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Rachel Hampton: A Reign of 90 Years, Crown Creates an Unforgettable Howard Homecoming

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:15
Each year, the Howard University Homecoming continues to reach higher heights. This year's Crown, celebrated 90 years of creating a celebrity-filled week of events to recognize and commemorate the work of the University's students and alumni.

Read more: Homecoming, Howard, Tye Tribbett, Dom Kennedy, Kirk Franklin, Wale, Fabolous, Fashion, Show, Gospel, Hip-Hop, College News

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Nadia Dawisha: Halloween: The Season for Culturally-Insensitive Fashion

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:43
Halloween: the season of candy corn, pumpkins and culturally-insensitive costumes. Over the last few years, images of these costumes have spread through social media, sparking heated debates about cultural appropriation and how seemingly innocuous "fashion statements" can indeed hurt.

Read more: Racism, Halloween, Native Americans, Appropriation, Fashion, Orientalism, Authenticity, Culture, Impact News

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The Internet Was Certainly Happy To See Russell Westbrook's Outfits Again

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:20
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook kicked off his quest for an NBA Championship trophy by dressing like a championship trophy. When e...

Read more: Russell Westbrook, Russell Westbrook Thunder, Russell Westbrook Style, Oklahoma City Thunder, Nba, Basketball, Fashion, Sports News

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Sarah Thebarge: Why The World Needs Paris

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:57
"I am sorry for the decadence of Paris," he said, apologizing to me on behalf of the entire city. He said the city's investment in food, architecture, wine and incredible art seemed so wasteful in light of the world's troubles.

Read more: Paris, Isis, Syria, Iraq, War, Ebola, Suffering, Art, Fashion, Architecture, Beauty, Hope, Women News

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Logan Lynn: Make It Work: An Interview With Project Runway Season 13 Finalist (and Fan Favorite) Emily Payne

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:45
With the Project Runway Season 13 reunion show airing this week, I thought now would be a perfect time to catch up with my darling friend (and Season 13 finalist), Emily Payne, about her time as a contestant on the show this year and what life is like now that it's over.

Read more: Project Runway, Emily Payne, Tim Gunn, Devon Rose, Fashion, Reality TV, Television, Style, Leathertongue, Style News

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Michelle Baker: The Tote Project: Fashion for Freedom

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:38
October is fair trade month. For the past five days, I've been sitting with images from a video, Hold On To Hope -- an ad for The Tote Project, a fair trade business started by two friends that serves to empower victims of sex and human trafficking.

Read more: The Tote Project, Fair Trade, Sex Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Fashion, Bags, Fair Trade Business, Business, Impact News

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June Haynes: Retail Chatter #8

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:20
Is everyone spending the $895 price tag for sneakers with the Chanel label, or $975 for the Givenchy sweat pants to hit the gym, or simply has this new casual become the lifestyle of the fashionistas?

Read more: Adidas, Nike, Givenchy, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Luxury, Retail, Sneakers, T-Shirt, Lulu Lemon, Trend, Lifestyle, Mens, Fashion, Activewear, Europe, Flight, Global, Soul-Cycle, Yoga, Barry Bootcamp, Bloomingdales, Collection, Style, Tom Ford, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Design, Fashionista, Lufthansa, USA, Wedding Dresses, Jhlr, Style News

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Zoey Gulmi: Walk This Way: 3 Ways to Wear Over-the-Knee Boots

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:02
Feeling daring? Channel your inner fashionista with an edgy yet feminine outfit by rocking a timeless pair of over-the-knee boots with an icy white coat and leather mini skirt. Follow these styling tips and you'll be turning heads in no time.

Read more: High Heels, Shoes, Style, Fashion, Boots, High Boots, Over-the-Knee Boots, Style News

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Helaina Hovitz: Why Beyoncé Wants You to Buy This Backpack (and We Do, Too)

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:47
Operating on the TOMS Shoes model--for each backpack bought, a backpack is donated to a child in need -- STATE Bags was born out of a desire to help provide children in need with healthy snacks, school supplies, a reliable carry-all, and a group of positive role models.

Read more: Beyonce, STATE Bags, Charity, Helaina Hovitz, Jay-Z, #BeyGood, Blue Ivy, Life and Times, Non-Profit, Nonprofit, Ronald McDonald House, Camp Power, Boys and Girls Club, Children's Hospital, Low-Income, Kids, Fashion, Public Schools, Impact News

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Marjoriet T. Matute: A Day in the Life With Angela Simmons: Girl Boss on the Rise

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:27
With the immense amount of effort we put into breeding independent women and fueling the women empowerment message, Angela puts her efforts into being a role model with her philanthropy work and exceptional work ethic.

