STYLE: The way in which something is said,done expressed or performed or a combination of artisitic expression or performance characterizing a particular person,group,school or era., distinctive features.
my mother at times would suck her teeth at me when i would dress as a teenager and complain ..you go to school in the village...where is your sense of styyyyle karimu...?! Style is not about matching everything...style is about taking risk my mother would advise.. step outside of the box try not to look so common.... i saw orunduns daughter djassi and she had style she had her hair out and i can't remember what she had on but it was stylish.... she would snap and then go back to reading the new york times....i would sigh and go back to my room and rummage through my closet then dig up an african print head wrap or change my shoes to boots or put on a straw hat and then walk back into the living room...better. my mother would praise. today as i skim through childhood pictures of myself, i really do appreciate the way my mother dressed me. i see peter pan collars, ruffle dresses, up do hair styles, opaque stockings and thick black shoes. as a child i thought that it was very mean for my mother to dress me that way ..i always wanted a bang and shiny mary janes but( i would have to rely on mama my grandmother to buy me those) in the end i was cute.among many things mommy had an excellent fashion sense.
Today riding on the train I ran into two women that i thought were stylin and i just haad to stop them and take pics and find what some of there secrets were. as you will see in the pictures both topics are two very different people of race, socio and economic backgrounds but their intepretation of cool and comfortable are similar. meet Loretta Kurlich and Charday Bullock. take a look and tell me what you think. karimu abena hamilton
|loretta looking very cool.|
|love the costume jewelry and beads |
|shes cute right,|
|strike a pose|
|i like the hair tooo.|
|shoe game |