Love As A Kind Of Cure

I have two massive crushes on Magogodi oaMphela Makhene (pictured above) and Cleyvis Natera (pictured below). From reading their writing alone, one would develop a crush, but having met both of them in person and seen the joy they bring to everything they do, well that just puts it over the edge.

Clémentine. In Her Own Body.

Clémentine. In Her Own Body.

On a balmy January morning in Miami, at five forty five in the morning, mind you, Clem picked me up in an Uber and we set off...

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The Swim Edit: Black and White

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The Beauty Edit: Sun Ready

After Sun Mist, Herbivore; Sunscreen, Kinship; SPF...

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Casual Elegance

Dress, Another Tomorrow; Necklace, Alighieri; Shirt,...

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The Beauty Edit: Retinol

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The Edit: Inspired by Dad

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Black-Owned Beauty Brands

“What can you do right now? You can donate, you...

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Black-Owned Fashion Brands to Support

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Surf’s Up

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Michelle cracks us up. Every time we watch her stand up comedy, see her in a movie or on TV, or just talk to her, we have tears of laughter. But she’s not only blessed with the gift of funny, she also knows how to tell it like it is. Her comedy around marriage and dating is both honest and hysterical—and she’s not afraid to tackle the complicated stuff, like fertility challenges and motherhood. She has a book coming out in December we can’t wait to read, but in the meantime we wanted to get her best summer finds.

Our New World

Our New World

My dear Doré readers, it’s been a while. And it’s not because I am not here! It’s because this place has tremendously...

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Clémentine. In Her Own Body.

Clémentine. In Her Own Body.

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The Surf Lodge

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Down to Earth Swim

The Sun

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At Home, Off Duty

Recently, during yet another quarantine-induced cleaning frenzy, I stumbled upon the magazine archives I kept as teen.

Back in the early 2000s, I was a magazine junkie. I would buy as many as I could, and then I would really savor them, I’d flag the pages I loved, or I’d turn them into collages. On occasion, I even took notes. (I am Virgo and, yes, a huge nerd).

Looking back through those images, one thing I noticed is that I almost never saved the high-glamour, big-budget editorials (and there were many in those days). Anything over-the-top, overly-done, or inaccessible just didn’t appeal to me.

Richard Christiansen’s Creativity Inspires

Richard Christiansen’s Creativity Inspires

This week we welcome the always inspiring Richard Christiansen to The Doré Edit! Richard is one of those people that can’t help but make you dream. We met Richard as the founder of creative agency, Chandelier, but...

See in Black

See in Black

Today is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day in America. It’s a celebration of the emancipation of the remaining enslaved African-Americans in the Confederacy, specifically in Texas, after the Emancipation...