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Fashion And Beauty Brands Pledged To Support Black Influencers. So How Are They Doing?

In the summer of 2020, the world finally took notice of the disproportionate rate at which African Americans were being murdered at the hands of law enforcement. People on social media took these injustices to task and drew attention to the plight that has long affected the Black community.

Black beauty and fashion professionals used their online platforms to share experiences of discrimination and unfair treatment in their respective industries. Out of fear of “cancel culture,” many brands scrambled to assess their history for signs of complicity and made promises to hire diversity officers and support Black voices in social media moving forward.

Now that 2020 is behind us, are those brands fulfilling their promises? We spoke with industry insiders and four Black influencers from the beauty and fashion spheres to check on how corporations are doing, and what steps are being taken to support a more

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13 Cool Aussie Brands Fashion Girls Secretly Love

Where are fashion girls to go when they are sick of everything in their closets in addition to all their go-to shopping destinations? Down Under, to the land of the Aussies, of course. We often associate Australia with sun, fun, and everything they entail, but what we frequently fail to realize is just how objectively fashionable it secretly is (to us at least). So much so that you might end up ditching all your favorite go-to retailers once you read up on what’s been hiding on the distant continent.

To preface this, the amount of extremely stylish Aussie brands seemed endless, making choosing the ones to showcase here today particularly difficult, but since we feel like we know you well enough by now, the brands ahead are ones we think you’ll draw a liking to. While some of these may ring a bell due to sightings on some of your

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These Vintage-Inspired Brands Will Add Personality to Your Wardrobe

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Your Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe Shopping Guide

A capsule wardrobe is nothing new. The term was coined back in the 1980s by Susie Faux, the West End boutique owner who introduced her clients to minimalist brands like Jil Sander, while Donna Karan popularised the idea in the USA in ‘85 with her Seven Easy Pieces. In 2014, Unfancy founder Caroline Rector reinvigorated buzz for the concept when she posed the idea of a 37-piece capsule, just as Marie Kondo’s decluttering method was shaking up wardrobes the world over. The notion of a refined and utilitarian collection of clothing, of creating the maximum number of outfits from as few items as possible, is a familiar one. Now, though, its appeal is greater than ever. With nowhere to go and no one to see, the pandemic has forced many of us to recalibrate our relationship with fashion. Giving us time

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Affordable And Luxury Black-Owned Beauty Brands To Shop This Holiday

So let’s skip the small talk. This 15 ml bottle of eye serum costs $147. It’s from a luxury skincare brand, Epara, and its market are people who choose to invest a bigger buck in their cosmetics. I knew when I opened the thick, embossed box and found the glass bottle perfectly sitting upright in the center, almost like a royal crest on display at a museum, that the price tag would be hefty. And as a woman in my 30s more intentional about consuming luxury and more intentional about what I put in and on my body, I LOVE THIS FOR US!

Before we even get into the performance of the product (spoiler alert: it’s great!), there’s a void of luxury created by Black people and marketed to Black people in both the fashion and beauty space. There’s long been this notion that Black consumers devalue luxury brands, when

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