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Kimora Lee Simmons Establishes Scholarship Fund for Fashion Students

The Queen of Fabulosity donates $1 million to support fashion education

Kimora Lee Simmons creates $1 million scholarship fund for fashion students

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A Legacy Remembered: 7 Top Moments in Black Fashion with Oscar de la Renta

As the world mourns the death of an icon, take a look at African American celebrities in glam

With reports of the legendary designer’s death and as the world remembers his legacy, check…

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From Frustration into Profit: Former Dancer Talks Journey to Launch Eco-Friendly Undergarments

Erin Carpenter, founder of Nude Barre, saw void in the market and decided to fill it

Erin Carpenter, CEO of Nude Barre, a specialty line of eco friendly undergarments, talks turning…

By Kandia Johnson

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Last Man Standing: Entrepreneur Buys Building Where He Was Fired

Sequin City founder tells story of triumph over unemployment

Sequin City’s triumphant return is an African-American success story of an entrepreneur who triumphed over…

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Cool Jobs: Converse Exec Talks Recruitment and Career Strategy

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary details journey

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Converse, shares sage advice for…

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Young Entreprenuer Talks Educational Clothing Line and Kickstarter Success

Orane Barrett details how he's using his Kool Nerd brand to advocate for youth

Kool Nerd Clothing CEO, Orane Barrett, talks his new kickstarter campaign and how he’s using…

By Courtney Connley

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Finding Success Behind the Runway: Sequin City Founder Talks Sustaining His Business

How one man has overcome diversity challenges and changes in the market

Entrepreneur talks how he started his embroidery business and secrets to success in fashion retail…

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10 African Women of Power

These females offer the world greatness, from the continent to the Diaspora

From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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Kanye West Teaches a Fashion Class in Los Angeles

Rapper lends his fashion knowledge to L.A. college students

As part of his community service completion, Kanye West is volunteering as a fashion teacher…

By Courtney Connley

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Africa Fashion Week New York: 7 Global Designers to Watch

New York City, September 10, 2014- The runway show for Africa Fashion Week New York…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Top 10 Leaders in the Fashion Industry

Top females making boss moves in the industry

As New York Fashion Week continues, we’ve rounded up 10 power women of color in…

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PHOTOS: Africa Fashion Week Sizzles in New York This Season

Check out highlights from this year's events featuring global leaders of the diaspora

Africa Fashion Week kicked off Sept. 4 and continued through Sept. 6, showcasing global designers…

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NYFW PHOTOS: Harlem’s Fashion Row Talks Fashion & Finance

Industry leaders including Byron Lars and Teri Agins detail business behind the catwalk

RECAP: Harlem’s Fashion Row hosted a 2014 “Fashion and Finance” luncheon, sponsored by Prudential, in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Cosmetics Company Lamik Beauty Highlighted During New York Fashion Week

Event will include a day of beauty, wellness, and networking

Renowned makeup artist Kim Roxie of Lamik Beauty and award-winning hairstylist Hadiiya Barbel present: “Faces…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Works to Educate Next Generation of Creatives

Founder Brandice Henderson talks importance of educating rising stars

To better prepare students for success in fashion, Harlem Fashion Row founder has created an…

By Courtney Connley

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Men: Dress to Impress and Make Boss Moves With Your Office Style

If you want to upgrade your professional life, take heed to how you look

Fellas, let’s take a minute out of our schedules to clear the lines between appropriate…

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Fashion’s Rising Stars: 6 Innovative and Fresh Designers to Watch

When it comes to the business of style, these up-and-comers got next

With the start of New York Fashion Week, we’ve rounded up five young designers who…

By Courtney Connley

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Presenting Top Black Designers for New York Fashion Week

Legacy continues as top industry leaders will be honored and showcased

Harlem’s Fashion Row is back for New York Fashion Week, highlighting more innovative, cutting edge,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa Fashion Week Kicks Off in New York with Multi-Day Experience

Portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

The fifth annual Africa Fashion Week kicks off Sept. 4 and continues through Sept. 6,…

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Thinking Inside The Box: 6 Steps to Your Own Subscription Box Company

Whatever your fancy, there's a box out there to tickle it

Whatever your fancy, there’s a box out there to tickle it. Here’s how to start…

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Beverly Johnson

This marks 40 years since supermodel became the first Black woman on Vogue

Mogul model Beverly Johnson will be making an appearance at The Black Enterprise Golf and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Businesswomen Disrupt Sports Merchandising Industry with Team Couture

Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson talk filling niche among female enthusiasts

Founders of Team Couture, Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson saw a need in sports merchandising…

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Golf and Tennis: 10 Top Fashion Picks for the Novice and Pro

Athletic pieces that will put you at the top of your game

In preparation for Black Enterprise’s Golf & Tennis Challenge, we’ve rounded up 10 stylish looks…

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Travelers flock to the Caribbean for its beautiful  beaches, good food and perfect weather but there’s one overlooked  element that may be of wanderlust interest too---fashion. Burgeoning  designers in the United States and Europe are able to showcase their  work in popular fashion week showcases but Caribbean designers tend to  get over looked, so that’s where St. Maarten’s inaugural 2014 Color Revolution comes in. It’s aimed at providing a platform for up and coming  Caribbean designers who have the skills to be showcased on an  international level, but also to encourage sartorial enthusiasts around the world to consider new travel destinations for shopping sprees and  buying inventory.

Highlights from Color Revolution include Donna Dove’s convertible  dress-shirt collection, Lisa Faye's tye-dye caftans and dresses, and  Kaj’s breezy resort wear. Click through the gallery for more pieces from  the Color Revolution collections. --Starrene Rhett Rocque

Caribbean Fashion: St. Maarten’s Color Revolution

Burgeoning Caribbean designers expand their brand exposure

Check out photo highlights from top Caribbean designers from St. Maarten’s 2014 Color Revolution.

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Now more than ever, the business of fashion and sports seem to be colliding with NBA players turning post-game press conferences, draft day events and locker room arrivals into their own personal fashion shows, and trust the CEO's of the style industry are paying close attention. From being invited to some of fashion week's most exclusive shows, to teaming up with designers to expand their brand and launch their own line, we've rounded up some of today's biggest NBA players whose fashion moves are making just as much noise as their on court game skills. (Image: Instagram)

8 NBA Players Who Turned Fashion Sense Into Business Smarts

Top basketball stars who combine the businesses of sports and fashion

With more NBA players turning into style stars, we’ve rounded up a list of NBA…

By Courtney Connley

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Scandal Fashion: Kerry Washington to Launch Retail Line

Actress partners with The Limited to create an Olivia Pope-inspired clothing line

Kerry Washington partnered with “Scandal” costume designer, Lyn Paolo, and The Limited to bring a…

By Courtney Connley

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue

Actress speaks about recent paparazzi coverage

Actress Lupita Nyong’o discusses her new found fame and recent paparazzi adventures.

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Teen Entrepreneur Chase Reed Opens Sneaker Pawn Shop

This 16-year-old created a business no one else thought to do

Teen entrepreneur Chase Reed has done what no other sneaker head or collector has thought…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Fashion Crazed

If you have a knack for style and flair, these options are for you

Love shopping or all that is fashion? These cool jobs are right up your alley.

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Rihanna Reveal: How Millennials Can Channel the Greats for Career Wins

Pop superstar's CFDA fashion lends nod to vitality of professional muses

Like Rihanna channeled icon Josephine Baker for her CFDA win, millennnials can channel greats in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Small Biz Alert: Guarding Your Intellectual Property: Trademarks & Service Marks 101

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business. Here’s how.

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Kate Spade, Macy’s, and Other Brands Support NYC Fashion Start-Up Accelerator

New accelerator and mentoring program targets small fashion start-ups

The NYFT Lab is the result of a collaboration between the Partnership Fund for New…

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Cool Jobs: Young Stylist to the Stars Talks Career Capital & Longterm Success

Olori Swank talks tips for young hopefuls in tough fashion industry

Self-taught celebrity stylist to stars including TI and Nicole Murphy shares how to build long-lasting…

By Daron Pressley

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Cool Jobs: Young, Leading Stylist Talks Breaking Into Fashion and the Power of Mentor Mojo

How Joy Adaeze went from medical school labs to Fashion Week runways

Leading stylist and blogger Joy Adaeze details her career journey in fashion and how she’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Shark Tank Mogul Daymond John Partners with Fuse Science

ABC’s Shark Tank is Heading to Vegas

Producers search for innovative startups as investor Daymond John offers advice on building a successful brand

Will you be at Magic show this February?

