A Facebook friend of mine whom I don’t know at all posted this image. I couldn’t let it slide without saying something – partially for fear that if I didn’t say something, no one in his circle would.
There’s a white woman running around New York in a big black afro wig because she thinks it’s teaching her something about herself and the world and how she sees it and how it sees. She blogs about it sometimes on her website, Before and Afro.
I was lamenting to some friends about how gobsmacked I was when I was eyeing this dope suit at Banana Republic. There must be some speculative bubble involving men’s suiting because gotdamn. Sticker shock like a mug. One friend cheap lasix online suggested Men’s Wearhouse. (“Don’t hit me,” she said quickly.) I reiterated that I Read More
Below is a video made by a young woman who is not at all pleased with her natural hair experience. Some quick thoughts: -I think there’s a conversation to be had here about the way that natural hair product lines (particularly high priced ones) market their products. How often do you see (this is an Read More
h/t Kiana Danielle.
LessGentleMen: You In Reverse from Wale O on Vimeo. This vid, by the hyper-talented Friend of the Blog AeonRND12 (the MC-beatmaker-photog-etc. who also created the theme to the PostBourgie podcast), features WaleO, himself a hyper-hyphenate (Afrobeat artist-attorney-best-dressed-man-in-America-finalist) engaging in reckless acts of public dandyism. Photos from the shoot here.
I’ve been meaning to write this entry since a few months after I moved back to Kentucky from Philly, but I guess its better that I didn’t do it so soon. After being natural for two years and spending one of those years in Louisville, KY, I’ve had a lot more time to really examine Read More
New York Fashion Week is upon us and as much as I look forward to planning my days and nights around pre-selected shows I intend to crash, ogling male models at after-parties, and picking outfits for both it is also the week when I lament most about the lack of “me”-representation on fashion runways and Read More
This is dedicated to the 20-something I saw walking down the street in a fur coat and a pair of Converses two days ago. Why do people still wear these? Note: this has nothing to do with animal rights, though not killing animals to make fur coats is an added bonus. (Except squirrels. Nobody needs Read More
Phillybeard.com presents: The Sunni Beard from Chikodi Chima on Vimeo. This started catching on back when I was in school, although obviously back then few of us could really pull it off. (Freeway probably has the most famous Philly beard of all times. ALL TIMES!)