Before I could even sit down to write my post about the most recent fashion racial misbehaving I read about Trump’s supposedly “alarming” comments at yesterday’s briefing about immigration. If you are familiar with your president’s belief system, there is nothing surprising here. As Maya Angelou famously said, and I’m paraphrasing: when someone shows you … Read more Is There More Racism in the Air Lately or Are We Just Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?
Project Runway (PR) Season 16 proves how dope real diversity is because real diversity has no time for tokenism. And real diversity shows you that no ethnic group is a monolith – rather, it includes many different types of folks. Just as there are many variations on the theme of whiteness, there are black people … Read more Diversity Dopeness on Project Runway Season 16
I’ve been stalking Joelle (or Joey) Jean-Fontaine (on the left with model wearing her creation), resident creative, designer and founder of the I am Kreyol fashion line, since I first saw her stunning work at a Boston Museum of Fine Arts Juneteeth fashion installation two years ago. The brocade, the tulle, the textiles, the prints, … Read more How “I am Kreyol” Manages to Slay Every Day (a Black Pumps Notebook interview)
I’m a Roxbury girl but African Fashion Week in Boston? New York, even DC maybe but Boston? Boston is not exactly known for its fashion acumen. Of course I’m going but will it turn out to be a hot mess? Despite my doubts and amidst my curiosity, African Fashion Week was a very real thing … Read more The House of Nahdra and Boston’s First African Fashion Week
First of all, Beyonce matters because everyone in the world knows who she is and she is the dictionary definition of fierce. If you are a Beyonce-hater skip to the next post. (Full disclosure: I have a lifetime membership in the Beyhive as well as am the proud owner of a Lemonade tee shirt and … Read more Why Beyonce’s Life Matters (and Solange’s and Ms. Tina’s too)
I know the music is mad loud and the aisles are filled with packs of teens roving for Kardashian bodycon and Rihanna bling but don’t let that stop you women of a certain age from venturing inside. I am of a certain age and the only limitations I allow myself are when something doesn’t fit … Read more Why H and M is Not Just for Kids
As a woman of a certain age, I have had to sadly give up some of my most slay-worthy shoes. Well I still have many of them because some shoes are works of art and some bring up the fondest memories and are too hard to part with. But I have bagged up at least … Read more Why Every Shoe Girl Needs a Good Podiatrist (Who is Also a Shoe Girl at Heart)