These Celebs Are Daring You To Try This Fall Trend

Leather is always a staple in our Autumn/Winter wardrobe and this year leather on leather is the thing! Our fave celebrity style mavens are flocking to the leather on leather trend like never before, serving head to toe leather looks that are both edgy and stylish. Even the fashion queen Rihanna herself gave the trend her stamp of approval.

Source:  @BadGalRiri

Source: @BadGalRiri

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From Draya Michele’s L’Academie crop top and pant set to TK Wonder’s chocolate leather button down with cognac leather pants, the girls really can’t get enough of leather on leather -- and we’re ready to get in on the trend too. 

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L’Academie
The Mai Crop Top

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BLANKNYC
Patent Faux Leather Leggings

TK Wonder & Cipriana Quann- Alena Akhmadullina

TK Wonder & Cipriana Quann- Alena Akhmadullina

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cream faux leather oversized shirt 

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Boohoo
Leather Look Paperbag High Waist Pants

When it comes to serving a leather on leather moment, there’s no limit to the ways that you can add drip to make it your own. Just look at Jasmine Sanders, who wore a midi leather dress with leather thigh high boots during fashion week--probably making her the street style champ. Or peep her extra AF gold mini skirt and bralette number that she took to the next level  with a gold crop jacket, mini bag, and Louboutin pumps.

Jasmine Sanders Ermanno Scervino FW19

Jasmine Sanders Ermanno Scervino FW19

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black faux leather cami midi dress

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Aldo 
Over-the-knee boot - Maede Block Heel

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Jasmine Sanders in Moschino

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Maye Mini Skirt 

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Estee & Lilly 
Metallic Rectangle Minaudiere Clutch

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Michael Kors 
Claire Chain-Mesh Pump

These women are chic trendsetters leading the pack in the leather on leather trend. Stay warm in the cooler temperatures without taking away from your #OOTD style moment by trying it for yourself! 

Get into the look and get it in your closet for Fall.

You Aren't Ready for Fly Girl Fall Without this Accessory

Now that we’ve officially mourned the end of hot girl Summer, we’re ready to dig into Fly Girl Fall -- but not until our accessory game is on point. Lucky for us, the hottest accessory trend of the season has already made itself known, popping up on every fashion website and in every clothing store in our regular shopping rotation. 

TBH, tortoise shell isn’t anything new. As a matter of fact, it’s an oldie but goodie that you probably already have in your closet. This easy-to-wear, multi-colored brown hue is the ultimate autumn staple and can easily pair with absolutely anything in your closet.  But what makes it so new and fresh this season is all of the new ways that it’s being used to create accessory staples with a luxe, upscale look and feel. 

SOURCE: PRETTY LITTLE THING

SOURCE: PRETTY LITTLE THING

Ready to get into tortoise shell for Fall? Take note and get you a piece or two that you’re sure to have in rotation for years to come.

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3-Pack Tortoiseshell Earrings

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Nasty Gal
Brown Tortoise Barely There Flared Heels

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ALDO
Aurella Booties

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BAUBLEBAR
Amanda Hair Clip

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Tortoiseshell Bronte Buckle Belt

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Tortoiseshell Circular Chain Belt

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River Island
Chain Drop Earrings in Tortoise Shell

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Tortoiseshell Hair Clips

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Liars & Lovers
Brown Foldover Cross Body Bag





Mix Prints, Not Feelings with the Pattern Play Fall Trend

While Nicki Minaj has her Fendi prints on, we’re over here mixing prints like it’s no one’s business. We get it -- the idea of mixing prints can be a bit scary. After all, it may seem like a trend reserved for fashion queens who have mastered the skill of coordination. But let us be the first to tell you that if you’re not wearing mixed prints this Fall, then you’re playing in these fashion streets! 

By far, mixed prints and crazy color combinations were the biggest trends that debuted on the runways during fashion month. Meanwhile, some of our favorite street style queens have followed suite, spotted in the cutest combinations of prints that we’d never think to wear together, but can’t way to try! 

Here’s a roundup of mixed print looks that kill and a beginner-friendly guide to help you get into pattern play this season.

Pattern Play 101

Sporting a mixed print set from Derek Lam and looking good while doing it, Makeup Shayla’s take on this trend features the same print in contrasting colors, creating a mixed print effect while still looking perfectly coordinated. Sporting a mixed print set or statement piece takes the mystery out of pattern play while giving you just the right amount of edge to kill your look.

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ASOS DESIGN
Liquorish Wid Leg Jumpsuit in Mixed Animal Print

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ASOS DESIGN
Mixed Floral Print Twist Front Midi Tea Dress

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ASOS
Liquorish Plus Jumpsuit

Animal Prints that Kill

Bring out your killer instinct by mixing unexpected animal prints. The key to coordination? Pick a classic color palette that compliments each other and let your prints do all the talking. Our girl Jennifer nailed it with this zebra and leopard print combo featuring neutrals and just the right pop of color. 

