Black Native, the Copper colored, and Invisible.

The world watched as art was produced to single handedly exclude the copper colored Aboriginal people to be stripped of their land, culture, tribal name and identity. Some how the only stories that have been told has been done from a slave point of view.

The classification of negro, black codes, Jim Crowe, the slaughter and destruction of towns and residencies that were created from the Aboriginal people, all lead to the destruction of the identity of a people.

The surge of pan Africanist and the back to Africa movements further confused the situation. While awareness was spreading about our brothers and sisters abroad, further separated us from our own reality. That we were already home, “made refugees in our own land”, as stated by both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King at different points of their lives.

The reason why it seems as if we are trend setters is because we are. We hide amongst other cultures. We innovate process at our best. At our worst there is this deep pain of invisibility. Of not being able to fully express who we know ourselves to be.

Everybody can’t all be the same people just because they have dark skin. However, there is a tie that binds, a kindred ness a familial bond.

The world knows we are everywhere, yet we can see how wonderfully beautiful and resilient we have been. Treated worst, like the “darker brother”, referenced by Langston Hughes. The one who has to suffer while the world reaps the benefits and the richness of his land. All the same the world gets to prevent, mis use and abuse his way of life. Our way of life. For nickels, pennies and ego driven pride.

To simply whiten us, outlaw us. We get to the point where we have to chose to be responsible for our identity or assimilate to the one provided for us in music, movies, and leaders who work for change, and I don’t mean progress.

This month, of all months though black history is global and all the time. I just wanted to say, to all the invisible out there. I see you, and keep shining!

What can water do?๐Ÿคท

Stepping into the season, I want to leave sparkles on my footprints. A glimmering expression, as we move through this life, we can give ourselves back what we owe ourselves in inspiration.

However, I stay inspired, here’s a few examples of water creativiy, inspired and curated in fact, to express what I mean.

I call this mood:๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฑโ˜˜๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒŠ Floral Aquaniqua

Water and plants, I’m orbiting around this theme.

Floral infused drinks for hosting and beautiful to see through.
Lavender and vanilla teas, calming and relaxing..Tea creations.
The elegance of mirrors as trays, dry flower ambiance.
I am all about food, culture and architecture, when it comes to travel destinations.
Plants, succulents, more plants…all about home jungles.

Home style, office agreeable.
Home jungles and infused teas…

Hydroponics, fish and vegetation.
Bathing as much and as well as possible, perfect for a balanced peace of mind


Water spaces, increase tranquility, a great investment, in my humble opinion.
Just classic decor, look at this green house.
Travel inspiration, there is so much to see.

Gypzy Style 2020

So, there have been countless line emerging introducing Spring/Summer 2020, as well as Fall/Winter 2020. I must admit I see some classic themes re-emerging. Silhouette, defined waist, flowy and ethereal looks as well as sharp motifs.

Audrey in all classic.โญ
There never anything new under the sun, the best as yet to be seen.
Drawing by Stephanie

The style approach I love personally, is when someone I meet has the eye for style, can see it out it together, make it pop. I have been a stylist in my life time and realize so much that everyone needs style inspiration. It helps to cope with the uncontrollable world around us. We add color to our lives with style, also it tells the world who we are. I have a few style inspirations I would like to share with you.

