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A 2011 graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with two degrees in Ethnic Studies and Art, downtown Pomona’s Arts Colony has provided a platform for Shelley to explore various forms of expression. She has featured poetry at numerous shows, curated and organized events geared towards social activism, but most notably has traveled to Washington DC, New York, Ghana, The UK, and Bermuda sharing her painting. Live painting is what she is inspired by most, creating art for audiences of weddings, university programs, concerts and more. Shelley was also the founding Art Director of the Prison Education Project (July 2011-2013). 
Currently Shelley is pursuing her art career full-time with a focus on conceptual painting, spoken word poetry, spirituality and community engagement.

 

 

LA RAW x The Black Noise

May 01, 2017 0 comments, on FASHION

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The men of The Black Noise wear our clothing so effortlessly well.  Donovan (right) is rocking "The Gentlemen" shirt with all black.  Pairing black with patterns allows the pattern to stand on its own as a statement piece.  Victor (left) is wearing the full black dashiki set for men.  We styled him with a classic white high top converse that matches the retro feel of the bomber jacket and above-the-knee shorts.

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LA RAW production takes place in the fashion district of Los Angeles, California.  We hand pick every fabric, trim, and detail of our merchandise.  And we do it as a family!  Kingston (our son) has been a huge part of the production process.  Kingston loves to get mango from the fruit lady before we stroll around downtown; shopping and checking on manufacturing.  Our African fabric supplier squeals with joy everytime he comes in.  She lets him run around and play with her fabric.  He becomes mesmerized by the bold colors and intricate patterns.

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