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NastyGal
Womens Stroke Me Leopard Shirt

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Boohoo
Leopard Super Flare Wide Leg Trouser

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Missguided
Black Animal Print Satin Oversized Shirt

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Missguided
Petite Lime High Neck Leopard Bodysuit

Monochrome 2.0

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Source: @curatedbyNX

Two trends in one? Yes please! Here’s a no fail trick to pattern play; pair mixed prints in a monochrome look. This simple trick will allow you to really go big with your patterns of choice, just like @curatedbyNX with her yellow floral and multicolored polka dot combo. Everyone knows that yellow was MADE for us melanated girls and it just so happened to be a favorite on the Fall runways, so it’ll be our color go-to all season long.

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Dilan
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Yellow Snake Print
Over the Knee Heeled Boots

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Forever 21
Floral Print Crop Top

Mixed to the Max

Blogger babes  Beverly Beal and @itsjustdels know how to make any trend look chic, and these expert pattern play moments are no different. These looks may look hard to achieve but you got this! Pairing the same prints that feature different but complementary colors is an easy way to look elevated and when you throw in neutral accents like a black boot or tan trench coat, your lewk is officially complete.

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Ryan Destiny Just Proved Why this Dress is a MUST for Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner, which means that plenty of holiday parties, cocktail hours, and nights out on the town are in your NEAR future! It’s about that time to start planning out the show stopping looks you’ll be serving at the family function and lucky for you, Ryan Destiny just gave us all of the inspo that we could ask for.

Source: @ryandestiny

Source: @ryandestiny

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source: @scotlouie

During Paris Fashion Week, Ryan Destiny popped up on the scene and on the gram spotted in a stunning Draped Balmain number, and we’re shooketh! This dress is officially the quintessential holiday season dress because it creates just the right level of sex appeal while hiding all of your cheat day sins!

If you agree that this drape dress is your vibe all Fall/Winter 2020, we got you sis! Check out our fave drape dresses of the moment below.

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Missguided
Peace + Love Ivory Satin Drape Fringe Mini Dress

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MISSGUIDED
Sand Mesh Panel Asymmetric Drape Midi Dress

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ASOS EDITION
Drape Asymmetric Midi Dress

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Peace + Love Navy Chain Strap Satin Drape Mini Dress

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ASOS DESIGN
Tall One Shoulder Drape Midi Dress

The Print That Makes You Look Like You Have Your Ish Together

Plaid has always been a style staple. It’s the print that ALWAYS makes you look like you have your s**t together. Also known as tartan, plaid can be styled with everything from solids, to mixed prints, or our favorite: in a matching set (power suit, anyone?). No matter how you style it, it is definitely a must have for the Fall. This classic print never goes out of style and can be refreshed in your wardrobe season after season. You’ll never look old and outdated in plaid! Instead you’ll look chic and about your business. 

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Source: @iamcardib

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Source: @monicabrown

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Source: @sevynstreeter

Plaid is usually a print associated with punk, preppy, grunge, and business class, but don’t let that stop you from getting some, friend! It is one of the most versatile prints to hit the runway for the Fall 2019 season -- and it’s not your grandmother’s plaid sofa print.  Designers used every shape and silhouette to make tartan their own on the runways this season. They succeeded in piquing our interest with some of our favorite looks coming from Zendaya x Tommy Hilfiger and Christian Dior, just to name a few.

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Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

Grey plaid has also been  taking over The Gram lately, seen on Sevyn Streeter, Karrueche, and Monica the past few weeks, making us love it more and more. All of these fashionistas have been seen in grey plaid on their social media feeds rocking the print in sets, with hats, and even sports bras.  These style mavens are giving us the keys to styling plaid in a youthful and modern way, and we’re all the way here for it! 

Source: @kellyrowland

Source: @kellyrowland

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Source: @karrueche

Ready to get some plaid in your Fall wardrobe? Spice up your grey plaid with an unlikely print pairing like buffalo check print or gingham to create a bomb ass outfit. You can also play with the sizing and shapes of tartan like our fellow designers did for their collections. When styled right it’s one of the prints that will always make you look like you have your s**t together, so check out some of our favorite plaid picks that you need in your closet NOW for Fall!

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Missguided
Gray Heritage Plaid Blazer Dress

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H&M
Plaid Jacket

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Sleeveless Suit Blazer

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Brown Plaid Print Co Ord

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Missguided
Gray Plaid Pinafore Mini Dress

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Forever 21
Plaid Glen Blazer

Tawana's Favorite Things: Meet the Fashion Queen Behind House of Chic LA

Whether you follow her or not, there’s no doubt that you’ve spotted Tawana on your Instagram feed serving you fab hair, a beat face, and full-on LOOKS. As the founder of House of Chic LA and Hair So Chic LA, she’s been our ultimate style goals for years, known for her sleek, chic and EXTRA AF aesthetic. She got her start as a fashion maven during the early days of Instagram after organically amassing a huge following of women who naturally gravitated to her OOTD posts. 

