Posts tagged blackgirlmagic
7 Black Owned Businesses to Support in 2017 (and beyond!)

In recent years, a large emphasis has been placed on “buying black” and patronizing black owned businesses and service providers. LMDES has you covered for some of our favorite black owned businesses that provide many things from crystals, contemporary fashion, and even hoop art!

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Meet La Morena: Khephra W

If you're an ex-pat in Madrid, and you don't recognize this name: where have you been! Don't worry, we're here to introduce you to Ms. Khephra White: theater-lover, self-proclaimed yogi, Southern Belle with a sailor's vocabulary, and one of the best cooks on the Iberian Peninsula! Keep reading to find out about how the New Orlean's native finds community in Madrid, Spain.

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Natural Hair Travel: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Hair is important, but it's not the end of the world. The reason we stress caring for natural hair especially on the road is because looking our best is linked to feeling our best! Inside and out! Natural hair, as many of you may know, is a marathon, not a sprint! How do you care for your natural hair while traveling? Check out a few mistakes we've made, and save yourself the extra steps!

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Keep it Warm + Trendy: Outfit Ideas for Winter in Spain

Coming from Minnesota, USA, I know cold. Not just your average it’s snowing cold, I’m talking your below 20 have to warm up your car for 10 minutes before you drive cold. So when locals here told me that northern Spain is the coldest place they’ve ever been I just laughed. The coldest it gets here is maybe 15 degrees. They don’t know my struggles. I love autumn and winter fashion so I’m always excited when this time of year rolls around. 

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#BlackGirlMagic: How To Channel Your Inner Carefree Black Girl

As Black women, we wear society's wants, prejudices and fears on our beautiful skin. Since caricatures of Black and Brown women are so widely exported, many people feel as though they already "know" and "understand" the Black female experience. People are quick to tell us who we are, what we like, and what we are capable of becoming. That stops now. Here's how to channel your inner carefree Black girl. 

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Linda of Looks Like Berlin

Linda, the face behind Looks Like Berlin, a fashion blog based out of Germany, tells LMDES all about her experience as a blogger, and lover of all things style, in Berlin. Not only does she know where to shop, and which stores to check out, she also shares a few tips on how bloggers can grow their networks.

 

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5 Creative WOC Abroad to Follow On Insta

To no avail, I am a total instagram junkie. I look to the app to find inspiration on everything like travel, style, food and even tips on entrepreneurship. Being both an expat and creative, I love following other ladies who are doing their things over here in Europe. It's important to realize that sometimes life abroad isn't always jet-setting and expensive hotels, but there is beauty in every day happenings as well. Here are five women of color who are killing the game on Instagram (and in real life)! 

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Black Entreprenuers You Need To Know: Kimo Bentley

Kimo Bentley has worked in the fashion industry with Ralph Lauren & Polo Sport, in accounting, and as a hair technician and transplant expert at Bosley Medical Center. Now, she's the owner and CEO of her own natural beauty brand. Each of those past endeavors work together towards the success of Kimo Bentley as it’s known today. She took some time out of her busy schedule for an exclusive interview with LMDES. 

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All White Everything — LMDES Social Style Inspo

Ladies, the LMDES anniversary social is right around the corner! For just over a year, we've been fostering the community of women of color in Spain and around the world, and we want to celebrate it the right way. This Saturday, a number of Morenas will gather to eat, drink, network and share their experiences of life in Spain. If you're still stuck on what to wear to this weekend's social, we have a little something for you.

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Meet La Morena: Ferima Faye

Ferima Faye is a talented young woman from Harlem, New York who's made the leap to living in Europe. She's a singer, photographer and visual artist who has a laundry list of goals that she will, without a doubt, accomplish.  She's someone you should know because Ferima breaks the mold and re-defines the traditional concept of creativity because she chooses not to limit herself to simply one means of artistic expression. Keep your eye on her! 

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