Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday Motivation: Vintage Fashion & Beauty Photography by David Bailey.

Hey Nubians, 

Don't you just wish you were born in the 60s? 

Such amazingly cool and simpler times in the world in my opinion. Hair, fashion, makeup, photography and culture in general seemed a lot more pure, charming and seductive. Technology today, especially Social Media has had it's major ups and most certainly it's major downs when it comes to creativity and content now-a-days. 

Considered a true visionary in contemporary photography, David Bailey is known for photographing some of the most compelling and daring images in fashion & beauty. He was also known as the most famous photographer in 'Swinging London'. What a time to live folks! I was roaming through these photos yesterday and they fed my soul a bit. You'll notice the gorgeous model Jean Shrimpton more than once in these photos because she was David Baileys muse. He once said about the model: 


"She was magic. In a way she was the cheapest model in the world - you only needed to shoot half a roll of film and then you had it."

Enjoy the photographs below. I hope they inspire you to do something a bit different this week. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pink Wig & Fun Fashion.

Hey Nubians, 

Add A Little Sass To Your Style. 

Gorgeous and full of attitude, I think I was channeling my inner Cry-Baby's Wanda Woodward with this fashion outfit. It isn't exactly a pinup or rockabilly outfit, but I think I gave it a bit of a modern twist and mixed the look more with every day wear like my tee for example. You also have to consider the winged eye liner and kick ass faux leather jacket I'm rocking which ties back to my Wanda Woodward reference. I love encouraging fun fashion and the use of color therapy. A little bit of sassiness on top of everything doesn't hurt either. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Intentions. Fashion, Art, Travel & More.

Hello Nubians, 

Happy New Year! 

I hope you all had a beautiful New Years Eve with your family and loved ones. Welcoming 2017 is exciting! 2016 was very strange for almost everyone I know so it's nice to feel a sense of pressing the refresh button.

I find that everyone gets obsessed with making resolutions but many times they are unrealistic and you may end up disappointing yourself which isn't fair. This year I decided to make a doodle list of '2017 Intentions' because they are all things I'm aiming to do throughout the year. I aspire to find enough time and balance to do enough of each thing but one thing I'm certain of is I will get around to all of them. This little doodle brings me peace.