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Phtos from the book “Natural Fashion, Tribal Decoration from Africa”

I came across these photos and thought they were beautiful ! I don’t know what the decorations are for, but I love how we will always find a way to look fly with any material around us 🙂  Take a look and tell me what you think.

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com


Story on the Obamas and black fashion in French Elle magazine offends many

The French version of Elle magazine published a piece last week by their fashion writer/blogger Nathalie Dolivo that is causing a flap this week. In essence Dolivo said the black community in the U.S. lacked real fashion sense until the Obamas arrived.
The passage from the piece that has offended perhaps the most reads: “In this America, led for the first time by a black president, chic has become a plausible option for a community (the African-American community) that up until now pegged to its streetwear codes.” Dolivo also wrote that since the arrival of the Obamas on the scene black fashion has grown by adopting “white codes of fashion.”
Reaction from Elle’s French editor
With a storm of negative reaction to Dolivos’s remarks, the French Elle has taken the story down from its website but has not apologized. The Italian version of Vogue magazine reports that Elle’s french editor-in-chief, Valérie Toranian, has stated that the influence of Michelle Obama on black fashion in America was comparable to the influence Kate Middleton has had on fashion in the U.K. or Jackie Kennedy on American fashion in the 60’s.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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