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From Prison to Power: 3 Steps to Reform and Revival

What being incarcerated taught me about the human spirit

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

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Russell Westbrook Launches ‘The Westbrook Frames Silver Series’ For The Masses

All four frames in the collection will be priced under $100

The eyewear game is about to get a little bit flashier, as Russell Westbrook, an…

By Kevin L. Clark

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15 Twitter Reactions To Beyoncé And TopShop’s Joint Venture Company

The company will be called Parkwood TopShop Athletic Ltd.

Consider your morning already blessed and highly favored, as Sir Philip Green announced a 50/50…

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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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Michelle Obama Hosts White House Fashion Education Workshop

Invites hundreds of students and fashion influencers to discuss the impact of fashion education

Michelle Obama honored student fashion designers, writers, stylists and entrepreneurs with a White House fashion…

By Courtney Connley

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Recap: ColorComm NYC Talks Diversity in Fashion and Communications

Young influencers talk leading communication efforts for top fashion brands

Following New York Fashion Week, ColorComm gathered female influencers in media for a conversation about…

By Courtney Connley

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BET Kicks Off Fashion Week with Inaugural “BET On Fashion” Event

Event showcased talent of seven rising black designers

BET Networks held its inaugural “BET On Fashion” event Sept. 3 to help kick off…

By Courtney Connley

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Cool Jobs: Gianni Lee Emboldens ‘New Philly’ and Champions AFROPUNK

The genius behind Babylon Cartel shares his origin

Philadelphia’s own Gianni Lee, named after the fashion legend, chats with Black Enterprise about his…

By Kevin L. Clark

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40-Year Legacy: Model-Mogul Beverly Johnson’s Biggest Boss Moves

A look at the model-mogul's landmark moments since Vogue

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Beverly Johnson’s Vogue cover, we take a look…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Candace Mitchell

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Fashion on Wheels: Entrepreneur Talks Owning D.C.’s First Plus Size Fashion Truck

Donna Hundley talks curvy girl fashion, entrepreneurship challenges, and future business plans

D.C.’s first plus size fashion truck owner talks the challenges of running a small business…

By Courtney Connley

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Online Fashionista Ella Gorgla

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

On the Urban Business Roundtable: Ella Gorgla of I-Ella.com; sales expert Michael L. Parker

By Pepper Miller

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The 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Harlem Haberdashery

Guy and Shay Wood have all the goods to stand out. We take a look at why they're small biz trendsetters.

You would never know from looking at it from the outside, but Harlem Haberdashery is…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Diane von Furstenberg Partners With Google For Designer Glass

Will Google's designer cache give Glass the boost it needs?

Diane von Furstenberg is a fan of Google Glass, employing it in her fashion shows…

By Patrick Austin

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Female Co-Founder of Liberty Fairs Trade Show Dominating Menswear Industry

Sharifa Murdock is rising to the top of the fashion industry -- confidently and in stilettos

Sharifa Murdock is not only chic, but she’s also in charge. As an entrepreneur, menswear retail…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Plus Size Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

Curvy fashion show educates and entertains

Designer: Mad Couture; Image: R Jones; Model Malinda "Yum Yum" Bell
It’s fashion week in…

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Prada’s 2nd Black Campaign Model Ever, Malaika Firth, Featured in Vogue

Malaika Firth becomes Prada's first black campaign model in 20 years

Malaika Firth will soon be a household name

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Wildwood, N.J. Set to Hit Saggy Jeans Offenders in the Pocket

Opinion split on pertinence of vote

Does it make sense for local governments to attempt to control what people wear?

By Darren Sands

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Retailers Facing Backlash Over Factory Conditions

Beyonce pushing swimsuit for H&M that is mass produced in Bangladesh

H&M says its leading an effort to hold factory owners accountable for unsafe facilities.

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Designer Stirs Controversy With Racist Photo Shoot Called ‘Be My Slave’

Designer has denied there were any racist undertones to the photos

A dark-skinned boy plays a “slave” in new fashion ads

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Oscar de la Renta Says Michelle Obama Does Not Influence Fashion Today

Fashion designer has less than flattering words for first lady.

