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This Photo Story Inspired By the Egyptian Goddess Isis Is Enchanting

We're obsessed with this fashion editorial by Brazilian collective MAR+VIN.

Isis Maria is a photo story by Brazilian collective MAR+VIN that's absolutely stunning.


As an exclusive for Fashion Forward Brazil that ran earlier this year, this is the first collaborative project by São Paulo-based fashion photographers Marcos Florentino and Kelvin Yule, who are the duo that make up MAR+VIN.

Translated from Portuguese, here's the concept statement behind Isis Maria:

"ISIS MARIA: Woman, fertility and ancestry. Isis, from Egypt. Maria, from all women of the same name who passed through our lives."

This photo story gives us a modern fusion of Isis, the Egyptian goddess of children, and Maria, an icon of virtue and motherhood. MAR+VIN captures model Loo Nascimento beautifully as she emulates a strong, divine black queen against different backgrounds symbolizing growth and protection.

Take a look at Isis Maria below, and check out the look book on Fashion Forward Brazil here.

(H/T Amber Janae on Twitter.)

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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