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Chantal Biya

The Story Behind the Hair: Contemporary, Repressive Cameroon

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media
Kevin A. Lees

There's so much more to Africa, both good and bad, than Chantal Biya's hair. But you'd never know it from the stories of the last 48 hours in mainstream American media outlets.

Born This Way in Berlin

Rick Jacobs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Jacobs

If you ever wonder what diplomats do or whether a policy goal on an issue like LGBT equality of a U.S. president matters in countries beyond our shores, wonder no more.

Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton & More Get Makeovers (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 08.07.2011 | Style

FLOTUS in Proenza and chunky Alex Wang heels? Hillary Clinton in a perfectly-tailored, Rick Owens evening gown? Cameroon's Chantal Biya in a Gaga-wort...

PHOTOS: W Magazine Doles Out First Lady Wardrobe Advice

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

W magazine's Jenny Comita rounded up our favorite First Ladies and doled out a little fashion advice, naming the designers each one should embrace. T...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama & First Ladies Meet Down On The Farm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Michelle Obama was down on the farm on Friday, along with First Ladies from a bushelful of nations visited the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agricul...

Chantal Biya's Eccentric Style (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Cameroon's First Lady Chantal Biya has undeniably eclectic taste. She's never said no to bold color, lace shirts and shiny skirts. Although she is rep...

Carla Bruni's Bastille Day: French & African First Ladies Attend Military Parade (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Update: Carla's mom and half-sister were there! Check it out below. --- After meeting on Tuesday, French First Lady Carla Bruni and the first ladies...

Carla Bruni, Africa's First Ladies Meet In France: Who Was Best-Dressed? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The First Ladies of a dozen African nations visited Carla Bruni in France on Tuesday, resulting in a First Lady Fashion Convention! Carla wore a littl...

HuffPost's Senior Style Editor Discusses The World's Most Fashionable First Ladies (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Senior Style Editor Anya Strzemien (that's me!) recently appeared on NBC's 'Gossip Gram' with Roseanne Colletti to chat about the world's most fashion...

Michelle Obama Finally Gets Some Serious Competition: Introducing Chantal Biya, First Lady of Cameroon (PHOTOS)

Zandile Blay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Zandile Blay

In Cameroon, the first lady's wardrobe has made her so popular she routinely launches trends and has a hairstyle, the Chantal Biya, named after her.