Sunday, October 14, 2012


Here is an oldie but goody...Military is back and better than ever!

This is not an ode to army fatigues and heavily adorned jackets.  This season, the Military trend is more Paul Revere. 

To hit this trend on the head, looks for structured fits, belts and buckles not bells and whistles.

Go ahead on jump on the band wagon! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

TREND ALERT! The Dark Night!

With Halloween approaching, the days seem to be getting eerily dark.  That's because the latest trend is going GOTH! 

Check out some of my favorites in home furnishings and fashion that follow this hauntingly 
gorgeous motif!

Love, Form & Fashion

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Secret Childhood Dream!

So, I haven't blogged in a while and after looking for my posts, I noticed my blog has been a  little bit more fashion than form.  I had the whole idea to do some amazing home...but during my research, I found something even better...a doll house! has the most AMAZING product...a modern doll house.  When I was a child, I had the stereotypical Victorian styled doll house (which never made it out of the box).  It was always they plan to put it together...but we never got around to it.  

Although I am nowhere near having a child, I imagine that when I have a little mini me...this is the house we will be constructing in our family room!!

This has just inspired me to design my own model...i mean, doll house.  It would be the perfect time to brush up on my model making skills.  

I hope it inspires you in some way!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012


This season is all about graphics.  Once graphic in particular, is my FAVORITE!

These are not your grandmothers sock-hop dots, these are hip with a ode to retro!

These are some of my favorite this year....

1. Lingerie - Stella McCartney
2. Heels - Kate Spade
3. Top - Moschino
4. Wallet - Comme Des Garcons
5. Glasses - Kate Spade
6. Skirt - Oscar de la Renta

What dots are hot to you?

Sunday, September 2, 2012


We are use to hearing about these power couples, two people who join forces creating a force so strong, no one can stop them.  Most people think of Jay Z & Beyonce' but even these two have nothing on CHARLES & RAY EAMES.

These two could not be more compatible if they were designed that way.  He was a talented architect, she was an amazing artist.  With both of their strengths, they created the most amazing modern designs.

These two were at the for front of pre-fabrication and made many innovations in material usage, such as plywood.


Check out their collection of chairs, many which were produced by Herman Miller and their personal home, often known as Case Study, which was constructed by all prefabricated materials.


Form & Fashion

Friday, August 31, 2012


Thought GOLD was gaudy?  Well, not anymore!  Go over board with this precious metal! 
Here are some of my favorite gold pieces!



Form and Fashion

Sunday, August 26, 2012



As we know, what was once old is new again.  This fall could not be further from the truth!  These season, the fall fashion calls for all things BAROQUE!!! What is Baroque you say? 

Baroque is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, and music. The style started around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe.

What does this mean for fashion?

It means everything is a little over the top! Can't decide which necklace to wear?  Don't worry, this trend lets you wear it all at the same time!

Check out today's post of what is gonna be the beginning of a great fall!


Form & Fashion

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


For some of you who know me (and for the millions of you who don't) I just bought a new house and I am in constant search of a sofa.  

The problem is...I love so many different types of styles, I can't settle on one option.  Luckily for me, I have actually studied design and have a pretty darn good grasp on how to successfully mix and match traditional, modern and contemporary styles...its just deciding on the pieces that has me all in a tizzy!!!

On my search, I spotted these lovely options...and I wanted to share.

I may be stumped, but this could be the guiding light you have been waiting on!


Love, Form & Fashion

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ugh, I effing LOVE HER!

Over the years, SOLANGE, has definitely come a long...long way from being just Bey's little sis.  This chic is doing her and I think that's why she is growing more and more as a star.  Not to mention, her style!  She is the epitome of effortlessly chic.  Whatever she throws on is gold! From a Sunday picnic to a Red Carpet premier, she wows us every time!

Let's not even mention that hair! Without even trying, she has inspired young women of color to let go of the sew ins, lace fronts, etc, and begin to embrace the naturally beautiful you!!!  Although she told Oprah (so its written in stone) that she may in deed, get a relaxer and or weave again, but until then, I am TEAM FRO!!!

