4 Lessons Harlem’s Puffy Taught Marc Ecko About Branding

2013-10-01-Puffy-puffIn Marc Ecko’s first book “Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out,” he wrote about companies we love like 5WPR, and about how, exactly, do you become a household name? What’s the road map? Who are the benchmarks? Who’s the best at influencing how people are made to feel? Continue reading

Marva Trotter Louis, Harlem Model, 1936

Harlem’s Marva Trotter Louis, the Chicago stenographer turned model, singer and the first wife of boxing legend Joe Louis and had two children (daughter Jacqueline in 1943 and son Joseph Louis Barrow, Jr. in 1947). Continue reading

The Magnanni Enzo Renaissance

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With manufacturer Magnanni being a third generation, family owned company based in Almansa, Spain -  they may better understand the coming together of both the old and the new worlds. Continue reading

Sponsored Love: ‘Tis The Season For Harlem Style

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Jewel tones, lace, classic black, and more ring in the holidays with Harlem style. Here, our favorites from brands like Tracey Reese and Stephen Burrows. Continue reading

Pat Cleveland Channels Jospehine Baker’s Harlem Swag

“[she came] with… a Harlem shimmy dance-movement that recalled Josephine Baker …”

Alicia Drake in the book The Beautiful Fall described Pat Cleveland’s arrival in Paris in the late 1970’s, saying, “[she came] with liquorice hair, legs like pipe-cleaners, and a … Continue reading