Life Lessons From Jane Pratt

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  I’ve spoken about my influences here on the blog before, and I’ve mentioned it in my TEDx talk too — one of my biggest early writing influences was Sassy Magazine. My classmate’s cousin would send down her well thumbed, slightly tattered copies in care packages alongside mixtapes featuring artists I’d never heard of at […]

Thank You, Miu Miu and Ava DuVernay

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  The need for more diversity in fashion is so frequently glaring and so very frequently written about. Sometimes it seems like things are deliberately destined to never change. And every now and then there’s a shining breakthrough, that you hope heralds a new day in fashion and beauty and fills your heart with optimism […]

On Courage. Inside my TEDxPortOfSpain Experience

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Towards the end of 2012, I was asked to come back home to Trinidad, to give a talk at TEDxPortOfSpain. I had to deliver a 15 to 18 minute speech on courage. And it was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. It was one of the most liberating experiences I’ve ever had. This […]

The Afrobella Interview. Janelle Monáe for Cover Girl!

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One of the benefits of being a bit of an OG on the blogging scene – I can look back and truly appreciate how much things have changed and how far I’ve come. Not just for myself, but for others I’ve encountered along the way. Take for example, the talented and beautiful Janelle Monáe. I […]

Pinterest and the Power of Style Inspiration

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I have so much admiration for the style bloggers at the top of their game. I’m talking about Gabifresh and Style Pantry, Karen of Where Did U Get That and Eileen of Miss Whoever You Are. Girl With Curves and Marie Denee The Curvy Fashionista. Nicolette Mason and Le Blog de Big Beauty. ChiTown Fashionista […]

Afrobella Art — Curating An Artful Eye

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In the interest of furthering the Afrobella Art series under a knowledgable and well curated eye, I’ve turned over the reins to a new monthly contributor. Bellas, meet Veronica Marshall. She is a self-described interior design junkie, obsessed with all-things home décor, antiquing, midcentury modern design, and collecting art by emerging artists. The owner of […]

Afrobella Art — Nastassia Davis

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Bellas, I’d like to present a new monthly series. Afrobella Art will feature images that inspire and celebrate our unique beauty, and the people who create them. First up, Nastassia Davis. Nastassia is a New Jersey based artist and photographer specializing in fine art portraiture and conceptual photography. Her fascinating self-portraits include this stunning image […]