#NYFW Insider: Recap of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016

February 22, 2016
New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is officially over and words cannot not explain how blessed I feel to have been a part of it. 
I attended February 10th-February 13th and in those few days my schedule was jammed with so many exciting presentations and parties, all of which had an open bar (the fashion homies were definitely looking out for the media hood). Luckily, I was invited to several events though some overlapped. Check out a recap of my short week at NYFW below:

A Toast To The Alternative Black Kids and The Families Who Just Don't Understand

February 18, 2016
I have a memory from my teen years that I've held onto for almost a decade. I was in the passenger seat of my mom's 2-door car in a CVS parking lot and one of my twin brothers was in the rear. The whole drive over I was listening to my iPod shuffle so that I didn't have to listen to the mainstream radio hip hop that my family absolutely loves. I can't remember what I was listening to but it was probably something by Saosin, Chiodos or Dance Gavin Dance.

When my mom turned the car off, she could hear my music blaring through my headphones, as was needed to drown out their music. I quickly turned it down. "What are you listening to? Devil worship music?" Yes, mother of my teenage years. Because you know, all music that isn't Gospel or Hip hop is devil worship music. Now, excuse me while I go host a seance.

Giveaway: Orchids & Spice Be Ours This Valentine's Day Giveaway!

February 10, 2016
You know I love you guys, right?

When I featured Orchids & Spice in this post, I felt like I was going to break social media. Quirky, brown girls from all over were drooling over the good from this online shop and were so happy that it is a Black-owned business that we can all support. After receiving such great feedback, the owner Chantay Davenport reached out to me about this amazing Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Here is what you will be winning:
This super cute Bow so Sweet Crossbody and a bouquet of flowers from thebouqs.com.
*Actual bouquet of flowers may vary
You can enter the Be ours Giveaway by doing all of the following:

1. Follow @shoporchidsandspice on instagram and/or following @shopOandS + @quirkybrownlove on twitter 

2. Repost the attached image to your socials including twitter and/or instagram (must not be a private account)
3. Use the hashtag #orchidvalentine when posting on both Twitter and Instagram so that we can find you!
A random winner will be chosen on 2/14/16. The more you repost and hashtag the more likely you are to win and don't forget to follow!

Shop www.orchidsandspice.com now through Saturday, February 13th and take 25% off your order with VALENTINE25 at checkout.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Amaris Clements of Pretty Lane

February 08, 2016
Becoming a successful entrepreneur is about perfecting time management, building and maintaining relationships, and of course, having a passion for the product or service you provide. In a time where anyone with a smartphone can become the next big thing, it sometimes feels as if the entrepreneurial playground is a bit too crowded, but one Atlanta diva keeps pressing forward with a vehement look to a successful future. Meet Amaris Clements of Pretty Lane.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Janelle Reeves of The Fine Hanger

February 02, 2016
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Janelle Reeves of The Fine Hanger.
1. For those who don't know, please tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures!
I am the owner of the online store TheFineHanger.com.  I'm also working on a separate Plus Size clothing web-store as well as a shoe site. I also have a few other ventures in the works that I'm partner in and can't quite  discuss yet. 

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