splashoflime:

The Brooklyn Way

First Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum is showcasing Mickalene Thomas ‘Origin of The Universe’ tonight. I have highlighted her work before in an earlier post and it’s no surprise  that Solange’s recent African inspired aesthetic features her work heavily in her new video ‘Losing You

You know I love me some Dutch Wax print and a little afro-clash stylism, so I definately need to roll through!

http://www.mtv.com/videos/interview/solange/830569/mtv-style-behind-the-scenes-of-solanges-losing-you-video-teaser.jhtml

http://mickalenethomas.com

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storyboard:

Nail Art as Activism

This story was produced as part of a content partnership with The Daily Beast.

Last May, at a high school in a small town just north of Winnipeg, Canada, a teenage girl came out as gay. When a group of bullies began taunting her, calling her “weird,” 20 students came to her defense. “We all decided to paint our nails rainbow to show our support,” says Nikki, 14. “We told the people bullying her that it’s so mean and wrong.”

Now, every month, Nikki and her friends continue to paint their nails rainbow as a show of solidarity. When other students have come out as gay, they know they’ve got a gang of defenders to back them up. “We’re like a big support group,” Nikki says.

Remember when neon nails were all the rage, plastered on the pages of every fashion glossy? Back then, it may have been little more than a chic fashion accessory. And yet today, the idea of intricate, complex, even meaningful nail art has taken on a life of its own

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splashoflime:

The Brooklyn Way

First Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum is showcasing Mickalene Thomas ‘Origin of The Universe’ tonight. I have highlighted her work before in an earlier post and it’s no surprise  that Solange’s recent African inspired aesthetic features her work heavily in her new video ‘Losing You

You know I love me some Dutch Wax print and a little afro-clash stylism, so I definately need to roll through!

http://www.mtv.com/videos/interview/solange/830569/mtv-style-behind-the-scenes-of-solanges-losing-you-video-teaser.jhtml

http://mickalenethomas.com

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explorehandmade:

Smitten with the DIY kits from Etsy Seller, Goose Grease, from Brooklyn, New York, particularly the nativity set and Mary, Joseph & Jesus ornaments for those that celebrate Christmas. But, the fun doesn’t stop there, Goose Grease has a number of DIY kits for crafting year round, including a yo-yo and two tops kit, a family figurine kit, a cupcake topper kit, a wedding cake topper kit and many more. In short, check out the shop to find something just right for you. I think these kits would be an excellent craft idea for children, but also for adults who want to enjoy some crafting fun! Each DIY set includes all the materials necessary (the wooden figurines, brushes, paints, top coats, instructions, etc.) to have you on your way to creating these adorable hand painted figurines or ornaments.

flatbrokefashionista:

THRIFTING. MECCA. 

flatbrokefashionista:

THRIFTING. MECCA. 

ingodwetrustnyc:

Larmack suede shoes in Bordo. These are just absolutely wonderful. Try on a pair! You will fall in love. Seriously. No joke. 

ingodwetrustnyc:

Larmack suede shoes in Bordo. These are just absolutely wonderful. Try on a pair! You will fall in love. Seriously. No joke. 

storyboard:

Beardwatching in Brooklyn

Grandpa sweaters. Lumberjack button-downs. Thick-framed specs. Fixed-gear bikes. Welcome to Brooklyn, land of the Fedora, where PBR flows like water, and facial hair holds dominion over every and any male visage. 

It’s undeniable that the beard, like tattoos, has taken the road that began at fringe subculture (or just “I’m-too-lazy-to-shave”) and arrived at mainstream hip. Today, from serious global organizations to step-by-step guides, the art of the beard is no easy feat. 

Enter Mckenzie Santiago and Alfredo Catedral, the duo behind Brooklyn Grooming, the borough’s premiere small-batch, hand-made, all-natural, organic, artisanal, very Brooklyn men’s (and women’s) grooming line. With a choice of three neighborhood scents — Williamsburg, Red Hook, and Fort Greene (as well as the all-natural scent, Commando) — facial hair aficionados will find everything from beard oil to mustache wax to gentleman’s facial serum.

What could be more manly?

Sky Dylan-Robbins

martinacavalieri:

(via Architizer Blog » The DIY Library)

FIT Knitwear Specialization Thesis at Nottingham Trent University, England 2006