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Baby Phat Relaunch x Forever 21

August 11, 2019

When I first heard that Kimora Lee Simmons was relaunching Baby Phat, I was shook. But then I found out that the infamous 2000s brand was collaborating with Forever 21? Totally shooketh. Take a look at some of my personal favorite picks from the Baby Phat Relaunch x Forever 21. 1. Velvet Baby Graphic Cami I chose this first piece because it reminded me the most of the original…

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80s Fashion Is Back In 2019

August 4, 2019

Bell bottoms, bright colors and Billy Ocean come to mind when I envision the 80s. Even though I was born in the 90s, I can appreciate the aesthetic of the decade that proceeded my very existence. Apparently the rest of the world can too because the 80s have made a major comeback. Here are ways to help you channel the most popular 80s fashion trends in 2019. 1.…

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Crystal Chakra Wands Work Like Magic Charms

August 3, 2019

Okay, I know what you’re thinking… “What the hell is a crystal chakra wand?!” It sounds like a fictional wizarding device from Harry Potter, but slightly less cool. Crystal chakra wands are tools that work similar to a magic charm to balance your main energy centers. According to a variety of spiritual practitioners, their use brings about optimal healing so that you can live your best life. How…

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Pros + Cons of Milk Bath Maternity Photos

August 2, 2019

As some of you may know, I had my beautiful daughter Anani in March. Prior to her arrival, I nearly drove myself crazy trying to decide on the theme for my maternity pictures. I had days to decide because my photographer was only available for one weekend. After scouring Pinterest for ideas, I finally decided on doing a milk bath maternity photoshoot. Now, let me share with you…

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Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2019 Collection Review

July 7, 2019

Couture week came to a grand close with the works of Valentino. Pierpaolo Piccioli gifted the runway with fully saturated hues, extravagant textures, and a strong cultural message. Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, and the illustrious Lauren Hutton were in attendance. Below, you can watch the showing of the Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2019 collection in its entirety. Watch The Runway The Looks Soft lilac and lime green…

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Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2019-20 Collection Review

July 5, 2019

Another season brings another splendid collection from Chanel. If you’ve been an avid reader of Alley Girl, then you’ve seen our last review on Chanel’s haute couture for Spring/Summer. Join us as we review the latest looks from the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2019 library. Watch the Runway The Looks This jumpsuit (with pockets!) caught my eye with the simple, sleek styling. The marble knit texture is common of…

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The Cutest Camp Accessories For Summer 2019

July 1, 2019

The fashion world is buzzing about the camp style. Considering that camp was the theme of this year’s Met Gala, that’s not exactly surprising. What exactly is camp, you ask? According to wiki, camp is “an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value.” So take a walk on the wild side with the cutest camp accessories for summer 2019. 1. Butterfly Bobby…

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Chanel Resort Wear 2020 Collection Review

June 17, 2019

It’s that time again. If you haven’t noticed both Betül and I at Alley Girl live for Chanel. You can find our previous reviews on Chanel here and here. The brand is so iconic and classic. Following the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, seeing the Chanel 2020 Resort Wear Collection on the runway is bittersweet. This time, the show was curated by the new creative director Virginie Viard. Join us…

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Anani Noelle’s Birth Story

April 21, 2019

Sitting here with my newborn napping on my chest not only gives me comfort but time to rest and reflect. Two weeks ago, I welcomed my daughter into the world. It was the most intense, powerful experience of my life. Though I didn’t have a medication-free birth as I wanted, I feel no shame, only empowerment. I still accomplished something wonderful as all mothers have – bringing life…

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Stun All Spring With These 7 Sustainable Swimwear Brands

March 26, 2019

From fast fashion to high end, brands across the board are deciding to respond to the consumer’s growing interest in sustainable clothing. Sustainable refers to materials that are ethically sourced and often, vegan and cruelty-free. Check out how you can save the environment and stun all spring with these 7 sustainable swimwear brands. 1. Reformation Reformation uses Econyl to construct its suits. Econyl is a regenerated nylon fibre…