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“In My Skin I Win” Shaun Ross Moves Us With Powerful TED Talk About Modeling

April 23rd, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From StyleBlazer 

Shaun Ross breaks his journey down for TED Talks intimate audience. The 22-year-old model was asked to speak about his “In My Skin I Win” campaign and being a model. He did just that but also talked about “controlling his light” and the importance of self-motivated, self-confidence.

Here’s a soundbite:

When I was approached to do modeling, I never would have thought that I could have been a model because I –in my mind, the way how society had painted it for me– I’m completely wrong. I’m not acceptable and I’m not beautiful. So after becoming a model in the industry and being excepted slowly.. I’m talking about like turtle slow… I started to see things shift a little and it really started to inspire me in a lot of different ways… There’s something out there in this world that I could never grasp, I have a duty and if I stuck to it I can make a difference.

 

See Shaun Ross’ TED talk at StyleBlazer.com 

[Photos] Solange Woos Us In The Ground Magazine Japanese-Themed Editorial

April 16th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Solange Woos Us In The Ground Magazine Japanese Themed Editorial

Seiji Fujimori

This past weekend, Solange stunned the crowd with her dance moves alongside big sis Beyonce at the California Coachella Festival. Instead of taking a break, Solange decided to take her fans to the East for an Asian inspired editorial spread. Shooting for a magazine called, The Ground, Solange was styled in Japanese fashion by Nick Nelson and shot by Seiji Fujimori. The focus of the spread  centered around Solange’s activism for civil rights, family life and her career. Here are a few highlights from the interview:

Thoughts on civil rights in the United States

 “Justice for Trayvon Martin. Is this not what our ancestors, grandfathers and fathers fought for? Now, I will be fighting for my son.”

Her Childhood

 “My parents encouraged me to be a free-thinking, free spirit[ed] person. Sure, I caused some trouble once in a while, but when I think back on my childhood, I have great memories. I was lucky.”

Her Thoughts On Performing As Independent Artist

“A little, but as I walk on stage, the first thing I do is look around and take it all in. In that moment, there’s no time to be nervous because it’s just overwhelming to realize that music has connected me to so many people. I’ve also just implemented a super, cheesy, backstage ritual. Before we go on stage, the band stand[s] around in a circle and spell out, ‘Let’s Have Fun’. It’s all about making the experience enjoyable for everyone, which is one of the freedoms of being an independent artist.”

We love how personable Solange is! Check out her gorgeous photos on the next page.

Seiji Fujimori

Seiji Fujimori

[Photos] From Sudan To The Runway: Happy Birthday Alek Wek!

April 16th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Alek Wek has prowess. Not only has the Sudanese supermodel paved the way for black high fashion models everywhere, but she commands your attention in a photo. No matter what your opinion about her, you WILL remember that face.

Her career has spanned over almost a decade beginning in 1995 when she was discovered in London and has blown up to epic proportions ever since having walked for Victoria’s Secret, Chanel and Givenchy. She has also been on the cover of numerous magazines like ELLEVogue and Glamour magazine. And at her newly minted age of 37, she is still one of the most iconic models to ever do it.

Read more about Alek Wek’s birthday at StyleBlazer.com 

Fashion Killa! June Ambrose’s Top 10 Style Moments

April 9th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Ok, so in case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little bit obsessed with June Ambrose. The celebrity stylist and social media superstar is one of our favorite people because of her constant positivity and her endless flow of enviable looks, 1o of which we’ve compiled here for some afternoon happiness.

Just perusing through June’s Instagram–and with more than eight thousand photos, she’s a pretty prolific ‘grammer–can turn your frown upside down in a matter of minutes. That’s why this gloomy Tuesday we decided to add a little June to our spring, and look back at some of the stylist’s best fashion moments to cheer us up.

Aside from styling and creating custom items of clothing for famous faces like Jay Z*–she’s worked with him for 17 years and did his first music video–Mariah Carey, Will Smith, and Ciara, it seems like June is popping up all over the place promoting her fashion knowledge, from TV appearances, to awards shows, to events–she most recently made an appearance at Howard University in DC (see below) as part of the Harlem Fashion Row Conversations With… series presented by McCafe.

Read more about June Ambrose at StyleBlazer.com 

You Grown Huh? Celebrity Kids Who Dress Like Adults

April 7th, 2014 - By Julia Austin
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Source: WENN

We miss the good old days when toddlers wore leggings with dinosaur prints on them and ribbons in their hair, but we’re not mad at these cute little celebrity kids who dress like adults. Fashion mags be on the lookout for these future stars!

Angela Simmons Stuns In ‘Cultured Starved’ Photoshoot

April 3rd, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Bukunmi Grace/Culture Starved

 

From StyleBlazer 

Looks like Angela Simmons has kept busy posing for fashion magazines as of lately. And her photo shoot is for Culture Starved, an online publication geared towards rising artists.

