We spend an afternoon with the Nigerian-Dominican twins as they break down all things ibeji energy.
The cold that hits the face every morning in a New York February can be distracting, if not painful. I touch my nose, red from the freezing wind, as I walk up the stairs of a Brooklyn duplex, where I meet a full rack of shoes at the door. I know the drill. Entering a home sans footwear is a given and second-nature in African homes; not only does it keep in line with the cleanliness of the space, but it's also a way to ensure the protection of the energy in the home. I take off my coat and slide off my shoes as custom. As I undo a bundled scarf, Soull Ogun greets me with a warm "how are you?" Taking in a deep breath of cleansed air, I reply. "I'm fine." I'd like to think my brevity is due to my thawing, but still stiff body. Later, I realize it's due to the nerves of finally sitting down with the coolest twins in Brooklyn, or rather the world.
The latter statement isn't hyperbole. One look at Dynasty and Soull Ogun's online footprint reveals that their coolness is unmatched. An originality that can't be duplicated, the two effortlessly pull off looks from their fashion house L'Enchanteur in a way that makes you wish you too were dripping in textured, androgynous trousers, velvet durags and thick gold bracelets. And it isn't for promotion—what you see on curated Instagram timelines is what you get in person. The two are through-and-through their authentic selves. We're just along on their journey.