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FAÇON ISSUE 12 SPRING 2015

THE FASHION REVOLUTION

Capsule NY FW15

Labels We Loved at Capsule NY

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vibrant prints hippie dresses retro track jackets sneaker finds

‘70s FASHION IN THE CINEMA

So Foxy!

Designer Spotlight Inside the Mind of a Shoe Designer

Havana Nights

When in Cuba, Do like the Cubans


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Designer Spotlight

Fashion View

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Filles • Style Spotlight • Wish List • Obsession

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Garçons • Style Spotlight • On the Radar • The Coveted

On the cover: Dress, Kim Schalk Designs; Skirt, Unique Vintage; Shoes, Steve Madden; Earrings, Unique Vintage. Model, Tejah.

Editor-in-Chief Janice Susan Wallace Men's Fashion Director Emmanuel Egolum Beauty Director Dominica Tillary Art & Lifestyle Editor Alexis Jackson Director of Photography Karen Nutini Men's Fashion Editor Kevin Gray Chief Copy Editor Tonya Spratt-Williams Stylists Keri Henderson, Akinyi Ragwar Photographers Abby Hamilton, Molly Dunning PR/Marketing Milan Media Group Fashion/ Style Partner Models Inc. Publisher The Fashion Parade P.O. Box 166 Hyattsville MD 20781 P. (301) 887-3094 E. info@faconmagazine.com 2

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Cuba

Vintage Doll

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Film Noir

Model Chasity Nycole gets all dolled up in her favorite vintage duds.

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A tribute the Black cinema icons of the 1970's and their funky fashion.

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EDITOR'S NOTE

JANICE SUSAN WALLACE

Editor-in-Chief

VINTAGE REVIVAL Mixing the new with the old is always on trend to me. I love vintage and retro everything. So I'm excited that the ‘70s are back in a big, big way.

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pring is here. It is my favorite time of the year for a number of reasons. For starters, it's our Vintage issue. Since I'm obsessed with vintage, it's one of my favorite issues to put together. Second, it's spring! What is there not to love about the trees turning green, flowers blooming, birds chirping and the beautiful warm days. But the best reason is that I get to put away those heavy coats, sweaters, and boots and switch to lighter, colorful, happier clothes and shoes. This issue is also our first issue since I made the decision to give the magazine a fresh, new look. I felt that we needed a bit of a facelift and we added a few sections to expand on our mission to bring the best emerging designers to you. That's so important to me and our team. It's the reason why we even exist. There are so many talented designers who are just trying to get their feet in the door. Since

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so much of the industry focuses on established designers, these amazing voices get lost in the crowd. We are their voice. Always will be. Our Capsule Show NYC FW15 recap spotlights our favorites from the show. It was just sensory overload in such an amazing way. We also caught up with shoe designer, Obi Cymatica to learn what's on the mind of the guy who designs shoes. Also, Model Chasity Nycole shares her love of vintage. Finally, it was a must that we showed some love for the Black movie icons of the Seventies. Their style definitely would identify them as fashion icons of that era. As always, if there's a designer who wants to get our attention, email us at info@faconmagazine.com. Have a question or comment for me, send an email to editor@faconmagazine.com. Enjoy.

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OUR INSTAGRAM FAVS

@davidson_frere Fashion designer Davidson Petit-Frère is one of the best dressed men on Instagram. Take notes guys.

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @FACON_MAGAZINE

@dopeciety The name says it all, Ladies. Some of the dopest fashion finds that Instagram has to offer. This necklace is one of their latest editions.

ALSO FOLLOW US ON

FACEBOOK.COM/FACON_MAGAZINE

PINTEREST.COM/FACONMAGAZINE

TWITTER.COM/FACONMAGAZINE

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CONTRIBUTORS

CHASITY NYCOLE, MODEL @chasitynycole Chasity Nycole is a rising fashion and commercial model based in the Washington, DC area. Her current focus is on her acting and modeling career. Creativity and versatility are what drive her. She believes nothing is impossible and trusts God to lead her where ever she may go. Chasity is nonexclusively represented by the LOOK Models & Actors Agency.

