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Skin IS IN!!

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Image By Sean Howard

Image By Sean Howard

This beautiful photo by ,New York based Photog, Sean Howard has us thinking all about #Skin

You should take care of your body skin just as well as you take care of your face. In the warmer months we show a lot more skin so you have to do a little more to keep it glowing! My favorite thing to do is exfoliate at the beach. Rolling around in the sand, rubbing it into your skin and washing it off with the salt water of the ocean help maintain that even sun kissed tone.

What We Are Jamming to...

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Summer is a vibe. We like to turn TF up but we also like a chill moment. Envision yourself on a boat with Rihanna in the middle of the Maldives....Just chilling'.

Stay in your memory lane!!

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Ever think about the things you used to wear back in the day? Back in the day is such a grey area for me now, seeing as my version of back in the day (2000) is the year some of you were born! I was always in love with clothes, and ever since I was old enough to work I put all my money toward some crazy items, I mean I had it all! All the Von Dutch hats, All the FUBU, and my shameful FAV!! JNCO jeans!! I love this era!!!

Art to Collect

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There are days when I wish I could log into my old myspace account (dating myself, I know). Myspace was not only the first place my freak ass sent and received nudes, but also the first place I got to talk to a lot of really talented artist. I remember being in college and coming across some work that really spoke to me. I messaged the artist to see what I could get on a college student budget. We worked out something for a small piece and the artist was only going to charge me a couple hundred bucks... Sadly I didn't buy it. I probably got shoes or something...Maybe even spent it at Wal-Mart or the club. Again, I was a young wild college kid. Fast Forward a few years and Hebrew Brantley, the artist, is now a worldwide name. Kayne and Chris Brown are just a few people who collect his work. His paintings tell the story of black kids (to me). I do kick myself every time I think about it because his work is worth thousands now. One day I will add him to my dream collection!

Hot In Harlem

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Images Courtesy of WelthEimages

What's the hottest ticket for a Thursday Night Boy's Night Uptown? Trappy Hour! It's a great underground party...where you just may meet the love of your life...or maybe just your love for the night. There are photoshoots, performances, and the best part is....You will end up with someone pouring a bottle of Tequila and or Vodka directly down your throat! These images are from last Thursday when they Threw Beyonce' a baby shower! Follow on insta @TrappyHourHarlem

Ambient Visuals

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Looking for bomb back up visuals to play during a function....Go to Youtube and watch Samsara. It's considered one of the most beautiful movies in the world. Trust me....It is beautiful.

Sounds of Brazil

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Tim Maia is a Brazilian crooner with such a crystal clear voice. I stumbled across these remixes of his classic songs and I am in love!!! A good lil bop'

Favorite Summer Scent

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This is an absolute summer must have! It's a dry oil with a light floral scent. The texture is smooth and not sticky or heavy at all. The greatest part about this dry oil is that it leaves your clothes smelling like a garden of white roses even after a long hot day.

Keep it Light...

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Watermelon Salad Recipe Via The Gypsy Chef

Watermelon Salad Recipe Via The Gypsy Chef

The goal for a summer weekend in the city is to look effortless with some points of interest... the art of put together dishevelment will stylishly take you from day to night. Somewhere between brunch and the hotel rooftop party you will most likely end up at you will probably want to have a light snack in one of New York's beautiful parks (Washington Square Park is one of my favorites). Since we are trying to keep it light...The perfect in-between event snack is Watermelon Salad and canned Rose'. This salad is tasty and will help you stay hydrated, while the Rose' will help you maintain that buzz. You can not beat the simplicity of this dish. It's easy but far from basic. Lets not forget about your skin! It can get pretty muggy out here but you can maintain your skins cleanliness and moisture but spritzing with my favorite facial product...Rose water.

#Obsessed -Take your selfie game to the next level!

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This little baby right here will def elevate your selfie game. In to times we live in your instagram page is just as important as your LinkedIn, so why not make it FLY? Literally. Whats next in Cell accessory tech...well you see it don't you? Selfie Drones!!

Ben Hopper Transfiguration

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I like some subtly crazy shit. Ben Hopper has created just that. Beautiful images of calm chaos in my eyes. Simplicity that is raw and beautiful. Look at how well all the elements blend as if its existence was meant from the beginning of time. The dancers, the ash, the white space. Perfection!

There's something about Malick!

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I am an art lover. My favorite periods in art def have to be the Art Deco movement of the 20's and also the Italian renaissance. I can't say I love those eras because the art itself but more because where creators were mentally at the time. For me to love a piece it has to move me. A few years ago I happened upon photographs of pop culture life in Africa during the 70's. The pictures had so much life and history AND totally not in step with my mental picture of Africa. As I researched more I found the artist, Malick Sidebe, was doing something very familiar to me. Open a fashion magazine...

Mr. Sidebe is the father of modern fashion photography in my eyes. One of my biggest regrets was not saving up to purchase one of his pieces while he was still alive.

Obsessed!!

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Ever since I stumbled across it I have been OBSESSED with this exquisite Pedro Friedeberg gold hand chair. It's quirky, which I love in decor, but also refined. It is sculptural and functional. Actually it puts the FUN in functional. This chair is rare, expensive AF, and totally trippy like most of, Mexican born, Friedeberg's art is.

Black Men Loving Each Other Is a REVOLUTIONARY Act.

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What do you know about love? Back in the day (80's and 90's) it didn't seem like such a bad thing to be in your feelings about someone. It didn't seem like a bad thing to tell someone you love them in an eloquent, creative, and non-degrading way. I wouldn't say we lost it completely...but Black Queer love with no limitations def needs a resuscitation. This is an excerpt from a book of poetry from the 80's premised around black gay love.

Smoke Break

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Even though the stigma about marijuana is fading...the tacky paraphernalia seems to be a mainstay. Is it really hard to believe not all smokers are into tie dye and lava lamps? Where are the bongs, pipes, hookahs, for the more discerning stoner? Steamulation set out to solve that problem with its minimal and sculptural hookahs. They are beautiful to look at and I hear they smoke like a dream. I believe in collecting special things and this is def a piece for your personal archive.