NYC Event Spotlights Beauty Brands for Black Women

On Sunday, August 13th, I attended Project Beauty Expo, a small trade show that is dedicated to spotlighting up-and-coming indie brands that cater to black women. Instead of writing a long blog post of the cool brands that were on display, I created a video with highlights of the show. Check it out on my…

Mixed Race Couples on Marriage and Raising Kids in America

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision, Brides.com released a series of videos featuring multicultural couples discussing race, marriage and raising a mixed family in America. “People are like oh a black lady with a white-looking child, she’s probably not the mom, she’s probably the babysitter or the nanny,” said…

Empire Actress Serayah McNeill Fronts Multicultural Hair Brush Line

Actress Serayah McNeill will be the face of Wet Brush’s new collection called TxturePro, a line of three tools meant to detangle curly, kinky, way and coiled hair. The actress is well-known for her voluminous natural head of curls, and will promote the line which will feature a detangler, extension brush and wave comb. The…

NYFW Recap: SAKU New York

Emerging New York based designer, Lissa Koo, showcased the latest collection from her ready-to-wear brand, SAKU New York, during New York Fashion Week. The items in the collection featured rich blacks that were juxtaposed by pale pinks, whites and greys, creating an interplay of contrast in each piece. Playful ruffles, as well as light, see-though…

VIDEOS: Mister Triple X Wows With 2 Collections At NYFW

Fashion label Mister Triple X by Erik Roset needed not just one, but two days to present its latest collections. Held at the Angel Orensanz Event Space for the Art Hearts Fashion NYFW shows, the FW/17 collection was presented on Friday February 10th, featuring show-stopping metallic hard-wear, bomber jackets and leather attire. The second show,…

Nail Art: CND for Libertine Fall/Winter 2017

The nail artists of CND teamed up with designer Johnson Hartig to create 17 (yes, you heard right, 17!) intricate nail styles for the Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 fashion show. The one-of-a-kind creations were inspired by the decorative and flamboyant style of Romanian gypsies and the handwoven embroidery by Uzbekistani village women. CND Co-founder and Style…

Recap: Leanne Marshall’s Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection

Leanne Marshall’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection featured stunning gowns inspired by medieval times. The medieval theme was even prevalent with the hair styling of the models, who donned low ponytails that were draped with gathered to create a “Rapunzal” effect. Gowns and separates in the collection featured intricate beading, plunging necklines, thigh high slits and plenty…

Recap: Nolcha’s Fall/Winter 2017 “Ones To Watch Show”

Every season, I attend shows during New York Fashion week, and as much as I look forward to seeing the work of top designers, it’s actually more exciting to see the work of rising starts. On Monday afternoon, Nolcha Shows held its “Ones To Watch” presentation, which spotlights emerging brands. I eagerly took my seat…

Unconventional Makeup Trends at Fall 2017 NYFW

Beauty vloggers usually set the tone for unique makeup trends, but fashion week is looking to take back the reign with expressive, unique ways of showcasing everything from eyeliner to brows. Keep reading to see the over-the-top creations making a statement on the runways right now. Unusually Placed Eyeliner Many designers strayed away, far away,…

Andy Hilfiger & Greg Polisseni Debuts New Collection at NYFW

Greg Polisseni and Andy Hilfiger presented their ARTISTIX Harvest collection this past Saturday at The Jane Hotel in New York City. Nineteen looks were presented and evoked military themes that were designed in a chic, wearable styles, with just the right amount of edge. The pieces were inspired by Polisseni’s original paintings, Harvest, and drew…

Khoudia Diop on Embracing her Dark Skin

When Khoudia Diop first burst on the scene, the model’s deep ebony skin immediately caught attention. In an interview with NBC, Diop recalled that she was bullied in school so much that she just stopped going. “I was so ashamed of it that I would spend hours in the shower crying and trying to wash…