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The sweet sounds of Cecile Mclorin Salvant is my #SundaySoundtrack. Keep me calm and collected with a good book before running today’s matinee performance of Piece of My Heart.  #jazz #eyewear #fashion #DivaDivine #songstress #sundaysoul

The sweet sounds of Cecile Mclorin Salvant is my #SundaySoundtrack. Keep me calm and collected with a good book before running today’s matinee performance of Piece of My Heart. #jazz #eyewear #fashion #DivaDivine #songstress #sundaysoul

Saturated Ombre Squared.  Signature honey dipped locs & frames. Own who you are & envelope the world with your presence. Those who refuse will easily fall by the wayside. #DivaDivine #hairismymoodboard #style #FourEyedFierceness #eyewear #cateye #fashionforecast #hair #coifedcrown

Saturated Ombre Squared.
Signature honey dipped locs & frames. Own who you are & envelope the world with your presence. Those who refuse will easily fall by the wayside. #DivaDivine #hairismymoodboard #style #FourEyedFierceness #eyewear #cateye #fashionforecast #hair #coifedcrown

"I know you’re down, when you gonna get up.  I see you’re down, when you’re gonna get up." -Amel Larrieux

Refraining from posting wildly on social media. Keeping it conscious. But I will leave you with this. Dust yourself off and Get up this Sunday. Your hardships are building the golden brick road to your success. #print #music #songstress #motivation #naturalsista #sundaysoul #lyrics #styleyoursoul #MusicIsTheThreadofLife

"I know you’re down, when you gonna get up. I see you’re down, when you’re gonna get up." -Amel Larrieux

Refraining from posting wildly on social media. Keeping it conscious. But I will leave you with this. Dust yourself off and Get up this Sunday. Your hardships are building the golden brick road to your success. #print #music #songstress #motivation #naturalsista #sundaysoul #lyrics #styleyoursoul #MusicIsTheThreadofLife

Get some theatre into your life this summer! As you may know I am running wardrobe  this summer for Piece of My Heart the Bert Berns story at Signature Theatre which will run until late August. Enjoy the beautiful weather today and also take a trip to Harlem to support my friends of The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Opening today of Romeo and Juliet. Free to the public!  Yes….black people like Shakespeare. Costume designed by my dear friend Rachel Dozier-Ezell. #nycArts #summer #theatre #community #ThingsToDoThisSummer #harlem #musical #classics

Get some theatre into your life this summer! As you may know I am running wardrobe this summer for Piece of My Heart the Bert Berns story at Signature Theatre which will run until late August. Enjoy the beautiful weather today and also take a trip to Harlem to support my friends of The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Opening today of Romeo and Juliet. Free to the public! Yes….black people like Shakespeare. Costume designed by my dear friend Rachel Dozier-Ezell. #nycArts #summer #theatre #community #ThingsToDoThisSummer #harlem #musical #classics

Done with the Sunday matinee performance of Piece of My Heart. Standard attire is all black for crew. I gave mine an upgrade with #Wolford fishnets and #Prada menswear inspired shoes with exaggerated toe and kitten heel.  #theatrestyle #stylist #wardrobe #accessories #summerstyle #PutYourStampOnEverything #MyTheatreBlack  #Rock&Roll #MusicIsTheThreadofLife

Done with the Sunday matinee performance of Piece of My Heart. Standard attire is all black for crew. I gave mine an upgrade with #Wolford fishnets and #Prada menswear inspired shoes with exaggerated toe and kitten heel. #theatrestyle #stylist #wardrobe #accessories #summerstyle #PutYourStampOnEverything #MyTheatreBlack #Rock&Roll #MusicIsTheThreadofLife

Heading into work this Sunday with the sweet and syrupy sound of Amel Larrieux.  I remember a few summers ago going to the reunion of Groove Theory featuring The Roots in Central Park.  I need to go to at least one concert before the summer is through. #MusicIsTheThreadofLife

Heading into work this Sunday with the sweet and syrupy sound of Amel Larrieux. I remember a few summers ago going to the reunion of Groove Theory featuring The Roots in Central Park. I need to go to at least one concert before the summer is through. #MusicIsTheThreadofLife

Rockin’ Rollin’ all the way home with Lenny Kravitz greatest hits. Never listened to much of his music before. Candy for my eyes and sweetness for my ears. #style #rebel #Fifty&Fine

Rockin’ Rollin’ all the way home with Lenny Kravitz greatest hits. Never listened to much of his music before. Candy for my eyes and sweetness for my ears. #style #rebel #Fifty&Fine

