In The Clouds

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My daughter and I recently had the opportunity to visit the “Katena” structure by Architects of Air. It was a beautiful experience. Click here for the video footage.

— Crystal Iman

Photos by Crystal Iman, 2017

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In The Clouds

Custom Detroit-Themed Denim Jacket

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I hand painted this denim jacket with the Detroit skyline and sports team logos. Click the photo above to watch me try it on and give a closer view of the design details.

— Crystal Iman

Custom Detroit-Themed Denim Jacket

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cowrie

I’ve been incorporating cowrie shells and gold cuffs into my hairstyles lately. In my opinion, not only are the shells beautiful but they play a fascinating role in our history.

Did you know that cowrie shells are considered to represent womanhood and fertility because of their vulva shape? They are also viewed as symbols of healing, protection, the power of destiny, and wealth.

It’s said that many slaves carried the shells, onto the plantations of southeastern America, from the coast to remind them of their African lives and identity. Interestingly enough, European slave traders also bought slaves using cowrie shells as currency.

— Crystal Iman

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