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9 Times White Folks Tried To Claim A Black Trend As Their Own

November 4th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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When you consider the fact this country was founded on the principle of taking from others who had already been there and done that, it’s really not surprising that this behavior is still going on today, in smaller, more passive ways. Oh, don’t get it twisted the government is still figuratively raping and pillaging but that’s another story for another day.

What I’m talking about are the micro ways in which fashion magazines. pop culture websites and mainstream culture adopts vernacular, dances, hair and fashion trends from the Black community and pretends they’ve stumbled upon a new trend. It happens quite often.

Check out a few examples on the following pages.

And for more on this topic, check out the trailer for “Bleaching Black Culture,” which is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon now.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: What’s Hot, What’s Not In Pop Culture Trends

July 8th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Everything in life has an expiration date. Sometimes it sticks with us for years — even decades, and other times we are super quick to get rid of it. Can you think of a fad you loved and hated? Here’s a quick list of some pop culture trends both on the rise and their way out.

Cornrows, Twerking, And Other Trends White People Think They Started

April 4th, 2014 - By Zainab Karim
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Black people are the originators of cool. We know this. But somewhere along the lines an Anglo-Saxon always comes along trying to steal something we started and claim it as there’s. Here are 10 trends white people think they started, but know good and well they didn’t.

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When Miley Cyrus decided to ditch her home-cooked country scene and dash onto the pop scene, she became even more popular. Then she started twerking and everyone (mostly non-black people) looked to her as if she invented the dance move. Wrong! In all honestly she doesn’t even do it justice.

3 Ways To Wear: Fabulous Faux Fur, Nighttime Edition

February 25th, 2014 - By Loren Lee
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Faux fur is all over the runways, red carpets, and decorating street style stars. We gave you the deets on how to style this luxe textile for daytime earlier, but now we’re here to talk about how to wear faux fur after sundown. We’ve got three different items sure to please faux fur-wearing newbies and seasoned pros alike. Scroll down and click on for real inspiration.

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Be honest with yourself from the beginning and admit it: You were born to stand out. An army green anorak jacket goes glam with a detachable fur collar. For a utilitarian chic feel, slip it over a wine jumpsuit and bold earrings like this lion pair. A see-through clutch and strapping heels complete the outfit. Remember to rock the fur collar even after you check your coat.

Coat with Detachable Collar, Forever 21 -$37.99 / Jumpsuit, Dorothy Perkins – $39 / Earrings, ASOS – $19.76 / Clutch, Nasty Gal – $50 / Heels, Shoemint – $79.89

The Top 10 Fashion Trends Of 2013

December 27th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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From StyleBlazer

Whether you kicked off your 2013 with a pair of lucite heels, or you stocked up on a pair of leather jogging pants, many of these fashionable trends were a hit his year!

Believe it or not, we are approaching the finish line for another 365 days and it’s time to take a look back at what were the most awesome style trends of 2013. Thankfully, many of the looks that were on everybody’s wish lists might just make it into the new year — all it takes is a little bit of adaptation and imagination.

Check out our picks for the 10 best style trends of 2013!

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Spring Into These Affordable Summer Beauty Trends For 2013

May 18th, 2013 - By Candace Smith
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Memorial Day Weekend is just around the bend. Soon you’ll be having fun in 80 degree weather (if you’re not already), trying hard to mask sweat stains and stay cool. In the meantime, before you find yourself trotting in the aisles of your nearest drug store, take note of the latest in this year’s spring into summer beauty trends!

Fashionable Racism? Zara’s Black Figurine Necklace is Turning Heads

May 15th, 2013 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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From BlackVoices

This is seriously getting ridiculous. Just yesterday we wrote about Pakistani designer Aamna Aqeel’s “Be My Slave” photo shoot, which showed a white model being waited on by a small black boy, and now we’ve just learned that the store Zara apparently thinks slavery is trendy too.

Huff Post blogger and culture critic/DJ/visual artist, Amanda Seales, brought our attention to a Zara necklace adorned with both gold faces and dark black faces with bright red lips that closely resemble slave and other historically racial-insensitive figures.



Work It!: 2013’s Top 10 Areas For Innovation

January 16th, 2013 - By C. Cleveland
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I’m so excited to launch the newest business column on Madame Noire: “Work It!” Every month we’ll dive into emerging trends, the future of work, and the innovative ways businesswomen are updating how they do business. The nature of work is changing at a rapid pace. Follow “Work It” to get a head start on what the future holds and shake up business as usual to take on this new era.

To establish the “Work It” circle of trust, I’m giving up one my most guarded, secret business weapons: JWTIntelligence. The think tank of one the world’s best-known marketing communications brands, JWTIntelligence’s gift for predicting trends would make Dionne’s psychic friends gag with envy. JWT has released 100 things to watch in 2013. We’re counting down the top ten trends you should be thinking about.

5 Popular and Easy Trends Worth Investing In

December 28th, 2012 - By Temisha Palmer
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Any style connoisseur will tell you that it’s really not a great idea to invest and squander your salary on fashion trends, and for good reason. As quickly as they make their ways into your hearts and closets, they’re put out to pasture via the donation box. Yes, trends come and go. But sometimes there are a few trends that are really strong and have true lasting power—and worth a little splurge. Check out a few of our favorite trends that are worth investing in…For now!

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We’ve been wearing leather for years, and this season it continues to be a strong trend in fashion. It’s always fun and interesting to add elements of texture to a look, especially during the fall and winter season. From bold jackets, to sleek pants and cute skirts—when it comes in leather it makes wearing them that much more fun.

ZARA Leather Effect Leggings $59.99

Ways to Wear Wine: Fall’s Hue Du Jour

September 15th, 2012 - By Kim Jackson
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This fall’s major color is a deep, rich burgundy. Some call it wine in its shades with more undertones of bright red; some Chianti when it is a wee bit darker than wine; some refer to it as a classic Oxblood, a shade that looks almost purple; but no matter what it’s being called, it is definitely a color du jour for this fall. You can either dip your toes in the pool, or take the full-on plunge. Wondering how? Here are a few ways for you to get started.

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