Sunday, April 24, 2016

FAREWELL PRINCE ROGERS NELSON AKA PRINCE


Prince has died and it hurts so bad, especially when that person is closer to you in age and you start questioning your own mortality. It's particularly frightening when many artists from the soundtrack of my life are dying and it feels like life is moving fast-forward.

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to hear and see him perform at The Essence Music Festival and I will never forget that night. The Superdome was glowing in purple, looking like a purple flying saucer and he asked all of us to dress in purple to commemorate that night. Prince was the ultimate performer and the crowd went wild as he performed his classic hits. 

Death is inevitable and all of us will experience it one day, so live your life to the fullest. Stop wasting the best years of your life with people who deduct from your lives and stop worrying about people who hate you. Live unapologetically!!

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Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called life…
I thank Prince for the great music and the wonderful memories and may his soul rest in power. His music legacy will live on forever.

Illustration Credit: Vonmiwi

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

ONE TREND TWO WAYS: Takenya "TK Wonder" Quann and Cipriana Quann For Cosmopolitan Magazine May 2016

Just when I thought I should cancel my subscription to Next Issue Digital Magazines, Cosmo comes out with this fab editorial featuring the stylish Quann sisters, aka Takenya "TK Wonder" Quann and Cipriana Quann of the Urban Bush Babes Blog.

I might keep my subscription after all if the magazines continue featuring African descendant women and other WOC in their editorials. I don't know about that damn Harper's Bazaar, though because they hardly ever featuring anyone worth seeing. They haven't been the same since the Liz Tilberis years and I don't even see how they stay afloat. Enjoy!












Photography by Jason Kim
Fashion Editor: James Worthington Demolet

Sunday, April 10, 2016

CURLS LIKE HERS- Esperanza Spalding for GLAMOUR MAGAZINE May 2016

"CURLS LIKE HERS"


Photography by Dusan Reljin 
Styling by Jessica Sailer Van Lith



Model Noémie Abigaïl for L'OFFICIEL PARIS APRIL 2016



I'm loving all of the editorials featuring Afro hairstyles in all sizes and shapes and this time L'Officiel Paris presents readers with a menswear inspired editorial. Photographer Nik Hartley captured model Noémie Abigaïl perfectly.  Stylist Vanessa Cocchiaro retained her femininity with just the perfect hint of masculinity and I love every last look!

 






















Model Josiane Monteiro For The April-May Issue Of Air France Madame

TRAITS POP









Photography by Harri Peccinotti 
Styling by Virginie Dhello


We Can Be Heroes - Model Karly Loyce By Terry Richardson For Porter Magazine Summer 2016 #14




This has got to be one of the most beautiful and highly styled editorials that I've seen in a while. Stylist George Cortina did not miss a beat as he tried to recapture the style and elegance of the iconic Nina Simone in the summer issue of PORTER Magazine. Karly Loyce killed it in this editorial!!





Model: Karly Loyce
Photographer Terry Richardson 
Stylist George Cortina 
Hairstylist Peter Butler
Make-Up by Mark Carrasquillo

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TAMI WILLIAMS BY DAVID BELLEMERE FOR ELLE FRANCE MARCH 2016





























Photography: David Bellemere
Styling: Hortense Manga
Makeup: Mayia Alleaume
Hair: Brian Buenaventura

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