Somehow survived the intense waters of tech and getting our groove on in our 1st week of previews. Live band, and an amazing cast of 20 sing the music of the late Bert Berns. Costume designed by David Woolard. Show support! #IWantCandy #WardrobeCrew #theatre #Singer #songwriter #musician #Musical #MightGoToBroadway #1960s #PopMusic

Somehow survived the intense waters of tech and getting our groove on in our 1st week of previews. Live band, and an amazing cast of 20 sing the music of the late Bert Berns. Costume designed by David Woolard. Show support! #IWantCandy #WardrobeCrew #theatre #Singer #songwriter #musician #Musical #MightGoToBroadway #1960s #PopMusic

Had a really rough ending to my business day yesterday. Sometimes,  doubt seeps in and you ask yourself why are you doing this? Then I stumbled across this card in my purse from a stage manager’s 6 year old daughter @jalcnyc family. It dawned on me that you do what you do not only for yourself but to inspire others. I surprised the little girls backstage one day & she made it her mission to write a thank you note. Let whatever you do inspire the next generation to not only write, but to perservere, #create and #dreambig! #family #kids #goals #gratitude #girls #love #style #lovemyjob

Had a really rough ending to my business day yesterday. Sometimes, doubt seeps in and you ask yourself why are you doing this? Then I stumbled across this card in my purse from a stage manager’s 6 year old daughter @jalcnyc family. It dawned on me that you do what you do not only for yourself but to inspire others. I surprised the little girls backstage one day & she made it her mission to write a thank you note. Let whatever you do inspire the next generation to not only write, but to perservere, #create and #dreambig! #family #kids #goals #gratitude #girls #love #style #lovemyjob

Dapper Dan.
Etienne Charles on the trumpet at Dizzy’s. Perfect Thursday evening night cap. #polkadots #styleyoursoul #jazz #trumpet #GQstatus #trumpet #MusicIsTheThreadofLife #lovemyjob #menwear #jalcnyc #headpiece #fedora #summerstyle

Where can we find happiness? Happiness is not found in a tranquil life free of storms and tempests. Real happiness is found in the struggles we undergo to realize our goals, in our efforts to move forward.

— Daisaku Ikeda

(Source: texaswandering, via birchbox)

blackcontemporaryart:

Signal boost! RVSP on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/656753121061038/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
A gathering for people of color at Kara Walker’s art installation in the Domino Sugar factory. Invite your friends— and your friends’ friends— so that we can experience this space as the majority. This exhibition reflects a monumental moment in history. “Walker’s gigantic temporary sugar-sculpture speaks of power, race, bodies, women, sexuality, slavery, sugar refining, sugar consumption, wealth inequity, and industrial might that uses the human body to get what it needs no matter the cost to life and limb” (Creative Time curatorial statement). Set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—a community that continues to experience a deep physical and mental erasure of recent history— this exhibition provides a chance for its thousands of daily visitors to reflect on this history before the old factory space is replaced by high rises.Let us gather to experience this important work, together.FREE + all are welcome!*Arrive at 2pm (Sun. June 22) and enjoy/build community while in line.http://creativetime.org/projects/karawalker/*This event is organized collectively, and is unaffiliated with Kara Walker and Creative Time.

blackcontemporaryart:

Signal boost! RVSP on facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/656753121061038/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

A gathering for people of color at Kara Walker’s art installation in the Domino Sugar factory. Invite your friends— and your friends’ friends— so that we can experience this space as the majority. 

This exhibition reflects a monumental moment in history. “Walker’s gigantic temporary sugar-sculpture speaks of power, race, bodies, women, sexuality, slavery, sugar refining, sugar consumption, wealth inequity, and industrial might that uses the human body to get what it needs no matter the cost to life and limb” (Creative Time curatorial statement). 

Set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—a community that continues to experience a deep physical and mental erasure of recent history— this exhibition provides a chance for its thousands of daily visitors to reflect on this history before the old factory space is replaced by high rises.

Let us gather to experience this important work, together.

FREE + all are welcome!
*Arrive at 2pm (Sun. June 22) and enjoy/build community while in line.

http://creativetime.org/projects/karawalker/

*This event is organized collectively, and is unaffiliated with Kara Walker and Creative Time.

Happy Birthday to sister friend and Empress Najla Burt! 

This up and coming designer is currently featured in British Vogue’s June 2014 Designer’s Profile. 

Wish her Happy Birthday by showing support to rising designers of color by following her on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=709902339051697&set=pcb.709902649051666&type=1&theater

Stay Blessed & Fabulous!

xoxo

The Empress of Style