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“When I got my first 500 likes [on Instagram], I was like ‘oh my god, what's going on?!  What do these people see?’  I started getting a lot of questions and DMs about what I was wearing and my style.”

When she achieved her first online “viral moment, Tawana responded to the demand by launching her online boutique House of Chic LA. Years later, she’s still going strong, now known as the online plug for classy girly-girls to find fashion forward fits at affordable prices. But what makes her boutique special isn’t just the bomb pieces. She’s also infamous for putting on for short thick girls by being living proof  that they can unlock their fullest style potential by figuring out what works best for their body. 

“[When I was younger] I would just wear anything that was cute… it didn’t matter what it was, I just wanted to look good. Now I just go for comfort over everything... I'm not the girl that has the flattest stomach or [anything] like that so [it’s important for me] to dress for my body type.”

The glitz and glamour of Tawana’s Instagram feed may lead you to assume that you know a lot about her. But the truth is that she’s a homebody who loves fresh flowers, a good beauty regimen,  and a night in with her pup. MILQ got the chance to sit down with Tawana to get an exclusive look into her favorite things, her guilty pleasures, and her life beyond House of Chic LA.

Grab a glass of wine and get into this roundup of Tawana’s Favorite Things!

Shop Tawana’s Favorite Things

Get Fall-Ready With these 8 New York Fashion Week Trends

From Savage Fenty’s sultry exhibition to Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya’s 70’s fused collection debut, there was no shortage of black excellence ripping the runway during New York Fashion Week. But what really caught our eye was all of the style salvage in effect that we’re ready to add into our closet rotation for Fall! Gather your coins and make space in your closet, because we’re guiding you through our top 10 trends for Fall that we’re currently obsessing over. 

HOUNDSTOOTH

Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya

Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya

Area

Area

Trust us — this ain’t your grandmother’s houndstooth! Thanks to brands like Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya and Area, houndstooth has a fresh new look and feel this season. Consider incorporating it into your closet for Fall with a sleek trench or a power blazer — two Fall staples that never go out of style. 

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From the Runway
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Mango
Houndstooth Pants

CORSETS 

Dion Lee

Dion Lee

Staud

Staud

Up the sex appeal with corsets this season that’ll keep you looking snatched AND fashionable. Pair with slacks for a refined look or up the sex appeal with a high slit skirt. 

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NBD
Lacey Bustier Top

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Forever 21
Bustier-Style Crop Top

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4th & Reckless
Corset Collar Blazer

MIXED PRINTS

Roland Mouret

Roland Mouret

Coach

Coach

We’ve been obsessed with mixing prints since Resort 2019. Thanks to Oscar De La Renta, Roland Mouret, and Coach, we’re keeping up the momentum all through Fall. Switch out your florals and pastels for rustic hues and pair them with plaids or stripes.

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Missguided
Red Co-ord Leopard Tartan Print Cigarette Pants

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ASOS DESIGN
Maxi Dress with Smocking Detail in Mixed Animal Print

LEATHER

Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya

Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya

Coach

Coach

The quintessential style staple of black power in the 1970s is back and it’s better. Opt for Angela Davis’ iconic leather trench coat in a rich Autumn hue, or take it up a notch with a pair of leather bottoms or even a co-ord set. 

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Missguided
Green Co Ord Faux Leather Utility Blazer

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BLANKNYC
Patent Faux Leather Leggings

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BLANKNYC
Faux Leather Trench Coat - 100% ExclusivE

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ASOS DESIGN
Tailored Paperbag Leather Shorts

EXAGGRATED SHOULDERS

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PYER MOSS

The 1980s are having a moment, in large part thanks to Pyer Moss who featured plenty of exaggerated and retro silhouettes in his collection. Give this look a try if you’re looking to serve boss babe vibes all season long with boxy blazers and dresses.

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ASOS DESIGN
Tall Camel Stripe Suit Blazer

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FRAICHE BY J
Susie Wide Leg Jumpsuit

METALLIC & HOLOGRAPH

Brandon Maxwell

Brandon Maxwell

Christopher John Rogers

Christopher John Rogers

This year, you don’t have to wait until New Yer’s Eve to shine. Sequin and metallics were spotted all over New York Fashion Week, featured on the runways of Brandon Maxwell and black designer Christopher John Rogers, and even spotted on Rihanna during her Savage Fenty show.

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SCHUTZ
Jamili Clear Ankle Strap Sandal

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Nasty Gal
The Pleat is On Metallic Skirt

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Windsor
Holographic Crossbody Purse

HALF & HALF

Christian Cowan

Christian Cowan

Pyer Moss

Pyer Moss

— And we’re not talking about our favorite 2000’s sitcom. Warning: The half and half trend is not for the faint of heart. But it’s perfect for the true fashion girl who likes to test the boundaries of style. Go simple with a duel-colored pant or blouse, or take it all the way in a full half and half set that turns heads. 

