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Singer/Songwriter Dawn Richard stopped by PYNK Magazine to display her color-blocking status!

Over at PYNK Mag, I (Gabriel) hold the title of Creative Director in which this shoot was styled by myself, along with the help of KarensClosetNY.

In this issue, we wanted to give Dawn a pop of color. Being that summer is pretty much here, Dawn also wanted to express the fact that she loves color. People have a tendency of categorizing her in a more darker spectrum when it comes to clothing selections. Therefore, she wanted to prove them wrong and she looks stunning doing just that!

How would you describe your personal style? 

“I am a huge fan of pushing the envelope, I am a hippy at heart. I enjoy mixing different prints and patterns together.”

Shot in the borough of Harlem by photographer PhotosByRome, Dawn had no problem owning the stoops and streets of the classic neighborhood. She has an amazing spirit and it was truly a great time working with her.

Do you have any advice for girls and women trying to break out of your comfort zone and do something different? 

“I never give advice because sometimes people are like, ‘Oh I thought you said it would work this way?’. And all you can say to them is I thought it was suppose to work that way.”

“I feel like its okay to get your hands dirty and people are not willing to get dirty, because doing the right things takes longer to get to your destination. When you’re driving, never stop, get back in the car and get to that destination. You never want to stop driving, so many of us get out of the car and stop driving forward, its the hardest thing when no one else is in the same lane.”

Congrats to Dawn’s for her BET Awards 2012 Nomination alongside her former group Diddy-Dirty Money for “Best Group of 2012”!

More of Dawn’s recent interview quotes will be posted here at SFPL! Also, look for more pics and the full story coming to newsstands near you very soon!


-Stay Fly!

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