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Barkal: Preserving Sudanese Culture Through The Art Of Fashion
Why are Black dolls so important to Black children’s development? For starters, a doll is often a child’s favorite companion, providing comfort and entertainment unlike any other toy. Dolls also teach nurturing, compassion and social skills, while helping to shape a child’s self-image. This is why little Black girls often...
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Kendrick Lamar Pays Tribute to Virgil Abloh at Paris Fashion WeekJoshua Andrei Bon - 0
In a unique appearance at the Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring-Summer ‘23 Show, rapper Kendrick Lamar was both a guest and a performer — all from his elite front row seat.
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Queen Amina Teaches Mindfulness and Manifestation Through Neurographic ArtNadira Jamerson - 0
Queen Amina is a painter and visual artist who draws “self-satisfaction.” She focuses on neurographic art — an art form that connects psychology and creativity through active mindfulness. BLAC spoke with Amina to learn more about her artistic process and why she finds it important to advocate for community, self,...
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For Me And Woman Like Me: Kimberly Smith Talks Valuing Women of Color in the Beauty IndustryNadira Jamerson - 0
Kimberly Smith founded Marjani Beauty in January 2017 after she noticed a lack of representation of Black and brown women in mainstream beauty campaigns. Smith believes that women of color are trendsetters in the beauty world, yet she was not able to find companies that truly valued Black and...
Travel back in time with these timeless pieces captured from each decade. WOMEN 1900s-1920s Christopher John Rogers Topstitched cotton-twill maxi dress $1,147.50- net-a-porter 1930s-1940s Off White Denim Dress $995 1930s-1940s Brother Vellies Lauryn Loafer $725 1950s-1960s Fe Noel Orange Puff Sleeve Cardigan $555 1950s-1960s White Space Jewelry Cassiopeia Earrings $298 1970s-1980s Christopher John Rogers Color-block ribbed wool-blend cardigan $675- net-a-porter 1970s-1980s Christopher John Rogers Twill wide-leg pants $975- net-a-porter 1990s-2000s Phlemuns Cargo Bra $225 1990s-2000s Mowalola Bundle...
Feature Editor: Ann Duke Photographer: J. Singleton Fashion Stylist: Marv Neal With the current release of Respect, the biopic depicting the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, there’s never been a better time to salute Black female music icons. This season’s fall fashions lend themselves perfectly to the spirit of these goddesses...
Shake off the winter blues in bold prints and luminescent hues.
The status quo has been done away with across industries, including fashion. Creatives and consumers are calling for a long-overdue makeover – and equity paired with inclusion is what’s on trend.
Revving up the girl power in sugary pastels and spicy fuchsias.