Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Supporting Urban Owned Business

More now than ever it is imperative to support our fellow creative sistahs and brothers. The times illustrate it.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday everyone! Have you all seen Selma yet?!
I admit. I am very angry about the Academy Award nominations and the shutting out of Ava DuVernay's masterpiece. It is a brilliant film. Gritty, sharp, haunting. David Oyelowo well embodies the well esteemed non-violent civil rights leader. FYI:  If no one hasn't seen DuVernay's recently released gem "Middle Of Nowhere," you can find it online or at a Walmart. Very disconcerting that a beautiful, profound film, winner of several awards including The Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award and Best Dramatic Directing Film at Sundance Film Festival has a late DVD release. It is barely found in a physical store location. Boo.
Another great quote that inspires this day is Martin Luther King Jr.'s "what are you doing for others?"
Well, what are you?
One of the most important allegiances is supporting urban businesses, businesses that cater to personal identity, the freedom of expression. To live at a time of repetitiveness further pushes need to stand out, be different, be brave. More and more, I'm realizing value of adding diverse uniqueness to my wardrobe, which in turn reflects art and culture. Past meets ancestry in a profoundly fashionable statement. Something long repressed due to loving popular media to point of unnecessary excess. I still frolic thrift stores, still love retro tees, and vintage dresses, but adding hinted pieces marries two worlds together.
Today I highlight Arimas Jewelry Box and Eva's Head-Wraps, amazing feminine ran cyber shops showcasing fine, fabulous wears. Style conscious sweetie pie divas check out how purchases from just these two define heart and mind.

Saraya (21.5" x  62") is $22 & Ezing (23" x  72") is $25 at Eva's Head Wraps.
Turban-ing things up with green and brown Saraya turban! Harry Potter dress was a Christmas gift and grey ruffled blouse a Goodwill find.
Bold patterned Ezing fabric with its pop pizzazz orange and blue perfectly suits an old $8  red "Scooby Doo" Junk Food t-shirt. Undid coiled twists and massaged argan oil through the strands, giving kinky curls shiny definition. Team Natural Hair Forever.
Red Wooden Afro Pick Comb Studs, $18. Heart rings, $4.99. Custom destination ring, $10 (Ohio lady forever). Eye catching accessory pieces from Arimas Jewelry Box. Check out this first feature here

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