The Busy Girl Guide to NYFW: 5 Must-See Instagrams from Day 4
It’s day four of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 and cold af out here in NYC. We’re talking record breaking, subzero windchill, icy ice V-Day air temp vibes. At least the fashions are hot, amirite? (Just nod and say yes.)
Need-It-Now LookTaking a cue from Rihanna’s ANTI album cover, the black crowns that styled today’s Tome NYC show say both “statement” and “familiar” in the same breath. Notice how they sit like sailor’s caps to come off a little jaunty and boyish? Throw on some rhinestone accents and you’re queen for a day. (@jordanliberty)
: Lead stylist Anthony Turner followed designer Prabal Gurung’s lead to create a look suitable for a beautiful woman who just happened to find herself lost in the woods for days or weeks or maybe even years. To achieve the “ethereal and flowy” locks that would match Gurung’s designs, Turner used the volumizing foam by John Masters Organics (launching in March) to create height, then added John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray with Lavender for texture. With that combination of products added directly to the hair, he sectioned off pieces for some artful mussing. Et voila: wood nymph ‘do achieved! ()
: Amandla Stenberg, Zoë Kravitz and Solange stoked some serious skin envy (skinvy?) at the Alexander Wang show, playing up their respective otherworldly glows with otherwise understated color. Steal this glam squad’s dewy, radiant complexions with your fave highlighter (we like Benefit’s) and work what yo’ mama gave you. (@zoeisabellakravitz)
<b>Street Style #Slay:</b>said it before, and we’ll say it again: The ’70s are back in a big ol’ way. Good thing brown suede + an oversized fur collar are almost warm enough to keep toasty while staying on-trend. (But seriously girlfriend, button that thing up!) (@prettylittlefawn)
<b>OMG Runway Moment</b>Non-traditional brides, drop everything: We have found your patron style saint in Jonathan Simkhai and to paraphrase Kylie M, we can’t get him out of our heads. His fall-winter 2016 collection is chock-a-block with spectacular, ultra-peekaboo white gowns that would take serious ovaries to wear down the street or down the aisle. Why yes, that IS a dare. (@netaporter)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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