Unboxing with Chanel

A few months back, around Christmas, I was in Saks Fifth Avenue here in New Orleans and decided I needed to spoil myself. I do not have the chance to do this often. That little purchase turned into an unboxing video, where I was able to explore the fashionable cuteness of this little blue Chanel wallet. It is cute, convenient and, if you have the money, a go get her type of item. Watch the video below and follow us on our Youtube page.

Just know that the Palace will not stop until they think Harry and Meghan are silent.

CBS just gave us a few minutes ago another clip of their exclusive Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan and Harry. What is disheartening about all of this is once again Meghan, Duchess of Sussex must defend herself while heavily pregnant 🤰🏻 You know she must be scared the stress will affect her. Any expecting mom who has miscarried in the past will tell you that the next pregnancy will have you on high alert.

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Congratulations: Mandy Moore is a Mom.

As we continue to live in the new world of Covid-19, more moms are joining the mom family. This new journey has been interesting to many new moms since the beginning of Covid-19, more than one year ago. One year later, Mandy and her husband Taylor Goldsmith have a cute baby boy named, August Harrison. According to People.com baby August was born on Feb. 20, 2021. Mandy posted a picture of her adorable son on her twitter account labeled, “This is Gus and #ThisIsUs.” After her television sitcom, This Is Us.

As more moms are welcoming their new bundles of joy into the world, Moms like humanitarian and musician Ciara, continue to navigate motherhood with ease. Mrs. Russell Wilson (her husband, is an NFL player and fellow humanitarian), have added a second son to their now family of five.

These new moms are navigating a new world, which relies on careful maneuvering and care. How are you as a mom navigating the world of Covid-19. I am working from home, and it feels like a never ending day and night of motherhood. Today, was the 1st day this week I was able to take a ride by myself.

It was delicious.

xoxo,

4373fashionlane

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are defended by Spotify for their business moves which will better us all. #serviceisuniversal

Sirs and Madams:

Let us begin with the obvious: Our Duchess of Sussex is expecting a second child with her beloved husband, Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. Master Archie is having a sibling, and he will be a big brother. Those are great milestones for any young family. Do you remember when you were first basking in the days of carrying your little bumps? The memories are always wonderful. These memories will be especially wonderful for #familysussex after their miscarriage last summer. As a mom, I know what it is like to carry a baby and then to lose it during those early months.

Following a miscarriage, there is always going to be fear surrounding the next pregnancy. You pray daily for the safe delivery of your (miracle) child. Then, you cherish that little baby daily and thank God for keeping you both safe and healthy through the journey. These next few weeks and months will be especially delicate for Duchess Meghan. Please keep her, Prince Harry, and Master Archie in your prayers.

Next, as well spoke on earlier, Spotify has come out in support of our Duke and Duchess of Sussex after they were criticized for the allegedly high amount of their deal with the music platform company. However, is it really any of our business. This is a business.

At the same token, knowing our Duke and Duchess, they will make the most of their Podcast from Archewell Audio platform and help even the music artist detailed in the article. What is important to note, is that the article cited in this post seems a little angry at the Duke and Duchess beyond their quest for remain service oriented. One can even surmise that the Brits are and will remain for a while achy that America is now the new of of our favorite royal family.

“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Fashion Innovator Fights Real Estate Debacle.

Imagine the fashion scandal! You are a bonafide fashion legend and living in a home for decades and then fine yourself in a legal conundrum.

Andre Leon Tally enters the chat. Yes! That Mr. Talley! Anna Wintour’s editorial muse of the Fashion Machine which is Vogue Magazine.

What is Ms. Wintour thinking now?

Well according to the New York Post, there was a “gentleman’s agreement,” between Mr. Talley and the owner of Manolo Blanik. The agreement exploded when in 2020 Mr. Blanik wanted to sell the alleged home of Mr. Talley. The legal fighting began.

The question we have for Mr. Talley is: Why? Why would you believe you are so much of a friend to a person that you would not explore a written legal agreement? Who are Mr. Talley’s real friends if this alleged situation is or has any legal standing?

