Where African Fashions Meet the Stylish Traveler

Shangani Fashion’s

Shangani Fashion’s debut presentation during New York Fashion Week conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories. Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style. Shangani is an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named after its founder; and the name “Shoshangani” means traveler. Shangani Fashion is a brand inspired by the experience of travel and the exposure of different cultures.

Creations by Shangani’s Designers merge their travel experiences with colorful ethnic prints, and contemporary shapes to create a high fashion, ready-to-wear look. Traditional African fabrics with a modern mix, is the passion behind Shangani Fashions.

The design duo collaborating on the aesthetics are Fashion Designers Elesia Peterman and Mary Moore. Moore is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe and a world traveler.

My inspirations are fusions of my cultural, travel experiences and my Zimbabwean heritage and styles. Shoppers will find divers influences from the Caribbean, European and Middle-Eastern expressions in my fashions. I enjoy mixing various African influences with a contemporary cut and shape for a modernized look. And the result is a ready-to-wear brand that is suitable for all occasions” explains Mary Moore.

 “My creative inspiration comes from a fusion of time, epoch periods and cultures, while remaining Afrocentric.” States Elesia Peterman. “I want our line to show that African print transcends. The looks can be worn strictly as traditional wear, but the looks can also be incorporated in business and everyday casual use. What makes our line unique is that it isn’t just an African meets Western cohesion. Our goal is to reach and inspire a much bigger market. Our line is an international fusion. Also, being a millennial, I feel I can relate with the style trends my peers are excited about.. I want to use clothing design as my voice and demonstration of creativity

Shangani offers looks for both men and women, and intends to expand the menswear line for upcoming seasons. The garments are wearable for business casual or as formal wear. Depending on the type of garment design, the brand uses one-hundred percent cotton, applied with Dutch Wax print, Denim and other uniquely blended materials of the finest quality. Completing the Afro-inspired look, the Shangani brand also features handcrafted travel handbags and clutch bags. Accessories such as earrings, bracelets and shoes, add a hint of sophistication to an individual’s look.

Photo Credits: Macintosh Smith

BawnTV Presents “About Him: Freshman Year”

After a successful Season One, Tyson Anthony decided to part ways with Signal 23 and take the About Him fan fav to BawnTV. No Shade on the front end, however, word on the streets is that tho Tyson Anthony owns the book rights, he doesn’t own the television rights. These rights are alleged to belong to famed Signal 23 creator, Henderson Maddox.

As if that’s not enough, we hear Signal 23 is still planning to continue with their own About Him, minus a few cast members, as we see they have migrated to the BawnTV side of life…. Don’t worry tho, Signal 23 still has Gary LaVard (Vincent)…..

In any case, get into the New Season and let us know what you think…. Will it be as EPIC as Season One? Or, Nah…..

There’s no denying that it’s all about him – Damien. After experiencing his first encounter with heartbreak Damien dives into the chaotic world of college life. Damien stumbles around campus like the other lost freshmen doing his best to keep his eyes glued to his books and off of shirtless jocks, fratboys, and handsome intellectuals. But Damien’s level of discipline may prove to be no match for the ways of a manipulate college senior who threatens to establish a degrading reputation for the freshmen.

Damien’s cousin Kendall begins his own journey of self-discovery. Kendall not only reconnects with himself, but with a love from his past – a cute church boy. It’s a forbidden love that may require Kendall turning his back on the person who has aided him in keeping his sexuality secret from friends, family, and their church for years – his mother.

BawnTV “About Him: Freshman Year” Trailer

Oh yeah, we are already 4 episodes into Season Two, or would this be considered Season One again???? LoL!

Rae Sremmurd slays Cayler & Sons

Get into the latest in Fashion as Rae Sremmurd sets the trend with Cayler & Sons.  This cooperation marks the second time the Munich-based streetwear label has joined forces with the iconic rap duo, whose anthems like “Black Beatles” or “No Type” (among many others) have amassed a casual 1.8 billion views on YouTube alone. The two brothers from Tupelo, Mississippi have long eclipsed the status as a household name in rap, conquering Billboard’s Hot 100 #1 spot and holding it down for weeks.

The campaign’s photos, shot during Rae Sremmurd’s sold out SremmLife II Tour through Europe, capture the characteristic energy that the fashion-savvy brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi bring to each and every one of their performances while showing off highlights from CAYLER & SONS’ spring/summer ’17 collection as well as the newly launched All Day Denim program.
Check out the visuals and let us know what you will be buying as we get ready for Spring and Summer 2017.

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TSB Film Review: Beauty and The Beast

We all know the legendary story of Beauty and the Beast.

Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

Last night, we took a trip to see our childhood favorite film. Expecting to smile and have a few childhood memories it was an absolute surprise what we walked away with. 

Beauty and the Beast was a life changing experience. Upon paying attention to the Beast, you learn how treating others poorly could have a negative impact on your life. Through watching Belle, you learn to never judge a book by its cover and allow for a person to show you who they really are. 

As far as this remake is concerned, it was truly amazing. The costuming was sheer genius. The acting was perfectly executed and the musical delight were earpleasing. 

This film gets a 10/10 for Relateability and Costuming. Emma Watson was an awesome pick for Belle. Her talent and Beauty really allow her to shine in this role. As always, Chip (the teacup) stole the whole show. LoL! His cuteness will always be epic. 

If you haven’t make sure you take time to enjoy a tale as old as time and go see Beauty and the Beast in your local theatre.