Check out the Sept. Issue of Elle Magazine...there is a whole spread on Solange and her super chic & vibrant Brooklyn Apt.  And that son of her's...GORGE!!!!


Love, Form & Fashion

Sunday, August 19, 2012


These aren't your mother's old wine glasses that are collecting dust in that old china cabinet.  Nowadays, people are making more of a statement with stemware.  

These are some of my favorite looks in glassware this year! They are fun, stylish, and are the new tradition in fine wining :)


Love, Form & Fashion

Saturday, August 18, 2012


With all the SEPTEMBER ISSUES hitting the stands, it reminds us that fall is fast approaching! Just because temperatures are growing cooler doesn't mean you can't fast forward to SPRING!

Blooming flowers is a symbol of rebirth!  Certain flowers have more significant meanings than others.  One of those are the cherry blossom.  

Check out today's post and how you can incorporate the motto of the cherry blossom in your everyday life!


Love, Form & Fashion!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

and let there be LIGHT!!!

Check out some of my favorite light fixtures!  Hope they illuminate your space with style!!!

Love, Form & Fashion!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Since watching the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics, I was inspired to find looks that would help me show my support for TEAM USA! 

Here are some of my favorite looks!

Go Team!

Saturday, July 28, 2012


The one time my sister told me to do something, and I did!  Check out today's blog on the fabulous, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI.  Hopefully, you will be inspired as well!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Rings rings rings

Lately, I have been infatuated with all things rings!!!  Ever since I received the coveted engagement ring from my oh so handsom fiance', I have been looking up all sorts of rings.  Apparently, my favorite is that of skulls and snakes. 

I especially love the A. McQueen combines both of my favorite and purses! 

The last one is my engagement ring...its rose gold!!


Love F&F

Friday, July 13, 2012


I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with these tables! Check them out, maybe they will inspire some fantastic meals...they are most certainly worthy!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Check out today's post, which is dedicated to my first music memory, my first crush, my first concert, my first cassette tape...the one and only Michael Jackson!

It has been 3 years since his untimely death, and I still tear up when I listen to his music.

He is timeless!

Monday, July 9, 2012

My New Floors

It was a journey, but we made it...check out our new floors...before and the process to after...enjoy!!! We sure do!

Sunday, July 8, 2012


About 4 years ago or so, one of my co-workers (an older woman) told me how she dreamed of being an architect. However, the program of her choice ( at the time) only allowed one woman, and she wasnt it. When she told me this, it only reassured my decision in pursuing architecture as a profession.
A few years back, Mattel release Architect Barbie. I was so excited, especially since my favorite thing about playing Barbies was to maniulate my barbie fold and fun house, barbie mobile home, barbie town house, etc. and make even larger, more interesting homes for my barbie to dwell.
Once the doll was released, i realized, the gender gap had not closed as much as i thought.
Look at her!!! Nothing about this doll relates to me or my profession. I’m not saying she should be decked out in all black from head to toe and drive a mini cooper, but at least she could represent today’s working woman.
As an african american woman, I am a double minority in the field of design, and in 2012, i would think gender roles would have blurred a little more.
I guess we still have some ways to go!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Site Highlight!!!

 I want to take the time to celebrate some of the sites that keep me and others informed of the latest happenings in architecture.  Today, I want to put the spot light on!  Everyday, I visit this site to educate myself on various architecture firms and get inspired.

Today, they posted Houseboat on the Eilbek Canal, designed by Sprenger von der Lippe.  I was in immediate awe.  I have always been drawn to architecture that merges natural design and man's.  Check it out!!!

I must say, I have never seen a house boat like this!  It blends perfectly with the landscape.  I wonder if it moves :)

The large floor to ceiling windows and the exterior walkway connecting spaces constantly connects the user with nature at all times.

For more photos, check out

Monday, July 2, 2012


Check out my latest blog!!!

Its all about mirrors!!  Always has been...always will be!  One trend that seems to never go out of style! 

Sunday, June 10, 2012


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