Name: Demonte' Shavers
Currently living: Philadelphia
Next place you wish to visit: Brazil
Dream Job: Travel Nurse
What influences/inspires your…Continue
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Ms. Sondra Dee hails from Vancouver, Canada and is our Tattoo of the Week. Check out this badass "full-time mother".
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-Name: Sondra Dee
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Leather accents with any outfit always add a punk or badass edge. The biker look can definitely be sexy, for both males and females. Leather sleeved coats, coated jeans—which have a leather like look, and leather jackets are definitely in this winter! Leather turns up the volume on what may be a simple outfit!
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Sunday brunch with my mom or a friend has become a tradition over the past few months. Sometimes it feels great to wake up to the silent streets of New York, get dressed and head out to a cafe or restaurant for French toast, a cappuccino and good laughs. For many adults and college students, Sunday is recovery day or as many like to call it... "Sober Sundays." I’m all about being comfy on a Sunday, but I never want to look like the turn up was too real the night before. Be cozy,…Continue
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Well, what can I say… global warming is really still working itself. Crazy to think that it is almost 60 degrees in the middle of November. To combat being too hot or freezing cold, I dress in layers because although it may be 60 degrees in the morning, after 4pm the weather is like “SURPRISE!” and drops down to the thirties. Always be prepared!
How to get by in this crazy weather:
Wearing long cozy knit sweaters or a vibrant blazer underneath a heavier wool jacket is…
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Growing up, when my eye doctor shared with me that I didn’t have 20/20 vision I was devastated… I automatically assumed that I would be called four eyes after he handed me a pair of wire like framed round glasses. EW!
After I gained my own sense of personal style and my own money I upgraded to a more “sophisticated” pair of reading glasses and realize now that being “nerdy” or looking smart, is almost like an accessory. For some of us, glasses help us to get through the day…
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It seems that the weather skipped from a quick fall to the cold winter that we all know and love. Christmas advertisements are flooding TV and the internet—and I am stuck wondering, why haven’t I experienced fall yet? The drastic drop in temperature over the past few days, has forced me to pull out my scarves, a heavier jacket, and this morning, I even contemplated pulling out gloves.
The key to successful winter styling is being cute, but making sure to be warm. Beauty and…
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Afropunk’s second style house might be in Lagos, with looks that easily cross continents and streets. Last week, I hit up Lagos Fashion & Design Week (LFDW) to celebrate its 3rd installment with a crop of hot designers in African fashion. Set up in makeshift tents along the beach, Lagos’ freshest designers showed their threads for Spring/Summer 2014— a bright mix of traditional prints, Ankara and dapper menswear. With the lack of diversity throughout the world’s fashion…Continue
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A little over 10 years ago, a young Miya Bailey embarked on what would become a long and illustrious career within the tattoo industry. Miya and longtime friend Tuki Carter transformed an old abandoned building into a thriving staple of Atlanta culture. City Of Ink is not just a tattoo start. Art seeps from its pores through every possible medium and it continues to take fresh, undiscovered talents and make them household names. Last year, Miya Bailey released his film…Continue
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Halloween is right around the corner! For many, the celebrating started this past weekend; my Facebook and Instagram have been full of pre-Halloween pics from costume parties. As side note – not sure if you guys have heard about the Fashion Designer, Allesandro Dell’Acqua who hosted a “Disco Africa” Halloween Party. Unfortunately, it is 2013 and ignorance still exists. Check out the full story…Continue
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Wilkine Brutus is a Black man who prefers his ladies with natural hair, and he thinks that most men do. Check out his tongue-in-cheek video about this topic and his perspective as an expat in South Korea.
"No outcast: We find natural hair on black women to be sexy, work-place professional, and internationally…Continue
Janet of whosthefreshest.com captured more dopeness on the streets of New York. People who express themselves uniquely through their clothes.…Continue
I’ve spent the last few weeks just browsing the web (amidst midterm stress… to all college students, stay strong!) – and I’ve been so overwhelmed by inspiration from today’s art and fashion scenes. I was not searching for trends, but searched for innovators, those on the rise. Digging deeper, I found that there has been a rise of “street wear” designers – simple clothing items tagged with specific symbols, unique to the designers. The simplicity speaks a thousand words. There…Continue
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If you know me you know I like anime, and last year I went to my first anime convention: Motaku. I was seriously mesmerized by all the cosplayers. They put so much detail into their costumes and not only did they look like the character they were portraying, they were walking and talking like them too...it was sick! I probably won't be cosplaying myself anytime soon because I have no one who's willing to do it with me haha, but I…Continue
It’s the Fall (or Autumn as we call it over here in England). My favorite season of the year. Why? As cliché as it sounds, I love the orange-gold crispy leaves that slowly one by one, fall to the ground. Our skimpy, summer wardrobes are traded in for thick woolen sweaters, snappy, big buttoned duffle jackets, funky patterned tights and warm, cozy boots. Autumn represents balance to me. The time for change.
So what better way to celebrate the season of change than with some…
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Well ya’ll, fall is officially here. As much as I have a bit of summertime sadness, the arrival of fall means that I finally get to pull out my favorite sweaters, jackets and riding boots! Chunky sweaters, flannels or oversized jackets are always great – keep warm, stylish and comfortable in the transition from fall to winter.
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