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Accessorize & Mesmerize

Tired of the drab and boring plain Jane look? Does your outfit need a colorful update? Well, I have the perfect solution. Accessorize and mesmerize with jewelry hand-crafted by yours truly, Crisckaa, Founder and CEO of Crisckaa Fashion. Her accessories evoke intrigue and personality, which is much attributed to her creativity. She has re-imagined accessories and successfully transformed these into “wearable art.” The exquisite complex combination and design of vibrant Ghanaian Ankara and Kente fabric, glossy faux gold and silver metal and charming stones and beads, altogether gives her jewelry a playful and tantalizing appeal.

With her unique signature style that imbues vivid colors, intricately braided fabric necklaces, stunning bead work and flirty earrings, it is no surprise that Crisckaa is this month’s Savvy Millennial.

Brianna Statement Necklace    Gorgeous Ladylike Lecklace

Pixiie Necklace Set  ( 3 piece set ) FREE DELIVERY    Chique Green  necklace set ( ankara style)  FREE DELIVERY   Fan Earrings (African Print/ ankara fabric)  Red mix: A, B,  D or , E

Crisckaa’s sense of style is greatly influenced by her Ghanaian heritage as well as her mother, who happens to be a talented and skilled dress maker. The clothes she makes is made of luscious African fabric. These fabrics are also very prominent in Crisckaa’s accessory designs.

At a young age during her school days, she had seen a piece of jewelry and wondered how it was made. This curiosity in turn enticed her to create her own jewelry. She envisioned how she would design her own earrings and necklaces and she thought of different ways to make these unique and stand out. She also feels that her hand-crafted jewelry is a way for her to share her passion with others.

“Seeing my finished product, my jewelry, worn by lovely people, puts a smile on my face,” Crisckaa.

With Spring just around the corner, here’s a few tricks to spiff up that dull wardrobe.

The best way to give your white collar shirt an instant whimsical fix is by pairing it with a brooch made of dazzling fabric in royal blue and canary yellow accentuated with vintage pearls and a sassy hint of romantic pink. This is the modern feminine version of the masculine bow-tie. This look is perfect for the working millennial lady who has a chic sense of style and at the same time she means business.


For a more sensual and glamorous appeal, be the statement itself by wearing

this delightfully lipstick-red bead necklace enhanced with a bejeweled rose brooch.

Ladylike Necklace & brooch( Red or Brown)

Update your daytime weekend look and change it up with these fun exquisitely charming hoop-earrings.

                             African hoop bow Earrings

Pair up this lime yellow crew-neck dress with a fabulous braided Ankara necklace.

 

Be the center of attraction in this show-stopping hypnotic red jumpsuit, with an ethnic twist by complimenting the look with a bead necklace wrapped with African fabric in sun-kissed lemon and ruby rouge.

  

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Real Rap – Poetry in Motion

Today, I would like to give special credit to DIY Artists in the music world. I’ve been fortunate enough to witness an amazing work of art come to life. Most of us, myself included, are not aware that creating the perfect mixtape requires real dedication and commitment. It’s not just a hobby, it is a vocation. I have respect and admiration for the real raw talents and their ability to share the gift of music to their audience. A good friend of mine, Jay Valentin, had just released his new mixtape entitled Pain & Heartbreak #LoveKillsOrPainWill .

Prior to the launch date February 14, 2015, he discussed with me the intricacies involved in the compilation process of lyrics, beats, voice and melody. There were so many aspects to consider: 1) what is the theme of the mixtape?; 2) what is the right mood and tone, consistent & relevant to the theme?; 3) how does an artist get his message across to his audience through his lyrics?; 4) how should one use the variations of voice, beats, and melody to make music sound very engaging?; 5) what technical approach should be done to create a new & unique sound?; 6) what designs and lay-outs should be used for the front and back covers of a mixtape?; 7) how should the mixtape be presented?

Jay Valentin is more than just a rapper. He is an artist. An expert in his craft. One who has the holistic vision and the ability to make his visions come to life. There is so much beauty in crafting a song, making every musical and technical element fit together perfectly like a jig-saw puzzle. We can all learn through him, that real rap is so much more than just a genre. Real rap is poetry in motion.

The end product speaks for itself. Genius work of art! You can listen to his music below or simply go to http://www.rawdiamondmusic.com to download his songs. Enjoy!

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