Eye See: The Girl Next Duplex

Black Girl Magic

A girl next door is defined as a wholesome, sweet-natured, approachable and down-to-earth girl. The girl next duplex kicks down that door, thumbing her nose at proper femininity. How? By commanding these powerful femme fatale gems:

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“The powers of fascination in a fascinating woman only potentiate with time. In maturity women gain formidable allures denied to the young.” – Betsy Prioleau

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“Life is a verb.” – Charlotte Perkins Gilmore

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“Be a leader, not a follower.” – Patricia Delice

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“To preserve my love and esteem a man must hold himself very near perfection.” – George Sand

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“Do as the goddesses did.” – Ovid

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“I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

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“Transformation, is a power of privileged beings.” – Anonymous

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“I wasn’t meant to be domesticated.” – La Belle Otero

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“I am a goddess… I am the one who makes you great or who humbles you as I choose.” – Louise Labé

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“God, please make me an honest man but never an honest woman.” – Ninon de Lenclos

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“Some of the wildest men make the best pets.” – Mae West

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“Circumstance means nothing. One creates the circumstances of one’s life through pure will.” – La Païva

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“I pray for the courage to walk naked at any age, to wear red and purple, to be unladylike, inappropriate, scandalous and incorrect to the very end.” – Gloria Steinem

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Jewelry: Christina Delice
Bandana Top: Dolce & Gabana
Track Pants: Adidas
Loafers: Lanvin
Sneakers: Puma x Alexander McQueen
Sunglasses: Tommy Hilfiger

Photo story by Initial Wesley 

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