dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

aloejuice:

the cutest selfie i’ve ever done

afrobombshell:

karidevereaux:

Karen Walker Sunglasses Lookbook Celebrates Kenyan Artisans

I want these 😍😍😍

the-festive-edson:

Hey there frends-

I know a lot of you out there are struggling to acquire binders, and while you’re waiting to get one you might need an alternative. Ace bandages can be pretty hazardous to your health, so I thought I’d share my binding method with you. It came about out of necessity (I’m not in a position where I can buy myself a commercial binder,) but it’s comfortable and works great. I use it everyday and pass so well, at this point I’m not even looking into commercial binders anymore. 

Hope this helps some of you. 

yo camis with shelves are on sale starting at $5 at Target this week, not sure if Target prices their stuff nationwide or just like Bay Area but yeah

fatbodypolitics:

glitterboots:

taherehmafi:

DIY SHATTER ME SHOES 

I have two great loves in this world: shoes and books. I wanted to have some fun combining these two ideas, so I decided to grab a pair of old boots and the book that started it all: SHATTER ME. It’s a story about a girl with a lethal touch; but at its core it’s a book about a girl with a fractured heart and mind, and how she learns to put the pieces of herself back together. These shoes are about just that: proof that not only can you recover from being beaten and broken, but you can take what’s left and become something even more beautiful. Something that shines.

Enter: SHATTER ME Shoes.

I created these boots using a pair of dearly loved but worn-to-bits Jeffrey Campbells (Brisbanes - original here), about 50 broken mirrors (purchased from my local craft store), and some really intense adhesive

hope you guys have fun crafting (and reading!)!

xx

YOU ARE A TOTAL BAMF

I love these!

ihitnaomi-styling-on-hoes-1992:

purposely intimidating racist old white men on public transport looks



Source: Jonathan de Villiers Project: Underground Summer 2011

ihitnaomi-styling-on-hoes-1992:

purposely intimidating racist old white men on public transport looks

Source: Jonathan de Villiers Project: Underground Summer 2011

youngblackandvegan:

bigbeautifulblackgirls:

Midday Must Have: Nakimuli Newest Pieces

When we saw these newly added items to Nakimuli ‘s website , so much  excitement ran through our veins.

What’s not to love about these vibrant pieces? The colours, the pattern & the unique design made this today’s midday must have. My favourite of the four is definitely  the mambo skirt ,   everything about this item just spells out extraordinary.

All of the items shown above are available in sizes 1x to 3x and is priced from $ 75 us - $ 105 us.

Which of these would you cop ?

that last skirt is just heavenly

tagged: -dying  -fashion  -style  -Nakimuli 

tokyo-fashion:

23-year-old Murakami on the street in Harajuku with yellow bob hairstyle, blue lipstick, oversized resale acid wash jacket, Jeremy Scott x Swatch watch, ripped tights & YRU platforms. Full Look

tagged: -fashion  -style