Sofia Reyes On Embracing her Afro-Latinidad and Hair Journey

Sitting by a garden in the Dominican Republic, Sofia Reyes explains beauty to a little girl in a poetic analogy. The little girl tells Sofia to straighten her hair so that she can be “beautiful.” Pointing at the garden Sofia asks the little girl “Which one of those flowers is your favorite?” The girl responds,…

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Get To Know: Fashion Blogger Darlene Duran

With a petite frame and a full head of curls, Darlene Duran has made a name for herself in the local photography community. Her Instagram, an aesthetical grid of inspiring quotes and selfies, sends out an important message: influencers need to do just that – influence. Her daily positive messages are accompanied by artistic collaborations and…

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The Art Of Thrifting: Summer ​Blazers

While dealing with the negative stigma attached to thrifting can be SUPER annoying, I’m happy to see how common it’s becoming. Over time I’ve grown an immense passion for thrifting, which is due to my obsession with fashion trends of the past decades – ANNNNDDDD I get to save coins I can use for other…

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GLBLVLLG’s Lyonzo on The Village Jam and the Significance of Culture

GLBLVLLG, the entertainment and wellness company that means Global Village, has become one of the most beloved events to hit the music scene in Philadelphia. The community of soulful artist meets once a month for the iconic Jam Session.  Their goal? “To bring light and healing to our city and world. Global Village wants to showcase these…

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The “Pachuca” Legacy and Its influence on my style

 A Pachuca was the name given to the Mexican-American women who formed part of the Pachuco subculture flourishing in the 1940s. The Pachuco subculture was birthed in the era of gangs within cities. One of the phrases that best integrate this era and Hispanic first-generation today is “Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla,” meaning not from…

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