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What is Chroniclesofherdiaries ?

I’m just telling a story y’all, and you are too.

Almost everyone who stumbles across my website wonders what this blog is about and how would it benefit them to stay and read more. If I were you I would read more, why ?  because this site is a gathering of my experiences as I swing this journey along.

As I am telling you stories and blogging my lifestyle I am also involving the people around me. What are the struggles you face everyday ? Do you feel like you have a calling ? How do you learn to relate to people? What are your aspirations and goals? How do you see yourself achieving these goals?

And lets not forget Fashion ? What does that fashion mean to you ? How do you portray yourself through fashion? What is your outfit of today ? What inspired you this morning to wear what you wore?

Literally everything with a hint of fashion and entreuprener experiences. So Incase you are still wondering, What is Chronicles of Her Diaries ? Its a Diary sharing stories with me and you.

Kisses.

 

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Chronicles of a graduate.

As you may all know, Its graduation season and it looks like a lot of young college students graduated this year. Theres something about this year that makes me feel like something great is about to happen. So many strong dope people graduating and its amazing. In America there is so many things to be worried about, as much as we may want to suppress it, it will still come back to slap us in the face. This is the time to continue to speak change and equality in this society that we are in. I would say our parent’s generation is the generation that lacks voice, this generation doesn’t have to lean towards being afraid or plain ignorance.

I believe that my time, will be the time to change!  I was blessed to have also graduated this past week. My experience was epic, something I really haven’t experienced before. For some people It may have just been, happy to get it over with it, kind of thing, but I experienced  that little chill you get when you come to realization that you are a graduate, then you start to remember that things will be different. It is what you make it, that becomes scary to imagine. So to me, graduating is a good and a bad thing.

Growing up with an african culture, It a done deal for anyone to have a graduate degree.If you did not have a graduate degree you were tag as “useless”. Its so bad to the point that your major determines your achievement. It always had to be a “Professional” course to count. Honestly, It doesn’t matter your knowledge becomes the most important thing about attending college, learning to be an adult. Its so easy to be trapped in the realm of living the free college life, not having to work or pay bills. At this point if you want a bright future you will feel the pressure of finding what it is that you will do for the rest of your life and being totally mature about it.

I know I am facing that right now, but its ok because I know I will push myself enough to make a mark. Giving up is something that is not in the equation. One thing that I will use, and I feel like those of you reading this post may also use to stay on track, Is to put your energy on positive, because positive will bring positive and negative will bring negative.

Congratulations to my fellow 2017 graduates!

 

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MIU MIU

MIU MIU

For those of you who may not know, Miu Miu is an Italian designer, it is fully owned subsidiary under Prada, which is another famous Italian designer.

For my Language course I decided to take Italian because I really wanted to learn the language and visit Rome some day. Italy is really big on fashion, and quality luxury brands which is beautiful, a few of my favorite Italian designers are, Moscino, Miu Miu, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, and the list goes on.

For a class project we were asked to present anything of our choice, so my partner and I choose to discuss a few of our favorite Italian designers. Of course I needed to do some research on these designers and I chose Moschino, Fendi, and Moschino. This was mostly because I own at least one item of each of these brands and I have just always loved them.

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To be honest, I had no clue that they were Italian. I talked about on Moscino because he was very interesting to talk about. While researching other designers, I read about Miu Miu and how it was discovered in 1993 by the  Miuccia Prada. In 2012 Miu Miu launched a women’s tale series. This was basically a list of short films that were produced in conjunction with high profile female directors. The outcome was a list of short silent films that featured Miu Miu collections. The first four short films premiered at the 69th Venice International Film Festival  and were directed by Zoe Cassavettes,  Lucrecia Martel, Giada Colagrande, and Massy Tadjedin. A fifth film that debut in 2013, was written and directed by Ava DuVernay and also starred. On March 14, 2013, a counter report of Prada in violating women’s rights was reported to Office of the united Nation High commissioner for Human Rights Committee on economic, Social and cultural Rights. On May 17, 2013, a statement against Sexual

harassment  and gender discrimination at workplace was released by the UN Committee. In April 2013, an American change.org petition against Miuccia Prada, collected over 200K signatures around the world. This petition was against Miuccia Prada for countersuing a victim for voicing her opinion againstSexual harassment. This petition damaged the brand image. On May 28, 2013, The UN has backed former Prada employee Bovrisse over the sexual harassment and discrimination case of Prada. Vogue launched a news article, “Prada Vs The UN” with a comment, “Anyone who buys from the Prada and Miu Miu brands are supporting a culture of discrimination and power harassment. 

I then decided to see what these tales were and found it quite interesting, but I only found one them really interesting, I decided to do a little commentary  Click this link to view, Miu Miu Women Tales and also share this with you.

This video was really inspiring and also a very good put together that I am sure many people can relate, forming a bond and and having people to bring out what is already there Is really all we need. and its very necessary to watch so watch It.

Please comment below what your thoughts about the video was and the things you liked/dislike about it.

I will also be sharing more things like this with you, So stay tuned.!!

Outfit of the Day.

Hi Lovelies,

So I’m doing today’s outfit of the day, and I will tell you a little about my pieces and how I put them together.

