A Bit Of Power. A Bit Of Style

A few weeks ago, I sat down with The Cut and discussed what power means to me, while wearing beautiful Eileen Fisher pieces. The feature focuses on myself and three other  women and I was so inspired by their answers as well. Personally, I’ve always stood by my convictions when it comes to “power” and what tend to idealize, instead of realizing it is something within ourselves. Just like happiness, I think it’s one of the many things people all too often go searching for. When in reality, it is right there. You are in charge of it. No one else.

Isn’t it funny when we turn all of what we desire and possibly envy in others, on to ourselves? There’s real power in realizing that we do that, and we are in charge of the way in which we view something.

Here’s a bit from the interview:

You write and speak a lot about your kids. What power do they give you?
 
My kids have showed me there’s something beyond every day. I’m always hustling for them, too. There’s a lot of responsibility. I’m very, very tired. I’m very annoyed. I’m impatient. A lot of the time, I’m not kind. But I find power in realizing I was not a good person, and that I’ve got to be better for them tomorrow. There’s power in being able to size up what stories I want them to tell about me, about their childhood, and choosing to continue every day to change that story.
 

You can see more of the images and read the full-interview with all of the women, over on The Cut. Thanks so much for having me!!

(Photography by Mary Fix, Styling by Jess Mederos, Makeup by Moani Lee for Beauty Exchange NYC, Hair by Johnny Lavoy for The Cut)

0 thoughts on “A Bit Of Power. A Bit Of Style

  • Reply Sheriden September 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Congrats on your feature! I love the colors and tones they used in your shoot and your hair looks bomb! Checking out the full feature now!

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  • Reply Heather September 14, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Love these photos of you and the excerpt from your interview!

  • Reply Jescye September 15, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Beautiful photos the colors look good on you! Congratulations on your feature honest and straight forward conversation.

  • Reply Oroma Roxella Rukevwe September 15, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Your interview is a great one, you inspire a lot of young women like myself!

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  • Reply Rose Jorgensen September 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I love this feature, your look, your hair, and you are glowing! Such a beautiful woman!

  • Reply BellaMosley-Pastry Queen September 15, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Beautiful!! I love your positive energy.

  • Reply LaTonya Yvette September 16, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Thank you Sheriden. Was definitely feeling my hair that day!

    x

  • Reply LaTonya Yvette September 16, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Thank you so much, Heather!!

  • Reply LaTonya Yvette September 16, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Thank you so much for reading the interview, Jescye

    xo
    L

  • Reply LaTonya Yvette September 16, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Oroma, Thank you!! So so sweet.

  • Reply LaTonya Yvette September 16, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Rose!

  • Reply LaTonya Yvette September 16, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Thank you Bella!

  • Reply Emikos Weird Unexplained thoughts September 19, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Love the interview!!! I would love this outfit for work !!!

  • Reply Jahmari Destina September 24, 2017 at 5:54 am

    You look absolutely amazing! I almost want to dye my hair now.

  • Reply Kristianna Denise October 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!!!

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