Oscar de la Renta, who once criticized Obama’s wardrobe, says first lady’s fashion isn’t influential.

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Ebony Celebrates 50 Years of the Fashion Fair

Fifty years of Fashion for Ebony.

What a celebration!

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7 (Legal) Reasons Your Look Could Get You Fired

You might be surprised by what is justifiable by law in terms of office style

You might be surprised by what’s justified in the court of law when it comes…

By Sasha King

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Fashion Icon, Andre Leon Talley, Reaches Deal For Late Night Talk Show

The Vogue contributor reached a deal with Electus Production Company

Talley has been an icon in the fashion industry, guest starring as a judge on…

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J.Crew to Retire First Family’s Inaugural Looks

Two of the pieces will be retired by J.Crew 'out of respect'

If you admired the wardrobe of the First Family at the inauguration on Monday that…

By Sasha King

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Wardrobe Staple: Luxe Leggings Under $50

Fashion and versatility on a budget

You can dress them up or down and the versatility makes it budget friendly.

By Sasha King

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Why Black Men Tend to be Fashion Kings

What was instilled in you about how you look, when you were younger?

Black men have a unique relationship with fashion, one that can be traced all the…

By Black Enterprise

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Top 10 Style Trends of 2012

Which trends did you like this year and which trends didn't you like?

Many of your favorite stars took to the streets with many of these trends.

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10 Splurge-Worthy Shoes

Which of these brands is your favorite?

BET’s gallery of shoes that will have you drooling

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Beyoncé’s Latest Instagram Pics: Do you Like Them?

Bey slays on Instagram.

Who else do you follow on the photo uploading service?

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Ethical Fashion in Africa

Is this a good idea or is this just exploitation with sugar on top?

Some high end designers use “ethical fashion” production practices in poor countries like Africa.

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Alicia Keys, Keyshia Cole and More Get Red Carpet Glam

Color and texture are on trend

Alicia Keys hit up the MTV Europe Awards in a hot dress, while Keyshia Cole…

By Demetria Irwin

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Rihanna Rocks the Runway at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Could Rihanna make it on the catwalk?

Victoria’s Secret is right up Rihanna’s alley, don’t you think?

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Bloomingdale’s Launches Jimi Hendrix Menswear

The clothing line will be available for purchase later this month

The clothing line will be available for purchase later this month

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“Savvy Cupcake” Owner Sits Down to Talk Business and Fashion Line

Comfort for the sophisticated woman

Creme Magazine sits down with Savvy Cupcake owner Shaniese Grant to discuss upcoming plans for…

By Sasha King

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Dolce & Gabbana Earrings Stirs Racial Controversy

Fashion giant launches earrings with African faces

Fashion giant launches earrings with African faces

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Black Muslim Designer Taps Dominican Orphan Model for Fashion Week

Designer makes orphan model's dream come true

Designer makes orphan model’s dream come true

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This week, we start our 7 Deadly Sins series, where we cover top mistakes, blunders and snafus of the office, from fashion to communication to management. Follow our series to ensure you don't make the same mistakes, and find ways to correct yourself if you have.

Office ethics and fashion choices can be tricky topics on their own. Put them together and it can easily create a major problem. Dressing for the office doesn’t have to be all work and no play. The key is finding that balance, and making sure that you’re sending the  right message. “Overall, one should really be concerned with how they  present themselves and how they represent the brand, meaning whoever you  work for,” says Shawn Outler, a Macy’s vice president.

BlackEnterprise.com spoke further with Outler to get insight on the top office attire vices and how not to commit professional style offenses. ---Dominique Hobdy

7 Deadly Sins of Office Fashion

Avoid these vices when it comes to your workplace look

Shawn Outler, a vice president at Macy’s, talks top office fashion vices and how to…

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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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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…

By Sirita Wright

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Vanessa Simmons Launches New Swimwear Line

Vanessa Simmons is branching out on her own to launch a new swimwear line, Rose by Vanessa Jean

Vanessa Simmons is branching out on her own to launch a new swimwear line, Rose…

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As the weather heats up, you can inject some fun into your 9-to-5 wardrobe by incorporating a few Spring/Summer 2012 trends. Add a little spark to even the most conservative Corporate America looks by adding these five summer trends to your office attire. ---Ashley Calloway

5 Summer Fashion Trends Perfect for the Office

Incorporate these pieces to add pop to your professional style

Here are top trends you can incorporate into your professional look, from neon to floral.

