Personal Essay #5

You don't know me. All you know about me is the generalizations that you made when you saw my photo. Sure my complexion may be darker than what you would like, but the color of my skin is not what makes me, me. You don't know me. You might hear my native tongue and feel disgusted because it's not what you want. No, I cannot speak your language but I try everyday to impress you with my knowledge. It isn't enough that I want to share my love, a body of truth is more deserving of your attention. You don't know me.


Beauty Bit, Orange Is The New Black

drafted by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

Orange is the new black! No, I don't mean Netflix's hit series, but I do mean that orange shades of lipsticks, balms and glosses are the latest trends in beauty nowadays! Rouges and berries have dominated the scene for a long while, from runways to celebrities everyone has red that they favor in their makeup bag. Corals and oranges are so bright and perfect for late summer's soirees and parties. Unlike the various reds we own, orange shapes of lip color are a bit harder to match to our undertones and complexions. Luckily, i've found a few that work with many and most complexions. Orange lips colors can be tricky but it's not impossible!


Tastemakers, Zoe Kravitz

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

Growing up, I used to listen to Lenny Kravitz all the time. From Fly Away to Are You Gonna Go My Way, I was absolutely infatuated with his music and everything about him, which is how I found out about Zoe Kravitz. Little did I know that she was an actress in some of my favorite movie roles and a model for some of my favorite designers (Alexander Wang muse!). I had to know more about this beautiful and familiar face, just like any curious mind! 


Gold and Chemise

It's the dog days of summer, and the humidity is at a steady 90%! Layers are useless, clothes feels useless, but we need clothes for decency! I do love this season, but it's quite a challenge to stay fashionable in such sweltering heat. Challenges are fun especially when fashion is involved. Honestly, i've been finding any excuse to wear the most loose fitting garments ever. Anything that clings is bound to show those awful sweat stains! Loose fitting and airy fabrics are the name of the game! 


The Bloglovin' Challenge

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

Since the end of Google reader (RIP), many blog reading enthusiasts were left to their own devices. Finding a good reader for your favorite site is hard, that is until Bloglovin' came into view. Bloglovin' is a tool the helps anyone keep up with their favorite blogs, easily and manage the ones you follow. As soon as Google Reader's demise came upon, I quickly hopped on the Bloglovin' wagon without much knowledge of it. I soon learned why it was an essential part of blogging.