Until Next Year…PFW 2021

Hello Loves! On to a new week and I’m ready!

Paris Fashion Week has officially ended 🥲! It’s ok though because so much has happened since my last blog. If you haven’t read it yet go ahead now!

Miu Miu….I’m gonna let that sink in. Can you say mini skirts? The kind that were worn back in the day with the pleats or had the big belt buckles attached. Those showed up in this show. Not the pleats but def pants and suit jacket material. All of the material had an unfinished, unhemmed look which I adored because it was the pop for each piece. Most used a pop of color but Miu Miu used a pop with the unfinished edges. One other thing Miu Miu collaborated with New Balance and I couldn’t be more in love! Miuccia Prada did an excellent job with this entire show from mini and long skirts. Oversized and cropped jackets (suit and regular). No complaints on any of this show because it all tied together uniquely and was worth my while.

Valentino is my all time favorite brand since a teen. Pierpaolo Piccioli had such an eye to just make things not just pretty but beautiful! The entire show had so many pieces where I couldn’t help but be in awe! The theme was Rendez-Vous and my favorite piece was this yellow draw string dress paired with combat boots, a purple stud bag with a short and long straps. I’m obsessed with that yellow dress because anyone who knows me, knows I love a short dress. There was also a purple maxi dress with a deep v-neckline… I want it! Ohhh!! There was a green deep v-neck dress that had the off shoulder straps….I’ll take one in every color possible PLEASE! The v-neck on this dress definitely was a play on Valentino’s “V” and it’s perfect!

Although the Paris Fashion Week is over, I’m excited to see pieces pop up at other events from the entire PFW event! I’m always watching just to see how things are paired by individuals who buy from the show. Not a lot of people know this about me but if you know me well…not hard to notice. 😂

I don’t normally watch celebrities for their looks unless they do something that stands out like wear something no one else would dare to rock! I’m all about dressing to what fits your personality and style! Lizzie, Cardi B, Naomi Campbell, Gemma Chan, and Emma Chamberlain all stood out to me simply because they wear what many would not dare try. Even if it looks crazy none of them look like the others in attendance.

Tell me if you watched PFW and what was your favorite!

The Show Must Go On…PFW

Happy Sunday!!!

Hope your Sunday is going well! We are still in the middle of Paris Fashion Week and only two more days left! Yesterday Balenciaga showcased a beautiful collection. Can I just say Balenciaga is my cup of tea!!! This collection had a combination of oversized, layered and just phenomenal! The models were all so different which stood out to me because everyone had their own unique look from grey haired to pregnant. Yes PREGNANT!!

Four days ago Balmain showcased and when I tell you every minute was worth it. The inclusivity was top tier and not one body type was excluded! Olivier Rousteing you did not disappoint! Love your humble spirit!

Balmain made me want to break the bank badly! Olivier really made it hard to name one specific thing I wanted but I need it all! The gold link chains that gave an extra pop to several pieces caught my eye the entire show.

Gemna Gvasalia did an impeccable job creating a collection that was gender neutral. I honestly loved it because every individual had on something I would wear!

How do you feel about PFW? Good or bad I want to hear about it! Let me know down below!

It’s More than a Dream: Paris Fashion Week

Helloooo!! Happy Wednesday!

The last three weeks have been my literal favorites! Why? Two words…FASHION WEEK! Many do not know this about me but I’M OBSESSED! Plus The Devil Wears Prada is quoted and watched continuously! And I may or may not have my own show for no one to view! 😂😂

I adore seeing the various designers creative collections for each new season. I might not own any of the things but that doesn’t stop my heart’s adoration for the work put into the collections. My absolute favorite designers are Valentino and Loewe! They are the first two I check for fashion week just so I don’t miss any of their created pieces.