KHALILAH NEALS, MAKEUP ARTIST @khalilahhasinmua Khalilah Neals is a makeup artist, image consultant and blogger based in the Washington, DC area. She has 16 years of makeup artistry experiseven years in image styling/personal shopping. Her artistic and analytical eye have made her a sought after artist, stylist, and business woman. She is the key-makeup artist for “Sisters - The WebSeries” and is currently an online beauty writer for Façon Magazine.

CARLTON HART, PHOTOGRAPHER @carltonhartimages Carlton is a Fashion and Lifestyle Photographer in the Washington, DC area. He comes from a creative background in Fine Arts, which allows him to see things from a different perspective and bring a unique level of creativity to his photography. He’s had a successful career as a soldier in the United States Army and is a Department of Defense civilian. The beauty and emotions of his images can clearly be seen in his works.

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STYLE SPOTLIGHT

BRAND UNIQUE

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talian company, Brand Unique is a cross section between avant-garde design and technical expertise. Their intentions are to constantly evolve their designs in order to provide consumers with options that are current yet with that exclusive feel. Add to the fact that their designs are handmade and handcrafted in Italy. Molto buona. brandunique.it

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WISH LIST

WHAT JANICE LOVES

ROSE GAL

Bohemian Scoop Dress, $25 rosegal.com

BOHEMIAN CHIC

iT'S A IES T N E V E S ! G N I H T

Find your inner bohemian in maxi dresses with beautiful prints and lots of flow.

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1 - JULIAN CHANG

Lana Dress, $190 julianchang.com

2 - RENEW VINTAGE

Graphic maxi dress, $70 etsy.com/shop/renewvintage 3 - FREE PEOPLE

Cherry Blossom Maxi, $350 freepeople.com 4 - MISGUIDED

Reynalda Maxi Dress, $33 misguided.com

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WISH LIST

SLEEK SUEDE

Wear your suede through all of the seasons. It just works and there are plenty of options.

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Tassel Skirt, $44.80 marketplace.asos.com/ boutique/dark-paradisevintage

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2 - URBAN OUTFITTERS

Prairie Shoulder Bag, $39 urbanoutfitters.com

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3 - 80S PURPLE

Nostalgia Swimsuit by Tallow, $146 80spurple.com

4 - FARFETCH

Vintage YSL Belt, $135 farfetch.com

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VIBRANT PRINTS

The '70s was full of vibrant, graphic prints. It's your new pop of color.

ROSEGAL

Print Dress, $22 rosegal.com

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NET-A-PORTER

Tatiana Bag, $2410 netaporter.com

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LANE ANDREWS

Phoenix by Paul Andrew, $855 laneandrews.com

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WISH LIST

FREE PEOPLE

When you are looking for the ultimate place to shop for the coolest, hippest, most happening shoes around, your first destination should be Free People. freepeople.com

DAYS ON THE ROAD SANDALS, $248

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CORA WRAP HEEL, $168

HIGH SOCIETY HEEL, $198

RENDERING CROTCHET CLOG, $168

MOROCCAN SLIP ON, $55

PONY HAIR ESPADRILLE $98

SURFACE GLITTER SANDAL $168

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OBSESSION

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ON THE FRINGE Fringe was a star on the global runways. Add a little fringe to your spring wardrobe.

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Llama Skirt, $178 thereformation.com 2 - BOOHOO

Katy Tassel Rucksack, $33 boohoo.com

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Shimmer Fringe Necklace, $146 anthropologie.com 4 - ANTHROPOLOGIE

Fringed Sandals, $75 anthropologie.com 5 - KOSHKA

Stevie Dress, $98 shopkoshka.com

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OBSESSION

'70s FLASHBACK

Retro-inspired jewelry to help you bring the look of the '70s into 2015.

