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Editorial, Fashion

The Zeal Life: ‘Access Not Granted’, A Fashion Narrative on the Sexual Vulnerability of WomenFeatured

Spring/Summer 2019 Women since childhood are conditioned to modify their being in such a way to protect from sexual assault, harassment and degradation. Throughout the day women are aware–subconsciously even– of the measures needed to steer clear of uninvited attention or danger. At the gym, at school, catching Uber, going to work, walking to the car, even in the safety of homes, women must be aware they are a woman. This narrative teaches the male counterpart is the predator– women…

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Fashion, My Looks

The Zeal Life- Havana Bound

The Zeal Life- Havana Bound
The Zeal Life- Havana Bound
The Zeal Life- Havana Bound
The Zeal Life- Havana Bound
The Zeal Life- Havana Bound

 Dress: Madewell Boots:Aldo Puff Jacket: Thrifted IG: @myahjay

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Fashion, My Looks

The Zeal Life- 11:2:17

The Zeal Life- 11:2:17
The Zeal Life- 11:2:17
The Zeal Life- 11:2:17

Crewneck: Stussy Pants: Topshop Shoes: Aldo IG: @myahjay

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Editorial, Fashion

The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion VignetteFeatured

The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette

Fall/Winter Editorial 2018 The ignominy to maintain curly-kinky tresses began decades ago and has manifested in the 21st century in micro-degressive patterns.  There is an overpowering  pressure to disguise the methodology behind our black crowns. Satin-silk bonnets and scarves, duck-clips, bobby-pins and flexi-rods are prohibited beyond our bedrooms or risk judgement of being ghetto. We fail to realize the gentle details required to care for black hair is a part of black culture and deserves to be illuminated. Big colorful…

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Fashion, Street

SPOTTED- Retro 88’

SPOTTED- Retro 88’

  Top- Vintage Jeans- Guess Sneakers- Vans IG- @anniexjunkie

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Inspiring, Life

Overcoming Grief, Here’s 7 Ways To Cope With The Death of A Loved One

Overcoming grief

Overcoming Grief & Loss One of the hardest encounters we will face in this life is the lost of someone we love. Overcoming grief is challenging, but when faced with great adversity, it is an opportunity to learn who we are and strengthen our human experience. In 2015 my Grandmother passed away unexpectedly. Our relationship was so special, and when she was called home, I was torn. To this day her death has been the hardest pain I’ve dealt with,…

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Events, Fashion

Topshop Hires New Creative Director David Hagglund & We’re Expecting Big Changes

Topshop Hires New Creative Director in Everchanging Retail Industry   Soon you’ll find shopping at Topshop is a different experience. According to Vogue, as of Sept.4,  Topshop will hire new creative director, David Hagglund. He will leave his creative agency based in Sweden to bring a new sense of direction for the brand. Those who are stepping down from their current positions, Kate Phelan and Gordon Richardson, are making this all possible. Gordon Richardson, is the current creative director for Topman,…

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Fashion

House Slippers Aren’t Just For The House Anymore

House Slippers Aren’t Just For The House Anymore
House Slippers Aren’t Just For The House Anymore
House Slippers Aren’t Just For The House Anymore

Fashion is an art medium that is not exempt from the, “learn the rules, so you can break them” mantra. When we take indoor attire and bring it outdoors, there is strategic aesthetic that must compliment. Fashion is moving toward bringing unconventional styles on to the runway and house slippers is a trend projected to turn heads and provoke creativity. The goal is to make the shoes appear as just that–shoes. Here are several styles that house slippers have evolved….

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Culture, Events

Fast Forward // Rewind, Showcases the Photographers You Simply Cannot Miss

Moca GA Pairs With Atlanta Celebrates Photography For A One Of  A Kind Show, Fast Forward // Rewind On Friday, Moca GA in Atlanta had the opening reception for Fast Forward// Rewind. The showcase is a beautiful collection of photographers across the nation, who curator, Mary Wilson Stanley names, The Ones To Watch. The photographers come from various social and economic backgrounds, but have the common goal to produce art that speaks to the soul. The artists are telling stories, protesting…

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