Beyonce’; The Courtside Chic Superwife

It is no secret that Jay-Z and Beyonce’ are one of the world’s largest and most sought out power couples. Their relationship is almost “fairytale like” with the increasingly evident amount of support that they provide to one another. I am secretly (I guess not so much anymore) a HUGE sports buff, so tonight, I watched an incredible face-off between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets (Jay-Z’s team). Even with the game being incredibly close the entire time, it was those slight moments where the camera captured Beyonce’ where my heart stopped and my adrenaline went into overdrive. I have been a Beyonce’ fan for years, so this inspired a post featuring a compilation of her amazingly chic courtside looks. She is an international superstar, style icon, and new mother, yet always finds time to remain a supportive wife. So, let’s delve into a few of her looks.

They won tonight btw 96-89

From Today’s Game:

 

From Other Games:

Tear, I just love their chemistry! Beyonce’ is always AMAZINGLY amazing! Later on in the week, I am planning on doing one of Beyonce’s amazing looks for less, so stay tuned loves.

XoXo, Jada
Source: Photos extracted from Google Images

#PhuckYoApologies: We’re officially UnApologetic (777 Tour)

Rihanna’s album was officially released yesterday, and of COURSE I purchased it like every other Rihanna album

 

 

I must admit, I had way higher expectations for this album. It fell really flat for me. Almost as if she rushed to put an album out just for the sake of doing so. I’m so accustomed to gritty, uncut, REAL albums from Rihanna. Meaning, you can normally feel her soul through her music. I didn’t get that with this album. Some may argue that she is growing as an artist and expanding her craft, but this album was a bit all over the place to me. There were beats with ADHD, moods were all over the place, it was pretty messy: NO COHESION. Not to mention, I found myself getting increasingly irritated when I was listening to the album in my car and discovered that I was already halfway through the album and still didn’t have a favorite song.

Nonetheless, I still like Rihanna and enjoy her music. Since i’m not too excited about the album anymore, i’ve decided to showcase how awesome she is looking on this 777 Tour (Photos courtesy of Just Jared!)

Well, while i’m not admiring Rihanna artistically, I am LOVING her stylistically!

That’s all for now. Feel free to express your view on the album

XoXo, Jada

Power and Leadership: Inspirational Post to Start your Monday

First off! It’s MONDAY! get ENERGIZED! I know, I know, i’m asking for A LOT!

Haha, ok, back to the topic at hand.

I attended a leadership conference the week before last, and I heard something there that resonated with me.  Then, I went home to tell my mom about what I heard, and she said the same thing. I just wanted to share this quote with all of you as you start your week:

“No one can take your power. You GIVE it away. No one can take your authority. You GIVE it away.”

So, in that, I will leave you all with this quote by Marianne Williamson, which i’m sure all of you have heard before:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”

 

It could be the leadership conference, or maybe it’s the fact that I am graduating in May, but i’m on an inspirational trip, haha. I guess we shall see how long this will last.

I hope you all have a great week!

XoXo, Jada

Style Spotlight: Antonio “Cavalli” Lee

I’ve known Antonio “Cavalli” Lee since I was a senior in high school looking up which colleges to attend. When I finally decided on Ball State University, I instantly headed to Facebook to see who I could introduce myself to. I was immediately drawn to Antonio. His style was bold, fearless and intense. He DEMANDS your attention with his presence. Long story short, I only stayed at BSU for one semester, but the people that I met there have remained great friends to me to this day. That’s why, for my very first Style Spotlight post, I wanted to feature Antonio.

I asked him a series of style-related questions and here were his responses:

1. How would you describe your style?

My style is all about breaking away from the norm. I don’t like to fit in, and look like everyone else.  I believe in Individualism. So I would describe my style as “ECCENTRIC”. Moreover, I CAN’T STAND dressing in 1 particular way. I dress my mood. One day I may feel Bohemian Chic, the next may be Parisian Luxe, and other days I could be caught wearing some J’s and a fitted.  My style is not one dimensional, it’s eclectic.  I guess it’s a part of my Gemini trait, I like to switch my style like I switch my moods. lol

What designers inspire you?

My top designer right off the back is Legendary Karl Lagerfeld (lowkey he’s my uncle haha). Karl is the modern Renaissance man! I mean, who turns a McDonald’s Combo meal into a tastefully chic photograph- only Karl. Mr. Lagerfeld inspires me to take on other roles in fashion besides just being a designer or fashion stylist. Like Mr. Lagerfeld, I also like to photograph fashion and sketch my ideas.  My talents are not limited to styling when it comes to fashion– I SLAY in other areas as well haha! My second designer who inspires me is Marc Jacobs because his vision and fashion outlook is similar to my own. I love how he’s not afraid to go against the grain with his wild ideas, and introduce other people to his style. Marc Jacobs is doing a REMARKABLE job at Louis Vuitton!  My other inspirational designers are Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Riccardo Tisci.

Me: Naturally, we share the same love for Uncle Karl and my beloved Tisci!

If you could be anyone in the fashion industry for a day, who would you choose? Why?

Anyone who knows me, already KNOOOOW the answer to this question… ANNA WINTOUR of course *grabs blonde wig and black shades*. That woman is EVERYTHING! I respect her work ethic and everything she stands for.  She is the “Mother” to the fashion industry! I would like to know what it feels like to have the top fashion designers, stylists, and bloggers crave my opinion.  I want to know the pressure she feels when making major decisions like the cover of U.S Vogue or plans for the next MET GALA!  She takes on a vast amount of roles in the fashion industry, and I would like to know what it’s like to step in the wonderful heels of LEGENDARY MS. ANNA WINTOUR!!!!

