How to wear: Arcana Lilith Dress

We’re excited about our eco and sustainable focus: Love Green and loved doing the photoshoot for this collection of designers we’re introducing. One of the stand-out pieces in this feature is the Arcana Lilith Dress that inspired our model Tanya Angelique and provided the feature image for this focus.

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Ozwald Boateng’s AI x Harlem

On the eve of the Met Gala was so important and monumental. Ozwald Boateng delivered his AI presentation to a packed house at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. A collection filled with the genius that is Boateng. AI represents more than what you may think.

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Selah Marley Delivers a Primordial Universe

In this culture of idolizing royal families I believe the surname Marley garners the same illustrious admiration. Thursday evening, Selah Marley, daughter of Lauryn Hill and granddaughter of Bob Marley presented her first art installation project: A Primordial Place at BKLYN Studios with an ethereal labyrinth style celebration attended by wall-to-wall ‘cool kids’ and special guests including model Slick Woods, Chrissy Rutherford, Tiffany Reid and of course the Queen, Lauryn Hill!

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Channing Hargrove

It was really fun getting to meet Channing Hargrove at the offices of Refinery 29, where she covers fashion news. She has a bright and engaging personality and comes from a very honest perspective. This is probably extremely helpful when you have to cover breaking news. What is even more exciting is that, thanks to Refinery 29’s policy of encouragement of their writers to lean into their personality,  Hargrove gets to bring her voice to her reporting. This allows her to cover the stories that she has to cover, but allows her to write about it from her point of view, which focuses on it from the intersection of pop culture and blackness.

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Nappy Head Club: "Making Black Nappy Again"

Once upon a perm, us black girls have done many wicked things to our hair. With the hope of assimilating into America’s ideal culture norms, we rejected ourselves. Creatives Rachel Topping and Rikki-Richelle are dismantling such destructive social constructs and rebuilding a positive image of black beauty with their brand, Nappy Head Club.

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Q&A: Natural Annie Essentials

My grandmother and great-grandmother are a major influence in my life. I grew up with these women and experienced how they approached health and healing, and I find myself more and more gravitating toward that lifestyle of the old school natural. They are also plant addicts, which I proudly own up to now.

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