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Safety Pins's Blog – April 2014 Archive (11)

FEATURE: 'Alien Cartoon' Afrofuturist Fashion Show At Dakar's 100-year-old Train Station

Hi guys, check out the 'Alien Cartoon' project by Senegalese designer Selly Raby Kane and her team. They have an Indiegogo campaign if you'd like to support.

Info from the press release: "With Alien Cartoon, her new collection that will be presented in May 2014, Selly Raby Kane throws herself into an urban and futurist Africa, populated by…


Added by Safety Pins on April 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

FEATURE: Alternative Fashion by Daft Minerva

Designer Dario Mohr brings his talents as a visual artist and cartoonist to his fashion line Daft Minerva. Hand-painted clothes, accessories such as jewelry and hats, one-of-a-kind pieces, eccentric but accessible.

Check out some of his designs below!

- L.…


Added by Safety Pins on April 29, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

AP Fashion: Spring Trend Report

Letting go of those layers can be daunting. However, Mother Winter has finally eased up! With spring pieces and collections being released faster than greenhouse gases, looking foolish is foreseeable. Even if you’d prefer to fringe on the outside of popular culture and dodge mainstream trends, everyone could use a bit of the fashawns. It is individual interpretation that is paramount.

By Chauncey Glenn, AFROPUNK…


Added by Safety Pins on April 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: "I celebrate strong women with my headwrap line Fanm Djanm"

My name is Paola, and I am a lifestyle blogger based in NYC. I'm originally from Haiti, and I write about everything NYC related. I also love to share some of my Haitian heritage with my followers because to me where I'm from really matters and is a very important part of my story. I recently started a headwrap line called, "Fanm Djanm". In my language, it means "Strong Woman."

I'm starting with the headwrap because:…


Added by Safety Pins on April 25, 2014 at 12:41pm — 5 Comments

AP Fashion: Meet Designer Sewra Kidane and her Waist Beads Collection

Growing up, I always admired the beautiful waist beads clumped together in my mother's jewelry box. The adornment, from my perspective, seemed to be a symbol of sensuality juxtaposed to the beauty of private intimacy—loving and adorning the self. I loved the way the beads hugged her waist and hips-- the colors outlining her beautiful brown skin-- and I thought, “I can't wait to get my own pair of waist beads.”

By Aliyah…


Added by Safety Pins on April 21, 2014 at 1:02pm — 2 Comments

INTERVIEW: Meet Namibian Designer And Stylist "Loux the Vintage Guru"

I first heard of Lourens Gebhardt, aka “Loux the Vintage Guru,” from a friend who had sent me a link to his blog. I have long been interested in contemporary African fashion, but remain mostly ignorant of Africa’s vintage fashion and street style scenes. Going through Loux’s Tumblr was like a crash course in Namibian vintage menswear, and I was amazed by the…


Added by Safety Pins on April 14, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: DC Street Style By Britt Elyse Nelson: Prepster Punk

Name: Quincy Jones (

Occupation: Event Curator/Stylist

Place you live/from: Washington, DC from Virginia

Next place you wish to visit:

Why? Have we ever found where unicorns live? That’s where I wish to visit. Pretty self explanatory, unicorns…


Added by Safety Pins on April 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

AP FASHION: Swimsuit Season is Almost Here… Bantu Wax Will Get You Excited!

So with this bit of warm weather in NYC and finally the pleasant feeling of sun beaming down on my skin—I spent part of my weekend trolling on the web, planning my fantasy vacation in Barbados, creating a 2014 summer playlist, and of course searching for bathing suits.

Honestly, I have never bought a bathing suit/bikini that I’ve truly loved… nothing has ever really wowed me. My swimsuit shopping has always been very rushed — I pop in to a H & M or Forever 21, pick up…


Added by Safety Pins on April 8, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Kelis Editorial in Schön! Magazine

Does it get any hotter than this? Check out the dope editorial Kelis did for the latest issue of Schön! Magazine. Photography: Louis Banks. Fashion: Liz Mendez. Visit

Kelis' new album Food will be out April 21.…


Added by Safety Pins on April 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mosaert, Stromae's new fashion line for dapper people

As you may know, Stromae is an exciting singer, songwriter and performance artist from Belgium, with songs who often deal with social issues (deadbeat dads, war of the sexes, etc.). He reached mainstream success in some European countries like France over the past few years. His new fashion line, Mosaert, features clothes made in France, Portugal and Belgium, similar to the ones he wears in his…


Added by Safety Pins on April 7, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

INTERVIEW: Meet Fashion Designer Charles Harbison of HARBISON Collection

I stood in the lobby of the Ace Hotel… my meeting was set for 11:30 am on March 14th with New York-based designer Charles Harbison. Afraid that I wouldn’t spot him in the crowd of people in the hotel lobby, I was suddenly approached by a warm smile and handshake, and it was indeed Mr. Charles Harbison. I was excited to sit and speak at length with him about his innovative visions and the development of his line, HARBISON. HARBISON is a brilliant and refreshing line that truly…


Added by Safety Pins on April 4, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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