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ETC, INSPIRE

AFROS FROM THE 1970S

So my latest past time has been going to google archive and looking at old Ebony magazine advertisements & photos of yesteryear. I’m currently stalking the 1970s and these vintage ads from brands like Afro Sheen and Posner are super inspiring. The afros, the style, the whole vibe is everything.

I was born in 1984 and I always envied those who grew up in the 1970s. It seems that black self-awareness was at an all time high and according to my parents (who did grow up in that decade) it was like a different world compared to now.

Since we have no time machine, all I can do is look at these old photos and get my life. I wish I had $40 million to purchase those Ebony archives, I would do it in a heartbeat!

Check out some of the dope ones below!

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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.

LIFE, MOTIVATION

NOTHING WRONG WITH KNOWING THAT YOU’VE PEAKED

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There is nothing wrong with peaking at something. It means you have reached a height you probably never imagined.

You know its time to move on or you’ve peaked at a particular thing when the excitement has left the room. Yes there are ways to reboot excitement or to create some sense of happiness within darkness, but is that really considered happiness?

Complacency and familiarity have become necessities to some because they do not require anything other than just being. To change you must go against those feelings.

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