A moveon.org Obama pin next to a cute package of bobby pins from Ricky's on 14th st.
A perfect sign for the entryway of the closet, a Zoe Strauss photo.
Since I've known her I've never seen Ms. Jackson with a cane, but I have witnessed her transition into a more polished version of her funky self. One of the big reasons I wanted to profile Christiana here was her positive attitude towards her curvier figure. She dresses to flatter her shape but consciously avoids hiding out behind shy clothes. She likes color, accessories, patterns, and pop. She's no wallflower, unless of course your walls are brightly, colorfully, funkadellically flowered. She breaks rules and makes her own (no frilly, girliness, no animal prints, no skimpiness) always looking tastefully eclectic and inspiringly confident.
Butterfly pendant from a New Brunswick second-hand shop.
Shoes! Crazy, futuristic, Vaudeville flats, sweet metallic flats from Arnott's Department Store in Dublin, and red wedges from Jubilee Shoes on Broadway.
Bags! Vintage, mint suede from Dublin's South Side, flowery powery canvas from Mono in Amsterdayum, and a Skunk Funk favorite.
Christiana has an amazing "closet" she's a real estate agent in Harlem and thus found herself some pretty sweet digs. She has a whole room to house her collection of fashion finds. She's outfitted the place with a comfy, velvet couch, store-like clothing display racks she scored second-hand, and lots of storage space. She's a holder-oner and even this extra room is packed with stuff. Giant plastic bins abound behind closet doors, and lucky for you she parts with some of her stuff about two times a year when she holds clothing sales at her apartment for her friends and friends of her friends. That, among many other reasons, is a great motivator for befriending Christiana. She also has a passion for cooking tasty, healthy food and entertaining. Basically, she friggin' rocks. Her clothes are the icing on the cake. Her wardrobe is great, her attitude and joie de vivre are even greater. I'm a fan.
Gorgeous Christiana in a gorgeous jacket from A Wear, found on her first trip to Dublin on '06.