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Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble Talks Hollywood Hair, Reality TV Drama

"LA Hair" star and entrepreneur exposing brand to new audience

Celebrity stylist Kim Kimble takes the day-to-day hustle of shop management and Hollywood haircare to…

By Christian Law

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Cool Jobs: 3 Fashion Heavyweights Sparking Tobago’s Fashion Awakening

These style professionals are helping widen scope of international exposure

We caught up with three power players behind Tobago Fashion Weekend, putting the island on…

By Starrene Rhett

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Campaign Trail Style: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Top Fashion Moments

Take a page from her book of chic to achieve your own power looks

Take a look at Michelle Obama’s best style moments while campaigning for President Barack Obama.…

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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…

By Sirita Wright

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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


Left, a model wears a design by CFW designer Arlene L. Martin. (Photo by Andre Rattigan)

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…

By Octavia Goredema

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Black Blogger Month: The Curvy Fashionista, Reshaping the Web

Full-figured blogger Marie Denee turned her personal catalogue of plus-size threads into a premier destination for curvy women

Known as The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee empowers women to accept their curves and body…

By Janel Martinez

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Fashion Icon Beverly Johnson on Branding And Reality TV

Supermodel, entrepreneur and television show creator to offer guidance on mastering your brand

At the Entrepreneurs Conference, hair and beauty mogul Beverly Johnson will join celebrated restaurateur Gina…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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The Perfect Fit

A former boutique owner finds a good look in a new company

As one of the few master specialists at Brooks Brothers Made-to-Measure, Cooke oversees a custom…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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WATCH: Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose Talks Branding and Longevity in Fashion

The star of the new VH1 reality show "Styled by June" on being a good leader, career longevity, and the importance of branding

The star of the new VH1 reality show “Styled by June” on being a good…

By Janel Martinez

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We continue our three-part international careers series on BlackEnterprise.com, profiling professionals who found career fulfillment in the global landscape.


Janan Shakur aspired to live abroad to gain a different experience of life beyond U.S. shores. She decided to attend an American university in Switzerland which included opportunities to travel as part of its academic curriculum.


Influenced by her own culture and diverse travels, Shakur went on to become a fashion entrepreneur, founding Casa di Culture, an online boutique she runs while living and working in Vaud, Switzerland.


Check out Shakur's insights on being a black professional in the country, navigating the job market, and the perks of working overseas. ---Janell Hazelwood

Global Jobs: Finding Career Success in Switzerland

Finding success in transitioning into international career opportunities

A young Web entrepreneur who found job success—and love—abroad gives her tips for success.

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Must-Haves for Every Professional Woman’s Bag

These vital items ensure you're always prepared for that next opportunity

Keep these seven vital items on hand for daily career success.

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How I Did It: Entrepreneur Takes Passion for Baubles to the Bank

Keena Williams invests in N.J. community with So Excessive Boutique

Young entrepreneur Keena Williams provides access to chic accessories in Newark, N.J., hometown as owner…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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

Happy Birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama

We celebrate her special day by highlighting her international influence

First Lady Michelle Obama has served as not only a history-making icon but her inspiration…

By Janell Hazelwood

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POLL: Is Traditional Business Attire Becoming Obsolete?

Reality star Yandy Smith's 'business chic' raises question of office style

The fashion of businesswoman and Love & Hip Hop star Yandy Smith raises a vital…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Did Kanye West Really Create a Twitter Account for His Fashion Line?

