De L'inspiration Africaine...


Lapetitenewyorkaine (LPNY) is a platform and blog whose mission is to discover, introduce, collaborate and influence designers, brands and individuals in the fashion industry with a particular focus on the African diaspora. Since 2013, we have continued to expand our horizons and vision for the platform and thus in 2016, have entered the travel and #wanderlust space. The vision of LPNY today is to create opportunities for the those who align with our mission and have them recognized for their creativity, artistry, talent and contribution to the international fashion industry.


About the Founder

"LPNY emerged first as an alias under which I would be able to share the stories of African designers as a blogger living in the big apple. But today, it has become its own alias and representation of the tremendous inspiration and influence that Africa has in the fashion industry, and I couldn't be more proud of that." -Jahira Martins, Founder of Lapetitenewyorkaine

Jahira Martins is a Angolan born Cape Verdean who has spent much of her life living in, embracing and adopting the cultures and traditions of several African countries including South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, and Gabon to mention a few. Today she is not only the Editor in Chief of LPNY but is also a professional platform operations marketer in New York City.