Black women owned businesses

 In the light of the recent events happening around the world, I decided I will share with you a few brands owned by black women, that I find inspiring: 

  •    Briogeo- founded by Nancy Twine 

                  Natural hair care 

     The story behind: Nancy’s grandmother was the beauty guru of the village she lived in. Nancy learned about  beauty since she was five, and when she moved to the city and changed to store bought hair products she decided they were not living up to their name. So she started Briogeo Hair Care in her tiny East Village apartment and using her grandma’s recipies. 

  “We should treat our hair the same way we treat our skin; by nurturing it with ingredients that detoxify, hydrate, and protect” – Nancy Twine 

https://briogeohair.com/pages/our-story

  • Castamira- founded by Chantel Davis 

                     Swimsuit brand   

        The story behind: Chantel is a Jamaican born model that knows exactly what kind of fabric, fit or style fits the body of a woman. The swimsuits have a 70’s and 90’s aesthetic to them and are made to elongate the legs and embracing the curves of the body. 

      “Driven by a woman who embraces the quaintrelle spirit of luxury and play, adventure and cherished moments of solitude” 

https://www.castamira.com/pages/about-us

  • Klur- founded by Lesley Thornton 

                Skincare line for diverse skin conditions and ethnicities 

     The story behind: Lesley is a certified esthetician and formulator that has tried to create personalized skin care products for the health of the skin. It is also a sustainable brand. 

     “Since the inception of KLUR, my vision has been to cultivate a brand that reflected the values of clean, ethical, and inclusive beauty” 

https://klur.co/pages/about

  • Honey Pot Co – founded by Bea Dixon  

                     Natural feminine products 

    The story behind: Bea had bacterial vaginosis for a few months and couldn’t get any type of relief and she says an ancestor came into her dreams and helped her cure herself using herbs. So she decided to share it with the world. 

    “If you’re here because your honeypot is unhappy, I’ve been there” 

https://thehoneypot.co/pages/about

Please check all of them out and support them as much as possible.

XOXO, Delayla

Resort 2021

Resort 2021 

  Hey guys. Today we are talking about the resort 2021 collections, that unfortunately, were held online because of the pandemic going on. I am going to show you some of the looks that I loved from a few designers. If you enjoy it, I might make a part 2.  

   Christian Dior 

 Dior is one of my personal favorite brands. The way they do the embroidery and all the attention they put in their garments is impressive and I adore it. The designer got her inspiration from the locals of a small town in Puglia. Some of my favorite looks are: 

  Burberry 

 Burberry had some difficulties in shooting the collection since COVID-19 closed most of the studios, so they took the pictures right outside their own London front doors and the looks where modeled by their employees. I think they did a great job, the suits created are stunning: 

 Versace 

 I am not a huge fan of Versace, I do like some of their designs along the years, but it’s not my first choice. I have to say though, that this collection blew me away. I love all of their looks. Accessories, garments, shoes, everything. I am utterly impressed. Here are some of the looks: 

  

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini 

 Lorenzo Serafini was not able to host a presentation of his collection, but he did release photos. He spent the quarantine time at the Italian Seaside. His designs are beautiful and in my opinion so chic. You can judge them yourself: 

XOXO, Delayla

Where to shop for clothing

6 awesome places to shop 

  I am going to tell you about some really cool shops. Most of my clothes are from these shops,so that’s where I got my inspiration from. I am also going to try to leave links for them. 

    1. Pull and Bear. This shop is so great, it has all types of styles and their jeans are superb. 

www.pullandbear.com  

    2. Zara. Zara has very trendy and good quality clothes. I usually buy all my basics from there. 

www.zara.com  

    3. Asos. This is an online shop and it has a little bit of everything. You can find shies, bags and obviously clothes. 

www.asos.com  

    4.Boohoo. Also an online store, It is really cheap and it has so many cute and trendy things. 

www.boohoo.com  

    5.  Liu jo. More expensive than the others, but it has a lot of really good quality things. 

www.liujo.com  

    6. H&M. I buy mostly accessories from here, but they also have great basics. 

http://www.hm.com  

    Hopefully this was helpful. Have an awesome day! 

                                                XOXO, Delayla 

Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger 

Hii guys! So, as I mentioned in my last post, I am doing lesser known designers posts, so that you get to discover knew things that you might actually enjoy. 

Today we are talking about Kurt Geiger, an English brand that I discovered while I was searching for my knew purchase. He has some absolutely stunning bags and shoes that are certainly on my wishlist. I will put some of the links below so you can also check them out. 

Kurt Geiger was founded in 1963 and was named after its Austrian founder. He opened his first ever store in London and it has been based there ever since. The recent creative director is called Rebecca Farrar-Hockley. You can find it in department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges, but also online at www.kurtgeiger.com . 

Hope you have a beautiful day, and let me know what you think about this week’s designer. 

                                                              XOXO, Delayla 

Gift ideas

Gift ideas

Gift ideas 

  I was recently searching gift ideas, and I couldn’t really find anything, so I decided to write some myself. 

  1. Perfume/ Body mist. I don’t know anybody who would say no to a perfume. My personal faves are Bare Vanilla by Victoria Secret and Miss Dior by Dior. 

 2.  A planner. Planners are something I find really aesthetic and love to receive them. They’re also really practical. 

 3. Gift boxes. By gift boxes I mean those handmade boxes with sentimental value little presents and snacks. These are so cute and meaningful.  