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Sacred Geometry,$300 bingbangnyc.com

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2 - ONE SIX FIVE

Petal Ring, $55 onesixfive.com

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3 - BING BANG NYC

Sun Spike, $150 bingbangnyc.com

4 - CAST AND COMBED

Anvil Necklace, $240 castandcombed.com


MISGUIDED

Triple Hand Ring, $16 misguided.com

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OBSESSION

HAUTE HIPPIE STYLE

Get funky with your style and add a few short hippie dresses into the mix.

THIS PAGE ASOS

Band of Gypsies, $69 asos.com OPPOSITE PAGE 1 - ROSEGAL

Floral Dress, $44 rosegal.com 2 - PIXIE MARKET

Camoflauge Dress, $189 pixiemarket.com 3 - VLADIMIR KARALEEV

Tape T, $414 vladimirkaraleev.com 4 - SOSIE

Hailee Dress, $54 shopsosie.com

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STYLE SPOTLIGHT

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ON THE RADAR

COOL STUFF EMMANUEL & KEVIN LIKE MINT VINTAGE

Oversized Hem Shirt, $33 mintvintage.co.uk

S E I T N E SEV swag!

SHIRT CRAZY

Vintage and vintage-inspired shirts that bring the past into the present.

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Patterned Shirt, $21 marketplace.asos.com

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Loose Knit Pullover $29 mintvintage.co.uk 3 - MINT VINTAGE

Classic Breton Shirt, $26 mintvintage.co.uk 4 -BEYOND RETRO

Floral Silk Shirt, $37 beyondretro.com

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THE COVETED

CARTOON LIFE

Graphic sweatshirts turn the '70s geek into a 2015 geek with swagger.

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Mickey Mouse, $44 beyondretro.com

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Mario Bros, $49 marketplace.asos.com

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Power Rangers, $49 marketplace.asos.com

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Band Rocks, $31 marketplace.asos.com

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SNEAK IN

Retro sneakers can turn a plain outfit into one full to the brim with coolness.

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Pink Adidas, $44 rokit.co.uk

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Printed Converse, $31 beyondretro.com 3 -BEYOND RETRO

Diamant Trainers, $31 beyondretro.com 4 -ROKIT

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Vans Sneakers, $33 rokit.co.uk

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ASOS MARKETPLACE ASOS isn't just for the fast fashion quick fix. You can find something fly on their marketplace. Studio 315 sells dope s**t there. marketplace.asos.com/boutique/studio315

ROCKY VS. APOLLO TEE, $24

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SPIKE LEE TEE, $24

HIP HOP TEE, $24

SNOOPY COOL TEE, $24

HEDONISM LONG SLEEVE TEE, $35

SKULL & BONES TEE $24

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THE COVETED ROKIT

Yellow Adidas Jacket, $77 rokit.co.uk

TRACK ME DOWN

Nothing says the '70s like a track suit jacket. Takes you back, right?

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Blue Puma Jacket, $46 marketplace.asos.com

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Orange Puma Jacket, $21 marketplace.asos.com 3 - ATOM RETRO

UCLA Track Jacket, $77 atomretro.com 4 - ATOM RETRO

Fila Track Jacket, $92 atomretro.com

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT

Pansy, $400

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7 questions for

OBI CYMATICA

Obi Cymatica is one of New York’s newest talents. Early in his career, an eye for design and illustration earned the designer a place working for fashion greats such as Jimmy Choo, Oscar De La Renta, and BCBG, before launching his own line. 1.

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FASHION VIEW

graphic love

labels we loved!

LIE (ITSLIE.COM) We wanted every single piece in LIE's fall collection. Plenty of graphic prints, fur, and leather to tickle your avant-garde fancy.

Capsule NY FW15 Julie Nolan Jewelry JULIENOLANJEWELRY.COM

We were blown away by her constellation jewelry in gold and silver. It's a totally unique idea with perfect execution.

new comer

Tsuyumi TSUYUMI.COM

Give us fur, we will want it. Makes this style more delicate. Her hats are available for men and women.

ikumi IKUMITOKYO.COM

Her black and white fall collection was filled with modern, sexy separates and dresses. Shoes and bags were perfect complements.

hot shoes WAL AND PAI (WALANDPAI.COM) This brand gets an A+ for their cool factor. Their pointed-toe silhouette mixed with choice, supple leathers equals a winner in our books. You can buy Wal and Pei at Need Supply (needsupply.com).

