Happy Valentine’s Day

Raven Roberts Gelato Pique

Happy Valentine’s Day from me, Gelato Pique and American Greetings.

Over the years this has turned into just another day for me as I don’t have a boo/bae to be my Valentine. In recent years I’ve celebrated the day of love with my girls by making it Galentine’s Day. Whether it’s a dinner, movies, a party or a game night, just celebrating and appreciating one another. This Valentine’s Day my plans have changed several times lol, but I will be at New York Fashion Week  and in the evening spending time with bae aka work. As most of my work is done in bed anyways, that’s where I’m creating this post now, I’m going to be a bit more festive this year with a matching set from Gelato Pique. Continue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day”

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Happy New Year!!!

With the new year comes a new venture for me. I recently launched a Christian t-shirt line, 12:2. 12:2 is named for Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” The designs are simple, the front features the chapter and verse numbers of each verse. tI thought this simple and somewhat cryptic design would get people to ask what it means and start a conversation about Jesus. The back has the entire verse with key points highlighted, I want the wearer and the reader to be encouraged when they see the verse. Encourage through the Word of God, what He says about you and what He’s promised you.

twelve two tees

Each shirt comes in Black and White with Men’s and Women’s options available for each verse. Right now there’s 6 mens shirts and 8 women’s shirts. There are two exclusive verses for women. More designs to be released each month to expand to long sleeve t-shirts and accessories.

women's tees

Check out all the designs at http://www.twelvetwotees.com, I’d love your feedback. Now through Jan 31 receive $5 off your order with code JAN2018. What’s one thing you have in the works for 2018?

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Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton

Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton

A few weeks ago I went to the Louis Vuitton Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibit and this past monday I went back. The exhibit chronicles the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present. This beautiful exhibit was curated by Olivier Saillard with Artistic Director and Set Designer, Robert Carsen. The best part of the exhibit, it’s FREE! The exhibit is magnificent and I actually wish it was a bit bigger because I didn’t want to leave. I plan on returning a few more times before it closes January 7th.  Continue reading “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton”

I’m in a Commercial!!

I think I’m finally coming down from the shock of the overwhelming amount of responses I got from the commercial. I want to thank everyone for all the comments, shares and overall love. I wanted to share both on my blog for you all to see. God definitely stretched me with this project. I’ve rarely been in front of the camera in this way and I’m excited to see waht other surprises God has in store.

The fact that this brown girl from Long Beach, CA is in two Neutrogena x MTV EMAs commercials is beyond my scope. I know I did the commercials and had the best time doing them, but I’m still amazed that this is me and my voice in these commercials.

I hope you all enjoy the commercials. Have the best day!!
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Getting Wiggy with It

A few months ago KRS Hair Group sent me the Knatural Course 16″/18″/20″ Wig from their Knappy Hair Extensions Collection. The first time I wore it, I didn’t know exactly what I was doing but I was in love with it. I styled it with a flat twist out to make it wavy. But as my friend pointed out later I had to leave out some of my own hair. I tried that on Halloween and it was a strong NO. So recently I saw another friend get her bangs cut so I was like I can do that with the wig, Bangs = No Leave Out! I cut the bangs myself and I think it turned out pretty good.

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Fall Lookbook

Fall has “officially” arrived here in New York. It was a bit touch and go there for a moment. With fall comes more layers and chankier knits.  I’ve put together 4 looks that are sure to up your fall wardrobe for any occasion. I hope this will get you in the mood for fall and give you a bit of inspritation.

Raven Roberts Katya Dobryakova

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Sweater: Katya Dobryakova
T-Shirt: Hanes
Jeans: H&M ( Similar Here: http://bit.ly/2ykBX8V)
Heels: Cathy Jean (Similar Here: http://bit.ly/2z9linW)

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Silence Insecurities

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I recently posted this picture on Instagram about dealing with insecurities and silencing the voices that give life to them. These are often what the negative voices in my head sound like:

  • “Your forehead is TOO BIG”
  • “Your nose is TOO BIG”
  • “One eye opens wider than the other, THAT’S NOT CUTE.”
  • “The dark circles under your eyes NEED to be covered up”
  • “You’re not PRETTY ENOUGH, let alone beautiful.”

Unfortunately, these are only things on my face. I don’t think this post is long enough for me to go through everything head to toe. Though these voices come way more often than I’d like them to, there are also times I think “I’m gorgeous!” This statement rarely ever comes, but is often not followed by one of the above insecurity statements.  Lately, I’ve only felt “gorgeous” or “pretty” with make-up on. I had a period of breakouts, followed by hyperpigmentation that I “had” to cover up. My face was no longer the face I felt comfortable with last summer when I stopped wearing foundation. It was one now that created extra insecurities based on something I was desperately trying to control and reverse, that I couldn’t. Last night was the first time in the last 2 months that I went somewhere besides the bodega or laundromat without a full face of makeup on. I actually felt beautiful with just brows and mascara, not even a bit of highlight.  

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