Revolve, H&M, Lack of Diversity and MLK Day.

Revolve doesn't have enough diversity in their campaigns, H&M put a black boy in a monkey hoodie and I felt like a fraud trying to post on Instagram on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are my personal thoughts about being a person of color and where I stand in this movement.

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Instagram Illustration: @hauteonlife

Fashion illustration by Delaya Briscoe using copic marker and inspired by instagram influencer, @hauteonlife, who is wearing a relaxed and comfortable street fashion for fall weather.

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Mood - Diamond in the Back

A fashion mood board created by Los Angeles fashion designer, Delaya Briscoe.  Using references of 1970's fashion and style, the Black Panther Party, Pam Grier, black women with afros, classic Cadillac coupe devilles and New York summers, the images come together as a celebration of strong black women despite the struggles around them.  The edge and strength is in the black and brown tones and the warmth and joy is brought on by the orange and yellow.  Using leather, fur and other textured fabrics, combined with the color palette, this mood is great for fall and winter fashion.

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Mood: That Brand Identity

I can't help but feel intimidated when talking about brand identity and honing in on your target audience. I've danced around this topic for years and made a few excuses along the way.  Read further to see what ridiculous excuses I used to make and see if you've been doing the same.

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