THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE OF THE ACADEMY ART U NEWS NEWSPAPER. BELOW IS THE EXTENDED VERSION | PHOTOS BY DANIELLE RUEDA. It’s 12:30 p.m. on a warm Sunday afternoon in Midtown Manhattan, and like many other fashion professionals around New York City, I’m jumping into yet another shared Lyft … Continue reading An Afternoon in NYC with Designer Chelsea Grays
I’m honored to represent the Diné nation, my school, and the field of fashion journalism as a recipient of this amazing award. -Niya READ THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE: NAJA NEWSROOM Continue reading The Native American Journalists Association announced five Indigenous students as winners of the 2019 NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarships.
Rolling Rack Boutique is providing Arizonans with the L.A. experience “My brand is Where Sweet Meets Street. We can be pretty in pink but let out an F Bomb if we need to.” In the city of Scottsdale, Rolling Rack Boutique has quickly earned the moniker “The Beverly Hills on Wheels.” The refurbished, rose gold-wrapped … Continue reading The Beverly Hills on Wheels
Indigenize your style the right way. On Sunday, May 5th, I styled my first editorial shoot with a community-driven collaboration with Arizona’s top creatives including Roberto Cordero Jr. (photographer), Bianca Mead (model), and Gilbert Tellez (hair and makeup). The concept for the shoot was redefining indigenous style with a modern twist. Too often there’s a … Continue reading Styling: Modern Indigeneity
THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE MEDIUM WEBSITE ON 28 APRIL 2019. Indigenous designer Bethany Yellowtail takes it back old school Earlier this month, the ready-to-wear fashion label B. Yellowtail unveiled its Spring/Summer 2019 vintage-inspired collection dedicated to Basahkaales (Crow word for grandmothers) and championed as the company’s “most sustainable collection to date.” Sustainable in … Continue reading B.yellowtail launches a sustainable Spring collection dedicated to indigenous grandmothers
THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE MEDIUM WEBSITE ON 20 MARCH 2019. The American designer is set to take helm of the Council of Fashion Designers of America After a three-year search to replace Diane von Furstenberg, American fashion designer Tom Ford accepts the appointment and will take over chairman duties for the CFDA … Continue reading Trending on Social Media: Tom Ford tapped to replace DVF
At first glance, the vast desert landscape of Arizona seems like the most unlikely place where people keep up with the latest in fashion. Local Phoenix boutique owner Shazia Hussain disagrees. “Arizona definitely has a fashion scene!” she proclaimed. “It is so eclectic and there are so many talented designers and stylists out there. There’s nothing pretentious … Continue reading ‘We Just Look Expensive’: Shazia’s Boutique is empowering Phoenicians to look their best at an affordable price