This whole month I have been wrapped up in My BDAY Celebrations I had such a blast. Not just for my birthday but all my Aquarius ♒ peeps, January has been eventful & never disappoints.
Going out to lovely dinners and enjoying nice ambiance of a sushi seafood buffet (really interesting concept I haven’t experienced til recently). Going out to celebrate life every minute of everyday. That’s really one thing I’m gong to keep in mind for 2017 and thereafter; Celebrate life, each & every moment.
Saw Hidden Figures during the week, definitely a must see. The way we bounce back in the face of adversity. We find joy in complete misery our resilience is like no other. Full of nothing but inspiration and pride, exactly what #BlackGirlMagic is all about.
The thing i love about inspiring films like this is it awakens the greatness in us all. I came across a quote the other day while reading “how wonderful is God to have made the mountains and all the depths of the seas, to actually notice that what this world also needed was a you, what was missing was also a me.” All I’m saying is although you may meet people who you feel do things a bit “better” than you, keep doing you. Cause no one can be you, so keep at it and it will lead you to your greatness.
As I look back at my garments and experiences I see my BlackGirlMagic starting to shine through. And i LOVE it, confidence in my abilities is growing and my Melanin Poppin’
Over the last weekend I took a nice weekend ski trip. It was great to get away for a while, temporary check out from the bitter side of “adulthood” responsibilities, BILLS!!! I had so much fun, but it flew by too quick. Seemed as though in a blink of an eye it was over.
I created a bikini for my trip, so was ecstatic at the outcome. With every garment i create I’m able to see just how far I’ve come from when i first started sewing.
I made a tribal High-waist Cut out bikini with black trim. Was a bit nervous for the bottoms due to this time it was eye-balled. The trim wasn’t even part of the original concept but i wanted to break up the print a bit and felt the broader, besides serve as a clean finish would help define the space. Instead of using the tribal print for the strap that goes around the neck, I opted for black tying in both the top & bottom and to frame the face. I was in the fabric store trying to decide between this or a reddish print that transitioned to a purple hue, I’m glad I went with this one. Maybe next time I’ll go with a solid.
Back view: High-waist cut out bikini
This weekend made me realize I haven’t bought a swimsuit in about 8 years, every time I need to hit the water I make my own. That in itself makes me filled with liberation, knowing that whatever I envision I possess the skills to create and able to wear. Few years back I would walk into stores and after never finding what I had in mind on the racks, use to wish I could make it myself. So its mind blowing seeing what I can accomplish now, so I’m celebrating this small victory as well as all others that come my way. It’s been a long time coming but my hard work and dedication is taking me there.
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