by Jamila Pierre

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
— Winston Churchill

Glow baby, GLOW!

There's no shortage of people who will attempt to steal your shine. They will attempt and some will actually be successful, but I say FUCK em'. 

There's only so much you can do to please people and so much you can ask of people. And, no matter how much people try and tear you down or disrespect you, you've gotta make sure they get a healthy dose of the dust you leave them in.

You've gotta be true to you, you've gotta believe in you're own magic. No, I'm not trying to be motivational or hype you, I'm not really that kind of girl. What I am doing is letting you know the facts of the matter.

It's perfectly OK to let people in, but be wise. And it's perfectly OK to cut people off from your particular brand of awesome AF, because you are awesome. Everyone is the shit. Whether you know it or understand it, and whether someone just doesn't mix well with your brand of awesome AF is always to be discovered; once you figure it out....act accordingly. 

I know my worth, do you? Don't be afraid to charge people exactly what you're worth, if they can't afford it...it says nothing about you or your product. They can either save up for you, pay what you're asking, or move on to find someone they can afford. 

You just gotta keep glowing baybay, be the opulet being you are. 

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
— Winston Churchill

By no means do I think that you should be you in ways that deliberately hurt others, or that change and progression isn't good, but remember what it costs to conform when it really does no one any justice. Don't be selfish but don't be entirely selfless either.  

In the recent months (let alone weeks) I've reeeeeaaaally been coming face to face with all of these things. I'd like to think I'm quite self-aware, I also believe in regular self-reflection and check-ins, you gotta know (or get to know) you're weaknesses; why you get angry, what it all means, what you want out of life, how you plan to make it happen, when you're making mountains outta mole hills, when to let go, when to sink your claws and teeth deep down into it; your whole life will be a series of this. Work on perfecting it. No, there's no such thing as perfect but there's no reason you shouldn't strive and hone. 

As for my outfit, what could convey opulence more than this sequin white iridescent sorcery. There was nothing I wanted to pair it with more than my holo-sexellent kicks. Then I I realized that the only thing left to do was to add in the juxtaposition flare I should sincerely be know for by now. Soooooo...... in came my Rebel Wilson moto leggings and my Grave Digger skull bag from Killstar.

Nothing says hard and soft like skulls and sequins.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Sunnies from Hottopic.com.$14.90 (2 for $10)
  2. Jacket from Charlotterusse.com. $20 (On Sale, no longer available, alternative HERE)
  3. Tank from Forever21.com. $14.90
  4. Moto leggings from the Rebel Wilson Collection for Torrid. $20 (On sale, no longer available)
  5. Sneakers from Charlotterusse.com. $15 (On sale, no longer available, alternative HEREHERE)
  6. Bag from Killstar.com. $45 (On sale)


by Jamila Pierre

Yeah, you got some silverware, but really are you eating though?
Are you eating though? Nigga, are you eating though?
Breakfast, lunch and dinner's for beginners, you ain't even know.
Don't be mad cause I'm doing me better than you doing you
Better than you doing you, fuck it, what you gon' do?


If there's one thing I've got is a back bone. I am courageous, brave, and I very rarely back down from a fight. I have it in me to push through even when I feel like I'm at my wits end, I confront fuckery head on, and I always, ALWAYS, stand up for what is right. Most importantly, I'm beyond unafraid and unapologetic whilst doing me. I revel in ALL that is me.

*Cues Effie White from 'Dream Girls- And I'm telling you".*

You, and you, and you, you're gonna love meeeeeee (whether you want to or not), and if you don't...I really don't give a shit. I encourage you all to adopt this way of being, even if it doesn't come easy, just make actual moves towards bettering yourself and honing your tough as nails way of life. Now let's be clear, in no way am I saying that you should be a piece of shit for the sake of "doing you", ain't nobody got time for dat. There IS a such thing as balance, being true to you and being a decent human being are not mutually exclusive. You CAN be both unapologetic; and an awesomely kind, nurturing, free spirited, respectful person. Don't let your ID, EGO, & SUPER EGO get you fucked up in these streets. Consider that a PSA from me to you.

I'm always on the look out for pieces that are done well, that are you unique, that have a twist, and most importantly I'm lookin' for pieces that hit. This flannel-ish top is one of the many I've come across that fit my style criteria. 

I own three awesome AF versions of this plaid top so far (I've featured two of them including this one, there's a third on it's way) and I couldn't be more EXCITE. If you know anything about me you know my fascination with bones (skulls, vertebra, hip bones, etc...) because they're just so beautiful, just genuinely beautiful. If I could incorporate my calcium enriched friends into every look...I would. 

Thanks to some of my old fave shops I am able to acquire pieces like this button down to help me further my "bone collection". Does this sound a bit strange...? LOL. Trust me, I'm not collecting people for their bones in a basement somewhere, I am just truly fascinated by it.....

I've also been looking for the perfect overalls, this my friends is no easy feat. There are a few options out there but I needed to find one that suit my body and was in a color and style that screamed my name. Needless to say....I found it.

This pair overalls was found on Charlotterusse. com. There's a lighter pair of overalls that I'm looking to buy from Charlettle as well, I was even tempted to get a backup of these charcoal colored ones but they're sold out. They're a perfect blend of formfitting, stylish, and comfortable, what more could you want?! There's even another pair that's slightly different that has peaked my interest as well. Get on it!

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Bandana from the 99 cent store.
  2. Necklace from AFAZE. (3 for $10)
  3. Noir tank top from Forever21. $14.90
  4. Overalls from Charlotterusse. $15 (On Sale. Alternative HERE and HERE)
  5. Spine plaid top from Hottopic.com (On Sale. Alternative HERE and HERE)
  6. Booties from Mandees to the rescue. $15 (On Sale. Alternative HERE, and HERE)