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Naomi Sims: 'Black Is Beautiful' Trailblazer

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Black Voices

In celebration of Black History Month we're looking back at groundbreaking moments in fashion, beauty and beyond. There are plenty of firsts, little-k...

Naomi Sims' 1920s Style

The Huffington Post | Amanda McGowan | Posted 12.06.2012 | Style

Naomi Sims had an unlikely rise to the top. She came from a troubled home, spent time in foster care and was ostracized by her peers for her height (s...

Naomi Sims Shows Us How To Wear Blue Eyeliner

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.02.2012 | Style

Blue eyeliner isn't easy to pull off. When done right, it can make your eye color really pop. When done wrong, it can look like a bad '80s flashback. ...

25 Black Models Who Broke Barriers

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Before Chanel Iman appeared on the covers of American Vogue and Italian Elle, and before Jourdan Dunn became the first black model to walk Prada's run...

Good Hair? Bad Hair? Great Style!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The varied and imaginative ways African Americans dress their hair represents a high-point of human creativity that's dependency, the very quintessence of style.

Robin Givhan: Describing Naomi Sims As A Supermodel Is A Huge Disservice

TheRoot.com | Robin Givhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

But describing Sims as a supermodel seems like a huge disservice, considering that the term is now applied to any waifish and wan young woman who mana...

Naomi Sims, 'First Black Supermodel,' Dead At 61 (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post via New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The New York Times reports that model Naomi Sims died on Saturday at age 61. The cause of death was cancer. Sims was considered the "first black supe...