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FASHION, RANT

NO IT’S NOT A “TRIBAL PRINT TUNIC” IT’S A DASHIKI

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I frequent Forever 21 from time to time and I noticed that they like to “whitewash” the descriptions of some of their items.

This week they added a colorful “tribal print tunic” (item link) into their rotation but I couldn’t help to notice that the design and look was STRIKINGLY SIMILAR to a Dashiki.

The name Dashiki is derived from the Hausa word “danshiki”, which means shirt. It is now a popular ethnic item that can be seen on various people from a multitude of backgrounds. However, the dashiki is rooted in West Africa.

If you look around popular online shopping destinations you will notice that the word “tribal” is thrown on everything when it comes to describing indigenous inspired designs. Can we please get a bit more informative and add real descriptive words? Heck can we just use the words that people have been using for centuries instead of trying to come up with some quirky watered down shit? Maybe I’m asking for too much. Continue Reading

I NEVER WEAR PINK
FASHION

I NEVER WEAR PINK + PLUS-SIZE PINK PICKS FOR SPRING!

I’ve been updating my wardrobe and I discovered that I didn’t own anything that was pink. I always seem to stay away from the color because I never found anything that stood out to me. Usually I like earth tones and a lot of black (no matter the season) and sometimes I mix in some bright colors when the weather is warmer, but that’s rare.

Now with Pink being a big color for the Spring 2015 season, I saw a variety of things I liked in some of the plus-size stores I frequent online. So I said what the heck, let me try out this pink thing and guess what? I love it!!

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First off is this dope trench coat from Carmakoma. It’s light weight and perfect for the windy spring days. I can see myself wearing this with so many other things too, so it was a great buy.

NOTE: This coat is also available on Evans and Navabi for a lower price. I got my at Evans because they always have coupon codes and sales. So the price was slashed in half! Continue Reading

FASHION, MOVIES, VIDEO

TRAILER: IRIS APFEL DOCUMENTARY (BY ALBERT MAYSLES)

Iris Apfel is a 93 year-old fashion maven who I’ve been fascinated with for the past few years. Her accessory game is crazy and even though she is close to 100, she is still going after her dreams.

While living in NYC for 4 years, I tried many times to meet her but it never happened. However, I was lucky enough to snag a few of her vintage pieces when she had a closet sale last year with One Kings Lane. I’ll blog about those soon!

Anyway, I was delighted to find out this week that her 2013 documentary has an official release date. Recorded by the late great Albert Maysles (from Grey Gardens fame) this is a definite must see.

Check out the trailer above and view Iris in select theaters April 29th from Magnolia Pictures.

FASHION

‘MISS Y BY YOEK’ LONGLINE VARSITY JACKET + MY PLUS-SIZE “SPORTY” PICKS

It’s not officially Spring yet so light layering is still needed. No matter how old I get, I’m still a tomboy at heart and when I run errands that is my go-to style.

For the past few days I’ve been rocking this red/black Varsity jacket from Dutch plus size brand Miss Y by Yoek. I paired it with some basics from Old Navy (light weight hoodie and pants) and some tribal print high-top sneakers from Jeffrey Campbell.

This jacket comes in two colors Red/Black and Grey/Black (seen below) and both are super dope and on trend with the “sporty” look. I especially love the “longline” style because it can be styled a lot of different ways.


JACKET IN BOTH COLORS


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