#WCW Met Gala Favorites

Happy Wednesday Friends!  Serena looked divine, she is glowing!  Happy Early Mother’s Day to her.  Yes LaLa, let him know he f&$?! up, child.  Rihanna brought it with the out of this world Ruffle artsy look, that’s what I call it.  Not partial to the shoe choice, it still works.   

Keep rising ladies!


Be Beautiful, Be You…

Cheers,

Danalee Francesca

#WCW Serena Claps Back

Thoughts on the comments made by Ilie Nastase?  I loved Serena’s response.  She clapped back with a statement & a verse from Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise.  Great response.  It still surprises me that in this day & age people still makes senseless racist & sexist comments.  Get over yourself Ilie, at the end of the day we all are human & deserve respect.

Congrats sis to you & your beau!  Keep shining!


Still I Rise

Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may trod me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?

‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells

Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,

With the certainty of tides,

Just like hopes springing high,

Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?

Bowed head and lowered eyes?

Shoulders falling down like teardrops,

Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard

‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines

Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,

You may kill me with your hatefulness,

But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?

Does it come as a surprise

That I dance like I’ve got diamonds

At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame

I rise

Up from a past that’s rooted in pain

I rise

I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,

Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear

I rise

Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear

I rise

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,

I am the dream and the hope of the slave.

I rise

I rise

I rise.

Keep rising ladies!

#Wednesdays How are you getting over the hump this #Spring? 

Knowing that Spring is here & it’s a new beginning is getting me over the hump.  Focusing on what’s important in life & my passions some how makes everything better.  How about you?  What fuels your desires?


Springing into action in my Wrap Dress design!  Green is my favorite color.  Shop the look http://www.DanaleeFrancescaBoutique.com

Cheers to living your dreams!

Danalee Francesca

#FashionFridays Designer Inspiration ~ Tracy Reese

It was great meeting Tracy Reese.  I was talking while I should have been smiling for the picture.   I was able to ask her a few questions about how an attorney, like myself, can be of assistance to designers in the industry.  However, I was most grateful for her discussion about the business of fashion and how designers have to do the foot work to improve their brand.   As I embark on my own design career, it was inspirational to hear how she started and to see all she has accomplished.  She continues to evolve and so does her brand.  Don’t be afraid to evolve as you fulfill your dreams.   Cheers to life & living your dreams.  

Check me out wearing my Sheath Dress, shop the look http://www.DanaleeFrancescaBoutique.com!