While Simmons is no unfamiliar face, the 26-year-old looks like new money posing in front of an old Beetle Convertible and trailer. Shot by Bukunmi Grace, the photos have a smokey feel and accentuate her child-like features. She promoted the piece on herInstagram page, making sure to shout-out all the glam squad members involved.

Read more about Angela Simmons at StyleBlazer.com 

3 Ways To Wear: Radiant Orchid, Nighttime Edition

March 18th, 2014 - By Loren Lee
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“A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones,” Pantone boasts of their 2014 Color of the Year. We couldn’t agree more! With a few daytime outfits featuring radiant orchid already created, we decided to style those same punchy pants, mesmerizing accessories, and bold dress for evening.

Read on to see 3 outfits perfect for tackling your nighttime obligations in style.

radiant orchid, night 3

Radiating Accessories

Perk up a neutral look with attention-grabbing radiant orchid accessories. Here, we chose a crocodile embossed clutch and a highly pigmented lipstick. And yes, lipstick is an accessory.

For a match made in heaven, pair with high-waist printed shorts and a sleeveless blouse with a jeweled neckline. Pick up the sheen of the silky top with metallic heels. A fab pointed toe option flatters all. This date night look is failure-proof.

Clutch, Gigi New York – $105 /  Top, Dorothy Perkins – $49  / Shorts, Reiss – $104 / Lipstick, Sephora – $18 / Heels, Aldo – $56.46

3 Ways To Wear: Radiant Orchid, Daytime Edition

March 18th, 2014 - By Loren Lee
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Each spring we’re all about creating a fresh start, especially if that means making room for new pieces in our wardrobes. With loads of seasonal trends to chose from – leatherfaux furkelly green, and animal print to name a few – this time we’ve decided to invest in a trend that has yearlong staying power (at least according to the people over at Pantone). Yes, we think Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Color of the Year, is up to the task.

Gain inspiration from three outfits styled with deep shades of Radiant Orchid and sunlit adventures in mind. Vivid add-ons, a bright pant, and a vibrant dress ensure there’s a look catered for every comfort zone. Whether you prefer pops of the hue, or you’re confident enough to rock the color head-to-toe, we got you. What are you waiting for? Radiant Orchid is waiting for you…

radiant orchid, day 5

Office Official

A gorgeous shift dress is upgraded when doused in radiant orchid. The bold color and piping detail are extremely flattering.

We suggest keeping the rest of the color palette in neutral territory. An olive trench with matching black piping and a fresh floral loafer is a great alternative to wearing heels. Simple black and gold studs and a rich brown satchel tie the look together. Let’s hear it for the stylish employee of the month!

Dress, Target -$29.99 / Trench Coat, W118 – $125 / Bag, LeftoverStudio’s Etsy – $125 / Earrings, Charlotte Russe – $6 / Shoes, Forever 21 – $14.80

3 Ways To Wear: Covetable Kelly Green, Nighttime Edition

March 11th, 2014 - By Loren Lee
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It ain’t easy being kelly green, but we’ve found an amazing trouser, an embellished clutch, and a gorgeous dress in the underestimated hue. Earlier we styled the look for daytime, but now we’re ready to ease the trend into evening with darker pairings, luxe hardware, and heels that are a little closer to the heavens. Click on to find looks appropriate for a mature St. Patty’s evening or suitable for stepping out any night of the week.

Kelly Green, Night 1

 

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Teach a lesson on minimalistic style with this look. Classic shape meets refreshing color with a pair of kelly green trousers. Pair these tailored beauties with a funky striped blouse, a chic bag, chunky heel, and small earrings. Keep the add-ons in a dark hue like black to let the pants really pop.

Kelly Green Pant, River Island – $60 / Blouse, Wallis – $40 / Heels, Zara – $79.90 / Purse, DailyLook – $49.99 / Earrings, Tory Burch – $88

HuffPo Says This Is The Ugliest Dress They’ve Ever Seen…And They’re Probably Right

March 11th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Source: WENN

When I look at Jessica White’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Dress all I can think about is what a travesty it is for someone so beautiful and so connected to the fashion world to walk out of her house and onto a red carpet like this and honestly think she looks good.

We likely wouldn’t have stumbled upon this horrendous gem if it hadn’t been for the Huffington Post and their hilariously clever headline regarding this ensemble; although I will say instead of writing “This Could Be The Ugliest Dress We’ve Ever Seen,” they should’ve made it definitive and admitted this is the ugliest dress they’ve ever seen. We know it certainly is for us. Unfortunately for Jessica — and our eyes — this is just one of many fashion faux paus the 29-year-old model has made over the course of her time in the spotlight, though we have to say this Nicolas Jebran gown may just take the cake as her worst fashion choice ever. Or, maybe we just lack the eye for high-fashion design that’s needed to appreciate a dress like this…

What do you think about Jessica White’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Dress?