Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

The New Tyra and Naomi: Jordan and Chanel Iman + The Hollis & Ariel Show

In Fashion, Women on October 5, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Clutch Magazine and NY Mag are talking about the new Teen Vogue cover that features arguably today’s top black models.  The magazine gets extra props after putting Native American and New Moon actor Taylor Lautner on their October cover

Now while I love these two new models, I have a problem with the fact that the modeling industry is so unrealistic when it comes to body types that they need teenagers to wear their clothes.  Remember, Chanel Iman started modeling at a very young age.  And does anyone else think that this is too much considering Chanel Iman very much looks her age?

Anyway, at the very least, these two have long careers ahead of them.  Great job Teen Vogue!



The Hollis & Ariel Show

Southern Belles Hollis (Tennessee) and Ariel (Louisiana) have a little fun with a digital camera.  Click photo.


To Weave or Not to Weave (The One Millionth Response to the Question) and other Entertainment News

In Entertainment, Fashion, Uncategorized, Women on September 19, 2009 at 7:21 pm

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With Michelle Obama in the White House and Tyra Banks ripping out her weaves on TV, the issue of how black women wear their hair is more contentious than ever. Hannah Pool takes on the politics of weaves, wigs and relaxers…

Guardian UK

Precious has won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, prompting whispers of future possible Oscar wins.

“When Love is Black”, an article featured on the Black Snob and Essence.com has garnered some interesting comments from readers on the state of black love.  Do you believe, as one of the commenters have suggested, that African-American black women are the only ones defending black love?

Sites I Like

In Entertainment, Fashion on September 4, 2009 at 2:52 am

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Generation Tony Childs has musings on fashion, culture, and politics.  A recent posting on Genevieve Jones has inspired to dig up more info on the “Super Black Socialite” for an upcoming profile on Louisiana women (Ms. Jones is from Baton Rouge, my place of birth).

The Black Socialite, is a blog that profiles a class of African-Americans that many in the media refused to believe existed before Barack and Michelle Obama.  A recent posting has discusses another prominent Louisiana woman, Desiree Rogers.  Scroll down and you’ll see a group photo of escorts from AKA’s most recent beautillion in New Orleans (we’re everywhere!).

55 Secret Street is a black run blog on beauty and fashion.  It regularly features black professionals in the industry with great beauty advice for women of color.  It also shares coupon codes to fashion and beauty sites.


If your boyfriend makes reference to some sort of sex issue or gets all psychological about your relationship, more than likely he is got it from this site.  Naked with Socks On is a sex and relationship blog written by a black New Yorker (if I’m correct).  It’s actually really interesting and the comments to his postings are usually just as interesting to read as the postings themselves.

Black Style: Michelle Fenty

In Fashion on June 21, 2009 at 12:53 am


Michelle Fenty's fashion sense is profiled in the Huffington Post.

Michelle Fenty's fashion sense is profiled in the Huffington Post.

 The Huffington Post’s Style section has been a great resource for covering the Obama women’s (Michelle and members of the administration) style sense.  The paper has covered Michelle Fenty before, but this is a more recent article on her style choices.  She has a very natural, unfussy look a la Joy Bryant.  I love it.  As a fan of Ms. Fenty’s style (and the fact that she is an HBCU grad, extremely smart woman and working mom), here are a few (past) articles on all there is to love about Ms. Fenty.

Inching into the Public Eye“-  Washington Post
Staff Bio– Perkins Coie
Michelle Fenty Feels at Home with Women in Power“- Politico 
Working Women: Michelle Fenty“- ABC 7 News

News and Culture Links

In Fashion, U.S. on June 9, 2009 at 12:23 am



Bethann Hardison is featured in the current ( and beautiful) issue of Arise Magazine, along with Spike Lee and a feature on the new class of young, global Africans referred to as Afropolitans. I found my copy at Barnes & Noble.


Make Fetch Happen features some of the newest ads and editorials featuring black models including Britain’s Jordan Dunn in the new Yves Saint Laurent men’s fragrence ad above. 


The Boston Globe has an article on Chanequa Campbell, a black Harvard senior who is being barred from graduation due to the school linking her to the recent murder of a young man on the campus.  NewsOne questions why the Black Harvard community is staying silent on the issue.


The Root takes on the black civil rights community’s silence on the abortion debate and Dr. Tiller’s murder.