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What a difference a year makes! Only 365 days ago, we were celebrating the birth of The Root’s newest baby, a beauty, fashion and women’s empowerment blog coyly titled The Glow Up. A year, one awards season, two Fashion Months (and a Cruise Collection Week) and well over 1,000 posts later, we’re slightly older,…

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Serena Williams looks stunning on GQ’s latest issue, one of four in its 2018 “Man of the Year” series. She is the sole woman honored. Equally stunning was the major miscalculation made by the magazine’s editors by inviting designer of the moment, Virgil Abloh, to customize the cover, which he did by crossing out the…

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  What should have been a joyous celebration of elite female athleticism and badassery, is instead mired in controversy. GQ editors are under fire for using quotation marks to describe Serena Williams as its Woman of the Year. The magazine announced on Twitter that Michael B. Jordan, Henry Golding and Jonah Hill are its Men of […]

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Virgil Abloh’s seemingly unstoppable reign in fashion continues. The Lyst Index, a quarterly ranking of fashion’s hottest brands and products, place his Off-White label firmly atop the list in its third-quarter findings. This is a jump from Quarter 2, which placed the brand in the second spot, and leapfrogs the brand…

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Black beauty continues to disrupt and redefine the fashion industry, this time dominating the Model of the Year category at the upcoming British Fashion Awards, which announced its nominees on Tuesday. Contenders for the title at this year’s ceremony, which will take place on Dec. 10 at London’s Royal Albert Hall,…

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We thought rosé season wouldn’t come around again until next spring, but leave it to Virgil Abloh to switch it up on us. Proving that everything is more chic with his personal touch—including Jimmy Choos, Louis Vuitton, Nikes, the world’s most famous tennis star, Serena Williams and Ikea—Abloh has now gotten into the…

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As the Williams sisters prepared to face off at the US Open on Sept. 1, there was much speculation over whether Serena or Venus—seeded 16th and 17th respectively (prior to the match), would take home the win. (It was baby sis Serena this round, proving that motherhood hasn’t slowed her down, after all.)

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When we heard Virgil Abloh and Serena Williams were collaborating on Williams’ 2018 U.S. Open wardrobe, we were understandably intrigued. Two black phenoms at the top of their respective games are exciting—especially when supported by an athletic apparel juggernaut like Nike.

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Nearly two years after the reality star was robbed at gunpoint in the City of Lights, Kardashian took to Instagram to show off a photo of herself trying on jewelry.

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  Issa Rae isn’t one to shy away from controversy and her outfit and her jokes at the CFDA Awards caused quite the stir on Monday night. The Insecure star wore a blue, beaded gown to the big event that was created by designer Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss. “[It was] interesting and new for me […]

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Johnny Wright and Ariana Soleil are back with another installment of The Fashion Cafe and this week our style gurus are discussing the Black designers and influencers who are making big moves in the fashion world. Virgil Abloh recently made headlines when he was announced as Creative Director at Louis Vuitton. We all knew he […]

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Virgil Abloh, the founder of street wear label Off-White and a longtime creative director for Kanye West, has just been named men’s artistic director for Louis Vuitton. Virgil Abloh is the first African-American to helm a line at Louis Vuitton.  –“I smelled death on his breath”: Singer Mya says dating non-vegans is a struggle– According to […]

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The news broke just a few moments after midnight on March 26. Virgil Abloh, founder (in 2014) of the upscale street wear label Off-White, and a former creative director for Kanye West, is the new artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton. Vuitton, a staple of fashionistas around the world, is according to The […]

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