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SHEIN
Two Tone Button Front Blazer

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Missguided
Black Super Oversized Leopard Print Panel Shirt

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Asos Design
Warehouse Two Tone Belted Midi Dress

MONOCHROME

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Monochrome is the trend that keeps on giving. A favorite among celebrities during New York Fashion Week, it’s easy to pull off and looks very polished — perfect for a fuss-free last minute look. 

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Missguided
Red Co Ord Grandad Collar Oversized Blazer

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Missguided
Plaid Co Ord Pant Set

Go Natural With These Chic & Sustainable Fashion Trends

As ‘Hot Girl Summer’ slowly fades into ‘Fierce Girl Fall,’ we’re getting into going natural -- and this time, we’re not talking about hair. Thanks to water pollution, the use of toxic chemicals and increasing levels of textile waste used to create clothing, Mother Earth is really going through it and it’s time that we do something about it. Fashion brands are trying to turn a new leaf by switching to sustainable fabrics and textiles to create clothing ethically. As it turns out, not only is ethical fashion good for mother nature, but it’s ultra chic and a bomb way to add rich texture to your closet! 

Sustainable is the new chic! Go green with us and make the planet happy by incorporating these ethical fabrics into your closet.

Straw

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Fun fact: Your favorite summer staple is also good for the planet! It’s a low impact, low carbon building material that makes the perfect accent for a flirty look without doing damage to the earth. Although it’s a Summer go-to, don’t be afraid to pull it out for a cute Fall moment with accessories like bags, and even shoes! It’s rich texture and neutral tones will keep you styling all September.

MILQ’s Picks

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KNOTTY
Woven Tassel Top Handle Bag
$69

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MIA
Renita Raffia Wraparound Straw Sandal
$69

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#BuyBlack
Brother Vellies

Basket Stell Straw Mule

Hemp

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Not only is hemp one of the oldest fabrics on the planet, but it’s one of the most stylish. It requires no pesticides, herbicides,  fungicides, and little water to cultivate, making it an easy and ethical fabric choice to style on ‘em from Summer into Winter without harming the planet.

MILQ’s Picks

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Mara Hoffman
Whitney Hemp Jumpsuit

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#BuyBlack
Flowers by Tracy Reese
Natasha Drop Waist Midi Dress
$250

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Back Beat Rags
Hemp Boiler Suit
$48

Wood

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Remember those wooden Cult Gaia cage bags that you keep seeing on your feed? It’s about time that you cop one of your own! Wood is a renewable material, which means that it provides energy for the planet AND bomb texture to any look. That’s a win win if we’ve ever seen one. 

MILQ’s Picks

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AQUA
Wood Beaded Tote
$41

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ETTIKA
Wood Disc Earrings
$55

Cult Gaia
Luna Bamboo Crossbody Bag
$220

Linen

Give the girls all of the life in linen! It’s an organic, biodegradable, and recyclable fiber that just so happens to look and feel fierce. Get into the earthy vibes and create a moment in linen dresses, structured tops, and flowy co-ord sets all season long. 

MILQ’s Picks

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Reformation
Mara Linen Two-Piece
$153

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ASOS
Linen Utility Dress
$56

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Reformation
Cerise Linen Dress
$130

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Tracy Reese's New Clothing Line 'Hope for Flowers' is Stylish, Sustainable, and For the Culture

To many of us, Tracy Reese is the black aunty of high fashion. For over 21 years she’s been out here shining, achieving every accolade that a designer could dream of from dressing First Lady Michelle Obama and THE Oprah Winfrey, to continually staying relevant in a highly competitive, ever-changing industry. All the while, she’s used her platform to celebrate ‘real women’ by advocating for diversity and inclusion long before the rest of the industry caught on to the game. Now, Tracy Reese is out here innovating once again as she leads the wave of fashion designers who are making the switch to sustainable fashion, while creating the blueprint for other black designers to do the same.

Source: Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese

Source: Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese

During a recent conversation with Vogue, Tracy Reese shared about why it was important for her to return to her roots in Michigan to create Hope for Flowers; her newest brand that is focused just as much on helping the planet as it is on helping stimulate her home state’s local economy. Not only is her brand’s reinvention a testimony to defining your own path, but every flirty silhouette and handcrafted pattern in her newest collection is a vibe.

Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese
Pascaline Silk Midi Dress

“This many years into my career, I needed the challenge. I needed to shake things up and to recommit to my work in a fresh way and in a way that I felt good about. Not just the routine of designing collection after collection, but a slower, more thoughtful model where everything has intent. I’m getting back to all the things I love about design.”

Hope for Flowers is everything that we’ve come to love about Tracy Reese’s bold yet sophisticated designs, but created with natural textiles and produced 100% domestically. Not only did Reese draw every print for the collection by hand,  but she trained and employed local women who work in her newly opened factory located in Flint. The pieces they make at this factory are exclusively sold at a black owned boutique in Michigan, Detroit is the New Black. There’s levels to Hope for Flowers’ ethical approach, which prioritizes ethical use of natural materials and human labor while keeping the black dollar circulating in our community longer.

