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FOR AVID READERS AND PROLIFIC WRITERS

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Issue 21

 

Intellectual Ink is excited to announce that our second-anniversary issue is all about the world of Fashion, Style, and Inclusivity. We worked hard to provide an inside look at the fashion industry, from well-known designers to up-and-coming artists. Inside this issue, you'll find interviews with Keah Cher'i of House of Sheba, Tiffany Rice of Mylk & Honey Clothiers, Jazzmin Williams of Blu3 Model Coaching, and Tevin Evans aka Fat Chuck Bass. Charlotte's Closet is serving looks from Philly to Fenty and much more.

 

For our avid readers, we have Author Shawn Hudson in the Who's Next column, Five Fashion Forward books you need in your library, and a conversation with VaLinda Miller owner of Turning Pages Bookshop.

 

Fashion can be a powerful tool for self-expression and identity, so whether you're a fashionista or just looking for new ways to express your style, we hope you'll enjoy this issue.

ISSUE 21 FEATURES

Tiffany Rice

Mylk and Honey Clothier

While I am most known for swimwear, my favorite work comes from random bursts of inspiration. I like pushing myself and growing in my creativity. Sometimes I’ll have a vision for a photoshoot. I’ll make the outfit and photograph it wherever I please. Sometimes I’ll make something out of African print. Most recently, I made a brocade dress and a tweed suit when I was living in London, UK...

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Jazzmin Williams

Blu3 Coach Modeling

 

Modeling has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl! I never believed that I could do it because I was plus size growing up. As I got older, I realized I could not shake the feeling of wanting to at least try it, and all they can tell me is no. If it didn't work out, I could always find something that did. So, I went for it

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Tevin Evans

FAT CHUCK BASS

 

I’m a model and stylist based in Brooklyn New York. I grew up very much interested in fashion since I was a child I like to think of my sisters' Bratz and Barbie dolls as my first clients as a stylist because I’d spend hours putting together looks for them. I began modeling as a result of being discovered on my Instagram where I would share photos of my outfits and my avid social life.

TEVIN EVANS ~ STYLIST

Photos of my best friend and Muse Kiana Alexis. Styling her is a dream because we actively work together to create the best looks that show off her natural beauty and are fun and true to her personal style! 

Keah Cher'i

HOUSE OF SHEBA

 

Philadelphia native and Owner Keah Cher’i is a published plus-size model and model coach with over eleven years of experience in the plus-sized industry. Keah’s passion for bridging the gap between fashion and self-confidence is brought to life through her collections; helping women to fall in love with their curves through vibrant colors, quality garments, and offering stylish eye-catching patterns to elevate the everyday look. With such an extensive background in fashion, personal styling, coaching, and empowerment speaking, House of Sheba is a distinguished brand to follow.

MODELS FEATURED HERE

White Dress: Erica Smith-Sowell 

Black Dress With Lace: Sabrina Johnson

Hot Pink Dress: Lai’Ara Powell 

Gold Gown: Jazzmin Williams 

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Sabrina Johnson

STYLE SO SIDITY

 

My modeling career began while I was attending a photo shoot party. A girlfriend of mine was having a photoshoot party to celebrate her birthday. During my photo session, the photographer kept insisting that I would be a good curvy model and that I should attend their open casting call.  I was reluctant at the time because life was leading me down a different path. I waited 3 years before I finally accepted the invitation. I was booked for a show the following week and I have been actively modeling ever since.

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Allexis Wooden

COLORED BY LEX TIARRA

 

As a child, I developed a liking for everything related to beauty, from fashion to having my hair done to lip gloss. I was truly a girlie girl from day one. When I got into high school, I was finally allowed to explore putting makeup on, such an eyeshadow, and I loved the fact that I could enhance my beauty with a little bit of color. It's funny how makeup has changed so much because back then we were drawing white eyeliner across our eyelids with some lip liner and lip gloss on our lips, and that was pretty much the look.

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XANTHA

 

Modeling wasn’t something I always wanted to do when I was younger. I didn’t even believe I was beautiful, but through modeling, I’ve found confidence within that I didn’t even realize was there. Modeling helped me find my voice and understand that true beauty is way beyond any picture or job I can ever get. I must spread beauty to this world through all I do.

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LONDON

I want to inspire other young girls who share my skin tone. However, I don’t just want to be a model. I want to use it as a steppingstone to create more opportunities for myself. I would also like to be an Actress, Baker, and/or Lawyer.

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Shawn Hudson

RBG BOOKS

 

Shawn Hudson was born in Bronx New York on March 22, 1992. For the majority of his life, he’s lived in the Sack Wern housing project which has become the place that he grew to both loves and hate with all of his heart. He attended elementary school at P.S. 100 from kindergarten up to the fourth grade. In the first grade, he found himself lacking the ability to read and write at a sufficient level like his classmates at the time which led to him having to repeat the first grade. With the help of his mother, he managed to learn how to read at an even better rate than before as she taught him to always put himself in the character's shoes whenever he would read a story.

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VaLinda Miller

TURNING PAGES BOOKSHOP

 

Turning Page Bookshop opened in June 2019 in Goose Creek, SC. We are the only black women own brick & mortar bookstore in the state of South Carolina, and I plan on opening more. We stock all genres – fiction, non-fiction, AA, Teens, Romance, Cozy Mysteries, puzzles, toys, etc. We do not sell just AA books; we sell all types of books because our community is filled with all types of people.

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