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THE POWER OF BEING "LADY-LIKE" (WHATEVER THAT IS)

Written & Styled by Sharra Greene | Captured by Allen Stewart

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     So while I was preparing for this shoot, my makeup artist and I were talking and she asked me what I would be wearing. Upon me mentioning that I was wearing a skirt, I told her how much I love skirts (anyone who truly knows me, knows this) because they make me feel really feminine, lady-like  and chic. She then added "and so empowered, too!" I've never related to something so much in my life. Our conversation drove me to start thinking about the different perceptions that people have of what it truly means to appear and "behave like a lady". 

     I'm usually the one who shows up and hears a comment like "why are you so dressed up?" or "It's not that deep, you didn't have to wear a skirt." I always find these comments funny because as someone who explores self expression through style so often, it comes so naturally to me so I never really think of it as "over dressing". I enjoy getting dressed up for life so much for several reasons, one of them being because when I look good, I feel good. I feel like I can take on whatever comes my way. Though there is soo much more to me than the way that I dress, expressing myself through dress actually does make me feel both feminine and empowered, all at once.

     By definition, "lady like" means "appropriate for" or typical of a well-bred, decorous woman or girl. But to me,  it's interesting how as fashion and society evolves, our standards of what it means to be "lady like" has evolved with it in so many ways. Some may feel that you have to dress modestly, have a certain set of manners, or perform certain tasks to be essentially valued as an authentic woman with a sense of class and integrity.  This idea is often pushed on women in society. However, in today's world, I am so glad that so many of us (myself included) are creating our own standards and embracing whatever truly makes us feel good as women. 

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When someone suggests that one needs to increase value, strength, or power in a stuation, we often hear "Man up!"  Well I'm here to tell you that there's nothing more powerful than a lady who is authentically herself, and who feels free enough to express that in whatever positive, inspiring way that she can think of. I believe that when a woman feels free to be herself, she is then best able to live her best life and add value to the lives of others. Whether it's wearing a skirt,  speaking up for yourself, spreading love and light to others, or all of the above, do whatever makes you feel "lady like". Woman up. 

Credits:

Photographer: Allen Stewart of Stewdio Photography

Makeup Artist: Vanessa Lazo

Styled by and Featuring Me

Feel free to comment your thoughts on this post! Xoxo

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."

MORE GORGEOUS LOOKS INSPIRED BY THE ROSE, STYLED BY ME & FEATURING AMANDA LANG

Photography and Creative Direction by D. Rice Photography, beauty by idris

Get the Look:   Amanda wears a  black floral embroidered top ,  black faux leather tie belted mini ,  lace tights , harness choker.

Get the Look: Amanda wears a black floral embroidered top, black faux leather tie belted mini, lace tights, harness choker.

Get the Look  : Amanda is styled in a mesh mock crop over a  sleeveless pvc plunge dress  (worn as a top),  red jacquard pleated hem mini , plated earrings, hair bow, and  Nasty Gal (the OG one) Delicate Danger Lace stilettos

Get the Look: Amanda is styled in a mesh mock crop over a sleeveless pvc plunge dress (worn as a top), red jacquard pleated hem mini, plated earrings, hair bow, and Nasty Gal (the OG one) Delicate Danger Lace stilettos

"A rose's rarest essence lives in the thorn. A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom."

More looks from this series to be featured in N'Trigue magazine, coming soon. Xo

Sharra, 

"The definition of walking art."

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: SIZZLING AND SULTRY SUMMER VIBES STYLED BY ME, FEATURING SOPHIA YESHI

Photo by    D. Rice Photography   . Beauty by    Brittany Main . 

Photo by D. Rice Photography. Beauty by Brittany Main

"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August."
—Jenny Han

Get the Look: Catch some summer inspo with this bomb image of Sophia Yeshi wearing a vintage printed wrap dress (similar style here), Bebe studded belt, layered bangles and rings, choker, and wooden heeled sandals

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."

ELEGANT MEETS SULTRY FOR FALL/ WINTER ' 17: VERSATILE LOOK INSPIRATION

Styled & Curated by Sharra Greene

     A curated selection of alluring looks where charming and sexy meet in the middle.  Combine both elegant and sexy elements for an alluring aesthetic this season. Think lace embroidery & florals alongside luxe fur & leather, tall boots, and just the right amount of skin.

Shop the Look: Model Shamika wearing the  Necessary Clothing bodysuit ,  Lola Shoetique Hitlist boots , vintage kimono from my wardrobe (similar one  here ),  Bebe choker , and  belt .   Photo by D. Rice Photography. Makeup by Alesia Sad'e

Shop the Look: Model Shamika wearing the Necessary Clothing bodysuit, Lola Shoetique Hitlist boots, vintage kimono from my wardrobe (similar one here), Bebe choker, and belt. Photo by D. Rice Photography. Makeup by Alesia Sad'e

Jaded, Foresta, and Floral Fatale on Polyvore.

Jaded, Foresta, and Floral Fatale on Polyvore.

Tulle Couture by Sharra. Photography by Eliza Romero-Kovalsky of Aesthetic Distance. Model: Polina Kopii.

Tulle Couture by Sharra. Photography by Eliza Romero-Kovalsky of Aesthetic Distance. Model: Polina Kopii.

Photography by Travis Curry. Makeup by Carolyn Thombs. Model: Amanda Nell.

Photography by Travis Curry. Makeup by Carolyn Thombs. Model: Amanda Nell.

Kool Kat & Textured on Polyvore.

Kool Kat & Textured on Polyvore.

Photography by Rasheedha Essence. Model: Cierra Nicole.

Photography by Rasheedha Essence. Model: Cierra Nicole.

Moving & Harsh Winter on Polyvore.

Moving & Harsh Winter on Polyvore.

Photos by Eliza Romero-Kovalsky & Kelvin Bulluck. Models: Viktoria Ivanova & Polina Kopii.

Photos by Eliza Romero-Kovalsky & Kelvin Bulluck. Models: Viktoria Ivanova & Polina Kopii.

Rosa de Vita & Transparency on Polyvore.

Rosa de Vita & Transparency on Polyvore.

More look inspiration for this season coming very soon to the blog.

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."