CLUB DUQUETTE

On my visit to Club Duquette Friday, I thought back to the first time I stepped foot in the store. It was back in August and they were hosting their own kickoff party for the Southern Makers festival – a two day event that showcases creativity from local designers and artists. And even though the crowd that attended wasn’t present, the atmosphere was still as laid back as it was that night.

Read More
Freddie G.
Emerging Designers Announced for Splashiversary Competition

DON'T MISS THE MAGIC of our largest and most spectacular fashion showcase. The Splashiversary Emerging Designer comptetion will be hosted by the amazing style team behind Beyonce, Ty Hunter & Raquel Smith. We will feature 5 emerging designers in a head to head fashion battle for a prize package valued at $5000. Show will be opened by Macy's at Brookwood and closed by luxury streetwear and presenting brand, Splashed by DKG. You don't want to miss out on this event! 

Read More
Magic City Fashion Week
MCFW Bloggers Night Out

Blogging is a culture, it’s a way of life, it’s expression, it’s not knowing what to write, yet writing whatever comes to mind, it’s setting free emotions, an avenue for authenticity, transparency, originality, networking, storytelling, creativity, an escape, a love

Read More
Magic City Fashion Week
A Woman's Guide to Fall 2017

Finally FALL!! …and, with Magic City Fashion Week coming up next month, I must admit that I’m totally happy.  There are some trends that will follow us into the autumn season.  You will have some unexpected fashion to add to your wardrobe.   Yes, 2017 is the year of bold and being stylish!

Read More
Stigma Is So Last Season!

HIV/AIDS, a lot of people hear the words and immediately begin to feel so uncomfortable. I get it; I realize that as humans we have a fear of what we don’t understand. When it comes to our sexual health we cannot afford to not understand something that is plaguing our communities, something that no one who is sexually active is immune to, something that effects the lives of people who haven’t even reached the age to engage in sex like children of those directly affected, children that end up getting directly affected themselves, family, friends, perfect strangers, we all are affected just by this disease’s existence.

Read More
Magic City Fashion WeekComment
What Is Your Status?

So you're asking yourself, why do I need to read a post about knowing my status. I'm not talking about your marriage or financial status, but about your HIV status. Let me give you two BIG reasons. 

1. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 1.1 Million people are living with HIV and 1 out of 7 don't even know they have it. 

Read More
Magic City Fashion Week
(PrEP)ping for Life

"Three letters took him to his final resting place." Those are lyrics from the ever famous song, Waterfalls by TLC. Upon its release and reign of popularity in 1994 and beyond, I had no idea what three letters could take anyone to a resting place, because...4 four years old (ha). But I heard those words, and I've come to know that the letters were in fact HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus. 

Read More
Derek DeAndreComment
Portait Mashup w/@portraitBHM

While scrolling Instagram one day, I saw one of the most fantastic images I'd ever seen. The model was striking and the photography was inspired. As a fashion designer, I clicked the profile to find out more about the model. But what came of it was awareness of one of Birmingham's newest and most innovative platforms for creatives, @portraitbhm. 

Read More
Derek DeAndre