When the pastel earth tones mixed with black and gold is just giving you all of the he ain’t here, where’d he go,I don’t know, I think he has risen kind of realness on this beautiful easter, Passover, Sunday funday! Always love working with our homies over @fireandcreme Peggy we love you, thank you for the endless inspiration #happyeaster#naturalopulence#pastelearthtones
When I tell you the goodness of Jesus and all that he has done for me... my heart cries out hallelujah ohhhhhh fjdjdbsnakakxj (text praise)!!! First giving honor to God who is the head of my life.... Oh Gawd here we go thanking God for your ratchet ass accomplishments, ok gurl bye... Wait, wait, wait, first of all I am a whole ass person that has lots of sides to myself and I can not just fit in some simple ass basic box that you have decided I belong in, so yes I am going to thank the lord then bust it wide open with my #thotiana ass thank you so very much... Anyway before I was rudely interrupted I want to thank my peeps @weareagenc for connecting us with @essence it was a journey but we made some magic for their annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. I hope we get to do this all the time because we created some real #blackmagic#takemebacktuesday
Spring has Sprung pas de deux hoe.
Girl Meli’sa Rosenberg and I have been sitting outside waiting for the sun to come out. After the weeks upon weeks, upon weeks of rain in Los Angeles, literally getting us out of a drought kind of realness, but putting my ass in the sunken place of my oppressive July 2nd cancer feelings thinking about the fact that Tony, Toni, Toné 90’s hit song “It Never Rain’s In Southern California is one of the biggest gags of the century thanks to global warming and you still ain’t going to answer your door... well let me tell you something (in my Jennifer Hudson breathy, volume 100, dramatic ass voice) I’m stayin, I’m stayin, and you, and you, and you, you’re gonna water me, cause I know you love this full blown rose bussy! Just let me in already, shit my ass is #Thirsty out here and I need some water, no but like for real these bussy petals are going to be a flop and not a bop real quick if I don’t get in some AC real ASAP. I mean don’t call my office talking about Meli’sa’s bussy was not poppin, I can’t believe such a prestigious institution sent this trash over here, meanwhile you left her ass outside on your modernist stoop all damn day getting dry, dusty and musty. Now that ain’t right... I done rang this bell now 78 times I know you got that @ring system where you can let me in remotely, so stop actin brand new and let ah bitch in... #newphonewhodis#bussyboppin#bitchbye
The struggle is, but so are them damn results!! A good friend who just had a baby said it was like squeezing a watermelon through your nose, of course I’ll never know what that feels like, but I can tell you getting this coffee shop open felt very impossible at times, but we have done it! It is our goal to have a beautiful, creative, welcoming, delicious space where everybody can just be. Creating community, representation of diversity, and quality are all very important to me when thinking about the coffee shop. I love creating experiences for people through flowers and this project was a way to do that in a more relatable and sustainable way, which is insane that there was even a way to start to figure this out... the battle continues but I have an amazing business partner @letmypplgo who keeps me grounded and an amazing staff that is ready to quench your thirst! Please come and support the labor of love that we have worked so hard to create for all of you!