Metalepsis Projects METALEPSISPROJECTS.COM

Their Orbital collection was elegant with its geometric lines and bold shapes. The Orbit cuff was our absolute favorite.

Analog Watch Co. ANALOGWATCHCO.COM

You will totally want a watch made out of wood. Analog has managed to make wood look so refined and luxurious. Get one!

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MADE IN THE USA labels we loved!

Capsule NY FW15 Darner Socks

PLANT (PLANTBROOKLYN.COM) This socially-responsible brand makes apothecary and gourmet goods with a conscience. PLANT products are made with the help of adults with physical and mental disabilities, at the nonprofit BKLYN UNLTD workshop, in Brooklyn, New York.

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DARNERSOCKS.COM

Give your sock drawer an upgrade. Darner Socks are inspired by hosiery patterns from the late 1800's.

Matine MATINESHOP.COM

Matine is a line of handmade accessories with minimalism at its heart. Each piece is designed, cut, sewn, and finished by hand in their D.C. studio

Upper Metal Class UPPERMETALCLASS.COM

Upper Metal Class pieces are hand crafted with simplicity in mind while drawing inspiration from the natural life around us.

Kahle Studio KAHLE-STUDIO.COM

Kahle Studio is in it's first season. The brand's first collection is smart with a beautiful architectural touch.

Michelle Kim

ODE TO NYC CIRQUE NAIL POLISH (CIRQUECOLORS. COM) This NYC-based brand specializes in hand-blended nail lacquers. Cirque pushes past conventional brands and experiments with unique pigments and raw materials. Cirque nail lacquer is 3-free; it does not contain toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). Their latest collection is called Metropolis, for the city that never sleeps.

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Michelle Kim's lovely fall line is anchored by a selection of exquisite wool coats and skirts.

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BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT

Boy Bait $20, MACCOSMETICS.COM

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BEAUTY REPORT

WHAT DOMINICA LOVES LIGHT WEIGHT

When choosing your coverage opt for makeup that is light, such as sheer coverage powders, tinted moisturizers or BB creams. When applying your coverage, remember you are trying to make the skin look even. So you may not need to apply coverage all over the face. Our faces are lighter in the center, so you may want to cover lightly in the center and heavier (even a warmer tone) around the perimeter of the face.

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for your eyes

LINE IT UP

Eyeliner gives shape and intensity to your eyes. My favorite liner look is a small wing with a pop of color liner at the bottom. *Tip: Pay close attention to the shape of your lid. If you have a smaller lid, make sure you keep your liner pretty thin. A thicker line will cut your eye and make them look smaller.

FLASHY LASHES

You don't always need colorful shadows to bring attention to your eyes. For bright eyes, all you need is a mascara that adds length and volume. The combination of length and volume will bring out the color of your eyes and also make the eyes appear nice and open. *TIP: Don't neglect your bottom lashes. They are the icing on the cake.

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BEAUTY ADVICE

LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN

for your SKIN

Skin is your foundation. It all starts there. Understanding your skin will make finding your perfect skin care much easier. What type of skin do you have? • • • • •

Dry Skin: You experience tightness or dry spots. Normal: No tightness, but you have a little oil in the T-Zone. Oily Skin: Shiny skin, enlarged pores, and/or blackheads. Sensitive Skin: Your skin is easily irritated or it's thin. Aging/Damaged Skin: You have wrinkles, dark spots, and/or tightness.

What are my skin concerns? Identify what concerns you about your skin. For example, someone with dry skin should focus on hydrating their skin, no gels or anything that mattifies. Am I following a skincare regiment? To see results you must be consistent and use your products twice a day (or as directed). Skin care takes patience. It takes 28 days to see full results. Give it at least 2 weeks to see minimal results. If you are unsure how to answer these questions, you can always seek a professional dermatologist or esthetician.

