As a multi-faceted creative, writing is one skill that I use to convey my visions, cultivate conversations, and inspire dialogue. Here are clips of my present and past work....
ITS APT 4: CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS with Mekdela maskal
On a beautiful December Sunday afternoon before 2018 rung in, the crisp air breezed outside of our cozy, warm home. We played yet another Soulection Playlist as the soft hue and smell of vanilla incense swirled around. We were all running a little behind, but excited for the unknown - yet knowingly exhilarating dialogue to come.
OPENING CEREMONY: WILLIAM OKPO FALL/WINTER 2014 NYFW
WILLIAM OKPO's Fall/Winter 2014 presentation was vibrant, whimsical, and strong––just like the afro beats by DJ LINDSEY that welcomed guests into the doors of 51 Astor Place. Before the presentation, I got the chance to chat with Lizzy and Darlene about the inspiration for the collection, their work with the 14+ FOUNDATION, as well as their amazing new COLLABORATION with SOLANGE and PUMA.
black girl magik : my journey, JAMAICA
As I hide under a soft cotton blanket from the vicious mosquitoes that attacked me the night before, it’s my first physical reminder I made it to Jamaica. Waking up to the soft hum of the country wind, roosters crowing at the crack of dawn, and the unbelievable fresh smell in the air. It restores me with so much comfort. I have made it to Trelawny, Jamaica.
OPENING CEREMONY: KITTY CASH TAUGHT US HOW TO DJ
Cachee Livingston, also known as DJ Kitty Cash, is a young fresh face among the fashion it-girls turned DJs in NYC. Like Solange, Chelsea Leyland, and Leigh Lezark, she has a personable vibe and kills parties with her ever-flowing hit list and versatile mixes. Hailing from Brooklyn, Cash started DJing for her best friend Kilo Kish’s tour more than a year ago and since then it’s been history.
opening ceremony: the visionary ladies behind saint heron
When Solange released copies of her new Saint Heron compilation, she brought the party to Opening Ceremony. I knew I had to track down the team who was behind the event Saada Ahmed, Marjon Carlos, Elise Peterson, Diane "Shabazz" Varnie, Christina Coleman, and Armina Mussa are editors, friends, and the team behind SaintHeron.com.
ITS APARTMENT 4: COFFEE TABLE SERIES - FOR US, BY US
Our Coffee Table has been the center of entertainment, dialogue, and discovery here at It's Apartment Four. From book clubs to shopping events, it has seen so many forms of beauty. Have you peeped our hashtag: #itsapt4coffeetableseries. Housing new books, artwork, and unique home goods, we love discovering and showcasing pieces that fit our aesthetic, and constantly inspires.