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September 21, 2016 at 4:50 PM

The one thing I’ve realized in analyzing all of the fast fashion retailers we love, is that they are really horrible for the environment! Making clothes at such a fast pace, and with the cheapest materials isn’t exactly the best formula for making clothing that doesn’t harm our environment. Next to oil, fashion is the […]

Remember when we were upset about the dreadlocks controversy at Marc Jacobs? Well here’s a legitimate reason why. The U.S. Court of Appeals recently decided that hairstyles are not “immutable traits” making it even harder for women of color to wear their hair how they want in the workplace, in fear that they will get […]

Usually, high fashion magazines put the same old, same old on the covers. Even if the actress hasn’t been in a movie in ages, or doesn’t seem to particularly have anything interesting going on, if she’s mainstream approved, she gets a cover. So how refreshing is it to see Tracey Africa, fashion’s first African-American transgender […]

You probably remember the hit movie “Straight Outta Compton” last year, and if you’re super particular about things like the Bechdel test (like myself) then you probably also remember that there was little interaction with women in the movie other than talking about the men in their lives. As soon as the movie came out, Michel’le, […]

Remember when we praised H&M for having Ashley Graham in their Studio Collection ads and not making a big deal out of it? While the clothing wasn’t sold in stores, it was still a big step for a curve woman to the face of a non-curvy fashion line. Unfortunately today ABC has reported that H&M […]

Award shows are pretty much a snooze these days to me because it’s so predictable who the winners are going to be, and usually it really just depends on the year to get a really good mix of celebrities and movies and television shows represented. Luckily, this year’s Emmys happened to be one of the […]

There are a lot of designers out there that think appropriation is just a big word that gets thrown around when people of color are upset or being overly-sensitive. That kind of thinking couldn’t be further from the truth, and it’s spawned a lot of people to think that Marc Jacobs recent runway show which […]

According to the London Evening Standard, models are fed up with London Fashion Week’s body standards. Seven models including Gabi Fresh, Iskra Lawrence and TK, stood outside the main fashion week venue in protest for more models of different shapes, sizes and colors to be included in its upcoming runway show. The message the models […]

As we know, a lot of times celebrities tend to not show us really what happens behind closed doors with their bodies. And while we can speculate what non invasive tummy tucks are that Kim Kardashian has received, and the extensive dieting that stars like Blake Lively have gone through after having a baby, it’s […]

Besides Christian Siriano and Opening Ceremony, there weren’t many shows that focused on being inclusive this New York Fashion Week season. And while it’s disappointing, we knew that we could count on Addition Elle to show off some of our favorites like Marquita Pring, Precious Lee, Nadia Aboulhosn and Ashley Graham since they have continuously […]

Body shaming, and trolling on the Internet has really taken a turn for the worse with celebrities like Mormani Kordei an Leslie Jones, but this week we’re glad to see that Normani Kordei has made a triumphant return to social media. Last month she shared that she was taking a break because people were attacking her […]

The Huffington Post deleted a blog post from a contributor that wrote a piece shaming young female college students for not wearing enough clothing at football games. In the piece she says, “An Alabama student myself not 20 years ago, I remember what fun it was to dress up for football games. My friends and […]

A fourth-grade Atlanta teacher named Patrice Brown has gone viral over the weekend because in the photo Brown is seen wearing a bodycon dress while in her classroom. It’s surprising how people, especially woman so quickly judge another woman to tell her what she should or should not be wearing, and what’s appropriate for her […]

Ever go into a store and realize that all the mannequins are pretty much sample sized? For a lot of people this doesn’t seem to be something that needs to be changed sooner than later because they are just mannequins, and there’s so many issues in fashion and the curve community that need attention. However, […]

Fashion week is basically a whirlwind, but shows like Opening Ceremony are a good reminder of why I stay in fashion, and what it means to the world on a larger scale. And since designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have always loved theatre, what better way to show that through staging an amateur pageant […]

September 12, 2016 at 8:41 PM

Dasha Polanco’s had a love/hate relationship with fashion for quite sometime now. She talked about in a recent interview with Vogue and we’ve seen her on red carpets continue to ask for more designers to cater to women of all sizes. All of that made it even sweeter to see Dasha front row at New York […]

A lot of celebrity clothing lines have something that most don’t have when they start: unlimited funding. And you know what unlimited funding provides you with? The opportunity to do pretty much anything you want, make how many pieces you want, commission any designers you want and not go broke. So that’s why when I […]

September 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM

NYFW is basically a lot of commotion, for reasons that I will never fully understand. But one thing that’s happened so far that brightened my day? Seeing 19 year old Reshma Qureshi walk for Indian designer Archana Kochhar. She told People, “I feel really good about walking in fashion week because I feel I’m not just doing […]