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Africa Fashion Week Founder Uses Passion to Rebrand Continent

Adiat Disu talks power of social media in expanding reach of international designers

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Adiat Disu (@AdiatDisu), a native of…

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Top 5 Least Stressful Jobs

Tailor and professor among less-strenuous jobs

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With high amounts of stress due to the current economic climate—and the fallout of…

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Rihanna Adds Balmain to Her Career Portfolio

Pop star becomes face of luxury Parisian brand

Pop start Rihanna has become the new face of luxury Parisian fashion brand Balmain, adding…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities

From Tyra Banks to Norma Kamali, this event is inspiration in action

WIE Network co-founder Dee Poku, with fashion and TV business icon Tyra Banks and Nadja…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: Luxury Shoe Artisan Talks Reviving an Old Trade

Self-taught, Theodore Green enjoys offering the customized experience

Shoe cobbler and designer Theodore Green enjoys the art of customizing the experience for consumers.…

By Joshua Perrin

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Cool Jobs: Nigerian-American Designer Talks Turning Job Obstacles Into Opportunity

Odunayo Ade of Oyato Designs: Fashion industry is about show and prove

Nigerian-American designer Odunayo Ade, founder of Oyato Designs, talks global fashion industry and how young…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Caribbean Power Women: Leaders in Politics, Music, and More

Exemplary females with roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent in sports,…

By Joshua Perrin

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Cool Jobs: Former Banker Expanding Jamaica’s Fashion Industry Reach

Deiwght Peters talks career transition and advice for young black men

In commemoration of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Deiwght Peters, a leading fashion…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Young, Millennial and Fearless: How Being a Self-Starter Can Lead to Big Wins

Social entrepreneur and author Syreeta Gates gives secrets to success

Twenty-five year old author and social entrepreneur Syreeta Gates shares the secrets to making your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Designer Fuses European and African Culture for Collection

Germany and Nigeria meet to form vibrant brand

Designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans fuses her German and Nigerian heritage to found Eki-Orleans, a global fashion…

By Octavia Goredema

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Ignoring Status Quo: 4 Young Professionals Dish On Finding Success

They followed their dreams and passions straight to the bank

While the idea of making your dreams a reality might seem scary, be inspired by…

By Courtney Connley

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Natural Knack: 5 Successful Celebs With No Formal Training

Savvy professionals who advanced by experience and hard work

These savvy professionals found success in their field by experience, not years of classroom education.

By Courtney Connley

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Fashion Bosses: 5 Style Gurus Expanding Their Fab Brands

These industry heavyweights continue reign of relevancy

From Naomi Campbell to Andre Leon Talley, these industry heavyweights continue to remain relevant and…

By Courtney Connley

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Web Stars: 3 YouTube Personalities You Can’t Miss

These young Internet phenoms keep us coming back

These young YT phenoms have watched viewership numbers reach millions, providing original content they shoot,…

By Jamie Harrison

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J. Alexander Martin Continues Successful Fashion Career After FUBU

Industry leader talks going from retail snub to fashion brand giant

J. Alexander Martin is still on the scene and still making it happen!

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British Retail Designer Deborah Millington Combines Creativity and Commerce

Power women of the diaspora finding career success across international borders

In a special series, BlackEnterprise.com highlights black women in the diaspora who make their passions…

By Octavia Goredema

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Style Suite: Take That Office Look from Professional to Play

On-the-go fashion for those after-five power moves

Being an on-the-go fashionista means no time to change for those after-work events. Here’s how…

By Kéla Walker

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New York Fashion Week: Top Talent at Harlem’s Fashion Row

Fashion industry who's who preview clothing lines to watch

Harlem’s Fashion Row, partnered with Mariott International, presented a pop-up shop at the Renaissance New…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Returns to Showcase Top Black Designers

Industry vets talk passions and challenges at special panel event

As New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week continues, Harlem’s Fashion Row showcases top black designers.

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U.S. Designers Turn to Africa to Find Opportunities

Fashion professionals finding growth and profit in Ghana

Ghana offering avenues for growth and profit for black fashion designers.

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First Lady Michelle Obama gave a rousing speech last night, Sept. 4, at the Democratic National Convention. Internet and TV audiences raved about the power of her voice and insights, as well as her usual chic style profile, as she wore a custom-made sleeveless dress by top designer Tracy Reese. Take a look back at other awesome FLOTUS style moments and her impact on the fashion industry as a whole. --- Janell Hazelwood

Michelle Obama’s Profitable Style: From J.Crew to Tracy Reese

See how the First Lady boosted the stock values of these designers with style

See how the First Lady boosted the stock values of these designers with style

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Intern Chronicles: Student Takes Leap Into Luxury in the Fashion Capital

