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I A M I S I G O RESORT 2015: White Noise

Founded in 2009, iamISIGO by Bubu Ogisi seeks to create a striking awareness of how African culture can be fused with an audacious but yet minimal design aesthetic. I had the extreme pleasure of meeting the designer on set as she directed the shoot for her new collection White Noise. I got to squeal in delight over the clothes as they hung on the rack, waiting to be brought to life by the model, Lizzie. The creative energy of designer, model, photographer and make-up artist hung heavy in the air as tranquil tunes played; it was inspiring to be in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria and be part of the rising fashion industry. - Yagazie

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

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Flawless :: Beyoncé + Nicki Minaj

Beyoncé + Nicki Minaj-Flawless Remix.

What can I say about this that hasn’t already been said? Nothing, besides how much I love this song and I’ve only listened to it once. Check it out!

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Janelle Monae - Electric Lady Official Music Video

I just wish Solange was made an appearance, since she’s featured in the song. But, I do love this video from Janelle. She’s continuously branching out and trying new things, while still keeping to the original plan. Can’t wait to see what she does next.

Places to Shop: Zara

I wrote another post for Grade A Living on Zara, one of my favorite retailers. I’m also really excited, because yesterday I got an all white coat with pleather detailing from Zara Woman. Perfect for dressing up. I’m in love.

Check out the article I wrote here.

The photo above is from Zara Woman’s April 2014 lookbook.

Remembering Maya Angelou

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In remembrance of Maya Angelou I wrote a post on Grade A Living. Check it out here.


Naomi Campbell / Photographed by An Le / Styled by Phuong My, for Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam June 2014

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Listening to Lianne La Havas on the train ride back to Chicago. She is so talented. 

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Tyra Banks Covers Black Magazine

Tyra Banks covers Black magazine for issue #21. In full retro glamour, Tyra proves that age ain’t nothing but a milestone. She has accomplished alot in her 40 years and there’s more to come. In the interview Tyra talks her beginnings, television, and the fashion industry. Read the full interview here.

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Shopping: Urban Outfitters Surplus


If you live in Chicago and haven’t been to the Urban Outfitters Surplus store yet, then shame on you. You’re missing out, big time. The “Urban Outlet” is what it sounds like, a whole store dedicated to providing the consumer with discount Urban merchandise. Located on Clark and Fullerton in Chicago, this little gem is a must if your in the Lincoln Park area. Like all outlets it is hit or miss. There have been times I’ve walked in and walked right back out empty handed. But, sometimes you come across a pair of Dr. Martens for $20 or a cute pair of Jeffrey Campbell’s for $30. I have bought a pair of sandals there for $5. Once you hit, you usually hit good.

Go check it out. 

People are prettiest when they talk about something they really love with passion in their eyes.

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Very true, but there’s always that one person who is so quick to shut that person down. With something like, “You’re boring me.”, “Please stop talking.” or my personal favorite “I really don’t care.”

*Sigh* I do appreciate all the people who sit and listen to me. Ya’ll make me so happy. 

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