February, 2015 Monthly archive

Solange & ELEVENPARIS

Last year at the ‘Modefabriek’ (Dutch fashion fair) I fell in love with a sweater by I brand I had never heard of. It was called ElevenParis and the sweater  had Cara Delevingne printed all over.  But this brand has been active from 2003, I just missed out.

This year, there was some news on that same brand. They signed my favorite nappy headed (joke) model. Solange!

SolangeWhile the fashion industry is still somewhat behind when it comes to signing models of color, and less then 10% of the models during the NY Fashion week last year, and while there are still very view black models seen with natural afro hair, ElevenParis chose for Solange to represent their brand.

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Utah State Afro?

Basketball Afro

We see more and more naturals on the streets, on the television, the music industry and in Movies. But we have not seen a fro like this on the basketball court. We are talking about 19 years of Jalen Moore. An upcoming talent who is playing for Utah State. Yes, everybody is talking about his growing skills on the field, and him promising carrier, but his hair is also quite a subject!

“It’s fun to be a little different,” Moore said. “It’s nice to be known for something other than your game. … I have no plans on cutting it anytime soon.”

Moore started growing his 1970s-style hair about three years ago, when he attended Sky View High in Smithfield, because “I just didn’t think I looked good with it shorter.”

And we love it! But it doesn’t stop there.

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