7 Luxurious Black Owned Lingerie Brands You Will Love

Slip Into Self Love | Celebrate YOU There’s a transformative power in the act of slipping into luxurious lingerie and leaning into your sensuality not for anyone else, but for yourself. I don’t believe we should wait for Valentine’s day or any other “special” occasion to treat ourselves to the pleasures of delicate lace or … Continue Reading

Gift Guide: 32 Excellent Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses

Black Owned Businesses have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic. They receive less support and funding than their counterparts and that funding usually comes with more scrutiny and higher rates. One way to help BIPOC owners and entrepreneurs is by making a conscious effort of shopping Black-Owned this Holiday season. And with the diversity of … Continue Reading

Patrick Cupid: Brand Spotlight in Costa Rica

I learned of Patrick Cupid, a talented designer from NYC, while writing up an article “5 Black Male Fashion Designers Who Are Slaying The Game” as part of my “Going Against the Grain: Black-Owned Brands Spotlight” series last summer. Here is what I wrote about Patrick and his eponymous brand back then: “Patrick Cupid makes playful … Continue Reading

My Visit to the Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C.

There are experiences in our lives that stick with us for a long time after they pass. This was the case with me on a cloudy spring day in Washington, D.C. some 2 years ago. Me and Maxim were visiting the beautiful cherry blossoms and decided to visit the new Museum of African American History … Continue Reading

5 Black Male Fashion Designers Who Are Slaying The Game

Welcome to my continued coverage of amazing Black designers, founders, influencers, brands and creators who are reinventing the rules of the fashion and beauty industries. Today I wanted to highlight 5 Black Male Fashion Designers Who Are Slaying The Game! The fashion world is one of the few industries that has traditionally been dominated by women … Continue Reading

6 Black-Owned Beauty Brands That You Should Know

Welcome to my continued coverage of amazing Black designers, founders, influencers, brands and creators who are reinventing the rules of the fashion and beauty industries. Today I wanted to highlight 6 Amazing Black-Owned Beauty Brands and the women behind them who perfectly fit that bill. All of the women on this list dared to challenge … Continue Reading

5 (More!) Black Female Fashion Designers that should be on Your Radar in 2020

It’s been an enlightening yet encouraging past few weeks. Enlightening to see the responses of Brands and Personalities alike revealing their stance on the matter of injustice or lack thereof by staying silent AND encouraging to see the vast amount of people from every race under the sun showing up and standing tall against injustice … Continue Reading

Justice for George Floyd! + Resources to Petition, Donate and Act Now

I was still processing #AhmaudArbery and now it’s #GeorgeFloyd. Which black man will be next? And next after that? Is there a blueprint for the lessons you teach little black boys and girls on how to react if they are approached by a cop?! Racism in America is unfortunately very real. It takes a toll when you see … Continue Reading

5 Black Female Fashion Designers that should be on Your Radar in 2020

There’s nothing more inspiring to me than seeing women who look like me making major strides in the world of fashion. Black women pushing boundaries, overcoming adversities and showing women everywhere that our abilities are truly limitless. Black women who rebel against societal norms and pave the way for the rest of us to celebrate … Continue Reading