Couture Chronicles

Brilliance Becomes You!

•••
There is nothing wrong with being fabulous! The fashion world is filled with creatively innovative, imaginative people who use style as a form of distinction. Entertainment in general, seems to attract people who rarely shy away from the opportunity to take center stage and shine. But what if the language of style and glamour is a new interest for you? [...]

Later Haters

•••
There is so much negativity swirling around in the universe. Hate seems to have gained so much popularity. Everywhere you turn there is a platform for people to throw shade, spew intolerance, and ostracize another for their differences. At first glance, it seems new. That is part of the shock. You think to yourself if you are an American, particularly an [...]

Grow Into Your Crown

•••
Dr. Howard Thurman, a well-known educator, theologian, author and philosopher of the esteemed Morehouse College was known for having said "Over the heads of her students, Morehouse holds a crown that she challenges them to grow tall enough to wear." This profound statement is true for all of us. We each have the opportunity to grow into something remarkable [...]

Bask & Bathe

•••
Through trial and error, each of us has learned a few hard life lessons. We've also all disappointed someone, or even ourselves, at some point, falling short of expectations or our desired achievement. When these moments occur, or later on in life when the memory of those incidents resurface, it can cause us to feel melancholy, a deep sense of condemnation, [...]

The Grace to Struggle

•••
Whether all persons in this country have benefited from it or not, there is something to be said about the need to declare ones right to independence and freedom. Minorities of all walks of life (gender, race, socio economic status, etc.) know all too well that America is guilty of gross hypocrisy and double standards. However, we all hang in there and fight[...]

Fight For It

•••
If you are like me, you were raised to never initiate a fight (that doesn't mean you never found yourself in one). Outside of having a professional boxing career, the notion of fighting is generally seen as a negative thing --and rightly so. Both verbal and physical fighting can cause bodily and emotional damage that take decades from which to heal. So befor[...]

The Right Routines

•••
We've all seen them. Movers, shakers, trailblazing individuals who interrupt our cultural status quo with their innovative ideas and exceptional talent. Serena Williams, Mark Zuckerberg, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Steve Harvey... These are the famous personalities, but there are countless unknown others who ascend their particular ladder of success by [...]

Next: Prepare for a Bright Future

•••
Happy New Year!!! We've all been encouraged to live in the moment; grab life by the horns. While this is definitely true, people who manage to sustain relevancy and success somehow manage to have their ears, eyes, hearts, and minds set on what's next. They challenge themselves to be present, but more importantly: forward-thinking. If they work with a team[...]

Pregnant With a Dream

•••
I love the Christmas holiday season. It's such a beautiful time of year! The lights, decorations, and togetherness, make moments so rich and wonderful. Those who know me well, know that holiday music is another aspect of the season that brings me great joy. My husband and I both are ardent music lovers and while I love so many of the soulful classics, one of[...]

"Be-Leave"

•••
We all want something. Deep inside each of us is a dream, a vision that we long to see fulfilled. Some allow that desire to remain intimately tucked away, while others dare to respond to its beckoning call. We've heard numerous stories of trailblazers (my husband being one of them), who despite life's odds they "faith" their way to their dreams. Regardles[...]