Monday, December 19, 2016

Interview with Valarie Sanders from Haute Mama

If you are looking for style to help you be one with your self then Haute Mama is what you're looking for. I first discovered this cool boutique on Facebook and fell in love ever since. Haute Mama is for the mommies (or woman with busy schedules) who are still looking to put some zen in their life while doing it in style of course. Think Free People but on a friendlier budget. What I love most about this brand is the story behind it. So, I had to interview the owner of this awesome brand, Valarie Sanders to get some insight on what Haute Mama meant to her. Check it out below.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Who Got Next: Tatiana D. Myers of TDM Clothing

As another year comes to an end, I look back at all the people I have connected with in the creative world. It was great meeting new faces and planning collaborations with them for the new year. But there is one designer I have not connected with  yet but it is my goal to do so. Her name is Tatiana Myers and she has a beautiful clothing brand, TDM Clothing. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Shopping Gems: Fason De Viv

Models Nelly & Ayana, Photography Senia Lopez
Finding clothing brands with a message can be very hard. In this age of "fast fashion" it seems like most brands only concern is money. If you are wondering if there are any clothing brands or boutiques with substance then look no further. Fason De Viv, located in the heart of Old City Philadelphia is a beautiful boutique that sells clothing and art inspired by Haitian and African culture.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

New Beginnings: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

I’ve been away for a long time and I think it’s time to let you know why. I’ve been spending a lot of time in school and completely dreading it. For the past two and a half months, I have been spending my time in class, at work or in my bedroom thinking of all the work I have to do. The worst part about it all was that I believe the work I was so stressed about wouldn’t help me grow as a person. In fact, it made me go backwards in my process of growth.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Stellar Giveaway with Bites to Brand

After blogging for five years, I learned how hard it can be to host your own website.
All the content, photos and research it takes to start a blog can really take a toll on you.

With the experience I have with blogging, I know how hard and intimidating it can be to start your website up. With the re-branding of my own blog, I wanted to help someone start their blogging career with ease. That's why I partnered with Bites to Brand to give away a FREE blog theme!

Bites to Brand is a website to help bloggers like myself have all the essentials tools to start a blog including amazing themes and tips to blogging. I'm all about the empowerment of the creative youth and helping people start their brands, so this giveaway + collaboration definitely means a lot to me. 

So, if you're a new blogger or a blogger who needs a little bit of a reboot, please be sure to check out this giveaway.

Below are the rules + good luck to everyone!


Rules for Giveaway

Follow me on Twitter & Facebook at @stellarlblog

In the comments below write about the blog you plan to start or already started!

Tag a friend to this post!

You have until August 31st to complete these three steps.

That's all it takes to have a chance to win!

Friday, August 19, 2016

A Fashion Guide to Pop Up Parties

Yesterday was the Diner en Blanc in Philadelphia, the most anticipated pop of party of the summer!
Similar to the famous P.Diddy all white parties he host in cities such as Miami and New York, the Diner en Blanc is hosted all over the world from the United States to Europe!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Finding the Light Within: Self-Discovery Exercises

This world can be a very chaotic place.
Always fast pace, non- stop working and there is always madness happening in the world. 
It may be hard to care for yourself and learn about the inner you. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Culture Spotlight: Omi Muhammad & Cosmos Virtuoso

Omi Muhammad | Photo Cred: Darryl Cobb 

It's always great to have friends that inspires you. 
The type of friends that make you want to get up and do something with your art. I definitely believe everyone needs that type of person in their circle no matter what you plan to do with your life. For me this friend is Omi Muhammad. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Style on a Budget: Priyanka from Paint the Town Chic

 Finding your signature style can be very expensive, especially when you don't know how to shop for 
 your favorite looks. Priyanka from Pain the Town Chic is going to help you shop for those amazing styles while saving a few coins in your wallet!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Travel Tuesday: Road Trip Adventures