Source: Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese

Source: Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese

Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese
Cleo Striped Midi Skirt

The more I learned about fast fashion and cheap production in general, I just knew that was the antithesis to everything I was thinking about...If you’re selling a garment for $10, let’s just do the math and understand what that means for all the people along that supply chain. It’s like slavery. I knew I didn’t want anything to do with that, so it made me get really serious about what I did want.”

Tracy Reese’s switch to sustainable fashion also signals an opportunity for small black designers to gain a competitive edge over fast fashion brands as ethical production becomes more important to customers. While fast fashion brands like Forever 21 and Zara are busy releasing ‘green collections’ for clout, black designers like Aurora James of Brother Vellies and Sindiso Khumalo have managed to sustain truly ethical brands with far less resources. Their small production runs are already a great first step, and as more black designers venture into sustainability and even open up their own small factories, they’ll be more knowledge and resources accessible to pass around. 

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Michelle Floral Midi Dress

“Everyone can do a little bit, and then you can do a little bit more, and a little more. People are mystified about where to begin, but there are a lot of ways to approach it.”

We stan for Aunty Tracy for using her platform to create real change for the environment AND for the culture! Hope for Flowers is now available at Anthropologie and at Detroit is the New Black. Shop the collection now.

MILQ EDITORIAL: ROSS REVIVAL

Model: Lily Lightbourn Herbert follow on Instagram @lilylightbourn  FEATHER BOA: ALEX VINASH @ALEXVINASH

Model: Lily Lightbourn Herbert follow on Instagram @lilylightbourn

FEATHER BOA: ALEX VINASH @ALEXVINASH


Inspired by an era of classic glamour and feminine liberation, we take a modern style spin on the groovy 70’s. Here’s an inside look into the makings of digital editorial—ROSS REVIVAL—and the full feature editorial.

Hair and makeup by Chinaza Moses @beautybetweenthelines

Hair and makeup by Chinaza Moses @beautybetweenthelines

PLEATED GOLD TOP & BOTTOMS: ALEX VINASH @ALEXVINASH

PLEATED GOLD TOP & BOTTOMS: ALEX VINASH @ALEXVINASH

FEATHERED DRESS: ALEX VINASH @ALEXVINASH

FEATHERED DRESS: ALEX VINASH @ALEXVINASH

 

ROSS REVIVAL


PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREW PARSONS AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

Hair and makeup by Chinaza Moses @beautybetweenthelines; model is Lily Lightbourn Herbert @lilylightbourn at Marilyn Agency NY

Ruffle Some Feathers in Summer's Hottest Trend

Summer is almost here, and we're ready to ruffle some FEATHERS in our favorite runway trend of the season! With the help of these celebrities and street style babes, we're giving you 5 reasons why you should be wearing feathers ALL. SUMMER. LONG.

Sally LaPointe, Balmain, Tom Ford, Ashi Studio, Mary Katrantzou

Sally LaPointe, Balmain, Tom Ford, Ashi Studio, Mary Katrantzou

Feathers Are EXTRA AF

Extra will be your middle name whenever you walk through in a feather statement piece. Not only are feathers timeless and chic but they’re lightweight, making them an easy touch of texture to take your look from basic to far from it -- even during the warmest months of the year.

Take cues from our girl Winnie Harlow & Tracee Ellis Ross; fashion girls who are never afraid to take a look the EXTRA mile.

No need to take yourself so seriously -- fashion should be fun! We’re all about making your own fashion rules, and feathers allow you to do just that. Although feathers are trendy, there’s no shortage of ways to defy the rules of style by putting your own twist on it.

Our girl Janet Mock proved just that with her Met Gala look this year, and we love how our Insta Fashion crush Juliette Foxx (@RomeosFashionFix) completely made this feathered look her own.

Janet Mock

Juliette Foxx (@RomeoFashionFix)

Feathers Are Curve-Friendly

Haters will tell you that curvy girls can’t wear feathers, but we beg to differ! As fearless queen Lizzo can attest to, feathers are chic for women of every shape & size, period.

Feathers Are Versatile

No need to go all out with a head to toe feathered look; use them as an accent for your look instead! Find pieces with feathers used as trim, or feathered accessories to amplify your outfit, and you’ve achieved a simple slay.

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Rox Brown

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MILQ EDITORIAL: SHADOWED BEAUTY

Model: Soshee follow on Instagram @sosheba

Model: Soshee follow on Instagram @sosheba

Bright and bold hues, minimal accessories and silver makeup details— here’s an inside look into the makings of our first digital editorial—SHADOWED BEAUTY—and the full feature editorial.

Creative Director and stylist Christian Joy Riley wanted to create a dramatic contrast with the models skin tone and bright color wardrobe. The emphasized effect created the dramatic shadow character Soshee, the model, embodied so well.

