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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Laquan Smith’s Fall 2013 Collection Pays Homage to Bond Girls and Grace Jones

Laquan Smith, the New York-based designer, who boasts fans in celebrities like Andre Leon Talley and Rihanna,    finds inspiration in varied places for his collections. One season, he selected a water goddess as his muse; another he was inspired by his travels and a...

Why We Love: Laquan Smith Spring 2013

Laquan Smith is only 23 and yet has already established himself as a supremely talented designer.  Whether inspired by the colors and fluidity of water, or by the garden scenery during his many travels, Laquan produces collections that are beautiful, modern and decidedly feminine. He has...

Would You Rock? Patent Leather Dresses

We’re used to seeing patent leather on shoes and handbags, but dresses is a bit of a new things. Not long ago, Lala Anthony and Adrienne Bailon stepped out at two separate events rocking full-on patent leather dresses that have us thinking this is a...

Laquan Smith Fall 2012: Robotic Dream

It’s been two years since LaQuan Smith made his New York Fashion Week debut and every season since, the wunderkind designer has delivered saucy styles that attract contemporary style mavens like Cassie, Rihanna, and even Lady Gaga. Smith has more notably won the attention and...

Why We Love: LaQuan Smith “Eclipse” Fall/Holiday 2012

Designer to the stars LaQuan Smith, who has created original pieces for Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Tyra Banks and Sessilee Lopez, just released his latest collection for his namesake line, LQS. LaQuan titled his collection which has a Fall/Holiday 2012 delivery, “The Eclipse.” The fashion-forward collection...