Posts tagged fashion

Hello my name is Najah Farooq 

I am a Fashion Stylist working toward taking control of the Black female narrative and image. I moved to NYC in 2015 with a goal of living authentically. Working in fashion, the lack of Black Women with a seat at the table made me extremely uncomfortable. I always felt the need to water down my Blackness, whether with my accent, fashion, hairstyles or any aspect of myself – and the act of ignoring my Blackness in pursuit of a career in Fashion made me feel empty and guilty. In order for me to be truly happy & fulfilled, I needed to blend my love of fashion and style with the love of my culture

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Keeping It Funky With Sal Yvat

Everyday when we wake up and get dressed, we put together outfits that say something about who we are. Though fashion is a large part of American culture, having a distinct personal style takes wearing clothes to the next level. I haven’t met anyone with style quite like Memphis-bred stylist, Sal Yvat. From working with Nike and buzzworthy singer-songwriter Ravyn Lenae, to styling an entire cast of women for a stage play, Sal is well on her way to becoming a well-known stylist in the fashion world. We chatted with her about her southern upbringing, why she’s inspired by church ladies, best methods for thrift shopping and how to hone your personal style.

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