You might not find looks you love more in 2015. Don’t worry you won’t have to spend hours searching like I did, but you might just want to after seeing the tip of this magical AP iceberg. I’ve created an inspirational collection of AFROPUNK radness…
FOR YOUR DROOLING PLEASURE!!
AFROPUNK Fest is my favorite event of the year that isn’t about fashion but is ALL about fashion! AND…AND…AND THEY BROUGHT D’ANGELO BACK YA’LL. For two glorious days in the summer for the past 10 years over 60,000 people gather in Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY to celebrate music, art and come-as-you-are culture. Grace Jones and attendees brought it at the Afropunk fancy dress ball. It is my new life goal to go to this party!
My social media was poppin’ off with magical images from AFROPUNK Fest this past weekend!!! The awe-inspiring CHOPP a Jax native and INSPIRATION for this post and in genera. Essence Magazine managed to capture some of her fashion prowess in the image below . She is a multitalented musician and educator for The Future Project literally helping kids make their dreams come true as a Dream Director. She embodies the spirit of the fest and YES she dresses like this 24/7 ya’ll! Her style is in a league of it’s own, her hair is a glorious crown that she wears in ever eccentric ways. Join her over 2000 followers on instagram @robertahhood.
Afropunk was described by The New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US” the event is a space for those who march to the beat of their own drum and thrive outside of the mainstream. AFROPUNK’s 10-year history and identity is rooted in celebrating the unconventional and non conforming heavily centered around contemporary black music, made accessible to everyone. The fest site encourages you to “Come…Feel the music, express yourself, join the movement.”
BOLD | CAREFREE | CONFIDENT | WITHOUT LIMITS
Hairstyles breaking even the laws of gravity!
FAVORITE INSTAGRAM FASHIONS
THESE LADIES ARE EVERYTHING!!!
FINALLY My favorite ensemble!!!!
Now that you have Everything you need to feel inspired, go forth and get freaky with your style. If someone doesn’t give you the stank-eye at least once in the course of your day then you’re not doing it right! Lose the fear of the unknown and get to know your true style sense. I promise you will have a lot more fun getting dressed! Share your pictures with us of your most unique concoction @theinventoryroom. I can’t wait to see what our readers come up with. Challenge your friends, do a wardrobe swap and if you just can’t figure it out call in the big guns!
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Want to read more about AFROPUNK fest and fashion read my favorite from PAPER mag.
....Or any of the other sources I pulled inspiration for this article from. Take your pick!
OUR 24 FAVORITE LOOKS AT AFROPUNK FEST; Paper Magazine; Antwaun Sargent, JiaJia Fei
Scenes From the Afropunk Festival’s Fancy Ball The New York Times; T MAGAZINE; JENNA MAROTTA
Forces of Nature: 28 Afropunk Hair Portraits by Artist Awol Erizku (Artist to follow @awolerizku); Vogue Magazine;
THE BEST FESTIVAL STREET STYLE WAS AT AFROPUNK Elle Magazine; Elle.com
The Bold and theBeautiful The Best Street Style at Afropunk; Vogue Magazine ; MARJON CARLOS,BEN RASMUSSEN
The Dopest Street Style Snaps From AfroPunk Fest 2014; The Huffington Post: Black Voices; Dana Oliver
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