 4. A trip. Continuing on the meaningful path, a trip, I’m not necessarily talking about a trip to Paris o something expensive, but like a road trip with your best friends or tickets to a concert, you get the idea. 

 5. Skincare products. Facial masks especially are something every girl would love to receive. They are just so relaxing. But Chapstick, moisturizer or hand cream are also great choices. 

 6. Clothes. I mean, I know this is kind of obvious, but you can really never go wrong with clothes. All you have to know is what size they wear and what kind of style they like. 

 7. Stationary. This is something everybody loves. Pretty pens, pencil cases, notebooks and highlighters are just a necessity for everybody. 

 8. A puppy/kitten. Ok, for this one you need to make sure their parents/ roommate/ partner are ok with it, but honestly this might just be the best present ever. Just try and adopt instead of buying. 

 9. Headphones. Whether it’s Airpods, Galaxy Buds or just basic headphones, they are a necessity for most people and, again, you can’t really go wrong. 

   Hope this was helpful. If you have any other ideas leave them in the comment section below. Have a beautiful day. 

                                                 XOXO, Delayla 

5 styling tips everyone should know

5 styling tips everyone should know

5 styling tips everyone should know 

Hi guys, we are going to talk about some styling tips for a more put together/fashionable outfit.

 1. If you want to wear a baggy shirt make sure you wear either skinny jeans, leggings or shorts, and vice versa, baggy pants with a tight shirt, tank top or T-shirt. Don’t wear both baggy shirts and baggy pants.  

2. Try to match your bag to your shoes or belt, rather than to your clothes. It looks much cleaner and put together. 

3. If you want to go for a monochromatic look, try to match different shades of that colors, not the same color in the same shade. Trust me, it’s gonna look way better. (this doesn’t apply if you want to do an all whit or all black outfit) 

4. Try combining opposite colors like orange and purple or pink and blue etc. 

5. For a more stylish look, style a neutral outfit with some colorful accessories. 

Hope this helped, if you know any other tips leave them in the comment section. Have a beautiful day. 

                                                              XOXO,Delayla 

Monthly Faves

Monthly Faves

Monthly Faves 

     I am going to start doing monthly favorites. There are going to be 5 categories: clothes; shoes; bags; jewelry and brands. I am also going to try and keep up a posting schedule where I will be posting twice a week. Now let’s get to business. 

    1. Clothes- This month I have been obsessed with huge T-shirts, I have a few from the men collection, but I wear them almost everyday. There are so many ways to style them, it’s impressing. 

    2. Shoes- Heels have been on my wish list this month. I have heels, don’t get me wrong, but I want a pair that I can wear to parties and stuff. I saw some really pretty ones on Asos. 

    3. Bags- Since I discovered Kurt Geiger (I will have a post about him go up soon, so keep an eye on that) I am really into small bags. Not like those really, really small Jacquemus bags. Reasonable, phone fitting small bags.  

    4. Jewelry- Gold jewelry is what I have been wearing all month. I think it’s stunning and it makes you look more put together. But don’t use a lot of it cause then it will look cheap. It has to be jus the right amount of jewelry. 

    5. Brands- As you can probably tell by my last posts, I fell in love with The Kooples, a French brand. If you wanna know 20more about it, check my other post. 

  That was all for today, hope you are having a great day. 

                                                                                 XOXO,Delayla 

Charles & Keith

Charles & Keith

Today, in the lesser known designer series, we have Charles&Keith. I stumbled upon them on my explore page on instagram and I was very intrigued by their designs. This brand has a lot of trendy accessories and footwear. They also have really accessible prices. In the beginning I fell in love with their bags, but after I discovered the shoes and other accessories, I realized everything they sell is absolutely beautiful. 

Now, let’s talk about its past. Charles&Keith is a Singaporean brand, also based in Singapore. It was launched in 1996 by the Wong brothers, Charles and Keith. They used to work in their parents’ shoe shop, called ‘Ang Mo Kio’. Charles is the Founder, while Keith is Founder and Chief Executive. Teir executive director is Fong Shee Beng. 

You can find them online here: www.charleskeith.com  

Let me know what you think in the comment section and have a great day. 

                                                                     XOXO, Delayla 

The Kooples

The Kooples 

This week I traveled to Spain for medical reasons, but I also got to shop and look around. Most of the shops, monuments and touristic spots were closed. While window shopping, I saw this interesting shop called ‘The Kooples’. I ended up buying this stunning dress and a belt to match. When I got to the hotel, I decided to search it up since I had never heard about it, but it had all of these really nice things that intrigued me. 

The Kooples is a high-end French accessible luxury brand, founded in 2008 by brothers Alexandre, Laurent and Raphaël Elicha. In my opinion it has this rock/grunge but also girly look. It’s not very famous, I don’t really understand why, because the clothing and accessories they sell are such good quality and are absolutely stunning. I am going to add some pictures of their designs. Please do let me know what you think. 

Barbara Palvin The Kooples Fall '19 Campaign | Fashion Gone Rogue
Mode : Lacoste s'encanaille avec The Kooples

https://www.thekooples.com/eu_en/women.html

Click on the link above if you would like to see their designs.

I also decided that from now on I am going to write posts about more of these lesser known brands that I think deserve more recognition. 

Hope you have a great day, 

                                         XOXO, Delayla