Through rain and shine I saw beautiful people (and the SMILES) on the Parkway living it up. And I’m sitting here in my apartment writing this and getting distracted with hit after hit blasting in the street, Bob to Buju to Biggie… I love Brooklyn.
I’m filled with warmth for the kindness and good there is out there.
When I’m away on my travels my favorite parts of home that I miss… 90% of that is deeply rooted in Brooklyn — my family, my grandmother’s garden, biking to V’s in BedStuy, late nights at Crown Inn with Jenn. Check out The New Regulars for a glimpse of the place I call home.
In honor of Small Business Saturday, I thought I’d highlight a few of the amazing small business in my neighborhood.
“this is a once in a lifetime thing you witness and see and Michael Jordan is one of them” – Calvan Fowler
I’m hanging out with Jordan expert and Bed Stuy store, Jordan Heads Brooklyn owner, Calvan Fowler talking Jordans, Be Like Mike the stock market and sneakerhead culture. Am I finally going to get my first pair of retro Js? Watch below!
Instead of a bouquet, gift mom with a whole garden and go to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this weekend and catch their amazing cherry blossom orchard while it is still in bloom!
From flapper girls to Ralph Lauren runways, fringe never goes out of style. Check out some of my favorite fringe looks from my closet.
DJ Chelsea Leyland is the UK’s answer to sunshine with her mischievous smile. Check out our #WCW and latest ‘Nomad.
Upon hearing about BedStuy concept store, Sincerely, Tommy and meeting the owner, Kai Avent-deLeon, I knew I wanted her ‘Nomad story on ’N A Perfect World…. She was an intelligent, well travelled, black woman from Brooklyn — what’s there not to love. This also simultaneously was happening while I was meeting with a publishing house and close friend in the film industry about developing video content for you guys. Naturally, with Sincerely, Tommy being such an awesome space, Kai being so beautiful and rad, it was a perfect jumping point for the video series, ’N A Perfect World Hangs, where I bring you guys along as I explore different cultures and communities with a curated group of locals as my guides. Exciting right?! Well, schedules couldn’t align, my awesome friend in the film industry seemingly was on a never ending Diplo music video set and I was so excited to shoot Kai that I went rogue. I got a skeleton crew together of beginners at this, just like me (my always inspiring friend, Naomi Bishop, …
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 …