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FEBRUARY LUXE BEAUTIE ANDREA “CURVYDRE” CLARK

  Life Quote:  “Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.”-Unknown We love shining the light on our Luxe Beauties! This month we had the pleasure of interviewing Andrea "CurvyDre" Clark!  What are your views or thoughts about the plus size industry and do you feel the society accepts kurvy women? Positive strides have...

2020 FASHION RECAP: KEEPING IT KURVY 

EVERY ASPECT OF 2020 HAS BEEN UNSTABLE- INCLUDING THE FASHION The beginning of 2020 was filled with promise, as the pandemic and lockdowns had not yet hit the United States. Neutral colors like brown, white and black dominated street fashion. The Kardashian-West’s Christmas card featuring neutral grey sweatpants. Overall, the...

TOP ACCESSORY TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2021

PRACTICAL AND COMFORTABLE STYLES WILL DOMINATE THE MARKET "Because of the pandemic, casual and useful accessories dominated the fashion industry in 2020, and 2021 trends will likely follow suit.". Throughout 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, designers utilized casual items with multiple uses to accommodate a chaotic and socially-distanced world. Casual...

DRESSING UP IN COMFORT

TODAY’S STYLE: BAGGY JEANS AND SWEATPANTS Current fashion trends are moments recycled from the past, and we love the modern twist they have been given! The latest trend for women’s fashion has been the ʼ90’s oversized apparel, and it is refreshing to see. This year has been all about comfort...

INAGURATION FASHION

INAUGURATION FASHION PICKS All in attendance today during the inauguration of our 46th President Joe Biden and first Black/Asian Woman Madam Vice President Kamala Harris came to not only support but to slay their fashion LUXE style! The color purple was in true display as the color represents bringing harmony...

BREAKING THE BINARY BARRIER

Fashion has been a vital and inescapable part of cultures for centuries and continues to have an impact on the way we interpret the past and present. For the longest time, specific pieces were made for one gender but not for the other.  For example, heels used to be...

WOMEN IN POLITICS: FASHION OF EASE

HOW WOMEN IN THE POLITICAL LIGHT COMBAT CONFORMITY AND MAINTAIN PROFESSIONALISM IN THEIR FASHION “Thrifting, renting, and patience as you get your closet together sis,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Capsule wardrobe will be your best friend.” It is difficult for a female politician to maintain a professional image when wardrobe...

AWENG ADE CHUOL AND THE QUEERNESS OF MODELS

THE JOURNEY TO INDUSTRY ACCEPTANCE Sudanese supermodel Aweng Ade-Chuol’s brazen love for her wife Alexus Ade-Chuol has created a remarkable cover for the January 2021 issue of Elle UK. In grand defiance of the vicious homophobia that has challenged their marriage, the Ade-Chuol couple has awed readers with their passionate...

MEGAN THEE STALLION X FASHION NOVA

WHAT CAN WE LEARN IN MIDST THIS FASHION FIASCO What happened, who’s at fault, and how fast fashion brands can do better to support Black designers The Recap In November, Megan Thee Stallion launched her body-inclusive and tall girl friendly capsule collection with Fashion Nova. The collaboration, influenced by her Texas roots,...

JANUARY’S EDITOR LETTER AND COVER: THE BODY ISSUE WITH ICON DIONNE WARWICK

Editor's Letter 2021 has already been a year and due to the recent climate I had to change my message to you all with my Editor’s Letter. As we all watch this week with disbelief and in disgust, January 6th was one of the darkest days for our democracy but...