Today, I celebrate a quarter century of life! This past year, I’ve succumbed to a whirlwind of emotions and experiences that have helped me learn things about myself that I’ve never known before. I’m constantly learning, growing, failing, failing some more, growing and just pushing forward. I’m blessed to see this day and I’m excited to see what the future holds for this little fun-loving, God-fearing, soulfully-singing, fashion-infatuated Cali-bred woman aka…me
Photography: Tara Scoville
Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving Day already?! This year has flown by! So many things have happened in 2014; I’m just thankful to still be here to continue to experience this journey called life and growth.
I recently had the opportunity to see most of the prescreening of Chris Rock’s Top Five. I didn’t catch the ending because I had to be at work but the parts I did see were hilarious yet informative and down right real sh
it. While Rock’s Character Andre Allen is depicting his rise and fall as a top comedian, through out the movie his friends and family are giving their list of their top 5 rappers of all time. My co-hosts and I mimicked that theme on our most recent Urban Hollywood radio show (click here to listen and find out who we chose). I loved it so much that I have the “Top Five” bug so I want to share with you my top 5 experiences I’m thankful for this year.
Fashion Photography: Tara Scoville – Top 5 Images: Google/My iPhone Gallery
If you’ve had the opportunity to get to know me, you know how I relate to this tee. I’m the girl who doesn’t march to the beat of her own drum – I dance to it! I’ve always been the one to sing during a boring speech about how wine is made, design a playlist blending the tunes of the Dixie Chicks and Trinidad James, and state “facts” that only make sense to me like: Yankee Doodle had a farm. I’m the girl who will make you say WTF and I don’t plan on changing anytime soon. I don’t connect with “normal”. I connect with other unique souls and curious spirits who create magical experiences. Chances are, if you’re weird, I like you
Photography: Tara Scoville
I’m so excited to finally be able to show you the magic that I’ve been working on with my new photographer Tara Scoville! With her angles and attention to detail paired with my weekly study on “Le Art of Vogue Pose” and “Le Art of Sucking It In”, we’re here to bring you some killer new looks starting with Blaque Out.
Photography: Tara Scoville
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By: Dilly Moon
It’s fall time and while many are diving right into each fun trend that this season brings, learning to update your wardrobe can be a task within itself. From animal print to boho chic, we’ve compiled some of our favorite accessories to help usher in a layered look during the cool, crisp Fall/Winter weather we’ve been waiting for!
I’m baaaccckkkk! And I apologize for being gone for so long! I’ve missed you guys! So many changes have been happening from starting back at FIDM, to doing overtime at work, to hosting Urban Hollywood, dealing with car troubles, building and breaking relationships, planning for a 25th birthday bash, preparing for a big move and all the other things that “normal” 24 year olds deal with. I mean, the list goes on and on! However, sharing my styles with you guys and hearing your feedback brings me peace amidst my crazy life so I had to come back to my happy place with my one-of-a-kind custom body suit, hand painted by NDSLA!
Things have gotten really busy for me (in a positive way) so I’ve decided to add a new blogger to XoXo K. Marie to help keep you up-to-date with current trends and topics going on in the fashion world. I’d like to introduce you all to Dilly Moon!
She’s a long time friend of mind with an amazing writing skill so it’s my honor to bring her aboard to help keep you in the loop. I’ll still be blogging about my new styles while she brings you the Style Files! She’s written her first article called The Big 3 – Ones to Watch featuring up and coming young designers under 30 who are creating a buzz in the fashion world. Click the title above or the Navigation tab at the top labeled Style File to check out Dilly Moon’s post. Drop her a comment and let her know what you think!
The other section I’ve added is called Designer’s Edge. It’s my new web series showcasing the creative talents of mostly African-American designers and artists. My first episode is a short interview with the designing duo NDSLA! Learn more about these two and how they came about. Be sure to check back next month as future episodes will include behind-the-scenes access into other designers and artists’ creative processes. Make sure to drop me a comment as well and thank you for your continued love and support!
Until next time…
XoXo, K. Marie
I finally had time off from working 9 straight days in a row and it was clear, I needed a getaway. I didn’t plan ahead for an official escape but I’d settle for any place that was somewhat unique and creative. It wasn’t too hard to choose a place that embodied those qualities; living in sunny California definitely has it perks. Each city takes on it owns culture and that day I was feeling like being surrounded by cool, carefree vibes. I decided to take a 15 minute trip down to Venice, CA— home of the Venice Canals, street art, and beachfront bliss. Normally, I don’t wear jeans but for some reason I felt like throwing on some denim, adding some ocean waves to my mane and heading towards the coast! I spent the day watching street dancers, trying new food, bargain shopping and meeting new people. It was the best day off I had in a while. I received a lot of compliments on my casual, hipster threads so I’d like to share this look from TopShop with you guys. Marc by Marc Jacobs bangles made for the perfect touch. Take a peak and let me know what you think!
Summer’s here and two-piece sets have taken over! It’s the only look where being matchy-matchy works and is no longer a faux pas. I was out shopping for a birthday dinner at Arden B when this bold blue set caught my eye. I loved the texture so I tried it on; not only did it fit like a glove but it was 40% off! I knew then, it was an instant winner— not for the dinner but I still needed it in my closet all the same. I mean, I’d be crazy not to take this set at 40% off, right? It’s just the summer staple I’ve been looking for!
Photography: Viola Lam