ABOUT ME

I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago in the little village – also known as the hood – of Princeton Park. As a child I loved to dance, roller-skate, eat fried chicken, and of course be silly.

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THE BEGINNING

During my formative years in ATL at Spelman College I explored many different avenues of the African-American culture. As an English major and Sociology minor, I was influenced to participate in a variety of projects from conducting research on reality television to roller-skating at the BET Hip-Hop Awards to shooting music videos and documentaries.

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THE PARENTS AND I

Introduced to the world of fashion by my mom and stepmother, a semester spent abroad in Ghana sparked my creative streak and an intense love for African textiles and patterns. I returned from that trip determined to explore various avenues in fashion and culture, hence my move to to New York City two weeks after graduation from Spelman.

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THE GHANA FASHION

I began my career as a stylist with Patricia Field, followed by various assistant gigs with New York City stylists, designers, and photographers such as Yoanna Baraschi, Jerome Lamar, Third NYC, and Nick Whitehouse. Eventually working as a bridal consultant assisting women from all around the world “say yes to the dress.”

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THE PAT FIELD EXPERIENCE

When I’m not busy being funky and fabulous, you can find me in my Brooklyn apartment, exploring ideas, cooking southern and Jamaican food, and twerking in my bra and panties, because sometimes a girl’s just gotta cut loose. I enjoy many genres of music but mostly funk, R&B, rock-&-roll, a little country, and trap music. Of course I love spending time with close family and friends.

I envision myself as a cutting-edge stylist, roller-skater, and casual blogger. I’m building my career and paying my bills while working in production for a design/manufacturing company, focusing on brands such as Vince Camuto, Chaus, Cynthia Steffe etc.

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THE GIRL

This blog is inspired by the play which I read, viewed, and studied “The Colored Museum”, written by George C. Wolfe, which explores the experiences and identities of African-Americans in their rawest form while exposing historical stereotypes, the black image and issues within the entertainment industry. After watching a remount of the play I was inspired to create my own ‘colored museum’ to expose the beauty of “Blackness” and highlight experiences of people of color.

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THE INSPIRATION

I want to inspire all the creative people out there, those who enjoy art, fashion, and Black culture as much as I do. This is for you. This is for us. All love.

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21 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. Keisha says:

    YASS Syd, you betta werk it. Looking forward to following your journey. All the love in the world to you and your experiences!

  2. LaShonda SweetRollerSkater says:

    You are truly amazing and destined for greatness!! Your story is inspiring and admirable. Keep up the great work! You rock!

  3. allymc says:

    Wow! Your blog is absolutely inspiring and filled with creative energy! Such amazing imagery throughout with beautiful appreciation to Black culture in multiple forms. Keep on keeping on girl! your vision is definitely unlike any other.

  4. Jade R says:

    You go Virgo!!! I love this.. the fact that you were able to tie in your passion for styling with cultural inspiration. I’m so inspired lbs. God bless can’t wait to see you shine even more!!!

  5. Brittany Raquel says:

    Good stuff! Going through your website, while sitting in my office with John’s Legend’s P.D.A playing in the background, made me feel so refreshed. I feel like getting up and exploring all the beautiful things this world has to offer. Keep spreading this type of energy! 🙂

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