Wish You Were Here: Afropunk Was the New Year’s Eve Party We All Wanted to Attend

@tr3_scendence via Instagram screenshot
@tr3_scendence via Instagram screenshot

#HolidayEnvy is real, y’all: While the mercury is barely cracking zero degrees in many American cities, it is summer in South Africa, and we can’t think of a better way to ring in 2018 than with the beautiful people at Afropunk Joberg!


And the beauties did not disappoint, bringing unparalleled style and statement to Johannesburg, and showing us all how to do New Year’s right. Since we couldn’t be there this year, we counted on a few of our favorite photographers from the ’gram to transport us to our happy place. If you turn up the heat while perusing this slideshow, it’ll almost be like being there! (Almost.)


We’ll catch Afropunk when it returns stateside next summer, but after seeing all this black magic on display, we’re thinking our #HolidayEnvy should become #HolidayGoals next winter ... you in?

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, an avid eyeshadow enthusiast and always her own muse. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.

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I am so bitter right now. Why am I gray?!?!?