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Safety Pins's Blog – January 2013 Archive (7)

Natural Hair & Fashion x Freedom By Nature x Strange Vixens

Natural Hair and Fashion straight from the AP Community. Creative director Sabine Bernard of Freedom By Nature collaborated with Brooklyn's own Strange Vixens clothing line. Sabine tells us: "The Shoot was creatively directed by me in an attempt to portray a Natural hair model in a raw and edgy look. I came to Strange vixens with the idea and they…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 30, 2013 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Rogizoid Shatterz

Rogizoid Shatterz is an alternative model and performer from Panama who currently resides in Queens, NY. She is incredibly ambitious and is not afraid to express herself through her art. With her exotic look, 12 tattoos, multi-color hair and plenty of piercings, she rocks her unique look with confidence. Some may find her intimidating but she says, "People and animals gravitate towards me and I can't really wrap my head around it but i guess I'm inviting." I definitely agree…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 22, 2013 at 10:33am — 3 Comments

Black Fashion By Javii: Controversial Benetton Ads of the 90's

It's funny how some people hear the word fashion and think it's a joke, but they forget that if not for fashion they would not be wearing those jeans, socks, and ripped t-shirt while reading this article. So I want to take you back to a time where fashion photographers and advertisements used their power to start conversations about race, war, sex, religion, and even the U.S death sentence.

From 1982 to 2000 photographer Oliviero Toscani worked as creative director of…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 18, 2013 at 10:53am — 3 Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Budding Tattoo Artist Antwan

Antwan Hollis is a budding tattoo artist based out of Newark, NJ. Even though his former ink shop downsized, he remains focus on building his career on his own. At 22 years old, he's already secured loyal clientele who will follow him wherever he goes. He's a lover of all things hardcore metal and is a musician with skills on both the bass and guitar. With Antwan's Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley tattoos, its easy to see who his influences are!

To submit your tattoos for Tattoo…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 16, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments

YEAR OF THE AFRO: Afro of the day- 1

It's been a happy New Year so far, but an even happier YEAR OF THE AFRO! Like all January's, many of you have taken this year as an opportunity to begin anew. Whether that be in mind, body, spirit or HAIR the new year represents a fresh start! We're on the same journey, and we're gonna start from the head down. In our history, its revolutionary to wear ones hair naturally-- wearing hair how it grows out of ones head, is an act of rebellion. So be it! If the start of the year means a…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 14, 2013 at 2:37pm — 3 Comments

BLACKFASHION PRESENTS: KHY "The Altar Girl" Herbert

Khy "The Altar Girl" Herbert is a 25 year old young woman who you will find all over the inter-webs with her stylish outfits, colorful hair and villainous brows. I first found out about Khy through a tumblr post and later spent hours stalking her blog Khymeira.tumblr.com. I asked Khy about her style, her one woman business and her inspirations. Check it out.…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 8, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Mary Jane

Mary Jane is a 21 year old model from Cambria Heights, Queens. Her networking skills led to her landing features in major music videos such as; “Thangs on Deck” with Jadakiss and Swerve, Maino and Waka Flocka’s “Mobbin” and "Molly” with Maino. Mary's beautiful ink has graced the pages of Inked Girls Magazine, Urban Ink Magazine and Sweets Magazine. Mary Jane is showing the tattoo industry that beautiful brown inked models exist and here to stay...proving that her skin can…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 7, 2013 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

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