Turning 21 Again

The retail wonderland that is Forever 21 reminds me of my undergrad adventures at the University of Pittsburgh. Weekends were spent taking the 54C (which became the 75, right?) to Southside Works, all to visit the same place pretty much every other Pitt girl with similar tastes was shopping. I’d stock up on essentials at […]

Making Moves: From Women’s Magazines to Local News

So…I’m moving to Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska that is. Six months ago, when I was fresh out of grad school, you couldn’t have told me that my next newsroom would be in the Last Frontier. But, when your dream job calls…it’s easy; you GO. Now, let me clarify…the road to said dream job has not been […]

About a Beau

When it comes to options within my wardrobe, the colder months of the year provide outfits galore…layering is key. But, in my fashionable opinion, the warmer months (and thank baby Jesus they’re rolling in) allow for more creativity. How can you manage to stand out when short sleeves and shorter hemlines are all you can […]

Balling on a Budget: Hip Hop Made Me Shop

Kanye West sits at the convergence of fashion, race and culture. This year alone, he released his sixth No. 1 album Yeezus, launched a successful accompanying tour, got engaged to Kim Kardashian and released a music video featuring them both riding a motorcycle, his topless fiancée straddling him for the majority of the song. Most […]

Eva Chen and the Digital Divide

Eva Chen and the Digital Divide

For those of you who follow me on Twitter (and if you don’t, I would definitely recommend that you do. I have a fabulous feed, dahling.), you may or may not have seen this life update from me. Wait. Let me explain. So I magazine-hopped over to Jezebel magazine for the summer. And by Jezebel, I […]

Pittsburgh Fashion: There’s an app for that

Pittsburgh Fashion: There’s an app for that

Who: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Duquesne University, The University of Pittsburgh, and Point Park College. What: ManiacU Where: On your smartphone When: As fast as you can type the seven letters into the search bar of your app store Why: “You build it, they will come.” Need […]

Tracy Reese: the Lebron James of NYFW

Tracy Reese: the Lebron James of NYFW

American designer Tracy Reese is literally having the kind of week that Lebron James had this year. Tuesday night: It began with a dress—the dress—that First Lady Michelle Obama wore during her speech at the Democratic National Convention. It was a simple, printed sleeveless dress. It was incredibly feminine, and paired with the pink J. […]

Alter SHEgo

Alter SHEgo

“So tell me about these multiple personalities…” It’s a request I get from just about everyone who’s read my Twitter bio: Sierra Leone. Author of Before the Devil Wore Prada #fashion blog . Writer, Fashionaddict, Traveler, w/ infectious laugh & @ least 5 personalities. I’m not claiming schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder, nor am I […]

Vote #BDWP for SBOC Best Rookie Blog Award

Vote #BDWP for SBOC Best Rookie Blog Award

A little healthy blogger competition never hurt anyone, right? I began my Saturday morning a little too early for my liking (around 8 a.m.-ish…don’t ask) and opened my laptop to find that I have been nominated for a Style Bloggers of Color Award in the category of Best Rookie Blog. How exciting to see that […]

May Day = American Dreams

May Day = American Dreams

May 1 was quite a day for me. I was two days fresh out of undergrad (Yes, I have a bachelor’s degree now. Four years flew by.), I was attending my second blogger party of the year, and I was able to finally hold a copy of the May/June issue of Maniac Magazine in my hands […]

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