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Ditch your fast fashion go-to’s for *these* e-tailers

It's fall, which means that you're probably going to want to refresh your cold-weather wardrobe. But that doesn't mean you should be shopping at fast fashion spots. Instead, peruse the following e-tailers, that stock trend-focused and high-quality goods. From sustainable basics to pieces guaranteed to have street style photogs after you, these are the brands upon which you’ll want to be spending your hard-earned cash. After all, you'll be guaranteeing that you won’t show up to the party in the same Zara dress as everyone else, and that's priceless. Get ready to bookmark ‘em all.  

Photo via Soko

Soko
At Soko, you’ll find a beautiful offering of artful, modern jewelry. From sculptural brass hoops and studs to geometric horn pendant necklaces, you’ll find a ton of on-trend pieces at prices you won’t want to pass up—with an overwhelmingly better quality than any fast fashion retailer. Almost all of their pieces—save a couple more intricate necklaces and bracelets—retail for under a hundred bucks.

However, the story behind the brand is even more swoon-worthy than its offerings. Each piece is designed in San Francisco and handcrafted in Kenya, where it employs and supports local artisans and their families, allowing them to bring in a much greater income than they would selling goods at local markets. Each piece is created with local, ethically sourced, and sustainable eco-friendly materials whenever possible, hand-casting items from recycled brass.

All in all, Soko provides accessible jewelry we can feel good about buying.

Soko, Horn Door Knocker Earrings, $68, available at Soko.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.

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