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MONIE SQUARED

Tea Tree Facial Toner, $9.00 moniesquared.bigcartel.com

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BEAUTY SPY

KHALILAH SAYS... 7 CREATIVE BEAUTY TRICKS 1. Use lip liners to create your favorite lip color. Have you ever wanted to wear a particular shade of lipstick but just can’t seem to find it on the shelves? Create it yourself using lip liners. Use two or three different shades to create a perfect lip. Start by taking the deepest shade to line and slightly fill in the lips. Then take the second, lighter shade and fill in the center and blend. Add a gloss if you want shine. 2. Use eye makeup remover to remove lipstick. You know what it’s like when you are removing your makeup but that lip color won’t budge. Just saturate a cotton round with waterproof eye makeup remover and swipe away residual color. 3. You can use eyeshadow as brow powder. If you need a particular color to fill in your brow but don’t have an actual brow product to do so, you may already have an eyeshadow that can do the job. Just make sure it is a matte formulation, unless of course you want a shiny brow. 4. Try using a toothbrush on your lips. Using a toothbrush to exfoliate your lips is very convenient because it is something you use on a daily basis. 5. Use white nail polish as a base. White nail polish makes the perfect base for any nail polish. It especially makes nude nail polish pop. All you need is one even coat of a white nail polish. Let it dry, then apply two coats of your favorite nail polish followed by a top coat. 6. Did you know that you can dry your nails quickly by running them under cold water? The cold water helps to set and solidify the nail polish. It’s great to do it when you are in a hurry and don’t have drying drops or a nail dryer. 7. Translucent powder will mattify your favorite lipstick. Love the lip color you are wearing but wish you had a matte version? Create it by dusting translucent powder on your lips. Take a piece of tissue and lay it on top of your lips. Then take a fluffy powder brush and dust translucent powder on top. Gently remove the tissue and there you have it−a matte lip in your favorite shade.

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Art: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

BROOKLYNMUSUEM.ORG

JULY 10 - OCTOBER 4, 2015

The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world.

Books: Designers on Instagram

Music: Lead Belly

The Smithsonian Folkways Collection. You cannot have a legitimate conversation about the Blues without Lead Belly. This is his first full career retrospective.

PUBLISHER: CFDA CFDA.COM

Events: Bonnaroo Music Festival JUNE 11 - 14, 2015 BONNAROO.COM

Seriously, Billy Joel. Yes, you heard us. He is the headliner for Bonnaroo. The Piano Man will be in the house.

Food: DC, Truckeroo is back!

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DATES TRUCKEROODC.COM

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ART & LIFESTYLE

IN ALEXIS’ EYES

HOW TO GET THERE JOSÉ MARTÍ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Located 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Havana, Cuba, and is a hub for Cubana de Aviación, Aerogaviota, and Aero Caribbean.

WHERE TO STAY IBEROSTAR PARQUE CENTRAL HOTEL

NEPTUNO, ESQUINA PRADO Y ZULUETA, HABANA VIEJA, HAVANA

The IBEROSTAR Parque Central Hotel is nestled in the heart of Havana. Hit the best tourist attractions available. MELIA HAVANA AVE 3ERA, E/ 76 Y 80, MIRAMAR PLAYA, HAVANA

Located along the Havana coastline with the best views of city and sea.

WHERE TO EAT PALADOR LOS AMIGOS CALLE M, NO 253 (BETWEEN 19 AND 21)

This is restaurant is a local favorite. You will feel like you are sitting in your mother's kitchen. EL ALJIBE AVENIDA 7MA, (BETWEEN 24 & 26)

Go for the roast chicken.

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ith the economic relations improving between the U.S. and Cuba, a ton of Americans are waiting to flock to Fidel Castro’s haven. Hollywood celebrities like Marlon Brando, Rita Hayworth, and countless other A-listers swarmed to Havana’s tropical paradise to let their locks down and enjoy the sun and fun. There was only one place to go – The Tropicana. It had a magnificent dance floor, roulette rooms, rum flowing, cigars smoking and the cabaret.

