Dr. Martens X Rock Yo Rizos

Posted on November 17, 2015

Remember a couple of weeks ago I posted on Instagram a sneak peek of my collab with Dr. Martens?   Here’s why.  I was selected by SCDC Agency and Neuprofile as the ambassador for the iconic brand during Georgetown Blogger Crawl!  Ok, so I don’t leave some of you wondering what #GTBloggerCrawl is all about – it’s a day comprised of a group of local (DC, MD and VA) bloggers learning about the area and some of its top stores.  I mustRead More

#iamlettingGO NYC Video Screening Recap

Posted on October 16, 2015

I am reallllly excited to share these pictures with you from my #iamlettingGO video screening sponsored by Crème of Nature and Dark and Lovely at Pulse Karaoke Lounge located in the heart of NYC!!!!   Ok so to bring you up to speed, if you don’t follow me on Instagram, I started a campaign called #iamlettingGO after the realization that so many people were going through life transitions.  It was a platform for people to share their beautiful struggles andRead More

Posted on September 25, 2015

View fullsize NEW YORK, I’M COMING HOME! This event has been a long time coming and I can’t wait to see you all.  Just a little bit about it… I created the “#IamlettingGO” campaign after a realization that so many people were going through life transitions.  For the first week of the campaign, I shared on social media outlets what I was “letting GO” and encouraged my followers to do the same with the hashtag “#iamlettingGO.” More than 500 peopleRead More

My Entry: #iamlettingGO

Posted on August 27, 2015

Part of my Letting GO process. View fullsize

Two Year Blog Anniversary Recap at STK

Posted on August 17, 2015

This celebration has been a long time coming.  I had always dreamed of having an event but I didn’t have a clue where to start so I just kept putting it off.  It wasn’t until I was on my way home on the metro and a girl approached me and said “I know you!  When are you having an event? DC naturals need to meet you in person.”  I was so surprised and definitely taken back by her moxie butRead More


Posted on August 7, 2015

Come celebrate my two year blog anniversary at STK! FREE ADMISSION & NO RSVP! Gift bags provided by Amla Legend to the first 20 guests. Drinks will be provided in fresh coconuts by Coconut Cartel with liquor provided by Zacapa Rum and Light Bites will be passed courtesy of STK DC. I will also have a limited amount of Rock Yo Rizos T-Shirts available for purchase! I am looking forward to seeing you all there. XO, Mel

Afro Latino Festival NYC

Posted on July 10, 2015

The Afro Latino Festival of New York celebrates the contributions that people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean have made to NYC and the global culture as a whole. Now in its third year, the summer cultural event attracts a wide arrange of artists, both local and international, as well as entrepreneurs, academics and community leaders. With conferences, culinary presentations and artistic showcases, the festival highlights the work, values and issues important  to the Afro Latino community.Read More

SuperCream By DevaCurl

Posted on July 9, 2015

SuperCream is finally available to purchase!!! This a new product that has been launched by DevaCurl and it’s been a couple of years since their last product hit the market, so I knew it was special. A few weeks ago, I attended the DevaCurl SuperCream Product Testing Event where a group of fellow bloggers and vloggers sampled the product before its official launch and boy, it was a blast! There was a  delicious spread of food and drinks (a priority forRead More

Dark and Lovely and Everyday People team up in NYC

Posted on October 3, 2014

Dark and Lovely® Au Naturale and Everyday People teamed up at New York City hotspot The DL to host the hottest Style Suite and brunch. In their exclusive Style Suite, Dark and Lovely® celebrated its breakthrough Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage and Au Naturale Anti-Breakage lines: a range of treatment and styling products designed to address the unique needs of naturally curly hair textures. Guests gathered tips and tricks on caring for gorgeous natural curls from SoftSheen-Carson Director of Education Mezei Jefferson as beautiful models showed off some amazing styles. Attendees were also treated to one-on-one hairRead More

District Closets Recap

Posted on October 2, 2014

I was really happy to be a part of District Closets shopping event at Secondi.   Guests were able to shop the personal closets of some of DC’s fellow top style bloggers and exclusive Secondi picks.  It was great to mix and mingle with everyone, even the store owner.  Check it out! (l to r) : Style Smiths, A Loyal Love, My Fair Vanity, The Fashionably Broke Not Pictured: Anchyi @ work With Anchyi @ work Secondi owner Caitrine CallisonRead More