Black Fashion History : Andre Leon Talley

Former American Vogue editor Andre Talley has been a staple in the fashion industry for over 25 years, ranking as human landmark on all things CHIC. Born in Durham, North Carolina he was raised in a humble environment but understood the importance of luxury. while receiving a masters degree in French from Brown University, he…

Black Fashion History: Scott Barrie

Scott Barrie, an American designer known for sexy matte jersey dresses in the 1960’s and 70’s, died on Tuesday at the Alessandria Hospital in Alessandria, Italy, outside Milan at 52. Being a designer was his goal from childhood, and at the age of 10 he was whipping up clothes on his grandmother’s sewing machine. He studied…

Black Fashion History: Stephen Burrows

Friends with Warhol, dressing Cher, partying at Studio 54: Stephen Burrows born in Newark, New Jersey on May 15, 1943; is an American fashion designer based in New York City and was the designer for the drug-laced disco days—and one of the first African-American names in the industry. Known for his signature “lettuce hems” and sexy, flowing chiffons, Burrows notably…

Black Fashion History: Meet Willi Smith

Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and studied commercial art at Mastbaum Technical High School and attended Philadelphia College of Art for fashion illustration. He then moved to New York to go to Parsons The New School for Design, the highly competitive art and design college of The New School university. For a short time Smith freelanced with Arnold Scaasi and Bobbie Brooks’s sportswear company. In 1967, Smith quit…

Black Fashion History: Designer Ann Lowe

   Ann Cole Lowe, fashion designer  In 1953, Lowe designed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ wedding dress for her marriage to John F. Kennedy. The voluminous, off-the-shoulder dress was constructed out of 50 yards of ivory silk taffeta. Just 10 days before the wedding ceremony a water line broke in Lowe’s New York City studio and ruined…

My Top 5 Looks of Altuzarra for Target

  Style lovers are ready to get their hands on Targets collaboration with Altuzarra September 14th (this Sunday available both online and in stores.) With a history of selling out in a matter of minutes it’s great to go in with an idea of what you want from the collection before you miss out.  I’ve…

When In Doubt… Suit it Out.. My NYFW Look

    From up town, to downtown. From Uber rides, to dripping sweat waiting for the 1 train, I braved the unforgiving humidity and heat to capture the magic of NYFW. Unable to attend day one of this long awaited celebration of fashion and knowing the rest of my week is promised to my new…

Afro Punk Ready!

  Know as “the most multicultural festival in the US” by the New York Times, AfroPunk festival brings hundreds of underground tastemakers to Brooklyn to enjoy great music.  Blending metal, hip hop, punk, R&B , and many other catagories of music the AfroPunk crowd connect with one another through a grand span of Urban Culture….

Rihanna X Iman X Naomi Slay W Mag

Little can be said about the killer editorial W Mag rolled out for their September Issue. This flaw free spread has us all stopping in our tracks. Rocking the latest collection of Balmain by  designer Oliver Rousteing Iman, Naomi, and Rihanna just gave us a serious fashion moment and we all of our wigs and edges…

She Got it Goin’ On : Lindsay of 2ndandL.com

I had the chance to interview Fashion Illustrator and style maven Lindsay a few weeks back after seeing her amazing work on my IG page. Since then, I have been stalking her beautiful artwork & fallen in love with her amazing personal style. This woman is not only a proud FashionEating Delta, but is an…

Fab Finds: Floral Dresses

This past weekend I rocked a super cute H&M floral dress to my girlfriends brunch, and felt like the ultimate lady. Since then I have been on alert for really great floral dress numbers! I’m guessing Miss Selfridge read my mind!!! Check out TallGlassofStyle’s top 5: