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Vogue Posts SlideShow In Response to Elle’s Plus-Size Controversy

Elle entered into dangerous territory when the publication profiled model Myla Dalbesio and categorized her as"plus-size."  Despite being a size 10  -- which is considered plus-sized in the modeling world, Dalbesio is successfully gaining ...

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Vogue Fails the Cultural Sensitivity Test – Again

Vogue has never been known to adopt the global policies that enhance the fashion capabilities of anything outside of their realm of tolerance. For instance, not too long ago, a ...

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The Baby Fashionistas of Social Media: What Happened to Kids Dressing Like Kids?

I’ll be the first one to admit a slight uterus tug (slight…very, very slight) at the adorable photos that pop up on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. showing off little boys ...

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5 Black Shoe Designers

Despite the fashion industry’s well-documented struggles with diversity, several Black designers who possess incomparable amounts of determination, persistence and creativity have quite literally put their best foot forward by creating successful, ...

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Beyoncé And Topshop Launch Athletic Streetwear Label

Beyoncé is teaming up with Topshop for a new athletic streetwear label. The British retailer, called Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd., will launch its first products next fall. The collaboration will be ...

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Teyana Taylor Takes ELLE to Harlem for Fall Fashion Editorial

Entertainer Teyana Taylor is featured in a full-length fall fashion editorial in ELLE. Teyana was photographed by Katie Friedman in her hometown of Harlem. ELLE captured Teyana in some of ...

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7 Handmade Accessories We Love From The Afropolitan Shop

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Launched as a blog in 2007, The Afropolitan Shop is an online boutique that aims to celebrate African designers and artisans. Specializing in handmade and designer accessories, The Afropolitan Shop merges African products and creativity with the “Afropolitan” experience of Africans all over the globe. Check out some of...

Zara Releases Black Figurine Necklace — Is It Racist?

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Opinions were divided about whether the Dolce & Gabbana Blackamoor-inspired earrings were racist. The earrings were essentially a headless female figurine wearing a scarf and heavy gold jewelry, and many linked the image with offensive stereotypes of black womanhood. As controversial as the runway jewelry was,...

Why We Love: Yumnah Najah Designs “La Reine” Hand-Painted Jewelry Collection

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Fitting titled “La Reine” (which means Queen in French), Yumnah Najah Designs‘ latest collection is synonymous with all things feminine and regal. Exquisite hand-painted gems like the “The Purple Reign” rings and earrings series incorporate earthy, rich hues like purple, brown and gold to brilliant...

5 Online Jewelry Boutiques You Should Know

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With the New Year approaching, many of us are yearning for something fresh. Don’t have the money to splurge on revamping your wardrobe? Now is a great time to try a new piece of jewelry. Sometimes a small touch can make a big difference. Not...

Nicole Murphy To Launch Handcrafted Jewelry Collection: Are We Feeling It?

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What began as a hobby is now a business venture for former model Nicole Murphy. She is expanding her brand to jewelry. Recently, the mother of five announced that she and her business partner Yolanda Braddy will be releasing a signature handcrafted collection fit for...