#NYFW Backstage Beauty: Get The Look From Tracy Reese Spring 2016 Show

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To illustrate her Spring 2016 collection’s theme, Tracy Reese partnered with SheaMoisture to help bring her vision to life. This collection is what we all expected from the woman who designed Michelle Obama’s must-have floral iridescent dress she wore back in 2013–glam and girly.

But this season Tracy Reese did a few things differently.

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My Hype Hair Feature + Who Is Your Hairspiration?

Hype Hair October Issue

That moment when you are flipping the pages of your favorite magazine and your face is on page 128! Like, wow. This seems to be an ongoing trend for me and I am absolutely here for it.

I remember reading Hype Hair magazine in the salon while I waited hours to final sit in the stylist’s chair. It was like my consolation prize for waiting my life away. Today you can still find the veteran hair publication in your neighborhood salons.

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5 Tips To Help You Get Ready & Inspired To Attend NYFW

(Photo by Rob Kim/WireImage)

(Photo by Rob Kim/WireImage)

This post is sponsored by smartwater.

Fashion Week is literally now. On top of that, I have a freelance writing gig for a huge client and I’m speaking at the Blogalicious conference this weekend. So you can imagine the level of excitement slash frustration slash anxiety I’m going through right now. Being a grown up means learning how to balance your hectic schedule with a smile on your face. Knowing that in order to make your dreams go #upupup you’ve got to #DoDoDo!

I won’t claim to be a pro, but I will say there are a few things I’ve managed to incorporate into my routine that help me get ready for big events like New York Fashion Week and keep me on track with meeting my goals.

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My Journey To Embracing My Curves (That I Use To Hate) #PlusIsEqual

Lane Bryant Gorgeous In Grey 6There has never been a moment in my life where I wasn’t plus size. In fact, I was plus size before the world introduced us to the term plus size. As a relatively tall teenager I grew up ashamed of my curves. Partly because I had to shop at the same places my mother did. I have to give myself credit though. Somehow I figured out how to dress up those mom jeans. I even learned a cute way to tie up my plaid shirts so that it would fit tight around my wide waist—just like my skinnier friends. But I never wanted to show off too much of my body. I’ll blame my mother for that.

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Perfect Curls For Your Hair Don’t Exist–Here’s Why!

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#TBT of when I first cut my hair off.

This post is sponsored by Cantu.

I’ve always been a girl who wanted needed to be in the “in crowd”. You know that girl with the freshest sneakers, the flyest clothes AND the dopest hair (I mean, my hair is pretty dope though!). We can blame my mother for that. She always dressed me up like we had a winter gala to attend even though we were just going to the market.

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