You can’t tell him nothing. It looks like Kanye West hasn’t been deterred by…

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WATCH: Beverly Johnson Talks About Building a Lifestyle Brand for Women of Color

'Modelpreneur' Beverly Johnson talks about building her lifestyle brand and the importance of ownership

‘Modelpreneur’ Beverly Johnson talks to ‘Celebrity Hustle’ host Shannon Lanier about building her lifestyle brand…

By Elayne Fluker

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Woman of Power: Amsale Aberra, Designing a Legacy

The renowned designer talks about being a Black Enterprise woman of power, receiving a legacy award and building her business

The renowned designer talks about being a Black Enterprise woman of power, receiving a legacy…

By Bridgette Bartlett

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Study: Showing Too Much Skin Can Hinder Job-Seeking Success

Baring all can trigger doubts about decision-making abilities

Recent research examines the correlation between inappropriate attire and job-seeking success.

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Working Your Style: Perfect Plus-Size Fashion for the Office Holiday Party

Secrets to great fashions for full-figured women

Working Your Style host Daisy Lewellyn gives curvy women fab fashion options for the office…

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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:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Find Your Brand’s Red Sole

Christian Louboutin's iconic red soles offer a lesson for entrepreneurs on making a brand distinctive

Christian Louboutin’s iconic red soles offer a lesson for entrepreneurs on making a brand distinctive

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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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How I Did It: Celebrity Jewelry Designer Aklia Chinn’s Custom-Made Success

Using a love for travel and unique craftwork, she turned passion into profit

Aklia Chinn took her love for travel and creating unique jewelry to Hollywood,

By Janell Hazelwood

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Working Your Style: Turn Office Fashion Don’ts into Fashion Savvy

Avoid these workplace attire disasters with easy makeover tips

Our Working Your Style Host Daisy Lewellyn shows how to upgrade typical office style mishaps…

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The pride and polish of business attire is an indisputable workplace norm that has stood the test of time. As part of our As part of our BE Polished style package, Black Enterprise editors and staff showcase how they work their power game and look at the office while adding their own special flavor to show personality and professionalism. ---Janell Hazelwood

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Style Profile: A Day at the Office with Black Enterprise

How BE editors and staff work professional and polished looks -- with flair

Black Enterprise staff and editors show unique workplace style and tell their top fashion essentials…

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WATCH: Arise Designers Tell How to Make It in Tough Business of Fashion

Hard work and knowledge of industry play major part in post-catwalk success

Designers from the Made in Africa: ARISE Magazine show during the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week…

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WATCH: Arise Showcases 7 Top African Designers

International publication puts on star-studded show, mixing fashion and culture

BlackEnterprise.com gets exclusive backstage access during the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Made in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BE Polished: Taking Your Professional Style to the Next Level

Your guide to fashion essentials that will give your look the competitive edge

BlackEnterprise.com presents a fashion and style guide for the working professional, taking you from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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WATCH: Designer Duo Coco & Breezy Showcase ‘Rainy Days’ S/S 2012

See what these 21-year-old fashion designers have to say about expanding their business

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the part black, part Puerto Rican duo at their S/S 2012…

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In today's job market, having that competitive edge of great style and confidence is key when pursuing career success. And these BlackEnterprise.com readers know just how important it is to put your best look forward. As part of our BE Polished style series, readers sent in photos of their power looks and told what key pieces prepare them to take on the work world with flair. ---Janell Hazelwood

Your Power Look: Readers Showcase Confident Style

Taking fashion from their closets to career success

BlackEnterprise.com readers showcase the power look that give them the confidence to pursue success

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Get the Look: Idris Elba at the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards

Celebrity style at the everyday professional's price

Ladies love the always dapper Idris Elba. Here’s how the average consumer can mimic his…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power looks require power investments, especially when it comes to classic pieces that make up the foundation of a polished professional's wardrobe. As part of our BE Polished style series, we highlight key apparel and accessories that will ensure your office look is always on point. ---Sirita Wright

His and Hers: Fashion Classics for the Professional Closet

Style items no polished professional should be without

For the working man or woman, these fall fashion staples will ensure their look remains…

By Sirita Wright

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SAGGING CLOTHES: The only thing worse than sagging jeans is sagging dress pants. The stereotypes associated with men who sag their pants are all negative. A professional seeking career success shouldn’t want those unfavorable labels to follow them on the job. It’s best to choose well fitting, tailored pants that aren’t too tight, too short, too long or too big and are complimented with a belt.

