Whats Poppington: Senegalese Twist Embrace Black Hair Culture

 

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Contrary to what’s becoming popular belief braids and/or cornrows is and will always be African culture. So, do not excuse the cultural appropriation when it comes to braids, cornrows or anything else that gets culturally smudged by white America. I’m not gonna sugar coat anything due to my need to call a duck a duck and not calling a duck a bird that quacks.

Any who, If anyone knows me they will tell you that I’m a braid girl. I LOVE braids. I get my hair braided at least three times through out the year. I choose Senegalese twist as the best braiding style simply because it’s my favorite style and I want you all to adopt it as your favorite too. I know that’s a little manipulative, but so what they’re beautiful, well kept, protective styling for natural hair and you should just take my advice. I would never lead you wrong. I have a few suggestions for you beauties if your deciding to take my advice and make your next braiding style Senegalese twist.

  1. Select a color that compliments your skin tone. You could go online to ikickshins.net and select colors for you extension install. If they don’t have what you need in the store shopping online works for braiding hair just like it works for buying bundles.
  2. Go to a professional. If you don’t know someone that braids well, and will braid to protect your hair opposed to braiding so tight until your eyes kisses your ears go to someone that will preserve your edges and help promote hair growth.
  3. It’s okay to wash your braids. Pull your braids up in a high loose pony tail or bun, and have your friend, sister, husband, mom or brother wash them for you, or figure out how to do it yourself. Focus on your scalp and use a CoWash product like As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner. By using a CoWash you will cleanse your natural hair and scalp without drying out your tresses.
  4. Enjoy your Senegalese Twist. Where them with pride knowing that your braids isn’t just a hairstyle to wear for fashion. Braids are apart of African culture and beautiful heritage.

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What’s Poppington: Dope & Rare’s Bae Trippen

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 Dope & Rare launched there new app/game Bae Trippin earlier this month (Aug 2 2016). This is a fresh spin on a game app in my opinion and in some cases real life to those guys that have experienced having their belongings thrown outside by “bae”. Bae Trippin is a witty spin on what could be a frustrating situation. It’s a fun way to pass time while bobbing your head to a Mossberg Montana produced beat.

“When Mossberg released the ‘Chicken Chicken’ back in May, the internet went crazy. It was truly a proud moment for [Charleston],” Wages added. Moments after it was released on Soundcloud, we called ThatLevel. The [‘Chicken Chicken’] trend became the official instrumental for our game.” ~Justin Wages~

The game was developed by ThatLevel with the concept of collecting yo shit after its been thrown out. No, you don’t have to be a master mind to know how to play this game. All you have to do is jump and grab.

Jenifer Vanderhorst Plays Bae Trippin from Pretty-N-Poppington TV on Vimeo.

Along with dropping an innovative pass time, Dope & Rare’s founder Justin Wages knows the value of supporting his followers and giving back to show gratitude.

“Our followers are dope, “said Wages. “The iMac Giveaway was a way to express our gratitude, and share our very first project. Not too many people, companies or organizations would giveaway items with such high value…for free.  But we live by the motto ‘that it’s better to give than to receive’.” ~Justin Wages~

Bae Trippin is now available at the Google Play Store as well as iTunes.

 

What’s Poppington: 10 Black Owned Fashion Companies To Shop

If you haven’t been watching the news lately or surfing informative content on the web, then you may have missed H&M’s little apology in regards to their marketing/advertising and who they feel delivers a more positive message: H&M apologized last week for a comment on Twitter that said white models portray a more “positive image” for the brand,according to Eyewitness News.

In light of H&M getting exposed (and many others will follow) I felt that it was most necessary to provide my dear readers my top ten list of black owned fashion companies to shop. I picked ten companies to feature that has an array of selections in the fashion arena. if you don’t like my selections please feel free to pick your own and spend your money with a smile and pride while knowing that your not being viewed as a negative influence.

