March is Women’s History Month and today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Being a West African Black woman with albinism has been such a complex, often challenging, and ultimately teachable experience. Today I wanted to take some time to really reflect on what it has meant to me to be a woman.
Over and over, slowly but surely, a new concept has been forming in my mind. It is an idea about a new mindset for living and the work I create. It is a whimsical, ethereal notion about seeking (and finding) beauty in otherwise mundane, everyday places and things by the way we choose to engage with them.
It’s the middle of winter and there’s nothing I want to do more than stay in my house layered in a hoodie and leggings with the heat turned up. Currently Toronto is in the midst of a blizzard and polar vortex and there isn’t much that will get me venturing out in it. I guess that makes it the perfect time for The Bay to launch their new vibrant art exhibit, #The7TO.
What better way to bring 2018 to a close than with another magazine cover!!! I was beyond excited when Beyond Fashion Magazine asked me to be their December cover star. This is my second magazine cover this year and my third overall. The wardrobe was amazing and the interview was one of my best yet.
Who What Wear is a premiere online destination for all things fashion. Their Instagram boasts a following of almost 3 million fans looking to them for the latest in trends, celebrity style, and more.
I was completely floored and blown away when one of their editors reached out to me to be a part of an article she was writing about some of this season’s hottest and trendiest pieces. Keep reading to see more from my looks and the inspiration behind them!
I’m so happy and excited to share my latest cover! I’m the face of Truly Modern Beauty Magazine’s “Love Your Body” issue! This 39-page spread brings together 12 different people from various backgrounds and walks of life to share our experiences and encourage readers to see the beauty and strength in themselves, no mater who you are.
I’m so happy to announce that I made Toronto Life‘s annual list of Toronto’s Best Dressed People! They’ve chosen me and 16 other Torontonians to feature in the eighth edition of their yearly style round up. Their Best Dressed Class of 2018 includes a chef, a drag queen, a painter, and other stylish and talented professionals.
It’s mid-September and I think it’s safe to say summer is over, at least in Toronto. The sky is grey, night is creeping in sooner, and of course the temperature has dropped. The summer months are my favorite time of year but with fall well underway, I think it’s time my wardrobe and I adjust to the new changes.
So what’s the best way to ease the transition? To embrace all the good fall fashion the season has to offer! I’ve compiled a six-look launchpad to get you thinking all things autumn. From layering jackets to cozy knitwear, I’ve got you covered.
I’m in Nordstrom’s first Canada-wide campaign! Titled “True Nord“, the name is a play on words combining “True North”, a phrase from the Canadian national anthem and the word nord meaning “north” in French, to incorporate the second national language of Canada. I was one of 13 lucky individuals Nordstrom chose to help tell the story of Canada’s beauty, diversity, and all-around awesome-ness.
My birthday is tomorrow! As an early birthday gift I was taken on a quick surprise trip to Niagara-on-The-Lake, Ontario, a few hours outside of Toronto. The only catch was we only had about 30 hours to get the most out of this picturesque, rural getaway adjacent to Niagara Falls. Keep reading for a rundown of my favorite places I visited. Whether you’re planning a trip there or just hoping to learn more about the area, my guide will give you an inside look at some of the best spots in the area!