Broccoli, Broccoli, Broccoli Fest

Broccoli Fest hit DC, this past weekend, and it was mind-blowing. It brought creative souls from every corner of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to the East Gateway Pavilion located in South East DC. The festival included what every great festival considers essential; artsy vendors, food trucks, couple of hula hoopers and a performance line up…

H E A P

Yesterday I linked up with the extremely moving and talented Entree, owner of HEAP Clothing, and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. She is a member of TRDC, DC native, and is eager to produce a clothing line with a message. Below you will find our entire conversation and contact information, enjoy! Astu: “As always I start…

#AbovetheRunway

Thursday evening was a night to remember. I attended the first ever #AbovetheRunway fashion show with a girlfriend of mine and I had complete and total access to the behind the scenes. Created by both City Dreamz Entertainment and A-Quest , a DC socialite and owner of Nights of DC, #AbovetheRunway was an extremely elegant event. The runway…

Join the Movement

When I graduated from undergrad in 2012 I received a job offer towards the end of August in Raleigh, North Carolina.  I packed my things up and moved without hesitation. Now that I am in DC for graduate school I constantly reminisce on the friends I made and the amazing times I had in Wolf…

Far from a pair of normal jeans . . .

Inspired by Rihanna’s personal stylist, unique in her own right, and a person with an intense passion for denim – Jasmine White is a force to be reckoned with in the up and coming fashion realm. I was introduced to her through a mutual friend and I was struck by her denim designs. I was…

culture x mainstream

Just turned 22! And I finally wore my “Axum in DC” tank a creation of the Yohannes Aramde  Line.  Super excited to support the young entrepreneur. I paired the tank with a pair of dark-wash Madewell jeans, a Forever 21 navy blazer, and my brown 4 inch heels. Here is a link to an interview conducted…

Thrifting: Fashion for Less

Freshman at Old Dominion University, Monique Andrews talked to me about the new craze in fashion right now: thrifting. College students and young adults all over the country are getting involved in this vintage-style fashion that all the celebrities seem to be wearing. Andrews finds old high-waist jeans from the ‘90’s and remakes them by…

pinkie.

I adoreeeee . . . Astu Mengesha – stay down blaze up.