Black Fashion History: Meet Willi Smith

Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and studied commercial art at Mastbaum Technical High School and attended Philadelphia College of Art for fashion illustration. He then moved to New York to go to Parsons The New School for Design, the highly competitive art and design college of The New School university. For a short time Smith freelanced with Arnold Scaasi and Bobbie Brooks’s sportswear company. In 1967, Smith quit…

30 Things to Do Before, During, & After 30

Before you start booing me off stage let me ensure you that 30 is not the end!!! Your twenties has a shiny “youthful” stereotype cast over it, and many women believe that after 25 its a landslide in to the dark abyss. It took me until I was on the other side of twenty-five to…

Sugar In My Eye: The Kara Walker Exhibit

Brooklyn was buzzing with life this weekend and my Love and I decided to join in. I have been looking forward to viewing the Kara Walker Domino exhibit for weeks and finally my waiting had come to an end. All the vibrant street art on our stroll to south street seemed like beautiful coming attractions,…

A Hot Cup of Artist Young Earl Grey

When you hear the name “YoungEarlGrey” you may want to put on the kettle for a relaxing spot of tea, but it’s also the name of EPIC rising star on the art scene Rhea. When she’s not sipping coladas or getting caught in the rain, YoungEarlGrey is turning up the volume on her favorite Eddie…

A Weekend in Philly

This past weekend has been so needed!!! I few hours in a car and we arrived in Philly for the Made in America festival. Dropping off our luggage started a new adventure for my Pooh and I. Day one was full of music, party, and tons of walking… (BURNED A MILLION CALORIES) ending the perfect…