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*FlashBack Friday*

I woke up this morning feeling EXTRA blessed and grateful; right after opening my eyes, thanking God for allowing me to do exactly that and going thru some unopened emails, I perused the photo gallery in my phone in hopes of finding a dope pic to post for #FlashBackFriday . I was looking for something cayute!! Something fly enough for me to hashtag something like #SlayDeSlay or #ImPoppin or #Aowww . Instead, I stumbled upon this picture taken EXACTLY 6…

SLAY CANCER LOOK BOOK is now available for your viewing pleasure

Hey #CancerSlayers, I’m super excited and proud to present to you the*****insert drum roll here***** #SLAYCancer Lookbook Volume I . My goal was to showcase how easy it is to #SLAY while spreading cancer awareness and knowledge. Hopefully this fashion line inspires at least ONE conversation about cancer and how effective EARLY DETECTION is. Watch Lookbook video below and view photos by clicking HERE   Creative Director & Stylist: @DenieceCStyles Photographer : @ShellbairFoto MUA: @TashND Select Accessories: @AyeshantiDesigns Secondary Pieces : @thearteofstyle…

Young Women Dont Get Breast Cancer *rolls eyes*

L I E S!!!!!!!!!!! L I E S!!!!!!!!!!! and more L I E S This weekend I attended my first YOUNG Survival Coalition meetup. The organization was founded in 1998 by 3 young woman who were under the age of 35 when diagnosed with breast cancer. Using local networks like, Pink S.H.O.E.S Inc (@pinkshoesinc), YSC provides free resources  and educational materials to support and empower young woman affected by breast cancer…. For ME however, the most significant feeling I had after attending…

It takes a village

  When my super talented Soror, Tricia Messeroux- Curwin, asked me to join the ranks as one of her “Pink Pride” models, I was completely honored and humbled. Trish the Dish (a nickname some of my chapter Sorors and I like to call her) is the Founder, Creative Director and Senior Photographer at Toddlewood. Using Toddlewood to express her creativity as well as her love for fashion and children, she transforms everyday kids into superstar celebrities, iconic figures and historic legends…all…

dope fashion x cancer awareness = SLAY CANCER LOOKBOOK (BTS)

  SLAY: [v] to kill especially in a battle or war. #SlayCancer is a movement to erase the stigma of the typical “cancer patient”, to promote early detection of cancer and to DESTROY this monster using fashion dopeness to inspire awareness.   After the initial shock and dismay of my Stage 2 breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 32, I wanted to scream from the mountain tops : EARLY DETECTION SAVED MY LIFE! ! ! ! !  My innate passion…

My mastectomy and my emotions

3 weeks ago today I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and tissue expander placement #AtTheSameDamnTime. In hopes of avoiding future disease, my young age, and because of the stage of my cancer, I elected to have both breasts surgically removed . The surgery aims to remove all breast tissue that potentially could develop breast cancer. An expander is used to prepare the breast area for reconstruction by slowly stretching the area and making room for an implant.  I am currently at home recovering…

Fear is one helluva drug

June 22, 2016 marked MY LAST CHEMO TREATMENT!! No words can ever describe how I felt that day. Besides the obvious sense of relief and gratitude, I just KNEW the physical symptoms I experienced for the past 4 months were about to be a thing of the past. No more muscle ache and joint pain! No more of that annoying tingling and numbness in my fingers and toes! No more exhaustion and my short term memory certainly wont be foggy…

SLAYING the effects of chemotherapy on the body

SLAYING the effects of chemotherapy on the body  For anyone who thinks having cancer is just about losing your hair, IT’S NOT! It’s an entire change of your entire life and it just totally sucks. However, when I was diagnosed, I made a personal vow to myself that I would try my damnedest to continue to SLAY as much I possibly can. I know all of this may sound shallow to some but keeping my appearance and stylish demeanor is…

Chemo Brain is Real in the Field

Chemo Brain is Real in the Field I stumbled upon this meme and it  totally hit the nail on the head…. One of the worst parts about taking meds and going through chemo treatments is waking up every morning and not knowing what today’s side effects will be. Most likely I’ll be majorly fatigued, sluggish and exhasted, but will I have joint and muscle pains today? Will my mouth and lips be totally numb?? Will I have an overwhelming feeling…

*Deniece meet Anais…*

A normal Friday evening beauty supply run with one of my best friends (love you Va!) turned into somewhat of an outer body experience for me……