Director Marysia Makowska redefines Effortless, Natural Beauty in her short film ‘Acid Beauty’. The film features Buffalo, NY natives Acid Cupcakes, a talented group of ladies who showcase their individual style while sharing their perspective of what it means to be in a culture obsessed with physical appearances. As they sport their own brand of clothing- shown in the video-the audience is presented with different facets of each character as they elaborate on terms others use to define Self.
Recently myself and hometown stylist Simone Alexis Webb reconnected on social media a few months ago, after I saw she shared a link from FlagantCity.com on her Facebook page. I offered her many thanks, as I do with everyone I can who shares our content from Flagrant City or BuffaLowe PR, that I see on social media. I met Simone a few years ago, in passing, through my boy Rashaad Holley, (who used to work at the local brand, Fresh Dogs Clothing Company) at her friend Sheritta’s apartment. This was at our old college, the University at Buffalo (SUNY), one cold winter night in the Queen City of Buffalo, prior to me moving to California in November 2011.
I haven’t kept up with Simone until recently but she’s been doing some great things back in my hometown over the years. From styling, customizing accessories and her dope online clothing boutique, Acid Cupcakes just releasing their fall line, for which she styled and photographed!
Check out the UK based blog, Look At My Black Beauty‘s where they featured and interviewed with Simone. They discuss fashion tips for this crisp fall season, future plans for her brands and she shares her current successes!