Fashion

Headspace with Kimi London

Headspace with Kimi London

I was so elated when singer/songwriter Kimberly London agreed to an interview with me. This multitalented artist will soon be making her mark in the music industry. London is a Memphis, Tennessee native and fell in love with music at a really young age. Her first encounter with music was in her dad’s home studio. “I watched him produce songs, and he would tell me stories about how he produced his uncle’s first album,” London said. “It amazed me to see music being made from the machines and devices he used.” One day, London’s dad allowed her to sing the...Read More
The Poetic Balance: An Interview with Myles Ellis

The Poetic Balance: An Interview with Myles Ellis

June 1 marks the beginning of African-American Music Appreciation Music Month. I have had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing many talented African-American musicians throughout the state of Mississippi and the South. I have decided to dedicate the month of June to all the talented musicians I have crossed paths with. I am starting my Music Appreciation Series with the talented rapper/poet Myles Ellis, 23, of Macon, MS. “Music has always been a part of my life to the point where I know my overall well-being has been changed by it. I don’t know where I’d be mentally without it,”...Read More
Valentina Quiroga: ValDesigns Online

Valentina Quiroga: ValDesigns Online

"Loungewear for the girls that like to daydream, drink too much coffee, and think champagne is always a good idea." I am starting this post off by expressing how thankful I am to be given the opportunity to interview so many amazing individuals who have started their businesses from the ground up. Entrepreneurship is one of my favorite topics to speak on and write about. I love hearing different stories behind each individual’s brand I interview and the amazing advice each and every one of them provides. With that being said, I spoke with entrepreneur Valentina Quiroga of ValDesigns a...Read More
Interview with Bere Diaz: Sweet 1985 Jewels

Interview with Bere Diaz: Sweet 1985 Jewels

San Diego self-taught jewelry designer Bere Diaz has been making jewelry for a few years now. Diaz said she watched many YouTube tutorials on designing jewelry when she decided to launch her jewelry company Sweet 1985. While learning from YouTube and the Internet, Diaz learned to wire wrap, which is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewelry, and soldering which is a melting metal technique. Diaz said she not only sell jewelry but sell a lifestyle. “I’ve always been a jewelry junkie and have had bad luck with expensive costume jewelry,” said Diaz, adding, “I created my business...Read More
Beauty, Lifestyle and Luxury: An interview with La’Breda Morrow

Beauty, Lifestyle and Luxury: An interview with La’Breda Morrow

“Exploring various shades of beauty through art and culture.” The fashion and beauty industry in Mississippi has been on the rise lately. What I love most about Mississippi is seeing young individuals being their best selves, living their best lives and starting their own businesses. The entrepreneurship here is real! From graphic design services, photography and videography services, clothing lines, hair extension lines to makeup lines. Mississippi, in my opinion, is on the rise to something bigger and better. As a lover of fashion and beauty, Jarquita recently interviewed another lover of fashion and beauty, La’Breda Morrow. Morrow is the...Read More
Bare Yogi’s Bare Harmony Box Review

Bare Yogi’s Bare Harmony Box Review

*I received free products from Bare Harmony Box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. * Bare Harmony is an expansion that allows yogis to receive holistic products every month. These products provide community enrichment, stimulate positive vibes and help facilitate systems of the mind, body and soul to encourage healthy lifestyles. The Bare Harmony Box allows one's consciousness to cultivate a sense of vitality, bliss and mindfulness. A while ago, Jarquita received a free subscription box to review from the Bare Yogi team, and let's just say, trying these products were very interesting to say the...Read More
An Interview with Yogi Kevion Devanté

An Interview with Yogi Kevion Devanté

"Yoga is consciousness, the union of mind, body and soul," said Mississippi native and yogi Kevion Devanté. Kevion is an artist skilled in many areas. He is a photographer, model and musician. He also loves yoga. Yoga is Kevion's favorite. "I started practicing yoga after years of marching in high school and college bands initially for body and mind rehabilitation purposes," said Kevion. "It was my way of keeping my vehicle refurbished, balanced and aligned." A study abroad trip to Asia allowed Kevion to start and cultivate his own unique yogic flow by incorporating other learned asanas and martial arts techniques....Read More