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Of Prints and Wine: A Blogger Collab Story

August 7, 2017

Howdy there! Welcome to a new week at Afrostylicity! Is it just me, or do weekends zoom by entirely too fast? I literally felt like I blinked and*poof* the weekend was gone! Speaking of weekends, I recently met up with fellow Dallas-based blogger Cindy also known as @foreign_fresh_fierce  (note that I will use both interchangeably) a few Sundays ago for a fun-filled photo shoot. There are few things I fancy more than winding down the weekend with photo shoots at amazing locations!

Backstory: I first met Cindy at a blogger event a few months ago, and I was immediately drawn to her unique sense of style. Similar to me, specific to style,  she prefers not to blend into the crowd and chooses instead to chart her own style path.  Therefore, the decision to engage in a collaborative photo shoot and associated blog and social media content did not require any persuasion.

Now back to the narrative at hand…

Cindy and I met up at the upscale Crescent Court area of Uptown Dallas on a late Sunday evening, a fortnight ago.  The scorching Texas summer sun had bid us adieu for the day, much to our delight! Clad in gorgeous African print outfits courtesy of our friends over at Melangemode, we were eager to get the photo shoot and chit chat session rolling.

The amazingly talented Dallas-based Luisa’s Secret would be our photographer for the evening. Without much further ado, the photo snapping, wine sipping, and chit chat session commenced. For the benefit of those unfamiliar with Cindy and her brand. I asked her a few questions, answers to which await you below.

Afrostylicity: How long have you been a blogger?  What drove you to launch your blog? What niche of blogging do you subscribe to?

Foreign_Fresh_Fierce:  I have been blogging since May 2016 and love it! I blog about Fashion, Travel, and Beauty! I first started by having a second Instagram page. While on vacation a friend noticed I took a lot of photos and asked what I did with all of them. So I decided to actually blog and share all my vacation and fashion photos!

Afrostylicity: You have a unique blog/brand name, what is the history behind it?

Foreign_Fresh_Fierce: Well, it was the tag line I had on my personal Instagram page. I love everything Foreign Fresh & Fierce! I love foreign music, movies, men (lol husband is Italian) and love to travel! I am also African and bilingual in Italian. Fresh because I love fresh and new things and Fierce because I love standing out.

Afrostylicity: How would you describe your personal style? What inspires it?
Foreign_Fresh_Fierce: I’d say my personal style is colorful and chic! I tend to mix and match colors in my wardrobe. Colors that you wouldn’t normally put together I find looks great and is very unique! I can be simple and wear neutrals, but I will always have a pop of color somewhere! I don’t like to blend into a crowd!
 

Afrostylicity: What is your favorite current trend and why?

Foreign_Fresh_Fierce: I love ruffles and bell sleeves! The bigger the ruffle and bell, the more I love it! I feel like it’s the girliest fashion statement trend that every woman should have!
5 Fun Facts About Afrostylicity and Foreign Fresh Fierce
  • We are both StyleCon Dallas 2017 Influencers.

  • We both have African roots.

  • We have both been blogging since May 2016.

  • We both love bold, vibrant colors and prints.

  • We both love to travel and share our travel experiences.

Well, there you have it, friends; I told you Cindy/Foreign_Fresh_Fierce is amazing.com! If you’ve not already signed up for her blog and social media fan club, I highly recommend you do so. Her content is top-notch! To save you a few browsing steps, I’ve linked her information below:

Happy following, friends! 🙂

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22 Comments

  • Reply Saidah Washington August 9, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    One thing I loved about spending time in Kenya last month was all the bold beautiful prints. Those outfits look fierce on you guys.

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:29 am

      Yes, Kenya is known for that. Thanks so much for the compliment. 🙂

  • Reply Sheri August 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Those prints look amazing and you ladies are rocking those outfits! Absolutely stunning and beautiful.

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:29 am

      Thanks so much, Sheri. 🙂

  • Reply Chloe August 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    How great that you met each other and have so much in common. It’s amazing what can happen as a result of blogging. Loving the coordinating outfits and your future blog collaborations.

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:28 am

      Yes, it’s amazing how we can meet people we have a ton in common with. Thank you for the compliment. 🙂

  • Reply Sandra Negron August 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    You both look amazing, love the photos and the story!

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:27 am

      Thank you, Sandra. 🙂

  • Reply Jemma August 10, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I love both of your outfits in this post. So summery and very pretty!

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:26 am

      Thanks a bunch, Jemma. 🙂

  • Reply Amrita August 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    You look stunning and so does your friend .The pictures are breath taking .Lived the reason the blog is called foreign, fresh, fierce

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:25 am

      Thanks for reading and for the compliment, Amrita. Highly appreciated! 🙂

  • Reply Andi August 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Jambo!! It is great that you and your friend got time to catch and share ideas. As it is written, ” As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” All the best.

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:22 am

      Thanks a bunch Andi. That’s a quote I love as well.

  • Reply Deepa August 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    How sweet of you to introduce us to her and it’s nice to see one blogger helping another blogger. You both look great.

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:21 am

      We’ve got to look out for other bloggers, right? Thank you for reading, and for the compliment. 🙂

  • Reply Suruchi August 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    You gals look great and so does your dresses. Your pictures are perfect and so is the title of the post. Loved everything about it.

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:20 am

      Thank you Suruchi. Come back and read again. 🙂

  • Reply Journa Ramirez August 14, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Your outfits look great and I love the color. You’re both fabulous and lovely! I admire your great fashion taste!

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:20 am

      Thank you Journa. I appreciate your compliment. 🙂

  • Reply jackie August 14, 2017 at 8:46 am

    these two beautiful black queens. This post was airy light and i smiled at your smiles. The coordination of clothing is lovely x
    http://www.ontheotherisdeofdepression.com

    • Reply Afrostylicity August 15, 2017 at 3:19 am

      Thanks so much Jackie for your statement. I appreciate the compliment. Come back and read again 🙂

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