iamthenublack: Lesley Williams of Creative Cookie

introduce yourself

I’m a bit of a creative junkie. From playing with clay, to photography, to working production at New York Fashion Week—I enjoy tangling myself with artistic adventures. I’m also a blogger. I started my blog, The Creative Cookie, in 2008 as a way to hold myself accountable for being consistently creative. I mostly feature fashion related posts but I love covering causes too.  My dream is that the blog will expand to include content that merges creativity, fashion, and philanthropic causes, but for now it’s growing organically. I’m committed to using original photography, so I personally attend all the events that I write about. I’m always on the go.

fav lyric from a song

My dress ain’t cost nothin’ but seven dollars, but I made it fly, and I’ll tell ya why

-Cleva, Erykah Badu

who and what inspires you?

I’m inspired by positive people, magical places, fabulous storytellers, childhood memories, and the symphony of birds perched outside my window.

icons past & present

I’m not sure if I have any icons per se but I admire avant-garde filmmaker Maya Daren, poet Audre Lorde, designer Bonnie Cashin, and Janet Jackson’s style sensibilities, especially from the 80s and 90s. 

the nublack philosophy/mantra according to Creative Cookie

Dig deep, embrace you, spend time alone, be kind, breath.

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