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One thing we’re often asked is what or who a Sadiddy woman is. For us it’s always been the same The Sadiddy woman has response: the ability to stand out from the crowd.

You see, any woman can wake up each morning get dressed and conform to the world around her, but it takes a Sadiddy woman to wake up each day with the intention to make her life brighter, bolder and more bad-ass! From remixing trends and making them her own to how she lives her life, it's not hard to spot a stand out woman. In this issue, we plan to hit you with bold messages and bold colors while also giving you some of our favorite tips and trends.



Beauty Feature

Editor-In-Chief Art Director

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rock it right

Sadiddy Society



Behind Closed Doors


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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Adrienne Gadling ART DIRECTOR Tiffany Hill MANAGING EDITOR Shahidah Abdul-Lateef


BEAUTY EDITOR / Lead Make-up Artist Jazmine Jade Harrod

culture Editor Leigh Carter


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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Tina Dennis of The Artistry Firm Saadia Me'Chel



..but who is this guy?? Tina Dennis Photographer

We had a fun time collaborating with The Artistry Firm to produce our graphic tee campaign photos. We even slipped in a pic of Tina although she tried getting out of it! Check out the shoot on pages 10-17!

Saadia me'chel Photographer As usual, we knocked out another beautiful shoot with Saadia Me'Chel. She's so easy and mellow to work with and has been a part of our projects from the very beginning! Check out her work on pages 26-31.

are you sadiddy?



It's always hilarious to go through photos and catch a glimpse of a random person that you don't know. Um, excuse me - wtf!!?? On the other hand, it's also great to go through photos and pick out some dope styles that you were able to capture. Here are a few from the Megagrowth "The Mane Event" in Atlanta.


bold Classy

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statement How do you up your style factor? Try rocking an ornate piece of jewelry like this tassel necklace. It allows you to be calm in all other areas of your outfit with a whole lot of spice up on top.

7 must-have items worth rocking this season.

Isabel Marant Tasselled Leather Necklace, $275


By Shahidah Abdul-Lateef


Lovely Leather Light, soft and colorful leather shouldn’t wait until Fall. Now is the time to incorporate these pieces into your wardrobe. Bold enough for date night and chill enough for brunch with the girls. Opt for these pieces if you truly want stellar style.

Chiodo Jacket, $577.05

> SHOP W118 By Walter Baker, $69.99

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Garden party Why waste your time with dull, run of the mill solids when you can keep your pedi pretty in a kaleidoscopic, floral print. No need for allergy meds on this trend, you will be just fine and your senses will appreciate you for it.

Dahlia Platform Sandal (in Tucker floral fabric), $425



Fancy Frames Keep it 100 with these in-your-face frames that will keep heads turning for miles. Everyone will want to know who the bad-ass beauty is behind those shades, and of course being the woman that you are, you gotta keep them guessing.

Black Rose Bellissimo Sunglasses, $19.99


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In the clear Go ahead. Put it all out there. Rocking clear accessories isn’t for the shy and timid, so do-gooders beware! Put all that bashfulness to the side to enjoy the perks of voyeurism... show me your’s and I'll show you mine.

Colored Methacrylate Box Bag, $35.90



Festival Fever From Coachella to Lollapalooza, it's all about bringing your inner hippie. Let your clothes do the talking and you will definitely feel the psychedelic vibes (with the help of other earthly elements). Woodstock has nothing on this new wave of partygoers. Throw your peace sign up because frowns aren’t allowed when you set foot on these grounds.

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Leopard Face Bandeau, $20


JuJu Fergie Black Slingback Flat Sandals, $21.61


H&M Denim Shorts, $29.95



Beetlejuice Jeans Don’t fret just yet. These daring stripes won't scare you unless you're unwilling to take the plunge into prints. Wear it with a neon top or a black blazer with a red lip. No matter how you wear these stripes, don’t hold back. Balmain Striped Low-Rise Skinny Jeans, $2,040


We've got to have these! Yes, a splurge in cost, but absolutely a stand out piece that's worth it!

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Sometimes you can stand out without saying a word

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For me it's always been easier to stand out than To fit in

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A little Charm and a smile can take you a long way

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I choose to do what fits me and always kick it up a notch > SHOP get your sadiddy Statement tee NOW!



The thrill of thrifting w

Krystin Hargrove blogger & vintage junkie

"You have to be comfortable with who you are and what you like. If you’re wearing confidence, clothes are irrelevant. I'm a firm believer that style is the way you carry yourself, not what you have on."


ave you ever met a chick that makes thrifting look bold and brand new? That’s how we felt when we first came across Krystin Hargrove’s blog, Be Loud Be You. The D.C. blogger may rock Zara every now and then, but it’s her stylish incorporation of those thrift store finds that will have you taking notes. A budding designer, stylist and co-owner of 8 Vintage, Krystin is beyond wearing the latest trends - she’s setting them! Check out what she had to say on having stand out style.

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We want to know... How does your style stand out (from other bloggers/fashionistas/etc.) I believe my style stands out because I don't follow trends. Typically, bloggers follow similar trends so you'll see pieces styled the same way. However, on my blog I'm actually quite random. My mood determines what I wear each day.

Where do you shop the most? Thrift stores!!! I'm a vintage addict. I love the thrill of searching thrift stores. I would say 80% of my wardrobe is from thrifting, plus I hate having the same clothes as other people.

The best style advice you ever received? Be Yourself! You have to be comfortable with who you are and what you like. If you’re wearing confidence, clothes are irrelevant. I'm a firm believer that style is the way you carry yourself, not what you have on.   

What or who influences your style? I'm influenced by classic elegance. I think that's the basis of my style. However, I'm not afraid to mix it up and be a little daring. The mystery of being fully clothed, feeling confidant, and feeling sexy all in one, that's what I'm most influenced by.

What designers do you really admire right now and why? I must admit, I don't really follow a lot of designers, but usually it's the under-the-radar designers that catch my attention. I love emerging brands because I find that their work is more interesting and creative. 

What are three beauty products you can't live without? A basic chap-stick, moisturizer, and brow filler. 

Your house catches on fire and you are only allowed to bring three items from your closet. What would they be? A vintage fur, my favorite shoes at the moment and a set of rings with my son's initials. | 21

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WHO: Rebecca Minkoff WHERE: what:


Designer Showcase

It was the Windy City where downtown romantic and designer, Rebecca Minkoff made the last stop on her cross-country road trip. At Nordstrom on Michigan Ave., she showcased her latest collection, and mingled with her adoring fans by snapping pics and signing handbags. We love how she has a cult following that's similar to a 80s rock band, but of course her style is better and there's no big hair.

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If you keep your head in the books you'll never experience the real world darling...

COLOR ME bad Photography | Saadia Me'Chel Makeup | Jazmine Jade Hair | Danie Wilks Model | Jentle Randle






"These are all great products to help maintain moisture in the hair while also keeping natural, unrelaxed hair straight."

Pro Styling Tips from Danie Wilks

Master Hair Stylist & TV Personality

Before the shoot, our model was an orange head! Danie was on the scene with products and recommendations that transformed our model from tangerine to deliciously berry. A special thanks to Preeminence Salon in Marietta, GA.

Davines Conditioner, $10.00

Davines Shampoo, $24

MoroccanOil Glimmer Shine Spray, $24

Shea Moisture Hair coloring system, $14.99

Straight from Jade

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Beauty editor Jazmine Jade is crushing on…

eanser Dark Angels Facial Cl by LUSH EDITOR'S PICK


$28.95 After abandoning the hair straightening chemicals years ago, I began my phase with all things natural. I started researching an array of ingredients, becoming a bona fide product junkie! Enter: Dark Angels, by LUSH. My face is prone to acne breakouts, so I work hard to keep my skin clear. This powerful concoction of black sugar and charcoal is now a part of my weaponry. The rhassoul mud helps detoxify while organic avocado oil nourishes the skin. I feel brighter after I use it and my skin is so soft. There are no harsh ingredients to worry about and a little goes a long way! Even the name is very fitting!

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“It's like my facial fairy godmother making sure I stay dark and lovely.”

"When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better." - Mae West

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BB Creams

It seems that every beauty brand is pushing their BB Creams (or CC Cream, even DD Creams) on us! Don’t be blind-sided by all the fuss, here is the skinny on this beauty must have.

By Jazmine Jade

BB Cream is a primer, skin protectant, oil controller, and a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin.

BB Cream also known as Beauty Balm Cream, was originally produced in Germany as a postsurgery product for skin.

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream, $37

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Boscia BB Cream, $38

Great for dry skin, it can be used alone or under your foundation for extra coverage and moisture. It goes on smooth, beneficiary for all skin tones and skin types. And now there are so many brands and shades to choose from in all price ranges, what’s your excuse not to try?

The cream is becoming an alternative to heavier foundations and considered a Godsend for its “all in one” greatness.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream, $39

“I may be bias because it’s the first BB cream I found in my shade, but this is my personal favorite! I wear it daily.”

Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream, $12

Too Faced Beauty Balm, $34

Hydroxatone Anti- Aging BB Cream, $69.95

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, $8.99

Dr Brandt Flexitone BB Cream, $39

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, $29.99

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We found this beautiful mural in a back alley behind a restaurant. It was on a one-way street, so you can imagine how we got fussed at as we held up traffic trying to take this shot.

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The Pursuit



By Leigh Carter

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The good life. I want it, bad. While the definition of this utopia changes with each person, the desire to have that content feeling of satisfaction is universal. With aging comes the wisdom that the good life is all smoke and mirrors. I am not saying that one cannot be happy, but I have recognized that our happiness doesn’t quite look like what we expected. We have banked on the idea that one aspect of our lives fulfills everything else. Throughout my twenties I believed the fairy tales that everyone has bought into: accomplished career guarantees, financial success or that marriage and children equal serenity. These moments that were meant to stand out in our lives and bring us clarity only seem to make us more awkward and interrogative. It seems that we just can’t get over the notion that all that glitters really isn’t gold.

Could the key to the good life seem to be just a matter of perception? We have become accustomed to what we think will make us happy. We never stop to question if we ever got it wrong. There is a reason why no one has ever found Shangri-La because what we define as that perfect slice of heaven changes consistently throughout our lives. What if your eighteen-year-old self got everything she wanted, would your thirty-year-old life be fantastic or horrific?

We are hardest on ourselves because we know that we are the only ones who can truly make ourselves happy, but do we really know our own definition of happiness? We need to get past the fact that what makes us happy doesn’t always correlate to what we had predicted. Contentment may be being your own boss, but that might mean living in a studio apartment with two other roommates. You can’t say you didn’t get what you wanted. Maybe that’s the secret, in order to enjoy life we need to have a better assessment on what our dreams really look like...

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Baby Oil And Candle Light Obsessed With The Shine By tiffany HIll

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was on the phone with my best friend and I told her to call me back in an hour or so. Meanwhile, I decided to light some candles and jump in the tub for a while - one of my favorite things to do by the way. An hour later my phone is buzzing and I realize that I am still in the tub! She laughed at me and asked what the hell I was doing for an entire hour!? She said she wasn't the type to take long baths or showers. She didn't understand how I wasn't bored to death spending so much time just soaking.

"She laughed at me and asked what the hell I was doing for an entire hour!?" I told her I was enjoying myself. Now, what I'm doing for an entire hour I can't say...but every woman has to have a little "ME" time right? There's so much that we have to do everyday that can stress us completely out. I happen to enjoy soaking in a hot bath. Just soaking is not enough though, there's a guilty pleasure that I can't do without baby oil! It's about creating an atmosphere. I love to light a candle and turn off the lights. Quite frankly, I love to start feeling on myself under these circumstances, silky and smooth... I'm not ashamed to say that I love the way my skin feels as I am rubbing baby oil all over myself. And not to mention, the beautiful glow I have when I step out of the tub. If you haven't, you should try swapping the suds for an oil. And yes, I encourage you to get carried away.

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Cheers! to



Citrus City Rita you will need: 4 navel oranges, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 2 lemons, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 2 limes, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1/2 cup superfine sugar 1/4 cup Cointreau 1/4 cup Triple Sec 1 1/2 cups good quality tequila WHAT TO DO: 1. Put the oranges, lemons, and limes through a juicer. Pour the juice into a large pitcher. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Then stir in the Cointreau, Triple Sec, and tequila. 2. (Optional) Pour salt onto a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the top of each glass and dip the glass in the salt. 3. Fill each glass halfway with ice and pour in the juice mixture. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

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Bad Never Looked This Good.

Sadiddy Magazine Vol. 4  

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