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Black Is Beautiful

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Black is beautiful! Yes!  and we don't even have to say this that much because we're seeing all the many changes that's going on. If you don't know what I'm talking about it is ok, let me  break it down for you. This morning one of my amazing followers on Instagram sent me a message pointing out the new Calvin Klein campaign with the winners for the Osc[...]

Interview on Good Morning America

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Wow! Thank you so much Good Morning America for having me speak about diversity, and for helping spread this message. It was an honor speaking on the show today. The Black Mirror project have been just a great experience and we're just so happy that you guys are on this road to fright for diversity with us. We had no idea that this would viral around the wo[...]

Black Mirror

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It is time for more diversity and models of all races being seen.       We are bombarded everyday with flashy advertisement, billboards and television ads that try to inspire us to buy the products that are hitting the market. Something that always bothered me when you see these amazing images that very rarely you ever see a bl[...]

Black Female Iron Man

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Just a few weeks ago Marvel announced the very first major black female superhero: Riri Williams taking over for Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) in Iron Man. This got me so excited as I always felt black women were not really represented at all in their movies and among superheroes in general.     When the first picture on the cover of "Invincible Iron M[...]

GUESS?

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Guess who? I know, I look so different to the point when I look at my self in the mirror I see a different person. That's the beauty of switching it up sometimes. Oh how I miss my long hair!! There is a reason for the long hair, but I can't fully reveal yet why, it is a secret at the moment, but stay tuned, but just know that I used to wear my hair long an[...]

Lady In Red

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The color RED makes me so happy. I know I have been obsessed lately with color blocking and playing with patterns. I can't help that this fall is all about colors and It happen to be the time I choose to get more into colors. By that, I meant, starting to add more colors to my closet. Before,  when I would walk into a store, I'd head go right for the neutr[...]

The New hair

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Are you surprised? I know, I am too. It all just started last Friday. I'm working on a secret project ( that I can't wait to share with you guys) and we needed a new look. So we decided to go with the Afro. The funny story is, the hair was only supposed to last for the night but after we cut the hair into this great style, I felt in love. Everyone thought [...]

Online Shopping With Shein

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It has been such a challenge to  actually go\ out to shop since I'm so busy with school ( my Science classes and yoga teacher training). I'm the kind of girl that loves to try her clothes on before buying it. You know what I mean ladies. You don't want to take it home and have to bring it back. The problem is, there's not enough time in the day to do it al[...]

Fall With Theory

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It hasbeen such a crazy few days you guys, I feel like since I got back from Europe I got hit by so much work and school. That happens right? It's called life; I keep telling myself that. Some of you beautiful people have asked me how I managed my school with my blogging life and I have some answers for you. Firstly, once you have passion for somethin[...]

The Summer Dreams

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Hello my loves, It have been such a crazy week for me and I can't believe I have the time to be writing to you at the moment. So my Europe trip starts this Friday and I'm so excited, I'm so excited to the point where all I do is think and work towards the trip. I've never been to Europe so this trip is such a big deal for me. The only problem is, I can'[...]

little Miss Sunshine

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Hello my loves, happy great start of a new month. I can't believe it's August already, the 29th is going to make SECRETOFDD one year old and I'm going to celebrate the anniversary in Europe. I'm so excited for the Europe trip but most importantly, I'm grateful for all the love, support and feedback you guys have given me since I started my blog. I have met[...]

Alexander Wang And I

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  Lately, I have been spending most of my time in dresses. It does have a little to do with how hot it is right now but on the other hand, you just can't go wrong with a little black dress. As for this simple but elegant Alexander Wang dress, I give it a five stars. The funny thing is when I saw this dress it didn't look good at all on the mannequi[...]

The Dashiki

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A few weeks ago after my parents got married, my  family and I were walking down the street of Indianapolis going to our car all dressed up in our African outfits that my mom friend made for us. I was wearing this beautiful and colorful skirt suit. For my none African friends, we call this traditional style Dashiki. It's a very popular design in the Africa[...]

Hot Day In The Cactus Garden

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   Our time in Palm Springs was so amazing. After almost 3 weeks with the family I was ready for a getaway with my friends, one of my girl friends graduated and we had to celebrate. So we all decided to go to Palm Springs for a relaxing time instead of big party. It was over 100 degrees farhrenheit, so hot at some point I could feel my skin burnin[...]

Unleash Your Boldness with Jacquard Bomber Print

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You heard the saying, if you want to be successful, you have to be bold as well. Boldness stands out from the group. They are confident, courageous, and directed. I believe there is boldness in most people, some just know they are bold and others don't. They have to discover their boldness and take action to better the world around them. My boldness is wh[...]

