Every week, Vogue will be spotlighting tastemakers across industries to hear how they’ve been approaching self-care during the coronavirus pandemic and now, during the holiday season. We asked actress Ariana DeBose, who stars in the new Ryan Murphy-directed musical comedy film, The Prom, how she’s been staying sane at home and what she considers as the “ultimate stocking stuffer.”
1. I’m manifesting.
This pandemic has been a time of great reflection. I really have ended up taking chances and going for the things in life that I want. I believe in the power of manifestation, and currently without the distractions of our everyday hustle, some unexpected and significant things have happened in my life.
When the stay-at-home order came last March, I was living in a small apartment in Harlem. I am a dancer, so I am used to really using my body, and this was a time of such stillness. I can not express enough the importance of a great journal and writing your way to your goals and dreams. It makes them real and tangible and I love seeing them on the page. I’ve also found astrology to be helpful in understanding energy & manifestation. I’m obsessed with CoStar and The Pattern; both have been incredibly useful.
2. I’m cycling.
To counter the stillness, I honestly could not have survived without my Peloton bike. I was not going to be running laps around my kitchen island so the Peloton classes were the perfect workout for me to do from home. I have since moved to the country and enjoy hiking, but with winter approaching I will be back on the bike! I also supplement with quick workouts on the go. Check out Louise Hazel & @SLAYgym on Instagram.
3. I’m resting.
A prerequisite for living in my home is a cozy sofa, one you can really nap on. I need a great nap blanket, and Dynamikos is my favorite. I can also pack it for a day in the park or a romantic hike because they are light. I love the boho style of these blankets, but most of all, Dynamikos has partnered with The Covenant House CA, a shelter for homeless and trafficked youth, by donating 20% of their profits to assist in their outreach, safe haven, educational, and supportive programs. Conscious spending at this time is important. (Fun fact: I sit on the International Board of Covenant House. The work they do is invaluable.)
4. I’m relaxing with baths.
I love a good bath, and 2Note products are my go to. They are locally made, LGBTQ female-run businesses. I enjoy just going in to chat with Carolyn and Darcy the owners, but at this time they are focusing on the online business. Stay safe everyone! Darcy and Carloyn always steer me in the right direction. You can also choose the scent that your bath soak is infused with! It’s just lovely and the products really work to dissolve all the aches and pains in this dancer’s body. When I don’t have time for a bath and I am on the move, I love Saje Muscle Melt.
5. I’m finding joy in cooking (and drinking).
In my home, we love to cook, and we love Clase Azul Tequila. We have spent a lot of time cooking with local ingredients, and I am always amazed that the flavors are so much richer. You don’t have to use as much of some ingredients because the flavor would be overwhelming, which is good for my waistline because I love to eat. I also love that many farm stands and markets take supplemental assistance for those in need. This gives everyone a chance to enjoy fresh food. What does this have to do with tequila? The flavor of this tequila brings back memories and is just a nice ritual I share with my family. (I know, it’s a splurge, but it’s so worth it!)
6. I’m enjoying aromatherapy.
One thing that creates an easy inner peace is a candle. I used to light lots of fruity candles around the house, but now my one and only is by Fig and Bella Home. It is candle number 1, an earthy scent that gives me a strong sense of, well, home. I often am out of town for weeks on a project, and I make sure to pack one of these candles. They have a long burn time, and the scent keeps me grounded.
7. I’m leaning into friends and family.
In the end I am a relationship person. I have a strong base of family and friends, and that is essential. They lift me up, keep me centered, and support everything I do, so while all of these things are nice, it is honestly love that gets me through. With love we have everything. Look around. Who extends themselves for you? Who do you take risks for? Love shows up in so many, many ways. Happy Holidays!
4 Great Tips On Putting Together Outfits From Your Closet
The colorful world of clothing gives us certain confidence. Maybe it is not eye-catching enough to wear, but it is not difficult to wear clean and natural clothes. For example, pick a jumpsuit that works for you. This simple combination is the most versatile Wholesale baby Clothes you can wear. But instead of dressing like this, how else can you put together your clothes?
• Tip 1- Color Matching: Light And Dark
Bright and dark are two colors in general, and bright refers to bright colors such as white, bright red, and this year’s yellow and camel colors. Dark is the color that points to sedate a bit deeper, for instance, navy blue, blackish green still has of course invincible and all-match black. Look at those good-looking street photos, without exception, the color is coordinated, and the overall light and shade are appropriate, that is, a little bright, a little dark. So your suit collocation can pay attention to the shade of color collocation. For example, you can wear a white dress with black wholesale leggings for more visual harmony.
• Tip 2- Material: Hard And Soft
The so-called hard does not mean the material is hard to the touch (hard is armor), but the visual look of crisp, solid, such as leather, jeans, suit fabrics, and so on. Soft, really soft, soft down, soft waxy wool, soft chiffon, cotton T-shirt these are soft materials.
• Tip 3- Style: Cool And Sweet
Wearing nice clothes is only a combination of low order, and further, wear your own style, that is the high fashion of high order. For example, the unisex pilot embroidered jacket has been a hit in the last two years, so it’s fair to say everyone has one. It’s supposed to be a pantsuit, so cool that you don’t have a boyfriend, but have you ever worn a chiffon dress? Wearing high heels is also very harmonious, gentle and beautiful chiffon long dress has become handsome.
• Tip 4- Habit: A Little New, a Little Old
It’s human nature to love the new, but the “old” clothes in your closet have so much personal baggage that they can be more comfortable to wear. Old clothes do not directly mean that they have been worn many times, but more importantly, basic items with a high frequency of use. Therefore, I will pay more attention to quality in the selection of basic protective items. With the “old” basic style plus the latest fashionable clothes, the whole body is not too hard, of course, this will be more comfortable, but also more suitable for their own.
We all need to dress appropriately because people judge us by what we wear. They don’t judge us by what we say or what we think. That’s why fashion is so important. Today, society places a lot of pressure on concepts that seem irrelevant. In certain cases, this may be true. For example, in terms of our values, how we look doesn’t matter. But it’s important in other areas of our lives. So it is very important to master the right style to wear.
Exclusive Style: 2022 Streetwear Brand You Need To Know-Til The End Clothing
With the New Year here, streetwear junkies are on the lookout for emerging talented brands. While the street industry is competitive ranging from new generation trends to avant-garde corporate designers, Til The End goes above placing self expression and community building at the forefront of their company.
This New York standout brand came out of the pandemic and has been dropping non stop heat in the street wear industry.
“Til The End” went global during the 2020 year catching the attention of those worldwide. The meaning “to the ones we lost” is the movement the company is based on, remembering those we lost and representing for them “til the end” sparked community interest in support of the brand. Aside from the average start up brands these days with the same watered down hustle inspiration.
TTE stands out from the rest with their top quality pieces featuring new drops almost every month most recently tracksuits to custom windbreakers and everything in between. They have a wide selection of unisex garments and even a kids line supposedly dropping this month.
Similar to the legendary FUBU start up, TTE targeted the hip hop industry which got them a shout out from New York’s own “Jadakiss” and have been doing collaborations with rap artists such as the successful rap veteran “TOP NINJA” who is also a New York original. Currently, Til The End will be sponsoring in support of upcoming artist “Hudson Redwater” with music by DJ Drewski at S.O.B address 204 Varick Street this Wednesday 2/16 in New York City.
Doors open @7:30 p.m.
Below are the contact details and social media pages from where you can connect to this New York based brand.
Official website: https://tiltheendclothing.com/
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/tiltheendclothing/
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