I always dreamed of going on a road trip with friends.
Packing up your car, going on the road and just experiencing the great outdoors. Ever since I watched movies like Thelma & Louise, I always knew hitting the road with my friends would be the greatest time ever..without a murder of course. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Link Up: Weekend Edition

This weekend has been a hard one for me.
The stress of getting my Etsy store up and running on time, creating a whole new look and vibe for my blog, and getting ready for all the new opportunities presented to me has been very stressful. Being an artist can be very demanding and you may not have time to yourself, so I decided to do a link up feature to some articles that got me through this week. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Style on a Budget: Kendall from Buttons and Blossoms

Last minute summer outfit
Have you ever wonder how you can save a couple of bucks but still look stylish during this summer season? Well, Kendall from Buttons & Blossoms have just the solution for you! Read below to get some cool tips on how to look chic without breaking the bank.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wellness Wednesday: Sweat Fitness 28 Day Challenge

There is always that pivotal moment in our lives where we realize we need to get a little healthier. Whether it's loosing a couple of pounds or just being able to walk up a flight of steps without loosing our breath, it's time to care a little more for our bodies. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Style on a Budget: Confessions of a Shopaholic

In the words of the all great Carrie Bradshaw
 "I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet"
Well, with a mindset like that, it has left me broke many times. *sighs* Even when I don't have the funds to shop til I drop, I always find myself stuffing more clothes into my already packed dresser. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Fashion Friday: Dear Gorgeous x The Lavish Life Pop Up Soiree

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the Dear Gorgeous x The Lavish Life pop up soiree held at Studio10Two05. When I first walked into the event I was welcomed with warm smiles from the owners of each brand, Niasia from Dear Gorgeous, a jewelry brand that is gorgeous simply put and Jasmin from The Lavish Life, a fashion brand that specialize in both apparel and consulting. 

Style on a Budget: Embroidering Adventures with Sadie Lee

Sadie Lee from Hey Sadie Lee
Following trends and choosing your perfect summer style can always be hard, especially if you're on a tight budget. If you are one of those people who obsesses over the latest trends, find yourself always online shopping or looking through magazines or fashion blogs for your next fashion inspiration, then this series is for you!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Let's Talk: Getting Through Grief

Last week was rough.
Day by day it seem like more and more violence was happening for senseless reasons. To say people were outrage would be an understatement. Rightfully so. The consent trend of police brutality and violence has gone too far. It should have never gotten this far to begin with. With so much hate in the world, sometimes it's hard to stay positive. Well, I thought I would share some insights on how to get through the grief of negativity. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Who Got Next: Naomi Coleman for Access by NKC

Naomi Coleman, founder of Access by NKC
When I started the "Who Got Next" series for this blog, I wanted to highlight all of the greatness within the city of Philadelphia and the amazing talent we hold.

From designers to musicians, I want people to know that the city of brotherly love is a city full of underground talent. When you meet people with the same ideas, it can be very refreshing. For example, Naomi Coleman of Access by NKC. She created an boutique agency to help creatives in the city of Philadelphia reach their highest potential. Speaking to her was not only inspiring but it confirm my thoughts of Philadelphia, we are a bubbling city ready to explore.
 Read my interview with Naomi Coleman below and learn all about her start in the PR world!

Monday, June 20, 2016

My Summer Bucket List 2016

Every year since 2014 I have written a summer bucket list. 
This idea was inspired by reading one of my favorite blogs, Free People Blog and ever since then I have been hooked. My summer bucket list has been getting shorter and shorter over the years. At first, I thought I was just getting lazy. But then I realized I rather just let nature run its course and go with the flow.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Odunde Festival 2016: Street Style

Anybody who knows me knows that I love attending the Odunde Festival every year. 
The essence of the festival and the energy it brings is just wonderful and something I just have to witness each June the festival comes back. I love walking around, meeting new people, seeing all the beautiful fabrics, jewelry and people. Eating the food and listening to the music, watching the performers. It serves a great energy to unite the African-American community. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Best of the East Coast: Philadelphia, PA

Road trips is the best summer activity anyone can do. Whether you are cruising in the car while blasting your favorite jams or meeting new people while being one of the many passengers on a Greyhound bus, exploring the good ole U.S.A can always be super fun.

