Photos by Cedric Nzaka of Everyday People Stories
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*Drake voice* Took a break from blogging, now it’s back to that!
Hello and welcome back to the revamped DearSolo Blog! I hope you like the new look and new branding (as courtesy of the amazing Lusanda Buthelezi – book her for your creative design needs!), and to kick off my new posts, I thought I’d start by finally showing you more of the shots from my shoot with Cedric Nzaka!
Photos by Nuzhah Jacobs
Beyond the coincidence of this being an all-black outfit and naming this post Genesis, I chose this title because Genesis is the first book in the Bible – i.e. it’s the beginning – and with the 1st of September being a little over two weeks away, it’s almost the start of spring, too.
Photos by Kyle Kingsley Green and Zach Louw
Have you ever been shopping and felt that magnetic pull in your core to a particular item? It may not necessarily be on trend, but you can cav the vision – you can see something special in it… If not now, then soon. So you buy it, but it just sits in your closet and every time you try to wear it, it doesn’t feel quite right – yet you still can’t give it away? That is exactly how I feel about most of this outfit. And I have to thank my intuition for it.
Photos by Keagan Kingsley Carlin
“My skin absorbs sunlight and my hair defies gravity – you can’t tell me that I am not magical.” – Alyestal Hamilton.
Photos by Ayabukwa Bikitsha
The other day, when I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline, I came across a thread by Feminista Jones in response to “Patriarchy’s Princess”, Ayesha Curry (you can read the thread here). Ayesha had been effectively shaming women who dress in a way that shows more skin, because she likes to keep her body covered for her man.