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Are you looking for inspiration for new hairstyles? We call it “hairspiration.” These stars slay every day with styles we wish we could rock with the same attitude and confidence. Take notes!
We spend so much time focused on other areas of our daily ensembles; it seems our undergarments get the least amount of consideration. So many women are walking around wearing the wrong bra size because they haven’t been properly measured and therefore they aren’t maximizing their assets to their full potential. But worse than that is not having the proper bra for every occasion. Nothing ruins an outfit like unflattering undergarments. No matter your size there are certain brassiere’s that should be in every woman’s dresser drawer. We’ve got options for you ladies click on!
Support Yourself!: 5 Bras Every Woman Needs
It may be the kids who are headed back to class, but they don’t have to be the only ones dressed to the nines this school year. This season’s hottest trend are backpacks sleek enough to be rocked by stylish moms everywhere. Perfect for carrying your laptop, tablet, phone and files, these packs are big on space, but light on your back. So ditch the hobo, clutch and crossbody, and grab one of these backpacks for moms that are chic enough to wear to the office.
As a mother, your schedule is usually non stop even on those “off” days. Sure, you may be off from work but dry cleaning still needs to be picked up, groceries need to be bought and someone has to grab the kids from school. And while those errands may be mundane, your outfit certainly doesn’t have to be. Here are 12 celebrity inspired on the go looks for the busy mom who knows wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt outside of the house is a no no.
Stunt Mama!: 12 Fashionable Celeb Mom Inspired On The Go Looks
Jumpsuits are mainstream this summer and we’re loving it! Get inspired by these fab stars wearing jumpsuits in all colors, silhouettes and textures. Take note of the details and how they play against key accessories like footwear and handbags.
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Sunday Night Stylist: 15 Stars Rocking Jumpsuits
In November of 2010, I received my last relaxer. I decided that I wanted to transition to natural, but I wanted to let my hair grow a bit before I did the big chop. After several months of transitioning, I started to see what I thought was my curl pattern at the roots. I wondered what my hair would look like fully natural, and from the looks of my curl pattern, I was thinking of something along the lines of Tracee Ellis Ross or Corinne Bailey Rae. In all my delusion, I saw myself riding a bike through a grassy plain, rocking my small curly afro listening to “Put Your Records On” in complete bliss (I know I can’t be the only one). I became a Carol’s Daughter addict. I fell in love with their Black Vanilla Line, and it helped me manage the natural roots and the relaxed ends without drying out my hair. I thought I had it all together.
Eager to see what I would look like with an afro, I went and did the big chop in the spring of 2011. I was disappointed to see hair that looked like a Brillo pad on top of my head. My go-to site for help on such hair matters was Curly Nikki and, at the time, Moptop Maven. However, they had a different type of natural hair, and so did I. I soon realized that what worked for them didn’t work for me. We had completely different hair textures.
Feeling a tad disheartened, I started to get lazy with my natural hair. I did wash days, wash-and-go treatments, and stuck with pineapple puffs. It wasn’t until last year, after struggling for quite some time on my own, that I decided I was going to embrace the movement as a community. I didn’t really see the need for natural hair meet ups and mixers before, but I realized that when it comes to self-love and acceptance, that’s something a lot of women of color struggle with. I assumed these groups were a kind of support group where women shared hair stories, product reviews and celebrated their natural beauty, so I wanted to be a part of that. However, the more I attended these events, the more ostracized I felt.
One of the beauties of being women of color is that we come in all different shades and shapes. We have all different types of hair textures, styles, and features that set us apart. We are a melting pot of all things beauty. So why did I feel left out?
I started to notice that a lot of the faces in many of the small groups I attended fit the mold of light-skinned women with loose curls. That left us 4C, Brillo-pad hair women out. There was a noticeable difference between the women with the flowing, loose curls and the women with tough, shrunken, tight curls–like myself. I found it interesting how even with a movement that promoted self-love through natural acceptance for all women, there was still a divisive standard that marginalized a good portion of us. Scrolling through social media and YouTube channels in search of women whose hair looked like mine, I found women like Francheska of HeyFranHey, MahoganyCurls, and Taren Guy among others. But where were the sisters with strands like mine who could identify with the struggles of hair maintenance? Who hasn’t spent hours standing in front of the bathroom mirror trying to comb out and twist rough hair that leaves your comb with broken teeth? Where were the sisters whose hair always seemed to resemble a TWA until it was blown, stretched or straightened? Where were the women whose hair seemed to absorb water and moisture like the sponge that it resembled?
Aside from my closest friends, I found myself the odd person out at these natural hair events. There’s the loose curl girls, the loc’d sistahs who can’t use any of the products during the product giveaways, and the 4C girls (usually one or two) in the room talking among each other about how they wished they had more defined and loose curls because maybe being natural would be easier to manage.
But truly being natural is embracing our hair the way it is supposed to grow. Just because your hair doesn’t look like a certain someone’s, that doesn’t mean it is unkempt and untamed. It’s delightfully unique and complicated, just like you. And while I would have loved to have felt right at home during those meet ups, I’m learning to appreciate my complex hair as is. Our hair patterns and textures are vast and should be embraced. And for that to happen, we must examine self-love and acceptance without conditions and standards.
At just 24-years-old, celebrity stylist Pilar Scratch already boasts an impressive resume. She sashayed into the fashion world by first dressing her aunt, Jersey-based rap vet Rah Digga, and has since styled and designed garments for the likes of Steph Lova, Busta Rhymes and Jennifer Hudson.
But what makes Pilar even more interesting is the adorable mini model that she calls her son. Four-year-old River Mason is the inspiration behind her career as a stylist, and although he’s just a tot, this pint-sized guy is successful in his own right. As an infant, he became the face of Pampers and is now strutting his stuff on everything from runways and commercials to fashion blogs and magazines. River even has his own line of hats, ERO Beanies, so it’s safe to say this little guy has some serious swag.
With summer here, what better people to get sizzling style ideas from than a hot celebrity stylist mom and her fashion-forward son? Here’s a look at five summer styling tips for your young ones from Pilar herself, modeled by none other than the adorable River.
Summer Style Tips For Kids From Celebrity Stylist Pilar Scratch
The time is now to get in on all of this summer’s best looks before the season moves swiftly past us! We’ve eyed out some pretty stylish ladies from one hippest music celebration in LA. Some of these ladies you’ll be familiar with and others you will fall for like you’ve known them from your style squad dreams.
Summer Fest Inspired: 13 Fab On-The-Go Looks
Most fashionistas have a love affair with the 1970’s fashion–from the unforgettable bell bottom pants to those awesome tie-dye shirts. So for all our fashionable mamas and mamas-to-bes, we decided to put together a super fab list of classic and vintage pieces (from heels to bell bottoms) all inspired by 1970’s. Click continue!
70’s Looks: 15 Vintage Styles That Work Today
Hey mom-to-be, there are many stylish shorts in the ASOS Maternity collection that will flatter your growing new shape. And yes, they are super comfy and affordable. We went through the collection and selected 15 of the best, starting at $21.75! Click continue and let your pre-summer shopping commence!
15 Stylish Shorts From ASOS Maternity Collection
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