All Black for Black History Month

Photography by Rose Lazard Harlem, NYC Byron Lars Bustier | & Other Stories Denim | Tibi Mules | Brixton Hat All Black History Month I will be highlighting Black Owned Businesses and Black Fashion Designers. Check out the first week of designers and businesses HERE. This project has been a labor of love and I’m so happy how well it’s…
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All Black Everything for Black History Month

Wearing designer Kalisha Price of K. Rashaé Jacket & Skirt & Alexander Wang Booties Whoa this has to be the longest I’ve ever gone without posting for awhile. My apologies. I have bee knee deep in a very special project for Black History Month. If you follow me on Instagram @monroesteele you’ve already seen what’s happening. I wanted to highlight…
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Black Owned Businesses

After the Revolve Controversy (if you’re unfamiliar; refer to this post by Valerie of On a Curve), basically bloggers of color are fed up with Revolve and their penchant for black cultural appropriation yet never inviting any bloggers of color, specifically black women to be a part of anything they have going on from influencer trips to marketing. Many bloggers…
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Finding Personal Style

I do a lot of interviews for cool online publications and a question I’m always asked is: What 3 words to describe my personal style? That’s always a really tough question because those three words change every day, every month, every year. Personal style is something that evolves over time. The shit I was wearing 3 years ago is not…
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Everything You Need for the Perfect Fall Wardrobe

Well Summer official ends on Friday. I am actually relieved. It’s been hella hot the last few days and my con edition electric bill had been taking all my extra shoe money the last 2 months. I think the older I get, the more I’m turning into a Fall person. Spring is okay, but it rains too much for my…
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THE PERFECT PITCH: So you wanna pitch to brands?

I’ve gotten tons of emails from new and seasoned bloggers wanting to know my process for pitching to brands to secure collaborations, partnerships, compensated stays at hotels and to cover international and local fashion weeks. I pitch on a regular basis and have a very simple template letter that I tailor to specific brands. It’s worked in regards to creating…
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