Moments of Black Beauty History – Grace Jones Island Life Cover Photo

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The woman is in her 60’s and still nobody does it better. The one and only Grace Jones has aged like only the most high quality wine. Today, let’s look back to one of the images that made her an icon. The album cover for Island Life. Grace is GORGEOUS. Sinewy. Sleek. Her skin is […]

Moments in Black Beauty History – Our Makeup History

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This month, I will feature snapshots of black beauty history. Expect to see images, products, tastemakers, artists, models, and films that have shaped our world in terms of fashion and beauty today. Most casual students of black history know about historical hair product impresarios and entrepreneurs – women like Madame C.J Walker, Annie Malone and […]

28 Moments in Black History. Roxanna Floyd’s Impact

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Before the advent of prominent beauty blogs, back when it was possible for makeup loving consumers to remain blissfully unaware of the celebrity artists behind the scenes, creating the iconic looks others would emulate – there was Roxanna Floyd, working tirelessly behind the scenes and paving the way for a new generation of makeup artists of […]

28 Moments in Black Beauty History. Josephine Baker’s ZouZou

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Today is Februrary 1, the official beginning of Black History Month. Every day this month, I will feature a snapshot of black beauty history. Expect to see images, products, tastemakers, artists, models, and films that have shaped the world of fashion and beauty today.  I can still remember like it was yesterday. I may have […]

Black History Month, On The Fashion Tip

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Black History Month always brings out so much creativity, and I always find so much inspiration online. From facts to fashion, bloggers online are celebrating and commemmorating the struggles and experiences, the highs and the lows of our people. I think it’s a beautiful thing. But I realize not everyone feels the same. I’ve read […]

How I Celebrated Black History Month

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Every year we talk about Black History Month, what it means, should we still celebrate it, how do we celebrate it…the debate goes on. This year, instead of just talking about it — I got the chance to BE about it. For Black History Month I was invited to speak at the University of Notre […]