Have you ever seen a cat with its eyes glued to a moving laser? I’m the same way when it comes to sparkly objects: my eyes get stuck to them as if I’m in a trance.
The way I feel about style is the way I feel about dance. Dynamic and fluid with underlying structure and ever emotive.
I’ll never say I’m an expert on beauty products, but I’m so excited to be featured in a Refinery29 article with Benish Shah and Maryam Shah about beauty for Brown Girls! Check out the following link to see our go-tos that take us from morning to night: Brown Girl Beauty. Thanks so much Refinery29! 💃🏽
📸: Pooja Rudra
Apples are a delicious fruit, but most women with an apple body shape seem to struggle with feeling delicious themselves.
‘Bootylicious’ is how some people would describe those with a pear body shape. Sure, it can also used to describe an hourglass figure, but, for women with a pear shaped body, it’s that beautiful, round, picturesque booty that’s usually the main focal point.
Accessory hunting has always been much harder for me than trying different types of clothing. I love my shoes and bags, but when it comes to other decorative items, I stick to my staple earrings and rings.
I love playing with various pieces of clothing. Whether it’s a different fit, style, concept, I’d happily try it all. However, aside from putting thought into what bag and shoes to wear, I rarely think about my accessories. Even the stud earrings I wear daily are only changed on occasion, typically for weddings and other big events.
When I see a piece of clothing, the two things I think are: 1) what is that supposed to look like on someone, and 2) will it look like that on me?
What do you imagine when you hear “hourglass” body shape? Bombshells like Kim Kardashian or Marilyn Monroe? Sure, but a body can have the same proportions of an hourglass, but be less accentuated, though no less stunning.
📸: Eunice Kim
Whenever I talk to people about styling themselves, the first thing they always mention are the parts of their body that they want to hide. They won’t wear certain tops because they’re heavy chested or that they’re too “hippy” to wear certain kinds of pants. Everyone has their body hang ups, which contributes to the way they see their body shape.
But style, as I see it, is not about hiding your body shape, but about understanding and wanting to show off the parts of ourselves we like. Embracing our body’s shape and size is key to developing our individual style and dressing in a way that we feel most confident.