Victoria Adesanmi got prime opportunity in highly competitive retail market

Victoria Adesanmi relocated to New York to pursue an opportunity to intern for Henri Bendel,…

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National Urban League Blasts Nike’s $315 Lebron Sneaker

Analysts say brand's shoe prices rising across the board

Company’s overall shoe hikes will be seen across the board, as basketball superstar’s shoe may…

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Venus Williams Launches New Designs in Active-Wear Line

Entrepreneur and tennis pro adds bold pieces for men

Tennis pro and entrepreneur Venus Williams expands clothing line, EleVen, with bold dresses, polo shirts,…

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Cheap Chic for the Office: Women’s Fall Fashion Preview

Be sure you go into next season with these affordable staples

International stylists Ugo Mozie and Daver Campbell detail affordable, fall fashion staples for the office.

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Sudan’s Model Citizen: Alek Wek Returns to Help Boost Economic Development

Years after fleeing her country, supermodel working to rebuild it

International model Alek Wek lends her celebrity to humanitarian efforts in her native Sudan.

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Cool Jobs: Executive Blends Fashion, Web, and Business at StyleHaul Post

Digital media professional brings publishing background to popular network

Pauline Malcolm, senior vice president of global sales at StyleHaul Inc., talks the perks of…

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Cool Jobs: Ross Burton Teaches the Value of Polished Beauty Around the World

Celebrity makeup artist offers his valuable experience to the everyday woman

Makeup artist Ross Burton has taken his experience working with heavyweights from Oprah Winfrey to…

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The Caribbean fashion industry is on fire.  With a reputation for producing some of the biggest names to grace the catwalk, all eyes are on Kingston, Jamaica as Caribbean Fashion Week kicks off today, June 7.  With more than 50 designers from 20 countries showcasing their latest designs, CFW 2012 is gearing up for its biggest year yet. Meet the power players who will be turning heads over the course of the week and find out why they are the hottest to come from the Islands. ---Octavia Goredema


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Caribbean Fashion Week Kickoff: The Power Players Behind Sizzling Style

Industry leaders taking industry by storm, from Jamaican to international shores

A snapshot of five top fashion industry leaders in the Caribbean, from founder Kingsley Cooper…

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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey Talks TV Drama, Business of Fashion

Model, mother and entrepreneur means business when expanding her brand

Cynthia Bailey, reality TV star, mother and model, discusses a brand that’s more than TV…

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From designers to photographers, these five fashion industry professionals have taken their culture and influences from Africa abroad, creating a competitive niche and finding success in the international fashion industry. ---Sirita Wright

Talents from the Diaspora: 5 African Fashion Professionals Blazing a Trail

From photographers to designers, these heavyweights take success abroad

From designers to photographers, these industry heavyweights have brought success from shores of Africa abroad.

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Behind Fashion Week: 5 Black Professionals To Watch in 2012

As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week continues, we take a look at five young black fashion industry…

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J. Alexander's schooled the best of the best in the fashion industry, from Naomi Campbell to Tyra Banks, and even made his debut as a model on Jean Paul Gaultier's catwalk. The Bronx-native took his dreams international, carving out a niche for himself as a runway coach, author and television personality. 


As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off in New York today, take a chapter from his book of success with these tips that will ensure longevity in an industry filled with overnight successes and fleeting fame. --- Sirita Wright

Fashion Week Spotlight: J Alexander’s 5 Tips for Career Success

Here's how you can make your mark on the style industry

Catwalk icon J. Alexander has seen more than a decade of success. Just in time…

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How I Did It: Catwalk Powerhouse J. Alexander Talks Fashion Industry Success

Model-turned-runway-coach took teaching swagger straight to the bank

Model-turned-runway-coach talks longevity in a fashion industry where success can be short-lived.

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Michelle Obama's style influence has been undeniable, with women around the world taking notice. Beauty and fashion expert Mikki Taylor is one of those women, inspired by the First Lady's eloquence and contemporary fashion flair to write Commander-in-Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady (Atria Books; $26.99). Here are five winter apparel essentials for every working woman's closet, so you can channel the First Lady's style savvy and make it your own. ---Janell Hazelwood

Commander-in-Chic: Mikki Taylor’s 5 Winter Apparel Essentials for the Office

'Bankable' winter style picks inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama

Beauty expert Mikki Taylor gives five winter fashion staples for the office inspired by the…

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LISTEN: Kandi Burruss Talks Adult Toy Expansion, New Talent Show

