Brown Skin Lady

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Prior to taking these photos, I had Black Star’s Brown Skin Lady playing on wax. In the song, members Mos Def and Talib Kweli lyrically pay homage to brown skin ladies, which include but aren’t limited to African, Caribbean, Latin, Indigenous, Latina, and Middle Eastern women.  It wasn’t until Mos Def said “Ooh, headwrap cover your hairdo” and well, I was shooketh! Being half Nigerian, headwraps and/or head scarves were worn on my mother’s side of the family. They came in a variety of colors and can be worn multiple ways. A head scarf is a common accessory in various parts of Africa and abroad. It represents self-expression while providing emphasis to African culture and tradition. During the period of slavery, women were forced to shield their hair from the sun and the light. They were shamed due to their subordinate status. Throughout the 1960’s, the head scarf was reborn for it was worn to represent Black pride. It wasn’t until the 80’s and 90’s where the head scarf was embraced by black artists such as Grace Jones and Queen Latifah in hop-hop culture and fashion. Today, the head scarf has become a world wide fashion trend that can be seen on the heads of Beyonce, Rihanna, Erykah Badu, Lupita Nyong’o and Alicia Keys. More than just a piece a of fabric, the head scarf serves as living proof of how brown skin ladies have inspired the fashion we see today. I rocked the head scarf with drawstring pants, white button-up shirt than can be worn multiple ways, and a crisp pair of Nike Air Force 1 Jewels Shoutout Mos Def and Talib Kweli for inspiring today’s look and for showing appreciation to brown skin women worldwide! ❤ What are your thoughts on today’s look?


 

Headscarf: H&M 

Boyfriend Shirt: Winners

Drawstring Capri Pants: H&M

Sneakers: NikeLab “Jewel Swish” Air Force 1 PRM 

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Photography & Makeup: Alvina Phan

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Camille

Camille created this blog to document her experiences whether it be through her street style, travel destinations and creative collaborations. Growing up, Camille came in contact with many insecurities and was afraid to show who she was to the world. Since starting this blog, she is able to empower not only herself but those around her. Whether it be her vibrant street style, places she travels to and creative projects she takes on, this blog is a visual documentation of her experiences. She hopes to provide readers with more visual content plus inspire young creatives to style style their lives to the fullest! For all business inquiries and creative collaborations, please email Camille at camilleanwuli@gmail.com.

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