Victoria’s Secret is Out: An Outdated Fantasy

This year’s annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show, which aired on December 2nd, was no different from past shows--the models were all one size (skinny), cis, and their skin tones varied within a narrow spectrum of beige (with the exception of a few). Although the brand claims that the runway was 50% models of color this year, one thing was for certain: they clearly haven’t learned anything about the importance of diversity.

Atima Lui Speaks on Pi Group Annual Speaker Series on Artificial Intelligence Panel

On November 1st, 2018, Atima Lui, CEO and Founder of NUDEST spoke on a panel in the 2018 Pi Group Annual Speaker Series on Artificial Intelligence at WeWork Bryant Park. Atima was the youngest of the eight individuals who participated in the discussion. The event was organized by Perpetual Insights, a Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory firm, which has been named one of Inc Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies in the US in 2018.

Shudu, a Black, Digitally Created Model

The internet has been buzzing recently about a black digital model named Shudu that was created by Cameron-James Wilson, a white photographer from England. Shudu has gained a huge following on Instagram, as has Nfon, who is a male black model Wilson also created using 3D imaging.

We Are Onyx is Bringing you your “Gateway to Beauty”

Recently, I had the opportunity to review the Onyxbox made by We Are Onyx. Onyxbox is a subscription beauty box curated by black women, for black women! This excited me because I never even thought something like that existed. I had the opportunity to interview Co-Founder and Head of Product of We Are Onyx, Delali Kpodzo, who was happy to share with us what the company and the Onyx Box are all about.

A Black Girl's Beauty Box

We Are Onyx is a WOC owned company that “care[s] about curl definition, clear healthy skin and non-ashy makeup just as much as you do.” In their $25/mo subscription boxes, subscribers receive full-sized products that are all natural, black owned, and skin tone friendly! So without further ado, here’s my review of the Onyx Box!

Why Beyonce's Vogue Cover Is So Important

Vogue has confirmed that Beyonce has had a great deal of artistic liberty with this years September issue. Reports state that Beyonce had unprecedented control. True to form, she did not taken this opportunity lightly. She chose to be photographed by 23 year old Tyler Mitchell, the first black photographer to ever shoot a Vogue cover.