In most recent years, the conversation on social media has been heavily focused on women empowerment. Naturally, this comes into the music scene. Most young women know the empowering anthems “New Rules” and “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa to help get them over breakups and exes. Popular female artist Dua Lipa lets women let it all out through her songs.
Art can come on many different canvases. For Jimmy Nguyen, though, his preferred canvas is one of the body’s smallest appendages -- fingernails. This nail tech, who is based out of Phoenix, AZ, takes a simple day at the spa and turns it into an unforgettable experience.
In July, Pinterest created a list on their daily inspiration page of Black artists and creators to look out for. Among the list of artists, there was a photographer who took her still images and added on different materials like gold. The picture posted to Pinterest was of a young Black girl from “The Redemption” collection by Photographer Tawny Chatmon, in which the girl had unapologetically natural hair with extra elements to essentiate her beauty.
In this current state of quarantine, it’s only natural to miss the events and spaces that drew our communities together. Do you miss the experience of exploring a new art gallery? Or hearing a live DJ? What about meeting emerging and local artists, who each have a unique perspective and product they want to share with you? Look no further than ARTiculate ATL, an urban art social meant to display the work of 20 Atlanta artists.
When fashion brands make headlines, the conversation is usually focused on celebrities, whether in the fashion business or not, and new, exorbitantly priced collections. So much so that the idea of fashion seems completely inaccessible or elitist to a lot of people who are not already invested. However, when a brand finds the right balance between an elite image and affordability, they often become staple brands for the casual fashion enthusiast. Guillermo Andrade seems to have struck this balance with his brand 424 on Fairfax.
Hip-hop since it’s birth was viewed as a counterculture or a subculture. However, within its community, it was perceived as so much more. It was a way in which the youth used multiple platforms to be expressive. Its growth into becoming one of the most influential art forms across the globe has been incredible to watch. Nowadays you have hip-hop influences within nearly every genre of music there is. You also have hip-hop artists across the water having a similar impact both in their home country as well as some success here in the U.S., which isn’t easy to do. London rapper, DC, is steadily growing into the next big thing from the U.K. rap scene.