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16 Sep

Lupita Nyong’o Takes Vogue on a Quest to Kenya

Award-winning actress and filmmaker, Lupita Nyong’o takes Vogue Magazine on a quest to her native village in Kenya wearing the season's hottest prints from Givenchy Chloe, and Roberto Cavalli to Duro Olowu, Prada and Missoni. We love her so much because, not only does she represent for our talented community of color, but she really takes the time to utilize her platform to bring awareness to our society's twisted standards of beauty. She continues to highlight the lack of opportunities available because of it, while finding ways to encourage and uplift our young girls. She told Vogue editor, Elizabeth Ruben that she wants to “Create Opportunities for People of Color” and we are all for it! She also said that she was delighted...
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25 Aug

Taraji P. Henson x MAC Cosmetics

“Taraji P. Henson has won the world over with her fearless performances, powerhouse confidence and charismatic spark. We’re thrilled to announce she is joining forces with MAC for an upcoming collaboration.” ~ MAC Press Release Are you ready for the highly anticipated beauty collaboration between Empire star Taraji P. Henson and MAC Cosmetics? The products will be available at maccosmetics.com on September 6th (in stores September 8th) and will feature a six-piece capsule collection including a nude matte "Strip Me Down" Lipstick ($17), RapidBlack Eyeliner ($23), Mineralize Skin Finish in soft coral or a reddish-brown ($33 each), "Haute & Naughty Too Black" Mascara ($23) and a Taraji x MAC Makeup Brush ($42). Now you can mimic the red carpet style and beauty regimen of one of Hollywood's fiercest...
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20 Aug

The Gang of Africa Takes Over L’Officiel September Issue

Iman, Ciara & African It-Girls Cover L'Officiel
Black Beauty Matters
With pages upon pages paying homage to African models and fashion representing the oh so necessary theme, "Black Beauty Matters," we are so here for this and got our hands on a few visuals to get you excited!

Photo Credit(s):
L'Officiel Paris
THE GANG OF AFRICA
Photography: Ellen Von Unwerth
Stylist: LeJenke
Hair: Oscar James
MUA: Porsche Cooper

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16 Dec

Malaika Firth Says She “Ignores Racism” in Modeling Industry

Malaika Firth is a Kenyan-born British fashion model who started modeling after her mother saw a TV special about her agency, Premier Model Management. You may have seen this doll in the Victoria Secret Fashion Show,  Burberry ads, the TopShop holiday campaign or taking selfies backstage with our uncle Karl Lagerfeld! In addition to her stunning beauty, she is known to be outspoken about racial issues within the industry and has strong opinions about money and fame. Earlier this year, she spoke with VOGUE Magazine about how she ignores racism: "The lack of racial diversity is a prevalent issue in modelling but I try to ignore it. If you talk about it and try to make it an issue, then it's still...
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9 Nov

Indian Model New Face of Abercrombie & Fitch

Model, Neelam Gill made waves in the fashion community as the first model of Indian descent to be featured in a campaign for British luxury brand, Burberry. She has since, walked in numerous runway shows, including Kanye West x Adidas, and appeared in campaigns for TopShop and magazines including British Vogue, Glamour, Lucky, Elle and more. As of late, the Indian beauty has been seen posing in the latest campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch. The brand is changing creative direction based upon customer feedback and critics who have called them out for their lack of diversity and oversexualized visuals in advertising. According to their SVP of marketing, Neelam is their answer and the first step to their rebranding strategy. Not only...
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5 Nov

Lineisy Montero in Prada Resort Campaign

Lineisy Montero, the Dominican model who became a designer favorite after her debut on the Prada runway, has taken the industry by storm! As we watched the shows this season, from New York to Paris, Lineisy was literally everywhere. She is silently becoming the new face of fashion's diversity initiative as she has rocked the runway for several designers including Balmain, Céline, Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and more! There has been so much controversy around the lack of cultural diversity in the fashion industry, especially in the booking of models for campaigns and runway shows. It's a breath of fresh air to see a model of color slaying the runway in her natural black afro, alongside other models who...
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19 Sep

Pyer Moss Challenges Racism with a Brave Fashion Statement

Black Lives Matter Fashion Show
Kerby Jean-Raymond and Usher Raymond at Pyer Moss
Pyer Moss Fashion Presentation Promotes Change Runway Show Challenges Racism & Police Brutality Kerby Jean-Raymond, the innovative designer behind Pyer Moss, the cult sportswear brand for men, has changed the game with a new "menswear for women" collection that challenges racism and police brutality in America. During New York Fashion Week, Jean-Raymond showcased a stellar and thought-provoking presentation that left buyers and press speechless, yet hungry for change. “For as long as I have this platform and for as long as people are going to listen to me — I’m going to take a stand on something and this is something that is important to me. If one person walks out of here today and is just nicer,...
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19 Sep

Lupita Nyong’o for Vogue Magazine

Lupita Nyong’o, the Oscar winner and 12 Years A Slave breakout star, is still riding the wave of stardom after being named the "The Most Beautiful Woman" by People and "Woman of the Year" by Glamour Magazines. The Mexican-Kenyan actress covers Vogue (for a second time) in the season's hautest looks from Givenchy and Schiaparelli Haute Couture to Gaultier Paris, Atelier Versace, and Maison Margiela. Page for page, Nyong’o stuns in gorgeous gowns, even gracing us with the art of dance in the Paris’s Musée Picasso. A complete vision of beauty, yet the most beautiful aspect of the editorial is her words. The Star Wars actress talks about how her rise to fame was not always perfect. She was constantly discriminated against...
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16 Dec

Rihanna Named Creative Director of Puma

Our favorite bad "gal" is at it again and this time she is taking over the sportswear world as Creative Director of Puma. Although she is not the first celebrity to provide creative direction for an apparel line, she is the only one considered a fashion icon by the CFDA. Her fashion influence is immeasurable. We will begin seeing the fruits of her labor in 2015 and beyond as this is a multi-year partnership focusing on leisure gear for women. Although most CD's work behind the seams, Rihanna will also serve as the face and Global Brand Ambassador for the collection, alongside current spokesperson Usain Bolt. Puma said Rihanna would directly influence product collections for the coming year, and would be...
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