Hey y’all, happy July. We’re back at it again with a Fleurish Five. Hope y’all enjoy and stay safe this weekend.
1)The Colored Girl Project (TCG)
A social media campaign after our own hearts! Founded by Tori Elizabeth and Victory Jones, TCG aims to empower black women to love the parts of themselves that society taught us to hate. The pictures (featured above) speak for themselves. You can follow the project on Instagram @thecgirlinc
2) Jesse Williams’ BET Humanitarian Award Speech
Most of the media outlets covered Jesse Williams’ remarkable speech at the BET Awards this past weekend; Time and The New York Times posted it in full for those that missed it on air; The Los Angeles Times broke down why the speech matters. Many on social media shared Williams’ ending quote with abandon: “Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.” Williams also spoke on police brutality and systemic racism; he also called out all of the people with lackluster criticisms of movements like Black Lives Matter. Those folks who fake as if they care and who, hopefully, heard his message loud and clear.
3) Korrine Sky Intimates |
Happenstance caused me (Dream) to look up this girl once again. I knew her name and face from Tumblr and decided to see what she was doing as of late. I’m really glad I did! Korrine has blossomed into a miniature mogul, my favorite being her lingerie line. Korrine Sky Intimates is the ultimate cool girl lingerie line, making it sexy, cool and fun. Oh and a perfect gift for me (Wink, wink).
4) This Artwork
5) Aurora James of Brother Vellies
Brother Vellies, an ethical shoe company based in Brooklyn, has been on my (Shanté) radar for quite some time. According to its website, the company was founded to “introduce the rest of the world to [owner Aurora James’] favorite traditional African footwear, while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs within Africa.” The shoes are handmade in South Africa, Kenya, and Morocco.
I initially read about James, her amazing style, and Brother Vellies on Saint Heron. Subsequently, I read about the company on some of my other favorite fashion sites, like Refinery29 and The Coveteur. Now that I’m watching The Fashion Fund on Amazon, which shows 10 designers competing for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, my interest in James’ personal style has been renewed. I already knew she won the award, but watching the show gives me the opportunity to one, lust after her boho-chic attire and two, see exactly what it took for her to win.
Also, we at Fleurish1994, would like to say a Congratulations to our friend Moe who recently had her baby, Ava! We’re so happy for you!