Niche-Elle New York: Fashion Design Esthetic Strikes a Balance Between Classic and Demure Sophistication with a Chic and Edgy Brooklyn New York City roots

 Niche-Elle New York is a ready-to-wear and custom made-to-order women's wear and accessories brand that captures the spirit of couture by combining unique designs with superior craftsmanship and flawless fit. Niche-Elle New York speaks to the sophisticated, elegant, feminine, classy woman. Niche-Elle New York esthetic strikes a balance between classic and demure sophistication with a chic and edgy Brooklyn New York City roots all at the same time. When you are dressed with this brand, I can guarantee you that you will walk out the room and will sure be remembered.

I first encountered this brand in 2016 when I met Founder, Head Designer and Technical Development Director Latesha Richards. She is personally committed to creating stylish, expertly cut fashion to fit a woman's body.Latesha is a technical patternmaker by trade and has a strong eye for detail. 

When Richards suggested that I wear her exclusive pieces, I was thrilled. In 2 separate occasions, I had the opportunity to pick up my Niche-Elle NY exclusive outfits and looked Fabulous! Her collections introduce a mix of timeless sophistication with bold and innovative fashion. 

Latesha Richard's has launched at New York Fashion Week for 2 seasons already since I initially met her and her brand Niche-Elle New York is well on its way to hit the celebrity red carpets for sure. This brand belongs in Neiman Marcus, Saks...you name it! And I know it won't be long until you see this brand in high fashion magazine as well.You can totally own your pieces as well. Follow the brand on Instagram and visit the site Niche-Elle New York. 

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📸credits to @kobyjovel

I personally love a classic wrap dress but when Designer Latesha Richards showed me the fabric that she had picked for me to create my garment I was in a complete aww moment.You can never go wrong with animal print and adding the simple sophistication of a drop front line and a gorgeous belt, it did it for me. 

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How about this Cape set? So elegant and classic.I love the hardware details on the skirt and the gray tone makes the entire outfit super tailored and rich.It is a great look for a business casual night out. 

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It is truly an honor for me to have the opportunity to share with you exclusive Designers making their ways into the Fashion industry.As a Digital Media Influencer, that is my mission always which is to genuinely showcase creative talent that you might have not had the opportunity to encounter II All opinions shared in this post are my honest review of Niche-Elle New York products and services. 

 

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Rocksbox: Premium Jewelry subscription

I used to have a subscription box program before. It was for natural home cleaning products. I have contemplated joining a food and wine subscription at some point too but was worried I would gain too much weight!

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In my opinion, subscription boxes are very useful. I have since, canceled my membership from the home cleaning company just because I ended up finding a brand at my local market that had a little more variety in their assortment. Other than that, I would totally recommend joining a subscription box program only if it is in the in the niche of product or services that you use most in your everyday life and that you know will save you time and money.

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When Rocksbox reached out to me to try out and review their subscription premium jewelry box program, I was super excited. One because I am always out and about to special events and always in need of something to wear and two because hey what girl does not love premium jewelry?! Let's be real. A nice pretty box in your mailbox every month feels like your birthday every month! I kinda like that!

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So basically for $19/month you receive 3 pieces to wear literally. It’s like jewelry on a loan is the best way I can describe it. Each piece of jewelry is hand-selected for you based on your style and specific requests by your personal stylist. Yes! I said personal stylist! Sounds fancy right? Well it is.

My Rocksbox stylist picked out a Gorjana drop earrings, a Pandora bracelet and a gorgeous spectrum necklace for me once. The next month I received another Gorjana piece of jewelry, this time a set of earrings, a stunning rose gold necklace by Elise M and a lighting charm necklace from Cameron Rose.

These pieces are not for you to keep. My suggestion to you, if you are exploring joining the Rocksbox subscription box program, make sure that you care for your jewelry pieces well unless you choose to purchase them instead of returning them back. This is totally an option too by the way.

If you are a jewelry lover and enjoy switching your looks often, this a very good subscription box to join. I am currently not a member right now but I am exploring joining again in the near future. It is very convenient to have especially if you are like me always on the go attending events and need fresh looks constantly.

Update: Since this sponsor blog post, my Rocksbox promotional code has expired. however, when you sign up directly on the site at www.rocksbox.com they usually offer great promotions.

