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So thrilled for the release of OkayAfrica100 Women campaign cc: in celebration of and ongoing commemoration of the black achievement and culture! The interactive campaign celebrates extraordinary women from Africa and the diaspora making waves across a wide array of industries, while driving positive impact in their communities and the world at large. Thank you to the AMAZING honorees And the OkayAfrica team cc: . thank you
THE SCENE STEALER 🐶 📸
this jumpsuit x
with our powers combined...
In LA you can have a boozy Sunday brunch, reveal all your vulnerabilities of the week, and then document your mood after said drinks 🍹 📸
we will get there together ✨💫
Gotta name plate so you know it’s real “In a way, her strangeness, her naiveté, her craving for the other half of her equation was the consequence of an idle imagination. Had she paints, or clay, or knew the discipline of the dance, or strings, had she anything to engage her tremendous curiosity and her gift for metaphor, she might have exchanged the restlessness and preoccupation with whim for an activity that provided her with all she yearned for. And like an artist with no art form, she became dangerous.” Toni Morrison, Sula 1973 Happy Birthday Toni Morrison Favorite book, favorite author bonus, she’s also from Ohio And inspired my tumblr sulaohio.tumblr.com
We can all thrive...in Wakanda
More research and sourcing from the archive for Black Panther. I earned my MA in Visual Culture focus in Costume Studies and intended on going into curatorial/ exhibition design, cut to, working in costume design for film were research proved to be essential part of the work. [SIDE NOTE: For those who are still figuring out their path, if you can do thorough research and interpret story, then you can be a costume designer. ] I had access to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute’s archive with the help of some colleagues and got to examine and photograph up close 20th century Dinka tribe clothing from South Sudan. to see the collar and corset and references The women wear the corset (not pictured, pictured is the collar) in the form of a lace around the neck region (Alual) while the men wear the corset (Manlual) which is sewn around the upper body. Traditional, the corset was seen as a form of restriction for women, for men it was to signify age, wealth and ethnic affiliation. The Dinka tribe of Southern Sudan has been long been admired for its history and tradition, inspiring the global fashion scene since the 90’s with their renowned Dinka corset. The first notable appearance of the Dinka corset was in Christian Dior’s 1997 campaign, the stage production of The Lion King also debuting in 1997 and now the influence of the Dinka design in the costumes for the Dora Milaje. Dress is and always will be a unique phenomenon of humanity.
just a casual morning in Brooklyn or with Simone and Fillmore c/o 📸
Research and sourcing was an essential part to the filmmaking process of developing BLACK PANTHER and creating the costumes. The prep work is actually my favorite part of costume design, specifically with this look for 👑 Ramonda, as seen in the promo posters, was from the fashion archives at from vintage collection. It was privilege to help contribute to the research and prep of this film.
READY better to ask for forgiveness than permission
my funny galentine 🖤
diy dye job 💜🧜🏾♀️
Monday Delight ✨ This brightened my day! 👏🏾👏🏾 🖤🇺🇸
purple 💜or blue 💙?
25th Anniversary! S/o for introducing the film!