What sparked your love for fashion?

Weeeeeeellll (Antoine Dodson voice)… My mom always dressed me with impeccable style when I was younger.  Then as I got older, my dad and grandmother Materialized my style at a young age. That’s when I became obsessed with high-fashion labels. But I grew up in a predominately African American neighborhood so I still loved my urban labels like Akademiks, Sean John, and Timberland. So I guess I always had a love for fashion and style! It wasn’t until my college years when I started branching out and learning the ins-and-outs of the fashion industry– including the stylists, models, and photographers.

What does style mean to you?

There’s this quote by Tom Ford that I love!  Mr. Ford stated, “STYLE, for me, is someone who figures out WHO they are, WHAT works on them, WHAT they feel good in and develops their character…and the OUTTER EXPRESSION of their character is what is STYLE.”  I agree with this quote because I feel any and everyone has style, it’s all about what works for that individual and what makes that person feel good.

What is one item that you cannot live without?

My cell phone.  Communication is key, and my phone is how I communicate with all my friends and loved ones…. ESPECIALLY when it comes to law school! I check emails and submit assignments 24/7 on my phone.  With that said, I’m #TeamiPhone all the way! Nothing beats the iPhone.  Before that, I was a T-mobile Sidekick lover! Lol those were the days!

If you could create your “dream closet” what are 3 things that it would consist of?

Texture, bags, and endless shoes! I’m in love with edgy textures. Whether its leather, fur, patent leather, crocodile, or snakeskin, I believe textures provide an excellent contrast to any ensemble—It takes the look to the next level. BAGS: I’ve carried a bag with me ever since I was a kid. When I was little, I carried a backpack everywhere I went–stuffed with toys, UNO cards, fashion magazines, chapstick, you-name-it. So quite naturally I still wear bags today, and it’s important to have a nice accent piece to your ensemble. Last but not least SHOES, yes SHOES! My closet is filled with every crazy kind of shoe you can think of: Jordans, Nikes, Boots, Gothic sneakers, Wedges, Heels—I have them all! lol

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

That’s an interesting question because my life is divided between Fashion (styling, modeling, and photographing) and Law (Criminal Prosecution and Defense). On the legal side, I see myself working as a criminal prosecutor. On the fashion side, I see myself working as an editor/writer for a major magazine, like an “Andre Leon Talley” or “Hamish Bowles” for Vogue.  My love for fashion outweighs my passion for law, simply because I love to express my creative talents through fashion.  However, in 5 years I see myself working for the state as a legal attorney….But if I get the opportunity to work in the fashion industry, I’LL TAKE THE FIRST CHANCE I GET! I’ve always been told to follow my dreams, so I shall see where life takes me.

FINAL COMMENTS:

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.  Don’t settle.  As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs. (I love this quote!)

Add me on Instagram (@Omglee3).  I love meeting new and creative people.  Last but not least, Be Great and Always follow your heart! Thanks for reading!

From me to Antonio: You are certainly one of the most amazing people that I have ever had the pleasure of coming across. Not only are a genius, stylistically, but you are also one of the sweetest and most humble people that I know. You have something incredibly amazing inside of you to lend to this world and I just hope that, no matter where life takes you, that you NEVER forget that. Stay true to who you are and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE follow your heart. Can’t wait to meet you at the top. Let’s fly to Paris one day for tea; Birkin bags in tow. 🙂

For my readers: I encourage ALL OF YOU to check out Anonio on IG. His photos are phenomenal!

That’s all for now,

XoXo, Jada

College is almost over: What are you going to do? Tips on how to snag an internship

So, now that I have shared with you my views on two things going on in society, I decided to get BACK TO FASHION!

Now, as  most of you know and for those who don’t, I am a beloved PR major at Morgan State University. With graduation right around the corner (yay, class of 2013), I decided to share with all of my PR Practitioners to be, a few tips to snag you a great internship!

Tip #1: Alter your resume to fit that job posting. Make sure that you align your qualities with the qualities that the ad is seeking. I.e. if the ad seeks an intern with social media coordination skills and you feel confident in that skill set, then make sure you put social media coordination in your skills section.

Tip #2: Personalize your cover letter. Your cover letter is your chance to show that job who you are, so let your personality shine through. The occasional witty line never hurt anyone. Also, at the end of your cover letter, be sure to suggest an interview. i.e. I would love to come in and discuss with you the many things that I can offer your organization; something along those lines. It suggests some kind of call to action for them.

Tip #3: Have questions ready. Employers love to see that you have done your research and that you are invested in acquiring that position, son have 3-5 questions tailored to that particular employer ready to go. They ALWAYS will ask if you have any questions.

Tip #4: Always have your portfolio ready for the interview process. Make sure that it contains at least 3-5 really great samples of your writing and also bring along an exceptional piece of writing or a really great project that you can leave behind with an employer. Don’t forget your business cards!

Tip #5: Be persistent! If you are attempting to obtain a position in the field of PR or Fashion (in my case, BOTH) BE PERSISTENT! These organizations are used to receiving hundreds of applications. Make sure that your name is the name that they see the most.

Tip #6: No job ad? Don’t let that deter you. Sending out unsolicited cover letters are not uncommon. Just make sure you accurately depict your skill set and inform them of all of the qualities that you have to offer.

I hope that these tips help you, and if you need any assistance, feel free to contact me using the contact form at the top of the page.

That’s all for now, i’ll keep you posted with my luck!

XoXO, Jada