Karima Embellished Leather Skirt

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Time flies so fast, it has been a week already since I met my dad for the first time in 9 years. I didn't know what to expect but it all went so smoothly and now it feels like he haven't been away for so long. I spent most of my days in Indianapolis( vacation) talking, watching movies, cooking and driving my father and my little brother everywhere and it f[...]

Off The shoulder At The Getty

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Guys, I'm so excited!! I'm going home today to visit my family, especially my father whom I haven't seen in almost 9 years. I remember the last time I saw my dad, I was a teenager saying bye to my father and going out into the world without my best friend. Coming to America is a big deal for a lot Africans, it was a dream come true for me. I thought I [...]

Where Are You Now?

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Sometimes it takes getting into your car and driving far away from everything to regain yourself. That's about what I did. A week before my final exams, I was freaking out. Too much stress for me and I felt I was loosing myself. Funny right? But I actually felt that way. So Raffael (boyfriend) and I decided to take a 5 days road trip out of LA to relax[...]

Swim Like A Mermaid

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Since school is a big part of my life and a lot of work, I have to take off time to pay more attention to my studies. It have been such a tough week, I'll say. Three exams this week and less sleep hahaha, I don't know if my brain can take any more information at this moment so I'm just going to let it all out on the blog for the next few months. I'm so rel[...]

House Of CB

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I remember my mother asking me why are you so excited for summer? She would say to me, what is summer, because you never had summer back in Africa. She was right, there is no such thing as summer back home but I'm in America now and Summer means, no school, Fashion show at home with playful styles with bright colors and real full bikini days. I have never [...]

Cascade In Green

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Happy Friday my loves. I hope you all have a great and exciting weekend ahead. It's almost summer and I'm excited about this new hair cut I wanted to share with you. I never went this short before and I had no idea if I could actually like my look without longer hair. To be honest, I had no choice  but to cut almost all my hair off. Let me tell you little s[...]

Into the Desert with Laura Basci

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They say you never go wrong with black and I say you never go wrong with a black jumpsuit. Thanks to Laura Basci for this beautiful and comfortable jumpsuit. Isn't it lovely? Over the weekend after a long week of exams and school struggle, I had the chance to take a break from everything and just breathe again. When I say breathe, I mean take a break to ste[...]

Break Yourself: Video #2

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It have been a long week with none stop school, from 2 exams to presenting a group project to writing a research paper and more haha. I'm so glad that it's over for now and I had the chance to put together an outfit of the week for you guys. To be honest, I love making videos now, I used to hate it. Seeing myself in a video was kind of scary. I think it's be[...]

Be you in that little Black Bikini

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Body acceptance means, as much as possible, approving of and loving your body, despite its “imperfections”, real or perceived. That means accepting that your body is fatter than some others, or thinner than some others, that your eyes are a little crooked, that you have a disability that makes walking difficult, that you have health concerns that you have t[...]

Spring Break Lover

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Happy spring break guys, well I'm not sure if it's spring break all over the world but it's spring break for me and I'm so excited to take a break from school and focus on the blog and other things I love. You know that feeling you get when it's always about school and you're just in need of a break? That's the feelings I'm experiencing at the moment. Usua[...]

Black Chic

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As a dark skinned woman, you would think I will stay away from all back. Well I used to live in all back. I just felt so comfortable having almost my entire closet full of black outfits. Not till a few years ago, one of my girl friends noticed my obsession for black and told me to be open about other colors. She said that, a bright yellow dress will look way[...]

Happy Six Months

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I always wanted to start a blog but had no idea now to start and also I didn't believe that anyone will be interested in my sense of fashion or my lifestyle. Not till 6 months ago I decided to just give it a try and start a blog and this IG page. Looking back today, I don't regret it at all as I have fallen in love with my blog and everyone of you amazing fr[...]

The Laura Basci

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Todays fashion world is dominated by big names: Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, etc. We are used to seeing them everywhere in magazines, on billboards and on television. Their clothes are also very expensive and most of us can rarely afford them. However it is rare that we actually get to meet them personally and therefore will fully understand their[...]

Dark Romance

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Included here is a FREE Giveaway of the dress seen in the pictures below. Follow the article to the end for instructions how to win the dress. I felt totally sexy walking around in this black dress in Miami. I'm starting to see myself as the sexy kind after so many years of not seeing myself as one.  Growing up in West Africa, I knew nothing about dressing [...]

