Sudanese model Ataui Deng covers FASHIZBLACK Magazine’s September 2012 issue (on news stands September 13th in France and Internationally a week later). The magazine, which launched just three years ago, presents fashion from streetwear to catwalks trends, and from pieces of advice to Fashion industry insiders problematics, in a way that highlights the diversity of the global world in which it lives yet not recognized in. The magazine is both high-fashion and highly dedicated to showing the beauty of African notables and merging the two into content that thrives and keeps their readers thirsty.
“For this first September Issue on print, we wanted to offer more contents than usual, especially in Fashion, as it is our core craft” – Paola Audrey Ndengue, editor-in-chief of the magazine.
Pre-order your copy of this delicious magazine here.read more
Natural beauty company Yes to Carrots has already hit the ground running with their popular brand of farmer’s market fresh products. And they’re about to treat more than just your skin.
Yes to Carrots, Yes to Cucumbers, Yes to Blueberries has announced a new line of haircare products set to address everything from root repair, to color protection, to scalp care face wipes. Each of the three veggie/fruit lines will include shampoo and a conditioner, as well as an up-dated deep conditioner and a lightweight anti-frizz balm.
The Isreali-founded brand teamed up with Gretta Monahan, a stylist and salon owner who does makeovers on The Rachael Ray Show, on the launch of the line — and just know that Monahan doesn’t just use the products on her makeover subjects… she also uses them on herself!read more
Is tired the new sexy?
According to fashion entrepreneur and former editrix-in-chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld it is… at least where you’re mascara is concerned.
Today is the day La Carine revealed one of her many fashionable new projects — this one a long-awaited collaborative collection with MAC cosmetics. Think heavy smokey eye essentials, and a single pop of color in the shape of a nail lacquer called Underfire Red and you’ll get the idea.
There are two full “Face Kits” with palettes that range from soft beige to dark chestnut, a kohl and brow pencil, brushes and foundation, and the peculiar addition of tiny star stencils for making “good luck” beauty marks. Huh?
Of course, there is a behind the scenes look at Roitfeld’s turn as MAC cover girl, with the lady-of-the-hour purring out her French-lilted beauty secrets like sleep in your mascara so that in the morning you look “tired but tired sexy.” Again. Huh? Anyways you can check out the mini-film here.
The collection will be available September 6 at MAC.
The queen of hair has finally taken the plunge into celebrity product endorsement and we couldn’t be happier. Tracee Ellis Ross, known for her big personality on camera and gorgeous big curls on the red carpet. We’ve all been dying to know the secret behind her luscious locs and now we’ll get in on the goodies.
As a proud spokesperson for Optimum Salon Hair Care 6-in-1 Miracle oil, Tracee uses the oil regularly as part of her wash-and-go routine.
Here’s why it’s called the Miracle Oil:
The product contains 6 natural oils for healthy hair
For every hair crisis this oil can function for a variety of uses:
- Hot Oil Treatment
- Daily Leave-In Conditioner
- Moisturizing Scalp Oil
- Conditions Braids, Locs, Extensions
- All Day Frizz Control
- Dry Skin Hydrator
In addition to being the new face of this product, Ross will also be appearing in hilarious promotional videos alongside celebrity hairstylist, Chuck Amos, and hosting a series of launch events with blogger Curly Nikki.
You can get your hands on the oil for only $8.99 at retailers nationwide.read more
Most of us have felt the fairy-tale euphoria associated with slipping on a decadently delicious pair of new heels, but those of you who haven’t are in luck. It seems DSW is all set to play Fairy Godmother, creating an entire line of heels based on the original Disney Cinderella film.
A DSW rep had this to say about the good news, “The inspiration for the line came from the vision of Disney artist Mary Blair’s original art for the film. We took a close look at the film’s aesthetic details—the rich textures and fabric, the beautiful blue in Cinderella’s dress, even the French rococo-inspired scenery. Every whimsical touch featured in the footwear collection came right out of the film.”
The Glass Slipper Collection will arrive in DSW stores (and online) just in time for the re-release of the Disney classic movie on October 1st and will range from $59.95 to $89.95.read more
Billionaire Sheila Johnson, ex-wife of Robert Johnson, and co-founder of BET television networks, has her sights set on bringing a worldly feel to our every day wear.
Now enter her luxe scarf line which will be available exclusively on her website, www.sheilajohnsoncollection.com, will retail for $475 and are handcrafted in Italy of soft modal fabric. The scarves designs will feature digital prints of Johnson’s travels around the world as well as her post-earthquake photographs of Haiti which she visited with Donna Karan (a collaborator on her scarf line of course).
Proceeds from the sales of the collection will go to benefit Johnson’s team the Lady Salamanders, a women’s street soccer team she started.
“I’ve been thinking about this for two years,” Johnson told WWD. “I came up with this idea to see if I could digitally put these pictures on the scarves. When it translates digitally, it looks abstract, but it’s also the way I take the pictures.”
As though H&M hasn’t already began its decent on taking over the entire universe one fashionably affordable garment at a time, the retailer recently announced plans to add a 57,000 square foot department store smack dab in the middle of Manhattan at 48th street and 5th Avenue — just blocks away from their 51st street location. We know… How crazy.
The new H&M will house all of their collections including men, women, kids, infants, accessories, cosmetics, maternity and home collection which will launch in early 2013. The empire of H&M reigning in New York City will reach 12 stores in total and while we’re excited about witnessing the mammoth fashion house, we’re also feeling a little overwhelmed. Where will we find room in our closets for such treasures?
By definition, one would think that magnetic nail polish would either be a problem or a superhero fantasy come to life. It’s neither.
Not to burst any bubbles but — in reality — magnetic nail polish is simply the latest in the growing list of nail art trends available to help you achieve that gallery-worthy manicure you’ve been pining for. This up-and-coming trend offers up a new way to fulfill all the glorious things you imagine when using your nail bed as a canvas with it’s iron powder ingredient that forms dark, wavy shapes when it’s affected by a magnet.
The latest to join the magnetic nail polish masses is none other than nail guru Deborah Lippmann (now we know it’s a big thing) who has unleashed the brands Deborah Lippmann Magnet Appeal Set. The set is actually a trio of perfectly fall-worthy magnetic nail lacquer colors like a midnight navy called Magic Man, a gilded raspberry called Punk Princess, and a gunmetal black called Hard Knock Life. The set will run you a lofty $29, but seeing as it will afford you the finest in magnetic nail art looks it seems worth it no?read more
With FNO being right around the corner in every city that knows anything and maybe just a little about everything to do with fashion, we can’t help but get giddy with excitement as though we’re all prepping for Christmas. The sales will be spectacular but so will the charity.
In an FNO video directed by Trey Laird and Norman Jean Roy, designers and celebs appear in their exclusive FNO shirts (sold during the fabulous day of fashion of course) encouraging you to get yours too to which will support the New York City Aids Fund.
See the video at Vogue.com.
The luxe label synonymous with sex appeal, Tom Ford is looking to sex-up your cosmetics case… again. This fall, Ford is gearing up to debut a brand new lip and cheek stain aptly titled Tainted Love. And while there is little difference between the look of one of his coveted lipsticks, except for the fact that this little number is in a slightly differently shaped tube, this one can be applied to both your pucker and your cheekbones. (Imagine it! You’ll be embellished just like a Tom Ford campaign model!) Tainted Love is all set to launch next week via Bergdorf Goodman and their illustrious website.
So… with all the fanfare appropriate to a T.F. launch… here she is!read more