Salwa – Fashion Shoot #5

We took these a few months ago and here are her selected ones from her blog post.
Salwa’s Blog

“It seems like just yesterday it was taboo to wear black mixed with any shade of brown. It fell into the same category of fashion don’ts as white after labor day. I don’t follow these rules and am actually a big fan of neutral mixing, especially in cooler months (you may have noticed in my last fashion post “Fringe & Animal Print” ). There is something very chic about mixing blacks and browns together. Anything from a deep brown to any shade of tan goes well with blacks and greys. If done properly, it can be very chic and harmonious, while having a timeless element.

*All images in this post were taken by Houston, TX based photographer Michael McKenney of  Custom Minds Photography.

The Look ||

For my “Black & Tan A La Mode” look, I paired a black sweater top from Banana Republic and a tan leather flared skirt I made myself, with this Animal Print Scarf & Tan Azra Backpack from SO Fierce Boutique. For shoes, I went with a black suede pair of stilettos from Aldo with a touch of gold in the heel, to give the look a classic finish.


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The Accessories ||

Salwa Owens Fashion Photographer in Houston Texas

Animal Print Scarf from SO FIERCE BOUTIQUE

Tan Azra Vegan Leather Backpack from SO FIERCE BOUTIQUE

Make Up ||

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When wearing animal print anything, I try to keep things clean, with a bit of a glow. The key make up points for this look were the Bare Minerals “The Designer Label” eye palette and MAC cosmetics lipsticks. I say lipstickS because I mixed a few shades to get the perfect deep red with a touch of burgundy that I wanted. I will have to do a whole separate post and tutorial on creating your perfect lipstick shade next time!

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So there you have it; a classic yet fashionabe black and tan look! Be sure to check out the SO FIERCE BOUTIQUE to see these and more accessories and create your own fierce look. Submit your picutres to if you would like to share with our followers! Please stay connected via e-mail list and social media pages (found on top left).

Stay Fierce,

Salwa Owens