Kimono parka combines traditional fashion with modern streetwear

From bushido pants to samurai sword umbrella sheaths, we’ve seen a lot of hybrid fashion ideas come out of Japan in recent years. Now, as the weather begins to cool, it’s time for a new range of garments to make their appearance, and this year everyone is scrambling to get their hands on…

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The Wakanda Effect? Black women are dominating magazine covers this month

(CNN)Beyoncé said it herself, in her own words, while reflecting on her historic Vogue cover and spread.

“When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell,” she said in a personal reflection for the iconic magazine. “Clearly, that has been proven a myth.”
Clearly, indeed.
Looking across the spectrum of magazine covers this month, there is plenty of #blackgirlmagic.

Also: Not just Beyoncé: Rihanna also making Vogue history

SPOTLIGHT: AALIYAH – A STYLE ICON THEN & NOW

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This Sunday marks the 12th anniversary of the death of Aaliyah. In honor of Miss Haughton, this edition of Spotlight pays tribute to her stylish influence then and now.

At just 22, Aaliyah had accomplished more than her peers, having successfully managed to transition from music to acting. Her music, which consisted of three albums, was what she was known for, however, her style was not to be missed. Aaliyah had a magical way of innovating trends, which are still very relevant today.  As she matured so did her music and ultimately her style as well. It is so easy to spot her influence in the artists of today, such as DrakeRita Ora, and Rihanna to name a few. I’d like to think that if she were here she’d be a triple threat, in music, acting, and fashion. She is a trendsetter in every sense of the word. Let’s take a look at 3 distinct trademarks that…

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SPOTLIGHT: JOAN SMALLS

The 24 year old Puerto Rican stunner, has been modeling since 2007 when she signed with Elite Model Management, now she resides, like the greats before her, at IMG. Having walked in countless runway shows for some of the biggest names in fashion, Ms. Smalls got her exclusive high fashion start in Paris for the Givenchy couture show, the rest is supermodel history.