This is a sponsorship review provided by Rocksbox. All opinions shared in this post are my honest review of Rocksbox products and services

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NYC Fashion Designer Tiffany Toussaint Presents Le Grande Mascarade

 
 

Le Jardin Enchanté was the theme at the last NYFW collection by Tiffany Toussaint. This season, the festivities embodied an evening of elegance.   As a Content Creator, I personally enjoy seeing other creatives building on their crafts.

From the food to the drinks, every detail represented style and sophistication. Fashion Designer Tiffany Toussaint's collections of evening gowns were breathtaking.  Trendy lace and sheer fabrics were all on the runway in an array of rich colors.  Many of the long flowing dresses had standing ovations from the audience.  30 fantastic looks in 3 segmented presentations were revealed. 

If it is wedding season or even prom season or any other special occasion that you may have coming up, I would strongly recommend that you visit Tiffany Toussaint's website here and reach out for your custom gown or even plan ahead for your New Year's Eve look! 

 

 

Wearing Ties to the Office!

Who says a mommy can't look chic when she goes to work? Who says a woman can't wear a tie? I love fashion, I am a mom, a corporate employee and an entrepreneur all at the same time but that does not mean I should give up on ME! When I look for fashion, I look for simple and basic pieces yet pieces that create a statement. The tie waist and neckline makes the entire look classy and corporate ready.

What I love with the Milly slouchy pant is the elastic waist. They are so comfy and easy to put on.  A perfect fit that smooths the tummy, hips, thighs and rear. I love the wide legs too! [shop it here

I paired it with a feminine silk Iris and Ink blouse.  The bow tie along the front and buttoned cuffs gives a complete look that can go from the office to after-hours with ease, polish and style. [shop it here]

It's still cold outside A coat and a pair of boots are not leaving their closet space yet!  I chose to style my corporate chic look with a faux suede peep toe booties [shop it here]and throw on a black trench coat [shop it here]

Jord® Watches are Timeless...

I don't know that you can really nail down on my style.  I am a little bit of everything but I guess you can call me transitional? I love to mix modern and traditional together but I really try to keep at least one classic, timeless piece in the mix.  

I have hard wood dark stain floors all over my house yet a modern green suede couch in my living room but you will find a traditional upholstered bed frame in my bedroom. In my closet, a mix of modern platform shoes next to classic Mary Jane's.

A watch is something that you wear all the time.  You need it to be practical yet stylish with pretty much everything that you wear. It was honestly very hard to choose my Jord® watch but when I saw  The Fieldcrest series Dark Sandalwood It was like seeing my wedding dress for the first time.  I knew it was the one! lol!  It's gorgeous on their website but let me tell you, in person? even better.  This watch is perfect for the season right now but I can see styling it in the Spring or Summer. It's lightweight, very well crafted...A timeless piece....a Classic. I am very pleased with my selection and you will be spotting it a lot throughout the season. Gorgeous!

Tiffany Toussaint Presents Le Jardin Enchanté

Le Jardin Enchanté...The Enchanted Garden is exactly what the experience was at Tiffany Toussaint's collection launch.  The exotic models looked like fairies coming down the greenery runway in their gracious gowns.  Tiffany transported the audience to a different dimension with her gorgeous color pallet, luscious designs and elegant models.

Tiffany's work speaks to the passion that she's had since she was a little girl playing dress up. Tiffany believed in her God's given gift and pursued her dream to becoming a Designer and for that I cannot stress to say that she is a true inspiration. 

This is just the beginning for Tiffany.  Her drive and passion for what she does will take her soon to the celebrity red carpet.  Her new collection is in the works! We had a chance to preview it and let me tell you, it was a standing ovation.

Tiffany takes custom orders. She will size you, work with the colors and fabrics of choice.  This brand is for your red carpet moment ladies. It is the dream wedding dress you've always wanted.

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CRIIIATIVE Presents Shoppaganza

Criiiative is a luxury planning and management group who provides a platform for independent designers to showcase their fabulous work.  Shoppaganza was the best event to close the summer season.  The crowd was drinking, networking, shopping, eating...and more.  I had multiple hats for the first time at an event.  I attended as a Blogger, a Designer, a Vendor and a Glam Squad panelist! Sounds a whole lot right? But Criiiative organized the event so well that I was able to manage all at ease.  Meg Campbell Golf, Kafe Louverture, Le Jubon, 237fashion, Reviled, Westpoint Media was just a part of the fabulousity that was in the building.  Make sure you watch both video coverages! 

At the Between Sisters Brunch #creolegirlsrock!

