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I A M I S I G O RESORT 2015: White Noise
Founded in 2009, iamISIGO by Bubu Ogisi seeks to create a striking awareness of how African culture can be fused with an audacious but yet minimal design aesthetic. I had the extreme pleasure of meeting the designer on set as she directed the shoot for her new collection White Noise. I got to squeal in delight over the clothes as they hung on the rack, waiting to be brought to life by the model, Lizzie. The creative energy of designer, model, photographer and make-up artist hung heavy in the air as tranquil tunes played; it was inspiring to be in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria and be part of the rising fashion industry. - Yagazie
Every POC got this lesson.
Got this drilled into my brain as a kid. This reminds me of that Chris Rock quote:
"I will give you an example of how race affects my life. I live in a place called Alpine, New Jersey. Live in Alpine, New Jersey, right? My house costs millions of dollars…In my neighborhood, there are four black people. Hundreds of houses, four black people. Who are these black people? Well, there’s me, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. Only black people in the whole neighborhood. So let’s break it down…Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man who lives next door to me does for a living? He’s a fucking dentist. He ain’t the best dentist in the world. He ain’t going to the dental hall of fame. He don’t get plaques for getting rid of plaque. He’s just a yank-your-tooth-out dentist. See, the black man gotta fly to get to something the white man can walk to."
much respect to J.Cole for telling Ayiana Stanley-Jones’ story in his ‘Crooked Smile’ video and allowing her sprit to live on.
Bonus fact: You should be watching this show.