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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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16 Sep

Marc Jacobs’ Faux Locks Ignite Racial Controversy

Gigi Hadid at Marc Jacobs Show in Faux Dread Locks
Marc Jacobs Closed Fashion Week with a (Cultural Appropriation) BANG! Caucasian Models Strutted Runway in Multicolored Faux Locks “All who cry ‘cultural appropriation’ or whatever nonsense about any race or skin color wearing their hair in any particular style or manner — funny how you don’t criticize women of color for straightening their hair. I respect and am inspired by people and how they look. I don’t see color or race — I see people.” ~ Marc Jacobs I am definitely here for Harajuku Chic, but the choice of hair...
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15 Sep

Chanel Iman for Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan

Our fav supermodel, Chanel Iman slays the September issue of Harper's Bazaar Kazakhstan in everything from Miu Miu, Prada, Versace, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen. This Korean/Black beauty was born in Atlanta and started modeling at the age of 12. She has since taken the industry by storm with credits that span from Vogue Magazine and Victoria Secret to Alexander McQueen, Valentino and many more. Most notably, (in Spring of 2009), Chanel was the first Black model in 8 years to walk for Gucci. WOW! Known for being an advocate for diversity on the runways, Chanel's dream is for advertisers to see the value in booking models of color. This is our dream as well! She has also been involved...
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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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17 Jul

Zuhair Murad Fall 2016 Couture

Zuhair Murad's Hippie Couture Collection Diverse Models Slay in Embellished Gowns & Thigh High Boots Innovative designer, Zuhair Murad never seems to disappoint! This season he gives LIFE with no parole as diverse models parade the runway in embellished lace, velvet, capes, chic hats and super sexy thigh high boots.  Pinched waist lines, sequins, bell-sleeves and form fitting cuts defined this collection, while the crimson and purple added a hint of color to otherwise black, beige, and soft pink looks. Yes, it sounds like way too much for any one collection, but Murad makes it WERK! It feels much like hippie chic, but actually looks more like rock star couture! Not sure that we are loving the wide buckled belts though. “She’s young,...
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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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