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Author: Melanin Queen

20 Feb

Marc Jacobs Fall 2017 RTW

Riley Montana in Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs' Hip-Hop Influenced Runway Show The Cool Kids Take Over the Park Avenue Armory We definitely have NOT forgotten about the Marc Jacobs collection from last season that took cultural appropriation to another level with Caucasian models strutting the runway in multicolored faux locks. Immediately after the social media storm, Jacobs began defending himself and his statements only made the situation worse! Aside from that, he listed over 10 inspirations including Harajuku girls, London in the 80's, Boy George, Ravers, House music and more, yet there was just one very important inspiration that was conveniently excluded! The issue he truly faced was not the fact that he used locks in his show, but that it was overwhelmingly white (models) AND he...
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16 Feb

Philippe Plein Menswear Fall 2017

From Mugshots to Headshots Prison Bae opens the Philipp Plein Runway Show at Fashion Week Jeremy Meeks, the man we all know and love as #PrisonBae opened the Philippe Plein runway show in a fur-hooded parka with Nas and Lauryn Hill blasting, "If I Ruled the World" in the background. With cheek bones for the gawds, gangsta tats and piercing eyes, Jeremy stole the show (well, the press) and got the opportunity to walk alongside Fetty Wap, Desiigner, and Yung Thug, among others. Plein is looking to take over the American market and believes that (we) are spoiled, but recognizes the economic potential. According to VOGUE, Plein said...
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8 Feb

Elie Saab Spring 2017 Couture

Elie Saab Goes Hollywood, Egyptian-Style Designer Features Jewel-Encrusted Sunnies to Match Beading The Elie Saab Spring 2017 Couture Collection is full of elaborate embellishment and old Hollywood vibes, but the veteran designer slayed with his jewel-encrusted sunnies to match the beading on the dresses. Inspired by the "Golden Age of Egyptian Cinema," the collection feels like over-the-top versions of the Jackie Kennedy look. Every gown is red carpet worthy and we can't wait to see which celebrities will  indulge during award season. Images: Vogue Runway...
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23 Jan

Feminist AF: An Epic Visual Story of the Women’s March

The Future is FEMALE! I AM Woman, Hear me ROAR. What a powerful statement that women from all over the world made this week. It was crazy to see some of the images of the march that were in black and white. It literally felt like we were in a 1950's time capsule of sorts. I was saddened, but I also felt really inspired and empowered..and the signs, well they were nothing short of epic. So much so, that museums, libraries and digital publications from across the world have been collecting them. This is HERstory! See what happens when we get in.. F O R M A T I O N? All images have been collected from online (NY Mag, Getty, Wire...
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12 Jan

Janelle Monae Gets Futuristic for Cosmopolitan Magazine

Hidden Figures star, Janelle Monae played Cosmopolitan Magazine's February issue! The photoshoot which took place at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at NASA, Janelle took futuristic fashion to another level as she posed in metallic and other out-of-this world fabrics. She stated that, she hopes that people will look at the characters she is playing as the new super heros! The editorial is super dope and really makes us feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. It is quite true that women and girls of color are just a small population of the STEM industry and community and we hope to see an increase in interest beyond the excitement of the Hidden Figures movie.  ...
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