Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Creepin'

Two weeks ago, my coworker and I were discussing our love for Badgalriri's new collab with Puma and how we've been searching for the right pair of sneakers (since we're not sneakerheads or even into sneakers that much) and that how we thought these were the chosen ones. Originally, I planned to get the black ones and she wanted the white ones (unfortunately those won't be out til November). Luckily, it just so happened to be day 2 of the 3 day pop-up shop in the Bowery, which is right near our job, so we went before lunch time and I actually ended up getting the oatmeal (tan) and she got the black ones. That day was a good day. Apparently, we missed the craziness from the day before and there happened to be no lines or even customers in there when we went. I tried them on and the rest was history. Me x my creepers by RiRi = awesomeness. 



This was day 2 at the pop-up shop.

Grabbed lunch the next day wearing our kicks cause we were hype. Corny or nah? 
Either way, still dope. 

Plain janin' it in them. They work really well with monochromatic looks.



Clutch by Madd Fox, Sweater is vintage, pants by Zara





Thursday, September 3, 2015

Afropunk 2015, Brooklyn

I've decided to really start blogging again because I have a lot of things I'd like to share with people and just things I find interesting that I feel others will too. I wanted to start small with this little simple post about Afropunk this year. I don't have many pics because I spent most of my time taking in the scenery and just enjoying it. 

Anyway, this marked my 3rd year attending Afropunk and I have to say it was really cool bringing my siblings with me this time. I missed Saturday this year, but I was able to go on Sunday. Below are just a few snapshots (camera phone pics) mostly from the early part of the day when there was barely a crowd. 


My bro Zach and sis Mia. They also had school the next day.

Mia at the awesome Carol's Daughter booth. 

This lady had the coolest headbands and natural hair t-shirts. 

Handmade awesomeness. 


The designer herself.

I also bought amazing handmade soap from the Blue Bee Bars booth. Our selfie of course.

Loved the statements on these shirts... 

Graffiti. 



The message. Graffiti by Rising Red Lotus @risingredlotus


The lovely Jasmine Nichole. She's pretty & talented.

Maureen Saturne of Indivijewel & a friend.



Watching Lenny from afar.

Me & bae. pic from alerobuttercup.com


I have to admit this was much different from the previous fests I've attended. More commercial than before, more vendors, less performances, probably the same amount of people and just as many beautiful black faces if not more. Also, I really wish there were more punk rock performances because the 2014 fest had an entire stage dedicated to punk rock bands and even had the mini skate ramps set up.