Dining & Wine
Wool & Prince
Would you believe me, if I told you that you could go 100 days without washing your favorite shirt? Imagine 100 days of no washing, cleaning, steaming, or dry cleaning. The question is, would I believe me? Well, up and coming menswear company Wool & Prince is making this claim, and I am dying to put it to the test!
Wool & Prince, the Brooklyn based company, has garments that block odor naturally. The secret isn’t a chemical, but the fabric itself. The brand uses a developed CottonSoft wool fabric. Their test found that wool is 6 times more durable than cotton plus it naturally fights wrinkles and odors. Wool fabric is getting a face lift, not only is it hygienic, it’s lightweight, comfortable, and breathable. Wool is more versatile than most people think.
Be The Change
Letter From The Editor
Empowering Black Women:
Giving Birth to a New Image
At a time of idealistic economic and cultural change for America, African American women are redefining their image by cutting through the myths, stereotypes and negative thinking. Black women today are taking charge of their futures, their independence, their finances and their families. WE are shaking the trees and demanding to be seen, heard and respected as compatible contemporaries in American Society.
There is a shift happening amongst the black culture. We are in the age of enlightenment, transformation, and fulfillment. We are reaffirming who we are and setting the record straight. We have come a long way and still have more to go. This cannot happen over night. We are faced with the challenges of dispelling the disinformation about black women being baptized as "angry" loud, combative and aggressive, like the kind we see on reality shows. Our vulnerable young girls and women are sadly looking to these reality stars as a paradigm for success. Our girls are in desperate need of mentors, and supporters who will provide guidance and inspiration as they take their journeys.
As a black woman, I offer you a fresh perspective of what it means to be a successful black woman in America. For years Black women have been invisible and have quietly struggled with their image and perceptions of self and what others think of them. These pains and struggles have often been hidden deep below the exterior with respects to personal relationships, the work place, the church and personal growth as human beings.
We now live in the Michelle Obama Era, which has helped shape the vantage point of the modern-day black women and how she sees herself in American society. We have the power to step out of the umbrage of our pain and take charge of our life. More importantly, this will help the next generation of women see the possibilities of success with clear vision.
That is why women like Aleia Moore are so important to efficacy of this movement. Women like Aleia are here to serve notice on those negative perceptions of black women and help redefine and shape our images through her Moore2lifemotivations program. Her story of inspiration and courage through devastating loss and miraculous triumph serves as an antidote for the noxious myths and struggles so many of us face.
Out Of The Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture
June 11th, 2013
Sneakers have come a long way. In their hundred-plus year history, they've gone from primitive pieces of athletic equipment to status symbols in all cultures. They’ve seamlessly become staples in our day-to-day and impacted everything from sports to retail to entertainment.
Elisabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, has developed a new exhibition, the first show ever in North America to take on the complex history of the sneaker entitled: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture. (Open Now til March 30th, 2014)