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Loved.

Love is hard to describe when you’re in it. What I can say is that love transcends this Valentine’s “holiday”. This will be my third Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend, but I’m still one who mainly looks forward to the days after the 14th when candy gets marked down 50%. Because 1) who doesn’t like inexpensive treats? and 2) love is an all year thing.

However, I will attempt to tell you a little bit more of what love is like, even though plenty of poets, writers, and musicians have painted this abstract picture much more vividly. Love is different for everyone. Despite being its own emotion, it’s a combination of other emotions. People express love in various ways and not all love is romantic. There’s also platonic love between friends and good old familial love. In terms of romantic love, there is simply a grand feeling you get you when you see the person you’ve fallen for. Vague as it sounds, it’s true. And it’s not unlike the happiness I feel when I see two people show just how much they enjoy being with each other, like real-life couple Josh and Anne (featured below).

With that, Dream and I present you with Loved, volume 5 of Fleurish1994.

– Shante

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Couple: Anne & Josh

Photographer: Dream M.

Stylist: Shante H.

 

 

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Aligned.

IMG_1996For Volume 4, we’re gonna talk about chakras. A Sanskrit word for wheel or disk, a chakra is an energy center within the body. There are seven major chakras; learning the functions of each and wearing their associated colors can help keep the chakras aligned.

Muladhara – Root/Base Chakra (red)

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The Root Chakra relates to how grounded and connected to the Earth we feel. Located at the base of the spine, we chose to start with this chakra because it is where energy begins to flow as it rises to the top of the head. Qualities linked to the Root Chakra include: matters of the physical world, health, and individuality.

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Svadhisthana – Sacral/Navel Chakra (orange)

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The Sacral Chakra is associated with sexual energy and physical vitality. It is connected to water and stones including carnelian, coral, amber and gold topaz. One can wear orange-colored waistbeads to bring attention to the Sacral Chakra and help it stay in balance.

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Manipura – Solar Plexus Chakra (yellow)

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The Solar Plexus is located above the navel. It is linked to the nervous and digestive systems and emotions. Qualities associated with the solar plexus include humor, self-control, and energy. Healing crystals such as citrine and tiger eye increase energy flow; visualization can enhance the balancing of the Solar Plexus Chakra.

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Anahata – Heart Chakra (green)

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The Heart Chakra is a center of love, compassion, and devotion. It energizes one’s blood and, in addition to the color green, is connected to the color pink. Emerald, rose quartz, malachite, and green aventurine are all useful healing stones when working to balance your heart chakra.

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Vishudda – Throat Chakra (blue)

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The Throat Chakra relates to speech and communication, as well as self-expression. Qualities associated with this chakra include: honesty, integrity and truth. It also benefits from the power of blue crystals and stones such as turquoise, aquamarine, and celestite.

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Ajna – Third Eye/Brow Chakra (indigo)

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The Third Eye Chakra is located at the center of the forehead/between the eyebrows. It is associated with the mind and relates to one’s intuition, insight, and imagination. The Third Eye Chakra is also associated with the pineal gland, which is located in the center of the brain and behind the eyes.

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Sahasrara – Crown Chakra (violet)

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The Crown Chakra is aptly located at the top of the head (although, some say above the head). This chakra benefits from deep meditation; when balanced, it is a center of pure consciousness. Qualities associated with The Crown Chakra include: divine wisdom, idealism, and spiritual will.

 

Photographer: Dream

Creative Director & Stylist: Shante

Models

Root, Solar Plexus, and Crown Chakras: Dalia

Sacral and Third Eye Chakras: Khadija

Throat and Heart Chakras: Habiba

Notes about chakras were learned through The Chakra Awareness Guide by A.M.I. and The Chakra Bible by Patricia Mercier.

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Crystallized: Polaroid Edition

With Volume 4 on the way, we thought we’d get everyone ready by flashing back to Volume 2. Here are the Polaroids from Crystallized. While you enjoy these, stay tuned for our next edition.

With care,

Fleurish1994

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Gifted.

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Notebook $26, Pencils (Set of 3) $6

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Beanie: $22, Jacket: $44, Notepad: $8, Bottle Opener Keychain: $5, Waxed Lunch Bag: $20

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T-shirt: $22, Dress: $58

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Thank You Cards: $35 (set of 8), Coasters: $10 (set of 12)

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Do It Together Kit, Embroidered Tree, Small Print, Large Print: Call for pricing

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Tote bags: $15, Georgia Photo Resin (handmade in Atlanta): $40, Sweatshirt: $50

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Auburn Avenue Tea: $3.75/ounce, Amethyst Earrings: $16, Crystal Bath: $16, Peace of Mind Tea: $3.75/ounce ($2.50 for tin), Salt Scrub: $18

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Soap: $8 Candle:$20 Beanie: $22 Scarf: Call for price Pillow: $60

We collaborated with The Byrd’s Box and Just add Honey in Downtown Atlanta to bring you guys this last minute gift guide. There is something for everyone here from the ultimate Party hostess to the Girl on the Go.

Go visit The Byrd’s Box & Justaddhoney at 171 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.

The Byrd’s Box: (404) 791-0489

Justaddhoney: (404) 725-5286

Happy holidays! Remember to Fleurish!

Model: Breonna T.

Photographer: Dream M.

Creative Director: Shante H.

Special Thanks to The Byrd’s Box and Just Add Honey.

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Crystallized.

 

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We’re presenting a lesson in mineralogy and serving you black girl magic with Volume 2 of Fleurish1994. Crystallized. features outfits inspired by some of our favorite crystals: Amethyst, Malachite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Goldstone, Tiger Iron, Opalite and Bloodstone.

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Malachite

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Blue Lace Agate

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Blue Goldstone

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Tiger Iron

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Opalite

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Bloodstone

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Fleurish1994 Vol. 2 | Crystallized. 

Models:

Amethyst, Opalite and Tiger Iron: Larissa

Malachite and Blue Goldstone: Taylor

Blue Lace Agate and Bloodstone: Kayla

Creative Director and Stylist: Shante H.

Photographer: Dream M.

Special Thanks to Chris H.

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Crowned.

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Crown 1: Birds of Paradise

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Crown 2: Silver Sage, Chamelaucium, Alstroemeria

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Hair Comb: Straw Flowers, Billy Balls, Cymbidium Orchids

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Crown 3: Silver Sage, Green Dianthus, Gomphrena, Alstroemeria

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Crown 4: Hanging Amaranthus, Silver Sage

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The debut editorial of Fleurish1994

We here at Fleurish1994 are so excited to bring you the premiere visuals behind our little brainchild. Starting from just a little idea, we are so pleased to actually present it to the world. Please enjoy these visuals as much as we enjoyed making them.

Xo, Fleurish1994

Fleurish1994: The brainchild of two black girls with endless dreams and colorful visions

Co-Founder and Photographer: Dream M.

Co-Founder and Creative Director: Shanté H.

Models: Makaela, Habiba, Myielle

Flowers: Candler Park Flower Market; Crowns by Shanté

Special Thanks to Khepra

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