This lovely lady, Nailah Ricco, was featured a year ago for her Happy People Products and since then she has evolved as a jewelry designer and to feed her creative spirit she’s created a line called the J&Flo Jewelry Company. Named after her aunt and best friend/cousin whom have traveled around the world, J&Flo represents their international fashion flair. This New York native and New Orleans resident recently introduced a fall collection that is heavily infused with African inspiration and creations from the Philippines.
Here are a few of my favorite fall picks in the J&Flo collection:
”I spend a lot of time studying past trade systems of the continent and expressions of cultural fashion and then identify suppliers to help me create my vision in a contemporary way. “
“I like the technique because I support other small businesses (suppliers) in their own handmade creations (found shells, found glass, bead creation, etc) and then take it to another level with my own talents.”
“I am also thoroughly moved by the meticulous bead creation coming out of the Philippines and the brass work coming out of Nepal. I get a lot of materials and inspiration from those places. “
You can check out more of J&Flo here. If you are local to New Orleans, make sure you follower her on Twitter for updates on her trunk shows in October
Sha Stimlu shares a song and visual dedicated to his affirmation for black woman. I like how he admits that he loves his women just the way they are. We really do try so hard to cover up whats real inside. It’s part of being a women, it’s unjustifiable obstacles that we will always go through. However, I’m glad he is reaching out representing brothas out there that aren’t caught up in our own insecurities of our beauty. This kind of music that appreciates women and sends uplifting messages is what I really like. Now if only we could really just wake and go. lol
In his own words:
1st video leak from “The Break-Up Part 2: The Proposal” dropping soon. This joint features dancer Miss Ksyn, directed by RH Bless & treatment by Dj Victorious. shout to Carter Brock for booking models and locations. Singer Okema Moore is also featured and thank u Chris Rock for authorizing Good Hair footage.
I’m not dissing weaves or wigs, I’m just afraid the next generation may be affected by plastic surgery and falsities. Speak to the kids.
(shout-outs to Elise for introducing me to the “City Gym Boys”)
….Ladies and believe it or not Gentlemen, introducing to you…..” City Gym Boys”
City Gym Boys is not just eye-candy, but they actually have a cause for looking this good. “City Gym Boys” is a company of natural bodybuilders from the inner-city that are dedicated to mentoring young men and women to be healthy and stay fit. Founded in New York City by Charles La Salle, their mission is to help eliminate the on-set of obesity in the African-American and Latino communities. The team is made up of different ethnic backgrounds like jamaican, ghanian, cuban, African-American, and Puerto-Rican. “City Gym Boys” have made appearances on 106 & Park, Style TV, made live appearance on college tours, and provide personal training at many Boys and Girls Clubs around the world.
I don’t know about you, but this group will make anyone want to get off the couch, turn off the TV and head to the gym.
for more information check out www.gymcityboys.com