Dear White People: Antoinette Robertson

 *No Spoilers here!

If you haven’t seen one of Netflix’s original series, Dear White People, you’re missing out BIG time. The hit show came out late April 2017 and has been a huge success since. Not only does Dear White People dive into the world of a college lifestyle we all seem to fantasize about, but it targets the injustice and unnoticeable wrong-doings created by a society that ignores it and claim movements as “annoying”. This show is a wake up call for people who close their eyes to look around.

Dear White People takes a stand with the help of prospering future generation actors and actresses.

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An actress that made a vital impact on the show was Antoinette Robertson, also known as Colandrea Conners “CoCo” on screen. Born in The Bronx, New York, Robertson has also been casted in Atlanta (2016) and Hart of Dixie (2011). Hidden fact: Robertson is a graduate from Stony Brook University (NY) with a BS in chemistry…beauty and brains?

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She’s smart, sassy and all around a girl you don’t want on your bad side. She doesn’t need her arm candy, Troy Fairbanks, to build her own empire but it did make the show that much more HOT with sex and lust. Her relationship with Troy Fairbanks is one to watch and analyze with situations us females may be putting ourselves into without noticing. If you’re anything like Coco, you know how to play the game right.

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Coco Conners knows she’s sexy and the full package, but having to fit in with her peers at Winchester University made herself vulnerable and irritated when they pushed her buttons. She found herself rooting for the ultimate movement as a black woman but alienated when she felt like things were going to the extreme. – A daily misalliance we see in society, one that we need to build and protect for the sake of all human beings.

How do you make such an impact on camera? Easy, style baby. Coco had the best fashion sense in the show, one that I could not stop staring at each coming episode. I was genuinely excited to see what Coco would wear for the next scene! Her hair, glowing skin, to die for lingerie, matte-velvet shoes.. everything was a perfect match. Her apparel was classy and sophisticated with a touch of sexiness. What else can you expect from a character who’s dream is to work in the White House as a reigning politician? She’s a girl boss.

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In an interview with Glamour Magazine, Antoinette Robertson mentioned the power of femininity and how her role played a huge part in reconciling herself:

“I believe there’s power in femininity. Some people assume you can’t be as intelligent and successful because you decide you want to embrace your femininity—that’s ludicrous. With Coco, they dressed me up like a doll every day. It was a lot of fun for me, so I’m definitely embracing my girly, more feminine side, and I love it. I can totally be a boss and super feminine and wear pink lipstick if I want to, because the world is ours.”

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Let’s just say Antoinette Robertson should be leading the feminine revolution. Who says you can’t be pretty AND powerful? How amazing would it be if I got a chance to sit down and talk to Antoinette Robertson about her next move?

Personally, seeing characters like Coco Conners motivate me to get my ass up, go to the gym, exfoliate my skin and dress to succeed everyday. Which is why Antoinette Robertson is Fashion Inspo of the week.

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Empowered women empower women, I know I’ll be seeing her soon on the big screen and off!

Xoxo

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Glossy Lips – We’re In

Summer is in full swing and I’m loving the heat. Is it the sweet, refreshing air? Is it that one, catchy song reminding you of a happy life? Or is it the infinite amount of looks you can create with a simple tank and killer gloss?

We’ve all witness the trend of matte liquid lipsticks take over social media the past few years with master brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills and Huda Beauty creating full collections of numerous matte shades. If you haven’t noticed every time a matte collection surfaces, the brand follows the collection with a pairing of vibrant lip glosses. Could it be we just NEED gloss in our lives one way or the other? It’s 2017 and I think I’m seeing the full circle of ‘lip gloss heaven’ resurface.

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So why is lip gloss becoming a purse must-have and a sexy Summer style? I’ve got the perfect answers.

First, lip gloss is a cosmetic product that essentially adds shine. Several glosses add a mixture of glittery to metallic looks, to give that full glossy finish. Not only can they be easier to apply but they can bring back life to those luscious lips.

Applying lip gloss can cut your glam time down by a few minutes. Imagine not having to line your lips to get that perfect dimension fitted for your matte lip stick. With lip gloss, it adds dimension by itself and a voluptuous look back to your lips without the hassle of liner. Lip gloss is a two in one product for all your lip-look fantasies.

Without a doubt lip gloss enhances your lips to the poutiest effect and it’s even easier to coordinate with your style of the day. Lip gloss gives you the chance to combine colors together into your perfect cream color. Having a lip product base still creamy enough to swivel around makes the mixture process easier to manipulate and enough time to choose and add colors. On the other hand, adding a glossy finish can take your look a notch down if you realize your lippie is a bit too bold for your liking. Just add a touch of gloss a shade lighter to your lip stick and voila, a brand new you.

