[Pics] ‘Chewing Gum’ Star Michaela Coel Stuns in Interview Magazine

You might know Michaela Coel from her show, Chewing Gum (available in the US on Netflix). And well, they don’t always put her in the most flattering or sophisticated outfits – it’s on purpose for the laughs, but sometimes I... Continue Reading

Marc Jacobs: ‘I Shouldn’t Be Criticized for Copying Black Styles Because Black Women Straighten Their Hair’

Marc Jacobs found himself at the center of another controversy after his fashion show featured models in pastel faux-dreadlocks. Many took to social media to express annoyance, particularly because Jacobs credited Boy George, Marilyn Manson, Lana Wachowski, Harajuku girls and... Continue Reading

[Pics] Despite ‘Multiracial Only’ Casting Call, Yeezy Fashion Show Featured Black Models of All Colors

Today, fashion media has absolutely blasted Kanye West for the execution of his Yeezy Season 4 show, and with good reason – an inconvenient location at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, models standing long hours in 80+ degree weather,... Continue Reading

[Pics] Plus-Sized Black Women Use #WeWearWhatWeWant to Express Their Style Uninhibited

When Vintage Honey (@thesoulasylum) relayed a story on Twitter of a black woman mocking a plus-sized woman of color for wearing a minidress, Simone Mariposa had to say something. In an interview with Today, Mariposa recalls how she came up... Continue Reading

Teyonah Parris Paired a Gown with a Satin Head Wrap on the Red Carpet and CRUSHED It

Teyonah Parris always looks absolutely gorgeous, whether she’s on the red carpet, at a photoshoot, or out and about. But lately she has been slaying to the tenth power. Her effortless combination of chic sensibilities with Black American/African-inspired couture is... Continue Reading

20 Black Women Who Wore Dashikis Instead of Halloween Costumes for #DashikiDay and SLAYED

While the rest of the world was preoccupied with Halloween costumes, #DashikiDay was taking over Instagram, filling timelines with an array of vivid colors draped against brown skin. The #DashikiDay movement, which grew through word of mouth on social media, encouraged African Americans... Continue Reading

6 Awesome Shirts for Naturals to Rock This Season (and Beyond!)

I love printed t-shirts, and not necessarily because I want other people to read them. There’s something cool about being able to track pop culture through clothing, and that’s exactly what they do. I still have Rainbow Brite and Tinkerbell... Continue Reading