For blow-by-blow coverage of Arise Magazine’s Fashion Week visit the Arise Magazine website. For reviews, click the following links: Lagos fashion week: putting Africa on the fashion map – The Guardian ARISE Magazine Fashion Initiative Inspires – MyTrendyBuzz.com Fashion week in Lagos: Putting African designers on the map – CNN Nigeria Fashion Week puts African designers in the spotlight – CBS News
They say you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. With that in mind, let’s look back at what was great or memorable about 2011. The Best of 2011 According to The Fashion Bomb The Most Popular House Tours of 2011 on Apartment Therapy Vogue Daily’s Top Twelve Fashion Trends of 2011 The 50 Hottest Natural ‘Dos of the Year by Essence Magazine Racked lists the 10 Biggest Nail Polish Trends of 2011 The Top News Stories of 2011 As Reported on Yahoo News
After expressing my outrage on Twitter, I was really trying to move past “De Niggabitch” scandal, I really was. Then I heard that the publisher of Jackie Magazine retracted their apology and now I am pissed all over again. So this week’s winks is a collection of articles addressing Jackie magazine’s lack of cultural sensitivity. Magazine That Called Rihanna “Niggabitch” Retracts Apology – Clutch Magazine Jackie Magazine Editor Resigns Following Racist Rihanna Article – The Cut Rihanna Responds To Racial Attacks – High Snobette An Open Letter to Jackie Magazine: I’m Not Over It – Fashionista When Hipster Racism Fails: Rihanna Labeled the “Ultimate Niggabitch” by Dutch Magazine – Ripp Dem Up
I’m off to New Orleans for the weekend. In preparation for my trip I’ve been reading the blog of NOLA girl Juley (pictured above). Check her out at SwankHeights.net Speaking of NOLA, there is an all-expenses-paid program for 25 well-connected individuals from across the country within four targeted business sectors—arts-based businesses, biosciences, digital media, and sustainable industries—to assess the status of New Orleans as a model of new business progress and thinking. The program is called NOLAbound, of course. Click here to see how you can be a part of it. In non-New Orleans news, model Agynees Deyn’s Brooklyn, NY loft is for sale. This place is everything to me. More images on High Snobette.
The Fashion Bomb discusses African stereotypes in fashion. Read Here Natural Belle posts the most beautiful fashion editorials. Read the blog here. K is for Kinky looks at African print trenches. Read here.