Exclusive: “Clara In Brooklyn” by Carly Foulkes & Shawn Hanna


I’ve got Ja Rule and J Lo’s I’m Real playing in my head while these images scroll by – My appetite for lovin’ is now my hunger pain. There is something so irresistible in the way model, Clara Settje, wears her needs, long and lean in stark white and glittered green. The streets of Brooklyn act as her runway, adding an entirely new character to this retro shoot. Shawn Hanna & Carly Foulkes have managed to capture both Carla and this particular place in time in equal measure; a conversation we are being let in on. One could not be one without the other here. This shoot feels like a late August promise, like a cold gin gimlet, like a Ja Rule dance party in a perfect two-piece.

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A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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