T: The New York Times Style Magazine Celebrates The Beauty of Afros

August 24, 2011  |  

Esperanza Spalding by Alice O’Malley. Photo courtesy of T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Don’t you just love when mainstream magazines that try and portray black and African culture ACTUALLY use black and African people? Refreshing, right? And this time, it’s even more refreshing because you don’t have to track down a European magazine to see spreads like this, instead, you just need to check out the fall issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Scratch the idea of searching through the magazine, if you just gaze at the cover of the issue you’ll be delighted to see Esperanza Spalding on the cover in all her afro-ed up glory (there’s also an awesome feature about her after the spread). Go inside the pages and you’ll find Solange Knowles, the ladies of Les Nubians and Corrine Bailey Rae also donning their afros in uber-expensive evening gowns by the likes of Bottega Veneta and Donna Karan. We loves it, especially since so many everyday women are letting their big hair fly, so it’s nice to see faces in, and on the cover of big-name magazines that are doing and promoting similar styles. #winning

By the way, all photos shown are by Alice O’Malley and are courtesy of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Enjoy!

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  • I went back to wearing an Afro just last week…immediately some of my friends called me, Angela Davis! LOL. Some people give me admiring looks….some of the sistas(I hate to say it) ROLLed their eyes!!!
    One event that I went to, the woman said to me, "Afro-Power!". We both had a good laugh!

  • Caesar

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  • yadi

    Les Nubians sistera are finger-waggin FIERCE!!!

  • Guest

    Natural hair is pretty on dark-skinned women too….justa sayin'

  • NEWHAIR5000

    FINALLY!!! people are starting to notice what most black people have know all along-the 'FRO IS BEAUTIFUL!!.

  • Baron

    All these sistas are gorgeous. I’d love to see this look make a large scale comeback.

    Also, Esperanza Spalding is very awesome. 🙂

  • Savannah Alyse

    Can't wait for my 'fro to get that big!!! Just cut my perm out a little after Christmas, but it's grown a lot! About as tall as my thumb and it's really curly. My hair type is 4b, if you know what i mean. LOL

  • Deeana

    Just beautiful. I love it.

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