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10 Ways Your Style Is Hindering Career Success

Avoid these fashion don'ts while in the office

When it comes to workplace success, image speaks volumes. Avoid these 10 fashion faux pas…

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Lets face it: Today’s corporate woman is constantly on the go. And maintaining equilibrium in career, home, and spirit while being a stylish trendsetter isn’t always easy. As part of our BE Polished style series, we detail some awesome products to keep on hand for those fashion emergencies. These items will help you maintain a flawless look, and ensure you’re always ready to put your best look forward when sealing the next business deal. Your transition from the corporate office to an after-work mixer, or a date at that chic cigar lounge this fall will be seamless! ---Sirita Wright

Emergency Style Kit: 10+ Essentials for the Working Fashionista

Don't get caught at the office without these items to maintain your polished look

Last minute meetings or business events can arise at any moment, this emergency style kit…

By Sirita Wright

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Every powerful man should maintain a look of success by remaining both professional and stylish. And as the age-old saying goes, when you look good, you feel good. Maintain your professional and polished swagger and don't get caught slipping by keeping a personal emergency style kit. As part of our BE Polished series, we highlight must-have products and fashion items that will help any professional man of style go from the office to an impromptu meeting to cocktail hour with ease, despite any workday stresses or snafus. ---Janell Hazelwood

Men’s Style Kit: 10+ Essential Items for the Professional Man

These essentials will ensure you maintain your best look, from the office and beyond

Every professional man of style should keep these must-have products and fashion items in their…

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Ladies, before you finalize your packing list for the 18th annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge, check out a few of our favorite functional, fashionable, and, yes, very fun pieces for the green and the court. These wears are sure to impress your colleagues and potential business partners alike. —Daisy Lewellyn

7 Stylish Golf Fashion Staples for Her

Shine at the Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge with these style must-haves

Before you finalize your packing list for the 18th annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis…

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Yes, that really is the number of tractors in Norway and, yes, it is printed onto every garment Moods of Norway produces.

Spring/Summer 2012 Season Menswear Trade Show Preview

Suit Your Life columnist Gardy V. Guerrier gives you an exclusive backstage pass to some of next year's hottest fashion pieces

Following the menswear Spring/Summer 2012 season trade shows in New York City, here’s a sneak…

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Bring instant glam and gorgeousness to your next leisure or business trip with a special piece of luggage and amazing travel accessories that show off your personal (and professional) style. Summer travel never looked so chic.—Daisy Lewellyn 

For more travel tips, destinations and best places to stay, eat and play, visit blackenterprise.com/outofoffice

Travel Luggage Guide: 12 Best Accessories for Her

Bring instant glam to your next leisure or business trip with luggage and travel accessories that show off your style.

Bring instant glam to your next leisure or business trip with luggage and travel accessories…

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Adorable and Affordable Summer Dresses for Work

Stay fashionable, yet professional in these lovely frocks perfect for the office

Madame Noire gives affordable and fashionable dress picks for office attire

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Backtalk with Iman

Physically flawless at 55, Iman is still best known as a supermodel. So it might…

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UBR Spotlight: Designer Kevan Hall on the Business of Couture

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Bryant Monteilh sits down with award-winning…

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10 Fashion Essentials for the Office

Madame Noire highlights 10 fashion must-haves for women in the office

Madame Noire highlights 10 fashion must-haves for women in the office

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UBR Spotlight: Fashion Designer Jermikko Johnson

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young sits down with Jermikko…

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UBR Morning Post: Online Fashion Innovator Ella Gorgla

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young sits down with Ella…

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You Wore That To Work? Really? No, Really?

