CRWN Magazine: A New Resource for Natural Girls

Zoe Zeigler for CRWNMAG

Zoe Zeigler for CRWNMAGPhotos by Nkrumah for CRWN Magazine

When it comes to seeing black women’s natural hair stories documented and celebrated, it’s usually Instagram, blogs or YouTube we turn to. I love seeing our beauty represented in digital forms, but there’s also something special about being able to pick up a tangible product, turn the pages and even adorn your coffee table with images of black women that double as art.

Well this fall/winter a brand-new print magazine by a curly girl for curly girls is coming our way called CRWN Magazine.

CRWN Magazine

According to co-founder Lindsey Day:

CRWNMAG exists to create a progressive dialogue around what it really means to “go natural” in America. Through beautiful content, thoughtful commentary, hair inspiration and resources; we’re telling the world the truth about black women by showcasing a new standard of beauty —  and documenting our story in tangible, print form{…} Beautifully photographed, brilliantly written, printed and perfect bound, CRWNMAG is 130 pages of your hair culture and lifestyle published quarterly.
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African Print Maxi Dress

The Afro Punk Music Fest this past weekend was the perfect time to break in one of my newest African print pieces that I purchased earlier this summer.

Zoe Zeigler in African Print Wrap Dress

I bought this wrap dress by His Inspiration Wraps in May, but this was my first time giving it a whirl. Honestly, for the past few months I’ve been trying to figure out how to even wear this dress. You see it’s not technically a dress at all, but rather a long piece of fabric about 4 feet by 6 feet with long sashes on the ends.

Zoe Zeigler in African Print Wrap DressIt’s constructed so that you can tie it any number of different ways—from a skirt to a dress to a formal gown and more…. 

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19 Magazine Covers That Black Women Slayed

Unless you live under a rock, you know that black women have been taking over newsstands left and right this month with magazine cover features.

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From Serena Williams on the cover of New York Magazine to Kerry Washington on Self, Beyonce on Vogue to Misty Copeland on Essence, I could not be happier to see all the these black women magazine covers representing how awesome being a woman of color is!

Taking a walk down memory lane, here are 19 magazine covers, past and present, that prove that being a black girl seriously does rock.

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Lupita People Most Beautiful Cover… 

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Vivrant Beauty: A New Boutique for Women of Color

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Vivrant Beauty Owner Desiree Verdejo (photo via: VivrantBeauty.com)

Shopping for beauty products as a woman of color can take you on some highs and some lows. While there are more products and brands that cater to our unique beauty needs these days – from makeup to hair products and more – often times we still have to run from one end of the city to the next to find everything we need.

Well, lawyer-turned-beauty entrepreneur Desiree Verdejo just made beauty shopping that much easier with her new Harlem-based boutique, Vivrant Beauty. The other night, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of this new beauty shop.

Vivrant Beauty Boutique in Harlem

Vivrant Beauty owner Desiree really did an amazing job with her premier footprint in the beauty space. … 

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