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Sounds

Sounds: BØRNS

Before I fall asleep, I like to listen to music that makes me feel like I’m falling into a dream. Almost like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. Lately, BØRNS has been on that playlist. Taking a chance on my Spotify ‘Discover…

Grrrl Inspiration

Magical Women: One

I love Pinterest! One of my favorite boards on Pinterest is ‘Inspire Me Ladies’. I love supporting other women and gathering inspiration from them. I thought about all the ways I want to feel going into this new year. I…

Life

Blogging for Foodie Annapolis

Last March, I started blogging for Foodie Annapolis. As a Principal Designer for the Symmetry Agency, this was a natural progression. Symmetry was responsible for developing the brand for the blog and we still work on creating and maintaining the content. Foodie Annapolis is…

Design Life

2016: A Year in Review

Dear 2016, parts of you were amazing and parts of you were really sucky! Losing some of my personal heroes was hard. The election; well, let’s not talk about it. Still not getting enough sleep – not your fault,…

Design Life

19FIFITYTHREE Is Up!

A Long Road! It has been a long and amazing road to 19FIFTYTHREE (19FT)! The original concept around 19FT was to create a streetwear brand for the mid-atlantic tomboy. After collecting inspiration, I found myself wanted to do so much more. I…

Life

Dear Marc Jacobs. I Come in Peace.

Dear Marc Jacobs, I am huge fan of your work. I am a black woman. I am a lover of art and fashion. The situation that you are currently in with the criticism to your brand for your use…

Design Life

UpStArt Magazine Feature

  Up.St.ART Annapolis stands for Up Street Art.  Upper West street has been designated as the Arts and Entertainment district in Annapolis. U.A. is a quarterly publication that highlights the creative people and businesses that make Annapolis such a…

Sounds

An Open Letter to Maxwell

Dear Maxwell, I’m a fan! I’ve been a fan! But, blackSUMMERS’night has made me more of a fan! You have blessed us with your gifts and have masterfully crafted your sound and style over the years! This album is…