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Decolonize Sustainable Style

I’ve been sharing my “conscious style” across social platforms for the last 5 years. But now more than ever I am using my style identity to share that sustainable doesn’t look one way and it’s NOT just worn by a select few. Brown skin, afro textured hair and messages of DECOLONIZATION are most certainly welcomed!

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Style meets Politics

Deadstock fabric blazer dress - Vetta

Ethical “Decolonize” beret - Slow Factory

Thrifted Heels - Out of the Closet (LA)

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Prints x Graffiti = An Urban Masterpiece

I've been slowly transitioning my wardrobe to a more monochromatic vibe. As I continuously evolve as a person, I'm starting to fall in love with the elegance and beauty of simplicity (with pops of pattern). However, from time to time I get back to my roots of loving to mix and match prints when I'm feeling bold and daring.  

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Ankara Prints

Jacket - Handmade in Malawi by Mwayi

Skirt- thrifted in street market while in Ghana

Headwrap - thrifted in street market while in Ghana

Bandeau - Oakland street vendor

 

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Melanin on Melanin on Melanin

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Burnt Orange Always

Joggers & Jacket - Chan & Krys

Thrifted Heels from Ghana

Secondhand glasses & metal necklace - Monk Vintage

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Sustainable Fashion Gets A 70's Influence

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A Touch of the 70's

Off the shoulder top - Trove (handmade in Rwanda)

Wide leg pants - Kowtow (organic cotton)

Coat- Thrifted in Delhi, India

Necklace - Thrifted in Delhi, India

Vintage Kangol hat - Stolen from pops

Clutch - Vintage 

Bracelet - Natalie Frigo (Bronze, vintage lucite, ancient Roman glass)

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I love putting together looks that are either inspired by a decade or iconic figures in my life. The wide leg pants with the kangol gave me all of the 70's vibes! Kowtow is an amazing New Zealand brand. The label is committed to using fair trade certified organic cotton, Global Organic Textile Standard approved dyes, mindful manufacturing with fair working conditions, ethically sourced trims and sustainable packaging. Trove is a brand that I'm fairly new to - they partner directly with global artisans - creating jobs and celebrating culture. And in all transparency - I love that the owner doesn't just work with melanin communities but also uses WOC in their branding and marketing. It's such an important part of representation - making sure that WOC aren't just seen as laborers! 

Modern Day Tree Hugger

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Earth Momma  

Scarf - Versace (From years of being in my top drawer next to my undies) 

Turtle Neck - NU Boutique NYC

Denim Trench  - Thrifted from AuH2O

Pants- Cecilia Rinaldi (100% hemp - organic, fair trade and handmade in Italy) 

Shoes - G.H. Bass & Co.

Mudcloth Fannypack - Thrifted

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