My reasoning behind this lip gloss phenomenon is because of the ultimate trend happening as of late 2016 and carrying till this day – that poppin’ highlight. It’s no wonder we love all things glittery and gleam-looking, the highlighter trend has been giving us a frenzy. Nothing screams natural and dewy-kissed than a perfect, almost blinding highlighter. We love the shine and we love the glossy look it gives back to our skin after our face makeup dulls our natural radiant beauty. Right, ladies?

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So take my advice! If you love the highlight look, you’re going to love lip gloss for the rest of the summer. Think of it as a match made in heaven for all my friends who love to be a glowing goddess throughout the day. Who knows, maybe even carry the trend to Fall with a bold, glossy, burgundy lip.

If you’re a beginner to lip gloss, try NYX Butter Gloss from Ulta Beauty for $4.99. NYX Cosmetics does an amazing job adding a light sheen to over 50 shades. They also claim to moisturize and condition your lips for a smooth finish. So if you’re not into sticky, pigmented lip gloss, this one is the way to go.

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If you’re into a bold and glossy look, Anastasia Beverly Hills available at Sephora for $16 killed the game with their unbeatable lip gloss collection. Not only are they all heavily pigmented with glittery sheen reflex, but they’re extremely thick on the lips giving off that pouty, voluptuous look that will stay on for hours. Their brush applicator makes applying gloss easy and quick to achieve.

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This summer is about catching that effortless, sexy glow on our skin. And the secret is out, lip gloss may be your new best friend to carry around in your purse for that touch up of glossy goodness. Comment below your favorite lip gloss!

Bella Hadid at CFDA Awards 2017 wearing Off-White designer brand

The stunning Bella Hadid once again making a breaking entrance for her elegant and urban combination of apparel by Off-White.

June 5th, Monday night was the CFDA Awards – an acronym for Council of Fashion Designers of America. To put this into perspective, if the Oscars are for the film industry and their attributions for the past year, the CFDA awards is for the fashion industry and designers waiting to be recognized and nominated for the highest, most prestigious awards.

Bella Hadid caught my eye for her leg-revealing, hot pink blazer dress and muted makeup look for the night. Not to mention pink is my favorite color, it seems Bella and I might have something in common.

Who’s the genius behind the dress? Fashion designer, Virgil Abloh, who was once Kanye West’s creative director backstage launched his brand, Off-White in 2013. Monday night he was nominated for ‘Emerging Talent’ by Swarovski Awards. He entered the colored carpet with Bella Hadid wrapped on his arm for his plus-one. Not a bad night for Mr. Virgil Abloh.

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Off-White’s most recent Spring 2017 show carried a line of dark colored, edgy and urban styles from all ranges of models. It was said to be his career best by Vogue, but still having a long way to go to break through his steady ascent. Abloh said, “It feels elevated, more luxurious, and with an attention to taste. I’ve made an effort to be more concise.”

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Hadid’s blazer dress makes this a needle in a haystack with her hot pink dress being the first pop of color I’ve seen in Off-White’s fashion line. This is a fashion statement in and of itself for Virgil Abloh’s versatile collection.

Her dress might have came with pants, but she skipped the bottoms to show off her lean, long legs – not complaining, her legs are stunning. The broad, collared shoulders came down the seams to give a wide arm appearance for movement and dimension within the blazer. The touch of pink added to the belt made the blazer sophisticated and in one-piece.

Hadid’s shoe choice seems to be an ongoing trend, the one with the clear straps; giving off an invisible and seductive look to the feet. Her short, black heels carried a delicate touch with the invisible toe straps and the belt buckle ankle straps. Good choice for a long night of walking and posing – although she’s been in much taller heels.

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Her light pink hand bag was interesting and for the most part, questionable. MTV critiques called her clutch a ‘lunch bag with a twist’ and although I can’t 100 percent agree with that statement, the folded look over the top part of the clutch did give off a box-y feel. But nonetheless, I’ve been meaning to find a purse that fits all my junk inside because let’s be honest, small purses just aren’t working for me anymore. Suggestions?

Bella Hadid’s makeup artist for the night, Nina Park, based in New York had an idea for a muted look which in return, made the Off-White dress of the night take the stage. Elongated smokey liner and bronzed cheeks sculpted Hadid’s face with a pop of light washed pink lips. With little to no eye work done to the lower lash line, Bella Hadid gives off a baby doll, youthful face – although in the colored carpet, she gives off a serious face instead of a signature smile.

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As far as Hadid’s hair, a classic blunt bangs look and an over the shoulder hair style will suffice. Not much styling was done to her hair but curling her ends inwards gave a vintage feel. Let’s not forget, the blazer dress was the main spotlight for the night. Having her hair down instead of in a high pony-tail gave off a business, sophisticated look; perfect for the long night out with Virgil Abloh by her side.

Bella Hadid never ceases to amaze me. What’s next on her fashion look-book? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Xoxo ~~~