KTravel: A Fashion Lesson in Haiti (Photojournal)

During our trip to Haiti with Fleur de Vie, we had the oppurtunity to meet some amazing people. I can’t begin to tell you the awe I felt while walking through the botanical gardens with former Prime Minister, Michèle Pierre-Louis (pictures to come). Let it suffice to say, she was an amazing woman.

While having drinks in the clouds atop of one of Haiti’s highest peaks, we were joined by a charming man named Hans. For the fashionphiles among us, back in the 1960s, Hans became the first black buyer in the United States. He regaled us with his stories of Harlem riots and meetings with Malcolm X. At the close of an amazing evening, he invited us to come see his factory.

Away from the hustle and bustle of Port-au-Prince, Hans has a expansive factory that also is used to teach classes and have meetings.  As impressive as the facility was, the work of the beaders was extraordinary. Continue reading

#LGTBSide Idea: Progressive Dinner Parties

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Photo: @ChivasRegalUS Event  (the flash though o_O)

Happy New Year! I’m only a day late which we all know is GREAT for me. o_O. I am renewed and refreshed and ready to tackle the new year. I was going to make a resolution to blog every day but you and I and the lady around the corner know that’s a lie. So instead of saying I will blog more, I can honestly say I will blog more purposefully.

One thing I did want to focus on is the concept of the #LGTBSide which I lovingly stole and modified from Ingrid B of the BSide (Yes I gave her credit originally here). The LGTBSide of life is the one that you won’t see promoted by half-naked women spreading eagle on a 3×5 card.  No shade to the get-em girls, they do have their place in the world but … *stops while I am ahead*

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