Read more: Angela Simmons, Nyfw, Nyfw 2014, Back to Basics, Style 360, Craft-Agency, Anne Edmond, Fashion, Style, Angela I Am, Shop Angela I Am, Girl Boss, Style News

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Marcia Liss: Same Old Song

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:39
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Uloop: 3 College Fashion Programs Worth Knowing About

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:30
Fashion is becoming an industry that more and more people want to be a part of. But the long held belief that the only way you can be involved in the industry is if you're a designer or model has flown way out the window.

Read more: Fashion-Programs, Fashion, College, College Students, Fashion-Major, Parsons School of Design, Kent State University, Academy of Art University, College News

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Ann Tashi Slater: Fashion Is Around Us and Within Us

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:30
I realize that, in fact, fashion is deeply interesting to me. It's about who we are, who we were, who we might become. Coco Chanel said, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

Read more: Women in Clothes, Fashion, Women's Style, Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, Siena Miller, Ameesha Patel, Verve Magazine, Jean Cocteau, CoCo Chanel, Diego Rivera, Proust, Madeleine, Sewing, Fashioning a Life, Women's Dress, Books News

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Rank & Style: 10 Parkas Under $500 to Fall for This Autumn

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:28
Functionality is key in this parka for under $500 that boasts nap-down gunflaps, a storm placket, dual-entry cargo pockets and rib-knit cuff inserts, while a waist cinching drawstrings keeps the silhouette feminine.

Read more: Jackets, Fall Fashion, Outerwear, Cold Weather, Autumn, Fashion, Style, Parkas, Style News

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Zoey Gulmi: Oscar De La Renta: A Man of Heart

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:54
Legendary fashion designer Oscar De La Renta who spent half a century putting high society in his modern yet effortlessly feminine haute couture designs, died Monday evening in his home in Connecticut of complications from cancer. He was 82.

Read more: Oscar De La Renta, Bridal Fashion, Fashion, Style, Bergdorf Goodman, Style-by-Zoey, Style News

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Yasmine Al-Sayyad: The Pursuit of 'Real' Beauty

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:05
We are much more ready to have average men posing for underwear ads than we are to have average men figure skate, style our hair, or even do ballet. But I don't want the average man to pose for underwear the same way I would not want him to do ballet.

Read more: Body Image, Male Body Image, Models, Beauty, Real Beauty, Underwear Models, Positive Body Image, Fashion, Instagram, Women News

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Linda C. Smith: 3 Life Lessons As Taught By a Toddler

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:15
Two-year olds have an enthusiasm for living and a zest for Life that causes them to sometimes bubble over in giddiness and laughter. There is a lesson to learn in this, too.

Read more: Life Lessons, Zest for Life, Toddlers, Aging, Fashion, Happiness, Joy, Third Metric, Healthy Living News

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Gina Rivera: Gory and Beautiful for Halloween

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:40
Let's imagine for a moment that you've been invited to join a zombie group costume for a big Halloween party. Lots of cool people are in the group... including a really cute guy you like. This presents a dilemma.

Read more: Halloween, Party, Hair, Makeup, Style, Fashion, Gina Rivera, Phenix Salon Suites, Style News

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Dr. Steve Rosenberg: What Brides Need to Know When Buying Wedding Shoes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:25
First the proposal, next the ring, the wedding date, the dress and then the shoes or is it the shoes and then the dress? So what do women look for when they are buying their wedding shoes? Regardless of which comes first, is it designer driven or comfort driven?

Read more: Weddings, Wedding Dresses, Wedding, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Manolo Blahnik Shoes, Christian Louboutin, Christian Louboutin Shoes, Givenchy, Kate Spade, Steve Madden, Wedding Shoes, Davids-Bridal-Collection, Fashion, Shoes, Louboutin Pumps, Feet, Weddings News

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Elizabeth Ann Thompson: 5 Reasons I Love Wearables

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:49
A recent report by PwC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) and their consumer industry series says that wearables are not embraced yet and are still considered a novelty. One-third of the folks who bought a device a year ago do not wear it now.

Read more: Wearables, Wearable Technology, Wearable Tech, Tory Burch, John-Philips, Fashion, Fashion Trends, You Loo Wearables, Fitbit, FitBit Flex, Fitbit Force, Basis, Fitbug, Virgin-Pulse, Price-Waterhouse-Coopers, Jawbone, Jawbone Up, Apple Watch, Technology News

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