WHITEWASHED

Something that I think is fantastic is the “body acceptance” movement. I see woman with so many different body types loving who they see in the mirror. For too long it was about fitting into a size 2 (0 if you’re really special) having thigh gap and a distinct collar bone… and in some places like the never – ending abyss known as Tumblr, and as far as I’ve seen, New York Fashion Week, these specifics still matter. Now I understand fitting into sample sizes and the way the clothes show on those extremely thin models, I understand why designers like Michael Kors and Donna Karen don’t have plus size or hell, regular human size models and their demographic. What I don’t understand however, is the lack of color.

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Disappointed does not describe how I feel regarding the fact that it is 2015 and these designers have a model cast that is 96.5% White. The other 3.5% consist of one maybe two African American models, an Asian model and possibly a racially ambiguous model. (The extra .5% is cushion for the visibly White models who claim to have Native American) In the fashion world these designers like DKNY, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren along with editors like Anna Wintour, are what the Academy is Hollywood. They create the fashion and beauty trends and we follow their lead. So when I look at what they say is beautiful, the lack of people who look like me and have hair like mine can become frustrating to say the least.

Let me highlight the fact that I’m not only speaking about my race but all races. I would adore seeing Latina, Indian, Native American and Middle Eastern models WERKing down a runway. And no one can convince me that there are not women of those ethnicities out there that can fit into the sample sizes and are attending casting calls. The real kicker though, is that these designers want women of all races to buy their products. They, by all means, are selling to the masses… so why not represent them all in their shows?

I’m not sure when or how this diversity problem in the fashion world will dissipate and dissolve but I hope someone has a major realization and starts a revolution.

For now, I can simply bring it up for discussion.

 

Peace and Love,

Mo

 

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All I Want for Christmas is…

TEN MILLLIIIONNN DOLLARS!

I’m pretty serious about that request but if I must be realistic *rolls eyes* here’s a list of what I’m hopeful for.

{side note: This post seems really late…. except it’s not seeing as how Christmas has literally crept up on me and I just really figured out what I could honestly say I want.}

First. I really want those who claim to be believers and follow Christ to get back to what this season is all about. There are so many things I have to be grateful for that it’s hard for me to say that I need these things or that what I have isn’t enough. My brother or sister in Christ reading this, I hope you have the same feelings and if not I pray that God softens your heart and shows His face to you.

Okay here we go!

Mary Kay Skinvigorate cleansing brush. Studies show that cleansing brushes remove 60% more dirt, oil and makeup from your face than your hands do. I ultimately really want to work on my skin in 2015 so I can truly wake up FLAWLESS.

An Epilator. If you haven’t heard about this rapidly tweezing painful yet worth it device, now is when you should probably go look it up. (on YouTube so you can see it in action)

A Remington Curling Wand. I don’t put any heat on my hair. However, this wand (after watching a multitude of YouTube videos) will allow me to switch up the type of definition without having to apply a ton of heat to my hair as I would if I were trying to get my hair straight. Truthfully I’m kind of bored with my hair and I need something different before I chop it off or slap a relaxer in it!

Nike Free Runs of New Balance ( I can’t decide) After playing softball at FSU I have been blessed with more athletic shoes than I can wear at one time that’s for sure. I actually want these sneakers for casual wear. I know I’m not the only one who has seen the athletica/femme outfits. Click these links and tell me these outfits aren’t cute!

http://thechroniclesofher.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-secret-to-perfect-wardrobe-part-ii.html

http://www.polienne.com/2014/03/nike-free-run.html

http://blog.eleanorsnyc.com/5-midi-skirts-spring-biking/

http://www.refinery29.com/fashion-risks

That’s what I thought. Hella cute! And I’m the queen of throw on and go yet when I get out of the house I always think dang I wish I dressed a little cuter than this. Now I can mix it all up and WAHLAH cute girlyness with some slight risk and a side of comfort = Morgan’s ideal outfit/wardrobe/life.

I kinda want a wig too but I legit wig… like the $300 wigs.. but I waiver on that and my husband claims it may not be “me” I think he just likes the idea of only real hair on his wife’s head.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!! If you don’t have deep pockets to give your loved ones the presents you would want them to have you can always give smiles, hugs, laughter, kisses and most importantly love!

Peace and Love

-Mo

Nude is NOT “One Shade Fits All”

I know I’m not the only black woman that gives the stank face whenever magazines or beauty experts talk about the nude pump or nude nail polish to elongate the fingers or the nude lip for a trendy muted face to only have them show colors that end with say the shade cream? You know what, I will even go as far as to say they may show a honey color and call it dark. Either way it leaves us actually dark skin toned women out of the nude loop left to deal with thing noticeably not matching… Like band-aids.

I got to the point of annoyance that I found some things that are nude for black women!

Nail polish: Revlon- Totally Toffee | Aldo- Shy Rose | OPI- Over the Taupe
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Lipstick

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Lingerie: http://nubianskin.com/

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Shoes: http://m.shoedazzle.com/products/TIARA-027-000513-0200?psrc=shop_shoes_pumps

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I hope this helps your beauty and fashion woes or at least sufficed your desperation to be apart of the nude circle.

Peace and Love,
Mo