Launch Party Recap!

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All Photos by Blaze Like Fyre of Creative Itch Media Group

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A Note From Denisio & Mwende – Noirlinians Founders: Before we say anything in this post about the launch party, we’d like to say a massive ASANTE (Mwende) & NAH BISSIEH MU (Denisio) to everyone who helped make the event possible! From our sponsors (#AwayTeam, Blavity and DOPEciety) to our performers (Tank [of Tank and the Bangas], Michaela Harrison & Joy Clark, DJs RQ Away and ReRun) to our vendors (Aya Designs, Gypsi Jars, Wildseeds, Douriean, Mixed Company and Jeri Hilt), and our makeup guru Phoenix Rose, this night was a success only because of y’alls belief that this project was worth supporting.

Last week we kicked off the start of our blog with a happy hour co-hosted by the amazing women of Blavity. We never in a million years imagined an event so filled with beautiful, positive, melanated folks! It was truly a blessing to celebrate with friends and meet many new faces. We are hoping to co-host some similar events in the future surrounding the diasporic experience here in this amazing city so please stay tuned!!

There’s so much more we could say about the night (we were honestly overwhelmed by all the love and support people showed us) but we thought you might want to hear it straight from the folks who came out…

@whatisawayteam: Huge S/O and Congrats to the Queens of @noirlinians! They launched last Thursday with a groovy, melanin packed experience hosted by @blavity. Be sure to check out the new blog!! #AwayteamApproved

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@_awesomelyawkward: Only @thinktank2015 could twerk the hell outta this theme song [Golden Girls Theme Song]. Her spirit shines brighter than the light of 10,000 stars. @denisiotruitt and @mwendersinsuspenders the launch party for @noirlinians was so refreshing! I needed the energy of all the beautiful melanated souls you attracted yestereve. Thanks, Queens. I can’t wait for the next one! #noirlinians #blavity #tankandthebangas #thesoulsofblackfolk
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@jendayi: @freedomreeves capturing the aaamazin Tank of @tankandthebangas during the @noirlinians fashion blog launch party this eve! So fun, wonderful vendors, and absolutely stunning ladies and gents #Blavity #goodtimes #EssenceFestival weekend #thrillsofsummer #GravierSocial #Noirlinians #BlackLove #NewOrleans

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@qcplacemakersI had so much fun at the Happy Hour #essencefestival2015 #essencefest #blavityhouse

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@RQAway: This weekend was probably the best of my career (thus far)! From RQ’n with @noirlinians to ‪#‎rockawaythursdays‬ to ‪#‎TheTippingPoint‬ to ‪#‎Jack‬‘NKicks to Tipitina’s w/ ‪#‎DJLowDownLorettaBrown‬ to closing out the weekend (in the rain) w/ the ‪#‎SaintHeron‬ crew! Bruh it was sooooo groovy!

Check out the rest of the photos below of some of the amazing (and fly) people who attended & peep #Noirlinians on instagram and the Blavity write up on the launch for more pics!

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The Author

Noirlinians is an AfroFashion blog exploring the complex relationship between culture, clothing & identity in the diaspora. Featuring Liberian artist and designer Denisio Truitt of DOPEciety and poet and organizer Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa, the idea for the blog emerged after a fast friendship developed between the two based on their African heritage and artistic interests.

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