Ten NYC content creators to follow now.

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Ten NYC content creators to follow now.

No matter one’s background or geographic location, many will agree that 2020 has been a year like no other.

Once the pandemic hit, it seem like the world froze in place for a second and soon after began a whirlwind of events; protests all around the world to end social injustice and discrimination again POC, natural disasters, political uncertainty, etc.

And then this year people took to social media to voice their opinions, and share information on these challenging events happening around the world.

I’m sharing ten New York City (NYC) based Women of Color content creators to follow that deliver style inspo and lighten up the mood on my Instagram feed.


1. Kia Marie @thenotoriouskia

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Kia is a native New Yorker straight outta Brooklyn. She’s a content creator I discovered while watching a YouTube episode discussing Natural Hair. I immediately recognized her NY swag as a fellow New Yorker.

With a love for sustainability, sneakers, and thrifting, Kia’s all about creating more content and consuming less.


2. Monroe Steele @monroesteele


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Every affordable Trench Coat, Fedora and White Boot to Buy This Fall just hit the blog! I even broke out all 3 of mine with this look! SAVE & SHARE this post for Fall Outfit Inspiration (and so you don’t forget it) 🤎 CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO FOR THE FULL BLOG POST. ALL OUTFIT DETAILS ARE LOCATED IN THIS BLOG POST. 💙 Don’t sleep because most of these trench coats and white boots are under $120 and on sale! Oh and thanks for all the love on yesterday’s designer Fall Haul video! If you watched you’ve already seen this trench coat, hat and new @jacquemus dress! 🤍 P.S. why is this look giving me Carmen San Diego vibes….LOL. P.S.S. No nips were exposed in the shooting of this content but zoom in anyway. PC @dadouchic

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By way of North Carolina and now residing in NYC for many years, Monroe delivers consistent and daily fashion content. Between Monroe’s Instagram and You Tube channel, she provides all the deets on the latest fashion trends, how to style videos, sales, and all things fashion.


3. Rayya Ansar @_rayyaansar

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Rayya is a Black Muslim woman showing us all that style has no price points. Rayya coordinates her hijab with affordable outfits that are budget friendly for everyone.


4. Tyla Lauren @tylauren

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I’m always intrigued with Ty’s thrift finds. Ty sets the tone with her chill 90’s style, while sharing beauty, hair, and thrifting haul video finds.


5. Candace Marie @marie_mag


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My love-language is furniture ✨ 💡 @vondomslu, @lumensdotcom

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As a social media strategist, Marie has also built her own brand and has been a strong voice in advocating to end systemic racism in the corporate realm and create a safe working environment for black individuals navigating  the corporate space.

In addition to Marie advocating for equal rights for black people, you may just get some hair inspo as Marie often rocks her natural hair, as well as some amazing protective styles.


6. Mikaela Pabon @mikaela.pabon

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Mikaela’s content will brighten up one’s day. Mikaela’s print clashing and color combo and adorable family portraits are reason enough to hit the follow button on her page. In addition, Mikaela provides tips on how to pose for pictures and get the right angles for your flicks.


7. Sai De Silva @scoutthecity

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You might not know Sai already, however there’s a strong chance you’ve seen a NYFW street style picture of this OG fashion blogger on Pinterest before. With over 300,000 IG followers, Sai shares photos of her adorable kids and her daughter London is quite the little fashionista herself.


8. Kahlana Barfield Brown @kahlanabarfield


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Favorite hue 💙

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Kahlana is a beauty and style editor, who’s impeccable style has made her a fashion influencer with over 250,000 followers on Instagram. A proud HBCU graduate from Howard University, Kahlana’s sporty chic, oversized looks are one of my personal faves for style inspiration.


9. Naomi Elizee @naomielizee

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Naomi is an Associate Market Editor at Vogue magazine. In addition to working at one of the most prestigious American magazines, she runs a Podcast for women of color called ‘So What Do You Do Again?’ , which discusses career paths, challenges, and the success stories of career driven women. Naomi is also a supporter of a lot of emerging and up and coming designers and can be seen on the gram wearing independent designers.


10. Chrissy Rutherford @chrissyford


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I didn’t go to private school but I’ve always had a thing for pleated skirts. When I was a teenager, my mom bought me a sewing machine and the first thing I did was teach myself how to make pleated skirts. I never really wanted to be a designer, but my mom was not down to fund my never-ending desire for new clothes (a frugal queen!), so I thought learning how to sew whatever I wanted would solve my problems. Sadly, sewing was NOT my secret hidden talent, but I did manage to make a few wearable pieces. FYI this is not one of them. I’ve had this skirt for 10 years now from @zacposen’s Target collaboration, and I definitely credit him as being one of the designers that really inspired my love for fashion back then even though it didn’t translate on the sewing machine.

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Chrissy is a former fashion editor, and now a current contributor at Harper Bazaar US. When Chrissy isn’t on her editorial duties, she’s sharing her sartorial style from her Westchester home.

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