Real Housewives of Atlanta star wants to make her brand a bankable one

Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss, talks developing her adult toy line, expanding into…

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Kandi Koated Mogul: Reality TV Star Diversifies Portfolio with Adult Toys, New Talent Show

How Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member diversifies ventures to build wealth

Music artist and songwriter Kandi Burruss has used reality TV fame to expand her multi-million-dollar…

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How I Did It: Mikki Taylor Expands Beauty Brand with New Book ‘Commander in Chic’

Motivational expert uses inspiration of Michelle Obama to empower women

Beauty and fashion expert Mikki Taylor expands her brand with new book, Commander in Chic:…

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Career Transition Lessons from The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Beyond the antics, learn how you can take your brand to the next level

The Real Housewives of Atlanta are embarking on new career transitions, from entrepreneurship to motherhood.…

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VICTORIA ROWELL: Known for her role as Drucilla Winters on the Emmy award-winning The Young & Restless, Rowell had a childhood filled with many challenges, ultimately leading to her, along with her siblings, being surrendered to Child Services. Rowell was only 16 days old. She grew up in the foster care system, raised for 18 years by a varied network of women who she details in her memoir, The Women Who Raised Me (William Morrow; $26). A staunch advocate of support services, awareness, and rights of foster and adopted children, Rowell is founder of Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan (RFCPP), a program that enriches foster children through art and athletics.

10 Successful Adoptees & Foster Kids Besides Steve Jobs

These notables overcame childhood challenges to blaze trails in their industries

Among Steve Jobs’ many challenges in life was dealing with being abandoned as a child…

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How I Did It: Teen Vogue Accessories Director Talks Career Success

Stylista used persistence and ingenuity to climb fashion industry ladder

Teen Vogue accessories director Shiona Turini tells how to break into the fashion industry and…

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NYFW: Hot Style at Harlem’s Fashion Row Show 2011

CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row Brandice Henderson provides a platform for up-and-coming designers

BE Next gives you a front-row, center view of this year’s Harlem’s Row lineup.

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Not Enough Black Models?: Taking Kanye West to Task after Fashion Line Debut

Writer says hip-hop star talks the racial equality talk but doesn't walk the walk

Critic explores the scarcity of black models on the runway during Kanye West’s Paris Fashion…

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Black Music Month Power Player: Alexander Allen, The Image Maker

Celebrity fashion stylist talks the business of cultivating star-studded looks

Celebrity fashion stylist talks the business of cultivating star-studded looks

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The Michelle Obama Fashion Effect Boosts Company Stock Values

A look at Mrs. O's global style influence and designers of color who have shaped her look

She’s the First Lady of the United States–and the First Lady of Fashion–with a style…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Biz: Building a Successful Modeling Agency

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Ethnicity Model Management CEO LaShawnna Stanley about sticking with her niche, advocating…

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Fashion Week 2010: The Master Behind the Scenes

Audrey Smaltz of The Ground Crew talks fashion show success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Audrey Smaltz, CEO of The Ground Crew, on just what it takes…

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Style Biz: 4 Tips for Licensing Your Fashion Brand

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

Here are three key things to consider before seeking to license your fashion brand.

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Social Media Insider: Developing Strategy and Securing Backing

Tools, tips, apps and strategies from social media experts and practitioners

Kimberly Stone tells how POSHGLAM became an “IT” website among venture capitalists.

By Renita Burns

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How to Become a Personal Shopper

Turn a love of fashion into money in your pocket

Oftentimes, a passion for fashion can do more to drain your cash supply than boost…

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Agnes B

French fashion designer Agnes B. walks on the runway following the presentation of her men’s…

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Paul Smith

British designer Paul Smith, center, acknowledges applause after his Men’s Fall Winter 2010-2011 fashion collection…

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Lanvin’s Man Sports Camper Chic

PARIS (AP) — Lanvin delivered Sunday a ravishing fall-winter 2010-2011 menswear collection for the discriminating…

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Berlin Designers Hit Catwalk _ And Twitter

BERLIN (AP) — Two unique German designers with a hip take on youth culture in…

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Kriss Van Assche

Belgian fashion designer Kriss Van Assche, center, acknowledges applause following the presentation of his Men’s…

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Designers Rykiel, Jacobs Made French Knights

PARIS (AP) — Fashion notables Marc Jacobs and Nathalie Rykiel are now knights in France’s…

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Black Is Not Always in Fashion

Michelle Obama's fashion choices reopens discussion on the lack of diversity in modeling

Since everything in fashion comes into style again, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that more…

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