 

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Oh My that Print pocket is everything. These are my favorite pair of jeans and I don’t think it could be found anywhere else but on my body. I LOVE IT, Its so me and goes with literally anything I put on. I literally put this on whenever I don’t have anything to wear, It always goes so perfectly. Lucky me to be the owner of these babies.

 

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My friend told me she gets nasty gal vibes, I think I see that vibe…

 

I had showcased KOJDesigns at a FSA event. (The Fashion student association at UB)

and I needed to get up and go to class early in the morning,as well as dump all my clothing for the exhibit in my suitcase. Thats the student Designer life, but like I said I love it. These jeans are my get up and go jeans, and not because they are customized but because they are comfortable, they are levi’s but they don’t make these kind of jeans anymore. Luckily for me my mom doesn’t fit any of jeans and gave them to me, and way before I started designing I used to dabble,and created these amazing Jeans. I put the faux fur cheetah print on the right pocket and Swarovski diamonds on the left, I stitched the snake faux leather I found by cutting up one of my pouches. I always thought this part was stupid, trying to put feathers on the bottom part of the jeans, but to me they are perfect everything is perfect.

 

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The saddest thing in the world would be, not being able to fit these jeans anymore. Best believe the value is up.

Belt and fishnet tights from forever21.com

and closet  on posh @kejijones

Feel free to shop on my website. Click Link here

email us at chroniclesofherdiaries@gmail.com with some photos for a chance to feature your outfit of the day.

 

Keji’s 5 Things of the Week.

This week I will be sharing my 5 things of the week.

 

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  1. louis Vuitton iphone case;    I’m loving this one because Its been on my top 5 for a couple of weeks now. It was a surprise gift from my mom. At first I actually did not like it. My mom sent me a picture asking what I thought about it, and I told her it was ugly and I didn’t like it. She was disappointed, but once it got here I fell in Love. There is something about it that screams unique. I guess I didn’t like it the first time because there is a lot is going on the case, but its a nice staple or accessory to compliment yourself.

 

2.  My second thing on my Top 5 this week is;

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Last weeks style issue, my clothing line was featured. I made a blog post about this, You can view that post on this link. here It was another accomplishment that I was very proud of.

3. Graduation Hat. I cant get over the fact that Im going to be done with my bachelors in a few weeks, hence why this is on my top 5.

All my life I couldn’t wait till when I will have the opportunity to design my graduation hat, now its here, I just hope I don’t go overboard and mess it up.

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4. The next thing is my favorite perfume. Si’ by Giorgio Armani. LOVE LOVE It!!

Every time I have it on, I always get compliments on my scent.

I would definitely be buying it over and over again. As far as far as I have a job so I can actually afford it.

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5. The last thing on my list,  Lets talk skin care. Once upon a time I had terrible skin.

I found out that aloe vera works on the skin so very well. Although I hated using the actual plant because of how messy it was, the plan is very good for the skin.

I wanted to keep up with it consistently so I bought aloe very from GNC a vitamin shop.

This has been working perfectly for me, and I also use it with a vitamin C moisturizer. I love these products so much, They both have positive results ever since I started using them. SO I definitely recommend to ANYONE.

They are also super affordable.

 

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Follow us on twitter @herdiarysays and submit your very own favorite things of the week, for a chance to be featured on our blog.

or email chroniclesofherdiaries@gmail.com

Self Made and in Vogue..

I was honored to get the opportunity to have my clothing line published on my universities Spectrum Newspaper style issue. I was thoroughly interviewed by  a student, his name is Benjamin Blanchet, the Assistant Arts Editor for the UBspectrum. He reached out to a good friend Gisselle Taylor, asking her if she knew anyone with a unique project related to fashion. She recommended me.

I then met up with him and poured out my true emotions and story on how KOJ was created. Just talking to Benjamin allowed me to see that I have come a long way in a year.

At this point, theres no holding me back.

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Im really glad to have been given this opportunity to spread my idea of fashion, and what i’m truly trying to achieve. I just want to say thanks to Ali Ruiz, and Gisselle Taylor, for the very kind words and also believing in my brand. As much as show me the most support, It means a lot, and keeps me going, so thank you. I also want to say a huge thank you to Benjamin for putting together this article, because it is kickass. He did an awesome job with the sources, and and caught a lot of amazing quotes.

You can read the Full article Here

 

 

ASO BOD – SUNY Oswego…

ASO BOD – SUNY Oswego…

I am honored to tell you guys that I was formerly invited to take part in the annual Battle of the Designers at Suny Oswego. This time I had enough time to prepare for the show, which I did, but the day of, it felt like I did no planning at all. I had EVERYTHING organized yet I still arrived at the show an hour before my scene was on set. As mentioned in one of my IG posts, there were many obstacles stopping me from getting to the show. I plan to make a youtube video on everything that happened.

To be honest I’m surprised I still ended up doing the show, the fact that I was late with only 6 models out of 13. Nothing at all was right, but somehow God wanted to reward me for all my troubles. He has proved to me numerous times that he is alive and willing. I listened up for 3rd position, 2nd position while making a snap chat of the 1st place (Winner), I heard KOJ DESIGNS. That’s me!! I won the cash prize for 1st place of the competition.

I bet I was the happiest person at the show.

The best money to have is the money you had no idea was coming. I’m very glad that I was able to express myself on the stage for everyone to see and enjoy.

Video Available on my blog soon.

Here are some pictures…

 

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Bye. Luh Yuh

 

xo.