Street Intell has joined on with our fellow Street Intellectual, Ms. Senya D. to support her campaign: The New American Girl.
The “New American Girl” campaign is aimed at rebranding the traditional “American Girl” image. The New American Girl has been infused with global culture and she is a citizen of the World. Senya hopes to use this movement to encourage girls to love themselves, stand up, and reclaim their own definitions of beauty.
Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, but if we learn to be beholden to our own beauty, we recognize that true beauty begins with self-love. Everyday we see the same images of what the media deems as beautiful. It is time for people to stand tall and reclaim their own definition of beautiful.
Join us in celebration as we honor this Natural Gem on her day of birth “July 4th” and salute women all over the nation who stand and claim independence from the traditional standards of beauty.
The campaign launches today, July 4th, 2014!
Repost this picture to wish Ms. Senya D. (IG: @Bleroze) Happy Birthday and stand in solidarity, declaring beauty by your definition.
Don’t forget to use the Hashtag #NewAmericanGirl and tag @Belroze
Thanks for the support!
| Credits |
Model: Senya “Bleroze” Donkor
Photographer: Phelan Marc
MUA: Stephanie Nimoh
Stylist: Terrence Miller
Model: Senya Bleroze Donkor
Back on the Melbourne scene, Ajak Deng is featured in an editorial spread in Miss Vogue donning items from the recently launched River Island collection and other top luxury brands such as Balenciaga, Isabel Marant and Givenchy; just to name a few.
Miss Vogue which is considered to be Vogue magazine’s younger sister was created to talk directly to young women who love fashion and beauty, while still embodying the authoritative spirit of its parent publication.
It appears to be focused on attracting the trendy and chic 20 something year olds by highlighting some of their favorite models and affordable ready to wear high fashions.
In the 15th Issue of Miss Vogue Australia, Sudanese Model, Ajak Deng shares a bit of insight on her career in modeling, favorite designers to work with and some other fun “getting to know you questions” about where she shops and eats. | Read more from that interview here.
Crowds of people poured into the Woolly Mammoth Theater, on 641 D St NW Washington, DC last night for the 19th annual fashion week kick off reception and Eco Friendly designer fashion show.
Upon entry to the venue patrons were greeted by gorgeous event hostesses and met by a lobby full of varying business owners and vendors.As I made my way through the different vendors like cleavitz [women’s body essentials], Decor and You [in home full service interior decorating], Red Zipper and Curvy Chix Chariot; out of all the vendors Curvy Chix Chariot was the most intriguing to me. They caught my eye because they run a full service moblie consignment boutique that services all women but caters specifically to plus sized women.
I spoke to founder Donna Hundley and got a brief background on her brand and she even pulled a few of her favorite pieces for me. I also had the pleasure of meeting Sherard and VaVa Walston of Red Zipper. They informed me on the brand and its founder Lydia J and were super helpful.
As I ventured further into the venue (almost a quarter minute until show time) I stumbled upon some lovely DC street stylers. Check out their photos below:
Red Zipper runway model, Lawrence
The show was fantastic, it was held in the beautiful Wolly Mammoth Theatre. Over the past 3 years Inova Health systems has partnered with DC fashion week to bring together fashion and sustainability.
DCFW founder, Ian Williams
Interviewing Ian Williams
Carleta and DC fashion week creator, Ian Williams
This years show was curated by non other than DCFW founder Ian Williams. The Eco Friendly fashion show housed the theme centered around the Project Blue Wrap campaign. The PBW campaign allows local designers to compete and showcase their talent through recreating structured pieces by reusing “blue wrap” – a sterile plastic fabric used to wrap surgical instruments used within and through the Inova Health Systems.
Peering down from the press gallery, I wasn’t able to get great photos but I was able to capture a few Instagram videos from the show visit @StreetIntell to view them there. Featured runway designer collections: Isagus Extroversions, Red Zipper, and Simply L3ve.
Be sure to tune into more of the power of style at the 2013 DC fashion week by visiting DCFashionWeek.org or check out our convenient side bar guide on this weeks festivities. 😉