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Weekday Swag: Ciara For L’Officiel Singapore

She’s bad and she knows it. Ciara posts a flawless, 70s-inspired editorial for L’Officiel Singapore, ahead of the release of her new album, Jackie. 



Wearing Prada, Bottega, & Brian Atwood




Weekday Swag: Issa Rae + Zoe Kravitz Land Amazing May Covers

All white everything!
Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock Akil and Issa Rae Cover ESSENCE’s ‘Game Changers’ Issue
Zoe Kravitz has really come into her own, despite being a carbon copy of her mother. Love her on this cover.

#Cochella2015: Beautiful Brown Girls Love Festivals Too

I was having a conversation with some mom friends of mine last night about attending Burning Man this year with my daughter. “Why do Black people think that it’s a White people thing?” In looking at photos and talking to other people on the subject, it seems like Burning Man is just not something that Black people do. Whatever to that. I am always interested in expanding myself and trying new and weird experiences. And ever since I became a mom, I knew that I wanted my daughter to have that same sense of a free spirit. Fun, is fun, and fun is what people who love fun, do.
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Weekday Swag: Naomi + Jourdan for Burberry Spring 2015

I love seeing beautiful Black women unite and represent, without shade. The fact that Naomi Campbell, in all her iconic fierceness can share the screen with the young and graceful Jourdan Dunn, shows the world that Black women can get along AND shine together. This is how you become legend.

Rest in Peace, Oscar de la Renta

I am shocked this morning to learn of the sudden death of fashion giant Oscar de la Renta, who lost his long battle with cancer last night. The proud 82 year old Dominican has dressed the worlds most famous stars, dignitaries, and heads of state. I personally have a few Oscar pieces that I bring out for special occasions, as his pieces always hit the mark of feminine elegance. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed attending his fashion shows in New York, as everyone knew that his looks were sure to be red carpet standards.
Oscar de la Renta is a lion of the fashion world and he will be sadly missed.
~ Tatiana

Weddings! Weddings Everywhere! D-wade and Gabby

This was the weekend of wedding news. Heartfelt congratulations to Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union for tying the knot. The bride wore a Dennis Basso dress for the beautiful nuptials that were held at Chateau Artisan Castle in Miami. Stunning.
Since everyone wore white, I only cared to see the beautiful couple. Everybody else’s pics are all over Instagram and whatnot. 

 Across the pond, more details leaked about the Brangelina wedding taking place over two weeks ago.
 Talk about stealth. This is one couple that I was pleased to see finally tie the knot. It was a good look. 
And finally, even with a supreme diva in attendance, nobody knew or cared that Evan Ross tied the know with Jessica Simpson’s younger sister, Ashley. Nepotism in Hollywood doesn’t always translate to magazine covers, I see.

Black Is Beautiful: Iman, Naomi, Rihanna for Balmain Fall 2014

Balmin just got an extra shot of fierceness: Legendary models Iman and Naomi Campbell pose next to CFDA Fashion Icon Rihanna for the Fall 2014 Balmain campaign.
In more style news, Rihanna continues to slay in an eskimo-themed photo shoot for W Magazine. Indulge.

Weekday Swag: Chanel Iman for Vogue Russia

I am swooning over these punchy editorial pics featuring supermodel Chanel Iman for the June issue of Vogue Russia shot by photographer Alexander Neumann. The colorful spread has some hints of Argenitian flamenco, tons of color, and a romantic sultry appeal that’s just irresistible. Indulge.

The Chanteuse, the CFDA and the Censors

Rihanna accepted the Fashion Icon of the Year award at the Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America ceremony, honoring the most stylish leaders in the fashion industry. She’s earned it, taking more risqué risks than most celebs would dare. And she does it with style and grace. 
When Rihanna first came out with the more revealing, sexually appealing look, I couldn’t help but think it was another marketing ploy, or a young girl ‘acting out’ a la Christina and Britney. But surprisingly, she has made the look her own, and she seems to take full ownership for her sexuality where as other celebs look like little girls in grown up makeup.
For the CFDAs, Rihanna’s resemblance to Josephine Baker, my favorite entertainer of all time, was uncanny. Baker, as we all know, broke boundaries of race, sexuality and feminism with her daring and sensual performances, many times in the nude. That was the 1920s. So I wonder why, in 2014, there is such a hoopla over Rihanna’s choice of dress, which dares(!) to show her breasts. The dress was fabulous, she wore it well, and exuded the confidence that the dress commands. Still she covered, the media cropped. 
Why are we still so pressed about the breast? I, for one, am tired of clutching my pearls in the name of ladyhood. I wish we could get off the Puritan Pedestal and just appreciate the bare beauty of our sisters.

In other awards news, I was happy to see Bethann Hardison honored with the Eleanor Lambert Founder’s Award. Ms. Hardison was a pioneer in getting more Black women on the runway and in the magazines, an issue that still permeates the fashion industry to this day. She developed Vogue Italia’s Black Issue (why can’t we have that here?) Here she is, flanked by Liya, Chanel, Iman and Joan.

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The 2014 Met Costume Gala: Did Anybody Read the Invite?

This year’s theme was a celebration of Charles James, an American designer credited with bringing traditions of haute couture from Paris and London to the States in the 1940s. He is praised for his acute attention to details with an abundance of extravagant layers, architectural folds and rich fabrics.
And now for the ball.
I think many celebs got it, and most others simply dressed for a typical red carpet event (some of which I loved, but really, there was a theme for the party). The Met Ball has always been a splashy event, but I think the event has become a bit convoluted, with everyone trying to be “best dressed” instead of honoring the event. It’s not the Oscars, or the Grammy’s. Yes, it’s fancy, but more so fanciful.  Here are a few that got the hint.

The bloggers were dragging her, but she is more in theme than most.

These ladies looked stunning, but missed the theme entirely:
 I give Rihanna a slight pass, for the draping and structured shoulders. But the dress is not on theme.

Beyonce should have worn this dress to last year’s Punk-inspired gala.

Lupita: Fabulous costume, wrong ball
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