The Golden Globes

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As a teenager I remember waiting days just to watch a movie award show, which made me wonder how, would it be to experience it, but you don’t assume that might ever happen. Last year was my lucky year and I got the chance to attend the 72nd Golden Globes. Here is how it all went down. What really happens at the Golden Globes? When you drive towards [...]

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Time does fly, doesn't it?. I can't believe it's Christmas already, the most beautiful time of the year. I'm so excited for a break from school and work, it's time for family time!!. It have been very busy for me. I usually go home like every year to spend the holidays  with my family but I have my cousins over this time. It's so exciting having family over[...]

Layering With Leather

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  Happy Tuesday my loves. I can't believe it is almost Christmas and I am very excited. Two of my cousins will come visit me in LA and I can't wait to spend some time with them. So many ideas of what you are going to do in running though my head as I'm writing. Christmas in many places also means it is getting cold. It reminds me a lot of Vancouver th[...]

Happy Thanksgiving

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First of all, I want to say happy Thanksgiving, I hope you all have a good time. Also, thanks a lot for the birthday wishes It meant a lot to me. I just love laying in my bed and reading all the nice words and the love notes that was sent to me. Thank you! thank you! Yesterday wasn't just my birthday but my dad's as well and oh man.. I miss him so much. I h[...]

Simple But Elegant

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Happy Monday everyone. I can't believe winter is already coming fast towards us. I decided to enjoy my last few days of summer/fall in LA. Los Angeles is a busy city. Wherever you look a lot is going on.  Being busy with school and work I felt I started to neglect working out, which I love a lot and is very important to my energy and feeling good about mys[...]

SUMMER IN FALL

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I was born and raised in West Africa where it's almost always  summer (we call it the dry season), it will get very hot, like over 90 degrees or even more and it was beautiful. Being from such  a hot country you'll think I'd be ok with the heat or sunny days but It have been so hot in LA these past few days making me forgot about the hot days back home, I'm[...]

RED

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Times does fly doesn't it? It have been such an emotional and busy week for me especially with school. I had an exam a few days ago and oh man, as much as I love what I'm studying, I still don't like the feeling you get when you're about to walk into a test room haha, but I made it through the test and am so relieved at the moment. One good thing that I did[...]

Passion with Leather

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It has been so busy these past two weeks, I have been back in school, then there was fashion week and I am also excited about my new cool car. With all that going on I almost forgot to do what I love most: Which is just dressing up and discovering new cool places. You wouldn't believe how many times I ask myself how can I possibly do all this? I am discoveri[...]

Feeling Famous at the LA River

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Happy Thursday everyone, One of the great things of being  in Los Angeles is you can be whoever you want to be, you just have to get up and work for it. Today's outfit was shot at the famous LA River; this spot is always busy with the filming of big production movies, photo shoots and music videos. Famous movies such as Grease, Transformers, Ninja Turtles, F[...]

Dreaming of the Big Apple

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::White on white, Soft Studded Pink Shoes and a Touch Gray Bag:: Happy wednesday Everyone, I am very excited to share my very first post with you guys. I spent hours thinking of what I’ll say and what outfits to introduce. There were so many ideas running through my head and finally,  I decided to share some of my favorite spring colors along with my favorit[...]

2 Comments

  1. by James on December 11, 2016  8:20 pm Reply

    Hi DD

    I totally agree with the point you are making in your mirror project !

    World has so moved on and main stream media agencies are few decades behind.

    You look amazing and now inspiring too !

    But I do have a food for thought for you to think about .....long and hard ......and seriously .......

    If you can't find that special thing you are looking for.....it's time you make it yourself !!!!

    Bigger better and cooler !!!

    Have your own agency! Recruiting the coolest of all races not just black or white but from all over the world...and go global !!!

    Trust me the world is much bigger than those stuck up agencies that you're wasting your talent on.

    What's your competitive advantage? Smaller. ...means ....agile...flexible. ..creative...more tailored to clients needs.....don't be cheaper though!!!! Just be a lot better !!!


    Don't ever forget: that's how Apple came to an already dominated IBM world......and Microsoft came to already industrial world....Samsung (a washimg machine company at the time) ...launched its mobile phones in a Nokia dominated world ...... that's how facebook came about......

    Businesses are NEVER built around products (standard looking models) ...it's built around market demands and constant desire for variety (your global models) ......Where is Nokia now compared to Samsung !!!?

    Find YOUR market and build your own agency!!!

    Best of Luck !

    Even a modest success in that direction is far.... far happier than being a toy in the hand of the current dinosaur agencies .

    Warmest Regards

    James

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