in 1


Ri dropped her music video for Work today and may I add it was beautiful. Maybe beautiful isn’t the right word but she gives her fans and those who are watching the video a glimpse of what a Caribbean club is like.

Note: The video is over seven minutes long for a song that a bit over 3 minutes.

The VEVO version has two music videos. The first half Ri is in a Caribbean night club obviously wining to work. She has such a cool swag, style and sexiness. Although there are many people in the frame dancing you can’t take your eyes of off Ri. After the night club video is done the song starts over except now it’s Ri in a room with Drake. This version is more stripped down and a “Drake-Style” video. Ri sings and wines while Drake sits admiring her. When he does his verse he of course incorporates his awkward famous dance moves.


Drake and Ri have so much chemistry in this video I won’t be surprised to see many tabloids rumoring that they’re together. Until then, Ri is still single and doing her own thing.


Rihanna Ditches the Grammy’s?


Where you at RiRi?

I know I cannot be the only one who was looking forward to RiRi’s performance tonight at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. I sat through two hours of red carpet waiting for Rihanna to come out 2 minutes before the awards began but, she was no where to be found. Where you at Ri? Rumors have it, she is sick and unable to attend this year’s Grammys. Get well soon boo and while you’re at it, show us what you would have worn to the awards. Just kidding…

A few days ago Rihanna debut her FENTYxPuma line at New York’s Fashion Week.

The line was typical Rihanna, classic oversized streetwear. The line consisted of white and black but yet each outfit brought a different dynamic of the new line. I am excited for future Fenty. Hopefully Rihanna has a rerelease for her Fenty Puma creepers. I’ll have to take a few extra shifts but, my paychecks will be ready.


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New York Fashion Week: Street Style 2016

As we all should know, it’s currently NYFW. Sadly, I am not able to attend any of the shows yet, but give me a few years and I’ll be in these slide shows. Fashion Week is like a holiday. Aside from no school or work, it is a huge celebration… in fashion of course. As the designers get ready to debut their new collections; fashionista’s from far and wide show off their style.

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In college, many students throw on leggings, a patagonia sweater and bean boots. These style guru’s take dressing warm to the next level. Who says -5 degrees means dressing basic. These outfit’s are far from basic as they incorporate many different trends into one ensemble. Try switching up your daily style and add fur, coat layers or fun patterns to your winter wardrobe. I know I will.



Yeezy Season 3: The Truth Behind the Show

Can we all please have a moment of silence for this collection.


This is not a good moment of silence.

The secret behind Kanye’s debut during Fashion Week is revealed.  Kanye casted over 1200 models who were primarily black with legendary guest models such as Naomi Campbell. The extra models in the show were not all paid for their long hours and difficult work with Kanye.


The model’s had the hardest task in all of Fashion Week, they had to stand still. Now Im not talking about mannequin modeling for max 10 minutes. These models held their stance for over 90 minutes, the duration of Kanye’s entire new album. The 1200 models each dressed differently but in Kanye’s signature neutral tones.

Here’s a list of rules for the models


“Loosen up no stiffness, Do not be casual” “No slow movements, no fast movements””Hold your position, no sitting down all at the same time”… What does that mean Kanye?

Although Kanye contradicts himself in the rules, the models did their job beautifully. He instructed a few to raise their fist as a sign of black pride. It’s such a shame not all of the clothes in the show were actually from the Yeezy Season 3 line.

Many of the models wore clothes from Salvation Army that was dyed to match the colors in the show… Talk about plagiarism.

Although putting you’ve modeled for Yeezy Season 3 during New York Fashion Week is a huge resume booster, these models definitely deserved better treatment.


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The Natural Kinks

The Natural Kinks… what does that entail?

When hearing The Natural Kinks do not only think about natural hair because I am so much more than a resource for natural hair regimens. I named this site The Natural Kinks because life naturally has impediments and bumps in the road that we all must overcome in order to succeed. So, yes, my name goes with the idea of being a naturalista (one who embraces natural hair) but I can attest that my blog is much more than that.

I plan on posting about various things in my life that come up as the days go by. I aspire to work in fashion so I will write about trends. I am also college student who is still exploring things outside of my comfort zone so my new interest will make an appearance on my blog. Of course I will continue to write about fitness, natural hair/ protective styles and fashion. But, I will also write about social oppression, activism, college life, music, tv shows, or whatever I feel like writing about.