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SHADOWED BEAUTY


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PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILIP VUKELICH AND STYLED BY CHRISTIAN JOY RILEY

Hair and makeup by Chinaza Moses @beautybetweenthelines; model is Soshee @sosheba at Fenton Model Management

Are Mini Bags a Go or a No?

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

At one point or another, we’ve all fell victim to the ‘Mary Poppins effect,’ carrying around oversized handbags with everything we think we’d ever possibly need inside. As extreme as that might seem, the mini-bag trend of the moment may have it beat. These bags, which were initially made popular by Jacquemus when they premiered in their Spring 2018 runway show, are popping up everywhere in different forms -- from being worn around the neck to being worn on the waist as a mini bag belt. It’s even been recently spotted on runways dangling from the finger of models as a comical 2-inch accessory courtesy of the label that started it all: Jacquemus, of course (Come on though -- where they do that at?).

So why are these mini bags’ all the rage this season? Maybe because they’re ironic like last season’s ‘dad sneaker’ trend, or maybe because they’re just so irresistibly adorable! Regardless of the reason, we’re taking a look at the fashion killers who caught on to the trend early and deciding once for all; is the mini bag trend a GO or a NO?

Queen Bey

Leave it to Beyonce to have us second guessing how functional mini bags can actually be. Worn as a belt bag, it looks like an easy option for a quick run or even a concert when you want to pack light. Plus, it’s the perfect pop of color to set off this multicolored ensemble.

Love the Look? Secure the Jacquemus green belt bag here or find a similar option here.

Rihanna

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If a trend is in style, rest assured that Rihanna did it first. While we may not be quite ready to start wearing our handbags as necklaces, we’re sold on RihRih’s monochromatic moment topped off with a classic Jacquemus mini bag.

Love the Look? Secure the Jacquemus yellow mini bag  here or find a similar option here

Marlo Hampton

Marlo Hampton has been spotted in the mini bag trend a few times since it’s gone viral, so there’s no doubt that she’s a huge fan. She makes a great case for the trend as an easy option for a day out on the town -- as long as you pack light, of course.

Get her Christian Dior Patent Leather mini bag here or find a similar option here.

#ShopBlack and find a similar option to her chandelier mini bag here.

Lori Harvey

When it comes to style, Lori definitely gets it from her mama. The style maven is always up on the hottest trends and this one is no different. Her pyramid YSL mini bag is a LOOK but what we really want to know is, how much smaller is she willing to go?

Get her YSL Pyramid Box Mini Bag here or find an affordable alternative here.

The Clermont Sisters

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Never ones to shy away from a trendy moment, it’s no surprise to see that these bad girls were among the first to be spotted in the mini bag trend. Wearing it as a crossbody paired with dad sneakers and a jersey dress gives it a fun sporty twist, but its functionality is still the ultimate mystery.

Love the Look? Secure the Jacquemus yellow mini bag  here or find a similar option here.

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Celebrity Collections You Need in Your Closet

Rihanna has the entire fashion industry shaking in their boots with the release of her first Fenty Collection, making history as the first black woman to head an LVMH brand. But she isn’t the only black A-lister who is forging diversity in the fashion industry. In fact, a groundbreaking number of celebrity collections have been released this year in partnership with women of color  -- and of course, we’re here for it!

While every celebrity collection isn't created equal, these MILQ favorites certainly are! Here's a roundup of the celebrity collections that we're coveting right now, and where you can shop them!

Zendaya x Tommy Hilfiger

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With the help of her fairy God brother Law Roach, Zendaya has become a full fledged fashion icon in her own right. Just in time for Paris Fashion Week, she announced that her covetable style would now be shoppable via her Spring 2019 collab with Tommy Hilfiger. Tapping into the playfully color and expressive trends of the 1970’s, the collection is bold yet incredibly wearable for the everyday woman. During its Paris Fashion Week premiere, the collection was modeled by all-black models in a diverse range of ages, shapes and sizes -- including 70’s icons Grace Jones and Pat Cleveland.

Gab Union x NY & Co

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In 2017, Gabrielle Union added fashion designer to her resume when she premiered her debut collection in partnership with New York & Company.  With an average price tag of less than $100 and a wide size range of 0-20, the collab is known to make headlines for its chic designs and easy accessibility.  Her most recent collection is inspired by “busy moms who need easy, cute and comfortable clothes “ for the entire family to match in -- including the dog. It features a wide range of chic & cozy separates, dresses, and denim.

Lala Anthony x Ashley Stewart

LaLa Anthony might be known for slaying red carpets, but she has a sporty side that  she puts on full display in her recent collection with Ashley Stewart. Realizing the lack of options available for curvy women besides “florals and ruffles,”  she designed a capsule collection featuring items that she considers her go-to’s while she’s on the run.

