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Editor’s Letter

Fall 2017 | Live Life Joyfully + Give Back It’s officially my favorite time of the year—autumn. Live life joyfully; that’s the kind message you’ll read in magazines and on advertisements throughout the upcoming season. It’s a positive and blissful message to spread, but let’s be real. Are we going to solve all of the issues and obstacles we face this autumn with freshly baked goods, pumpkin spice latte, Netflix binges, and a new wardrobe? Probably not, but we can lend our hands and time towards things that are a little beyond us. First up for the season is the release of our new Blogger Look Book Collaboration features Christine Louis of the Louis Reign and Chinyere Adogu of Chillin with Chi. I had the pleasure of touring New York City during fashion week with these two beauties. That’s what makes this season so “joyful” surrounding yourself with awesome people; not just living in #basicmoments. Over the next few months, our team will work hard to bring you motivating features about real women, doing kickass …

Editor’s Letter

Summer 2017 The last few weeks of spring has been a whirlwind of life changes for me: hospital visits, exciting yet challenging changes in my 9-to-5, relocation to a gorgeous new place to call home, and the list goes on. However, I’ve been running. Running away from as many tasks as I can. It’s exhausting—the running away part. I’m passionate about doing only the things that make me happy, unfortunately, #adulting does not allow for that. As my responsibilities and tasks increased, some with warning others without, I began to do a little of everything instead of focusing on a few. Of course spring is notably time for a change, but my mind and heart is set for rejuvenation of summer days—clearly, I’m still running, but #adulting is hard. I’m ready for a break! I was recently asked what my plans are for the summer, sadly I had no answer. Although I’m not off to an exotic vacay, I do plan to have fun this summer and truly fine tune the goal setting I started …

A Long Overdue Video…Because We Love You!

How long have you been reading YHM Magazine? If you’ve been skimming through our features and reposting photos from our look book since 2012 then the faces in this video will definitely ring a bell. YHM Scenes is all about chatting up what’s going on with Team YHM and just about any BTS footage we can share with you all. Back in 2012 our models roamed through a super vintage thrift store and had a ball! The video was shot by the talented and stylish Jen Hsieh. Be sure to drop a comment below and let us know what you think! Founder, Yegide Matthews Photo: YHM Magazine Archive

Suzanne Rae: Fashion with Purpose and Style

From one of the fashion capitals of the world comes Suzanne Rae Pelaez, a Brooklyn-based fashion designer who gorgeously blends minimalistic with chic styles. New York Fashion Week is no stranger to the five-year-old Suzanne Rae women’s clothing line, and Haute Living notes her as “the next designer to watch.” Her line represents women who work hard and make a graceful statement through their appearance. Pelaez welcomed YHM into her Brooklyn studio to chat about her work and motivations. After studying Economics and Art History at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Pelaez’s artistic eyes led her to the Big Apple where she soon broke into the art gallery industry. Surrounding herself with art opened her mind to the sophistication of the New York scene and motivated her to make a change. “I wanted to be more hands on with the art. I chose fashion because I was always interested in it, mentions Pelaez.” Later attending Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City, she knew right away that she wanted to start her own …