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Safety Pins's Blog – October 2012 Archive (14)

Black Fashion By Javii: KibonenNY S/S 2013 - The Milagro Collection, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week South Africa

Two weeks ago I was invited to KibonenNY (KNY) fashion fundraiser. Kibonen at the time was invited to South Africa Mercedes Benz fashion week. Shortly after her invitation, Kibonen started an indiegogo account to help raise funds to get her and her team there. It seems Kibonen raised all the funds needed and had the opportunity to showcase her new collection KibonenNY S/S 2013: The Milagro…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 30, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments

Halloween x Natural Hair: Glamed Up Medusa Video Tutorial (+ Janelle Monae look, Grace Jones look)

NATURAL HAIR Tutorial: for Halloween, Chescaleigh aka Chescalocs will be a glamed up Medusa! In the video tutorial below, you'll learn how to create this look (hair and makeup). Bonus videos: Janelle Monae look, Grace Jones look, and more natural hair ideas. Let us know which one you'll try! - L…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 26, 2012 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Sugar & Spikes Tattoo Feature, Halloween Edition: "Zombie Boy" Rick Genest

The hauntingly alluring "Zombie Boy", Rick Genest, redefines the face of beauty with his head to toe body art that has turned him into the Living Dead. To Rick, he is simply exhibiting his true self through skin art and it is that honesty that allows him to feel more alive...looking like a zombie. When he speaks he is surprisingly soft spoken, charming, engaging and very real. Just like with any other art form, if you are genuine about your work, people will see your true spirit…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 24, 2012 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Tattoo of the Week: Ms. Millz Marley

Millz Marley's Day of the Dead Girl tattoo is absolutely stunning. Generally, these tattoos symbolize the Mexican holiday where friends and family commemorate those who have died. For Millz, this tattoo also represents her belief in the existence of karma and the importance of pushing forth positivity. To submit your tattoos for Tattoo Of The Week, send pictures + answers to the questionnaire below to mika@afropunk.com.…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 23, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments

Black Fashion By Javii: Are you ready for Halloween?

Halloween is just a couple of days away, got your costume figured out yet? If not that's okay too. Why worry about ordering one online or getting in line at Ricky's when you can just make one right at home? Get inspired by these 10 quick and easy Halloween outfits. Last year…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 23, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Sugar & Spikes Tattoo Feature: New York Comic Con 2012

More than 115,000 comic book lovers flocked to the Jacob Javits Center last weekend for the 2012 edition of New York Comic Con. If you have never gone before, then you are missing out! It's something you'd have to experience for yourself. NYCC goes beyond being the mecca for all things comics. From playing the newest video games on the market to buying some serious sci-fi memorabilia, NYCC has it all to delight your inner geek. As you seen with this week's Tattoo of the Week, as…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 19, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: HPNOTIQ @ Comic Con NYC 2012

Comic Con NYC 2012 was this past weekend and it was a blast! Definitely a great way to kick off the Halloween spirit with all the costumes attendees wear. I was on a special mission to find some Superheroes or Villains with amazing ink. Luckily, I ran into Bane and right away noticed his killer tattoo! He was chilling with Storm and kind enough to let me snap some photos of his tats and ask him some questions. The man behind the mask is HPNOTIQ, an entertainer from NYC, whose…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 16, 2012 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

Black Fashion By Javii: My Gothic issues.

Gothic Fashion is a dark, and sometimes erotic style of dress. It usually includes but is not limited to, a pale complexion, dyed black hair, black lips, black eyeliner and black clothes. Goths borrowed most of their style from Punks, Victorians, and Elizabethans. BDSM influence on Goths relationships also influence their taste in accessories.

In his book "The Death Proclamation of Generation X: A Self-Fulfilling Prophesy of Goth, Grunge and Heroin" Maxim W. Furek stated…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 16, 2012 at 11:52am — 8 Comments

Sugar & Spikes Top 13 Horror Movie Tattoos

For some people watching their favorite horror movie over and over again is just not enough. Hardcore horror fanatics crave to display their true dedication by getting their favorite terrorizer etched on to their skin forever. The devotion is in the detail...with thriller fans finding talented artists who can capture the essence of the most spine tingling scenes. I will admit I am not sure if I could handle having the evil Hannibal Lector glaring back up at me from my arm, for…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Stylist LaDria LaVae

LaDria LaVae from Harlem, NYC is a stylist whose awesome tats kinda let us know she has a bit of a gothic flair. Her favorite tattoo is her robot girl with a black hawk but I also dig her skull with flowers coming out of it on her back. There is something in finding the beauty growing from the monstrosities that appeals to me. Check it out and tell me what you think??? To submit your tattoos for Tattoo Of The Week, send pictures + answers to the questionnaire below to…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 9, 2012 at 7:06am — 3 Comments

Black Fashion By Javii: Fall Fashion Guide

Ever felt it was hard transitioning your summer style to Fall fashion? Don't worry you are not alone. This time of year is quite possibly the worst time of the year for getting dressed. One minute it's hot and the next it's freezing. So how does one transition a summer wardrobe, into something a little more fall-worthy without weather worries?

Here are some suggestions:

Transitioning the Maxi

Maxi dresses hard to get rid of. With their…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 9, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sugar & Spikes Tattoo Feature: HALLOWEEN THEME

This Halloween, the stranger you passed by on the street, with an amazing cat painted face or other creative face art, may actually be donning that makeup look past October...maybe even permanently. This comes as no surprise to certified permanent makeup artist, Tameeka Johnson, aka Model Isis. Not only does Tameeka tattoo a "regular makeup" look to clients, she also has the opportunity to do some more permanent creative looks upon request. After being a makeup artist for 15…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Black Fashion By Javii: Interview with Fashion designer Nene L.A. Shiro

I recently had the opportunity to interview 19 years old, Brooklyn native Nathaniel "Nene L.A. Shiro" White. Nene L.A. Shiro is a fashion designer who's ability to mix and match colors are out of this decade. The colors, prints and patterns he uses are vivid, vibrant, and advanced. They take us to the future and the past while never leaving the present.

Nene L.A. Shiro's only form of fashion education took place at the High school of Fashion Industries where he majored in…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 2, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Tattoo of the Week: It's Halloween Month!

What better way to start off the month of Halloween, than with a tattoo of the "Voice of Horror" himself, Vincent Price?! Last time we checked in with Steph Modified, she was working as a tattoo artist and model in NYC. Now moving to Florida, she has started a new life but still giving the gift of ink to those seeking amazing artwork! This time I wanted to feature the art on the artist herself and show off her KILLER tats. To submit your tattoos for Tattoo Of The Week,…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 1, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

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