Posts tagged fashion
What Are You Choosing To Shine Your Light On?

On July 21st, over 200 Bloggers, Influencers, and other Creatives, gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina for Ignite Your Influence 2019. Valerie Eguavoen, creator of ON A CURVE and founder of YOU BELONG NOW, delivered a Keynote address and asked the question, “When you do ignite your influence, what are you choosing to shine your light on?”

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Two Black Girls Living In Color

I often find myself in a combative state with the world, raising the issues that affect us, challenging the status quo and advocating on our behalf - all things which I will continue to do, but I’ve found that it’s just as important for me to celebrate the beauty, joy, diversity, life, style and grace of Black Women.

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If Gucci and Prada Are Serious About Creating an Intentional Pathway for Black Children in America, Fashion Scholarships and Diversity Trainings Won’t Cut It. Here is Why.

Examining 1) the role the school-to-prison pipeline plays in the lack of diversity in the fashion industry and beyond and 2) the steps global fashion houses can take to address these problems at the root.

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Dark Winter Days Call For Bright Leopard Prints

In a parallel universe, my blog is called “quiet girl, loud prints”. It is no secret that I am a fashion maximalist, I love clashing colors and prints. I seek out items that truly “spark joy”. This dress is one of them. cc: Marie Kondo

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Valerie Styled Me ft. Victoria Walton

Victoria is 27 years old, and a talented aesthetics consultant and jewelry designer from Greensboro NC. We met almost a year ago at a Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate career day program, “a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools support program designed to improve the achievement of students of color with mentoring.”

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NYFW Hit The Curves Running, And I'm Not Over It.

The fashion industry has no justification for excluding plus size bodies on it's runways and in it's campaigns. With the rise of the plus size "fast fashion" market, talented plus size models represented around the country, and a growing community of plus size content creators and influencers, representation at New York Fashion Week is long overdue.

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Break The "Plus Size Fashion" Boundaries

It still amazes me that a huge part of the fashion industry refuses to acknowledge plus size women as catalysts for moving fashion forward. Fashion for plus size women, like me, is a whole lot more than body positivity. It’s also about inclusion in the process of making, modeling, and marketing fashion.

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#WEARECURVES

I can always count on Simply Be for trendy plus size clothes and pieces. This classic motif-detail jean jacket, which was modeled by the gorgeous Marquita Pring, caught my eye immediately. I love the oversized style and trendy patchwork badges.

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