No OOTD today cause the weather is set to hit 101 and I’m in a funky mood…

but here’s a couple of BCards(BespokeCards) as I work to develop my styling skills.

Be sure to let me know your thoughts.

BookClub Boss

Daytime Disco Queen

A Tribe Called Queen

But the teeny little super guy is helping me to Wooosaaaaaaaaa


The NeoAfro

AfroChic Lifestyle


Carrying Africa with me Daily


June 5, 2012

So it seems it was much cooler today than expected.  For me once June rolls around Im no longer interested in checking the weather I feel like it should always be warm whether rain or shine.

Which means todays OOTD quickly became something else.

In life in general I tend to default to skirts or dresses. Well it was def spring nippy this morning which means I went for pants, and even worse I went for Blue Jeans.

I am not a Blue Jeans kind of girl, in my mind I would like to be and I own plenty of pairs but when I go to put them on they rarely fit right, my thighs suffocate struggling to stretch more room, my hips are generally straight and finding a pair of jeans for straight hips and thick thighs I guess is not common.

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The filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa presents an Op-Doc on black women’s decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair, rather than use chemical straighteners. For whatever reason my embed code isn’t working so you can view the Video Transition Here



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This film speaks so much to how I feel about natural hair and why Im pretty passionate in my arguments with women of color who prefer to rock their straight hair more often than not.

I love versatility more than anyone.  If you know me you know I’ve rocked many different over the years. I’ve done my own weave, wigs, braids, straightening, dying, and rocked my natural hair in a myriad of styles. I came to be concerned when I realized that I was defaulting to straight hair more often than not.  Now granted Ive been natural for all of my life minus two years in undergrad, but it still didnt sit well with me.  Why was I so bothered when I rocked my natural hair?  Why was I having many panic attacks if my edges didnt lay straight and flat, or I couldnt get every single one of my curls completely defined? Then I realized that it wasn’t about ease it was about fear.

In this video Saro Wiwa talks about how so many Women of color don’t see natural hair as a political movement and this troubles me.  I have always thought of it as a political movement, as Black Power, as a way for Black Folk to reclaim what we seem to have lost. Our sense of community, identity, our sense of self love, a belief in Black Love, and Black Family, our belief in us plain and simple.  Im discouraged when I seam the #team hashtags anywhere because it seems for some that this will become yet another way to divide us.

I can admit that I don’t understand the ease, practical excuses when I have only ever seen your hair it its straight state. It still speaks to the fact (and we know that actions speak louder than words right?) that when you look in the mirror you can’t deal with or see the beauty in the natural you, so you have to alter in order to feel more comfortable in your skin. Protective Styling doesn’t mean  you true hair always has to be hidden.

No you don’t have to rock a fro 365 to know self, but when youve never known or taken the time to embrace your roots, learn them, love them, cherish tme. You’re only intersted in the easy route, then to me that speaks to lack of love for self and a misunderstanding of the DOPENESS that is your own culture.

I am intersted in truly hearing your thoughts on this and not just from women!


The NeoAfro

Just a quick OOTD post.  Its cloudy and cooler today in DMV and I’m not complaining.  I really love the neon trend and well gingham is probably one of my favorite fabrics.

The Dress is Spring 2010 from H&M.  It is actually a size 8 but because everything is made oversized these days it fits.

The necklace is F21 I’ve seen it in so many other colors it other OOTD posts, but Neon Yellow was all I saw when I purchased mine.  This year I have really stepped up my necklace swag and how I can use them to accentuate my ensembles.

The Bracelet is H&M Spring 2012

and the RainBoots these have to be one of my all time fav staples. They are from the Gap and they have to be at least 5 years old if not more.  I purchased these way before rainboots because trendy and if you didn’t know I tend to precede trends and not follow them.

The Straw Clutch is thrifted and Ive had it for at least 5 or 6 years as well and its actually been broken and Ive been too lazy to stich it back together which I finally found the time to do this week!

See the full ‘Fit after the Jump and be sure to let me know how you loved your body today?

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Ive been MIA and this is just a quick post, Its Festival time and I am just a few days outside of a week away from SunFest 2012. Be sure to check out the site to see what Im up to.

The Bikini Dilemma on K is for Kinky by Nikia Phonenix made me want to write a brief something.

So heres the deal.  I realize some people don’t have access to me through other various Social Media Outlets and I want to do a quick post about Loving Your Body.

Lots of chatter going on around the interwebs as summer approaches about body acceptance and the two piece swimming suit.  Often times folk think that this is something that only plussize girls have to worry about it but the sames trials and tribulations we suffer also happen at the other end of the spectrum.

I struggled the most with my Body Image from 6th grade probably until my Sophomore Year in College. There no reason to list all of the insults that I received, but we all know how it goes. At my largest I was a 22 and at my smallest I was 10. So truly for me this is both ends of the spectrum, before we begin to cast judgement.  Ive always been DOPE and had my own sense of style, I was never hood enough for the Black Chicks and I aroused suspicion in the White Kids. Either way at some point in time during that trek I came to realize that I love me.  Yes, I’m a plussize, but honestly I’m just me.  I have no desire to be teeny tiny just as I have no desire to be back at a 22.  Ive maintained my weight for the last 2  years at a 14-16 which I honestly feel is my natural size.

I say all of this to say there is no shame in my game when it comes to rocking whatever it is I feel like wearing and I look forward to summer cause it means less clothes and two-pieces. So below you will find a few pics of how I rock my two piece style and I encourage you to do the same.  Love your belly, love your body, love yourself, and other folks wiill have no choice but to fall in line or get gone!

(Above) Ocean City, MD Old Navy Bottoms, F21 Cropped Top

Home in the DMV celebrating the pool opening at my complex. Pool Time!

InstaGram: Bespoke Curry




March 16, 2012

Its Spring in the DMV which means warmth, no more grey skin, and a chance for me to capture this re-birth behind the lens.

It also means a 28th birthday on the 21st

Spring in tha DMV…

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