Chatting About Women In Entrepreneurship With Besties In Business

In a beautiful studio in Bushwick, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the Besties In Business, Xochitl Gonzalez and Myra Castillo. We talked about everything from writing a book, the state of blogging, and marrying the right guy who will support your business dreams. If you’re a female entrepreneur looking for insights into growing your brand, I invite you to whip up a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this fun interview.

Source: Besties In Business YouTube Channel

A Walk In Your Shoes: Studio Tour With Rachel Schmidt At The Hillyer Art Space

A unique place for the up-and-coming artist, we made a visit to the Hillyer Art Space in Washington D.C. Known for solo exhibits that feature artists from around the globe, we visited with mixed media artist Rachel Schmidt, whose work has the ability to transport you to new worlds. We take you inside her latest exhibit that explored escapism and a view into her imagination. Press play to take a walk in her shoes.

PRODUCERS: Leon Belt, Angela Belt
CAMERA: Leon Belt, Angela Belt
EDITOR: Leon Belt

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Welcome 2015

Welcome to AphroChic in 2015! We are moving into our eighth year of writing this blog and bringing you content from around the globe, and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come in the year ahead. We’ve finally made some moves (the first is that we’re now headquartered in Brooklyn) to grow AphroChic into a bigger and better site for you. This year expect more original house tours, video segments and some great designer interviews (the first one is coming up this afternoon, and it’s a BIG one). We invite you to peruse the new site, which includes some great features when reading blog posts. You can now scroll through galleries at the top of each page. Just click the little arrows to enjoy some great large-scale photos. And at the bottom of each page, you can easily share posts you like with your social networks. We invite you to pin, tweet and facebook away. Finally, you’ll notice we’re very social around here, so click on our top or bottom bar to follow AphroChic on Instagram, YouTube and Bloglovin. It’s a new year and a new vision for AphroChic, but you can’t go forward without looking at the past. We dug into our archives, and found our original vision statement for the brand, that still holds true. This is what we believe and want to share with all of you:

We Believe

That home should be a personal reflection of who you are.

That the most beautiful rooms tell a story.

We believe in a new kind of luxury; in reveling in life’s simple pleasures.

That good design doesn’t have to sacrifice the environment.

That city girls can rock organic tees and natural hair while taking trips to the farmer’s market.

That country girls can love Philippe Starck Ghost Chairs and trips to New York Fashion Week.

That even a single life can have diversity.

We believe in Sunday brunch, flea market adventures, and coming home to a space you love.

In cultural reflection, ethnic-inspired prints, and embracing a global lifestyle.

We believe that anyone can have modern soulful style.

Jeanine & Bryan

Image from REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul. Photograph by Patrick Cline.

Exclusive: Genevieve Gorder’s Home For The Holidays

We couldn’t leave for the weekend without giving you an exclusive peek into the home of our friend Genevieve Gorder right before the holidays. We’ve shared Genevieve’s home in October (and our recent video tour with her last week), but this time you can see the cozy Moroccan wedding blankets, buttery leather seating and a beautiful gold and red tree that makes this the perfect space for this HGTV star to entertain in during the holiday season.

AphroChic Exclusive: Genevieve Gorder's Home For The Holidays

The bedroom is filled with natural light that seems to reflect off a neutral palette of white, gray and gold in the bedroom.

AphroChic Exclusive: Genevieve Gorder's Home For The Holidays

In the media room Genevieve chose to go black, lending a dramatic backdrop to her accessories.

AphroChic Exclusive: Genevieve Gorder's Home For The Holidays

The Christmas tree is stunning in a palette of gold and rich reds.

Images furnished by Genevieve Gorder


Inside Genevieve Gorder’s Royal Loft Suite For Royal Caribbean


Last month we had the time of our lives touring Royal Caribbean’s newest ship – Quantum of the Seas. Interior designer Genevieve Gorder, Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum Experience Advisor For Design, took us on a tour of the 2500 square foot Royal Loft Suite she designed for the most high-tech ship sailing the blue seas. Press play and enter this one-of-a-kind jewel of a loft suite filled with some pretty lovely Gen sprinkles.

The Brooklyn Flea Moves To Dean Street

This weekend the Brooklyn Flea moves into it’s new home for the winter – 1000 Dean Street. Located in Crown Heights, the Winter Flea + Holiday Market will host over 125 vendors selling cool, artisan pieces from local Brooklynites. Check out the new digs, and also make plans for brunch at Berg’n Beer Hall next door. 10am – 6pm Sat + Sun through March 2015.

Medieval Morocco At The Louvre

Explore the Moroccan empires reign from the 11th to 15th centuries, in this intriguing exhibit that explores Moroccan architecture, textiles, calligraphy, and a cultural landscape that spanned from Africa to Spain. Now until January 19, 2015 at the Louvre.

Paul Strand At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

Before there was street style portraiture, Paul Strand was taking black and white photos of life in the US, Mexico, Morocco, France, and abroad. His work is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art now through January 4, 2015.