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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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NSFW: Rihanna Goes Topless for Cover of ‘Lui Magazine’ & the Internet Freaks Out

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Bad gal Ri recently stripped down for the cover of French men’s glossy Lui Magazine, and folks have a lot to say about it. Although the pop diva is uber comfortable showing off her body, many wonder if the superstar is sending the wrong message...

Move Over Vogue, Africa Already Has Its Own Fashion Magazines

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At last week’s Vogue Festival in London Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, and supermodel Naomi Campbell discussed their work in Africa. Despite Vogue Italia’s troubled history of featuring offensive content—like photographing White models in blackface, selling “slave earrings,” and the now infamous Haute Mess...

The Many Magazine Covers of Lupita Nyong’o

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Have we ever seen one actress, and a newcomer at that, go so far? Even if you’re not in the magazine industry, you must know how hard it is for an African American celebrity or model to “get” to grace the cover of a national...

Oprah, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Forest Whitaker, and Michael B. Jordan Cover Essence’s March Collector’s Issue

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  Essence Magazine’s March issue is chock full of Hollywood’s hottest talent. The cover features the Butler costars Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker; 12 Years a Slave leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor; and Fruitvale Station’s Michael B. Jordan. Inside, Essence celebrates Kenyan Beauty Lupita Nyong’o, Ava DuVernay,...

Vanity Fair Accused of Lightening Lupita Nyongo’s Skin, But Did They?

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Hollywood it girl, Lupita Nyong’o is having one hell of a year. The 30-year-old Yale School of Drama graduate came out of left field when she mesmerized audiences in her first-ever film role in the Oscar-nominated drama 12 Years a Slave. Since then she’s racked...