Beauty and Strength ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Layered looks with a pop of color ๐Ÿน
Who say’s you can’t be cute and cozy?๐Ÿคท
Love the shine and soft details..โค๏ธ
The red lip, the big hair, the confidence, just lovely๐Ÿ˜
When you look like your ancestors, and are completely un-bothered. True style is born with you. Stunning!
Love birds are always style inspiration, life inpiration too ๐Ÿ˜
Casual, and chic, go wherever and look good doing it.โญ
For my foodies, Chicken Curry..stay inspired.
Water gardens!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. I just can’t get enough of seeing these.
So I love pink, let’s just get that out there, lol..It looks so good most everywhere.๐ŸŒธ
I’m just saying, anything worth doing, is worth doing well. I love this design. To all of you Mom’s and Dad’s out there.
I love pink and flowers, so..Makes since right?
As my mom will always say, food is medicine!
Color, beauty, romance, dreamscapes, still like that.๐Ÿ’–
Food finesse ๐Ÿ˜
For all my artists and creatives out there.โœจ๐Ÿ’ƒ
Barbie has changed for the better
Warm soup, cozy sweaters and blankets, are all the rage in Minnesnowtah.
Eat your vitamins!๐Ÿ’‹
Mixed prints! Please do๐ŸŒป
The eyes have it!
More water garden stuff, because I’m really feeling them.
Ok, she would named Charlene Larouge, and she would be a superhero. I have quite the imagination.
Simple and complex at the same time. Soft, yet with a strong root. Styled so sharply.
No one should feel lonely when you love who it is you have to love, that can mean ourselves too.
Why change the name, the expression says it all. She would be a superhero too.
Sending love to those who need, prayers to those as well.
Dream a little dream for me, one day, Urban Gypzy will be on location.
Thai peanut and Shrimp my favorite, had this weekend, so good.
Remember when I said ethereal and dreamscape?
When you got that glow. I am all about gut health, that’s real wealth.
More water gardens..
Curls, yes. I also have natural curls, we fight all the time. However, when there is an agreement between moisture and everything comes together. That’s fantastic. My natural hair inspiration.
Strawberry loveliness on top of more goodness, with deliciousness inside.
Style ready, where we going? Anywhere in that outfit.
Eat slow, write a little something, play an old school tune. Live in the moment.
Bathroom equals happy place.
Love the minimal chic decor.
My family ranges in tones and cultures. It’s good to know there is a gene that explains how truly international a people can be.

February Focus 2020

It’s not easy to maintain focus when it seems as if you are carrying weight while walking up a steep hill. Things start to ache, and it seems in the pain that it will be impossible to reach the peak of our dreams. There is not enough living in the in-between, in some way we become our superficial self living on autopilot. We stop asking ourselves if this is the actual direction that we want to go in, or if we are content with the way things are going.

There can be coaches, mentors, guides, friends and loved ones with advice, but the truth is we must live with the life we create, we may as well be intentional about it.

In the mirage of media, our mental health often rest on illusions, profit and desire. We don’t even come clean to ourselves about who we have become with the onslaught of all this access. The world needs leaders, people need encouragement, but all that is being sold in this day of age is a bill of goods, that you may not want, but can’t take back.

Where is happiness to be found chasing pavements, always dissatisfied, and never awake to how the energy we bring to the table can affect others. We will have to one day attest to our decision, and being disassociated is not an excuse when you are operating daily in the public arena.

There is still a mystery to life, a beautiful poetry that exist in the quiet Dawn, that inspires us to discover ourselves. There is peace in prayer and happiness in forgiveness. These themes are not popular, but they are life giving.

Find enjoyment in finding yourself, explore the adventures that can be found inside, then treat yourself well, love who you are and need less from others, but give more in time, love, support and encouragement. This is the real value, priceless, and rare.

Photo by Stephanie
Photo by Stephanie
Photo by Stephanie

It’s a cold time of year, most of us are hibernating, keeping routines, staying hydrated and cozy, there is always room for improvement. May we all learn to break out of our cocoon, and emerge at the end of this season, as a butterflies.

Stand out from the background!
Failure builds confidence and character, so..Try, try again.

Inspired by the Early Spring, but Firmly grounded February โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ฏ

The invisible can’t be seen without their culture.
Be brave in all you do, be your own hero and your own best friend.
Cafe talk, reminds me of good company, conversation, great food and plenty of wine.

Words give life, speak life to the living, they deserve it, and need it the most.

Beauty is rare, it’s authentic and true.
Hyacinth plants and water gardens, house plants and aquariums, I’m musing..