Who Got Next: Jasmine Anderson for Mary Jane's Closet

Philadelphia is making new waves when it comes to fashion in the city. We may not be as large and incharge in the fashion world like New York or L.A. but we are definitely making strives to being one of the top cities for fashion. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Father's Day Gift Guide with Tommy John Underwear

If you're anything like me then you suck at buying other people gifts. 
I have always been good at shopping but usually it's just for myself. But with Father's Day just around the corner (June 19th to be exact) it's time to put on my thinking cap to get the best gift for the best father in the world! 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Foodie Adventures: Recap of Dining Adventures

Anyone who knows me knows that my two favorite things are food and fashion. Like Carrie Bradshaw says, "I like my money where I can see it" and for me that is in my closet and on my plate. So, when I was invited to two amazing events where I can sample food and cocktails while celebrating the summer opening, I almost drooled at the chance to be there.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Weekend Edition: April Event Recaps

PHL Bloggers Conference in April
Sometimes life can get away from you. It can happen so fast, that you forget to posts event reviews from a month ago. But, like the famous quote goes , "better late than never". So, here are some quick event recaps from what I called "The Weekend of Inspiration". 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Who Got Next: King Minzly

King Minzly Experince
Philadelphia is home to the new leaders of creatives. 
At least that is what I like to think. Living in this city, I witness so much greatness in the art & culture movement from art, music, fashion, etc. It's so many great people doing great things which makes me very happy to be living in Philadelphia during the renaissance of the arts in this city.   

Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Mother's Day Surprise! Ella Vanilla Review

When I was emailed about a cake decorating class, I knew I had to jump on the opportunity. 
While writing and fashion are both passions of mine, baking have always been a hobby I enjoy doing every once in awhile. So, to be invited to take this class was very exciting for me. Of course, the day of the class, my bad luck started to show and I was running late due to the bus..again. *sighs* 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Access by NKC: Wildfire the Series

'Hustle' tees from Mary Jane's Closet

I was recently invited to attend a pop-up shop and artists mixer for emerging artists. When I got the email I was very excited to be apart of this amazing event.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Shopping Gems: Wardrobe Boutique

Shopping is always my favorite thing to do. Especially when it's for a good cause. 
  Now that it’s a new season of good weather (sometimes) and the start of amazing events in the city, it's time to shop for a new wardrobe for every occasion. I know the perfect place to shop for those chic spring/summer trends while giving back to a good cause, Wardrobe Boutique!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Signature Style: Vintage Maven

OOTD: Vintage Maven

Do you know what your signature style is?
I was recently inspired by Social Studio Print to do a post about my style, I was kinda stumped at first. I love to experiment with different with different looks, colors, and styles from many different sub cultures. It was hard to pinpoint exactly was my niche style.
Then, I had a 'ta-da' moment and realized exactly what my signature style is.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Queen of the Clubs: The Golden Era of Club Fashion

Picture of the Club Kids 90's
Sometimes music can evoke a spirit or nostalgia of a time just by listening to one song. That was the case for Azealia Banks 'Queen of Clubs' track from her awesome new mixtape, Slay-Z. Listening to that song just made be want to dance and have fun. It also made me think of a time I wish I could experience for myself. The Golden Age of New York.

Friday, April 8, 2016

What Makes A Fashion It Girl? My Top Fashion ‘IT’ Girls of 2016...So Far!

KeKe Palmer
Do you ever wonder what makes someone an ‘it’ girl in Hollywood? What is it about her style that makes people go crazy?

