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Let It Flow

Finally got myself back behind the lens! It feels good to make a comeback with this look in particular because it represents the spirit that I’m in right now. I’m letting my life flow into what it’s meant to be. I’m continuing to experiment with my natural coils and I’m not letting negative situations shift my focus. I graduated from FIDM LA in June; I experienced Essence Fest for the first time in July; and I’m currently starting a travel + events fueled from my zest for exploring different cultures. Every month, I’m blessed with a new adventure and when I look back on what I’ve been through and how much I’ve grown, I realize how beautiful life truly is. Out of adversity, comes triumph and I’m excited to continue to flow in whatever direction the Lord takes me in. My destiny has already been written and I’m just going along for the ride. <3

Photography: Tara Scoville

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Nigišiti Nets’a | Free the Queen

There’s something so beautiful about the natural essence of a being. We live in a time where the superficial is the standard for beauty and the more alterations we make to our temple, the better we think we look and feel. When it came to my hair, I too, thought I looked better with sewn in locks over my intrinsic coiled mane. I’ve witnessed the successful natural hair journey of some of my friends and recently wanted to try it for myself. I wanted to try a style that would define my curls. I wanted to exercise without the fear of “sweating out my hair”. I wanted to embrace my natural naps. I wanted to see what it felt like to be free. I tried flat twists and felt so vulnerable and shy; yet, unchained and unapologetic. I’m on a journey to find my happiness in whatever form that feels right to me and experiencing this form of freedom was an important step forward. I don’t believe adding extensions is detrimental to self-growth unless you feel are less than without them. I recently put back in my extensions in order to shoot a promotion video for Fleur Rebelle, LLC hair and COBA Cosmetology Academy and I can’t wait for you guys to check it out. However, I plan on continuing to experiment with my natural hair for my next styles. No longer do I equate my beauty to solely my weave. Accepting and loving myself for everything I came out the womb with radiates just how beautiful I truly am. Nigisti nets’a tederigwali. The Queen has been set free.

Photography: Tara Scoville

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Boho Broderie

St. Patty’s Day is next week and instead of the bright lime green, chartreuse, or the creepy seafoam green that may be your normal go to every year, try a shade with a darker hue to turn heads with. I’m a big fan of olive and army green because they look good on just about any skin tone and they create soothing energies. The forces they exude represent harmony and compassion. Olive green in particular, symbolizes space and wisdom, feminine leadership qualities, and peace through compassion for humanity. I’m not sure if you’ll be aware of those energies while chugging down a Guinness at a local pub, but it’s good to know for your sober moments. Shots will still be free at the bar so long as you’re wearing any shade of green so you might as well pick a hue that won’t give others a headache when they look your way. Leave that task for the liquor 😉

Photography: Tara Scoville

Hair: Fleur Rebelle, LLC

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Nigist

Tara and I got back on the field last week and made more magic! It’s always fun when we get together and I feel the outcome just keeps getting better and better. It’s like riding a bike, or flying a kite or learning how to cook, sometimes the process is challenging but the results get better each time. 🙂 This shoot was a little different, and in a good way because I got to shoot in one of my own pieces from my new line F.L.O.S.S. Daily.

Photography: Tara Scoville

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