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The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette

Fall/Winter Editorial 2018 The ignominy to maintain curly-kinky tresses began decades ago and has manifested in the 21st century in micro-degressive patterns.  There is an overpowering  pressure to disguise the methodology behind our black crowns. Satin-silk bonnets and scarves, duck-clips, bobby-pins and flexi-rods are prohibited beyond our bedrooms or risk judgement of being ghetto. We fail to realize the gentle details required to care for black hair is a part of black culture and deserves to be illuminated. Big colorful…

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Fashion, My Looks

A Summer Look, All About The Stripes

  Stripes are my favorite pattern, but you have to be aware of your body type when selecting a striped piece. Depending on the type of stripes, whether vertical or horizontal, you’ll need to consider how wide your shoulder and torso are compared to your lower half. I’ll do a post on dressing for your body type soon—something I’ve struggled with. This summer be bold. Opt for multi-colors, bright colors and patterns.   Top: Zara Denim: Madewell Sneakers: Reebok  …

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Inspiring, Life

The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of Faith, Sexuality And Restoration

The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration

Understanding Vulnerability    I’m learning this new thing called vulnerability. It’s new for me—the courage to share the most sacred pieces of myself. I’m afraid that if anyone gets a hold of that piece of me, I will lose power. If I share, I’m defenseless against judgment. I’d rather bury it and play pretty and aim to live a life that is satisfying to others, rather than live my truth. That is how I’ve been living for the past 24…

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Fashion

Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Met Gala 2018 The theme for this year’s Met Gala was controversial,  but when we chop it down to just the art, celebrating the influence of religion and fashion is beautiful.  Here are my favorite looks of the night.      

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Beauty

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Review

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Line   I’ve had a love-hate relationship with African Black Soap as it has always been too harsh on my skin. For that reason, I was hesitant to try Shea Moisture African Black Soap Line. I have Seborrheic Dermatitis which causes my scalp to become very itchy and flaky. It also affects my hairline, leaving red itchy patches on my crown and if not careful it can spread to my forehead and chin. Yes, it…

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Inspiring, Life

10 Things Really Insecure People Do

The intent of this post is not to shame anyone. I’ve dealt with a lot of issues from jealousy, comparison, inadequacy, and I still do. I’m always wanting to confront any negative issues in my heart and ask myself why. Why do I have an innate nature to compete or get jealous in certain situations. Well, I know a lot of who we are comes from more deep-rooted issues we deal with, beyond anything I can cover in this one…

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Fashion, My Looks

The Zeal Life- Mixing Prints

The Zeal Life- Mixing Prints

Mixing prints is a great way to make a statement. Prints and color-blocking are some of my favorite go- tos, when my creativity has failed me. I’ve done some shopping for you. Just pair with your favorite t-shirt!       Top: Crossroads Thrift Pants: Top Shop Boots: Public Desire Shades:  Amazon    

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Culture, Opinions

5 Reasons Why Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance Has Black Girls Everywhere Screaming YASS Bey!

Beyoncé Coachella Performance   You may have seen hundreds of headlines of Beyoncé’s Coachella performance, and while I’m not the first to write on the topic, I have to touch on it.  I missed the opportunity to post about Black Panther and her performance falls in line with the Wakanda movement. Beyoncé was the first black woman to headline Coachella, and she showed up and out! Her performance broke and continues to break the Internet. There are 5 key points…

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Events, Fashion

SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th

SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th
SCADFash Presents Pierre Cardin ‘Pursuit of the Future’ March 27- September 30th

SCADFash Pierre Cardin Pursuit of The Future The Pierre Cardin is known for the 1960s space age movement.  The designer was way ahead of his time with silhouettes, color and materials. One of the ideas being  stretchy pants, so women wouldn’t have to worry about gaining weight and no longer fitting into their pants. We now know these pants as leggings. I fell in love with the colors and futuristic aesthetic of this show. See a sneak peak of the…

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Fashion, My Looks

The Zeal Life- A Snapshot of My LA Looks

The Zeal Life- A Snapshot of My LA Looks
The Zeal Life- A Snapshot of My LA Looks
The Zeal Life- A Snapshot of My LA Looks
The Zeal Life- A Snapshot of My LA Looks

Tomboy, edgy and 90s silhouettes, but above all comfortable. Here is a snapshot of my favorite looks during my trip. Shop the accessories here. And follow on Instagram @thezeallife for a closer look at the trip!

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Fashion, Inspiration

Shop The Looks: My 5 Favorite Accessories For The Perfect Cali Outfit

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Los Angeles Outfit Ideas I was in Cali for 5 days and 4 nights, and it was one of the best times I’ve had. I love all the looks I wore during my trip and there were a few items that got me through. Here are 5 must-haves to make putting together your looks a lot simpler. I did all the shopping for you:   1. Vintage or Oversized Jacket If you’re going to Cali in the spring or early summer…

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