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a, n a v a h cuba HAVANA SKYLINE, CUBA

Havana was not just a place to kick up your feet, it was also as the back drop to many old films like A Message to Garcia (1936) Our Man in Havana (1959), A Lady Without Passport (1950), Havana Rose (1951). This is not a country of the Cineplex. It’s a country of small movie houses that show old Hollywood movies. Very little has changed and most people like it that way. You can tell by the classic cars that most people drive. In the U.S., a classic car sits in the garage covered and only

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driven for that Sunday drive or for a special occasion. But in Havana, a 1958 Chevy Bel Air is a part of the everyday mode of transportation. These cars at to the general splendor of Havana. Food is a draw for tourists. The favorite foods of the ‘50s are the same favorites today. People here like their lives without much complication. If you plan to visit Havana, take in the timeless architecture. Walking the streets of Havana, you see buildings that looked as if they were carved

by angels themselves. Elaborate museums, and beaches span for miles. You can literally feel Cuba in your heart. It will elevate all of the senses to a realm of serenity and peace. Even more so, by visiting this paradiso, you are supporting the historical growth of a country slowly on the rise. There are art galleries containing timeless pieces that haven't been seen in decades. Also there are small intimate artisan villages where you can have a intimate converation with artists about their work.


Ernest Hemingway’s home of 21 years, Finca Vigia, is a tourist mustsee. There is lively street music and tons of clubs that play the Island’s beautiful music. A true treat to the vacation traveler looking to explore the historically-rich culture of Cuba. There is always Arabica coffee and colorful flora and fauna that line mountainsides and beaches unspoiled by industrialization. Cuba’s various landscapes are absolutely breathtaking and have something for every tourist. Keep in mind to take your conversion plugs as the plugs are European. It is highly encouraged that while staying in a hotel that you tip everyone. Be sure to visit the official Cuba tourism website, Go Cuba (gocuba.ca) for information to help you plan your stay.

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PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT

THE ARTISLIFE TOUR Mix dope music, poetry, and singing in a pot of lyrical coolness, add a live audience, and you have the Art is Life Tour. Originating in Washington, D.C., this cultural experience spotlights the talents of Orville the Poet, Flowetry Man the Poetic Rockstar, Mariah Ivey, and Yusha Assad. Emblazing these prophetic gurus is the funky, rock beats of Future Band. It's a mashup that will blow your mind. It's a must-have experience for your socially-conscious inner self. Definitely a night to remember. To get more info or to find out if the tour is coming to a city near you , visit artislifetour.com.

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credits FASHION STYLIST Akinyi Ragwar aragwar25@gmail.com fitsonme.blogspot.com IG: @fitsonme HAIR STYLIST Kira Dior kiradiorstyles@yahoo.com kiradiortreasures.com IG: @StylesByKiraDior PHOTOGRAPHER Carlton Hart hotep360@gmail.com carlton-hart.squarespace.com IG: @carltonhartimages MAKE UP ARTIST Toyin Harris ocouturebeauty@gmail.com ocouturebeauty.com IG: @ocouturebeauty MAKE UP ARTIST Vazena Chapman vazenalatrale@gmail.com IG: crownofbeautyinsteadofashes

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film noir All Hail the '70s Black Movie Icons from Foxy Brown, Claudine, Cooley High, & Cleopatra Jones and their Bomb Diggety Style.

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credits FASHION DIRECTOR Janice Wallace PHOTOGRAPHER Karen Nutini

BRANDS On Foxy Brown, Coat On Claudine, Belt Dewdrop LLC dewdropllc.com

MAKE UP ARTISTS Dominica Tillary Ebone Green

On Cochise, Jacket & Shirt Darrell Cortez Menswear facebook.com/darrell.menswear

MODELS INC. MODELS Foxy Brown: Spice Claudine & Roop: Cashaey & Desmond Cochise & Preach: Gemini & Aaron Cleopatra Jones: Tejah

On Cleopatra Jones, Dress On Claudine, Dress Kim Schalk Designs kimschalk.com

CAR J. Sebastian

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