OOTD: Supporting Women-Owned Businesses with Naissant

It’s women’s history month, have you supported a female-owned business? Earlier this month I was invited to speak on a panel with Naissant founder Luciana and other incredible female entrepreneurs. One topic of conversation that came up was whether or not “women supporting women” was just a buzz phrase or reality. We had mixed feelings … Continue Reading

Purple: The Color of UNITY

 +  =  Today I wanted to pay tribute to the purple ensemble worn by Kamala Harris at yesterday’s inauguration, with a purple suit throwback of my own. The vision of our Madame Vice President taking her oath got me so emotional and at that moment I couldn’t have been more proud to be a woman, a Jamaican immigrant  and an American . The … Continue Reading

5 (More!) Black Female Fashion Designers that should be on Your Radar in 2020

It’s been an enlightening yet encouraging past few weeks. Enlightening to see the responses of Brands and Personalities alike revealing their stance on the matter of injustice or lack thereof by staying silent AND encouraging to see the vast amount of people from every race under the sun showing up and standing tall against injustice … Continue Reading

Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself

Hi Gem! Yes, you, I think you’re a Gem and you should get used to this because I believe all you beautiful souls in my community are precious . Here’s a bit about me: I’m Opal and I was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to NYC when I was about 11 years old (so I’m … Continue Reading

“An Ode To Fearless Women” by Nikita Gill

I think your boneswere made in an elsewhere place. How else does one explainthis inconceivable strength that makes you. The way you look into danger’s mouthAnd see no cemetery or death. Instead, carve your name intoits teeth with a switchblade, defeat it so effortlessly andthrow your head back and laugh. Paradox girl, mighty woman,you are … Continue Reading

My Favorite Fashionable Characters in Movies and TV

To celebrate the release of a new James Bond movie “No Time to Die” (That was unfortunately postponed from April to November 2020 due to Coronavirus scare), Maxim and I channeled our inner secret agents and went on a mission to save the word (See our 007 photoshoot here). In today’s blog post I wanted … Continue Reading

5 Black Female Fashion Designers that should be on Your Radar in 2020

There’s nothing more inspiring to me than seeing women who look like me making major strides in the world of fashion. Black women pushing boundaries, overcoming adversities and showing women everywhere that our abilities are truly limitless. Black women who rebel against societal norms and pave the way for the rest of us to celebrate … Continue Reading

Brand Spotlight – Amanda Wakeley

Do you sometimes feel like you’re being bombarded with ads and brand promos from every corner of the internet? I sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed by all the marketing emails I receive from the vast amount of brands whose newsletters I sign up for just to get that discount code they usually have for first-time … Continue Reading

Style Icon: Victoria Beckham

Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to feel or do something creative and many of us look for these stimulations from the people we admire the most. There are a handful of women that I always look up to whenever I need fashion and general life inspiration. Victoria Beckham is one such person. … Continue Reading