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Safety Pins's Blog – December 2014 Archive (9)

AFROPUNK STREET STYLE: LULU

Shot by French Gold photography, our new streetstyle series is a celebration of all the style and fashion from within our AFROPUNK community - exploring indivIdual style and the minds behind them. On that note, meet young Skater and model Lulu. 

Age: 8

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

FASHION: Angels and a Raven, the latest editorials from Reflekt Mag

Check out the latest editorials from Reflekt Mag, shot by photographer Jasmyne Johnson. Titled 'Desert Raven' and 'Archangels', one editorial focuses on silhouettes while the other captures the neo-noir setting of downtown Los Angeles. Explore the images, below; plus video footage from Lawrence Lindell.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 26, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: MOSAERT's new unisex capsule collection - Stromae's clothing line

Check out the new unisex capsule collection from 'MOSAERT' - the clothing line from Belgian musician Stromae. The musician, known for his vibrant colors and striking look, has collaborated with Brussels studio Boldatwork to create the African influenced and College-style fashion brand; naming the clothing line after an acronym of his name. Explore some images of the capsule collection, below.…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK STREET STYLE: FREDDIE

 

FREDDIE

 

Age: 26

Hometown: Connecticut (moved to Harlem, NY, last year)…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FASHION: FKA Twigs lensed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue US

Girl of the moment FKA Twigs has landed herself a spot in the upcoming January issue of fashion bible Vogue US. Check out some images from the 'Wild Child' editorial, below - lensed by the legendary French fashion photographer, Patrick Demarchelier.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on December 17, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

SPOTLIGHT: Beads Byaree by Areeayl Goodwin

Once the end of the semester swings around I always tell myself, Oh, you have worked so hard on finals and everything… treat yourself… and I yes, I think I have done that… a bit treating more than my measly college bank account may have permitted, however, I always love coming across fabulous accessories and one more necklace couldn’t hurt, right? I am really in love with the imaginative and innovative jewelry…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 15, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FASHION: An interview with Cherize Ross, the designer behind South African clothing label K-Word

Lately, the City of Cape Town has seen a wave of discourse around race, belonging, legacy and they way we see ourselves and each other 20 years after democracy. While Ferguson burns and so does the need to find solace from the harsh times we face, we as South Africa have our own issues to deal with, and somehow managed to find our own ways of expressing how our daily experiences make us. Designer Cherize Ross finds her comfort in K-Word, her recently released…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: BLKKANGAROO - Color, Vibrancy, and an African aesthetique

Check out these stunning images from BLKKANGAROO’s Spring/ Summer 15 lookbook. Founder, Seye Ogunlesi started the label following the popularity of his  “if found return to the Motherland” t-shirts - which he first sold from a backpack at AFROPUNK FEST 2012. The collection, noted for its bold graphics, prints and an undeniable African heritage echoes the fun, laid-back vibe of Ogunlesi and his team - art director, Emmanuel Obayemi and fashion director,…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 11, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Photographer Bukunmi Grace gets vibrant with latest fashion story

Check out this stunning editorial from Nigerian born photographer Bukunmi Grace - with designs from Elle Magazine Rising Star Design Finalist, Julienne by Julia M'poko. The vibrant fashion story features Nigerian-American model …

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Added by Safety Pins on December 9, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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