Friday, 8 July 2016

An Open Letter to Wendy Williams About her Comments Following Jesse Williams' BET Awards Speech


Dear Wendy Williams,

I have respected your career and looked up to you for being a fearless, outspoken, successful black woman in media for many years but I must say I was incredibly disappointed by your recent comments following Jesse Williams' powerful speech at the BET Awards. I'd like to take a moment to address your confusion about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP. It is appalling that someone with your platform would choose to perpetuate this rhetoric given the current socio-political climate. It is irresponsible of you to be so ill-informed about your people's history and to speak on it to such a huge audience.

To answer your questions:

Why are there Historically Black Colleges, but no Historically White Colleges?

There are Historically White Colleges, we just don't refer to them as such. They are called the Ivy League. In fact, any college or university dating back to the 1960's that is NOT historically black IS historically white. During this time period bright, ambitious, qualified young black men and women were being discriminated against by these schools, making it damn near impossible for them to access a higher education. HBCU's were born out of necessity. Born out of black communities creating for themselves what the system refused to afford them. Born out of bright young black men and women refusing to tap out when existing organizations refused to acknowledge them, their achievements, and their aspirations. If they won't share, we'll make our own. That is why we have Historically Black Colleges, and that is why it is important that we continue to refer to them as Historically Black Colleges. These colleges have also always allowed people of all races to attend which is not the case with their counterparts.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

FENTY X PUMA CREEPERS


I was stoked to get my hands on the newest drop from the Rihanna x Puma collab, the Fenty Creeper in Green x Bordeaux. Other colourways included Black Satin and Basket Creeper Glo which is an all over white patent leather take. I went for the Green x Bordeaux because I loved the gum sole on the first drop and felt this was the one that stayed truest to the OG Oatmeal colourways.

These kicks sold out everywhere the day they were released, but you can cop one of the many pairs floating around on Ebay for a hefty resale price tag. I get very excited whenever there is a big sneaker drop for women because they are so few and far between. Shout out to @badgalriri for giving us chicks in kicks something get hype about!

More photos after the jump!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

BLUSH


Pastel/blush pink is literally everywhere at the moment, especially in streetwear. Faves like Anti Social Social Club, Stussy, and Palace all have a place for the hue, as do I. There is something so rad about baby pink in casual men's silhouettes that just makes hella sense to me. Like, pastel pink dad caps? Yup. Baby pink hoodie? Yes plz. Pink suede kicks? Hellz to the yes. The hat I'm rocking here is by my friends over at Royom Apparel, an up and coming streetwear label based in Germany that you should definitely peep if you haven't yet.

More photos and outfit details below.


Monday, 25 April 2016

BEST BUNZ TRADE EVER


Last summer I was invited to a Facebook group called Bunz Trading Zone, a community of roughly 8000 at the time, where members could organize trades for miscellaneous items and meet up around Toronto to swap goodies. One man's trash is another man's treasure, or something like that. Fast forward a year, and the group is now creeping up to 40,000 members and has given birth to an app that is reminiscent of Depop, only no $$$ is allowed - trades only.

I got this very realistic and fluffy faux fur cropped jacket in a trade. It cost me a whole 2 Cineplex passes that had been sitting in my wallet for months. Score, amiright? I've traded a pair of white Topshop boots that were too small for me for a brand new Chanel highlight, a tub of Manic Panic for a big box of Frosted Mini Wheats,  and a Levi's jacket for a gift card to American Apparel. My Bunzing knows no bounds. ;)

Photos and outfit deetz after the jump.