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pgp404: a taste of Apache, revisited…

pgp404: a taste of Apache, revisited…

You know, Pangea’s AfroSocial is an evening or artistic interactive experiences designed to provoke, inspire and arouse you. It’s that different kind of a date night and/or that special girls night out. For patrons, it is that night where you can discover your inner artist using the art tools at your table (courtesy of Pangea’s Garden.) ALL PATRONS ARE INVITED TO MAKE THE ART! Or you c...

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Pangea’s Lookbook: Doo Wop street style

Pangea’s Lookbook: Doo Wop street style

Sany Lirianon styled and captured for ELLE Indonesia. Doo Wop is the theme, having a touch of throwback with an afrocentric sass. There was not much prose with these images. Just the images which speak whole libraries on beauty and fierceness… Did you know that Our Beauty belongs EVERYWHERE. Starring Sany Liriano Lensed by Stefan Giftthaler Styled by Marzia Fossati @missmarzia on IG Make up ...

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Fury… her day at the Farm

Fury… her day at the Farm

She’s all glam and swagger. Uninhibited, she dares you. Baring all, she seduces you. She is earthSista FURY, an upbeat, energetic ball of fire on a hot summer day.  And it was hot. That summer day at the Goat Farm in Atlanta, we dipped beneath the shade of nature reclaiming her own from the urban sprawl. FURY danced and posed under the glistening of the sun. Her make-up was on point and she ...

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pgp399: Chantrelle Lenoir… an interlude with an artist in her space

pgp399: Chantrelle Lenoir… an interlude with an artist in her space

“I have been painting for a little over a year now. I didn’t go to an art school or have any formal skill trainings. I have always sketched, but never because I wanted to, only because I knew how. The moment I picked up a paint brush I felt so liberated. I was able to say everything I had always wanted to, but kept bottled up for so long. I decided that this is what I wanted to do for ...

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pgp386: Thirty minutes with TAJ

pgp386: Thirty minutes with TAJ

When it comes to my definition of a woman of authentic afrosensual beauty, I think of TAJ. I met her several years ago, right after we’d change the original Pangaea blog to the website. I was attending a Black August event hosted by revolutionary Kalonji Changa and she stepped to the stage. I knew nothing of this beautiful woman with the butterfly tattooed across her chest but there was something ...

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PrincessYEME… a soul music interlude

PrincessYEME… a soul music interlude

It’s just a moment. As the morning clouds hang heavy, threatening to spill their tears, YEME lounged lazily amongst the old vinyl covers, reminiscing over tunes recorded before she was born. Diffused luminescence fought it way from the stars through the cumulus blanket overhead just to touch her. But she was oblivious. Perhaps the young earthSista was lost in vintage melodies straining to be...

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Food, drink, music and muses… an AfroSocial

Food, drink, music and muses… an AfroSocial

a personal account… “Come out of the rain and be inspired.” That was the tag I shared in one of the invites I sent out for last night’s AfroSocial. Humidity hung in the air outside the Apache Cafe keeping it from getting too cold and while rain was a constant threat, the skies held back most of their tears. For this first AfroSocial of 2015 three earthSistas stepped up to t...

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A smoking afrodesiac…

A smoking afrodesiac…

This was an unplanned night. Jewelry designer, Zeus DeShaman and I were hanging out at a photography studio at The Goat Farm Arts Center during one of Pangea’s Studio Days; a day each month that we set aside to create images to support the Cultivators of the Garden, of which Zeus is one. We were joined by earthSista RaineTheMuse and spoken word artist TinaATL. The women were there to create ...

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Pangea’s Lookbook: Manic Casual

Pangea’s Lookbook: Manic Casual

The problem with defying convention is never being pigeon-holed. On a morning stroll threw the Goat Farm, earthSistas Ororo and WildOrchid sport their uniquely casual fair that has aspects of Goth and Bohemian intermixed with a strong flavor of Afropunk. These urbanists are resourceful and creative in their approach to fashion, accenting everyday fair with unique and sentimental accessories, creat...

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pgp375: a look back at Serene on the tracks

pgp375: a look back at Serene on the tracks

On a day like any other, some years ago, we took a little stroll down the railroad tracks with body painter Abu Art. Abu, Serene and I were three of a group of creatives on a little excursion. And while the project did not work out the way we’d initially planned, I was fortunate enough to create a few captures that I like from our little mis-adventure. It has been a while since earthSista Se...

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