artists, crafters, designers of color

artisanos-de-michoacan:

Artista Angelica Morales, ceramica con corazon!

Camino a Ichupio, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, Mexico

cell 443 318 7947

angelicamoralesg@yahoo.com

Support the artisans, buy from them!

©Florence Leyret Jeune

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lickystickypickyshe:

lickystickypickyshe:

After months of preparing and looking around my sister has finally launched her online shop Sable Beauty, with beauty products and makeup for all and especially dark(er) skin colours. 

Be it foundation, lipstick, eye make up, beauty products, she has searched for those , based on her own (often frustrating) experiences of not finding products for her shade and skin tone, or products that go with her skin type. 

The idea for Sable Beauty originated from a very personal beauty journey. It started a long time ago for a young girl of colour, who was mesmerised by the 80’s runways of inspirational fashion designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de La Renta, Christian Lacroix. They were notorious for breaking beauty clichés and confronting a wider audience with gorgeous darker skinned models, changing the perception of beauty forever.

However inspirational those days, this has not always resulted in a better, more inclusive service tailored to also meet the needs of woman of colour who love high-end beauty and skin care as much as any other woman on the planet, and acknowledging their diversity.

Shop is open and ready for order from wherever the globe you are.

Please take a look at the shop and like the Facebook page
It is MUCH appreciated and being a one woman start-up all the support is a huge help to expand with even more products.

Shamelessly reblogging myself.

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gradientlair:

Natural Girls United (@NaturalIsUnited) is a fabulous Black-owned business that produces beautiful dolls to resemble Black women and other women of colour. The hair textures, colours and styles varieties are so diverse. Also, I love that the dolls have full lips, round noses and are a variety of complexions. These dolls are too cute and are for sale. The price range appears to be  $45.00-$140.00, and the work is custom. Custom orders are also available.

As the founder, owner and designing artist Karyn Bird notes in her bio:

If a child is constantly looking at images, dolls, television, books and magazines - and only seeing beauty as something or someone with non-ethnic features and long, straight hair - then they are going to assume that this is what beauty is. It is something that has hurt our young people for centuries. But each day we learn that it is important to show them and teach them that their beauty is beautiful. 

The only thing that I would want added are dolls with size variety instead of the usual thin frame. But with everything else, these dolls are on the right track.

I want Black kids to have dolls with variety; and I say “kids” since I am not about gender restrictions on toys. In the past I wrote something gender-specific (Black Girls and Dolls; Black Women and Pinterest) since even if all genders of Black children play with dolls like these (which would be great), the connection to beauty perception and beauty politics most heavily falls on Black girls. Thus, how that beauty is interpreted and how much it subverts hegemonic and Eurocentric beauty norms matters. 

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etsy:

Three stars sterling silver ear pins by arajera.

(Source: packmaker)

beyondbuckskin:

Circular woven cedar bark earrings with abalone shell by Avis O’Brien (Haida/Kwakiutl). Click here to shop. 

beyondbuckskin:

Circular woven cedar bark earrings with abalone shell by Avis O’Brien (Haida/Kwakiutl). Click here to shop. 

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37thstate:

New Art on New Devices by Nigerian Artist Modé.

Art meets entrepreneurship at the Studio of Modé

Photography: Toyosi Faridah Kekere-Ekun

Creative Direction: Modé & Toyosi Faridah Kekere-Ekun

Model: Amber Orah

Skirt: Bunmi Johnson

Buy a skin at www.studioofmode.bigcartel.com

Check out more from her portfolio at www.studioofmode.tumblr.com

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loquence:

I presented work along with nine other inspiring & emerging photographers this weekend. There was so much love at the opening it was really overwhelming for me. This is my exhibit celebrating Caribbean women and our identities. It’ll be on for a few more days at 1095 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON

Just ignore the glare/reflection on the glass. Hopefully I’ll be able to get them scanned properly for posterity. Feedback is more than welcome! Or if you want to know more about the concept. Also thanks to the tumblr ppls that wished me luck with this whole process!

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