Beauty & Fashion
19 May 2015

Style Me Ankara Launches Spring/Summer Collection 2015

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As far as African print designers are concerned, the market seems saturated. Hence the slight eye roll when asked to write about the launch of Style Me Ankara. That is until I saw the designs and met the designer. 

08 May 2015

The Best Lipstick Hacks From Empire's Cookie Lyon

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I missed out on Empire when it first aired, but after MUCH insistence from many girlfriends, I decided to give it a try. I binge-watched the 12 episodes over the Easter Long Weekend and I WAS HOOKED. 

10 Apr 2015

The Ultimate Foundation Hacks For Brown Skin

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I was at the hair salon recently, and my hairdresser was telling me about her last trip to Sephora. One of the beauty advisors had her try on this “horrible” foundation that took forever to dry and made her look like she was wearing a mask.

26 Feb 2015

#MAKEUPHACK: The Perfect 10-Minute Makeup Routine for Every Brown Skin Tone

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“I don’t want to look fake.” It's probably the most frequent thing I hear my clients and my girlfriends say when it comes to wearing makeup.

18 Feb 2015

Style Gems Of The Past: Bill Smith

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In honour of Black History month, we’re celebrating notables who survived and thrived to become pioneers in the fashion industry. 

10 Feb 2015

Style Gems Of The Past: Anne Cole Lowe

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In honour of Black History month, we’re celebrating notables who survived and thrived to become pioneers in the fashion industry. 

20 Jan 2015

Introducing: Beauty Hacks By Christina!

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Dear Beauties: Let me introduce myself: my name is Christina and I help Brown skin women find their own self-expression, develop their personal magnetism and feel extra confident through makeup. I first started my career in the beauty industry ten years ago when I joined L’Oréal, the largest cosmetics company in the world. 

08 Nov 2014

Review: Kaela Kay Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

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Toronto-based fashion label, Kaela Kay has debuted its Fall/Winter 2014 collection full of its signature looks and staples.

17 Sep 2014

PREVIEW: The Scandal Collection at The Limited

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A preview of The Scandal Collection is out and I’m lusting over everything I’ve seen so far. 

11 Aug 2014

Olivia Pope's Outfits Are Coming To Our Closets!

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I love me some Olivia Pope of ABC’s hit political drama, Scandal. Especially ‘Livy’s’ style.

24 Feb 2014

First Black Models to Grace Vogue Magazine

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To fashion worshippers, it is the Holy Grail and its believers include women the world over. Yet, the front pages of Vogue Magazine have often failed to capture the various complexions of the women who read it.

01 Feb 2014

Tom Ford Keeps it Diverse with his Spring 2014 Model

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Lack of diversity has plagued the fashion industry for years.  This is why Tom Ford’s announcement of 21-year old Nigerian-British model, Betty Adewole as the new face his Beauty Spring/Summer 2014 campaign is newsworthy. 

12 Jan 2014

African Prints Go Mainstream

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It’s finally on the map. Especially since top designers such as Stella McCartney and Burberry have brought it onto the catwalk. And just as it’s many diverse countries in the continent, African prints come in an array of styles and prints. Ankara, Ntuma, Dumas, Super Wax, Java, Kente, Basin are some of its many names.

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