Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

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Pinstripe and African print

I sat at a bagel shop sipping on my coffee, catching up with Joey, and waiting for the rain to stop. An older woman walked past me and complimented my shoes.  “Thank you! I had to make sure to wear nice shoes today. I just finished speaking at a high school in Newark. Kids pay […] Read more…

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White Chucks + Brown Fringe

I found this brown fringe leather dress at a thrift shop in Soho, and of course I squealed with delight when I picked it up! It was a bit pricey for my typical thrift finds, but it was all worth it. I didn’t only see it as a clean statement dress, but a nice vest […] Read more…

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Essence Street Style Block Party

I lifted my long denim dress right above my ankles to ease my climb from the underground. With my headwrap tied into the Fanm Djanm signature flower-bow, I reached the exit at Borough Hall Station. I heard a woman in the distance cursing her luck. I looked into the grey Brooklyn skies and understood why […] Read more…

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Gaudy

When I was in high school, right when I was getting comfortable with speaking English, a classmate looked at me and said with an accusatory tone that made me blush, “You’re so gaudy!” I felt bad without knowing the meaning of the word. I could tell by the way she spat her statement that she […] Read more…

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The Muse of JB b.o.r.n.

The day after I approached Jonathan with my proposal to sell Fanm Djanm at his boutique, he told me he had to speak with me in his office. I followed up up the stairs with a thousand thoughts running through my mind. Finally I (halfway) shouted, “Don’t tell me you’re backing out of the proposal!?” […] Read more…

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Charmed Feathers

It’s amazing to wear something that comes from love, patience, and a beautiful person you’ve met and connected with. I hosted my very first out of state Fanm Djanm event last month. I worked with the kindest people, and it was a pleasure to meet each and every guest. The post from that event is […] Read more…

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Playing dress up in Tete’s closet

The bed was neatly covered with layers of beautiful prints, textures, and colors. There were so many possibilities that would make the perfect and most interesting outfit, it was impossible to stay focused. Oh, and the accessories! Purses, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings of all kinds dangled artistically in various corners of the room or occupied […] Read more…

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Blue and white stripes and polka dots

C’mon kids, it’s spring! Don’t mind the rain or the chilly wind this week. The sun will be shining again soon so let’s meet in the park! Grab your scooter or bike. Make sure you grab a bouquet of colorful flowers, and we can ride together. We will of course frolic and take full advantage […] Read more…

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Finding Harlem Street Style: Rodney

  The weather getting nicer, and the men are looking more dapper. I stopped this young Harlemite at Red Rooster one eventful evening. He was on his way out with a suitcase. I learned it was his birthday, and he was going to visit some friends, then catch a flight in the early morning.  I […] Read more…

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Finding Harlem Street Style: Kristia

It’s been spring for a week now, but it’s still winter. Seriously, the wind almost knocked me down the other day, and you could only imagine how I’m feeling. If the weather was a human being and cared about my emotions, I would give her the biggest side eye right now. Anyway, I met up […] Read more…

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