July 4 Independence Day

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

Independence day is one for family time, finger licking BBQ and a night full of memories with unforgettable friends.  This day was a eye-wakening experience for me because it was INDEPENDENCE day and I recognized how DEPENDENT I had been. DEPENDENT on people’s opinions, dependent on life to come and work a miracle that I needed to create for myself.

As a recent graduate from college, I’ve been faced with the obstacles of what should I do, work a boring 9 to 5 and complain about how much I hate to anyone with a ear? or should I fight and push for a career that’s just as rewarding financially as it is in the sanity department. I decided the second option.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

I may not know much, but I know wherever I go, my passion for fashion follows me. When I’m event planning fashion shows or styling models, I feel that I have piece of heaven right here on this place called earth, but too reminiscent of hell.

I want to be happy and to truly be happy I have to let go of those that have hurt me, those that smile in your face but wish the worst for you.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

Tamar Braxton Chicago Concert

 

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

Tamar came to Chicago on June 6, yes I know I’m just a TAD bit late. I wanted to look bold and I wanted to stand out. I don’t really have anything else to say about this. I had fun, she was about 2.5 hrs late to take the stage, buttttt she slayed. Thanks for a good time Tamar, but really wish it had been Toni instead.

Give A Boy A Fur, He’ll Conquer the World

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

Condolences to PETA, but furs are hitting men’s fashion runways this season harder than Lindsay Lohan hit rock bottom. Of course, before the runways ever declared this massive new look as a trend, stars such as Kanye West, Pharrell and more were the originator’s for this season’s new fad. From bearskin rugs, shawls, hats and neck pieces, there are various ways that fur can be worn. For a recent fashion show that I coördinated, I decided to wear a black fur that would be the signature piece for this all-white outfit.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

My inspiration for this outfit was definitely Rihanna. During a recent trip to London for fashion week, she wore an all black ensemble with a statement piece of a white fur. She looked so cool so I decided to recreate her look, but in white.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

I found these glasses, which I call “Lady Gaga Telephone video glasses” inside of a store on Venice Beach during a recent trip to California. They were $10 and I was super excited to find them. These glasses add a certain level of classiness to any outfit!

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

White button-up shirt: Walmart $13

White Skinny jeans: Rue 21 $7

Statement Fur: Banana Republic (purchased from EBAY) $36

Glasses: Venice Beach $10

Forget Beyonce, I’m “Drunk In Fashion”

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

A wise woman once sang a song about being “Drunk In Love” while drinking watermelon, of course this wise woman was Beyonce AKA King Bey. I’m a little too young and carefree to know anything about love, but I sure do know what it means to be Drunk In Fashion.

I suppose for me the thing that I love most about fashion is what it ultimately seeks to do; make life more beautiful than it is by making people look and/or feel more beautiful than they otherwise might. But there’s also that part of fashion that seeks to challenge beauty, to change the collective eye and propose new ideas of what beauty can be.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

The above outfit:

Leather Vest: $5 (Cut the sleeves off of a jacket I brought from the thrift store)

Plaid Shirt: $2 (thrift store)

Leather Pants: $0 (birthday present)

Brown Kombat boots: $24.99 (got them 50% off from Forever 21)

Fur neckwear: $2 (thrift store)

Express Yourself, Don’t Repress Yourself!

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Express yourself, don’t repress yourself. Why? It’s human nature…,

For awhile I found myself screaming quietly, “Get me, get me out of this box, I feel so claustrophobic in here.” This Poor Boy With Rich Taste just got the chance to do just that! GLAM’s “Pop Art” Fashion show was graced by more than 22 models, dazzling in designs created from garbage bags, tissue, newspaper, caution tape and duct tape.

Usually the shows are highly theatrical with dancing, modeling routines, celebrity hosts and acting, but this one was an intimate affair stripped of those things and putting the attention exactly where it belongs, on the fashion.

Usually I don’t rip the runway, however I  was overcome with a desire to express myself that burned brighter than the fear trying to stop my shine. The spotlights hit the runway, as the line behind the stage formed of eager models ready to strut their stuff. My heart was now beating faster than a southern hummingbird’s wings. The time had come…I hit the runway and left any negative thoughts behind me as my feet hit the pavements in a rapid confident pace. It was like eating bucket loads of your favorite guilty pleasured food, but not gaining any weight…price$$.

The scene was “Out of the Box” fashion and I chose to wear the daring outfit pictured above because it’s official, spring is here. Some people may go for the light, airy colors or  shoot for something more bold? For me, I chose this eclectic outfit that was a vibrant mix of colors placed cleverly underneath a cool African printed blazer I found at the thrift store.

This experience taught me that expressing yourself can come in may forms that include but are not limited to art, fashion, writing and more! The outlet chosen for expression does not matter because it takes great courage to be…out of the box. 

Sincerely,

Poor Boy, Rich Taste