ADDITIONELLE X JORDYN WOODS POPUP: NYFW "DAY 2"

by Jamila Pierre


The Additionelle popup shop was literally the only event I went to for NYFW, yup, I'm not the girl who goes out much or attends too many things. If I can't kill all of the birds with one stone then I don't foresee me even revving up to kill anything....if that makes sense. I was super proud of myself for at least keeping one promise, because this health shit has turned me into a serial plan maker and breaker. I was never this person, I was  a fifteen minutes early, makes promises and keeps them, gets shit DONE type of person, but not anymore. So I have to meticulously plan out every aspect of everything I do as not to disappoint (not just others....but myself).

Had the pleasure of meeting Liz Black (@psitsfashion) for like....the third time. We only get a chance to link up during events, but I'd def want to get to know her better because she seems pretty down to earth and that's rare in this community. We'll talk more about the state of the plus size community on another post. In any event, how fuckin' fab is she in her all additionelle outfit? I'm living and dying for the pants! Camo is a weakness.

And then I ran into Dana (@Whosthatgirldana), I finally got to meet her after literal years of mutual following. It was a literal blessing for her to even be at the event due to some of her own trials (not gonna get into her personal biz up in here), and after everything she looked well and super fabuloso. I had to capture us together for posterity.

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It was nice to get to a place waaaaay before anyone arrived; it made for access to preferred seating, first dibs of treats, and plenty of space to touch and try on all of the pieces your heart desires. 

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Let's take this here 90s inspired denim jacket from the Additionelle X Jordyn Woods collection, it's fan fuckin' tastic! The color of the denim is rare (as a convo between a friend and I explains), plus, it's incredibly soft and stretchy (also rare). It looked impeccable  with what I was wearing and that doesn't help matters when you're actively trying to find reasons NOT to buy things, but this jacket made it impossible to pass up. I won't lie, it's pricier than what I'd normally spend, but the free shipping and 20% off helped tip the scales a bit more. I'll tell you what though....., I WILL be rocking this jacket ad nauseum, not just because I do in fact love the piece....but because GIRL, this ish was a pretty penny.

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Can we also take a moment to appreciate the jacket and fringe combo of the day....? ZSNAPS!!!

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I am still on the hunt for the perfect bohemian fringed bag, but for now.....this baby is gettin' me through. It's one of those pieces that look pricier than it is, which make it a supreme WIN!

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This day, along with many of the days during NYFW, I found myself feeling accomplished with the smallest of things, more than usual. 

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I fought the notion that I wasn't human'ing enough or properly. I fought like crazy to be out and about despite the deterioration of my body (not that I suggest anyone else do the same), I needed more than anything to be able to do this. It was a matter of mental and emotional health; it trumped my physical abilities and/or wellness.

This may be ill advised....but that's just me. I always stubbornly push myself pass my limits all of the time as a huge middle finger to my situation....and then I pay for it later. But it's worth it, it's worth feeling like me again even if it's short-lived, even if I pay for it greatly later.

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I finish the day with good eats and a painful (but with feelings of great accomplishment) cab ride home. And like clockwork, the next day (which would've been "Day 3" of my NYFW) I was too far beneath the steaming shit pile of health issues to go to my final event at the Brooklyn Museum.  But at least I held my middle finger up high for two days....right? 

How was your NYFW?

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Anorak from Missguided.com. $50 (On Sale, Sold Out, Similar HERE without the sequins)
  2. Bag from Rainbow. $16
  3. Dress from Forever21. $17.80
  4. Leggings from Rainbow. $5
  5. Boots from Avenue.com. $30 (On sale, alternative HERE)
  6. The blakc denim jacket with graffiti is from Additionelle. $  (On sale from $170

GANG, GANG, GANG, GANG, GANG: NYFW "DAY 1"

by Jamila Pierre


Technically this wasn't day one of NYFW, but it was definitely the first day I stepped on out...so it's my "day one". There were so many events this NYFW that I should've and could've been a part of but the way my health is set up....

Though it was my first day being out and about, it wasn't to attend any events, I was just coming out to hang with some fellow plus community boss babes. It was an opportunity to link up with folks I'd been speaking with through social media for some time. Truth be told I almost didn't come out due to said health issues, but I pushed through, thank God I did. If I hadn't sucked it up as best I could I would've regretted it deeply and missed out on meeting such amazing folk.

Most importantly, I didn't want to miss meeting #SwoobSquad member, Morgot (@MargotMeanie), and I can't wait to finally meet the last of our squad, Tracy (@Bxrtmn). One day we shall all be together to fuck up the city; Ushishi, Margot, Tracy and I, just shuttin' shit down!

When I first found out that Margot was coming down from Canada I was super stoked and knew that I wanted to shoot a boomerang of Ushshi, Margot and I, and send it to Tracy. I had this image of us dancing to the song Gang Gang by MaxP in a boomerang loop. If you go to my Instagram you'll see the end result, It's pretty EPIC if you ask me.

