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Safety Pins's Blog – January 2014 Archive (14)

DC Street Style By Britt Elyse Nelson: Lance

Name: Lance Lotus Anthony

Occupation: Artist/Songwriter

Dream Job: Songwriter/Entertainer

Place you live: Washington D.C

Next place you wish to visit: Tokyo

Why? The energy, the fashion, the experience. Tokyo style is bold and unapologetic. I fucking…


Added by Safety Pins on January 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

AP Fashion: MDMflow – Young Scientist Florence Adepoju’s Lipstick Line is Poppin’

The late 90’s and early 2000’s have made a comeback multiple times in fashion this past year—as the flashy and vibrancy of the hip hop culture made a mark, transcending generations. The development of the lipstick line, MDM Flow, is a clash of the “mid 90’s and 00’s hip hop culture.” 22-year-old, Florence Adepoju, scientist with a BSc (Hons) in Cosmetic Science from the London College of Fashion is recreating color technology through the development of her lipsticks,…


Added by Safety Pins on January 27, 2014 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

How I co-created an eco-fashion collection with an amazing group of badass Maasai women

I am an AfroPunk and I have the tattoos, piercings and Afro to prove it. But the most punked out thing I have ever done is live in a hut in the rural Rift Valley of Kenya and design an eco-fashion collection with an amazing group of badass Maasai women. Yes I said badass, I hope they don’t mind. Actually…


Added by Safety Pins on January 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

AP Fashion: Dapper Wear by Taryor Gabriels

Meet Taryor Gabriels, a brand founded by designer Adeyeye Adetayo. Taryor Gabriels is based out in Nigeria, but his eye-catching dapper wear is being clocked by besotted eyes from all over the globe. Taryor’s classic pieces invoke the quintessence of the 1920’s with bold, colorful splashes of African panache.

By Ayara Pommells, AFROPUNK Contributor *…


Added by Safety Pins on January 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Erykah Badu Debuts A High Top Fade

Erykah Badu debuts her High Top Fade via Twitter. She posted, "I'm faded...high" along with a snap of her new do.

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“Pyramids and Vortices"…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 23, 2014 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment


It’s been almost six months since I did the big chop.  I had just been laid off my 9-5 job in January, and after securing some freelance writing gigs to pay the rent and groceries, I realized my budget absolutely could not support visits to the hair salon or the weaves I usually rocked.  Could I do my own touchups? Sure, but for the last few years, my hair just wasn’t growing the…

Added by Safety Pins on January 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair

Black hair is definitely worth celebrating! Natural hair is rich, versatile, and just plain lovely; if for some reason, you need further proof of this then you must have a look at Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair by Michael July, a wonderfully vibrant coffee table book filled with colorful and inspirational photos of beautiful people rocking…


Added by Safety Pins on January 23, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

AFRO OF THE DAY 1 Year Anniversary

Wow! Has it been a year already? *cues award show music* We have so many people to thank: Google, Tumblr, and all of the search engines that have made “AFRO OF THE DAY” possible. But seriously, we would like to thank the vocal AFROPUNK community. Without you all,…


Added by Safety Pins on January 23, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

AP Fashion: Skin and Body Restoration for the Winter!

Sitting at my desk, drinking a cup of chamomile tea, listening to Lianne La Havas, checking the weather and my mood is dampened by yet another expected snowstorm. Winter is always trying to break us down. This brisk winter weather has been drying out my skin and taken a toll on my body. ‘Tis the time of year of eating everything I see, which has definitely weakened my immune system. Skin becomes super, super dry, people are recovering from colds and the flu…time to get back on…


Added by Safety Pins on January 22, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Lupita Nyong'o Covers Dazed and Confused Magazine

"12 Years a Slave" star Lupita Nyong'o, the face of Miu Miu's SS14 campaign, fronts the Dazed and Confused Magazine “Girls Rule the World” issue, shot by Sharif Hamza and styled by Robbie Spencer. …


Added by Safety Pins on January 14, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

AP Fashion: Designer Spotlight - Sarah Nicole François, 000sportwear

Style and design is about innovation and the will to be brave and push artistic and social boundaries. Once again, although we tend to be over consumed with our phones and social media… Tumblr never fails to introduce me to some very inspiring and creative young minds. Sarah Nicole François, a “pluralist” transcending different mediums, began to create and share her talents over the past two years. From her creative intuition stemmed…


Added by Safety Pins on January 13, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

DC Street Style By Britt Elyse Nelson: Philissa

Name: Philissa Williams

Occupation: Fashion Designer, Stylist, Image Consultant, Mixologist

Dream Job: To own a concept shop that incorporates art, food and music as well as be the proprietor of a Bed and Breakfast.

Place you live: Washington, DC

Next place you wish to visit: Guyana

Why? I have not been back since I was born there.…


Added by Safety Pins on January 10, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

NY Street Style by Whosthefreshest

Pow! Check this street style series by Whosthefreshest for AFROPUNK!…


Added by Safety Pins on January 8, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

AP Fashion: Time to Layer Up, Temps are Dropping Low - Winter Accessories/Gear

HAPPY 2014! Hope everyone enjoyed ringing in the New Year—I know I am excited for the next 365 days. With the New Year came resolutions blah blah blah, and also came a snowstorm and this bitter cold weather. This is the type of cold that gets to your bones.

People are frontin’ like it is 40 degrees out, when it is really more like -40 degrees. Every news channel I have turned to, I’ve heard, “this weather is going to be dangerous…”, “Stay in .” Like the chance of…


Added by Safety Pins on January 6, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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