Thursday, March 19, 2015

All Black Err-thang!!!


All Black Errthang! Heehee, It sounds kind of silly right? It's the name I chose for my Pinterest board inspired by the color black. When I say the title I use my hip-hop rap voice, even when I say it in my mind. 

In the world of fashion and personal style black however is the most complimentary color for every silhouette and skin tone. Its our staple monochromatic palette and a I need a chic and quick resolution because I'm having one of those days kinds of color! Its present in every collection, and known as the basic or staple color. But did you know some argue that black is not an actual color? I personally call it the neutralizer or my zero color. Its crisp, clean and buttoned up. Like a good men's tuxedo. Perfect!

I love finding inspiration in black and white photography, textures, typography and so much more. Rather than just share a photo of myself I'm giving you a glance into some of my fave pics inspired by the color black.






My Niece Aniya Jones
I Mean Its Chanel



 My Original Black & White Sketches









 
Feel the Vibes
(L.) The Boss- Diana Ross & Michael Jackson  (R.) James Brown


Mademoiselle Grace Jones


Macaron


Texture



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

D A I L Y D E V O T I O N A L


"Sit Still let my love enfold you in the radiance of my presence."

God is with you. God is for you.

#dailydevotional

Thursday, December 4, 2014

It Takes A Village


Last Saturday our family gathered to celebrate our sweet #Lilly-Mo's dedication to Christ. 
Its true what they say, "It takes a village to raise a child". We've been so blessed to be able to share our baby girl, and to watch how affectionately she has been placed in so many people's hearts. 

Minus our family from Tennessee and her host of auntees & unckees in New York, the day was perfect! The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The ceremony was simple. The decor, chic with several finishing touches to celebrate Grey. 
Here are few pictures I'd like to share from our special day, enjoy!



As guests arrived freshly brewed French roast coffee and a Mimosa Bar were available. 
As well as water infused with oranges, cucumbers, and mint.

Peach, pineapple, cranberry, and orange juice were dressed with mint, pomegranate seeds, pineapple slices, and fresh blueberries. We feasted on Italian food. Garlic knots, Italian chopped salad, a shrimp angel hair pasta, and a chicken fusilli with sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts. We finished with Red Velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate shavings on all sides.


 I dressed #LGMH in her first of many to come, Love Collins Custom Clothier pieces.

A silk lined khaki lace bodice with exaggerated bows on each shoulder. 
The skirt was pleated grey lame with layers and layers of grey and white tulle. 

Mommy, Daddy, and her Godparents also wore grey in honor of our girl.
 We gathered around this basin accented with tea lights and a small bouquet of pink roses. The "L" monogrammed towel is trimmed in grey gross grain ribbon.

The sweetest part of the ceremony for me had to be the very end. After we, parents, Godparents, and the community, made our commitments we did a little laying on the hands! Now I've attended several denominations of church, the theme that's relevant from them all is the principle of purification before bestowing a blessing. From the youngest to the oldest everyone walked around dipped their hands in water we prayed over and blessed Lilly with a kiss, a prayer, or words of encouragement.

For me its the sense that everyone present has the opportunity to touch her life and leave their beginning impression on her. Even as young as she is, its about her having the chance to connect with everyone. We trust their love and hope for her life.
We are so honored to be her parents and share the world with her. 

 
  

"hugs & giggles"

LGMH
Lillian Grey-Mozelle Hayden

Photos courtesy of Alexis Danielle Photography @lexisk

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Feature: Love Collins on Black Bridal Bliss

                                     

Check out my latest bridal feature up now over at BlackBridalBliss.com
I chatted with Triple B's Founder Bridgette Bartlett-Royall about my fave fabrics to use, my design process and even plus size brides!! Here's snippet. Enjoy!

"Collins’ target customer is simply a bride. The designer works with women of all shapes and sizes nationwide. “I just did my first plus-size bride this past season and she was the perfect template. When I say girlfriend was stacked, she was stacked and about 6’1!” Collins exclaims."


Read the full story here

                           

Did you know Essence Magazine named Black Bridal Bliss  the Best Black Wedding Site!!

                                         



Friday, July 4, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Day #365 ... I'm in LOVE!

I just read the post I'd written on my birthday from last year. (Day #1 #Jesus Year #33) It brought a smile to my face immediately. Not only are the few things that I shared as blessings still true, but they have been increased, as well.

This past year has been so amazing, with so many amazing life changes both tangible and emotional I know they have all been the work and pleasure of God. I can remember a prayer asking God to allow me to see his favor in my life, His glory at work, and His presence in even the finest detail. I'd previously felt that I was missing it, and missing out! I no longer wanted my daily grind and life in general to overshadow doors being opened and prayers being answered. I serve a God who loves me, loves to shower me with His goodness, and for me to receive and boast about His love.

As I reflect I remember making my requests, confessing my faith over them, accepting God's will for the outcome and giving thanks every time I thought about it.  By the time it came into fruition my heart, spirit, and mind were ready to receive them.

These are a few of the scriptures that I kept in my spirit throughout my past year...


Lamentations 3:21 
"This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope, it is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed. Because his compassion fail not they are new every morning"

James 1:18 
"Of His own will begat he us that we might be a kind of first fruits of all his creations."

James 1:17 
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above..."

Romans 8:31
"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"

Romans 8:38-39 
"For I am persuaded that neither... powers, nor things present, nor things to come... nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Phillipians 4:13 
"I can do all things through who strengthens me."

John 3:30 
"He must increase, but I must decrease."

1 John 4:4 
"Ye are of God... because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world."

Phillipians 4:12 
"I know both how to be abased and I know how to abound, every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need."

1 John 4:18 
"There is no fear in love... He that feareth is not made perfect in love."


One of the greatest understandings I have gained is God's love for me.  I'd like to continue this realization into my new year. May each and every amazing experience be guided by and enriched with love.

This years mantra... "I'm in Love"

#ThemeSong; Aretha Franklin "I'm In Love