All posts filed under: ‘Nomads

Video: ‘N A Perfect World Hangs with Sincerely, Tommy in Bedstuy

Although New York, London, Milan and Paris are the international main attractions, trust me, it’s always fashion week somewhere. No one knows this better than Brooklyn based concept store owner Kai Avent DeLeon. You may have seen Kai gracing the pages of Lucky, W and countless other fashion glossies and trust us, this girl is on the rise. I love a concept store. No trip to Milan is complete without a few hours in 10 Corso Como and in Paris, I always have to hit up Colette. When I heard about Sincerely, Tommy in Bedstuy, BK, and about how Kai travels the world hand picking designers to carry in her store, I had to check it out. Check out the video below as Kai and I talk Sincerely, Tommy, international design, traveling as young black women, BK and everything in between (or as much as I can show you in 5 minutes). Special thanks to Kai Avent-DeLeon and Sincerely, Tommy, Jordan Harrison, Aaron Purkey, Naomi Bishop, Simone Carter. Come back tomorrow and let me take …

‘N’s Nomads: Dual Citizen Founder, Ola Abayomi

I honestly can’t tell you where or how I met our latest ‘Nomad, Ola Abayomi. Every time I see Ola’s bright smile, I think to myself, “I need to hang out with her more.” We cross paths a lot — from random events to working in the same building at one point — my crystal healer would say that Ola is definitely on my frequency map. Recently, I saw Ola’s instagram posts about a trip to Cuba. As Cuba is the number one place I’m dying to go, I knew I had to find out more. When I reached out, I was happy to hear that this renaissance, well-travelled woman was not just an ad exec by day: she had started an accessories line, Dual Citizen! Check it below, we dual citizens* 😉 dish on Cuba, being black while traveling and of course the label, Dual Citizen. ’N: Where are you from? Ola: I was born in Boston but grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. I’m first generation Nigerian-American. ’N: Where do you live now? Ola: I …

‘N’s Nomads: ELLE’s Beauty & Fitness Editor, Megan O’Neill

You know when a girl passes you on the street in Bushwick and you immediately think DOPE then do a major head turn? That’s Megan O’Neill; imagine the extent to which she blew my mind when I saw her in Amherst, Massachusetts. I couldn’t believe we had never met in New York. In a sea of popped collar polos and Patagonia fleeces, I had to know the girl in the leopard swing coat with perfectly undone hair. Recently made Beauty & Fitness editor at ELLE magazine and a veteran of Lucky, I can’t think of a better representative of the new wave of editors heralded by Eva Chen: Megan is incredibly stylish, funny and witty — oh, and an enviously tall stunner too! Her potty mouth humor got me through many an Amherst night and it’s always a pleasure bumping into her backstage during New York Fashion Week. Extremely articulate, Megan has a skill of painting pictures with her words that often has me trying products I never knew I needed and eagerly awaiting her next …

‘N’s Nomads: #ShalasStLucia with Shala Monroque

Recently named among the chicest women in fashion in 2015 by Style.com, Shala Monroque is the embodiment of perfection here at ’N A Perfect World…. Style, class, and culture with a tongue in cheek sense of humour. For some time, this art and fashion world fixture, GARAGE magazine creative director and Miuccia Prada’s muse seemed to be always on the go and simultaneous in cultural capitals around the world. After having the privilege of spending time with her during last September’s New York and Milan fashion weeks, I saw it was that the time off the red carpet and away from the street style photographers that captured the majesty that is Shala. There’s a serenity, an openness, a spontaneity — in the middle of Milan fashion week, she and her friend, Michele Elie went for lunch and to check out glass-making in Venice and Murano! 
Having recently moved back to her hometown of St. Lucia, West Indies, Shala’s instagram feed has been filled with envy-inducing #ShalasStLucia. I caught up with her about her time in …