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Does Grief Have An Expiration Date?

posted on: September 21, 2017



Anja Tyson shares words on navigating grief with her three year old...


Wrinkled Basics

posted on: September 20, 2017


When I was in highschool, I ironed my clothes the night before school almost every night. As I've gotten older, I realized the power in a portable steamer. The ease of having clothes you take to the dry cleaner and hang until their worn. That iron-obsessed part of me still lives in my late 20s, but lately, more frequently, I like the idea of wearing wrinkled pieces that I can run and roll with. Things I can ride the train with and just be in....




Me In Their Photos

posted on: September 19, 2017


Lately, River has been grabbing my camera and snapping a picture or two of me. Okay, 35 burst photos to be exact. 35 photos of her mother, usually in the corner of the sofa. Usually, listening to music. Usually, watching her children dance. 35 photos of an ordinary afternoon with ordinary music as ordinary people. 35 photos slightly varying. 35 photos I didn't have before. 35 at 28 at 4 something in the evening. 35 of one and some of two. 35 of being. 35 of living and mothering and thinking and planning in a single moment....


The Weekend Is Bright

posted on: September 15, 2017


Have you seen images of Maryam Nassir Zadeh's fashion show? Solange serenaded the crowd along the Lower East Side portion of East River Park. The kids and I love heading to East River Park, so it felt like a pure melt of worlds when I was looking at images of her show. The styling was bright and eclectic, and felt so true to how bright I believe dressing should be. I loved it all!

I also wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for all your sweet comments on my last post and instagram stories and posts lately. Oddly enough, I've been running into followers back to back the last few days, which is such a treat. While it's always a joy, lately, the conversations and shared love has been so inspiring.

As we enter the weekend and a new season, I wanted to know... What brings you to this space? Or any blog in general? I'm getting started on some big projects (that I can't wait to share!) and always want to make sure this space is safe, inspiring, and authentic one for you.

Do you have any posts or topics you'd like us to cover? We are all ears!


Have a bright and beautiful weekend!

xo
LaTonya

(Top two photos by Don Stahl for WWD and last photo  by Maryam Nassir Zadeh)

A Bit Of Power. A Bit Of Style

posted on: September 13, 2017


A few weeks ago, I sat down with The Cut and discussed what power means to me, while wearing beautiful Eileen Fisher pieces. The feature focuses on myself and three other  women and I was so inspired by their answers as well. Personally, I've always stood by my convictions when it comes to "power" and what tend to idealize, instead of realizing it is something within ourselves. Just like happiness, I think it's one of the many things people all too often go searching for. When in reality, it is right there. You are in charge of it. No one else.


Isn't it funny when we turn all of what we desire and possibly envy in others, on to ourselves? There's real power in realizing that we do that, and we are in charge of the way in which we view something.

Here's a bit from the interview:

You write and speak a lot about your kids. What power do they give you?

My kids have showed me there’s something beyond every day. I’m always hustling for them, too. There’s a lot of responsibility. I’m very, very tired. I’m very annoyed. I’m impatient. A lot of the time, I’m not kind. But I find power in realizing I was not a good person, and that I’ve got to be better for them tomorrow. There’s power in being able to size up what stories I want them to tell about me, about their childhood, and choosing to continue every day to change that story.

You can see more of the images and read the full-interview with all of the women, over on The Cut. Thanks so much for having me!!




(Photography by Mary Fix, Styling by Jess Mederos, Makeup by Moani Lee for Beauty Exchange NYC, Hair by Johnny Lavoy for The Cut)