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We Love Black Ballerinas & The 'Brown Girls Do Ballet' Instagram Account (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 1:22 PM

Every little girl wants to be a ballerina at some point in their life, right? Well, I was definitely one of them. My love for the elegant dance form was immeasurable -- I took classes five days a week, performed in the Nutcracker every winter and even danced with a...

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Jourdan Dunn Is The New Face Of Maybelline, Proving She's Definitely Born With It

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 8:06 AM

Well done, Jourdan Dunn! The British supermodel has been named the newest spokeswoman for Maybelline New York.

And when it comes to the famed cosmetic brand's tagline -- "Maybe She's Born With It. Maybe It's Maybelline" --we're going to say that Jourdan was definitely born with it!

"Jourdan's look, style and positive energy are perfect for the Maybelline New York brand," said Jerome Bruhat, global brand president of Maybelline New York, as reported by Vogue UK. "She truly reflects Maybelline's vision of global beauty."

And while the 23-year-old can now add this to a growing list of stellar gigs, which include being the face of YSL’s Touche Éclat concealer, CK One’s Red fragrance, Burberry Beauty and DKNY, just to name a few -- this major moment isn't lost on the star.

"It is an honor to be a spokesperson for such an iconic brand. I am proud to say that I am a Maybelline girl and hopefully I can make people feel the same way I did when I saw the advertisements growing up," Jourdan said in a statement. "The brand imagery is always beautiful and positive. To now be a part of that is a dream come true!"

Her first role for Maybelline will be fronting the brand's Go Extreme mascara with print and television ads that will hit the market sometime this month. We can't wait!...

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Taylor Schilling, Solange Knowles And More Celebs Show Us How To Wear This Season's New 'It' Shoe

(9) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 2:56 PM

There are so many lust-worthy items popping up this spring -- wearable crop tops, Birkenstocks and blinged-out chokers, just to name a few. Now thanks to a slew of Hollywood starlets rocking Stuart Weitzman's "Nudist" sandal, we're definitely adding the new "It"...

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Riley Montana Might Be Fashion's Next Black Supermodel, And For Good Reason

(13) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 8:44 AM

When we spotted Riley Montana alongside Erykah Badu in Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, we thought: where did this brown beauty come from? The fashion industry is infamous for it's lack of diversity, so we were stunned when the ad debuted.

It turns out that Riley...

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Young Black Men Debunk Negative Racial Stereotypes In Awesome Music Video

(79) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 2:21 PM

A group of young Black and Latino men are letting the world know that they are far from the image of violent, uneducated and unkempt individuals that the media often makes them out to be.

Dressed in suits, button-down shirts and bow ties while serving plenty of...

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The Stars On This Week's Best-Dressed List Deserve A Standing Ovation

(6) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 5:11 PM

We'd like to offer a standing ovation for the stars who landed on our best-dressed list this week. Mena Suvari impressed us in a perfect warm-weather ensemble, while Rashida Jones reminded us about the power of metallic pumps. However, it was Kristen Wiig who donned a sassy leather adorned ensemble...

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We Can't Believe The Fashion Fails On This Week's Worst-Dressed List

(66) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 4:41 PM

This week's worst-dressed list was a true lesson in what not to wear. A handful of our favorite celebrities simply ignored good sense and stepped out in some of the most bizarre outfits we've seen. However, there are definitely a few rules of thumb the ladies can takeaway from these...

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South Sudanese Models Tell A Powerful Story In Mike Mellia's Newest Photo Exhibition

(4) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 3:24 PM

At first glance Mike Mellia's portraits of top models Nykhor Paul, Ajak Deng, Ataui Deng and Eligha Ojoko are stunning portraits of the African beauties that could easily run in any fashion magazine. However, a closer look reveals something more than skin deep.

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Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Marie Claire Cover In Cute Frock & New Hairdo (PHOTOS)

(19) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 10:34 AM

The ink has barely dried on Lupita Nyong'o's historic Lancôme partnership deal, and she's already celebrating another fab feat. The Academy Award-winning star has landed one of Marie Claire's five May covers, along with fellow actresses Elle Fanning, Kate Mara, Emilia Clarke and Elizabeth...

