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If you missed my first post on the history of  the head tie you can read it here http://reneholiday.com/when-head-ties-were-the-law-for-black-women/ . That will catch you up to speed. This post starts after slavery had ended. What the views of the head tie were at that point in history.  When slavery ended, black woman were no longer bound by law to wear head ties. They were seen as reminders of the horrifies of slavery. The head tie was looked down upon. The older Black women continued to wear their head ties. For them, the head tie was a way to still be connected…

Black woman wearing a head tie

Another part of American history that’s left out of the classroom and the history books. But yes indeed, there was a time, when head ties were once enforced by law for black women. It was known as Tignon Law (pronounced tiyon), and it was enacted by Esteban Rodriguez Miró in 1786. He was the Governor of  Louisiana at the time. Tignon Law was a way to control the appearance of black women, simple as that. Tignon means head tie. The law was created because white women felt threatened by the beauty of black women. You see, European men were attracted to…

handmade earrings by gypsyposh by tosh

GypsyPosh by TOSH jewelry https://www.gypsyposh.com/  is earthy, eclectic, and simply beautiful. The pieces caught my eye at a launch party for https://www.trnstylist.com/. GypsyPosh by TOSH pieces are both delicate and whimsy, and strong statement pieces are part of the collection as well. They cater to both men and women. I was immediately intrigued… I recently caught up with owner/designer Natashia Blach. This lady is beautiful inside and out! She is so passionate about every piece that she creates, which makes you fall in love with the brand even more. I wanted to know how she got started? Where did the name…

Spring is here! What better time of year than now to start clearing out all of your old clothes from your closet. Make room for the pieces you actually wear, and get an honest look at what you need to add. I promise to keep this simple, and give you 5 reasons you just to need to Let it Go… 1. It has holes. Whether moths got to it or it has a small tear, let it go. If the damage is minimal, donate it. Someone less fortunate will appreciate it.           2. Missing Buttons. If…

First Dates, the only shot you get at making a great lasting impression. We’re all human, so we naturally check out a person’s clothing, their hair, their scent, their smile, I can go on and on. One slip up could possibly keep you from getting that second date. First dates can create alot of anxiety. I am here to lessen the anxiety, and help you look and feel your best.  I am not an expert on dating, but I am an expert on fashion. I have partnered with Debra Van Kallen, owner of Skin Couture, and Debra is an expert…

Giftbuzz

Giftbuzz is an amazing shopping site based out of Milan, Italy. Giftbuzz recently contacted me and asked if I would create a list of my favorite items from their site. Of course I said “YES!”  Giftbuzz has something for everyone.  Eclectic housewarming gifts, clothing (for men, women, and children), vacations- you name it. You can create your own Wishlist for yourself, or you can shop a Wishlist someone has created. Giftbuzz has gifts for any budget. I had a blast shopping and clicking away for “Rene’s Faves”. You can take a peak at “Rene’s Faves” here https://goo.gl/eSFcqs. You can read my interview…

For the month of May, I’m offering 15% off my Wardrobe & Closet Audit! Let me help you get ready for summer, and ensure you have the most flattering pieces for the season. My Wardrobe & Closet Audit includes: • Clear out old items • Re-style kept items • List of recommendations Details for this particular package can be found on my Contact page, as well as other services. *This promo is for Southern California only

To see Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet as Best Friends and Co-Parents today is inspiring! I loved them as a married couple, simply organically beautiful. “They have so much love for each other,” Zoë Kravitz said of Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa (Lisa Bonet’s husband), “It makes things so easy that my parents are still very close. My dad and my step-dad get along really well, and my dad loves and is close with my brother [Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa] and sister [Lola Iolani Momoa].” I have a 16 year old daughter and maintain a close relationship with…

The Tanya Maxi Dress www.glamupcouture.com I absolutely love maxi dresses! During spring and summer I cannot get enough of them, and I have fallen head over heels in love with The Tanya from Glam up Couture. It is comfortable, it is sexy, it is everything I want in a maxi dress. Check out the drop back of this dress! Sexy, without trying too hard. The Tanya is also priced right at $35.00, but feels worth so much more…

Skimming through the archives of online magazine “Who What Wear”, I came across a very intriguing article. “How much should you really be spending on clothing every month?”  If saving money was one of your New Year’s resolutions, take notes!  According to financial planner Peete Dunn, we should spend 5% of our take home pay. Here is an example of the breakdown.  If you bring home $3000 a month, after taxes, you should spend $150 a month on clothes. So take what you bring home monthly, multiply that by .05, and there is your budget. Now this is simply a…