From unique shapes to lesser known brands to indigenous communities with traditional patterns, the world of straw hats is artistic and making bold statements. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite styles this year from traditional, to whimsical, to beach casual – all your straw hat needs are covered here!
This print is reminiscent of the madras fabric so familiar in our island’s traditional wear. Reinterpreted with jewel tones and designed with a vintage-inspired silhouette, this high waisted, color saturated bikini has quickly become one of my favorites.
The Sports Illustrated Swim Search 2021 has officially begun, and today, I submitted my casting video, taking a big leap towards fulfilling one of my wildest dreams of being featured in the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT MAGAZINE!!! Click the link below to watch the video!Continue reading
Today, I’ve rounded up 15 beautiful and diverse swimwear lines founded and owned by Black female designers, some of which I already own and some of which are new to me. From classic styles to bold designs, there is a little something for everyone’s tastes. I hope you discover a few new brands to love and find as much joy shopping these sites as I did. After you’re done exploring these incredible companies, I hope you continue reading about the many other ways in which you can support #BlackLivesMatter today and everyday.Continue reading
I’ve noticed (and love!) how PatBo pays particular attention to accentuating feminine curves through cleverly placed v-shaped cutouts, asymmetrical hemlines, and various layers of fringe, ruffles, faux tortoise shell, and mesh. From bold tropical prints to richly hued gowns, I’m in love with each of the styles below for their uniqueness, elegance, and whimsy.