Faces of Black Fashion

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Soca Slay - Trinidad &Tobago Carnival Costumes 2019

Growing up as a child in the Caribbean I loved watching Carnival.  The parade and performances were great but I marveled at the intricate designs of the costumes. Since then, I've watched Caribbean Carnival Costumes evolve to being even more intricate and innovative. Playing Mas - dancing and marching in costume during the parade - to celebrate history and heritage is now intertwined with making a powerful fashion statement with your costume. Many of these costumes are handmade and take weeks to complete.

The Trinidad & Tobago Carnival is one of the worlds most renowned carnivals and the annual parade took place this past Monday.  As expected, the costume designs show skill, creativity and exuberant beauty. Here are few of my favorites below, enjoy!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Black Influencers Street Style Photos from New York Fashion Week 2019

I always look forward to the street style photos from fashion week. These photos show a lot of creativity and individual self-expression, two things I love most about fashion. Bright colors seemed to be the theme of New York Fashion Week this year and super stylish black influencers did not disappoint. Colors on brown skin? It's a win. Enjoy the photos below:

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Five Ageless Beauties Who Are Winning the "Age Challenge"

Almost everyone is participating in the #Howharddidaginghityou challenge on social media. While I've seen different versions of the challenge, the most common one is to post a photo of yourself from 10 years ago and a current photo. The point of the challenge is to compare the two photos and comment on whether or how you've changed. It's been interesting to watch people show and share their physical, spiritual and mental transition. Yea for growth!

Below I'm sharing photos of five black women who seem to defy aging - let's call them ageless beauties. They are walking definitions of 'black don't crack," and if they could bottle their secrets and sell it, most of us would be buying. To answer the challenge's question, "How hard did aging hit them?"  Not so much.

1. Angela Bassett in 2008 v. Angela Bassett in 2018

2. Nicole Murphy in 2008 v. Nicole Murphy in 2018

3. Cynthia Bailey in 2009 v. Cynthia Bailey in 2019

4. Gabrielle Union in 1998, 2008 and 2018

5. Sanaa Lathan 2009 v. 2019