Theophilus London x Cole Haan Limited Edition Buck

On Tuesday (September 13th), Theophilus London teamed up with Cole Haan to bring you limited edition blue suede buck. He claims his fashion inspiration comes from his dad’s closet and I believe it.  This Brooklyn based MC has hit the ground rolling setting his own style and share with us great music. If you are local go check him and the shoe premiere out at the NY location Cole Haan Soho on Prince Street. I’ve had a pleasure to see him live and he’s quite the character.  I’m glad he’s able to expand as an artist not only in music culture, but the fashion scene as well. Fellas, blue suede?

You can check out his latest video for “I Stand Alone” off the debut LP Timez Are Weird These Days.

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Nightie Aphrodites x New York Times Magazine Celebrates Afros

“How to pull of a Heartbreaking evening gown? Just Use Your Head.”

This is so dope.  The New York Times magazine, “T”, fall fashion 2011 shows off Afros in a black and white spread by Alice O’Malley.  The natural hotties are of course Solange, Esperanza Spalding, Les Nubians, June Temple, and Corrine Bailey Rae.  They are modeling beautiful evening gowns and their gorgeous natural hair.   Which one is your favorite photo?

Afro Chick’s Pick: Hair Milk & Earrings

I wanted to show you guys my funky look from this past weekend.  It was inspired by Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk and Deana’s Earrings and Things .  I am always look for earrings to add to my creative collection and I came across her line randomly. They are handmade crochet yarn earrings and she makes them in all colors of the rainbow. Since red is a popular color to my wardrobe you know I had to cop these.

My Hair?  I have been trying to craft the ultimate fro for quite some times so I tend to try new products and spend hours on youtube teaching myself ways to care for my natural hair.  I am no expert, but when people ask me how do I get it this way, I do not hold back on advice.  I used Carol’s Daughter Curl Definer with Murray’s loc gel to do a two strand twist. (disclaimer: I am not TOO fond of Carol’s Daughter Products!!!)  I kept the twist in for three days, due to my strenuous work out schedule but when I took them out for the weekend I like the results but it’s not ALL THAT.   However, my hair was soft and didn’t feel too cakey or dry at all.  Here are more pictures.  Do share your feedback =)

Style Your Home With Funky DaDa

I’m always browsing on the online store Etsy.com and came across the cutest decor by “Funky Dada”.  She’s been in a previous post for her cute African print shoes so it was only right to catch you up to date with her new items. The throw pillows and bowls and spoons were handmade to perfect to give your home a chic style.

For more information on Funky DaDa visit the online store:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyDada?ref=top_trail

Afro Chic’s Pick: Africa Fashion Week Designers

While viewing the previews for Africa Fashion Week (June 30- July 3 2010), I came across some African Designers that really match my fly.  Chichia London is a East African designer who grew up in London that designs pieces for the daring, baby doll, and edgy girls.  Her pieces range from tunics, dresses, cover ups, and swimwear. Her influences derive from her native land as well as London giving it a funky street feel that can hit runways all over.

www.chichialondon.com

Spero Villioti is a Greek and Italian South African (if that makes any sense) pretty much a really cool white guy that had some very elegant evening pieces that I wanted to share with you.  He is amazing in the sense of keeping the African feel but with a more modern and European look that we all wear today.

Last but not least my favorite, Gloria Wavawunno of Uganda.  She specializing in cocktail dresses and evening wear and I was the most excited with her because her clothes are so eclectic and different.  Using feather and unusual walk of nature i I had a millions bucks I’d be sure to put her pieces in my wardrobe.

Afro Chic’s Pic: 16 Stone Vintage

If you are a vintage lover like me, your heart will melt when you see this vintage online store.  “16 Stone Vintage” is the perfect little vintage boutique out of Brooklyn with very selective day dress, gowns, accessories, purses and more.  I love how the natural sistah are reprented so elegantly and not to mention the prices are pretty affordable to be so stylish.  I’m not sure who the owner is yet, but when i find out there will surely be an interview.  Here are a few photos from the website that I liked. make sure you visit www.16stonevintage.com

(vintage clip that you can win!!!!)
Vintage Black V Back Formal Dress with Metal Zipper
Vintage Rare Jos A. Bank Green Print Back Buttoned Dress
Vintage Beaded Fomal Black Handbag

Get Funky With Spring

Spring is the perfect time to express your style and what better way to do it by accenuating your shoe game.  I cam across a line called “Funky Dada” that http://www.zazzle.com/funkydada that crafts really creative shoes with Asia and African inspirations.  These are customized shoes that are orignally fabricated with funky materials and laces to fit you own accentric style.

You could go bold and funky, neutral, warm, black and white and more.  The prices range at about $65 which is not that bad if you would ask me.

(photos courtesy of Designs by Anaylli)

Continuing the Legacy “Curvy”

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No, she’s not Beverly Johnson but she is her daughter, Anansa Johnson.  This beautiful woman has followed her mom’s foosteps as a supermodel, and has become a plus-size inspiration to many.  Anansa has been modeling and working for Whillemina Agency; she’s featured in Glamour magazine as well as well as curvation ads that have been distributed in Essence and Ebony.

She was spotted on the Monique show this past week right beside her mother, discussing issues of being black and plus-sized in the modeling industry but honey this woman has broken the barrier and she’s gorgeous doing it!

It’s about time we see Plus-Size

naked plus size models glamour

It was reported a month ago on AOL that the November issue of Glamour Magazine did a photoshoot on Plus-Size models.  As you can see here, there are lovely shaped women of different shades and sizes, but all representing real women.  I think its about time that they start putting real women into the spotlight. It’s nothing wrong with being plus-size, Especially since America is constently changing everyday.  This generation of women are more voluptuous and “thick” then what my parents used to be back in the 60’s or 70’s.

I’m not a big fan of Glamour magazine but I will be picking up this issue to see what writer Genevieve Field has to say about obssession with weight, fashion, and model size!