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8 Style And Beauty Lessons We Learned From Billie Holiday

(7) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 1:43 PM

Today marks what would have been Billie Holiday's 99th birthday. It's hard to believe the legendary songstress who gave us iconic hits like "Strange Fruit" and "Lady Sings the Blues" was just 44 years old when she passed away.

However, Lady Day's legacy is still as strong...

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Coogi Is Making A Comeback, Are You Ready To Start Rocking The Colorful Sweaters Again?

(16) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 10:57 AM

Time to break out your Coogi! The clothing brand known for its crazy colorful sweaters and 90's hip-hop hype is making a comeback.

According to The New York Times, the Australian label, which was founded in 1969 and immortalized by the likes of rapper Notorious...

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Brandy Is Loving Her New Afro And So Are We (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 4:05 PM

We love Afros around these parts -- the voluminous halos of hair are just so darn lovely. So we were super excited to see that Brandy is rocking the retro look.

The singer/actress debuted the 'do on Thursday before appearing on "The Queen Latifah Show." And she's...

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Lupita Nyong'o Is The New Face Of Lancome, Proving Yet Again She Is THE Woman

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 8:23 AM

Lupita Nyong'o is the new face of Lancôme! #MAJOR

The French cosmetic and skincare company announced the exciting news Friday morning that the 31-year-old will be its new brand ambassador and star in ads launching this September.

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Lupita Nyong'o Is The New Face Of Lancome, Proving Yet Again She Is THE Woman

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 8:23 AM

Lupita Nyong'o is the new face of Lancôme! #MAJOR

The French cosmetic and skincare company announced the exciting news Friday morning that the 31-year-old will be its new brand ambassador and star in ads launching this September.

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Lupita Nyong'o Is The New Face Of Lancome, Proving Yet Again She Is THE Woman

(157) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 8:23 AM

Lupita Nyong'o is the new face of Lancôme! #MAJOR

The French cosmetic and skincare company announced the exciting news Friday morning that the 31-year-old will be its new brand ambassador and star in ads launching this September.

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17 Reasons Why The 'Bearded And Black' Tumblr Page Is Totally Awesome (PHOTOS)

(7) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 3:20 PM

If you haven't already noticed, beards are back! Well, they really didn't go anywhere but the whiskered look is definitely enjoying quite the resurgence. In fact, the New York Times calls the look a "scruffy fashion statement" that has grown from it's trendy roots in Brooklyn to corporate...

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Cipriana Quann, Urban Bush Babes Editor-In-Chief, Steals Our Heart Again On Vogue.Com

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 10:02 AM

We've been girl crushing on Cipriana Quann for a while now. The co-founder and editor-in-chief of Urban Bush Babes knows how to pull together a killer ensemble, her coconut and olive oiled skin is practically flawless and her natural hair is a moment in...

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Marie Claire Praises Kendall Jenner For Rocking 'New Epic' Cornrows, Incites Twitter Outrage

(621) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Marie Claire found itself in the middle of a Twitter firestorm on Wednesday, after the magazine tweeted a picture of Kendall Jenner wearing her hair partially cornrowed and praising the style as being "bold" and "epic."

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Joy Bryant's New Clothing Line Is Not What You'd Expect But It's Still Pretty Cute

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 8:53 AM

Joy Bryant is adding her name to a growing list of models getting into the fashion design game. While we're still flipping over the fact that supermodel Naomi Campbell is launching a collection, we now have Ms. Bryant's offerings to swoon over.

Basic...

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We Can't Stop Staring At Solange, Erykah Badu And Ledisi's Stunning Essence Covers

(10) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 4:09 PM

We literally can't take our eyes off of Essence magazine's May issue. Maybe because the glossy decided to tap three of the most beautiful songstesses and style stars around -- Solange, Erykah Badu and Ledisi-- to grace three separate and super stunning...

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