Sunday, April 13

And Somewhere Along the Way....


As I begin to write, I start to think- when is the last time I was actually online to check up on the blog? Enjoying writing and catching you up on the activities of my life? When is the last time I did an outfit post? A red carpet recap? A trend alert? Then it hits me- so much time has gone by, that I can't even remember. And really it's shocking because at one point chica cherrie was such an important part of my life, I loved writing and sharing yet in a matter of just a year- so much has changed.

Some personal lows added with some personal and professional highs really made 2013 a roller coaster ride. When I think of last year, in many ways it feels like a blur- a blur of time that took me away from the core person I was, yet opened up ideas and qualities of life that would make me consider the type of person I want to be. It had been an internal tug of war and by October, I was tired of being in the middle, becoming a thinning rope which was bound to break straight down the center. I eventually became completely uncomfortable in my own skin and came to the conclusion that I needed to make goals to improve myself and in December- with a new year approaching I did just that. I planned on being completely happy, setting goals for myself, be healthy/active and opening myself up with love around me.

So, that's what I have been up to so far this year and let me just say, life is good. More to come and hopefully many more adventures to share. Until next time...


Monday, January 27

January Red Carpet Low Down


So, January has been a hell of a month for the red carpet, Golden Globes- SAG Awards and the Grammy's last night. And although I would love to write individual post's about every event- there is not enough time in the day for it- so best option? A January wrap up of some of my favorite statements. 

Check it out... 

Katy Perry in Valentino Haute Couture 
Hit or Miss? Now, Katy Perry has been known for wearing some crazy outfits on the red carpet but I have to say, this is def a fun playful way of taking Haute Couture inspiration on the red carpet- and a perfect fit for a Grammy event. 

Beyonce in Michael Costello
Beyonce can do no wrong for me BUT even though I love this Mesh/Lace Michael Costello gown, I do think it is a bit too formal for the Grammys. I mean, I saw the telecast and she was unable to stand/dance and groove it up all night because of the stiffness of the gown. Gorgeous dress, wonderful detail, great way to casual it down with the hair but def wrong event.

Lupita Nyong in Ralph Lauren
So, Hello Lupita Nyong!?! Where exactly did you come from with all this fabulous style!! Making her first of two appearances on my Low down list Lupita made a statement early on this month at the Golden Globes with a mix of fun, classic yet an exciting dress; the perfect red carpet season jump off. While there were many people playing the safe cards; Lupita took a risk that played off very very well.

Kaley Cuoco in Rani Zakhem
Now before you get all hot and bothered- I know many of you may not agree with me but Kaley Cuoco's blush floral Rani Zakhem gown was absolutely stunning. The color palette sticks true to trend, her hair and make up were on point and overall the look just really worked for me. The fit needed a little help (Jeez, no one could tell the girl to lift her gown?) but in the larger scheme of things- It was just a beautiful fashion statement.

Kerry Washington in Prada
 Seriously, only Olivia Pope can pull off a crop top Prada gown while 6 months pregnant and look beyond fabulous. The key thing about Kerry Washington that I love is how well styled for events she is. From hair, make up to accessories- she consistently throws down the fashion gauntlet with winning looks- this evening, this look is a prime example. Bravo!

Camilla Alves in Donna Karen Atelier
Now, I love Camila Alves as much as the next person but I have to say- I was not expecting to add her to my list but this mustard/gold colored Donna Karen Atelier gown is absolutely stunning. The softness in her hair, make up, shoes made her the perfect companion to her hansom husband who has been nominated for pretty much every award this season. Soft yet stunning, a true win.

Lupita Nyong in Gucci 
This dress, the color, the neckline detail- seriously, the combination on Lupita Nyong is just a stunning overall win. You could have put this dress on any other artist or actress but the overall feel and the way she carried this dress made it perfect for her. Her stylist really made a mark and I am excited to see what she brings to the Oscar's red carpet in a few weeks.


Wednesday, January 8

Review: In Vogue; The Editor's Eye


You know, with the New Year upon us many will go on a binge of resolutions- lose weight, stop smoking, work less- what does a single girl with a love for fashion and full time career decide as her resolution?? It's simple really...

Get back to reading Vogue on a monthly basis.

Yeah, it's simple really and watching "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye" on HBO over the holiday break didn't quiet down my enthusiasm to actually go through with this resolution. Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington alone are worth any documentary but the fact that you get Babs Simpson participating, recapping and giving commentary on some of the most beautiful and inspiring fashion spreads the magazine has done through out the years- was gold.

If you haven't yet and are wondering what the fuss is about, you must take the time to watch the below clip- of the famous Alice in Wonderland fashion spread using some of the industries favorite designers.




Sunday, January 5

All Roads Clear Ahead...

January 1, 2014
New Year, new beginnings- that is the sane right?

Well with what feels like an eternity passing, I think it is about time to get life in order and start doing many new things along with a couple of the things I once enjoyed. With that said - please bare with me as I find my groove again but I fully intend on getting back to blogging, adventuring and sharing it all with you. With new interests, hobbies, loves and an overall need for pure joy in life- the format of this blog may change- hoping you will stick with me as I find my footing. In the meantime, I leave you with the above picture which I took on January 1st 2014- such a clear beautiful day with nothing but open roads ahead- if that isn't a metaphor for what is to come, I don't know what is.


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