I created Faces of Black Fashion to celebrate black fashion and style across the African diaspora. I believe that beauty is diverse; however that beauty is not always showcased or celebrated. This blog highlight the beauty, style, and femininity of women across the African Diaspora Faces of Black fashion also celebrates the beauty and complexities of womanhood.
The gorgeous pair got married over the weekend in Los Angeles, Chanel's hometown , four moths after their engagement. The bride wore a chic and elegant vintage-inspired wedding dress by designer Zuhair Murad. Congratulations to the lovely couple. We wish them a lifetime of happiness!
Anyone else super excited to see this movie? I cannot wait! The cast hit the red carpet yesterday for the Black Panther movie premiere in Seoul, South. Lupita stunned in a Ralph Russo gold dress. She loos like a goddess.
I enjoyed these pictures that Yvonne Orji, Nicole Ari Parker and Bozoma Saint John shared on their Instagram profiles. They're everything #blackgirlmagic is made of! The sister circle brought in the new year in Ghana (how awesome) where in their words they fellowship, danced and gave thanks.
Lovelies, I want to wish you an amazing 2018. May you love, dance, shine, win, learn and grow this year. Thanks for staying tuned, I have a lot planned for the blog this year and look forward to sharing with you in 2018!
I've written about hair politics as it relates to black women and pageants previously, and so I'm beaming with pride after seeing the photos of Davina Bennett walking the Miss Universe stage in all her beautiful Afro-haired glory. THIS IS HUGE. In the face of Eurocentric beauty standards, Davina dared to set a new standard by highlighting the natural beauty of black women, which is often overlooked or rendered invisible. I can't remember a black woman rocking an Afro in any pageant much less the Miss Universe pageant. Have you? I am beyond proud, and because representation is so important, I am happy that little brown-skinned curly-haired girls everywhere can see their beauty affirmed on an international stage.
In an interview with The Fix, Ms. Bennett shared that she big chopped last year, around the time she lost her dear grandmother. She also shared that she received nothing but positive affirmation and support regarding her natural hair. After being crowned Ms. Jamaica, supporters encouraged her to rock her natural hair as it was her crowning glory.
Not only is Ms. Bennett making a mark on the international stage, she's also making an important cultural mark in her homeland of Jamaica, which she spoke about in the same interview. As the saying goes, to be Miss Jamaica you had to be "brown and from uptown," or in other words lighter skinned and from the middle to upper class urban community of Uptown Kingston. As a child growing up in Jamaica that's the mold, I saw on my television screen. To be fair, Jamaica has been making progress in this arena, but Ms. Bennett doesn't fit the typical "brown and uptown" norm. She is a brown-skinned beauty (with beautiful natural hair to match) and hails from the rural parish of Clarendon. We salute her for her strength, beauty, grace and courage in helping to create a new norm and by celebrating (by her mere presence) the beauty of a brown girl!
I've been somewhat obsessed with long cardigans lately. It's such a chic way to layer during the fall and winter seasons.Check out the inspiration from some of our favorite bloggers on how to wear this look. Enjoy.
Two of our favorite Jamaicans, Yendi Phillips and Usain Bolt, teamed up to star in ad for, French Champagne Giant, GH Mumm Champagne. The Olympic superstar and former Miss Jamaica Universe shared the ad on their respective Instagram accounts to accolades and words or pride from Jamaicans all over the world.
With the title "Celebrate Your Next Victory," Yendi sizzles in a gold dress reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties and Usain looks sharp in a green suit. The gold, black and green colors throughout the ad pay homage to their Jamaican heritage. True to its title, the ad opens with a celebration. We see a band, dancing, and of course champagne. Later, Usain transitions from the party to the track field, and we see him preparing to run - well to win. The ad closes with the message "don't win to celebrate, celebrate to win."
Just last year, GH Champagne named Usain Bolt as its Chief Entertainment Officer to feature in a multi-million dollar promotional campaign. We are beginning to see the campaign's unveiling , and so far I love what I see. I especially love that Usain chose another Jamaican to star alongside him for the first ad. See the ad below!
Celebrate Your Next Victory - Mumm The Party Usain Bolt - YouTube