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I also had plans to wear some over the top outfit to commemorate NYFW, but truthfully, I was more interested in being super comfy; we were gonna be gallivanting around Chinatown so comfort was paramount.  So I threw on this Killstar "So Goth I'm Dead" shirt-dress, my tried and true plaid button down with the vertebra print on the back (almost rocked the blk &wht plaid with the skull on back but I felt it would've been overkill and not in a good way), chucked on some cat-eyed shades, donned my ruff and tough Afro puffs, and paired it all with my "I Don't Care" leggings from (you'll never guess.... Rainbow) and my "I wanna be comfortable but not at the cost of a frumpy sneaker" leatherette kicks from the Christian  Siriano collection at Payless (which at their prices these days should be called Paymore). And by no means are all sneakers frumpy, but you get where I'm coming from....right?

Overall I was pretty pleased with my look and was as comfortable as one could be though they've made the grave mistake of wearing leggings with satin underwear. I knew I was making a mistake...but I did it anyway. I had to hold my leggings up while I traipsed around Chinatown (thank the lord my top was long enough to cover my struggle, because there was a moment where if my top wasn't as long as it was....the world would've gotten a clear look at my ass).

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Two of the four #SwoobSquad members (Margot & @Ushshi)

Peep this here Sass Sandwich (Me, Margot, Ushshi , and Alysse)

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Loved hanging with such bonafide babes (far right is Sabrina/ @sabrinastyled). Did I get everyone...? I think I got everyone. LOL!

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After some pre-lunch at the Chinatown Market, we hit up Magic Jewelry to get our auras photographed and read. In accordance to the woman who read my aura, I am completely in-tune, sensitive to my surroundings, highly intelligent and creative, scatter brained at the moment because so much is going on and if I thought this week was busy...I had no idea for the weeks ahead. Apparently all my chakras are open, and I'm definitely in need of a bit-o-sleep. 

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Based on what I researched online: By Ginni Aneja

Purple Aura people are highly psychic, attuned to the emotions and moods of others and very sensitive. People who have a predominant amount of purple in their Aura are seen as mysterious and secretive.

The Purple Aura individual possesses a philosophical, enquiring and intuitive mind. They love to learn and never stop exploring and enquiring into new subjects and areas that interest them. Because of this they tend to be extremely interesting and knowledgeable people.

The Purple Aura individual does not have a wide circle of many friends. But the friends they do have are held close and are respected, admired and loved. People with a predominant purple Aura tend to be unlucky in love but once they have found their perfect soul mate are loyal and loving for life.

Purple Aura people connect well with animals and nature. They are attuned to animals and can sense their emotions and feelings. Purple Aura people tend to take in and care for strays as their loving and caring nature makes it difficult for them to turn strays away.

A white aura is a pure state of light. Often represents a new, not yet designated energy in the aura. Spiritual, etheric and non-physical qualities, transcendent, higher dimensions. Purity and truth; angelic qualities. White sparkles or flashes of white light: angels are nearby; can indicate that the person is pregnant or will be soon.

Silver Aura people are exceptionally gifted. How they use their gifts wisely is their life lesson. Silver Aura individuals are bestowed with sensitivity, intuitiveness, psychic ability and practicality. They can use their spiritual understanding in very practical ways. Because of this they can relate to many people and are often found in teaching, mentoring or counselling roles.

Silver Aura people have immense versatility and adaptability and are capable of getting the most out of virtually every opportunity in life. Their high intellect enables then to make the right decisions quickly and follow through with action.

People who have predominant silver Auras are seen as very attractive. They attract many admirers. But Silver Aura people are very discerning and choose their friends carefully and their lovers very carefully.

Indigo relates to the third eye, visual and pituitary gland.Intuitive, sensitive, deep feeling.

Violet relates to crown, pineal gland and nervous system.The most sensitive and wisest of colors. This is the intuitive color in the aura, and reveals psychic power of attunement with self.Intuitive, visionary, futuristic, idealistic, artistic, magical.

Lavender relates to imagination, visionary, daydreamer, etheric.

Dark grey is a residue of fear is accumulating in the body, with a potential for health problems, especially if gray clusters seen in specific areas of the body.

Black draws or pulls energy to it and in so doing, transforms it. It captures light and consumes it.Usually indicates long-term unforgiveness (toward others or another) collected in a specific area of the body, which can lead to health problems; also, entitities within a person's aura, chakras, or body; past life hurts.

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The middle aura photo is Alysse (@readytostare), and the far right is Margot's aura photograph. The woman also said that there was a deep connection between Alysse and I (though we just met) because our auras aligned. Overall the reading mirrored what each of us was going through at the moment so it was a 20 spot well spent (if not for the experience and photograph keepsake alone)

We stopped by a Tony Moly shop on our way to my favorite lo mein spot (for our ACTUAL lunch), and finished the day off with a little bit of ice cream. I had my most favorite flavor of ice cream to date (black sesame), from a tiny place that smells all sorts of divine upon opening the door, Taiyaki.

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What I'm Wearing:

  1. Sunglasses from buffalo Exchange. $9
  2. Plaid button down from Hottopic.com. $30
  3. So Goth I'm Dead shirt-dress is from Killstar.com. $30 (On sale and no longer avail. alternative HERE)
  4. Necklace from AFAZE. 3 for $10 (On sale and no longer avail.)
  5. Leggings from Rainbow. $5 (On sale and no longer avail. online, you might find them in-store. Also, these are not as glorious but I'd def rock them too)
  6. Leatherette sneakers from Payless. $15 (On Sale)