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Safety Pins's Blog – February 2014 Archive (10)

AP Fashion: Dangerously Sexy - Femme Fatale by Chelsea Jackson

AFROPUNK Fam, check out this photo series sent to us by badass photographer Chelsea Jackson. Info: "Up-and-coming photographer and University of Texas at Austin senior advertising major, Chelsea Jackson explores the realm of love, seduction and female dominance in her 1600 shot photo shoot.

In a little under eight hours, with one model and two wardrobe changes, Jackson was able to capture her vision on film using her Nikon D500. The entire shoot was shot in…


Added by Safety Pins on February 26, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

AP Fashion: Dress and Fill Your Environment to Be in Touch with Your Inner Self

I would say that I have always had more of an affinity towards spirituality and belief in a higher being, than necessarily clinging to one religious home. In high school I took an introduction to Buddhism course and felt I connected more with the idea of practice and lifestyle, rather than just praising the Lord on a Sunday and then returning to normal activities every other day of the week. Not to say this is for all people who may be Christian, or of other religions—but…


Added by Safety Pins on February 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Street Style By Aagdolla: New York Fashion Week

Photographer Aagdolla hits the streets of NYC to bring us his top street styles. Forget about the runways, creativity is right here on the street. Check it out and let us know which ones you like.…


Added by Safety Pins on February 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

NEWS: Safety Pin - 'Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers' Exhibition in NY

I must say, one of the perks of now attending college in New York City, is the plethora of events and opportunities that occur right under your nose, like there really is always something going on. On Thursday February 6th, I braved this bone chilling cold weather and headed out to the opening reception, for Black Dress, an exhibition that pays homage to the pioneers and innovators of fashion world by allowing ten black designers to exhibit their own works. Pratt Manhattan…


Added by Safety Pins on February 19, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Street Style by Whosthefreshest - New York Fashion Week

Check these street style shots by Whosthefreshest for AFROPUNK! Today's photos were taken during New York Fashion Week.…


Added by Safety Pins on February 18, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

For The Kinky Ladies: "I AM NOT SORRY. My hair is gorgeous"

Why is it sticking up like that?

Why don’t you just lie down and do what I want you to do? It will be better for the both of us. Really.

Oh, so you are just going to do this all over my head today? This is so not going to work for me.

(Pause) Get your mind out of the gutter if it has gone there.

What you just read above is the conversation us kinky ladies have in the mirror every morning as we get ready for work. If your hair strains are a mix of zigzags and…


Added by Safety Pins on February 14, 2014 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Lupita Nyong'o - New York Magazine's 2014 Spring Fashion Issue

Lupita Nyong'o covers New York Magazine's 2014 Spring Fashion Issue. Her face is sitting! Cover to cover. …


Added by Safety Pins on February 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Dopeness From Swedish Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm A/W 2014

Swedish Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm A/W 2014 delivered yet another smashing fashion exhibition. the event brought with it a vibrant atmosphere and stylish people alike and a wonderful opportunity to illustrate swedish style from runway to the streets. Swedish style is hugely minimalistic and characterized by solid colors and less print. most women tend to be clad in body-hugging loose fit garments, while the men keep to a concoction of casual, preppy and navy style. of…


Added by Safety Pins on February 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

NY Street Style by Whosthefreshest

Dopeness: check these street style shots by Whosthefreshest for AFROPUNK!…


Added by Safety Pins on February 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

AP Fashion: Valentine's Day is Right Around the Corner – Gifts for your loved ones and for yourself!

‘Tis the season of love and well, do I miss middle school because everyone got a little bit of love—there were always class wide exchanges of chocolates and heart shaped cards and little notes that cheered up your Valentine's Day. I think the last time I had a real valentine was maybe in 8th grade, once high school hit and now in college, I’ve learned to treat myself on the day of love. So whether or not you’ll be grabbing things for a significant other or looking forward to a…


Added by Safety Pins on February 4, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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