Shiny Star

There is nothing like being in NYC in the fall. The energy. The diversity. That drive. The feeling of constant hustle and bustle.  Making new connections.  Being strong enough to cut out the bad ones.  Always learning something new…whether it be setting up my new TV or learning how to be a better daughter/sister/aunt/friend.

Dress: Re:Named, Boots: Rag&Bone

Dress: Re:Named, Boots: Rag&Bone

2017 has been a wild ride and there are 28 days left until the New Year.  I have learned so much and had a blast along the way.  I’m using the time to celebrate and plan: 2018 trips (Bali with Akua/solo trip to who knows where but it's happening/Cuba/everything else in between), Star Wars parties, and a new website to highlight my public relations services.  I am grateful that I have mentors that encourage me to put more time into developing my business.  It is a very challenging experience; a bit terrifying, but intuitively it’s time to take that baby step to get it off the ground :)

Kosi Harris Photoshoot_20171125_1074.jpg

I wasted time being hesitant in that and a lot of other things, for way too long, time to do!

This wrap dress has been my 2017 “go to”.  I love how the lines and structure of this staple is designed to hug you in all the right places and show off all the right curves in your body.  It is also easy to style; just mix with a pair of your favorite shoes and you got an effortless outfit.  It wasn’t surprising why I loved this dress from Re:Named at Shopbop. Paired with my beloved Newbury Boot and lovely earrings my sister India made for me, I was good to go!

Kosi Harris Photoshoot_20171125_1066_edit1.jpg

The sheerness of the dress and the star print sold me as well! The star print whether on denim or kitten boots has been the constant trend for all four seasons in 2017.  I think it’s the solution for women who don’t want to wear sequins or millennial pink (Which I love-post coming soon!).  

The coffeeshop is my happy place!  The aroma of espresso beans, the noise of grinders, the movements of baristas & customers; it’s a change of scenery from being in the office or working from home (literally).  Devocion is one of my favs! When you enter, you walk through this long hallway where you see their coffee beans being grounded. Then, the hallway opens up to this large open area with high ceilings and natural light coming through the sunroof.  Since its so open and large, it doesn't get too loud.  You can actually get some work done, like I did!

964637_2DSUuiCZL9YTrN1otZ60OBPl9ypa2RszUG7MgzD-Eu0.jpg
Earrings: gift from my sister India all handmade!

Earrings: gift from my sister India all handmade!

Kosi Harris Photoshoot_20171125_1083_edit1.jpg
9301969_zJbCjtXZNgNzejVXVUX4AjtSjfjAr_netM4_adq43kc.jpg

Cafe philosophy is legit too - they source their beans fresh and direct from Colombia, and only Colombia, and roast them on location.

697943_JD5H_k71yRCjrJf-Zg8cn0hhysdUPrNuq-ZtGiZovng.jpg
180638_I-1cwUUi7AHc8wVgbxdjEtmhLauPmdxasjkqneJFbgs.jpg

I’m looking forward to closing 2017 wearing star prints, millennial pink, becoming a web expert and hanging out in as many coffee shops as possible!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MANISH GOSALIA

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MANISH GOSALIA

How are you guys closing out the year?  Whatever y’all do make sure it’s what YOU WANT! Don’t get too caught up, let loose, value all the craziness that comes in between and believe that everything falls into place. Gotta have FAITH and PUT INTO ACTION what you really want in this life!

xo

Kos

Don't Call It a Comeback

There is a big DIY mindset happening…..  I’ve been noticing them worn in my neighborhood, at coffee shops, on the street, via social media, at fashion shows and comic cons  —   ENAMEL PINS

IMG_6406.jpg
s4jzqz6zkb6rjlonzphz.jpg

Enamel Pins, have become one of the most popular forms of self-expression.   Collecting enamel pins has grown from a hobby into a major cultural trend, and I am here for it!   It’s another way to express who you are online and off!  These pins are tradable, inexpensive to produce (for artists looking for a way to test drive their art) and purchase. Most new pins can be divided up into a few easily identified categories: punk-inspired, artist-produced, activism inspired, emoji galore, Rick and Morty characters, and pizza. There is a REALLY pin for everyone!   

itty-bittys-MARVEL-Super-Heroes-Collectible-Enamel-Pins-Set-of-4-root-1KDD2329_KDD2329_1470_4.jpg_Source_Image.jpg
vwcblbc6ak9rjfqb5ztb.jpg

Check out a few of my favs!

COMIC BOOK ENAMEL PIN $8.88

COMIC BOOK ENAMEL PIN $8.88

What I dig more about enamel pins is that it's bringing such an old fashioned activity as "collecting" fun again.  The only memory I have collecting anything besides comics were trading cards. The pins I discovered in this post were because of an Instagram post I saw, how rad is that?! Folks can discover a pin on an IG post, collect, then trade with their friend's (brining face to face interaction).

Given the NYC weather is heading to the teen digits soon, I am personally using the pins to add a little extra umph to my outerwear! How else will people know that I love fashion and comics if they don't see my IG? Ha ha!

xo

Kos

Architecture and Innovation- Denibi Spring 2018

Denibi's Spring 2018 collection screams clean and crisp! The brand mixes the aesthetics of Spain with African heritage, with minimalistic flair. The Spring-Summer collection featured monochromatic looks with structured fabric pairings that mixed shades and textures for classic tones such as camel, white, and navy.

SS18_Denibi_213.jpg
SS18_Denibi_135.jpg
SS18_Denibi_066.jpg

Despite the collection being handmade in Spain, Fadel Denibi must know a few NYC gals! He had a handful of BLACK on the runway. He also must be a geek, I was LIVING for the handbag collection, that had a hint of geek inspiration using muted colors to highlight the hardware of the handbag.

SS18_Denibi_083.jpg
SS18_Denibi_092.jpg
SS18_Denibi_210.jpg
SS18_Denibi_230.jpg

I attended the show with Victoria who had her trusty camera, it was HOT AF! A time in NYC when everyone has the same question "What to wear?" esp when global warming is a foot. So I did a more casual dress look:

FullSizeRender.jpg
Top: Jordandene, Skirt: Zara, Boots: Photocredit: Victoria Gousse

Top: Jordandene, Skirt: Zara, Boots:

Photocredit: Victoria Gousse

My formula to combat the random 90 degree days is to pair a dressy bottom with a casual top, it's comfortable and realistic with my lifestyle at the moment.  Not the fur coats I saw at a few shows this past NYFW when it was a heatwave.... Practical, Comfortable, Chic, and Realistic is the name of the game!  Denibi's collection was just that as well!

SS18_Denibi_247.jpg

xo

Kos