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The Truth Behind the Glamour

Picture_29The old proverb “judge the art, not the artist” cannot be applied to contemporary creative types. As the events of the past week in fashion have proven, the adage is officially (and rightfully) dead.


For the past twenty years, the name “John Galliano” has been found, frequently, on the fashionista tribe’s perfectly painted lips.  The brilliant former enfant terrible ascended the throne at the House of Dior, where he reigned supreme for fifteen years.  Now the emperor finds himself without his clothes, relegated an outcast by his racist rants.


When he revealed his bigoted views, Galliano instantly dropped a curtain on his influential, imaginative career, yet pulled another back to provide the public with an honest...

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The Fashionable Ascent of Nigeria’s Jewel by Lisa

Tribal_Print2Lisa Folawiyo is, via her Jewel by Lisa collections, poised to do for Nigerian ankara what Vivienne Westwood did for Celtic tartan: take a traditional, symbolism-loaded fabric, and by combining it with contemporary silhouettes, transform it into a universally-coveted fashion staple. Folawiyo is extrapolating tribalism to create the ne plus ultra in globalist design.

Like her Anglo-Nigerian style brother, Duro Olowo, Folawiyo is a master of combining print with color, and texture with...

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Winter Grey is the New Black

Gray_Dress_1A Renaissance Hue for Modern Black Women-Gray, as a shade will forever be immortalized as a diplomatic, ally for textile prints and luxury goods. Highly praised and criticized for its compassion towards rich complexions and organic body types. Recently, this hue has been revived as a top inspiration for designers’ fall/winter collections and enthusiasts alike. The current boom itself has left each of us free to interpret and incorporate any shade of GRAY into our lives in diverse...

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Michelle's Global Fashion Influence

Michelle-ObamaFirst lady Michelle Obamais a Princeton and Harvard University-educated lawyer, star campaigner for her husband, a source of inspiration for millions, and the mother of two young girls.  She also manages to appear regularly on the list of the world's best-dressed people in such magazines as People, Vanity Fair and Vogue.  She is also an important fashion trendsetter in the 21st century.  As first lady, she admittedly wears clothes from stores at the mall like Black...

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