Men Well Dressed

Jonathan Zeigler Man Well Dressed

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One reason I love living on the east coast and in NYC particularly is that there are stylish, attractive and confident men everywhere. Never am I itching for eye-candy in this city, but what I really love is that there’s often such great substance that comes along with those good looks too.

My stylish friend Mr. Michael Thomas — who you probably remember from the joint Guys & Dolls of Style event we hosted together late last year — this week launched a new series called Man. A Life Well Dressed. In the series,… 

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My New Warby Parker Glasses

As I get older, there are few things I’m realizing about life. Stuff like wearing excruciating shoes just aren’t worth it, and that there’s just no excuse for walking around not being able to see things clearly in the name of beauty and fashion.

I’ve worn glasses pretty much my entire life, but even my closest friends can probably count on one hand the number of times they’ve actually seen them on my face in my post-elementary school years. As I got older I always thought they made me look a little nerdy or that they covered up my great facial features.

Zoe Zeigler Childhood Glasses

My 9-year old self. Despite being called four-eyes, I was happy seeing and styling with my matching glasses.

I’ve gotten to a point though that not being able to read street signs or recognize people out and about unless they’re right in front of me is no longer a sacrifice I’m willing to make, nor do I have to for the sake of style these days.

Enter Warby Parker. I’m sure you’ve all heard about this great brand that delivers affordable prescription glasses for only $95 for frames and lenses combined, in nearly 100 stylish & fashionable frames. The other week I went to their NYC store to pick up a new pair to rotate in.

Warby Parker Clear Nash Glasses

I’m loving my new clear Warby Parker glasses called… 

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Recap: ColorComm Spring Spree

Demetria Lucas Don't Waste Your Pretty NYC

Seven years ago, I remember thumbing through my latest copy of Essence magazine admiring the work of then Relationships Editor, Demetria Lucas. She took the magazine’s coverage of men, love, romance and sex to a whole new level and I couldn’t wait to read her monthly features as I navigated the dating world myself.

Back then I never would’ve guessed that I would one day have the opportunity to envision, design and execute a special event featuring Demetria where she could share more of her advice, insight and wisdom with a room full of dope women. Add to that her successor at Essence, Charreah K. Jackson, joining us for the ride as well…my mind would have been blown.

Zoe Zeigler Demetria Lucas ColorComm

But, this past Tuesday night, that’s exactly what happened at ColorComm’s “Don’t Waste Your Pretty” Spring Spree…and it was amaaaaazing!!!

ColorComm NYC Demetria Lucas Charreah Jackson

Read on for the recap and pictures from the evening…. 

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100 And Counting

Happy 100th Curlz And The City!  100 blog posts that is. As a newbie blogger who launched this passion project of mine less than 10 months ago, it’s a small milestone on the road to many more I hope.  And just in case you haven’t been around for the whole ride, or even if you have, here are 10 of my favorite entries from the journey.

(click the images to see the full posts)

I’m Having Dreams of Fashion

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Natural Haircut: My Deva Cut From Devachan SalonDevaChan-Deva-Cut-Tapered-Fro-In-Progress

Blogalicious 2014: Me, Claire, Toyota & Tribal Groove

Blogalicious-Zoe-Zeigler-Claire-Sulmers

Pleather Meet Corporate America

Zoe Zeigler NYC Natural Hair Style Blogger… 

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You’re Invited: “Don’t Waste Your Pretty” Spring Spree

So, in addition to blogging, I run a professional organization for women of color here in NYC called ColorComm, where I have the pretty awesome job of designing fun events for women to meet & network.  And, a week from today, we’ll be hosting our 2nd annual spring beauty event, this time featuring author, editor and media personality Demetria Lucas D’Oyley and ESSENCE Lifestyle & Relationships Editor Charreah Jackson. And you’re invited!

We’ll shop for Inglot beauty products at a discount just for us, dish about men and relationships, sip a little, laugh…it’ll be a great time.  Details are in the flyer below and space is limited, so if you’d like to join make sure to register here. See you there!

ColorComm Don't Waste Your Pretty Demitria Lucas