Glitz in Today's Glamour
by Akilah S. Palmer
The Broadening Boundaries of Current Fashion Trends
Akilah S. Palmer is currently working as the program
coordinator for College and Career Development Unit of the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. Present duties
include the planning and conducting of workshops to service
middle school aged youth throughout Atlanta and its surrounding
Akilah's areas of skill include the creation of newsletters,
brochures, creative writings, interactive media projects,
and public speaking. She has worked as a freelancer writer
and served as the Fashion Editor for Atlanta based "Experience
Reality" magazine, along with serving as the Chief
Editor for Highlanda.com. Her clients include local businesses
and individual artists.
Akilah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications
from Clark Atlanta University. While at Clark Atlanta, she
served as a writer, director, and script supervisor for
the Atlanta University Center's only student-run film organization
and cohost for WCLK (91.9fm) community forum radio show
University Vibes. With an ongoing interest in the areas
of writing and the non-profit sector, Akilah is constantly
working to increase her knowledge and sharpen her skills
in her areas of interest.
Akilah lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.
From glamour to grass
roots, from Fabulous Femme to Funky Mamma the absolute
brilliance of todays fashions lies in its broadened boundaries.
Gone are the days when you had to be draped in a particular designers
name in order to be on the hot list. Not ignoring the fact
that our music today still chants mantras of Prada, Gucci, and
FUBU- you can still blend any of those designer names with plain
ole vintage and come out strutting your stylish stuff.
Nowadays, you can feel free to factor in equations such as
Sax 5th Ave + Psycho Sisters New /Used Clothing Boutique =
Yes Darling, It Is I!
Current trends have abandoned the dictator role for the make-it-work-honey
look that merges a wide range of eras and styles. Take hot
spot Atlanta, GA as an example. Peruse the dance floors
of any Buckhead or Midtown club and the night scene boasts the
savvy fashion innovations that mimic the Maxwell/Ananda Lewis/Lenny
Kravitz look. Ladies donning baby tees with 70s film
stars faces on them turn heads everywhere they go. Their
outfits are paired with anything from plaid capris to low-rise
denims complete with platform sandals or a bangin pair of
Via Spiga slingbacks. Our male counterparts are looking
and feelin fine in their flat front slacks that work well
with their Kenneth Coles, or they may be working the rubber off
some classic Timberland boots complete with plain ole Levis
and a FUBU Fat Albert T-shirt.
So for all of
us Fashion Impaired and Stylistically Challenged individuals out
Go right ahead experiment, design, and of-course combine.
Introduce your style to the worldyour timing couldnt