fashion

Recap of the Southern Women’s Show – Raleigh, NC

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Spotlight: Inspiring Beauty – 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Hi Aspirers! This past weekend I had a chance to attend Inspire Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair at the North Carolina Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina and I was very pleased with the everything in the exhibit. I didn’t know what to expect with the fashion fair but I knew I had to attend. I went to school for fashion and it showcased a black magazine!

Before I talk about what I loved about the fashion fair let me first tell you what it is. From 1958-2009 the Ebony Fashion Fair was a traveling fashion show that came from Ebony magazine. This fashion fair was a charity fashion show gave a spotlight to African Americans showing off their beauty, style, grace, and empowerment. Through the fashion fair there were a variety of works from different designers around the world that was showcased in both the magazine and the fashion fair throughout the years such as Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Givenchy, and more. Through out this post there are some pictures I’ve took at the fashion fair and also I vlog which you can find below.

Other than the exhibit I was pleased on who came to the fashion fair. I loved seeing different ethic groups that took the time to come out and view the exhibit. This fashion fair was seen by many and appreciated by everyone that laid their eyes on the clothing, read the history, and creating conversations on what was going on. I felt like the people that took the time to come out either understand the importance or they wanted to learn how black people and our culture created a platform in fashion.

Seeing the fashion fair opened our minds that there has been more out in the fashion industry than we are a custom to. It gave blacks a light that we are more than the stereotype. BFCA3F32-0F87-44FC-8834-D2527A680646It gave everyone that came out to the fair a chance to come together and learn that we can come together to appreciate one another without problems. Ebony Magazine created a platform where we were able to purchase information at the newsstand. Ebony Fashion Fair was created and the information traveled to you and the people could physically see how we all worked together.

I hope you enjoyed reading my opinion on the Ebony Fashion Fair. If this exhibit comes to a city near you please attend! I’m glad I didn’t missed out on this experience. Don’t forget to like, comment watch the vlog down below.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

New Year’s Eve Vlog

Ahhhh here’s another video for you all! I said I was going to post more and I’m doing it. I’m spoke it into existence and I made it happen. I hope you like it and don’t forget to follow my blog for updates on new posts.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

STORY TIME: Teen Vogue x Parsons I QUIT

Hey Aspirers and welcome new Aspirers to my blog. I’m still celebrating my birthday month. Don’t forget to send in your questions, any questions you want answered! You can submit them here. At the end of the month I’m going to record a Q&A video. I can’t wait to answer your questions! If I don’t get to your question for the video I will personally email my answer to you. In the meantime checkout my story time video.

Like and share this video if you want to see more videos like this one.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Happy July 1st! 

It’s July Aspirers and do you know what that means?!? It’s almost my birthday! Throughout this month of July I’ll be posting all of my favorite products, old pictures of me, and outfit of the days to celebrate my birthday. For all the Leo’s out there give yourself a shoutout in the comment box below. 

Throughout this month send me questions everyone that you’ll like me to answer it can be about anything and at the end of the month I’ll be doing a Q&A for you all! You can comment below but I’ll like it you send it to my inbox here. I’m looking forward to your questions! 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee 

Sizes May Vary

Sizes in clothing stores varies everywhere you go and for this week’s Teen Vogue and Parsons assignment I’m showing you how some of my sizes varies from one of my favorite clothing stores Buckle.

One thing I’m obsessed with buying is bodysuits. I’m loving the bodysuit trend right now and one thing I’ve been noticing is all bodysuits do not fit the same. I love this versatile one piece and finding shirts I can make look like a bodysuit such as finding fitted tops. I would compare shopping for bodysuit to shopping for swimsuits. So if you don’t like swimsuit shopping bodysuits aren’t your thing. I always wanted to be the person that could go into a store and know a medium will fit but unfortunately that isn’t the case. Below I attached me in a variety of bodysuits and tops all in the size large but as you can see some are more flattering than others.

What I found with each piece is they are all stretchy which I like but the fringe bodysuit I noticed during the day when I’m wearing the bodysuit it stretch out more and more. I’m usually a medium but for bodysuits I have to get a large because I have a long torso. All the bodysuits snapped at the bottom but the fringe one was cut shorter underneath so snapping it could be a little difficult. If I could go back in time I would change my mind on getting the fringe bodysuit. The blush bodysuit had the most give because the back was strappy and open.

I hope you enjoyed my experience with bodysuits. I would recommend this versatile piece for anytime of the year. Throw it on with a skirt, jeans, or dress pants. You can do it all!

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

I Wake, I Pray, I Slay ALL DAY

Today I was literally slaying in my outfit Aspirers! I turned a basic outfit to a wow outfit by adding a pop of color. It’s spring time here in North Carolina and with my neon blazer you could tell I was ready! 

Check me out!! 


Are you loving my outfit? If so don’t forget to like and share. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

#ootd

Hey Aspirers! It felt amazing this afternoon in North Carolina and I wanted to dress like how I was feeling. I wanted to show you all what I put together.  

Jacket: Ashley by 26 International

Bodysuit: Buckle

Necklaces: Buckle

Belt: Wal-Mart

Pants: Just Black

Shoes: Soda 

Majority of my items could be found at a Buckle store or online from their website. You can also google the brands online. 

I hope you loved today’s ootd! 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee