All The Pretty People At Afropunk NYC 2016

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Another year, another case of the FOMO. We played ourselves in not going to Afropunk this year, but we’re gonna keep telling ourselves there’s always next year. The 2-day festival held in Brooklyn’s Commodore Park brought in so many beautiful people from around the world and it was every photographer’s and fashionista’s dream. There was so much style and SO MUCH MELANIN in one place; many were even hashtagging the event #blackaugust. Through our professional creeping skills we went and found some of our favorite Afropunk looks. After a while it got overwhelming because we wanted to use all of them. Check out some of the gems below:

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Around The Way Girl: Michelle Janayea

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I just feel like a pixie goddess floating through life sometimes. No one believed Michelle when she told her friends and family back home in Providence, Rhode Island that she was going to pack her bags and move to a city she knew nothing of. She didn’t have any friends, she didn’t have any family, but she had the intuition that Chicago was going to be where dream as a fashion designer would begin. Five years later and a double bachelors degree in fashion design and fashion business from Colombia College, Michelle Janayea has made Chicago her home as well as her mark as the “Queer Black Pixie Goddess Fashion Activist.” Continue reading

Around The Way Girl: Joanna Hernandez

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Follow your heart and take chances. I literally left to NYC with $1,000.00 in my pocket. I shoved everything I could in my car and drove here. Stayed in an Air B&B for two weeks. I had no plan, but a dream to start my career.Joanna or as most of my friends call me Jo or Jojo is the prime example of good things come to those who wait. The 26 year old Mexicana was born and raised in Chicago. She started her college education  at Northeastern University in Chicago. Eventually, she figured out what she wanted to do career wise and made her way and  obtained her degree in Journalism from Columbia College. A few months ago she packed her bags and moved to The Big Apple where she is now a TV Reporter for News 12 in Brooklyn.

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Don’t Mess With Audrey Valentine In New Music Video ‘Innocent’

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You may remember Audrey Valentine from our Around The Way Girl feature last September, well this past weekend our girl  re-released her single “Innocent” from her  2015 EP “Love Hangover” along with some visuals. In her latest video,  Audrey ain’t playing no games with her man as she rolls up on him with her girl gang. She suspects that bae may not be as innocent as she thought he was and even channel’s Beyonce with a cameo of her own hot sauce bat. That baseball bat can get you all the answers you need.

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