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Lessons from My Father: Reflections on the Legacy of Andre Leon Talley

On January 2nd, my biological father, J. Georges Sulmers, died, suddenly, at the age of 75. And merely a few weeks later on January 18th, my symbolic fashion father, Andre Leon Talley, died, suddenly, at age 73. As fathers go, both were flawed individuals. Both were trailblazers, making a way out of no way, battling all grades of discrimination and adversity to become one of the first in their fields. And both, over the course of their lives and missteps,…

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How to Deal with the Passing of a Parent: 5 Thoughts That Give Me Comfort and Strength

Nothing can prepare you for the death of a parent. We know in theory that we are not immortal, however we selfishly want to have those we love to be with us forever. Parents try to prepare you for their passing. My Dad, who transitioned on the 2nd of January, would refer to this part of his life as the “Fourth Quarter.” Even though he dropped hints that perhaps he would not be here much longer, I ignored it. Until…

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There’s Never Enough Time: Dealing with the Sudden Loss of My Father

On Sunday, January 2nd, my world was rocked when my father, Joseph Georges “Paco” Sulmers died, within minutes of me waving him goodbye. My Dad was a stickler for time. So while I groaned when he asked me to meet him at 11am on a Sunday (I generally don’t like to get anywhere until the afternoon), I obliged. I rang the bell at 11:02. Though I had built a reputation for being fashionably late, I was always looking to shake…

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Feeling Down? Get Outside! Wearing Aeron and Hanifa

So after my bout with back pain, I was a bit out of sorts. The cold temps had me weary, and I was feeling under the weather! I literally didn’t leave the house for several days, but then a designer from the shop asked me to interview her. So I got dressed. Just the act of putting on clothes seemed like an exercise in self care. And when I met up for the filming, the vibes were so great, and…

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I’m Old: I Spent the Past Few Days Bedridden with Back Spasms (!) + 5 Cures for Lower Back Pain (I am not a doctor)

I’ve never ‘felt my age’ more than I have the past few days. While so many of you were undoubtedly dipping into Turkey dressing and ladling creamy Mac & Cheese into your mouths, I was laid up with ice packs in bed, barely mobile. The culprit? Lower back pain that made me feel as if my whole underside was going to fall prey to gravity and send me tumbling. Though it’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly what had happened,…

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