Serena by Serena Williams

Serena Williams is after much more than her 24th Grand Slam  -- she’s after a seat at the fashion table, too! Serena by Serena Williams doesn’t solely  aim to create pieces that are stylish. The Tennis champion also wants to empower women to feel unapologetically confident and authentic when they’re wearing her pieces. Showcasing an incredibly diverse range of models and style choices on her website, the collection is challenging both fashion and social norms simultaneously.

Ivy Park by Beyonce

Sporting an athletic collection from the woman who claims to rehearse for hours then do a lap on the stair master seems like a no brainer -- especially when that woman is Beyonce. Ivy Park was once exclusively owned by Beyonce but recently, she announced  that the brand will be re-launching soon in partnership with Adidas. On its own, Ivy Park was already pushing the envelope of style by seamlessly merging athletic wear with street fashion. Now that Adidas has joined the bandwagon, the brand plans to expand its collection to include sneakers.

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Your Fave Childhood Trend is Back: Hair Clips & Statement Barrettes

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Do you remember back in the day when your mom would make you sit down for hours to deck your hair out with colorful clips and blinged out barrettes? Well it turns out that she might have been on to something! Who knew that in 2019 hair clips, aka barrettes, would make a massive comeback in high fashion? Embraced by luxury designers and indie brands alike, statement clips aren’t just a trend; they’re a form of expression, spelling out everything from the name of your favorite brand to trendy adjectives or phrases. The trend has even been embraced by fashion heavy hitters like Rihanna and Solange, making it a must-have accessory for all unfiltered fashionistas.

It's time to make a statement with your hair accessories. Here are our favorite style mavens who've been spotted in the statement barrette trend, and the black owned brands where you can shop it now.

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The Blackest Moments from the Met Gala 2019 Red Carpet

Let’s be real; The first Monday in May might be the biggest day of the year for fashion, but it’s never been the most diverse. This year that all changed with the amount of sheer blackness that was present on the Met Gala red carpet, topping anything we’ve seen in the event’s 71-year history. 

This year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion”, refers to the freedom that stems from fashion that is highly exaggerated, theatrical and ostentatious. Needless to say that when it comes to unapologetic forms of expression as a means for liberation, black people can clearly relate. Making room for more black designers than the Met Gala has ever seen and sending subtle nods to some of the most influential black artists of our generation, the biggest black celebs in fashion and entertainment showed up and showed OUT to interpret Camp Culture from the black perspective. With all this blackness present, we’re hopeful that it signals a new era for diversity at the Met Gala for years to come. Here’s our roundup of the best & blackest moments from the 2019 Met Gala red carpet:

Big Freedia & Ciara Twerk to Bounce Music on the Met Museum Steps

If you thought that twerking couldn’t make history, you better ask Big Freedia and Ciara. The Queen of bounce music and the Princess of Crunk kicked off the evening’s festivities with a gold ‘ole NOLA-style twerk session to Big Freedia’s single ‘Play.’  This was a huge moment for the culture in more ways than one, especially considering that camp culture is hugely inspired by Queer P.O.C. who are often excluded from the mainstream narrative. Add in Ciara’s epic afro puffs and you’ve got the blackest Met Gala entrance of all time.

Everything’s Gucci: Dapper Dan Dresses Regina Hall, Ashley Graham & Bevy Smith

IT’S ABOUT TIME! Pioneer of streetwear fashion Dapper Dan finally made his debut on the Met Gala red carpet, swagging out five celebrities in his pieces including Regina Hall, Ashley Graham, Bevy Smith, 21 Savage and Omari Hardwick.

Bevy Smith went ALL black for the occasion, wearing a cape by Dapper Dan, a gown by Kimberly Goldson, shoes by Tiannia Barnes, and a crown by Anthony Maxwell.

Lena Waithe Rolls Up in a ‘Zoot Suit’ by Pyer Moss

Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean Raymond is never one to be subtle in sending a pro-black message through his designs. This year’s Met Gala was no different, as he showed up with his date Lena Waithe in matching zoot suits. Not only were their zoot suits a nod to a treasured camp staple in African American communities, but their pinstripes were made up of lyrics from their favorite black musical artists including Tupac, Nipsey Hussle, Thelma Houston and Diana Ross. Black jewelry designer Johnny Nelson designed the custom gold sculpture portrait buttons and black power fist cuff links for both suits.

To top it all off, the back of Lena Waithe’s blazer read ‘Black Drag Queens Inventend Camp’ while Kerby Jean-Raymond’s read ‘Fix Your Credit, Pool Money, Buy Back the Block.’ Message, received.

Pyer Moss also dressed Lala Anthony in a money-themed dress that had her in her bag, plus Colin Kaepernick whose look was inspired by Ghanaian, Egyptian and Nigerian traditional garb.

Tracee Ellis Ross Brings it Back to Harlem with her Lorraine O’ Grady Inspired Look

Tracee took the quote "One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art” literally in the inspiration for this year’s Met Gala. Her look was inspired by black artist Lorraine O’ Grady’s performance piece, ‘Art is,’ where she positioned blackness as art by holding up gold frames to onlookers who attended the 1983 African American Day parade in Harlem.

Lupita Nyongo Lets Her Flow Glow with Gold Afro Picks

There were so many natural hair moments on the Met Gala red carpet, but Lupita’s might have been the most special. Her elaborate fro, decked out with gold ‘black power’ picks, was inspired by a self-portrait created by Lauren Kelley entitled “Pickin.’” The hairstyle, which was executed by Vernon François and hairstylist Sharif Poston, was designed as the ultimate celebration of black beauty.

Aurora James Wants You to Rethink How You View Camp

While everybody else tried to dazzle on the red carpet with gowns made of man made materials, Brother Vellies designer Aurora James came through with an entirely nuanced perspective. In Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,’ she states that nothing in nature can be campy. Aurora James challenged this notion by donning a Swahili-inspired look made entirely of all-natural materials, asserting that Sontag’s notion eliminated black culture -- and specifically groups with limited access to man made synthetic materials--from this important narrative.

Tiffany Haddish & Kelela Walker Play Homage to Black Music & Film

You can’t have a ‘Camp’ themed Met Gala without a Pimp Named Slickback making an appearance. Tiffany Haddish came through and made it happen by donning a self-proclaimed ‘Pimperalla’ sequined  suit and matching hat to the Met Gala red carpet. She fully committed to her character by carrying fried chicken in her bag, trolling us all by playing into this popular (and triggering) black stereotype.

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Meanwhile, actress KiKi Layne channeled the Notorious B.I.G. by sporting Gucci leggings that read “Gucci Down to the Socks” under her Gucci gown. And if you’re wondering, yes, she was wearing Gucci socks.

If there’s anything we can learn from this year’s Met Gala red carpet, it’s how integral black people have been to Camp culture. It’s about time we get that credit, and thanks to all of the black creatives who showed out this year, we did.

Find Your Inner Cowgirl with the Yeehaw Agenda Trend

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Black people have always had the horses in the back; Lil Nas X just made sure that the rest of the world knew that. While history books may tell us differently, black people are deeply rooted and essential to the history of cowboy culture. As the infamous @theyeehawagenda Instagram page will show you, our black superstars have used fashion as a way to reclaim our space in cowboy history since as early as the 1990s.

Lately the yeehaw agenda has experienced a huge resurgence in black culture. Regarded by art critic and writer Antwaun Sargent as “chic and thriving,” the trend has exploded online in large part to black designers like Pyer Moss and Telfar,  Solange’s latest project When I Get Home, and even Lil Nas X’s controversial country hit single Old Town Road. From fashion editorials to the Indio dessert and even major red carpets, black fashionistas are making a cultural statement and channeling their Southern roots by incorporating cowboy aesthetic into their style.

Take some notes from these style mavens on how to put your own flare to the trending yeehaw agenda movement.

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THE FESTIVAL BABES

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THE FASHION KILLAS

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Kahlani Barfield

Cardi B & Hennessy

Let It Reign: Metallics & Bold Colors

New York is a world in itself. During fashion week, it becomes the epicenter of all things fashion, style and innovation. This fashion week was all about color, metallics, amazing artistry and DIVERSITY!

My first day of shows began with the Fashion Hong Kong show. The collection that stood out to me most was the 112 Mountainyam because of its use of textures, colors and prints. We know that neon and fringe will be a major trend for 2019, so seeing these two trends being incorporated in this collection had me sitting on the edge of my seat taking notes.

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Facebook: @112mountainyam

Instagram: @112mountainyam

Website: www.112mountainyam.com

We saw inclusiveness with the 11honore presentation with Laverne Cox closing the show in a bold red tulle dress

Picture courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

Picture courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

The Chromat show should have been renamed “Curvy Chromat” because it was a study in body positivity, diversity and celebration of all things color and WOMAN. I felt proud to be a woman of color as I sat through this beautiful collection.

Pictures courtesy of stylishcurves.com

Pictures courtesy of stylishcurves.com

Picture Courtesy of Teen Vogue

Picture Courtesy of Teen Vogue

Again, we see the neon trend all over the Chromat show. Another Trend that literally went viral was the slogan gowns and slogan clothing all over the runway. Viktor and Rolf had the internet laughing and sharing the ingenious designs he debuted during Paris Couture Week.

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Pictures courtesy of Getty Images

I attended the Global Fashion Collective I show and saw this global trend first-hand with the collection by Canadian brand M.E. The collection by Michelle Elizabeth was hyper feminine with a distinct color palette of black and white. She opted to put slogans that made a statement and were thought-provoking

Photos courtesy of Giovanni Giannoni

Photos courtesy of Giovanni Giannoni

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Metallics is another popular trend that revives every season. We saw it heavily in the Balmain 2019 show.

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Pictures courtesy of Vogue Magazine

Pictures courtesy of Vogue Magazine

Street Trends was a study in bold colors, outlandish accessories and innovative layering due to the frigid NYC weather.