All The Pretty People At Afropunk NYC 2016

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

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

Pitchfork Highlights + Fashion

Now that we are fully recovered from Pitchfork (not as young as we thought we were) we can talk about how lit that bitch was! When going to a festival you have to have a game plan as to how you’re going to successfully see your favorite artists. I have to admit it was very difficult and we couldn’t get to some of the acts that we hoped for in time, like Digable Planets *cries.* All in all this was an amazing weekend! Check out our favorite performances, festival fashion and fun sponsor booths. Continue reading

Eugene Taylor Brand Presents Collection III #Shadesofmyheart

 

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You may remember our interviewย from last summer with the queen, Tesha Brady about the debut of Collection I from her street wear lineย Eugene Taylor Brand.

Since we spoke to her last her work has been featured in Vogue UK, The Isis Nicole Magazine, as well as various online blogs and magazines. She is the lead stylist for up and coming artistย Eryn Allen Kane, and now she is blessing us with Colletion III. Yes, you read right Collection III.

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Watch: Amandla Stenberg & Friends Sprinkle Teen Vogue With #BlackGirlMagic

Last week, Teen Vogue released their February issue with ย 17-year-old power girl Amandla Stenberg gracing the cover. What’s so dope about this particular issue was not only the fact that soul goddess Solange wrote the article on Amandla, but also the raw and honest discussion they had on everything BLACK. I mean, two black girls, talking about black girl topics, on Teen Vogue? Where dey do at? Let’s give it up for Black Girl Magic ya’ll. Continue reading