Good Luck Mr. Talley, your going to need it!

XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE

Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Harry Meghan solidify their exit of the Royal Family!

Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Harry Meghan solidify their exit of the Royal Family!

Sirs and Madams:

We cannot say that we have been surprised by the news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, solidifying their plans to leave the British Royal Family. We were told of this last year. Last year, our good and service filled Duke of Sussex, told us, “their was no other option.” While the Duke wished to remain a member of the royal family. The Duke was tired of the media harassment of his family (namely, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex & baby Archie). Thus, the Duke made the painful decision to leave the royal family.

We can watch this video below and see why our Duchess, was the perfect choice for our (yes! our Duke of Sussex).

We wish the Duke, Duchess, Master Archie, and royal baby bump to be all of the love and happiness in the world. Leave a comment below for us. Until next time, happy reading and be blessed.

Hurrah! Hurrah!

xoxo #blogging @4373fashionlane

The History of Valentine’s Day

Today is Thursday, February 14, 2019. The day of love all over the world. Most people have been running and will be running many errands today to make sure their beloved is greeted with warm feelings, desires, and sensations of love. On this special day we celebrate the art of love. Today, Valentine’s day is the only day dedicated to the heartbeat of love. 

Valentine’s day has its beginnings due to the Roman festival of Lupercalia. Lupercalia was an ancient festival held yearly on February 15. It was conducted under the eye of a priest called Luperci. This festival of love celebrated the season of Spring. This was especially important for fertility rites, where men and women were gathered, and paired by a system of lottery. Fortunately for us, the festival of Lupercalia was changed to St. Valentine’s Day. This was the day of romance that we observe and celebrate, since the 14th century. 

Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers♥

xoxo, 

4373fashionlane

Honestly Ma’am

Today’s post is a little different. As I embark on this new journey as a doctoral student, I am excited to where it ends: Doctor of Education degree. I am working and enrolled in graduated school, pursuing my Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with emphasis in K-12 education. At the same time, I just recently experienced the most honest conversation with a loved one. It really pained me to say the truth to them. However, I was emotionally exhausted. I believe I have held in my truth for so long that my emotions have been shut down.

I can not believe I waited so long to finally say, finally what my TRUTH WAS!! I poured out my feelings and my only response from this family member was, “Thanks for your honesty.” When someone consistently hurts your feelings, and you pour out your heart, and this is their response, it’s not you (that has the problem), it’s them. I know know that I am not the crazy person. I am growing and trying to better myself as an adult. I wish everyone will see their path to an healthy adulting journey.

On the other side, I am finishing the first class in my doctoral journey and I am excited and scared at the same time. Never fear! The journey Ma’am is all worth it. Have you ever experienced a tough conversation? How did you handle it?

xoxo,
4373fashionlane

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and husband, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex are smashing in their Royal Event with the youth of the Commonwealth today.

Duchess Meghan dazzled in a sunny yellow dress from American designer, Brandon Maxwell. Please enjoy the video montage below of today’s event.


Meghan’s complete look today
Dress: Brandon Maxwell ($523)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnikhq ($832)
Earrings: Adina Reyter ($498)

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ROYAL WEDDING 2018: Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Harry and Meghan)

Here is the full video of the Royal Wedding. Enjoy! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. History: There has never been a Duchess of Sussex; however, the (previous) Duke of Sussex was the son of King George III. The new Duchess of Sussex, is also the Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness of Kileel.

Harry smiled so many time. He cried. He was a beauty to see in his love for Meghan.

Wedding Program Cover:

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New Item & Sale Alert: Mac Cosmetics


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The next three eyeshadow palettes are a fan favorite and hit on Instagram. Classic Cutie, a Risk Taker or a Qween (this is the spelling MAC is using for the name),

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Supreme: Here are some swatches of the new Qween Supreme eyeshadow palette from Mac Cosmetics. The color swatches are from the new line and the images below show the color shades on two different skin tones. From the swatches, you can tell that these beauties are very pigmented.