Bôhten’s mission is to establish an eyewear manufacturing supply chain on the African Continent. Through this we inspire to change the face of Africa with a vision that advocates education, sustainable employment, social responsibility and environmental awareness in fashion globally. -Bohten-

Bohten is high quality online shopping from the mother land its self. If you like the finer things in life and like being asked that ego stroking question, “where did you get that”,  exclusive eye wear shopping is one click away. Bohten.com

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Established in 2011, CanDid Art Accessories is inspired infinitely by research and affinity with African visual culture, indigenous design vernacular, and cosmic geometry.  Each piece is handcrafted and is created for the fearless fashion enthusiast who desires to make a statement without saying a word. CanDid Art designs are known for their use of various chains, assortment of metals, semi-precious stones and recycled materials. -Candid Art-

Candid Art has sensual body jewelry and accessories made by hand and obviously designed with taste as well as technique. These statement pieces should be added to your collection. Don’t wait shop now. Candid Art

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Fly Jane is one of my all time favorite online retailers to shop from. Can you say fashion, fashion, fashion! While typing that I was smiling the whole time. So imagine how elated I was to find out that they are black owned. Do not wait on this one guys, check out what they have immediately. Fly Jane

The top three companies are my three favorite picks out of the ten. I’m more then sure you will find your top three or maybe you will fall in love with them all. Enjoy shopping for your new black owned fashion company to support. This list will help you on your journey.

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Orchids and Spice

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Dopeciety

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Endless Couture

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Rachel Stewart

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Threads by Dreads

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Rue 107

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What’s Poppington: Nude Lingerie For Women of Color

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I remember speaking with a friend at work about this line of nude lingerie for black woman, and while having that conversation I thought to myself my prayers have been answered. All to often when getting dressed for what ever occasion a plain black bra and pantie set just doesn’t fit the bill and when you go shopping you’ll most definitely find nude underwear, just not your shade of nude.

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Well girls,fret no more. Nubian Skin has answered our prayers and they have an array of nude skin tones to select from, as well as they should, being that our beautiful black hue comes in many shades.

Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, decided it was time for ‘a different kind of nude’.

Inspired by trail blazing women, Eunice W. Johnson and super model Iman, who created Fashion Fair and Iman cosmetics, Ade took the leap and created Nubian Skin.  It’s been an uphill battle, but every revolution starts somewhere.

Nubian Skin launched with a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of colour.  Headquartered in London, Nubian Skin delivers worldwide and looks forward to growing the company’s offering and expanding its reach.

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To Shop Nubian Skin visit www.nubianskin.com  plus sizes are available as well.

What’s Poppington: South Africa’s street culture: Mzansi Style Guide Vol. 1 – Braamfontein Scene

“Following the trailer of “Mzansi Style Guide,” we bring you the first episode of our three-part series which looks at South Africa’s street culture and the personalities that make up its creative landscape ….” By

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“In this segment, we visit concept store Area 3, sneaker boutique DIP ST. and local hangout Father Coffee, all of which have become bastions of light for the streetwear community in Jozi. Tucked away on the second floor of an inconspicuous mall, DIP ST. has become a mainstay for those looking for both local and foreign brands. While DIP’s operations continue to be hindered by crime (with founder Tusa Mamba putting a halt on sneaker campouts for the safety of his customers), the store and its surrounding retailers take pride in bridging the gap between rare, quality designs from Europe and the Far East with its loyal customer base. Check out “Braamfontein Scene” above and stay tuned for episode 2 ….” By

 

What’s Poppington: Trinidad and Tobago’s Delia Alleyne Creates High Fashion

 

"Let's Paint" collection by fashion designer Delia Alleyne. www.DeliaAlleyne.com

“Let’s Paint” collection by fashion designer Delia Alleyne. www.DeliaAlleyne.com

High fashion with Caribbean inspiration is the perfect look for Summer 2016. Bold colorful trendsetting pieces is what you’ll get with the Let’s Paint collection by Delia Alleyne. Residing in Trinidad and Tobago, Delia creates fashions tailored towards confident women. Painting is like a metaphor for life…“, explains Delia. “We are born as blank canvases waiting to be. Then moment by moment; stroke by stroke… We create life’s memories by applying one colorful moment in our life at a time.” The “Let’s Paint” women’s fashion collection offers a splash of colorful contrast against black silhouettes. The line was introduced during the September 2015 market week in New York City. Rompers, jackets, funky trousers and that classic little black dress are available in the collection. Do not hesitate to shop and browse more fashions at www.deliaalleyne.com.

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“Let’s Paint” collection by fashion designer Delia Alleyne. www.DeliaAlleyne.com

Whats Poppington: Jazmine Sullivan: Let It Burn

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On the drive home “Let It Burn” came on the radio, yes I still listen to the radio, and I swear this song took me somewhere that I haven’t been in along time. I felt like I was on a mental trip to the land of loves milk and honey. Not that I’m in love or anything, nor have I found the love of my life (that ship has sailed and sank) but It felt wonderful to feel love through music. That’s the reason why Jazmine Sullivan is one of my favorite R&B artist. Her music is true blue R&B with soul that has a classic funk. I love this single. Check it out and fall in love along with me.

