FEBRUARY 2023: THE BEST (CURATED BY US)
THE BEST TO ADMIRE
From forward-thinkers in our industry to up-and-coming designers, here is our thoughtfully curated list of the best things to admire this month.
THE BEST SHOPPING
Home to closet and back again–we’re always on the lookout for fresh talent to support.
FOR THE HOME
Forever touching up our own, we were so excited to discover the beautiful textiles of Boon & Up. Born out of a desire to help employ the women weavers of the Dagaaba region in the far north of Ghana, we love their creations and impact.
FOR THE WISHLIST
A spiritual expression of mother and daughter design duo, Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka–House of Aama creates the whimsy pieces of our closet dreams. We applaud their ability to explore their heritage through timeless garments.
FOR THE CLOSET
Inspired by her grandfather–a free-spirited jazz musician who played sax in speakeasies with no formal training–and his legacy, Monrowe was created by model-turned-milliner, Dani Evans. With strong shapes and nostalgic tones, its craftsmanship fit for every closet.
THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT
Sit back to watch, listen, and learn from the best entertainment at the moment.
TO APPLAUD TALENT
Full of energy and bursting with confidence, we believe there’s nothing music artist, Lizzo can’t do. In her new documentary, we get a more intimate glimpse into her life as she records her latest album.
TO GET INSPIRED
The brainchild of Candace (FoodLoveTog) and Tanorria (Tanorria's Table), Black Girls Eating is a podcast that uses food to embrace the magic of Black Culture. In this episode, the duo learns about the cozy journey of designer and influencer, Demetrius Robinson.
TO EMBRACE NOW
We laughed, we smiled and we scratched our heads all the way through this article. New York Mag enlisted a series of commenters to make not-so-subtle suggestions on how to best behave in society today.
THE BEST READS
From longer reads to current happenings, see what we’re bookmarking this month.
We could not put down this book–no joke. Brit Bennett looks beyond the issues of race in “The Vanishing Half” by considering the lasting influence one’s past has on their future self. Beach read or mountain house read, it’s a must!
THE CURRENT HAPPENINGS
We’ve long been fans of designer Aurora James for her creations and community-driven impact. We were so excited to see the growth of her Fifteen Percent Pledge–the call to action that asks retailers to pledge 15 percent of their shelves to black-owned businesses.
THE BOLD TAKE
Style is at the heart of our business and we love to see it celebrated in all forms. Maternity clothing often takes the back seat so we’re up on our feet applauding Keke Palmer’s sensual and bold take on dressing during pregnancy.