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Safety Pins's Blog – November 2014 Archive (5)

Designer Spotlight: Baruti Libre of Libre Brand - Freedom of Flyness

Meet designer, entrepreneur, and scholar, Baruti Libre (pictured above) of Libre Brand: Freedom of Flyness.  I was fortunate to speak over the phone with the warm spirited, humble, inspiring, and extremely insightful Baruti, discussing not only the vision behind his brand, but the importance of cultural awareness, liberation and much more!  Libre Brand is about instilling this sense of confidence in customers and further, a brand that caters to kings and…

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Added by Safety Pins on November 20, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul in Stunning Flaunt Magazine Editorial

South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul is featured in a stunning Flaunt Magazine editorial photographed by Pierre Dal Corso. Style Director: Long Nguyen. Clothes by Elie Saab Haute Couture, Dior and Armani Prive.

Check out some of the images below and visit Flaunt Mag for more.…




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Added by Safety Pins on November 19, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FASHION: Archetype Magazine's stunning editorial with Sudanese model, Grace Bol

Check out this stunning editorial centred on Sundanese model Grace Bol. The images - taken by photographer Greg Swales - are for the second issue of bi-annual magazine Archetype, and was styled by the magazine's Editor-in-chief and fashion director - Shan Temuri.  Explore the images, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Safety Pins on November 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Lupita Nyong'o was told she'd never be married because of her dark skin

Actress Lupita Nyong'o talks colorism with recent comments in Glamour. Nyong'o has become the Magazine's 24th Woman of the Year, and told the magazine about her experiences growing up as a 'Dark Girl': "When I was in the second grade, one of my teachers said, ‘Where are you going to find a husband? How are you going to find someone darker than you?’ Nyong'o adds, "I remember seeing a commercial where a woman goes for an interview…

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Added by Safety Pins on November 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Eyewear designers Coco & Breezy collaborate with Prince for SNL performance

If you're an AFROPUNK fan you probably know about twin sisters Coco & Breezy. They've hosted Afropunk events and we've featured them on Afropunk.com.

These badass eyewear designers recently collaborated with Prince for his appearance on Saturday Night Live with his band 3RDEYEGIRL. They tell us: "This unique design originated as a digital drawing on his album cover “Art Official Age,”. Coco and Breezy, who grew up only a few minutes from Paisley Park in Chanhassen,…
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Added by Safety Pins on November 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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