Rest in Peace Titi Branch – Co-founder of Miss Jessie’s Natural Hair Care

When you hear the name Miss Jessie's or the Soho Salon, you should immediately think of Titi and Miko Branch. I found out about Titi's passing early this morning and I was shocked. I send my prayers and love to her sister Miko, her family and everyone who loved her. No one will ever know… Continue reading Rest in Peace Titi Branch – Co-founder of Miss Jessie’s Natural Hair Care

LATINO FASHION WEEK: “BEYOND EXCEPTIONAL” HAS ARRIVED 8th Annual Latino Fashion Week Tour

  Latino Fashion Week® (LFWTM) is now in its Eight Year will take place from Wednesday, October 1st – October 4th, 2014, at Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602. Teen World: Expo 15 & Sweet 16, Sunday, October 5th, will take place at the Midwest Conference Center, 401 W… Continue reading LATINO FASHION WEEK: “BEYOND EXCEPTIONAL” HAS ARRIVED 8th Annual Latino Fashion Week Tour

Cocoa Boricua? Fashion & Beauty for people like me!

What does Cocoa Boricua have to do with fashion and beauty? I get side eyed all the time when I tell people the name of my blog. Some think I'm doing the most or picking one ethnicity over the other, and that's not the case at all. I decided to name my blog The Cocoa… Continue reading Cocoa Boricua? Fashion & Beauty for people like me!

Flawless! The best mistake I’ve ever made

Over three years ago I chopped off my relaxed hair and went natural. My big chop wasn’t planned. My bff took down my crochets (interlocks, whatever you want to call them) after I had got off work one night. My only assignment was to comb my hair before I washed and conditioned. Well, I didn’t… Continue reading Flawless! The best mistake I’ve ever made

September Cover 2014

Hello September! I have a good feeling this month is going to be amazing. It's already off to a great start! This morning I saw the September cover for Plus Model Magazine and it blew me away! Anita Marshall looks fabulous! Susan Moses did an incredible job styling for the shoot. I'm looking forward to… Continue reading September Cover 2014

Happily Natural! Two Years Post Big Chop

August 25th, is my natural hair anniversary. I can't believe its been two years! Time does fly. I plan on getting my hair straighten and my ends trimmed when the weather chills down. It's been very hot here in Chicago. I had a beautiful defined braid out this morning, but due to humidity my hair… Continue reading Happily Natural! Two Years Post Big Chop