REFLECTING THE REAL: BRINGING THE GOSPEL OF NATURAL HAIR TO AFRO-LATINA WOMEN IN SANTO DOMINGO, D.R.

The most shocking development at the most recent Paris runway shows was not a hem length, but a hairstyle. Lineisy Montero, a stunning freshman model from the Dominican Republic, walked in shows for Prada, Louis Vuitton and Céline with a close-cropped afro similar to that worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o or singer Ms. Lauryn Hill. […]

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THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH: SIMPLE PLEASURES ALONG MIRADOR SUR IN SANTO DOMINGO, D.R.

MY AUNT MINERVA IS LIVING IN A DREAM WORLD. Her graceful two-bedroom apartment is nestled within an unassuming apartment complex in the comfortably affluent Bella Vista neighborhood of Santo Domingo here in the Dominican Republic. Bella Vista has no real distinction from its even more well-heeled neighboring wards apart from accessibility: The bustling Avenida Sarasota […]

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BLUE MONDAY COPING TOOLS: SERGEI POLUNIN X DAVID LACHAPELLE

Mondays are such a let-down, right? That’s why I’m introducing this new series of inspirational images and news to keep you inspired throughout the week. Check out the amazing aerodynamic dancing of award-winning ballet upstart Sergei Polunin. The Ukrainian Polunin, was previously known as the youngest ever principal of London’s Royal Ballet (he got the […]

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