Natural hair is no trend, it’s the future!

Flawlessly styled.

Hair accessories are queen!

Yellow brings light to dark days๐ŸŒป

Food is medicine!

Stunning, inspiring and real at the same time
Global beauty, a distinct art form fashioned in culture, somethings can be duplicated, but the beauty is in the original.

Travel destinations๐Ÿ”ฅโญ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿน Where are you dreaming about?

An Ode to the Classics

This style mood I have for January is an Ode to the Classics. Fabric, texture and cut has been lost on designers as of late but I see a slight re emergence of awesome cuts and shimmery fabrics. The allure and glamor that is reflective of a time gone by, where we dressed and impressed, had fun, and looked good doing it. The more I look at influencers and entertainers I keep getting stripper vibes. I’d like an up grade from all the thigh and cleavage everywhere, and dial back to a time where things had a bit more brilliance.

The cut, the color the creativity! A balance between jacket and cape. French style pea coat with wings. Dazzling!
The shimmery skirt and the flow and movement. Stare at all that glimmer!
Artistry of stitch. Victorian meets Edwardian with a Spanish twist.

Lace half top with 3/4 length sleeves is already a winner, but pair with this statement piece and you own the day and night!

Softly, smart and so refined, gorgeous and unassuming.

If the art of the color pop is a skill, then this man is a genius.

Give me delights, and a vision of outright and blunt glamorous beauty engaging and fierce

When you can have the best cut over the rest.

Purple power hour! Business Boss and Brazen

Smile, wave and own the stage.

Diana Ross came in with boss power and played the types of characters that showed an array of talent and pizzazz. She has that it factor, to always be relavent to be a classic.

Some need no introduction…

When I think of a model, Naomi Campbell is the way it was supposed to be, she made my Barbie come to life. She is international, and stunning, educated and cultured. A muse.

Men with style have a power that is quiet, sexy and intriguing.

Not enough men with style gracing pages, so here we go. An Ode to the classic man, a Renaissance man, one who motivates himself and others. Not afraid to be brilliant not afraid to show up.

A spectacular point of view, just to look at you.

Classics find themselves intersected with its own influences. A twist of culture a resonance of duality a blend of style to salvage our identity.
Royal blue and Gold, January influences a travel style a connection with cultures and spaces.

Refined brass and copper pots. Some traditional never age, they just transform to be reborn.

An Ode to the time of conversations, great people, and movements, influencial artist and poets. Those who inspire thinkers and writers to keep writing keep dreaming.

January Jump Off 2020

The times they are a changing

January 2020, is finally here the beginning of the best as we only strive to get better, and stronger. What I want, I will either contribute the energy until the goal is satisfied or I won’t, my award will be the measure of my effort, and my effort is my signature.

“Dance while your young to build endurance when you you are old.”

Where are all the ones that still like to live? Where adventure is wherever they go and whatever they do? You don’t live to escape from life, you need to live it!

Do the impossible

Our minds can be prisons, holding us in to a game of rewind and repeat. Past guilts and frustration hold back the possibility. But to free your mind, is to free your being.

Empathy is to understand, not pity.

This society likes to only speak when injustice hits the mighty and not the meek. So let the meek be mighty.

What did they give us that drove us so much apart?

This story is a battle now, our love has became the battle ground, I look like you so you go grab the hounds, mirroring the hatred that got you bound. So if you bind me, then they are free to get you, but you can’t see me, I have been replaced with the fantasy that consumes you. Will you sober to the truth?

Tea talk

Tea talk needs to change, we need to talk about politics, law, passions and pursuits. We need to strive for a level of education, awareness and consciousness, that we can have tea time, anywhere.

Be you ti ful

When we show up we actually allow ourselves to interact with a space, place in time. We get contribute in ways that bring gifts both to ourselves and others. We find we are apart of a fabric, most beautifully made that includes us. How can we not shine bright?