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Safety Pins's Blog – December 2013 Archive (12)

AP Fashion: Are these pants ok? Patterned/Colored Pants…Yes, even for the winter

The warm weather this past weekend in New York City got me very excited….I  started thinking about spring, and how excited I am to wear pants other than jeans, like harem pants, patterned pants -- but then I realized…these pants can be worn in the winter as well. I spent a few…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 23, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

That's So Tight(s): The Erotic Fashions of Erica M.

There’s a new designer for sexy legwear and bodysuits: Erica M. The lacy, intricately detailed wearables are the brainchild of Erica Young, who started sketching out her tights after multiple visits to funky boutiques in China and South Korea while on the road for her gig as a footwear designer. After her favorite pair got snagged on a tree branch, she knew she had to create her first collection. A bi-coastal woman at heart,…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

AP Fashion: A Splash of color for the grim shades of winter: Blues, Purples and Reds!

Blues, purples and reds are very warm and comforting – like a Lauryn Hill song and a cup of chamomile tea on a brick winter day. I am a winter baby—but hate that so many people resort to wearing grays, blacks and browns. My mom, every year, as a child, purchased a bright colored LLbean jacket for me—a way to bring a bit of sunshine to a dark winter day. That mentality has stuck with me. Matching the mood of winter will surely make you depressed. Uplift your spirits with color.…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 18, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Pesky's Here!

Badass alternative model Pesky hails from Philly and is our Tattoo Of The Week!

To submit your tattoos for Tattoo Of The Week, send pictures + answers to the questionnaire below to afropunkcommunity@gmail.com.…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 13, 2013 at 12:49pm — 2 Comments

Interview: Meet Fashion Designer Andrea “Kitschai” Ushendo

Andrea “Kitschai” Ushendo is founder of cutting edge label Kitschai. The London-born Nigerian designer has been receiving plenty of positive attention for her newest and utterly whimsical line, Unicorns and Bullet Wounds, a collection inspired by West African Safari. The line incorporates PVC, animal textures and bold animal prints. She is fast becoming a favourite amongst fashionistas and fashion lovers alike, across the globe. Her designs are a perfect fusion of bold, costume…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 13, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Erykah Badu fronts Givenchy's latest spring '14 campaign

Take a look at Givenchy's latest spring '14 campaign, which is fronted by Erykah Badu in a beautiful, architectural printed poncho. Full story …

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Added by Safety Pins on December 11, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

AP Fashion: Holiday Giving! - Gift Ideas

With Kwanzaa and Christmas coming soon, the holiday season is upon us! Don’t hurt your pockets with gift shopping for this holiday season. Listed are ideas and gifts that will put a smile on anyone’s face without spending hundreds of dollars!

Both Christmas and Kwanzaa were part of my upbringing and still are. I have been more drawn to celebrating Kwanzaa because it is a celebration of life and the love that surrounds us everyday, namely what the holiday season is about.…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 11, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

DC Street Style By Britt Elyse Nelson: Demonte'

Name: Demonte' Shavers

Currently living: Philadelphia

Next place you wish to visit: Brazil

Occupation: Nurse

Dream Job: Travel Nurse

 

What influences/inspires your…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 9, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Meet Sondra Dee

Ms. Sondra Dee hails from Vancouver, Canada and is our Tattoo of the Week. Check out this badass "full-time mother".

To submit your tattoos for Tattoo Of The Week, send pictures + answers to the questionnaire below to afropunkcommunity@gmail.com.




-Name: Sondra Dee

-Age:…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 4, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments

NY Street Style by Whosthefreshest

Check these street style shots by Whosthefreshest for AFROPUNK!…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

AP Fashion: Knit Sweaters & Leather for This Weather

Leather accents with any outfit always add a punk or badass edge. The biker look can definitely be sexy, for both males and females. Leather sleeved coats, coated jeans—which have a leather like look, and leather jackets are definitely in this winter! Leather turns up the volume on what may be a simple outfit!



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Added by Safety Pins on December 2, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments

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