I was maybe 11, 12, or 13 years old when my neighbor, Hillary Shaw, taught me how to french braid. She taught me how to do an inside and outside braid. Since then I have tried all kinds of styles of braiding and I have become an expert at doing most of them myself. When I saw these inspiration pictures in some magazine, I started perfecting what is now one of my favorite go to hair styles -”The Milkmaid Braid.”
So, I recently had the honor of presenting the United Negro College Fund’s “Evening of the Stars.” It was a great night, and I met the MOST inspiring young people! I love the teens! I’ll be sharing a lot more in the days to come, but go ahead and mark your calendars and set your DVRs now because the show airs January 27th on BET! There’s music, inspirational stories, and so much fun. Don’t miss it!
But the point of this post, is to talk about the shoes I wore to this event. Well they’re not so much shoes, as they are foot sculptures. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING comfortable or wearable about these shoes. They are, however, gorgeous. So I just thought of them as jewelry for the feet, and hobbled and winced my way down the red carpet. I have a secret though: I didn’t just bring these shoes to the event.
Alright you guys, I have a confession to make: I LOVE this look! I wore it to one of Clive Davis’ Grammy parties that I attended with my gorgeous siblings and delicious mom. We were just missing Rhonda, who was busy putting her son to bed, but she joined us later. The dress was a vintage piece of my mom’s, the clutch was a vintage Judith Leiber (also courtesy of my mom), the earrings were Prada, and the hair and eyes were inspired by some of my favorite tear sheets. So come in, and browse this very special edition of Tear It & Wear It!