The All White Between Sisters Brunch is a platform that gives women the opportunity to share their culture, values, and most importantly their magic!

The guest list was very long!

The food was exquisite!

With Designer KADOKÉLÉ

The crowd was oh so Fabulous. 

With Culinary Curator Nadege Fleurimond

The Highlight of the event is when sensational long time Haitian Songstress and Red Cross Ambassador Emeline Michel got us all up to sing and dance!

I grew up listening to her music.  She spoke words of encouragement and motivated us all to stay authentic!

Oh yes! Let's talk about what I was wearing!!!! I paired Kaderique™ Handmade jewelry with this gorgeous ruffled dress and comfy gold accent flats.

White Maxi Dress

 

KADOKÉLÉ: Living Artfully, Créole Style

I was born in the States, grew up part of my life in Africa but my roots are from Haiti. I have had a bitter sweet love for Haiti as a result of my father's sudden death 2 decades ago. I do love my culture a lot however and I am proud to be a Haitian Creole woman. When I met KADOKÉLÉ Creative Director, Founder and Designer Marie-France, she took me back to my roots with her personality and her designs.

Let me explain better....

Marie-France and I connected through Instagram back in 2015 when I first stated Kaderique. Although we never met in our lives, we instantly clicked. We had lunch together for the first time and could not stop talking as if we were 2 long time friends that were reminiscing of our times together. We carried long conversations and I had such a pleasure learning about her brand KADOKÉLÉ.

KADO which means gift in Haitian Creole and KÉLÉ which is her Uncle's nickname, describes exactly what the brand is all about. Marie-France created KADOKÉLÉ to pay homage to her culture but also to her late uncle's Art. The brand offers unique apparel and hand-crafted jewelry. Following a short trip to Haiti after the 2011 devastating hearthquake., Marie-France came back to the United States as a new woman. She had fallen in love back again with her country Haiti.

"Growing from an artsy family, it is inevitable not to be bitten by the ART Bug!, she says.

Marie-France did not question the inspiration and creative juice that was flowing within her. She translated her love for her Haitian roots into Fashion through beautiful jewelry and apparel.

KADOKÉLÉ's collections are live and artsy. I had the opportunity to style KADOKÉLÉ VANYAN Tshirt which gives homage to the courageous, hard working Haitian women living in the provinces of Haiti. KADOKÉLÉ uniquely handmade painted mussels shells earrings are always a conversation piece when I wear them.

The wired earrings from the MÒN collection, are inspired by the mountains of our beautiful country Haiti. Lightweight and bold just the way I love my accessories.

KADOKÉLÉ is definately making its name for itself. With a recent website launch and new collections, you need to bookmark this brand a stop when you are shopping for authentic, special, artfully fashion. KADOKÉLÉ inspires you to live Artfully.

 Having lunch and a great conversation with Designer Marie-France

Having lunch and a great conversation with Designer Marie-France

 We attended the  Between Sisters Brunch  Together and had a great time!

We attended the Between Sisters Brunch Together and had a great time!

 Wearing Gorgeous Handmade Earrings

Wearing Gorgeous Handmade Earrings

Kaderique Handmade Jewelry

Happy Birthday America! It's 4th of July week and the official kick-off to summer is here! For many, this means hot dogs on the grill, fireworks and fun times with family and friends. Kaderique™ Handmade and You Are Beautiful Now wants you to make the most out of the long weekend and is offering you for a limited time a great sale to make your Summer one that you will remember.

Kaderique™ Handmade  and You Are Beautiful Now are the 2 accessories that you are sure to be safe to wear to the beach this season. The beautiful metallic tattoos are easy to apply and style. They come in various designs and color.  Paired with a handmade yarn necklace made from brand new T-shirt fabric, your outfit will come to life! 

Model DeAnn for booking email deannharte@yahoo.com

Model Natasha for booking email Natty.aujla@gmail.com

Black & White Bombshell with Devoreaux the Prep Pursuit

She's in Dallas Texas and I am in New Jersey, but that did not stop us from getting together virtually and bring you fashion inspiration.

Devoreaux's style is all so preppy and chic yet she knows just how to spice up a black and white romper and take it up a notch with gorgeous pink pumps!

I carried over the look by mixing black and white prints and accenting the look with one of my handmade jewelry lightweight necklace in pink.

 Click Here to check out more of Devoreaux's Black & White Bombshell!

Click Here to check out more of Devoreaux's Black & White Bombshell!

