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Streetwear at Essence Street Style Block Party 2015

Adebukola Ajao | Posted 09.15.2015 | Black Voices
Adebukola Ajao

ESSENCE, a media company dedicated to celebrating African American women, hosted its 2nd annual Essence Street Style Block Party during New York Fashion Week. This event brought out Brooklyn's flyest streetwear. Check it out below!

20 Sensible Fashions for Music Festivals at ONE Musicfest Block Party

Timothy Tukes | Posted 09.03.2015 | Style
Timothy Tukes

Dressing for a day-long music festival can be daunting. Festival goers often ask themselves: Should my outfit be functional or ornamental? Luckily, at the ONE Musicfest Block Party, I spotted 20 sensible fashions that will work and werk! effortlessly at any music festival this season.

Go With the 'Fro

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.27.2015 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I'm not quite ready for a HuffPost reveal, but I love the look. It's got lots of silver in it now, and may never be quite as full as the 'fros of my youth. But it's just right for a woman my age, coming into her midlife powers.

Joseph Erbentraut

Evocative Photo Project Counters Stereotypes Of What It Means To Be Black, Masculine And Stylish | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.08.2015 | Black Voices

For black men, the world of fashion has often been one wrought with stereotypes, misconceptions and images of three-sizes-too-large T-shirts, baggy je...

#WeAreBlackHistory Celebrates Black Heroines Past And Present

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.12.2015 | Black Voices

When it comes to torches of strong Black women civil rights legacies, there are a lot to carry. Fortunately for us there are plenty of contemporar...

Black Girls Killing It Founder Neil Alvin On How He Built a Community for Black Fashionistas

Rana Campbell | Posted 11.09.2014 | Black Voices
Rana Campbell

I chatted with Neil Alvin about the vision behind BGKI, the brand's evolution, business challenges, and future plans.

Russell Simmons: 'I've Done More For Blacks In Fashion And Gay Rights' Than You

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices

In case you missed it, Andre Leon Talley and Russell Simmons are engulfed in a fashion-fueled feud. It all started when ALT told The Grio that Rus...

YSL: So Black Is the New Black

Abe Gurko | Posted 12.08.2012 | Style
Abe Gurko

After years of being assaulted by color and prints, finally, everyone has come to their senses and once again we can safely say, "Black is the new black."

Why Eunice Johnson Never Made The Best-Dressed List

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

We've been pouring over Vanity Fair's 2012 International Best-Dressed List that was released this week, highlighting the sartorial prowess of the worl...

Black Girl Crush Series: Part 2: Darlene & Lizzy Okpo of William Okpo

Marjon Rebecca Carlos | Posted 09.23.2012 | Black Voices
Marjon Rebecca Carlos

Darlene and Lizzy Okpo's diverse origins traverse the savannahs of Nigeria, to the beautiful chaos of the Bronx, to the quaint suburbs of Staten Island, are physical and emotional complements of one another; two sides of a single design objective.

60 Black Music Style Icons

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.07.2013 | Style

When I wasn't playing dress-up or scribbling in journals as a child, you could find me dancing or singing. I watched BET's "Video Soul" and "Planet Gr...

60 Black Music Style Icons

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.31.2012 | Black Voices

When I wasn't playing dress-up or scribbling in journals as a child, you could find me dancing or singing. I watched BET's "Video Soul" and "Planet Gr...

PHOTOS: The New Generation Of Style Stars

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Black Voices

There's a new generation of style stars that have captured our hearts. Solange Knowles, Karen Blanchard of "Where Did U Get That," and Joshua Kiss...

Motown Meets Malawi: Tata Naka Fall 2012

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices

As London Fashion Week officially wrapped up last night, we were left with plenty of amazing collections to be excited about this coming fall. One ...

What in the World is Black Fashion?

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 04.16.2012 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

If you lined up the work of Tracy Reese, Stephen Burrows, and Sammy B., would there be a common thread that could be traced back to their race? The common thread in each of their collections would be a reflection of American fashion. Black Fashion is American Fashion.

Why Whites Still Dictate Black Style!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Henry Adams

Would a newspaper and website like The Jewish Daily Forward hire a Catholic editor? Would The Advocate engage a straight person as executive director...

Fashionistas of Black America, Quit Dissin' Lady Obama's Style

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Yvonne R. Davis

Instead of complaining about why Mrs. Obama did not wear a black designer's dress to the inaugural festivities, take the opportunity to send your samples to the First Lady.