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Zandile Blay

Bally Was Here: The Luxury Brands' Presence At The First Everest Climb

Zandile Blay | Posted 07.29.2013 | Style
Zandile Blay

Of all the things mountaineer Tenzing Norgay must have been grateful for as he topped Mount Everest, it may very well have been luxury shoes.

Luck Be A Hotel: Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa's 10-Year Streak

Zandile Blay | Posted 06.17.2013 | New York
Zandile Blay

By the dawn of 2012 the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa had settled nicely into its reputation as a successful leader with a lions share of Atlantic City's gambling and hotel market.

Africa Style Profiles: Roberta Annan, Africa Co-Chair, World Fashion Development Program

Zandile Blay | Posted 03.04.2013 | Style
Zandile Blay

Roberta Annan's efforts mark her as a general in the growing army of distinguished professionals elevating African fashion from a series of spectacular runway shows to a legitimate industry.

Black Women (And Men) Discuss The Stereotypes Behind Their Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

It's time we get to the root of it all... literally!

PHOTOS: 'Generations Of Style' Campaign

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Black Voices

In celebration of Mother's Day, the clothing company Calypso St. Barth decided to feature a select group of fashion-loving daughters and moms to model...

Dispatch From Africa: Day 4 at ARISE Magazine Fashion Week

Zandile Blay | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Zandile Blay

Unlike NYFW and it's European counterparts, ARISE Magazine Fashion Week kept its audience captive in daily shows that generally started at 6 p.m. and ended at 1 a.m. and featured up to 22 designers a day.

Dispatch From Africa: Day 3 at ARISE Magazine Fashion Week

Zandile Blay | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Zandile Blay

As designer after designer took a bow -- I found myself doing something I usually refrain from at fashion shows -- giving applause. I was as proud of them as they were of their continent.

Dispatch From Africa: Day 2 At ARISE Magazine Fashion Week

Zandile Blay | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Zandile Blay

Those keeping their eyes fixed solely on the catwalk saw why the wait was worth it: a collective of talented young designers who are redefining African fashion.

Dispatch From Africa: Day 1 at ARISE Magazine Fashion Week

Zandile Blay | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Zandile Blay

Could a country that could barely provide consistent energy sufficiently lead development in Africa's fashion industry? Is ARISE truly the brand that can guide in that development?

From Carpenter to Calvin Klein Model? Matthew Terry Explains It All

Zandile Blay | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Zandile Blay

The Calvin Klein billboard which has broken taboos, elevated the brand, and sparked the careers of Hintnaus, Wahlberg and Bergen before him -- is about to change it all for him too.

Between a Rock and a Haute Place: Reviewing a Collection You'd Love to Loathe

Zandile Blay | Posted 04.22.2012 | Style
Zandile Blay

This rookie's show may not have delivered the polish of a Michael Kors or the production of a Diane Von Furstenberg, but for all it's lows it had achieved the ultimate high: connecting with an audience.

Zandile Blay, Ghanaian Native, Was The First Fashion Writer In A Family Of Political Journalists

StyleLikeU | Posted 05.27.2011 | Style
StyleLikeU

"I must admit, I am kind of tacky. I am kind of like a Vegas show girl," Zandile Blay said during our interview, but it couldn't be farther from the t...

Where Do Women Go After Working At Vogue?

Zandile Blay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Zandile Blay

Since exiting the magazine industry, Khirma Eliazov is now doing what countless Vogue alumni have: launched an eponymous fashion line.

Tyra Banks Launches Online Magazine: Don't Roll Your Eyes

Zandile Blay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Zandile Blay

Unlike your average women's magazine Tyra: Inside & Out will have one very unique element: Tyra, whose insides and outs will undoubtedly be featured every single day.

My Close Celebrity Encounter with Heidi Klum At New York Fashion Week

Zandile Blay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Zandile Blay

I had confused the icy stares and warnings she doles out to Project Runway contestants on television with the reception she would give in person.

The Best Trend During This Fashion Week? Innovation

Zandile Blay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Zandile Blay

After your fifth time on the fifth day of watching the same models walk up and down the runway you have a shocking epiphany: you don't really see the clothes.