Photos Done Wright ©

The camera lens captures what the human eye leaves behind.
— Photos Done Wright ©

I am always so happy when I have the opportunity to work with other entrepreneur minded individuals.  I recently sat down with Founder and Owner of Photos Done Wright © Tamika Wright to chat about her company.  I also had the chance to experience her amazing work.  Photography is Art and being able to capture that moment means so much.  Tamika specializes in portraits and weddings but is highly creative and so talented and can take on any other type of photography needs. Photos Done Wright © is mobile and will work with their client to accommodate their requests to the best of their ability.  So I'd say, where ever you are and you need a professional, humble, skilled, and creative photographer, you can't go wrong with Photos Done Wright © I am very pleased with my portraits and it was so much fun working with Tamika.  

Sassy & Classy with Kaderique

My handmade colorful statement jewelry line is created with brand new T-Shirt Yarn. It is lightweight, easy to style and care, every piece will sure to be a show stopper. I styled my outfit with the red Ode Necklace. The perfect accessory.

 


Cocktails with Claire got me feeling the Bomb Life

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined
— Claire Sulmers

Studio 450 was filled with gorgeous, fabulous, bombshell ladies.  Shoes, food, music and most importantly the woman behind it all made this event something to remember.  Fashion lovers, bloggers, stylists, actors, photographers from all walks of life were all there to sip, converse and shop. This was a night to remember. 


i.am.her® i am a mother

This has to be one of the best jobs I have ever had. Being a mother is a blessing. It is about providing unconditional love, safety and security to your children.  

My son and my daughter are everything to me.  They come first before anything.  Everyday is something new with them and I love every moment of it and wouldn't trade it for anything.

I remember the day when I found out I was expecting a girl. I was so excited! "will she look like me?...what will she be when she becomes an adult?....who will she marry?...." I had all of these questions in my mind.  I am raising her to be strong, smart and learn to grow her spiritual life.  I love this girl so much and will do until beyond the rest of my days.

I find that raising a boy is so much different than a girl.  My son is such an active toddler. I love it! Keeps me on my toes.  I am teaching him to love yet to be strong.  I pray everyday that he stays out of trouble when is an adult.  Our society and culture is not giving me any choices but to continuously remind him who he is and where he came from.

We play together, laugh all the time, cherish every priceless moments we create.  I practice tough love and they both know that mommy don't play!

I am her. I am a mother.

I stand strong for my babies. I am their teacher and disciplinarian. But of all, I am and will always be their mommy.  Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful ladies out there. You are doing a hell of a good job.  Celebrate YOU everyday!


#FWBK a Fashion Celebration

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership celebrated fashion in Dumbo Brooklyn.  The line up of talented Designers was breath taking.  From dark, edgy, modern looks with Reviled, a garden party with Olga, to colorful shades with Vino Supraja, every single runway collection resulted in standing ovations

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Faux Locs Crochet Braids Fever

A couple of months ago I applied Crochet Braids for the first time. I love this protective style. It's easy to maintain, fun and well most importantly protects my natural kinky hair for a while.  I've done box braids before and always liked them during the winter time. But this time, I decided to catch up with this faux locs crochet braids fever and see if I can pull it off...

Well, I have to say, I am really loving it. Totally different look for me, but I sure enjoy styling it. Very light, hardly feels like braids. 

Yes and I sleep just like that! I love that I can just wake up, put on some makeup and I am out the door. I will be enjoying this hairstyle for the next few weeks. Be sure to stay tuned with my updates!


The Black Long Vest

Black is the new Black! yes that's right. I love styling Black. I kept it simple with my lace up flats last time:  Click Here This go around, I styled 2 different black vests with a very comfy jumpsuit and cute sheer booties. The other outfit is very business casual. The vest is shorter yet added a sophisticated feel to the entire look.  Mix your prints! I did it here with my blouse and trousers. 

Off the Shoulder Trendy Top

Spring has Sprung! I'm loving the off the shoulder trend


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Off the Shoulder Trendy Dress

Spring is M.I.A. and it's driving me nuts because I'm ready to rock out my off the shoulder looks this season. Remember back in the days this style was all over? Well it's back and I'm loving it. I got this cute dress at my local MANDEE. I accessorized the entire look with my floppy hat and a small fringe purse. Where would I wear this? Hmmmm....let's see...a backyard BBQ, to the park with the kids, outdoor concert...off the shoulders are in ladies! One fashion trend that I'm really loving!

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