It's funny how some people hear the word fashion and think it's a joke, but they forget that if not for fashion they would not be wearing those jeans, socks, and ripped t-shirt while reading this article. So I want to take you back to a time where fashion photographers and advertisements used their power to start conversations about race, war, sex, religion, and even the U.S death sentence.
From 1982 to 2000 photographer Oliviero Toscani worked as creative director of…
Khy "The Altar Girl" Herbert is a 25 year old young woman who you will find all over the inter-webs with her stylish outfits, colorful hair and villainous brows. I first found out about Khy through a tumblr post and later spent hours stalking her blog Khymeira.tumblr.com. I asked Khy about her style, her one woman business and her inspirations. Check it out.…Continue
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Merry Christmas all. As a Christmas treat I thought I'd bring you the 12 Best Solange Knowles outfits of 2012. I think everyone would agree that besides one or two outfits, Solange Knowles was one of, if not the Best dressed woman of 2012. Not only did she stay on trend, but she stuck to her master skills of pattern mixing, showed some leg and wore her natural hair (and some protective styles) out loud and proud.
I bring you The 12 Best Solange Knowles outfits of…
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Bow-ties come in different shapes, sizes and styles and lately they've had every remake in the book. From building blocks, to Obama's face, bow-ties have been there and done that. So why not celebrate bow-ties for everything they are and everything they will be with a short and sweet Bow-tie Round-Up.…Continue
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One of my favorite trends this fall is women suits or women in menswear. Suits have always been popular among men and women in the corporate world but now classic and stylish suits are popping up on some of our favorite fashion divas. From the latest runway shows to street style and back. Suits are…Continue
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"Zine" is an abbreviation of fanzine or magazine. Zines are "most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original and/or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier." Another definition of Zine says that circulation must be 1,000 or less, although in practice the significant majority are produced in editions of less than 100, and profit is not the primary intent of publication.…Continue
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Yohji Yamamoto is a Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris. After his Y-3 10th anniversary show in New York, he stated that “in the world right now, fashion is shit.” In a recent interwiew with WWD Yohji elaborated: "Young people, be careful. Beautiful things are disappearing every day. Be careful.…You don’t need to be [shopping at fast-fashion stores], especially young people. They are beautiful naturally, because they are young. So they should even wear simple…Continue
There was a lot going on in the BLACKFASHION world this week. Submissions from Italy to Dubai and back to the states. Styles from our favorite white house daughters to some strikingly beautiful afro editorials. Check out the best of BLACKFASHION Nov 5 -12. All the way from Milan, Italy the super…Continue
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So today is Election day which means people of all shapes and sizes are excited to go out and vote, greet other voters, or my favorite: shop 20% off election day sales. Typically we show support of our candidates with bumper stickers, t-shirts, and hats but the 2012 Obama supporters aren't your typical supporters. Everything from socks, earrings and underwear does the trick.
I'm being a little presumptuous here, but if you're going shopping today or even this weekend for…
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Two weeks ago I was invited to KibonenNY (KNY) fashion fundraiser. Kibonen at the time was invited to South Africa Mercedes Benz fashion week. Shortly after her invitation, Kibonen started an indiegogo account to help raise funds to get her and her team there. It seems Kibonen raised all the funds needed and had the opportunity to showcase her new collection KibonenNY S/S 2013: The Milagro…Continue
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Halloween is just a couple of days away, got your costume figured out yet? If not that's okay too. Why worry about ordering one online or getting in line at Ricky's when you can just make one right at home? Get inspired by these 10 quick and easy Halloween outfits. Last year…Continue
Gothic Fashion is a dark, and sometimes erotic style of dress. It usually includes but is not limited to, a pale complexion, dyed black hair, black lips, black eyeliner and black clothes. Goths borrowed most of their style from Punks, Victorians, and Elizabethans. BDSM influence on Goths relationships also influence their taste in accessories.
In his book "The Death Proclamation of Generation X: A Self-Fulfilling Prophesy of Goth, Grunge and Heroin" Maxim W. Furek stated…
Ever felt it was hard transitioning your summer style to Fall fashion? Don't worry you are not alone. This time of year is quite possibly the worst time of the year for getting dressed. One minute it's hot and the next it's freezing. So how does one transition a summer wardrobe, into something a little more fall-worthy without weather worries?
Here are some suggestions:
Transitioning the Maxi
Maxi dresses hard to get rid of. With their…Continue
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I recently had the opportunity to interview 19 years old, Brooklyn native Nathaniel "Nene L.A. Shiro" White. Nene L.A. Shiro is a fashion designer who's ability to mix and match colors are out of this decade. The colors, prints and patterns he uses are vivid, vibrant, and advanced. They take us to the future and the past while never leaving the present.
Nene L.A. Shiro's only form of fashion education took place at the High school of Fashion Industries where he majored in…
For the most part, 2012 has been one big pasted filled rainbow, and I'm certainly not complaining. I adored all the muted colors of the rainbow. Now that fall is here, the New York Uniform is back. No, I'm not talking about the Brooklyn Nets, or the Knicks uniform, I'm talking about the color black. That's right, All black everything! It's simple, it's chic and no matter how dull it may seem, wearing all black is a guarantee you'll end up standing out wherever you spend the…Continue
While the streets were packed with hype beasts and girls trying too hard, Fashion's Night Out was blast! To acquire a Trendsetters point of view photographer Henny and I shadowed the ever so fashionable Gitoo and his friends. They maneuvered their way through the crowded streets of NYC stopping by stores to greet friends, obtain free drinks and souvenirs while just about everyone stopped them to take their photos. The lifestyle of the young and fashionable.
Check out this…
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During the AFROPUNK Festival there were numerous amount of people wearing bindis. I wasn't surprised, over the past couple of months Bindi's have become a fast growing trend amongst the hipster crowd as well as the kids in the grunge scene. Knowing this I was still unclear if wearing a Bindi is, or should be considered offensive or not.…Continue
It’s impossible to say when the first hat was pulled over someone’s head either as protection or for fashion purposes. One of the first hats in History included the Phrygian cap, which became identified later as the 'liberty cap' given to slaves in Greece and Rome when they were made free men. Since then, hats have come and gone as symbols of status, uniform, fashion statements and more. Whether you wear your hats for religious, royal, weather, or fashion purposes, here's to the…Continue
The best thing about personal style is that it's yours, it belongs to you. If you don't like it, change it, switch it up, make it something you'd be proud of. This week I felt like switching things up a bit as well. In an effort to see how the styles of some of my favorite BlackFashion followers has changed by comparing a photo of them then to the now.…Continue
Some people have a perception of style as something or someone right out of the pages of VOGUE magazine: uncomfortable, yet fashionable because the shirt they're wearing costs $800. That's not style. Style is the power to freely express oneself using the clothes from our closet or the curtains you turned into a shirt that looks like it cost hundreds.…