Ebonee Davis Talks Saving the Planet, Natural Beauty, and Why She Buys Her Jewelry in Harlem
We got ready with the model-meets-author-meets-activist before The Lions’ Ocean Sounds event.
If Ebonee Davis had a word of the day, it would be synchronicity. We linked up at the Soho Grand Hotel to hang out with Ebonee before she headed over to Saturday’s Ocean Sounds event hosted by The Lions. She opened up about everything from what’s on her playlist—a mix of Ari Lennox, Teyana Taylor, Chloe x Halle, Kehlani, and D’Angelo (“for a black-love summer,” in her words)—environmental racism (the residents of Flint, Michigan, still don’t have clean water), how to make an impact on the environment (less plastic), her minimal skin-care routine (because what goes in ultimately comes out), and, of course, her signature natural hair.
Everything about her routine and ultimately her final look had a common thread that effortlessly tied it all together as she got ready for the event. “You know what’s crazy? This Stella McCartney suit has an ocean around the bottom of it, and I didn’t even realize it until I went to go get it tailored,” she explained.“I just thought it was really cool, I loved the moon concept like I was talking about earlier. And now I’m like, This thing has a whole ocean on it? Talk about synchronicity. We are here ebbing and flowing for real.”
Other intentional touches, like delicate gold rings attached to her braid, were reminiscent of the moon, and her accessories were purchased from black artisans: the jewelry from 125th Street in Harlem and shoes by Brother Vellies. Keep reading to see what getting ready with the newly landed L.A. transplant is like.
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