Sunday, April 3, 2016

What Would She Wear: Festival Season '16

What Would She Wear: Festival Season '16

What Would She Wear: Festival Season '16

Festival season is almost among us which means its time to think about the perfect festival ensemble. Usually this is the time to bring out your inner flower girl but why no go sporty? I know for me, I will definitely be rocking my boots, overalls and cute backpacks. This is the year to do something different and stand out!

Be sure to get more style inspiration via my Polyvore page!

Moschino short sleeve shirt
$460 -

Bib overall
$60 -

Paul Joe Sister comic book
$255 -

Sydney Evan white gold necklace
$630 -

Nike Golf hat

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Travel Tuesday: Balling on a Budget

Skyline view of Hong Kong, China

 There are many things people add to their bucket list. Run in a marathon, become a millionaire or even do something outrageous like jump out of an airplane. There is one thing I know for sure I want to do and that is travel. I’m sure I’m not the only one that desires to see different places and experience different cultures other than the one you live every day. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

International Pop! Philadelphia Museum of Art Pop Art Exhibit

During Spring Break last week I had decided to get my inspiration back after a dreadful start to spring semester. Even though I'm finally taking fashion courses, I still feel out of my element. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Night of Black Excellence: Avant Garde Art Exhibit

Amazing artwork from artist @yesitsjayagain

Last month I was invited to attend an amazing art exhibit celebrating Black History Month and  local artists in the Philadelphia area. After attending a few art exhibits and showcases myself, I must say this was one of the best art shows I've been to in awhile. It was great music provided by June Lopez, delicious food catered by Twice the Spice Caterers & Chef Bernard Caterers & Son and amazing art from many different artists across Philadelphia.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Shopping Gems: Aoki Boutique

Model Kawtar rocking a varsity jacket from brand 'Sugar Lips'

Philadelphia is known for many things including our food, art and music but one thing many may not know about our city is that we have a bubbling fashion scene too. We have some of the best shopping districts, boutiques and malls all in a close distance. Being that my favorite (and most expensive) hobby is shopping, I thought I share some of my favorite shopping gems in the city of Philadelphia!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Weekend Editon: Prom on a Budget!

Prom season is around the corner which means its time to grab those wallets (and maybe a book or two to kill time) and go shopping for her or his grand day. Personally, I did not attend my prom. For the fact I was home schooled my senior year and didn't know anyone, I saved myself from a horrible night. Plus, I couldn't imagine what I would wear, especially for the prices they were offering for prom dresses. This doesn't have to be your faint, thanks to Wardrobe Boutique! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Art as Inspiration: Fabric Museum & Workshop

'Blockadia | Josh Graupera 2015

And I'm back! 
I've been having such a good (and hectic) semester this go around, I also forgot I had a blog. Oops! Well, I'm back to share such an inspiring moment from the beginning of the year. I was recently looking through photos on my phone for inspiration for one of my homework assignments, when I saw some pretty cool art work. Then, I remember the awesome Fabric Museum & Workshop art exhibit that I visited not too long ago, Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Culture Spotlight: Indigo Bleu Design Concepts

Artist Malik Davis and owner of Indigo Blue Danielle Green

Being from the city of Philadelphia, the art and culture movement has always been prevalent in my life. I have always been inspired by discovering new artists, designers and even hidden gems on where to find amazing art. It would be unthinkable for me to not include Indigo Bleu as one of those hidden gems in the city.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Who Got Next: Maria Pearl

Maria Pearl, Owner of Miss Pigeon Wardrobe

This generation is full of movers & shakers in the industry of art, business, fashion, tech & entrepreneurship. In this series, I will shine the light on just some of those who are making a name in their industry. So, do you want to know who got next?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Special Edition Post: The Off Beat Bride 2016

 Have you ever wonder about your big day? When it’s time to walk down the aisle to the one that you love, what music you will hear. What you will wear? 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Travel Tuesday: My Adventures in Capetown, South Africa

It has been two years since I took the trip that would change my life. I never thought I would be able to travel to such a beautiful and amazing place like Capetown, South Africa but I did and it was definitely an inspiring journey for me.