August 2017Faces of Black Fashion: August 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Street Style Photos from Afro Punk Brooklyn 2017

The first time I attended Afro Punk Brooklyn in 2015, I fell in love with the energy, art, style, music, activism and creativity. I loved that the festival celebrated black creativity in all of its glory while simultaneously encouraged social responsibility and activism. Afro Punk did not disappointment this year, it delivered! 

 In the photos below you will see some of that style and creativity that define Afro Punk Brooklyn. As you click through the photos, please share some of the things you love about them in the comment box below.

Photography by R. Pond. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

#TBT Style: Five Black Women Who Rocked the Pixie Like a Boss

Toni Braxton

Malinda Williams

Nia Long


Halle Berry

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How to Style Your Pixie Cut

I'm currently rocking a pixie cut, and when I need help styling, I visit Youtube. Here, Youtubber, Larissa shows us how to style a pixie into faux hawk. I love this look! Enjoy the video. 

Some of the products she used are:

1. Nairobi Hydrating Shampoo - available here
2. Nairobi Foam Wrap - available here
3. You can get a set of Nairobi Shampoo, Conditioner and Foam Wrap here for only $22.48!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Insecure's Costume Designer, Ayanna James

An all around amazing show (Yea Issa Rae!!!), I look forward to watching Insecure on Sunday nights. I can relate to some of the struggles the characters face as they maneuver life, relationships, careers and friendships. There are wins and losses, misgivings, missteps, lessons (hopefully learned),harsh realities, and nuances that make the characters deeply human. Additionally, there's style. I would LOVE Molly's work wardrobe please. Also, can I have Issa's collection of T-shirts?

In comes, Ayanna James, a Stylist and Costume Designer for the series. The Jamaican born stylist received her bachelor's degree in Bio-Chemistry, but as life would have it,she became a Stylist after moving to L.A. with her family. James has been working with Issa Rae for the past five years and styles her both on and off screen, and we've seen the amazing transformation of Issa from Awkward Black Girl to a Grown Woman who is honing and owning her style, and we love it! Clearly, having Ayanna on her team works!

Below are a few of Issa's looks tha Ayanna styled. See more of Ayanna's work on her website and her Instagram Profile.

Loved this looked from Season 2, Episode 2.