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So ladies and gentleman, happy shopping!!!!!

xoxo,

4373fashionlane ♥♥

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Rachel Meghan Markle Dazzles in her first official event as a Royal.

Ms. Rachel Meghan Markle, soon to be wife and Duchess (we’re still gushing to figure out her official title after she marries Prince Henry (Harry) of Windsor, stepped out of her and Harry’s Range Rover meeting up with the Duke of Cambridge, William and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine, to embark on today’s events for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. Meghan rose to the occasions, as always, draped in an ensemble showcasing her already fashionable status.

Ms. Markle was a dream in a cream Amanda Wakeley coat. It was worn over a distinguished navy Amanda Wakeley dress and accessorized with a custom hat by, Stephen Jones. Meghan carried a small Mulberry Darley satchel. Meghan finalized the look in some heels that give us, Sex in the City, Carrie Bradshaw vibes, with her suede Manolo Blahnik pumps.  Via Amanda Wakeley, “Meghan looking gorgeous in our Sculpted Tailoring Crombie Coat and Springsteen Tailored Midi Dress today at the Commonwealth Day Service.”

Meghan’s Style!!!
Coat @amandawakeley
Dress @amandawakeley
Hat @stephenjonesmillinery
Clutch @mulberryengland
Shoes @manoloblahnikhq
Earrings @adinareyter

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With all of this style happening, we will definitely have to take a day off from work in America to watch this festive wedding happening in a few months. Are you excited. I am!!!!!!

xoxo,

4373fashionlane

British Royals Attack Duchess Meghan! Duchess Meghan Markle is not a bully.

The Duchess of Sussex is no bully. The Times UK (a supposed) reputable publication, alleges the Duchess bullied, almost three years ago by former palace aids. If I was a victim of bullying by someone powerful, I would not hold on to this for almost three years.

The Palace, Buckingham Palace, is now saying they will investigate the bullying claims made against the Duchess. We call hogwash on all of this.

The Duchess is fighting back. According to People.com the Duchess is said to be saddened by this latest attack against her. The article goes on to continue that, “Meghan will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good.”

Listen, strong women are always called bullies. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has always been attacked by those supposedly close in the Palace. This is the main reason her husband, Prince Harry, was itching to leave. Even the Prince was sick and tired of his wife being attacked.

Princess Diana was accused of being a difficult woman as well:

Americans are always seen as bullies. Folks are mad our American married a Prince, and had a heir to the British throne. And, she has the audacity to be pregnant with a second heir to their British throne! How dare she! Yes! How dare our sweet American, indeed!

xoxo,

4373fashionlane.

A Planner Moment With My Louis Vuitton GM Agenda :-)

I am trying to comeback from blogging exile, too actively write again. Since beginning my doctoral degree program in the Summer of 2018, it has been quite hard to balance the life of a wife, mother, educator, blogger, and doctoral student. Last year, changed everything. I experienced a little health scare, COVID-19 happened, and I was forced to work from home. As such I have been living and working at home. Thankfully, my doctoral program is online. Many people do not realize how daunting it is to be a working mom. Add to that label, working mom remotely from home, with a child with Autism.

Planning is everything. Planning is therapy.

Therefore, it is with great pleasure, for now that I have been able, on the weekends, to carve out sometime to record what’s in my LOUIS VUITTON GM AGENDA. As I was house cleaning, I came across these Louis Vuitton Adhesive tabs. LV no longer sells them. I purchased two of them from the LV store in Saks Fifth Avenue in New Orleans a few years ago. Please enjoy this video, and let me know in the comments, what is keeping you together in life in the time of Covid-19. xoxo @4373fashionlane

Fall in Luxury

Today’s post explores how a little home improvement enables a weekend for hotel 🏨 luxury. When your home is in need of repairs and you have the means, booking a staycation is needed. We chose the Westin New Orleans Canal Place. The hotel was booked through a third party website, and I normally keep a weekend rolling bag close by. You know, lol 😝 just in case I need a break from this hectic world 🌎 we live in. Therefore, I packed for myself and the kiddo. 👶🏻

More pictures to come…..

xoxo

4373fashionlane

A weekend of Luxury

Celebrating 🥳 World 🌍 Mental Health Day 2020

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog post. So many things have happened in our world. The most important thing about today is preserving our mental health.

