Monday, July 23, 2012

Dark-skinned Girls Rock!: Tiffany

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all are doing lovely and feeling great! Today for the Dark-skinned Girls Rock! series we're featuring the super gorgeous Tiffany from Lace N Leopard! Find out more about her below!

Everybody meet Tiffany! She's a 30 year old Photographer and Financial Specialist from Compton, CA!

Describe yourself in three words: God-loving, encourager, and fun.

Tell us about your personal style: 
I wear what works for me, and try to keep it chill, sexy and classy at all times.

Who are your style icons: Jennifer Lopez, Cassie, and Zoe Saldana.

Have you ever struggled with self-identity issues because of your complexion? If so what are some things you did to accept yourself for who you are and love yourself?
Fortunately, I had a very supportive family growing up, so I rarely had issues about my complexion. My dad would always pump me up and call me his Dark N’ Lovely. And though my mother is light with hazel eyes, and I was totally opposite from that, she would always tell me how beautiful “I” was. I grew up feeling my dark skin was beautiful. It wasn’t until I got old enough to go to clubs and frequent the LA and Hollywood night life that my complexion seemed to be an issue. A lot of clubs in LA have “doorman discretion” where they pick and choose who they let in clubs. I would notice that a lot of them would rarely let dark skin women in, unless they knew someone. It was like a modern day “brown paper bag” situation, and I remember thinking this really happens? Some things I did to accept the realization that this DOES happen and myself, was to first realize that other peoples opinion of me does not make me who I am, nor will I allow the superficial to break me down. I don’t need people with issues, to give me thanks. You could take it or leave it, and if you leave it that’s perfectly fine with me. I know it’s not that easy for all, but I really owe this confidence to my family who always showed me that I was the head and not the tail, and never let someone else tell me otherwise. So I can’t stress enough, how important it is for us to uplift our children that may struggle with this.

Do you have any advice for other dark-skinned women that are struggling with accepting themselves because of the color of their skin? 
My advice is to remember that we only have one life, one body, and there’s only one you. Don’t spend any more time focused on the things that will never change, because God intended you to be just how you are. Love yourself and others will follow.

What do you like most about being dark-skinned?
What I like most about having dark skin is that black don’t crack! 30 is the new 20 baby! LOL. Much love yall!

Ahh thank you so much Tiffany for participating in the series and sharing your story with us! 
I never knew that the discrimination was so heavy in! I admire your confidence and I love how your family instilled in you that you are "the head and not the tail." Amen to that! I always say that God created all of us in his image and to him we are all perfect--opinions of others shouldn't matter.  On another note, don't forget to check out Tiffany's blog Lace N Leopard and you can catch her tweeting, @lacenleopard!

My dark-skinned ladies, if you are interested in participating in the DGR! series shoot me an email, I need you lovely ladies to submit interviews to keep this series going. So don't be shy! You DO NOT have to be a blogger, fashionista, vlogger, etc. This series is open to all! To find out more about the series, click here!



  1. I love her style! Everytime I see that first picture of here with the orange animal print and cobalt blue skinnies, I swoon! Great feature! I need to get in on one of these ;)

  2. First of all, both of you ladies are GORGEOUS!!! Secondly, like what Tiffany had to say about her parents affirming her beauty. I am dark skinned and grew up the same way. I was never made to feel by my parents that my complexion was anything but pretty and both my mother and grandmother were dark skinned beauties admired by many. Third, again as Tiffany said, no matter who you are or what your skin tone is , know that God made you just the way you are and you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Love this series! Keep up the good work.

  3. I follow Tiffany Blog and love her style! She is absolutely beautiful and to have a supportive background shows! Thanks for sharing...


  4. Shes fabulous!! I'll have to start following her asap!

    Editor & Chic

  5. Beautiful Lady, Love her style. I am going to check out her blog asap.

  6. Love the first outfit and the outfit with the folral dress, sexy !!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Wow! Miss Tiffany is very beautiful and love her style! Love how her clothes truely compliment her figure as well. Job well done :)

  8. She betta WERK!! Thank you for introducing me to her. I'll be checking out her blog.

  9. I reallyreallyy love this blue skirt combined with neon-green nailpolish!! so great!! =)

  10. Very beautiful! I love all of her looks and she has great style!! My favorite has to be the green pencil skirt with the black power top! ITA when she says "Don’t spend any more time focused on the things that will never change, because God intended you to be just how you are." Life is too short...

  11. Thank you again Cherrie for this feature and thank you all for your kind comments and visting my blog. It's much appreciated :)

    Much love,

  12. I absolutely love her style!

  13. Your representing for the curvy nation/...POW!! LOVE IT!

  14. Loving her style I will be following her...

  15. New follower on this blog and will be following her too. It's always inspiring to see curvy women owning their bodies you know, rocking stunning figure hugging, and flattering clothes...keep it up...mhwaa


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