Tim Gunn, respected fashion critic and frequent Project Runway co-host, wrote a piece in the Washington Post today that was so honest and true about designers lack of inclusivity, that I couldn’t believe it. This is a big deal for so many reasons, but for starters because the only way that things are going to change […]

Now that the seasons are changing, stores are starting to put in merchandise for fall and winter. And while I always suggest that you wait to get things that you really want, it’s a good idea to get a head start on buying fall essentials since the good stuff usually goes first. JustFab’s new fall […]

Now that I’ve been in fashion for a couple of years now, I know there are some things that I just need to be patient for because fashion is a stubborn industry that thrives on its traditions. And one of those traditions happens to be exclusivity, and not promoting diversity. So, I’ve taught myself how […]

Zendaya recently shared on social media that she went into a grocery store, Vons, and a store clerk refused to serve her, adding that she could not afford her purchase and tossed her credit card back on the counter. It’s all on Zendaya’s snapchat, and she is rightfully so furious, not because she is a […]

So if you’ve been living under a rock, a short recap of the first day of New York Fashion Week: The Yeezy show happened and it was a disaster. Not only are people sick and tired (and I do literally mean sick and tired since the venue for the show was a former smallpox hospital […]

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been counting down to when Ashley Nell Tipton’s JCPenney collection comes out, and it finally happened, ladies! Not only is the collection super fun, but it’s affordable, and Ashley’s promise of fit for her Boutique + collection is one that cannot be missed. The collection has 19 pieces, with sizes […]

Drake has been making a ton of announcements on his current tour–one night it’s that he is fighting for Lil’ Wayne’s freedom from Young Money, the next he’s claiming Rihanna, the next he’s dissing Meek Mill, but last night he told fans that he is opening a strip club in Houston dubbed “The Ballet”. Tonight […]

Well, well, well. I would say this is a great example of karma, wouldn’t you? According to People, Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers is in bigger trouble than she even thought for snapchatting a woman’s naked body in the gym a couple of months ago. Now the woman has been identified by the FBI, and is willing […]

Is anyone else besides me continuously obsessed with Serena Williams? It’s like everything she does, I want to watch, I want to see for myself, I tried to sneak into the U.S. Open multiple times, and I basically think that her and Beyonce are queens of the earth and we are all just peasants. Nevermind […]

With the success of JCPenney’s #HereIAm and social media campaigns wtih 24 year old Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton, good things are in store for the mass retailer trying to make a comeback. The collection is set to launch September 9th, and honestly I can’t wait to see what she’s going to produce! She has […]

In a recent interview with People, You’re The Worst’s, Kether Donohue talked about being body shamed as an actress over time. After her stint in the Pitch Perfect movies, she said, “I’ve been body shamed in real life and on social media. Someone once wrote on one of the show’s message boards, ‘Kether has gained 10-15 pounds since Pitch […]

Adore Me is one of thew few lingerie brands out there who is thinking about how much women want to spend on lingerie and what they need as far as sizing and silhouette. And while I personally think the quality of the products could be better, I have to support brands that are at least […]

September 1, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Well here’s some depressing news for you–in a study conducted on 361 children by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, researchers found that children as young as the age of three have body image issues. And by the time the children were four years old, they knew how to go on a diet. […]

Today, Instagram announced that it was releasing a zoom feature, allowing users to zoom in on photos. And while this is a cool feature that they probably should have had a long time ago, I was genuinely astonished at how many of my friends were in a panic over the zoom feature. And if you […]

In an article published by The Modern Man, a writer had the nerve to suggest tips to men on how to talk to women even if they have their headphones on. Honestly, I couldn’t believe that someone wrote about this but it’s really true. There’s really no excuse for people thinking that this kind of […]

While the body standards here in the U.S. are crazy and extremely limiting to women, I often find that reading the stories of other women overseas makes me feel even more grateful because of the pressure that women have to deal with because of their misogynistic culture. Model Vivian Geeyang Kim is someone who continuously […]

Honestly, I felt really bad for everyone else that had to perform last night after the VMA’s. To have to perform the same night as Beyonce basically means that you know you’re going into the championship against someone you know is better than you and has a 99.99% chance of winning, but you still have […]

As if we already didn’t love Ashley Graham enough, she decided to show up and show out last night at the VMA’s in a sheer, crystal-studded gown complete with a sheer black balconette bra and high-waisted briefs underneath. Have you ever seen anyone look so perfect? Because I honestly haven’t. It’s like a red carpet, gothic […]