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Rue 114 Now Known As xo ASANTE Launches New Collection, "African Barbie"

Erika Hardison | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

What happens when you mix African inspired prints and mix it with curves with bold patterns? You get an eccentric and beautiful collection that will s...

Naomi Sims

Yvonna Russell | Posted 02.25.2016 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Naomi Sims blazed a trail as one of the first African American supermodels. The 5' 10" dark skinned goddess broke through the fashion industry color ...

Dear Internet Trolls, This Black Model's Lips Are Beautiful

Dana Oliver | Posted 02.19.2016 | Style
Dana Oliver

When brands like MAC highlight the beauty of black women, it makes a powerful statement and takes a huge step toward eliminating a monolithic standard of beauty. To the Internet trolls, I say have several seats and bask in this #BlackGirlMagic.

Herieth Paul Is Maybelline’s Newest Face And We're SO EXCITED.

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.12.2016 | Style

Model Herieth Paul is Maybelline's newest global spokesmodel, and we couldn't be more excited. She joins Jourdan Dunn as one of Maybelline's faces of ...

20 Times Fashion Got It Right This Year

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Style

The past year has been a great one for diversity in the fashion industry. In September we started the hashtag #NYFW4ALL during New York Fashion Week ...

This Inspiring 10-Year-Old Will Put A Smile On Your Face

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.11.2015 | Style

If you've haven't already fallen in love with April Star, here's yet another chance. The 10-year-old model, who was diagnosed with vitiligo at age 6, ...

These Bold Beauty Collages Are An Unexpected Style Inspiration

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Style

Our hair has affectionately been referred to as our crowning glory -- and for good reason. No matter its color, length or texture, our tresses sit ato...

Between The Catwalk And The Consumer: Fashion’s Growing Diversity Gap

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Style

LONDON, United Kingdom — Bethann Hardison remembers the days when, before every New York Fashion Week, “Casting directors would send out notices t...

This Magazine Is Poised To Fill A Huge Void For Black Women

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Style

For black women, the magazine newsstand is yet another sad representation of the blatant lack of diversity that plagues the fashion and beauty industr...

How The Fashion Industry Is Failing Black Models

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.17.2015 | Style

Getting cast in runway shows isn't the only challenge black models deal with during Fashion Week. If they do become one of the few brown faces booked,...

Natural Hair Moments At Fashion Week That Made Us Shout For Joy

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.20.2015 | Style

New York Fashion Week is not over yet but it's time to take a moment and applaud all the natural hairstyles that have appeared at the Spring 2016 show...

Iman Opens Up About Deeply Upsetting Career Moment

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style

Supermodel icon Iman took the stage at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday for "Fashion Icons," a 90-minute moderated interview where virtually no topic is o...

41 Years Later, Beverly Johnson Reflects On Being Vogue's First Black Cover Model

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.09.2015 | Style

We've got to say, one of the best ways to promote a memoir about your illustrious career as a supermodel is at a major New York City venue with a live...

Teen Vogue's August Cover Features Three Models Of Color And The World Rejoices

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.08.2015 | Style

What's better than one black cover model? Three black cover models. Teen Vogue is receiving some much-deserved fanfare after revealing its August cov...

Black Model Is 'Tired Of Apologizing For [Her] Blackness'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Style

Model Nykhor Paul is fed up with the fashion world and is making her feelings known. The South Sudanese model posted an open letter on her Instagr...

Vogue Paris Features Its First Black Cover Model In 5 Years

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Style

We don't know if we should be happy or sad to share that Liya Kebede has landed the May 2015 cover of Vogue Paris, because it marks the first time in ...

This Video Is Funny But It Will Make You Think Seriously About Fashion Diversity

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Style

We're fully aware there is a lack of diversity within the fashion industry. There are hardly any black designers, the runway is almost completely whit...

Black Supermodel Wants To 'Ignore' Fashion's Racism Problem

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

Malaika Firth is one of the few black models that have experienced soaring success in fashion -- an industry that is notorious for its lack of diversi...

Diane Von Furstenberg Pens Powerful Letter To Fashion Industry

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Style

New York Fashion Week is days away and if it's up to Diane von Furstenberg, we'll be seeing a lot more diversity when it comes to the models who will ...

2015 Is Shaping Up To Be The Best Year In Campaigns Ever

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Style

2015 is shaping up to be the year of brilliant ad campaigns. First, of course, there was Joan Didion for Céline, followed immediately by Joni MItc...

Naomi And Jourdan Land Major Campaign

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Black Voices

Burberry definitely knows how to put together a supermodel dream team and are proving it yet again in its newest campaign. After tapping Kate Moss...

Why The Ashish Runway Show Is Much More Than A Kimye Sweatshirt

Dana Oliver | Posted 11.17.2014 | Style
Dana Oliver

As one of the very few black women working in this field, it pains me to see how little we are represented on the catwalk, front row and backstage.

'I've Learned To Love What Makes Me Me'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.11.2014 | Style

It's not hard to spot Nikia Phoenix in a magazine spread or on the runway. The model has a look that you just can't forget thanks to her stunning frec...

LOOK: Fashion Icon Celebrated At Fab Dance Party

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices

The 2014 Council of the Fashion Designers of America Awards (aka the Fashion Oscars) are tonight, but one of its biggest honorees celebrated early. ...

Is THIS America's Next Black Supermodel?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Black Voices

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 ...