Nordstrom features Haiti made face masks, hair accessories


Haitian-American fashion designer Dayanne Danier was at the end of a 10-day trip to rural Central Haiti in late January checking on the production of her latest creations when one of the seamstresses turned to her as she prepared to leave.

“Don’t forget to send the fabric,” Danier, 43, recalled the woman saying. “Don’t take too long.”

Danier had been going back and forth between New York and Haiti since the country’s monstrous 2010 earthquake. She had watched as interest in Haiti’s handmade arts and crafts piqued soon after the disaster with well-known American designers buying and selling Haiti-made designs, only to quickly wane. She understood the meaning behind the woman’s plea.

“She was basically saying, ‘If you don’t send the fabric, we are going to have to go home,’” she recounted. “’Do whatever you’ve got to do for us to be consistently working.’“

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The Best Natural-Hair Accessories 2021 | The Strategist

Illustration: Jordan Moss; Photos: Retailers

Whether they’re functional, ornamental, or a bit of both, hair accessories are an easy and expressive way to celebrate natural hair. “Hair accessories are an extension of my hairstyle and fashion sense,” says Ciara Costenoble, a Paris-based hairstylist who’s worked with Mary J. Blige, Kelela, Taraji P. Henson, and Solange, among others. “I grew up seeing women in my community and family adorn their hair with accessories and as a child, I loved when my aunt would add beads and bows in my hair.” We spoke to five enthusiasts and hair professionals about their favorite accessories for natural hair, and why they’re obsessed.

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Scared For Life To Go Back To “Normal”? You’re Not Alone

Earlier this month, President Biden announced that all American adults will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by 1st May. After a year of tragedy, trauma, depression, and isolation, the types of feelings expected to accompany that news are hope and excitement — finally, a return to “normal.” Almost immediately, conversations about what restaurants people would visit and what outfits they’d wear picked up with a new urgency. People joked online about being able to breathe all over their friends and dance in a sweaty crowd at a concert. It’ll be another Roaring ’20s is the consensus, it seems, the biggest party ever. But what if you’re scared to RSVP? “I was such a lunatic last March — honestly, last January. I was calling all my friends to be like, ‘There’s a virus coming, hunker

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Golden Globes Fashion and Can’t Miss Moments: Bold Color, Best Accessories and Return of Glamour

THR spots the biggest trends on Golden Globes night courtesy of custom gowns, couch casual and mini dresses.

It might not have always been pretty (audio issues, anyone?) but when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards, the stars responded by enlisting their glam squads and breaking out custom gowns en masse to prove that glamour is, indeed, back.

Ahead of Sunday night’s telecast, it was unclear how the industry would respond against the backdrop of a still looming COVID-19 pandemic and a fresh controversy due to the HFPA’s lack of Black members. The Golden Globes red carpet, after all, has long been a place for political and socially conscious statements, most recently in 2018 when the majority of female participants wore black in solidarity with Time’s Up and the #MeToo movement. While calls for change were worked into hosts Tina Fey

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