It’s 2014. Why Are We Still Talking About Beyoncé’s Butt?

To quote a Destiny’s Child throwback—“The Writing’s On the Wall.”

When Beyoncé stood in front of a massive screen emblazoned with the word “FEMINIST,” it became the most impactful and far-reaching feminist statement in the word’s 177 year long existence.

Beyonce Feminist VMAs

Image via NewStatesman

Although you may or may not agree with Beyoncé’s specific brand of feminism, there’s no debating that her 17 minute long performance has reached more individuals in 24 hours than any other “feminist” action throughout the past 40 years.

The thing is, we live in a global era.  Beyoncé is not only a representation of the “American Dream,” but a global icon that women across the globe admire.  She breaks the mold, her existence is a balance of dichotomies that contradict our social ideals—she’s graceful but tough, a hard worker and a family woman, she plays the role of desirer and desired—To put it bluntly, Beyoncé’s a BFDIn fact, Beyoncé’s so important that even Siri knows to add an accent mark to the “E” at the end of her name.

Beyonce's Feminist VMA Performance

Whether you love her, or hate her, you can’t deny the truth: When Beyoncé speaks, the whole world listens.

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Sunday Inspiration

One of the many charms of living in New York is that you can find almost anything you want on the island.  I am fortunate enough to live above a little tienda in Spanish Harlem that sells homemade pan dulce daily.

Breakfast In Bed

Every once and awhile my boyfriend and I will treat ourselves to a slice on the weekend.  Paired with a cup of coffee it’s beyond words—a little piece of heaven on earth.

I guess it really is all about the little things in life.

XxMO

Ps.  Check this out if you like shoes!



It’s Not White, But It’s Okay

If I told you, “fashion rules are made to be broken” it would be not only be the lamest cliché in the book, but also the worst possible advice I could give you.

White After Labor Day

Why?

It’s already done.  There are no rules.  It’s straight up Lord of the Flies out there…

Because of the instantaneous nature of the internet, media outlets have to turn over stories faster than ever.  Fashion has especially, felt the impact of social media’s “real time” expectation.  Taking this into consideration, the birth of style blogging couldn’t have come at a better time. It gave fashion media outlets a new crop of “it” girls to publish content about.

In a way it’s ironic that the heavily criticized “democratization” of fashion was really the only thing that could keep the industry’s media afloat. Could you imagine how boring it would be if all digital fashion publications regurgitated the exact same story?  I mean, there’s only so many ways a fashion publication can discuss what the wonders belting a dress can do for your waist.

To return to my initial point— “the rules” are null. The regime has been overthrown.  The same people who created and stringently adhered to the rules are the ones breaking them and rewriting them.

Think I’m full of it?

Chew on this one for awhile–

People are wearing Birkenstocksto fashion week.

White After Labor Day

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