Model of the Month: Oluwatoyin Pyne
I spotted this lovely Nigerian bred, DC brown bombshell native beauty on Quazimottoonwax‘s awesome website depicting black beauty and the glorious features and fashions of beautiful people of color and many more. I also spotted her posing for Oye Glam’s Site It’s her almond eyes will draw you initially, but her perfectly chiseled jaw line and perfectly shaped eyes and nose all together form one of the best looking models in modern day African- American models. Oluwatoyin’s features are nothing short of obvious perfection. She has done ad campaigns for Heat Free Hair, photo shoots for top African inspired brands such as Cote Minou, she’s walked the runway for designer Rudy Wolff and has achieved plenty more accolades. Take notice..this dangerously beautiful will be heating up more runways, campaigns and trailblazing for more African- American models rising to the top.
Fashionista of the NEW YEAR (Month): Malika Johnson
“My RICHNESS is in my CRAFT”…very humble and inspiring words from Cleveland’s own yet BK, NY bred fashion guru, style enthusiast, masterly miss of a multitude of arts. Coming from humble beginnings, Malikah thrives off of creating art and exposing it to the world in efforts to inspire, educate and uplift. Sadly, it’s A LOT of online fashion vloggers and bloggers etc. that vlog and write post and sell clothing and do clothing hauls etc etc simply for self-glorification and immediate wealth only. Not Malikah. She VALUES the word “art” and lives out the true meaning of being an artist. She’s a well-rounded young lady with her head on tight with an ample amount of flourishing skills in photography, videography, jewel design, make-up design, and a prospective clothing line she explains that she wants to launch very soon. In this awesome “You Don’t Have to be Rich to be Polished” vlog, Malikah explains a reaction to a Tumblr follower’s remarks of her assuming Malikah just HAD to be rich because of her plethora of looks and multitude of clothing. She explains that just because she may “look” nice does NOT necessarily mean she’s dropping thousands on her flawless looks. She’s an avid thrifter and knows the game well! She can find just about anything and create it into SOMETHING!…and that my friend takes skill. She also goes into her passions of not being moved by monetary wealth..more so moved through interacting through people and bettering her craft. She has brains and a whole lot of beauty..but most importantly, she has INTEGRITY and good intentions behind her brand ( Nubian Evolution ) and any artistic project she puts her hands own which is VERY IMPORTANT. Fashionistas worldwide take notes…
Be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel HERE for more vlogs about fashion know-hows and topics that relate back to our generation that we deal with on a day-to-day basis. Good Stuff!
About my “Enlightened” state of mind..as a young lady in my “tender twenties”..I have come to realize plenty of things: Live in the MOMENT. I can’t stress that any better than that honestly. Live for the intangible..live for the aspects of life that can’t be taken away from you. Staying healthy, furthering yourself mentally and constantly NOT settling and being “content” with ” so so” lifestyles. You know your dream right?..the one you always saw as “impossible”..yea..STRIVE FOR IT..because surprisingly..IT IS POSSIBLE. Accept the fact that you were SUPPOSED to be great..and nothing short of that.
See that world outside your window?…It’s your playground. Roam and learn and GROW and ACHIEVE.
This chic is dripping in style and original steelo! From bomb head wraps to workout tips and makeup how-to’s…this lady knows fashion and style like the back of her hand! This lovely Liberian girl has piled up some serious accolades like being mentioned in The New York Times and being listed #8 on Essence.com’s Forty Fab Fashion Bloggers. She was also the director of Style Bloggers of Color and Atlanta Style Bloggers. Check out this cool video of her showing ways to wrap scarves and fabric…super cute Overall, Mattie is very inspirational for me because I am also a young African fashionista pursuing fashion. She inspires me to keep going and be the designer I want to be
This lovely long-legged lady is on her way to the top! To this day, I feel as if of all the models I have encountered or met, she’s the rarest of them all. From her sea water eyes to her golden locks, this girl embodies the term ‘rare’. From her perfectly chiseled bone structure to her flawless frame, this young lady has potential to work with top designers and agencies around the globe! The former Kent State fashion school student is now based in her hometown Chicago making moves! I am very proud of her and excited to see her grow…Just a few years ago she was just another long set of legs roaming the halls of our college…now? expect her to be strutting on the next runway in no time!
Hello all I have recently been selected to write on Music & Fashion topics on a UK based blog by the name of Y.A.M (Young.Ambitious.Motivated) ! The Y.A.M movement trailblazers go by the names of Afrikan Boy & Dotstar . These guys are their own individuals and have worked with artists such as M.I.A and comedian Afolabi. These Nigerian/ UK based artists are very inspirational and I am very excited to work with them I love blogging and I feel as if blogging is a powerful tool to spread knowledge, culture and give inspiration. I especially like to utilize blogging to help spread the word about underground artist who deserve a shot at a few seconds of someones time just to be heard. There’s so many people working towards success in music, fashion and art in general and because of this up and coming artists, designers, photographers etc. all need help with exposure. Without a strong record label and PR team behind you, arising artists have trouble being notice. So as a fashionable music attic that I am, I utilize my love for writing, music, and my passion for fashion to deliver posts and updates to help people further themselves closer to their dreams.
As for you, reading this right now, at this very moment..you are helping me further my dreams too. You appreciate my opinion and actually care about what I have to say. With that being said, wherever YOU are regardless if you’re in Taiwan, Australia, Africa, Japan, Canada, CLEVELAND etc….I am glad that you’re actively staying tuned to what I love to do most. Please stay tuned to Y.A.M online for all things fashion, music and YAM. This blog will be solely to showcase all things Guwala Da Nele.
Uncle JuJU of Purple Monkey Sircus dropped this gem yesterday…and Im loving EVERYTHING about it. I will never forget the first solo project I heard from him called Six D Nondaze . He has a very unique sound: from his drousy adlibs to his word play…this guy is undeniably his own artist. The whole aesthetic of this video is smooth and chill af. Saw some very familiar and gorgeous faces/cameos in this video He was definitely rocking some gear straight out of the hottest sneaker boutique in Cleveland Heart And Sole This video was of course shot by the best videographers in the world.. Purple Films of Cleveland, OH. Not to mention, those guys took home an award at the Ohio Hip Hop awards this year! So proud..they shot the video to me & J.Me.Jame’s track Probably Shouldn’t . They are the best at what they do! Back to Uncle JuJu though…he has something dropping November 4th! Stay tuned on his website YouInCle
This is probably the best party starting song ever. You guys already know I am obsessed with KPK in general…but this right here tops all of my favorite anthems. It embodies fashion, fun, and effortless flex. GANGNAM STYLE > SWAG lol. Simply put.
p.s That’s my friend Alexander he’s super fly…and yes he’s teaching me how to Gangnam style and Yes…he’s wearing Guwala da Nele
This song is definitely one of my favorite hits out of Cleveland right now…the video was shot by my homie Adam Huffman of Add Em’ Up Productions. Yes the cool cat that shot the photos for our East 2 West Project . So much steelo in this video. I really dig the artist Yo Boi O’s character. He shows a lot of personality and I truely feel like this song is a banger. No if, ands or buts. The beat in itself is just simply…gangsta ha. Corny but true. I’m liking this jawn. Rock with me.