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Safety Pins's Blog – March 2016 Archive (6)

FEATURE: Self-taught fashion designer Bishme R. Cromartie previews Fall 2016 collection with lookbook featuring Cherrelle Champagne

Check out a few looks from self-taught fashion designer Bishme R. Cromartie’s Fall 2016 collection, shot by Xang Photography and featuring model Cherrelle Champagne. Take a look down below. …

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Added by Safety Pins on March 18, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

OP-ED: It's 2016, we shouldn't have to hide our natural hair at work!

We were told since birth to put your hair in a bun it looks too wild. It LOOKS TOO DIFFERENT. Straighten your hair, it would look more beautiful. We were always told that our natural locks, fros, and curls were a little too wild or nappy. Telling us to fit into society’s view of beauty and professionalism. Now we are in a year where natural hair is being embraced as beautiful and not different but extraordinary. I get stopped by other naturalists and we share our love for each…

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Added by Safety Pins on March 15, 2016 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel name Willow their latest brand ambassador

Less than six-months after signing with IMG, artist Willow Smith has been named a brand ambassador for Chanel. She joins ranks with Kristen Stewart, friend Lily-Rose Depp, Cara Delevingne and Julianne Moore. It’s unclear whether or not the ambassador role (sitting front row in head-to-toe Chanel) will translate into an official campaign. "Thank you Karl Lagerfeld and the entire team at Chanel for expanding the perceptions of 'beauty' by picking me to be the new…

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Added by Safety Pins on March 9, 2016 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Haitian-Italian fashion designer Stella Jean stands out from the crowd at Milan Fashion Week with globally inspired collection

Haitian-Italian fashion designer Stella Jean is a frequent collaborator with African and Haitian artisans through a mutual appreciation and respect for the people, resources, and traditions of indigenous communities and the preservation of ancient cultures and self-sustaining local, female-driven businesses. Her Fall/Winter 2016 collection just showed at Milan Fashion Week and made a bold statements with globally influenced mixed prints, textures, and colors and chic…

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Added by Safety Pins on March 4, 2016 at 12:17pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!) - final installment

The final installment for Mokshini's collaboration with AFROPUNK is a recap of some of the best illustrations from the series. It's been an awesome experience capturing the beautiful people I meet, on paper".

Models: @candicefortin, @gregbanksmusic, @aggie_nes, @erykahachebe






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Added by Safety Pins on March 2, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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