4 Questions with: Poetik Designs

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Harlem Haberdashery’s newest addition, Poetik Design debuted it’s newest collection last night at their exclusive launch party. The uptown boutique is greatly decorated, with photos of Black History legends lining the shop walls. Replete with a limited edition Harlem t-shirt, the new collection pays homage to the designer’s love of music. Nicholas, the design mastermind behind the brand gave me some insight into the line:

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Lacquer Saturday: Introducing Curtsy & Bow!

Seems like every time I get my hair done I do my nails too…not that I’m complaining! I got an invite the other day to what I thought was a nail polish trunk show, but actually was an open house for new condos in Harlem. Serves me right for not reading the whole invite, but I saw the words ‘nail lacquer’ and rsvp’ed immediately! There I met Curtsy and Bow owner, Melissa, whose luxury organic nail lacquer brand just launched this summer. Already sold in a number of Brooklyn nail salons and available online, Melissa named her brand after her love for bows (she even has one tattooed on her foot!) and a testament to the underused curtsy. “The curtsy is so ladylike, it was common years ago and we never do it anymore” says Melissa. Having grown up in a nail salon, Melissa founded her brand as the answer the toxicity of traditional nail polishes she was exposed to as a child.

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