Fashion Consciousness: Foofi & Bella, Luxury Faux Fur Line

Foofi & Bella embodies the individual’s call to live ethically and responsibly“(Sanya Richards-Ross).

Designer, tv personality and social media mogul Angela Simmons and Olympic Gold Medalist, Sanya Richards-Ross teamed up to released a luxury Faux Fur line. Simmons, a vegetarian and PETA supporter acknowledges that her  desire to create a faux fur line actualized after learning about animal cruelty. “[The] fabrications pay realistic homage to mink, suede, lynx and shearling while staying one hundred percent animal free,” states Simmons.


Documenting Fashion: Fresh Dressed Documentary


Inside of the dominion we call hip-hop, fashion has always been a strong reflection of the environments we lived in. (Sachs Jenkins)

Fresh Dressed, directed by Sachs Jenkins chronologically explores the development of the way hip-hop was able to transcend into fashion and provide a voice to urban youth. The documentary examines some of the trail blazer of fashion such as Carl Jones, Karl Kani, Sean Comb and Daymond John to name a few, and the way they were able to financially benefit from the movement.

“Fresh Dressed” is about expression, oppression and cold, hard cash made by people who had no idea that they were pioneers in a movement that will never die.”

Check out the documentary, below are clips for your viewing pleasure.


Cohort Collective: House Party of Art

The art gallery experience can be very daunting at the first exposure. It may even seem boring to walk around in a large, brightly lit white room with isolated art pieces adorn on different walls, while having to analyze the often oddly designed art work, that in the end, leads to great ambivalence.

Cohort Collective partnered with Sezio, a non-profit art organization, to redefined the ordinary art experience by turning an art exhibition into a house party, or that’s what it seemed like. Cohort Collective  curated an event that brought  local artist, local food and  local musicians  together in a  28-room apartment complex for a unique art experience. Guest were invited to peruse each room, which were filled with creative artistic expressions that ran the gamut of visual arts and installations, photographic arts, street art, live music, dance and even amateur tattoo artists using guest as canvases. The experience invited guest to explore interpretations of San Diego. Click the link to explore and learn more about Cohort Collective.


Fashion Consciousness: Know What You Are Wearing

Fashion Consciousness: Know What You Are Wearing 

Have you ever thought about the garments that hang in your closet, besides the designer name that is printed on the label? If you are more conscious about the production of your garment, an app called Buycott is available to help you identify the good, bad and ugly about specific brands. 

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Read elaborates more on the app.