Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spring Bliss Fashion Inspiration.

Hello My Darling Nubians,

Today I was playing around with StyleSpotter. It's one of those cool sites that allows you follow you favorite fashion brands and friends, create collections, shop, and a whole lot more.

I was enjoying pondering about how my wardrobe is about to take a big shift soon. I've been longing for some Spring fashion inspiration so I created a Spring Bliss collection on StyleSpotter this way I can keep it organized and keep going back to it for ideas. I followed a lot of brands and stores that inspire me such as Asos, Free People, Kate Spade, Volcom, Opening Ceremony, Rag & Bone and more.

Check out the album by clicking HERE.

Oh how I long for the days of florals, hats, fringe, slip on sneakers, denim shorts, and tons of dresses.

Here are a few shots from the album.







Colorful, detailed, with some pieces for relaxing days and other pieces for utter show stopping.... basically me in a nutshell. 


Are you as crazy excited as I am for Spring? 




Xo Nubia Xo

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Always Inspirational Photographer, Helmut Newton.

Hey Nubians,


Helmut Newton is such a grand photographer. I never get tired of looking at his photos. They're so vivid, raw, and jam packed with sex.. He can make the simplest of things speak to you... it's truly amazing.

I often like to look through his random photography for inspiration of all sorts. The women in his photography look empowered, tough and beautifully in their essence.

Below are some of my favorites photos I bumped into while browsing through The Red List. I hope they inspire you in some way shape or form.















Xx Nubia

Monday, February 23, 2015

My Top 3 Picks For Best Dressed At The Oscars 2015.

Hey Nubians,

So we all saw the Oscars last night right, right? 

Sometimes I enjoy the red carpet almost as much as I enjoy the award ceremony itself. You get to see beautiful men and women strut around in their outfits looking glamorous. They're also in their zone and their talking, laughing, having a good time etc. it's nice to see people in their natural state instead of all tense and calculated for an interview or something.

Below are my absolute favorites of the night. There were more, but these 3 take the cake for me. From the dress, to the accessories, to the confidence. Everything was perfect!


Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. 


Can we please talk about Jennifer Lopez being in her mid 40s and looking like she's no older than 25? Give me all your secrets!!! I think she may be my new idol. 

Anyway, she absolutely slayed the red carpet in her Elie Saab gown. Everything looks PERFECT. The color of the dress even complements her skin tone and hair. Her neutral makeup gets an A+. All the tulle and beautiful beading going on in this Elie Saab piece in addition to the sexy V neck that Ms. Lopez always rocks so well leaves us with this mesmerizing image. Girl is glowing!



Emma Stone in Elie Saab at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. 


Emma Stone is so pretty and always draws me in with her big-eye magic. Green is a great color for her (even though this is like a lime green?) She looks like a glamourized, sexy version of what I would picture to be Posion Ivy at an award show. The detail on the Elie Saab dress is immaculate in addition to the sexy leg peek-a-boo. Emma Stone is winning folks! She also usually adds a touch of classic Hollywood glam (check out the hair, #Love).

And last but certainly not least... 


Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. 


Margot Robbie is my girl crush at the moment. She is drop dead gorgeous and won me over in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Her career is on the rise as she's now starring in the film 'Focus' with Will Smith and she's also set to play the crazy, beloved DC Comics 'Harley Quinn' in the 'Suicide Squad' movie. She's moving fast and I'm enjoying her work. 

Her look at the Oscars was a bit simple but sexy. As they say, sometimes "Less is More". I was digging her new hairstyle, the whole look gave me Michelle Pfeiffer 'Scarface' vibes. Her necklace and red lips paired nicely with the droopy necked, sheer sleeved gown. Another A+ in my book. 


Who was your favorite on the red carpet? What was your most enjoyable part of the show? 



Xo Nubia Xo

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Perfect Valentine's Gift for Him: Man Crates Retro Gamer.

Valentines day is right around the corner and I have the perfect gift suggestion for your loved one, it's Man Crates

So I know what you're thinking, what the hell is a Man Crate? Well it's kind of exactly what it sounds like. It's an awesome wooden crate that gets delivered to you with a crowbar. Let's stop for a second and think about how rad it is to open a wooden crate with a crowbar. An experience in itself. Inside it's full of awesome gifts. There's different crate options and they all come with amazing items inside that your friend or boy toy will definitely be excited about. 


For the day of LOVE, Valentines day, I have a particular crate in mind... The Retro Gamer Crate! A gamer geeks dream.  


Something about men and video games creates a beautiful nostalgia...

When I was younger my dad used to wake me and my brother up at random times of the night to play Super Mario Brother on Nintendo. I forget exactly how he learned to pay (my brother might have taught him) but he became absolutely obsessed. It was the most random thing because he never really played video games at all and then one day he just went nuts. He was obsessed with beating the game before my brother because he was "The Best". It was hilarious how much pride he took in all of it. These games often create beautiful memories and tons of bonding time if you play together. 

Video games in general bring up nice positive memories. Whether it be you remembering times you met up at a friends house to play after school or just you lounging in your bedroom playing your favorite music (which you used as a motivation soundtrack surely) and blasting it while you conquered your mission in whichever game you were playing. 

Video games also remind us all of simpler times.. Thinking back on when I used to play games on Nintendo, Sega Saturn, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Playstation, etc. I would lose myself in these games without having to check my phone a million times (because there was no social media!) 

Video games are a gift of LOVE ha, ha its true!

Therefore the Retro Gamer Man Crate makes a kick-ass Valentines Day Gift! I would give it to a boyfriend, A friend, a brother... ALSO, don't let the name fool you! I would totally give this to a bunch of my geek girl friends... They'd die over this. 







The Retro Gamer Man Crate Includes:


Makeshift Time Machine

  • Retro-Bit NES Console
  • 2 classic Nintendo games
  • (randomly selected from an assortment of time-honored, awesome games)

Sugar Intoxication

  • Red Vines
  • Bottle Caps
  • Mike & Ike
  • Nerds
  • Now and Later
  • Jaw Busters
  • Pop Rocks
  • Pez

Delivered

In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. No bow, no ribbons, no fluff, and absolutely no instructions.

Pretty sweet deal for $99.99 right? I surely think so. Look at all that candy! What's not to love. 

Take your loved one back to a time before social media, before online streaming, before so much non-stop, hectic, technology coming out the woodwork... A time when it was him opening up a video game console with an awesome game and for just a moment... nothing else really mattered... THE ULTIMATE GIFT.


Happy Early Valentines Day Everyone, Cheers!

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