Thursday, November 10, 2011

Meet Me. . . Black Beauty

Grandma Grace
I came into this world an independent diva. My beautiful grandmothers taught me early on the steps to maintain beauty.  My grandmothers Carolyn and Grace, always the ladies of the house, made sure my manners and etiquette were on point.  Helping my Grandma Grace put together her church outfits for Sunday, catch up on her soaps, and water her beautiful hydrangeas were the highlights of my early days.

Travel a few years and I was introduced to the hard working lady known as Dollie McGrew, my mother’s mother. My “Grammy” was a working woman who always took care of her family. She was the Avon lady. Dressers and cabinets covered and stocked with Avon’s latest scents and eye shadow shades.  I bathed in the samples (then was scrubbed with the Skin So Soft Soaps), running to the bathroom to try on the reddest of the reds and beautiful bright blue eye shadow mimicking Karyn White and Whitney Houston’s 90’s looks!

It wasn’t until my middle school years that I realized all of those women had instilled in me the most basic of beauty and fashion rules.  I went through middle school and high school dressed ready for an after school fashion show.  Always sitting in class passing notes about my most recent shopping adventure or what was next to buy at the mall.  Sharing my tips for hair and skin maintenance as young girls do.

I attempted modeling but height wasn’t working in my favor. I had to settle for being fashion forward with my own creations and strut my stuff through the halls of Kalamazoo Central High School. With a passion for fashion and the height of an elementary age model how was I to share my love with the world.

I bring this blog to teenagers and young women of today who want to know tips and tricks that aren’t always shared with us as we grow into adulthood.
I hope this blog inspires, enlightens, and strengthens the knowledge to be your best you. . . I’m not Oprah, I’ll let her work on the inside while together we work on the outside ;)


  1. I truly enjoyed this blog due to the fact that it was based on 3 fabulous women whom I've had the pleasure of spending time with. Thanks

  2. Great Post! Keep up the good writing and continue to share your fashion forwards!

  3. @Silent One

    Thank you so much! Please stay tuned for more!

  4. @Jahzara, the Savvy Diva

    Thanks Savvy! Be sure to subscribe for great tips and suggestions!

  5. @mrstdj

    Thank you MrsTDJ! I hope you enjoyed the post.


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