i always liked housecleaning even as a child i dug straightening the cabinets putting new paper on the shelves washing the refrigerator inside out and unfortunately this habit has carried over and i find i must remove you from my life
Photo credit: The Blushing Bird
I’ve been sitting with these photos for weeks, because I wasn’t sure whether or not I wanted to post them. I love fashion, obviously, and I LUUUUURVE Black folks, but this…I don’t know. It hit me in a weird spot.
Inspiration came from England’s underground Northern Soul movement, sparked by the prominent uprising of Black American soul music of the 1960s, as well as Malian photographer Malick Sidibé, who died in 2016.
I’m torn. I appreciate a major house campaign being portrayed exclusively by Black models, and the photos themselves are dope. But I am uncomfortably aware that their Blackness is part of the “art direction.”
Anyhow, enjoy the photos, which are gorgeous. But I’m curious what type of representation we will see next season when Blackness isn’t the theme.
photographer: Glen Luchford
So #GYALCAST, a Toronto collective of creative Black women, and VICE had an art show. And it was beautiful. Not just the art, some of which you can see below, but the spirit. Centering black women in art is not a common thing- I am quite used to entering gallery showings and art spaces and being one of a handful of people of color period, much less black women. But to come into a space where black women dominated, and the energy was all love? A beautiful thing.
I wish I’d gotten better pics (I could blame the free (!!!) Henny, but it’s really just my phone lol), but if you see something that intrigues you, look up the artists. I have my eye on the girl blowing a kiss at the camera, myself.
Click the IG post below to catch a vibe.
I came across this collection and couldn’t resist.
Christie Brown, F/W 2016– Designer: Aisha Obuobi
I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT.
Just had to say that somewhere.