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INFLUENCES ON FASHION FROM LGBTQ+ WOMEN

TREND SETTING LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY The lines between fashion and sexuality have crossed throughout history, whether it is for better or worse. Queer people have used clothing, makeup, hair, and other forms as tools of self-expression, portraying their individuality and their rejection of social norms. Today, many LGBTQ+ women continue to...

SEPTEMBER LUXE BEAUTY OF THE MONTH: NIKITIA SHE’COLE

REVOLUTION IN OUR COMMUNITIES  MISS NO: Congratulations on being our Luxe Beauty of the month. Can you please tell our readers a little bit about Nikitia? NIKITIA: Hello, my name is Niktia She'Cole I hail from North Mississippi and I currently live in Memphis, TN. I graduated from The University of...

EASY GUIDE TO ANTI-POLLUTION SKINCARE

SKINCARE THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU How does Anti-Pollution skincare work and why is it important? I promise, it is not as complicated as it sounds! First, what does pollution actually do to our skin?  Pollution disrupts our natural skin barrier which causes skin sensitivity, discoloration, premature aging skin, and even...

POLITICAL FASHION

MAKING A STATEMENT A simple fabric can say a lot about someone. A garment can be a universal language on how someone is, how they feel, but mainly, how they express themselves. When hearing about political fashion, others may see that as dressing to make a statement for a social...

MASKNE

THE NEWEST NUISANCE In the new normal, face coverings have become essential to daily life, whether you work 8-hour shifts in a  mask or simply mask-up for grocery shopping. However, as we prevent the spread of Covid-19,  you may have noticed a unique flare-up of acne under your mask.  Welcome, the...

FASHION DOS AND DON’TS

YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IF FOR YOU, NOT TO IMPRESS OTHERS.  Attending a school that offers fashion design as a degree surrounded me with many personal fashion styles. There were those who dressed comfortably and then there were others who dressed to make a statement. I dressed like neither of those....

SEPTEMBER COVER MODEL: AKIRA ARMSTRONG

BRANDEE J: We are so excited to have you as our September Cover Model! For the readers who do not know who you are, please tell them who is Akira?  AKIRA: To the readers who do not know who I am let me re-introduce myself (wink). My name is Akira...

CELEBRITY FRAGRANCES

THE UNUSUAL TREND AND WHERE IT'S GOING When I was in middle school, what I wanted most for my upcoming birthday was Justin Bieber’s debut scent, Someday. The product description for the perfume on the Filene’s Basement website describes the scent as “perfect for the Justin Bieber fan who will...

THE YOUTUBE BEAUTY COMMUNITY

THE INFLUENCE, THE DRAMA, THE FOLLOWING If you grew up in the same way I did, it wasn’t your mom who taught you how to do the perfect cat eye or find the right shade of foundation for your skin, it was the internet. YouTube has been teaching people how to...

AUGUST LUXE BEAUTY: SIOBHAN KENNON

Congratulations! What were your first thoughts when you found out you were going to be a featured Luxe Beauty? SIO: When I found out I would be a featured Luxe Beauty, I think I screamed. Which is sort of my tradition when great things happen. It was refreshing news to...