ChaCha

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Hey VFJ,

What can I say about this amazing talent…I’ve had the pleasure to meet ChaCha through Deborah Bond- she has been a mentor to ChaCha for some time now.

Upon meeting ChaCha at my event at Bossa, I was drawn in by her infectious smile, humility and Diana Ross bedroom eyes…Pictured above at RAWartist showcase.

I’ve had the pleasure to have her walk in my latest RAWartist runway show at the historic Howard Theatre.

Her presence is calming, but her artistry is a “quiet storm”! actress, model and musician.

Check her first single out simply titled “Daddy“..her voice is raw, lyrics are intense…poetry in motion to my ears.Pictured wearing her Daddy’s jean jacket…true story!

Each verse unveils the story of a girl turned woman trying to understand her place and the adversity faced along the way through the eyes of a broken man…her Daddy. She’s not only a face of hip hops future-but this single will resonate with all the daddy’s girls turned women around the world looking for answers.

I’m looking forward to seeing this performance live. Check ChaCha out at 

Later junkies,

XOXO

You got PLAid

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You got PLAid

Gucci mens jacket
$2,470 – brownsfashion.com

Dsquared2 mens blue jacket
$485 – farfetch.com

Illesteva mens eyewear
blueandcream.com

Black mens plaid scarve
$130 – black.co.uk

River Island mens fedora hat
$26 – riverisland.com

Tateossian mens leather bracelet
$180 – farfetch.com

Funky Florals

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Funky Florals

Gucci silk dress
mytheresa.com

Valentino long sleeve mini dress
$3,115 – matchesfashion.com

Miu Miu button jacket
$1,860 – net-a-porter.com

Miu Miu floral handbag
$2,235 – net-a-porter.com

Linda Farrow round lens sunglasses
$555 – avenue32.com

Sofa
thefutureperfect.com

Glass bowl
c21stores.com

Funky Florals

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Funky Florals

Gucci silk dress
mytheresa.com

Valentino long sleeve mini dress
$3,115 – matchesfashion.com

Miu Miu button jacket
$1,860 – net-a-porter.com

Miu Miu floral handbag
$2,235 – net-a-porter.com

Linda Farrow round lens sunglasses
$555 – avenue32.com

Sofa
thefutureperfect.com

Glass bowl
c21stores.com

Best and Worst Dressed Emmy’s 2016

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It’s been awhile Vintage Fashion Junkies…I’m back, Summer is over!

Best —


Kristen Bell looked breathtaking in this floral Zuhair Murad gown. Ball gowns can sometimes swallow petite figures, but not Kristen’s. I vote best red carpet look in her career. And, my followers know I’m not a big fan of florals, but this bouquet is a hit! I have a few in my fall wardrobe all ready… Vintage BJ, not blow job (but, Betsey Johnson) either.

Kerry Washington in Brandon Maxwell- his SS17 collection was sweet at NYC and the custom-made creation, paired with simple black sandals, featured two cutouts underneath the bust along with a floor-skimming cape. Antique diamond drop earrings by Fred Leighton added a finishing touch to the simple and stunning look. KW sizzled in her LBD, but her hair was also a hit for us wiggy wonders. Longtime stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew gave Washington a head full of rockstar-worthy curls accomplished with clip-ins from her line, TSD Hair Extensions, check her out on Instagram.


Sarah Paulson also a Emmy winner for her role as Marcia Clark stepped out in a long-sleeve, fully embellished Prada gown with a plunging neckline.Custom earrings by Wilfredo Rosado. The short sleek hair pulled the look all together! And, the arm candy wasn’t bad- Marcia Clark, herself.. But, we know who the real lady of the hour is the dame, Holland Taylor. 


Taraji P Henson with her custom Edie Parker clutch (covet list) on the red carpet along with her Vera Wang yellow gown.  And, more Vera Wang Collection with the long-sleeve bronze sequin gown with a plunging keyhole neckline and a jaw-dropping hair transformation- Bobs are us.

Angela Bassett is a woman of a certain age and it’s called “timeless or ageless” your pick… In Christian Siriano. Danielle Brooks of OITNB walked the SS17 in a similar frock for Lane Bryant by C. Siriano

Padma Lakshmi The “Top Chef” host was tops on the red carpet in this silver Naeem Khan number that looked like liquid metal. She can back it up on me…. I mean her back looks spectacular.


Tracee Ellis Ross stood out in this simple yet sophisticated Ralph Lauren gown.

If you’re not hip to  “Blackish,” you’re lost. And now even moreso since Tracee Ellis Ross has just made history by receiving an Emmy nomination for her role (as surgeon, mother, wife, and daughter-in-law “Rainbow”) on the show, Ross has become the first black woman in 30 years to do so. The last to achieve this same recognition was Phylicia Rashad in 1986 for her role as Clair Huxtable in The Cosby Show. And, recognizing this rare accomplishment, Ross has been making sure to honor the women who came before her with #WCWs on Instagram.

Laverne Cox of “Orange is the New Black” had her bombshell moment on the carpet in this Naeem Khan number. Talk about “solid gold”. One of my best red carpet moments for LC.

Worst-

Claire Daines, “Orange” you glad you didn’t win. Get your money back for the tan and kill your stylist while you’re at it. There was something off about Claire Danes’ look: her tan, the material of her Schiaparelli dress, or the weird front that looked like it could be a nipple- 

Anna Chlumsky…what can I say good about this -I love volume, her legs a killer; but this dress just had too many elements, from the off-the-shoulder neckline to the odd hem to the long train to the wacky brocade fabric. Shit, is she hiding her freaking new born baby under there, perhaps she thought she had to pay for an extra seat to the Emmy’s! I think this a case of why didn’t the designer tell the client this is just wrong- on so many levels. Poor C. Siriano, one fail out of many good designed of the night, isn’t too bad!

Well, that’s all folks!

xoxo,

AK

Winner of Most Stylish in DC!

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Thanks to all of you who voted for me as most stylish in DC. I won for DC. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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I appreciate each of you. I’ll let you know when the article appears in OK Hair Magazine.

Peace and Blessings

XOXO,

Keys

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KEYS101….Feelosophy

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Have you noticed that the moment you establish a goal in your life, you start hearing people say, “Who do you think you are?” or “It can’t be done” or “Forget about it”?

The antidote to the voices of doubt is to instead listen to the voice of God. Just imagine all the critics that were in Noah’s life. “That guy Noah thinks God speaks to him, but he’s just messing up all of our property values by building that ark in his front yard.”

It’s said that Noah listened to God. He heard God’s warning that the world was going to be destroyed. He believed what he had not yet seen. Talk about faith — being certain of something we don’t see. Ya’ll don’t hear me.

So Noah didn’t turn back on the vision God had given him. Instead, he built the ark. Screw the na’sayers!

You are going to have a goal for your life, and some people may think it’s pretty crazy. But you’ve got to stay focused on what you know through God. Then, you’ve got to go build your ark!

Peace and Blessing,

AK

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