OMG…I’M IN ESSENCE MAGAZINE (MAY 2015)!!! April 20, 2015 Ummmmm….I’m in Essence magazine this month, my friends. Like, Dayka Robinson in the May 2015 issue of Essence with the likes of some phenomenal, accomplished & trial blazing women on the cover like Issa Rae, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock Akil, Ava DuVernay & Shonda Rimes. And I’m gracing the pages on the inside! I talked about this a little bit with regard to my Black Enterprise article, but it is definitely worth repeating: to see yourself grace the pages of a magazine you grew up reading is a moment that exists in a timeless space. My grandmother read this magazine, my mother read this magazine & I flipped through these pages as a little girl. And 25+ years later, here I am….getting my own shine in the May issue. I was thrilled to be contacted by an editor (and Spelman sister!) and honored to contribute not only my creative ideas, but to style my entryway for the article as well. An added bonus, this article about turning family heirlooms into decor is straight up my alley and I had the perfect piece to contribute–a Xerox of the handprints of my father, my sister and myself, where my father signed each of our names and noted the date: 12/12/1981. The funny thing is, I actually remember the day when we went upstate to his job at IBM and made that photocopy….I can still hear him telling me to put my hand on the copy machine next to my sister’s. And 30 years later, that moment has been shared with the world. If I say “I’m honored” once, I could say it 1,000 times…I am literally running out of words to convey how incredible–and comfortable–it feels to see so much of my work take off this year…the year that I really started to share more of who I am. To those of you who have texted, messaged & tagged me, thank you for your support!! Xo (And a big hello to my friends and fellow designing women featured, Tiffany Brooks & Robin Wilson!) Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 7 Comments on OMG…I’M IN ESSENCE MAGAZINE (MAY 2015)!!! Annie P April 20, 2015 at 7:27 pm (2 years ago) This is super fun city, Dayka! Congrats! Reply La Monica April 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm (2 years ago) Congratulations! I love a home that tells a story. In your case, it’s as soon as you enter. You’ve inspired me to look for ways incorporate touches of my Mom to my entryway. Reply DaykaRobinson April 21, 2015 at 1:45 pm (2 years ago) LaMonica- Thank you! I definitely wanted to make a statement the moment someone walked into the door and though I was hesitant about doing the stripes (seen it SO many times), it really did end up being a great fit for my aesthetic. Tiffany Brooks, another one of the designers spotlighted, had a great idea, too–if you have any old scarfs, blankets or even clothing of hers, consider using the fabric to recover an ottoman or make throw pillows. A great way to keep her close by! Xo, DR Reply Tanya April 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm (2 years ago) Congratulations, Dayka!! I couldn’t be more proud of you. I’ll be picking up my copy in the morning and ensuring that my colleagues at work do the same. This is your moment…enjoy every single second! God bless. Reply DaykaRobinson April 22, 2015 at 12:37 am (2 years ago) Thanks, Tanya! Oh, I assure you, I am! Will be celebrating properly this weekend, too! Hope you’re doing well, friend–thanks for checking in on me. Xo, D Reply gail April 24, 2015 at 9:39 am (2 years ago) Congrats I can’t wait to see your article Reply DaykaRobinson April 24, 2015 at 10:01 am (2 years ago) Thanks, Gail! I’m especially geeked about this article because I LOVEEEE this month’s cover…such a thrill to even be included! Xo, D Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment *Name* Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.