RCFU x Jackie O

Story and photos by Jacynth Rodriguez Styled by Briana Thorton When we think of class and sophistication, we think of women like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who carry themselves, their families, their successes and their tragedies with grace and dignity. Jackie O changed the ‘first lady’ game in 1961 and effortlessly set trends that we adore […]

On-Trend: Head-to-Toe Nude

Photos by Monica Escamillia Our girls at RCFU decided to have some fun with one of their favorite trends: head-to-toe nude. Of course we mean nude and neutral-toned clothing, but the look itself can be just as scandalous if not properly styled. Therefore, we have provided some #OOTD-worthy inspiration for anyone wanting to try this […]

RCFU x Coco Chanel

Written and photographed by Jacynth Rodriguez Styled by Adora Correia Classic, simplistic, timeless, elegant, are there any words more fitting to describe Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel? Born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur, France, the mogul and empress of women’s fashion came from humble beginnings. However, with ambition creativity, she grew her own empire and […]

Project ANDRO

Story and photos by Jacynth Rodriguez I’ve always liked to think that what a person reads says a lot about them. One of the first things my eyes gravitate towards when I enter someone’s home is their personal library. Whether their shelves are packed with the classics, or more niche-bound beauties, I always feel just […]

RCFUxJosephine Baker

Story and Photos by Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez Styled by Solleyha Mathurin Long before Beyonce or even Tina Turner there was Josephine Baker, the first Black Female Superstar. Baker was born June 3, 1906 in St. Louise, Missouri and would become one of the most famous expats in history. Baker was a singer/dancer-turned-activist who left the […]

Dream for Purpose in the New Year

Story by Julia Bratu Photos by Thomas Mednikov Video by Spencer Sease       Dream for Purpose, self-described as a “purpose led creative design house,” is taking Richmond by storm. The brand offers up a unique array of faith-based streetwear, striving to inspire young creatives to express themselves with their style. Since launching in […]

RCFUxBianca Jagger

Story and photos by Jacynth Rodriguez Styled by Aysia Ward From artists to activists, the women we’ve been highlighting this month helped change our world for the better. Many know this week’s boss babe as the first wife of the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger—but actress, icon and advocate  Bianca Jagger is so much more. Aside […]

RCFU x Frida Kahlo

Story and Photos by Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez Styled by Dom Khun Few lead a life as full, as colorful or as unapologetic as Mexican painter and liver-of-life-extraordinaire Frida Kahlo. She was born in Coyoacan Mexico City, Mexico in 1907 in the Casa Azul, which now functions as a museum and stands as vibrant as the […]

Rooted in RVA: Urban Traders

Story by Briana Thornton  Photos by Spencer Sease  Four years ago, Charles Brown used his “exceptional ability to pick really prime locations” and opened Urban Traders at 1387 Broad Street. Since then, he’s been selling products from all around the world to a multicultural and diverse audience. But this isn’t just a retail store — […]

Shop Sweetest Stitch for the Holidays

Story by Katelyn O’Neal  Photos by John DiJulio and Becca Schwartz Sweetest Stitch is a Richmond-based boutique owned by Niki Kong. The store started out as an e-commerce business in March 2015, focusing on online sales and pop-ups. Niki recently opened up her first storefront in Richmond, which is a milestone for the company. Sweetest Stitch […]