To go back to traditions …

​”To go back to traditions is the first step forward”.. I was raised in a family of 10 siblings and parents devoted to sharing their loves for each other and that of our African Congolese traditions. Now as a musician, creative director, my sole purpose is to encourage all peoples of color to showcase their beauty and […]

The Concept of William Okpo started on a damn plane ride!

19 and 23 we decided to start William Okpo. In this picture we were on a family vacation in Nigeria , Lizzy had us on a hunt for some fabric that she was traditionally not supposed to use, but she was determined. Til this day I still don’t know what she wanted to make out [...]

This feeling in my heart …

I’ve always had this feeling in my heart since a child, that I’m suppose to change the world…I’m still crazy enough to believe it! Five years ago I decided to move to New York with no real plan, but with just that one confirmation in my heart and haven’t looked back. I just know my [...]

Do right by the ancestors …

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

It’s Not All Hashtags & Likes: 20 Survival Tips for Black Woman Entrepreneurs (Part II)

It’s Not All Hashtags & Likes: 20 Survival Tips for the Black Woman Entrepreneur (Part II) From the Desk of Red Lips & Chardonnay Introduction Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed Items 1–10. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, please STOP what you’re doing and read it HERE (insert hyperlink to part […]