Who is the Fleurish Girl?
Here are some examples:
- a glamour girl with down to earth sensibilities
- a woman, of any age, who stays true to herself
- a modern femme with an old soul
- all of the above and more
The Fleurish Girl is a combination of all the women we’ve ever been inspired by and the women we are becoming. She is the girl whose style and ambition we are perpetually swooning over. She is fly, colorful, wise, emotional, and real. The Fleurish Girl values style as much as she values education. She addresses discrimination and supports justice for all. She is in tune with herself and nature and inspired by all walks of life. Simply put, she is THAT girl.
There are plenty of women who fit this archetype. In no particular order, here are some fabulous women of color who embody the spirit of Fleurish1994: Bianca Jagger, Tracee Ellis Ross, Solange Knowles, Santigold, FKA Twigs, Nadia Aboulhosn, Janelle Monae, Janet Mock, Cipriana Quann, Jessica Williams, Nikisha Brunson, Kelela, Sade, Freddie Harrell, Gina Rodriguez, Jillian Hervey, Danielle Brooks, and Destiny Frasqueri (commonly known as Princess Nokia).
Clockwise from bottom left: Janet Mock, Freddie Harrell, Gina Rodriguez, Nadia Aboulhosn, Kelela, Tracee Ellis Ross, Santigold
We admire these women not just for their beauty and style: it’s because of their individual contributions to their communities, the ways that most of these women have brought attention to social causes, and their commitments to living authentically.
But if we are to return to style, the adjectives that describe any of these women at any given time are: classic, edgy, carefree, quirky, and trendsetting. We are always interested in what they are going to do next.
Overall, the Fleurish Girl is someone committed to living in a more creative, diverse, and just world. Every day, we work to cultivate a space that is representative of this spirit. We do this in the hopes that Fleurish Girls can feel affirmed and continue to thrive.