NYFW and Race: We Have A Problem

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I’ll be the first to say that I love New York Fashion Week. Twice per year [more if you count international shows and previews], we catch a glimpse into the possibilities for the upcoming season. From colors and patterns, to daring cuts and mastery in tailoring, we get to see the best in business arrive and show us that the best is still ahead.

But much like a parent to their rebel child, we need to have a talk.

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Summer Makeup Staples

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Summer brings the strangest weather. I feel like all it has done is rain for six weeks, and then out of nowhere, sun! Not that I’m complaining. However, the air in my apartment has been broken for two days so it’s been a balmy 85 degrees indoors. Hell-o hot. All of that to say, it’s been hard to find a summer look that I love that withstand the ever-changing weather. BUT, through all of this, I’ve found a few summer staples that have survived this series of tests, and wanted to share them with you!

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Knock off the knock-offs

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“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”…or is it?

A knockoff or the original…do the fashion ecommerce stores even know? (Taylor Swift’s Balmain/Nasty Gal jumpsuit anyone?) As long as there have been couture fashion houses, high-prized pieces of art and one of a kind creations, there have been replicas, “inspired by” pieces, forgeries and fakes.

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50 Shades of Nude

The term “nude” has long been a troublesome shade for women. In the most basic sense, nude is not so much a color, but a lack of visible color. When worn, it’s supposed to blend in instead of stand out. However, the lack of diversity in shade has presented a number of problems for women of color and anyone out of mainstream “beige”. The fashion industry has often embraced a one-size-fits-all approach to nude. If it’s labeled “nude”, in other words, it must work for everybody, but anyone with a skin shade other than alabaster (myself included) often finds that nudes are too light or too dark, or too pink or yellow for them to wear as intended.

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Love List: May 2015

There are some products you instantly fall in love with (and have to tell everyone about!) Whether it’s a fab pair of heels or a life saving beauty product, there always seems to be something new in the list of the latest and greatest. My recommended products this month are a classic pumps {re-imagined}, the one beauty product you need to invest in above all else, and a statement clutch worth the price tag.

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