Honoring Black creatives I have loved or recently discovered:
PLACE: I became enamored by David Adjaye's work when he designed Proenza Schouler's first store on Madison Ave back in 2012, when I still worked for the company. His use of natural lighting and concrete is always what makes me infatuated to the spaces he designs. Modern but never stale
STYLE: I have been following TyLynn Guyen for a while. Not only is she stunning with a killer chic and elegant style, she is also spiritual. Here she is looking super chic in skirt and shoes by The Row and Brunello Cucinelli top
WORDS: Necessary words by James Baldwin. Edited image by Sublime.jpg
OBJECT: I have recently found the instagram account of Particulieries, curated by Shelly Branch in NYC. Shelly's collection features the most exquisite selection of signed 20th century fine jewelry. Pictured above, is a clip on earring by my favorite jeweler of all time Humebrto Burle Marx. Wearable object/art on it's own.
KNOWLEDGE: Anti-racism work is beyond self care, it is human responsibility that goes beyond Instagram and posts. I decided to change the "self care"section this week to "knowledge" because I have been dedicating my time on learning about Black history and will continue to do so. I remember learning about Harriet Tubman in High School but recently watched a movie based on her story "Harriet". Mrs. Tubman's story is a true heroine story. The part that touched me the most about it was that her fierceness came from her deep connection and trust in the divine source. After all she had been through during slavery, she still managed to keep her faith alive and ended up being the historic Heroine she is today. A fierce leader freeing up to approximately 300 slaves