🌟 I am selling custom journals according to your needs 🌟
Many people want to write their dreams, plans, and life lessons but need the motivation. Email me (email@example.com) and I'll make a custom journal 444 u. This journal is up for sale (perfect size for beginners): Mixture of magazine and hand made papers; 6x8"//16x21cm; 28 blank pages. World wide shipping & prices that fit to your budget.
This story begins with a mixed girl who was deprived of her black family as a kid...
and decided to go find them on her own.
Augusta, GA in August.
We shot this a while ago....and now it must be unearthed! Happy Full Moon in Taurus. This shoot was inspired by Vertiqua's music.
@blackgirlmagik @refinery29 @r29fashion
Photographed by ANAKA
Modeled by @andreia_wardlaw @liuuzi888 @jasonia._ @luhshawnay @cleopatrathefox
Styled by @emily_holland
Hair & makeup by @eboneejmua
Video Directed by @liuuzi888
Creative Direction by @shydeia
Creative Assistance by @kasmiralyse
Photography Director @tobykauf
Associate Casting Director @lilacperez
Associate Photo Editor @papi.prada
Associate Stylist @himichelleli
Associate Producer, Video @pitch__please
"it's a ghetto fairyland..." -lojii
in order of appearance:
sadhu gold & lojii
444 is the meditation that makes me release the most. when I envision all the violence the earth has been through-the blood in the land-ëyë release. I release 4 my ancestors who have healed and died for my enlightenment. I bring forth truths that sacrificed physical bodies in order to pass through me. I absorb the stories of the land to Become the universal energy of the Mother of life. I love unconditionally. I rise again as the chosen warrior in my lineage.
I realized the four trees I grew up with as a child are in the shape of a pyramid.
Shot with Madenna & Ethos 25+ after returning to Portland from Cape Town, SA. Mask created by Madenna. Song produced by Ethos 25+. Custom Font by Grant Phillips.
AYA GOODS LOOKBOOK
Designer: Lucy Mulima
Photographers: Anaka & Chaze Matakala
Models: Anaka & Chaze Matakala
About the brand:
Aya Goods is a range of ready-to-wear and leather accessories made predominantly from African inspired wax-prints and traditional African handwoven fabrics. Founder of Aya Goods, Lucy Mulima chooses to work with the aforementioned materials as a starting point in exploring African cultural signifiers and the ways in which they’re reproduced in th e global contemporary landscape. Each item features simple and minimal design allowing the eponymous fabrics to tell their own stories in both abstract and literal ways. The total effect is easy, eclectic ready-to-wear apparel that celebrates the culturally conscious individual in a striking, yet minimal way.
Behind the name:
The name Aya is derived from the Twi language of the Ashanti people of Ghana. Represented by a fern in the Adinkra symbols, Aya stands for endurance and defiance of difficulties in all aspects of human endeavor. It stresses the need for human beings to be strong-willed, self-reliant and resourceful in order to meet the uncertainties of life. This is the spirit that we at Aya Goods strive to exemplify.
About the lookbook:
This shoot empowers the gaze upon the black body by trading the photographer and model role for organic ownership and representation. Both Chaze & Anaka are powerful creators with the ability to shapeshift between roles of creative power. The gaze of the photographer is purposefully equal to the gaze of the model in this lookbook in order to show that those who wear Aya Goods must feel totally centered within their sense of Self. The ability to be centered, grounded and also elevated is the perfect balance of living an empowered life and letting the clothes you wear reflect your true light.
The essence of Aya is as shapeshifting as the culmination of this lookbook.
The coming together of three Black Women creatives who dabble in all mediums to serve a consciousness of keeping one another’s fires burning.
We have Our fingertips on chlorophyll and sunshine, needlepoints, fabric cut offs, shea butter whip, camera shutter buttons and the molecular clock, weaving reflections of our past selves in present glory and future equanimity.
at 11:11PM on 11-17, eye channeled these warrior wisdoms str8 from Source.
Ethos honors the knowledge through his meditational beatmaking.
Collage/cover art by me, UCT Fees Must Fall Protest audio from the Imagery is Infinite Archives. Voice in 444:: is the knowledge I speak of from my ancestors.
many blessings to the future of vibrational creation.
Anaka had the pleasure of shooting the photographs for Tony Gum's Art Basel Miami 2016 exhibition at the Christopher Moller Gallery space from December 1-4, 2016.
Makeup: Nubia Silver
Styling: Crystal Birch