Who’s Poppington: Rita Ora, Her Tussled Look and Louboutin’s

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Rita Ora has caught my eye again with one of her many looks. I’m not sure if she’s exploring different stylist or just have a need for changing things up, but what ever it is I like it. Her hair is bed time sexy, she’s wearing the plunging neck line extremely well, and most important her shoes are killer. That’s why they are posted first. I simply Love this look, Rita Ora is Poppington.

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Whats Poppington: Beyonce and Nicki Minaj Flawless Remix

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Beyonce has given everyone the response they were looking for to the elevator brawl between her sister Solange and husband Jay-Z. I love her response by the way, it was a boss ass statement to make, while rapping, and to put some stank on it she has Nicki Minaj as a featured rapper. All of this you can catch on the Flawless remix . She’s a baddie can’t deny it. The lyrics that were recited by Bey are below and the tack may be down there as well so you can hear Nicki’s verses, Check it out.

These thots can’t clock me nowadays
You wish I was your poundcake
Boy you know I look good as f-ck
Wish I was your baby mama
Want me to come around and give you good karma
But no
We escalating
Up in this b-tch like elevators
Of course sometime sh-t go down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator
Of course sometime sh-t go down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator
Goddamn, Goddamn, Goddamn

Would you like to hear it?…oh ok, press play below

Whats Poppington: LuChi Royale: Crowning The Brand

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The words quoted below are words from “The Genesis” page on the LuChi Royale website. Reading the statement below simply made me feel divine and one with my inner royal spirit. LuChi Royale delivers a luxurious feel to men and women who require the upper echelon in designer fashions. I for one have my eyes on the wool and leather graphic printed varsity jacket. I’m all over it, for real. I’ve fallen in love with this brand and their from my hometown…that’s right Charleston SC. I’m keeping my eyes on these guys, and you should too, they’re developing a culture.

LuChi Royale Clothing Co. isn’t for the average person. Its for those who claim much more than is offered. For the leaders of today. The originators. The Boundary Pushers. The Risk Takers. The Kings…Royalty. See everyone cant grasp the concept of the responsibility of a King. A King just isn’t put into place to rule. He’s there for the people, to lead, to protect, and to represent. Same goes for Queens. We believe our product embodies the life of an everyday modern king and queen leading there people to their prime.”

The Shoe Game: Safari Pack Sneaker Collection By New Balance HOTT!!!

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Ladies, if you love sneakers or love looking cute in sneakers at the gym, like I do, New Balance has done the most for us girls with their new Safari Pack collection in the classic 574 New Balance styled sneakers. The sneakers are neon multi colored with a color block design to add flare and a fresh vibrant look to the traditional New Balance silhouette. In the Next two weeks I will have a pair for myself, then I will be able to let you all know how they feel, wear, and rather or not my big toe gets smooshed when I jog on the tread mill. I cant stand that smooshed big toe feel. So, I will test these babies out for you before you all make your purchase. Check back with me in two weeks. for the Safari Pack New Balance Sneaker Review.

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Whats Poppington: PrettynPoppington Wants Your Story

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I am now giving opportunities for the ever so talented men and women of my city, Charleston SC, and other areas as well a fantastic media outlet that will expose them to the masses. If you are interested in online media exposure and your a  #musicalartist#designer#stylist#fashionculturebusinessowner,or anyone that would relate to #fashion#urbanculture, and/or #beauty inbox Jenifer Vanderhorst on FB for your opportunity to be seen and herd by 30,000, yes 30k individuals that are reached by PnP across the world monthly.

PrettynPoppingtion is  urban fashion culture, beauty, and entertainment from a Charleston girls point of view. Don’t sleep on this. Be heard, seen and exposed.

 

Whats Poppington: Beyonces New Surfboard T-Shirts

 

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Surfboard…With inspiration from the lyrics of Drunk In Love and Blow, Beyonce is now selling two t-shirts on Beyonce.com. One t-shirt features a little surfer hanging on the sleeves and the other t-shirt has cherries, in reference to the sensually seductive track “Blow.”  T-shirts are being sold for $40 on King Beys website listed above. Great price for designer t’s by Beyonce.

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