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
Hi loves! I’m so happy to finally show you this amazing top that was hand painted by the incredibly talented John Born. He is truly the definition of an artist because his talent is unmeasured and can not be defined by only one thing. He specializes in custom anything— literally, he can customize anything! This tank was painted for me with a quickness and if you think this is cute, check out his website Born Originals and you’ll really be in awe. I just love the versatility of his pieces and this post will show how I styled a Born Original for a chic work look!
Photography: Justin Troung
Emblem Showroom has done it again! They introduced me to the brand Spencer Lacy and as soon as I tried on this look, I became an instant fan! These clothes had me feeling super sexy all while being fully covered; it doesn’t get any better than that ladies. I loved the loose yet soft and clingy touch of the fabric. They’re lightweight enough for the Spring but can easily transfer to fall. Hello Spencer!
Photography: Ricky Trey & Magica
I’m so excited to be working with the amazing Emblem Showroom who has introduced me to the new up-and-coming brand, Yoze! I’m crowning designer Davin Odia as the king of digital prints; every piece in his S14 collection was beautifully done and eye catching. It was so hard to choose just one look to showcase! His fabric choices are breathable and flattering to a woman’s natural curve. I finally chose this strapless dress because this pattern is intricate, fun, bold and a little weird…just like me.
Photography: Ricky Tr3y & Magica
Hey guys! I know it’s been a couple weeks since my last post and I’d thought I’d show you all a slightly different side of me. I usually go for lighter colors (especially with my make up) and a don a somewhat girly style, but this time I felt like switching it up! Read more
As you guys know, I love mixing prints! The zebra and zigzags are both bold pieces so I loved that they came in black and white allowing them to stand on their own, without overshadowing one another, and also remain classic! Read more