The traveling pop-up shop/gallery, SUPAFRIK, is making its U.S. debut in Washington, D.C. from October 18th – October 21st, 2012. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this. According to the SUPAFRIK website, SUPAFRIK “is curated around the theme of “Urban Contemporary Africana” and will showcase artwork and design that re-contextualize African aesthetics and traditions within a modern framework.” Full itinerary after the jump.
The Coiffure Project is Baltimore’s TYP Photography’s effort to create a book of natural hair portraits. One of the great things about this project is that natural haired divas can volunteer to participate by emailing cd@typBaltimore.com. All images copyright TYP Photography.
Reginald F. Lewis’ Dandy Day was awesome! I had the opportunity to catch up with old acquaintances, network with fellow bloggers like Jann’l from Girls of Plenty, and check out items from vintage boutiques such as Zulu Gypsy. It was nice to see Nontsikelelo “Lolo” Veleko’s, Jati Lindsay’s and Kia Chenelle’s photographs in person and to be introduced to the work of Iké Udé. Hearing Shantrelle P. Lewis as well several contributors speak about what Dandy Lion means to them, made the day all the more special. Commendations go to Shantrelle P. Lewis, the contributing artists, boutiques, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for putting together a beautiful event and beautiful exhibits. Please excuse the horrible pics taken with my cellphone.
Celebrate black dandyism at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum Saturday, April 28 from noon to 5 p.m. Peruse clothing and accessories by indie designers hosted by Planet Maud Vintage & Co.; join Monica Miller as she discusses her book, Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity; take a gallery walk with curator Shantrelle P. Lewis; listen to monologues by Theatre Morgan students (Morgan State University); and groove to the sounds of DJ Jahsonic. Museum admission required. Image Credit: Jati Lindsay
Back in December, The Illustrated Nail helped Ohema Ohene boutique celebrate its one year anniversary by painting ankara inspired prints on the nails of anniversary party guests. It appears that for the Ohema Ohena celebration, The Illustrated Nail created some designs not seen on her previous ankara print nail wheel.