Sunday, October 24

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Nordstrom and Nike Have Launched a Curated Collection With Black Owned Everything
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Nordstrom and Nike Have Launched a Curated Collection With Black Owned Everything

Starting today, Nordstrom and Nike have teamed up with Zerina Ackers' ecommerce and culture hub Black Owned Everything to curate a collection of standout pieces by Black-owned brands. It's not surprising that everything is beautiful, wearable, covetable, and definitely giftable for the holiday season. It's also not surprising that standout pieces are already selling out, so if we were you, we'd get shopping. The collection features pieces by Nike and Jordan, as well as Brandon Blackwood, Sammy B, William Okpo, and L'Enchanteur. Whether you're looking for a new statement bag, a cool hair accessory, or a fun matching set, this is the place to be. Happy shopping! Related: These 3...
How Zerina Akers Launched Shopping Destination Black Owned Everything in 6 Short Months
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How Zerina Akers Launched Shopping Destination Black Owned Everything in 6 Short Months

"So wait a second, how long did it take you to create this shopping site from start to finish?" I asked costume designer, wardrobe curator, and businesswoman Zerina Akers over the phone. She was out on a walk, just one day before she pushed Black Owned Everything live with the help of Google Pixel. "You know what's crazy? It feels like forever, but it's only been about six months, Sarah," Zerina said with a laugh. "People take five years developing things like this." She isn't wrong. I had talked to Zerina back in September 2020 when her idea was slowly coming to fruition. The industry powerhouse - who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé (perhaps you remember the incredible fashion in Black Is King), Normani, and Chloe and Halle Bailey - is busy, to put it plainly. But in the middle o...
Vanessa Bryant Lists Investment Home She Owned With Late Husband Kobe
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Vanessa Bryant Lists Investment Home She Owned With Late Husband Kobe

Closing a chapter. Vanessa Bryant has listed an investment home in Irving, California, that she owned with her late husband, Kobe Bryant, nine months after his death. Celebrity Real Estate: See Kim K., William and Kate, More Stars’ Homes Read article According to the Los Angeles Times, the pair purchased the property in 2013 in the gated community of Summit at Turtle Ridge, located just a few miles from their main residence. Vanessa put the Tuscan-style house — which is listed with Jordan Cohen of RE/MAX One — on the market for $1.995 million. The 2,300-square-foot property includes three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a spacious living room with beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. The kitchen is lined with Spanish tile and boasts a massive limestone isl...
I'd Be Levitating Too If I Owned Dua Lipa's Swarovski-Crystal Versace Minidress
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I'd Be Levitating Too If I Owned Dua Lipa's Swarovski-Crystal Versace Minidress

From Dua Lipa's Atelier Versace chain-mail dress to DaBaby's rainbow monogrammed Louis Vuitton coordinates, the designer looks are aplenty in the duo's new music video for "Levitating," a track off Lipa's second album, Future Nostalgia. The excitement builds as we see Dua lying on a car in a sheer Misbhv tank, coordinated with cargos and sneakers - this is the singer's signature '90s aesthetic that one might compare to Gwen Stefani's during her No Doubt days. We even get a close-up of Dua's "Sugaboo" nameplate necklace, which she keeps on for her transition into the Versace number, crafted from Swarovski-crystal mesh and complete with Versace's iconic safety pins along the leg slit. Dua completes this outfit with towering Versace heels that she somehow manages to wear while pulling off...
I've Owned a Lot of Jackets, and This $50 Quilted One Has My Complete Attention Right Now
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I've Owned a Lot of Jackets, and This $50 Quilted One Has My Complete Attention Right Now

I feel like I've been writing a lot about fall jackets lately. It's probably because shopping for outerwear is consistently one of my favorite fall activities. Bundling up underneath warm pieces and zipping or buttoning them shut can feel magical (unless it's freezing, of course). Lately, I've been seeing influencers wearing quilted jackets on my Instagram feed and it's a trend I just love. The combination of a traditional quilt pattern mixed with a lightweight jacket is true fall perfection. Old Navy has a Diamond-Quilted Zip Jacket ($50) right now that puts a modern twist on the trend and I've already pulled together the ways I want to style it. The jacket comes in army green and black - both ideal for layering with bright knits and even flannels. Join me as I add it to my cart immed...
This app helps you shop black owned fashion & beauty brands
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This app helps you shop black owned fashion & beauty brands

If you’re looking to discover and support more black owned fashion brands, then you’ll be pleased to hear that, as with most things, there’s an app for that. Introducing Blaqbase, which was created by Benedicta Banga, who grew frustrated when she couldn’t find businesswomen that could inspire herself and others. She said, ‘It all started because I was in search of career role models at my next level and above. I wanted to showcase great things black women were doing and have one place to inspire other black women.’ Benedicta also found that she couldn’t find beauty salons that were local to her, ‘The second thing was my experience of shopping for simple things like makeup or haircare local to me. It was hit and miss whether my local depart...