street style

A Splash Of The 70's

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Vintage top & bottoms - Grandma’s Closet

Organic Cotton & Fair Trade Socks - Kind Socks

Head wraps - Souks of Morocco

Heels - Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange

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Makeup by: Asari Duke

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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PHENOMENALLY INDIGENOUS!!!

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A Chill Autumn Day

Phenomenally Indigenous tee - Urban Native Era

Tencel pants - Vetta

Vintage Duster (San Francisco)

Socks- Hotsoxco

Thrifted Heels - Out of the Closet (LA)

Thrifted Hat - Beacon’s Closet (Brooklyn)

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A Fall Day in Brooklyn

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Out Here Livin’ My Best Life Before Winter Fully Hits

Thrifted WESC dress

Vintage suitcase

Scarf/Turban - Via Moroccan Souk

Tennis Shoes

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When Minimalism Clashes With Architecture To Create Street Style

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Palais De La Bahia

White dress- Thrifted

Top - Bias (IKKIVI) Cotton jute yoke and cotton crochet body

Shoes - Adidas

Necklace - Purchased in Moroccan Market

Head wrap - Purchased in India Market years ago

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3 Different Ways To Wear A Basic Peruvian Organic Pima Cotton Tee

A basic tee-shirt should NOT be $50, $60 nor $70, and this is the first line that needs to be drawn in making sustainable fashion affordable and accessible. No matter your geography, style sensibility or ethnic background - a basic white (black or grey) tee shirt is more than likely a staple part of any wardrobe. 

This is the perfect place to start your sustainable fashion journey when you’re ready and able to take that first step in purchasing something new. 

Most people don’t know the basic lifestyle of a tee shirt. The material phase alone includes farming, irrigating, fertilizing, harvesting and ginning. Understanding the time it takes just to make a tee but also the waste that’s created when using conventional cotton will make buying that first sustainable tee extra special. 

One brand we love has a mantra of “accessible-luxury”. Truth Alone Clothing is a basic tee brand specializing in Peruvian Organic Pima Cotton, as well as Peruvian Sourcing & Production. They work to keep everything as local as possible, from raw material to finished product, but their our photography, stylists, models, and locations are also Peruvian. “We believe in giving back to a culture that puts so much love into everything they do, and that’s the truth.”

Here are some looks in my Truth Alone tee shirts:

  • Peruvian Organic Pima Cotton Black tee - Truth Alone
  • Vintage denim jeans
  • Heeled Mules - Bhava (Handmade Italian vegan leather that DOES NOT contain aromatic amines, PCP, formaldehyde, PVC, phthalates, azo-dyes, or chrome. 
  • Peruvian Organic Pima Cotton White tee - Truth Alone
  • Thrifted Mustard Overalls
  • Indigo Dyed Slides - Studio One Eighty Nine
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Wear What Makes You Glisten

I've worn this dress once before ... but of course part of being sustainable is wearing it again! (See previous feature). I love the quality, simplicity and most of all the women behind this ethical brand. Chan & Krys  make sure great fluid pieces that you can keep forever and still pass down to your next of kin. 

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A Staple

Dress - Chan & Krys (woven with 55% hemp & 45% organic cotton)

Marble Necklace - Jewel Posse 

 

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Strawberry Shortcake

Less is more! A white vintage slip dress with a pair of white beat up chucks is simply perfection! Top it off with some fun socks and it's a look! 

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A Kiss of Pink

Vintage Slip Dress 

Socks - Hot Sox 

Shoes - Chucks 

A minimalistic look with a touch of sass! 

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A Day in D.C.

I love wearing all black these days! But nothing says, "Hello Spring" like a vintage blazer on top of that black panther ensemble.

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Vintage is an Accessory

Vintage blazer - Christian Dior

Sweater - Bad Decision Adventure Club (hemp & organic cotton blend) 

Jeans - Levis

Necklace - Arts Boheme (black onyx; white opaque glass beads, Czech crystal beads and pewter) 

Glasses- thrifted 

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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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Cool Girls Care

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Who Needs New Clothes

"Cool Girls Care" tee - Neo Thread

Upcycled vintage trousers

Thrifted purse

Levis denim jacket

U.O. Infinity scarf - headwrap

Bracelet - Natalie Frigo ( vintage lucite & bronze) 

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Organic Cotton in Güell Park, Barcelona

ORGANIC COTTON SHIRT DRESS

"THE DANGLING MODIFIER" BY GRAMMAR NYC

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Day 2 of Barcelona was all about hitting tourist attractions while finding the discrete and intricate beauties of traditional architecture. Güell Park has some of the most majestic sights marrying nature and immaculate stone work. Grammar's organic cotton Dangling Modifier shirt dress has a similar beauty of sheer functionality with beautiful craftsmanship and attention to detail. 

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