I dream of attending Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week! Since I was about 16 I always envisioned myself present as the show is launching. One day I will be present at one of the two! Just wait! 💕

I’ve been faithfully waiting for any lives to air and pictures to be posted just to see what new and creative ideas are viewable for the world to see. This week is Paris Fashion Week so of course yesterday I watched the live airing of the Dior showing which by the way, was STUNNING! Maria Grazia Chiuri, who was named creative director for Dior and also the first woman since the birth of the brand in 1946. The entire show had a 1960’s feel and the bold colors used on the floor POPPED while drawing your eyes to each piece worn by the models. Chiuri did her thing on this show!

Yves Saint Laurent is back this year after holding off last year after the start of the pandemic. Anthony Vaccarello, creative director, displayed his showing under the glittering Eiffel Tower and it was….GORGEOUS! Just GORGEOUS! Vaccarello’s pieces were funky yet glamorous! Creative, if you ask me…just saying! Many of his pieces I would actually wear!

Today I will see what shows I can view throughout the day! What are you looking forward to from PFW? Who are your favorite designers? Let me know below!

Here’s Why Makeup Shouldn’t Determine If You’re Pretty

Hello Again! 👋🏾🎉👋🏾🎉

I’m excited to share about my adventure in make up!!!! Can I say I LOVE makeup!! Well I do! I’m obsessed!! I splurge on makeup and beauty products a lot more than I should but it’s my favorite! Did I mention I LOVE makeup? I most certainly do!

9 years ago I learned about makeup through YouTube and magazines. I learned no skills or proper application techniques but I got the makeup on my face somehow and it was cute back then 😆! Also during that time I was much smaller than I am now as I was 143lbs and in my twenties! I was thin and unhealthy on so many levels! The biggest problem was my insecurities and trying to hide them through how I presented myself to the world. As time went on I gained a ton of weight from being hormonally imbalanced and majorly insecure at this point. I was also in several relationships that discouraged me from ever trying to gain any confidence that I was still beautiful with my weight gain. The scale 3 years ago was at 265lbs. I am now 228lbs thanks to my friendship upgrade gone sisterhood! My circle of sisters/besties (they are both) are basically women that will encourage the mess out of you! No cap! Also they know the real me which I needed to be reminded of from season to season!! They each would gently point out things I love which is what started this blog! They ask questions like, “Renetta have you been thinking of getting back into makeup?” Which usually got me thinking. Maybe it’s time to just get into a class and learn about make up!

So recently I took a makeup class with at first Lexitelevision (she is crazy funny🤣 look her up) on a zoom which taught the toddler basics of makeup! Believe me I needed it! I enjoyed every minute of it too! The entire zoom was EXTREMELY informative and you just need to sign up for it! Oh and bring a notebook because you will be writing! No worries it’s not a lecture she is applying makeup and as she is talking you have to write out the steps! My memory is good but not that great! So 📝 ! By the way she started a makeup company called GEAT Cosmetics and she has the best of the best products! She does not half step at all! Go order some products here: www.geatcosmetics.com Thank you Lexi and GEAT!

A month later I took another makeup class with an MUA named Noelle! She has a bootcamp called About Face!!!! When I say it’s extremely inclusive of every participant and engaging because she wants you to really walk away with the skill set necessary for makeup application. Now I skipped her basic and took her advance class which I am glad I did! She made sure everyone followed along together before moving on to the next step which was a HUGE plus! Now the steps are stuck in my head like a song! During the zoom with her she made a few mistakes and shared how to correct them. One example was when she applied her mascara she got a little on her nose. She warned us to let it dry and then once dried flick it off so that the mascara does nor smear! It was a great boot camp and I plan to take a specialized class soon! For now though, I practice weekly to get better and I have to say you should sign up for her classes ranging from basic to specialized! Sign up here: https://linktr.ee/aboutfacebc Thank you Noelle!

Now makeup isn’t for everyone and that’s ok! However if you just want to enhance your look sign up at the links above! Makeup is fun and very addictive I might add! This blog by the way is not sponsored by either companies 😉! I just was blessed immensely by both companies after years of just being too insecure to give make up a try. I pushed past those insecurities and just signed up and I’m forever thankful I did it! Can’t help but to share!