With love I present to you @bloomandplumecoffee#thirstcomethirstserved#supportblackbusiness#supportlocal#supporteachother
The Dark n Lovely Denita Delphin Daniels is letting you know that this dark berry is full of sweet juice. Shining bright like a black diamond that not many take time to really see and understand. A complicated being that works hard to make all this dark rich goodness look so damn effortless, but the pain of her past, and the heaviness of the world around her makes it hard to be seen in the monochromatic shadows of the bright lights that overpower and oversimplify who she is. Can I live? Can I live my best life please? We’re all doing the best that we can to make it work and we need to work together not against each other. Support is giving people the room to learn, grow, and evolve together. We may not always see eye to eye but giving people the benefit of the doubt and checking our egos is super important. We are killing each other physically, socially, emotionally, and even financially, because we don’t work at our relationships. We have to dig beyond the surface. I mean Denita is sitting on a goldmine, but if we move to quickly we will miss our blessing... We must do better! @nipseyhussle didn’t need to die over some bullshit and @jussiesmollett deserves some grace too #Ithink#letsdobetter#letmelive#supportblackbusiness (that goes for everybody) #darknlovely#Denita#naturalopulence#youowneverything
Well looks like spring has finally sprung praise the Lord and we are feeling inspirational, experimental, international minus the travel, and ready for some Got Damn sunshine. Techniquesha Tubman is out here Blessing you hoes and pathing the way for the children, so she does not have time to be posting on the gram every other second detailing out all of her #thotiana#moneymoves cause frankly she don’t want all y’all up in her mouth even tho she always stickin her orchid tongue out in every photo while bustin it wide open with them plumosa fern legs blowin in the air. As you may know my girls are not in the business of making sense, we are in the business of living our best life and we ain’t goin back and forth with none of you bitches... now take this spring inspirational blessing and enjoy it #shit... why did you just get so mad, I’m always a little mad, I mean do you know what it’s like to be a non privileged POC trying to make a living in 2019... gurl that statement alone should make you a little mad... Slash just got a lot going on and the anxiety of being great, being funny, witty and this being my first post of the year in the middle of March is hella stressful. Wait is this still Techniquesha talkin or is this Maurice... I mean if you don’t know by now we basically the same person and real talk Flowers can’t type they own captions on Instagram... #keepingitreal#realtalk#realaf#anxietyisreal#springishere#donttouchmyhair#undergroundrailroad
Merry Christmas from our house to yurs. Rounding out the year with a few images from the 2018 Shades of blackness vol.2 calendar. This was such a passion project for me. Creating images of beautiful people inside and out surrounded by nature’s beautiful miracles called flowers. My amazing sister @jazziepleaze is the covergirl for December. I won’t bore you with how incredible my sister is but I will tell you this she has a way with words that will move you and give you clarity all while making it plain #makeitplainpreacher@christenkeithmooney was the first portrait that I took for this project which really set the tone for the project and got me super juiced! The energy that was shared between us was very special. @anyanwu is such a special person and with little Zora how could you not be in love. @ishxgibbs bringing the much needed swag to the calendar @slaynick serving up the fiercest set of eyes! Looking forward to what 2019 has in store! It is going to be a major adventure! #naturalopulence#shadesofblackness#blacklivesmatter#happyholidays
It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you without a dope arrangement to look to, look to, look to... Well whoop here it is! If you must know ah bitch is just booked, busy, and blessed and truth be told these post take too damn long to write. I mean my toilet time is suppose to be for me and I am risking it all with the amount of time that I spend sitting on the toilet writing these posts. For heavens sake there is a real threat of hemorrhoids knocking at my backdoor, but as they say do it for the gram right.... shit gurl please my body may be falling apart one rickety joint after another, but if there is one place I am trying to keep it right and tight it would be my Phat 🍑... well enough about me let’s talk about Bertha’s big beautiful ass serving up a major Platinum blow out with a dose of all I want for Christmas is approx 63 New Zealand winter white big as a softball bowl of cream peonies, 75 white blown open Tibet roses, some exotic anthuriums from another part of the world arranged by @bloomandplume of course, in a simple ashy grey almost black but not really concrete bowl (cause ah bitch is chic AF and I want to make sure it takes at least 2 people to move it around #facts#luxury or as we call it at the office #naturalopulence ) and call it a day cause I know you love me and your riding and you’ll never ever leave from beside me, and clearly this is the only way to prove it kind of realness. Bertha got caught up in a photo shoot before reaching her final destination and was very thrown off by the photographers direction. Bertha said out loud “Is this Tan hand trying to control my black/grey body or is this Tan hand actually trying to help ah sistah out”, cause you know it’s real hard to tell these days and we can’t just have anybody touching up on this voluptuous platinum masterpiece... cause none of us want to call Al Sharpton or Michelle Obama to chin check dat ass, but she Will if she have to... #blacklivesmatter#tryagain#dustitoff#aaliyah#wemissyou#bookedandbusy#alliwantforchristmas#nohemroids#bodypositive#meandMariah#30rock#bemyrock#solidasarock#rockpaperscissors#noroids#justloads of #peonies#whitepeonies#whyitgottobewhite