Lovely Looks: Balmain unleashes…

@TheJourneyToLovely X @Balmain for @ParisFashionWeek The Balmain RTW Fall/Winter 2019-20 show was beyond stunning. It was held at the Espace Champerret and as I exited my Uber, I was met with a host of paparazzi snapping away. I stopped, kind of intrigued that I was being photographed (felt more like Cannes than Paris). But quickly reminded myself that during Fashion Week, it’s glitz and glamour galore in the City of Lights. The show was scheduled to begin at 10:30 am and I was on time. I took a moment to scope out the venue and noticed some familiar faces, from A-listers to magazine editors and it-girls, all awaiting the impending spectacle. Before the final security check, I was standing right behind Vogue International Editor, Suzy Menkes, when it hit me, “you’re really here”. And so it began, attending my first Balmain fashion show. I sat down and the huge space … Continue Reading

MOKXCLAUDRINE- The premiere of a Ladylike Collection!

Hello Lovelies! I am so thrilled to finally present the new MOK X CLAUDRINE capsule collection ! Thank you all for being apart of this ‘Journey To Lovely’ and for cheering me on as I pursued this creative goal. So behold, the story of a ladylike Fashion Line: The MOK X CLAUDRINE Capsule Collection is … Continue Reading

Lovely Classics: The Little Black Dress

  Hello Lovelies, In fashion there are certain rules that can be defined as cardinal rules. Rules that surpass trends and eras, because they are fundamentally classic. One such rule is the eternal elegance of Little Black Dress, popularized by Mademoiselle Coco Chanel herself, in a 1926 Vogue article. So as we head into the holiday … Continue Reading

Lovely Classics: 7 Timeless wardrobe investments

Hi lovelies, So today we’ll stretch our imaginations and envision that we can buy anything! With an unlimited budget, it would be easy to get carried away and go on a never-ending shopping spree. But what if we disciplined our wants to seek out investment pieces that stand the test of time and trends?Ladies and … Continue Reading

Lovely Looks: An Autumnal style evolution

This fall, let’s take a stylish and creative trip down memory lane as we prepare to upgrade our autumn wardrobes. It’s well known that style can be found at all ages and phases of our lives, from the girly designs of our childhood to the structured silhouettes of our office attire. In this post, we’ll … Continue Reading

Lovely Looks: Ladylike in London

  “The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that her hardships have had on her, but is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate who she becomes.” -C. JoyBell C London is such a lovely place and definitely earns its spot as one of the … Continue Reading

Lovely Classics: Nautical stripes + Glam Turbans

The elements of classic coastal style include the quinessential marinière stripes, chic sunnies, a lounge hat or luxurious head wrap (which is currently all the rave with these Marc Jacob dolls), crisp white pants and a heirloom scarf to carefully tie on your purse, of course.   On my last trip to the French Riviera, … Continue Reading

Lovely Looks: Spring Essentials

  The birds are chirping, the trees are blooming and a warmer breeze is finally blowing our way: Spring has sprung! Therefore, I’ve put together a list of classic “Essentials” to help you build a fabulous wardrobe and enjoy the season. 1~ Feminine Wrap Dress There is nothing more liberating than slipping into your first … Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Inspiration: Outfit + gift ideas

Hello lovelies, Whether you’re single or taken, there is always room for more amore in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, let’s hop right into the fun of this day dedicated to love and romance. I haven’t always been into this holiday but why resist all the red and pink trimmings, decadent chocolates … Continue Reading

Lovely Icons: Mrs. Diahann Carroll

PTTo launch the series dedicated to the celebration of fashion icons, we will begin with honoring the legendary Mrs. Diahann Carroll. As I share a bit about what makes her such a fabulous inspiration, I will highlight what I believe to be her most stylish role: that of the phenomenal Dominique Deveraux.   Mrs. Diahann … Continue Reading