It’s important to understand what makeup is NOT! Many are under the impression that if your “ugly” or not “pretty” enough make up will fix you. But that’s far from the truth! Makeup is not a mask to hide behind! It’s designed to magnify or enhance the beauty that already exist! You’re beautiful and you don’t have to hide behind the tool (makeup) designed to highlight the beauty that already exist!

The last thing makeup is not is a list of rules! Now I can say from experience, it can become overwhelming. Mainly just knowing where to begin in the process and figuring out what products work for your skin and skin tone. The list could go on but it shouldn’t stop you from trying! If you decided to learn how to apply make up let the creativity flow! Whether it looks amazing or ok you’re learning! Make up is art, with practice you become more skilled! Have fun and try and replicate a look from online or from a magazine! Try every look you can find including a halo look, a cut crease look, a winged eye liner look, or my favorite GLITTER!!! Have fun! Your confidence will soar as you grow more comfortable in your own beauty! One more thing…don’t go by the most expensive products on the market just by great quality and shop with GEAT!

Share below your experiences with makeup! I want to hear all about it! ♥️

3 Ways I Failed as a Blogger

Heyyyy!!! 👋🏾Welcome to my newly re-launched site!!

So much has changed and I have to share!! Mainly three failures that I focused on to turn into strengths. It’s amazing how an L can be turned into a WIN!

Why do I say failures? Well I discovered things that were always there, just had to learn to embrace them!

The first reason I failed was because I was consumed more with how others viewed me. In the last 8 years I had lost all interest in how I presented myself. I learned the root of it was because I grew far too comfortable with being overlooked. I mean no one was paying attention anyhow so why try? I had to change that because deep down or even when I’m alone I’m always focused on my main interest which is styling!

Anyone that knows me well, knows I absolutely love to dress people up or suggest better options based on their personal preference or personality. I’m obsessed with trends and even have events I one day would love to attend from years ago! Even while scrolling through social media I get visuals of outfit ideas or accessories I would love to see some people try on themselves. I’m always piecing together something with no effort! I have countless screenshots of pieces I rotate for different people with different body types because I cannot help myself!

The second reason I failed was I did not have a clear vision of what exactly I wanted as an individual. Recently, someone I look up to told me if I see myself a certain way that’s the way others will treat you. Her words became reality once I started evaluating who I showed up as in life. I learned rather quickly that I needed to heal from some old wounds and I don’t regret any minute of it. This decision affected trajectory of how my life has been now! Healing isn’t just a seasonal thing! It’s an ongoing thing and I’m most thankful that I chose healing. Had I not, the person who gave me some words of advice would not been respected. Why? I would have taken their words as an attack because of the the lense of which I viewed life was a very fragmented and opaque. I discovered as I heal my vision became more clear! Who I’ve always been resurfaced and I got more confident in who I already was.

I even looked up and noticed my friends changed for the better! The friends and Godsister I have are all my best friends every last one! Healing brought the right people to surround me who encourage, love, and most of all push me to be who I’ve always been instead of who I became through comparing myself to others. Thank you ladies!♥️

The final reason I failed was because of COMPARISON! I compared myself to so many people that I gave up on myself. I didn’t realize it until I was told by someone I respect and love that I had to change how I think about myself. The struggle was the body I was in. Who knew what I was telling myself had me in this constant cycle of comparing myself to others by not seeing my own beauty. Just like my vision I had to fix my mindset. This same person also would gently push me to just love on myself and change how I presented myself! The biggest challenge was actually dressing myself up and loving on the woman I am one day at a time.

Today I am now 20 pounds lighter and loving myself along the way of this Journey to 175lbs! I’m not a failure rather I’m an overcomer! I acknowledge my shortcomings and made the necessary adjustments to embrace who I’ve always been! A HUGE plus is my blog underwent a new look as well! I’m excited! Let me know what you think of my site!

A few things I remind myself of daily! Im not quitting on myself! I am beautiful! I am worthy! Im am not my mess…

What challenges are you facing? How can I help you to overcome?


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