Glamaholic Trend: Wedge Sneakers

28 Jun
Glamaholic Trend: Wedge Sneakers

Isabel marant shoes
£385 – net-a-porter.com

Ash black wedge
$191 – coggles.com

Ash wedge heels
£170 – flannelsfashion.com

Ash wedge sneaker
£120 – houseoffraser.co.uk

NIKE high wedge
$141 – asos.com

Blink leopard wedge
$80 – heels.com

Things I Like

28 Apr


Colorblocking

Colorblocking under $100

Sheer


sheer trend

Bright Lips


bright lips
Neons
neon
Silk Prints 
silk print

Seeking Employment: Pt 2

6 Apr

The interview is a strong 50% of your marketing strategy. An interview is a short time period in which you want to appear passionate, but calm. Convey a witty sense of humor, but show a no-nonsense attitude. Relaxed, but in control. Appear charming, but not flirtatious. All at the same time. This is a lot to take in, but important to understand. Getting started…

  • The best place to start is by researching the company. Learn some relevant facts that you can recall during the interview.
  • Review some frequently asked interview questions (Links posted below) and prepare some brief answers.
  • PLEASE understand the importance of you attire. You must appear polished and professional. Be aware of facial piercings, abnormal hair colors, and nail length/color. Go for tops that conceal cleavage, and skirts that go past the knees. Heels should typically be less than 4 inches. If unsure, the best way to go is a crisp button-up top, a pair of slacks, a blazer or cardigan, and a pair of ballet flats or loafers. (Outfit ideas below)
  • When asked questions, pause and answer directly. Making useful statements that tie skills related to the job to your real-life experiences. EX: “Communication is definitely one of my strengths, as secretary for my organization, I often have to relay messages from the executive board to the members of the organization in a friendly, effective manner” *cheese*
  • Maintain eye contact, a friendly smile, and firm posture.
  • Using humor in an interview is also a plus. When used effectively, humor can make you a more appealing candidate, BUT some people just aren’t funny. Make sure your use sense of humor showcases your awesome personality, and doesn’t make you look like an ass. 
  • At the end of the interview be sure to thank the interviewer and shake their hand. Take a business card on your way out for contact information to follow up with a thank-you email.

Good luck in your job hunt 🙂


Seeking Employment: Pt 1

5 Apr

A resume is your chance to brag about yourself and your accomplishments. It is a page-long summary of all the amazing things you are capable of, have done, and have the potential to do. It’s almost like your boastful anthem. It can be tasteful and classic (Watch the Throne) or a hot, gaudy mess (Master P, circa 1999). A resume is definitely a strong 50% of your marketing strategy and requires time, effort, and thought to be constructed effectively.  

Basic Resume Components:Contact information Legal name, permanent address, phone number, and email. Choose a professional email address. Forgo listing shawtystaychiefin@gmail.com as a contact address for potential employers (insert stale face).

Objective/Summary Objective/Summary is a short statement that highlights your skills and how they relate to the job you seek.

 Skills Foreign languages, knowledge of computer programs, typing score, communication, forming relationships with customers/clients, etc.

Experience Here is where you record all prior work experience, paid or not. Mention things such as employment, internships, and volunteer work. Be sure to include BRIEF descriptions of tasks and responsibilities. For those with little to no employment experience, listing campus organizations can prove beneficial. Highlighting responsibilities in organizations can serve a similar purpose.

Education Include high schools and universities attended level of degree held, major. Professional and Technical Training as well. Coursework may be included if it relates directly to the job. Only grade point averages over 3.0 should be included.

The job you’re looking for may allow for more creativity in a resume. Pops of color, interesting formats, and unique themes are more acceptable in some fields and are often encouraged. Some examples:

 Cute, right?

Stay tuned for Managing Interviews!


Seeking Employment?

5 Apr

As it becomes increasingly difficult to find employment in these trying times, it is up to individuals to market themselves competitively. You must think of yourself as a brand. How you market your skills and capabilities determine how willing people are to buy. Two essential parts of marketing yourself are your resume and your interview. If you can put together a solid resume and make a positive impression in the interview, you can make your brand appealing to potential employers and land your dream job (Or the one you applied for). This begins a 2-part post on Resumes and Interviews: de la MahoganyMafia.

Double Standards

5 Apr

After years of bra-burning and gender equality battles, most would agree that men and women are still not considered equal. So it would be no surprise that in 2012 we still find ourselves asking the famous question: Why is it that when a man *bleeps* a whole bunch of different *bleeps*, he’s the mack, but when a woman does the same, she’s called a *bleep*, or a *bleep*, or the all-too-common *bleep*? There are many answers to this question ranging from the biological reproductive roles of men and women to the affects of hyper-masculinity in our patriarchal society. My favorite (and most relatable) theory was shared by a close friend.

What does a man have have to do to get something from a woman?

He worked for it

1. Get the number A feat in itself, acquiring a woman’s phone number can go one of two ways. The most common being an eye-roll, a muttering of  “Negro please.”, and a dramatic hair flip combination. Or with luck and skill, the number can be secured.

2. Steady Communication Getting the number is the easy part. The challenge of what to do with the number is the real issue. According to my expert, “good morning” texts are a necessity. Paired with the options of a compliment, nickname, and smiley-face and/or appropriate emoji. The man also has to provide entertainment throughout the day, compliments, witty comments, and checking on  her during/between classes. The frequency of this communication is determined by the woman. Therein lies another challenge of gauging how much is too much, as perfect balance is key.

3. Date “You can’t hit if you don’t spend on her.” My expert argues that no desirable woman would give a man her time before he takes her on an enjoyable date. This provides the opportunity to get further acquainted and decide if this person is worthy.

All this and possibly more is what men go through in the chase. This is just assuming that a woman is willing to “give it up” after these steps, as it is never guaranteed.

There is a considerable amount of time, effort, and money that goes into this process. Imagine if a man is promiscuous and goes through all these steps for every woman he gets, should he not be revered for his work and effort?

What would a woman have to do for the same result?

Sexually liberated? Or..

1. Look decent.

2. Ask.

Women are naturally equipped with the “feminine wiles” to get a man to do whatever she would like. Given that the job is so much easier for a woman, our expert argues that since no real work is required for a woman, a promiscuous woman should not be praised.

Interesting.. care to share your thoughts?

Mens Style Feature

5 Apr

Meet Jared

Verge Modeling Troupe Model Coordinator

Classification A Junior Construction Management Major at North Carolina A&T from Newark, NJ

Forever 21 Sales Associate

Describe your style. My style is basically whatever I like to wear. I can’t really categorize it. I feel like its too broad for that.

Fashion Influences? One of my influences fashion wise would definitely be Theophilus London. I don’t try to mimic him but he wears certain things I’d like to see on myself.

Your favorite places to shop?I like thrifting but I also shop at retail stores like H&M, Pacsun and others. I just mix and match where I see fit. My favorite place to shop is probably Topman in Soho. Its so much to choose from there and I love the atmosphere.
 Least favorite trend? My least favorite trend is probably the “Polo” movement. Its so unoriginal and uniform. People put on a polo shirt, polo hat, levis and polo boots then call themselves fashionable. Throwing a bunch of labels on is the easy way out, broaden the horizon.

Check him out on twitter @Jay_Debonair
Photographer: Patrick Malachi