🌎 World Mental Health Day 2020

Here is a playlist I’m listening to https://tidal.com/playlist/22a72083-9a0f-40c5-b305-10e092701764

On the mend and other things…

Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement has been a global awakening for the world. Listening to many of my peers and loved ones, including myself open up our wounds of systemic racism in our lives has been therapeutic. As a woman, African American, and doctoral student, this moment we are living in is overwhelming. Be kind to yourself and humanity. We all should be anti-racist.

George Floyd and countless other Black women and men who have been murdered due to their race being African American 😒

Drake Stings Back in Scorpion 🦂

Have you listened to the @champagnepapi #masterpiece #album called #scorpion 👑 It’s everything you need in your life. I’ve listened to the entire album. #top12 #FashionLaneFavorites:

1. 8 out of 10 – when he knows he’s the good guy & the other guy should be grateful. Plies voice at the end is priceless.

2. Emotionless – 1st, anything with @mariahcarey vocals is a number one. When you’re tired of the BS, that’s the feeling of #emotionless

3. I’m Upset – how many people have ever been 💯 about their feelings. On this track, Drake is spot on! Gotta lotta blood and it’s cold. Can’t go 50/50 with a h. #epic

4. March 14 – when you know that person isn’t the one but you have to man up.

5. Final Fantasy – it’s an orgasmic fantasy with melodies only Drake can deliver.

6. In my feelings – nola bounce song that you can shake your a.. to. A good twerk song.

7. Nice for what – when you’re over the BS, plus the bounce added from #neworleans puts us all in our feelings 💕

8. Nonstop- when you know you a boss. I’m a unforgiving dog 🐕a•• // I felt that in my soul. Pinky ring, until I get a wedding ring: I don’t think ppl realize how deep that line is. Imagine you deciding that you’re over the bs, that your cooling until the #realonecomesalong👑

9. Summer Games- I feel we all know who this was about. Hopefully, that happy ending we want for Drake and 🥂will happen.

10. Jaded – honest emotions of honesty in a relationship.

11. Finesse- words all good girls want to hear from the favorite guy, you stay on my mind.

12. That’s how you feel- loving everything about this. When you can spot what the other person is doing #ohiseeyou

Overall, Drake delivers the goods we’re going to have a great time! Ps..Drake can we please have a full #randbalbum 🤞You’ve shown us the goods, and we need that R&B album.

#blogger @4373fashionlane 💁🏽‍♀️

Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have touched down in Ireland, for a two day trip of the country.

Meghan looked stylish wearing a fitted green dress by one of her favourite designer’s Givenchy, which she accessorised with Strathberry Mid tote in tan. She kept her hair tied up in a low pony tail and her makeup natural. Harry, who appeared happy and relaxed by her side, was looking dapper in a suit.

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The royal couple look glamorous as they touched down in Ireland and meet with dignitaries. More pictures to come of the royal couple and their trip in Ireland.

My favorite shower gel is a New Orleans gem 💎

Nothing says southern charm like a #sundayinneworleans 🥂I am loving the parfumeur brand hoveparfumeur It’s Naturally and historically New Orleans on 434 Charters Street in New Orleans in the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is happy to be getting back to here new normal❤️👸🏻🥂

Duchess of Sussex dressed in Givenchy, who also designed her wedding gown

If you are just coming down from the high of a royal wedding, magical honeymoon, and splendid experience traveling with your very famous grandmother-in-law, you are the Duchess of Sussex. How exciting that The Duchess, is finally able to catch her breath, with husband Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

Many media outlets reporting that the couple are taking their next journey, parenthood, in baby steps. They royal schedules are full. They Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are eager to travel the Commonwealth countries for the Crown. They have placed their love for country, service and family in a very harmonious fashion. We are over the moon for them.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, has a loyal season with his brother and now sister.

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XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE ❤️👸🏻