They say clothes make the man (or woman) so be mindful of what message your wardrobe is conveying about you

Every dress code shouldn’t be like that of a white shoe law firm. What makes…

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Black Blogger Month: The Fashion Bomb, Creating New Threads

Claire Sulmers transforms her passion for fashion into a international blog for women of color

With the Fashion Bomb, style expert Claire Sulmers provides women of color with a daily…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Princess Bridal Looks for Less than $1,000

Get a princess wedding gown on a pauper's budget

Many brides want to be the princess for their special day, and celebrity brides are…

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WATCH: The High Life – Exploring the Little Luxuries of Paris

In this episode, our host travels to the City of Lights and gives us a peek inside of chic places to shop, stay, dine and unwind

In this episode, our host travels to the City of Lights and gives us a…

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Dhani Jones: A Man For All Seasons

NFL linebacker ventures into mens' fashion, philanthropy and TV

NFL linebacker ventures into mens’ fashion, philanthropy and TV

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WATCH: Kimora Lee Simmons on Successes, Failures, Giving Back and Loving Her Tweeps

The wife/mom/mogul shows no signs of slowing down. Such is 'Life in the Fab Lane'

The wife/mom/mogul shows no signs of slowing down. Such is ‘Life in the Fab Lane’

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Identify a clothing concept and target audience. Determine what garments you will make and study the fabrics you will most likely use. Then conduct market research to see if there is a target audience for your clothes. Talk to owners of retail stores and textile suppliers for information about businesses that produce the same kind of apparel that interests you. These contacts should also be able to tell you the buying patterns within various price points.

10 Ways to Launch Your Own Fashion Line

Here's how to go from fan of fashion to fashion mogul

Here’s how to go from fan of fashion to fashion mogul

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Celebrity Stylist Misa Hylton Launches Plus-Size Clothing Line

The veteran fashionista tells why she decided to make a ‘Big’ move and cater to the plus-sized market

The veteran fashionista tells why she decided to make a ‘Big’ move and cater to…

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WATCH: Working Your Style: The Perfect Looks for the Perfect Gentlemen

Daisy Lewellyn shows you how to find a balance between swag and style savvy

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WATCH: The High Life – Shopping for Rare Vintage

Looking for a unique investment piece for your next black-tie affair? Go vintage with style!

Looking for a unique investment piece for your next black-tie affair? Go vintage with style!

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Getting Started: Launching Your Own Jewelry Line

Allyson Leak struck gold when her jewelry adorned celebs like Alicia Keys. Here, the young designer talks shop about her craft

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As Fashion Week heads…

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WATCH: Working Your Style: One Look, Three Ways

Style expert Daisy Lewellyn tells you how to get out of that work wardrobe style rut

If your work attire is in need of a remix, we’ll show you how to…

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Why Designers are Down on Michelle Obama

Is it wrong to ridicule Mrs. Obama for being the First Lady...of fashion?

I was both pleased and perturbed by the “On the Runway” story in the Sunday…

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WATCH: Working Your Style with Daisy Lewellyn: Your Power Look

5 essential tips you need to dress for the job you want; not the job you have

Are you a woman of power? Are you a man on the move? Then look the part…

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WATCH: Working Your Style with Daisy Lewellyn: Making a Good First Impression

What you wear to work matters. These tips find balance between stylish and serious business

Whether first day or fifth year on the job, what you wear to the office…

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WATCH: Working Your Style with Daisy Lewellyn: Building Your After-Work Wardrobe

Ever have a tough time knowing exactly how to take your look from the office to…

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WATCH: Working Your Style with Daisy Lewellyn: Holiday Party Dressing

Chic his and her looks to help you ring in the new year with style!

In our new video series, Working Your Style, our host, Daisy Lewellyn (TV personality, style…

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WATCH: Working Your Style with Daisy Lewellyn: Your Holiday Shopping Guide

Still picking up last-minute gifts? Daisy gives easy gift ideas for co-workers and friends

In our new video series, Working Your Style, our host Daisy Lewellyn (TV personality, style…

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WATCH: Angela and Vanessa Simmons School Us on Their Pastry Clothing Line

The successful sisters-slash-enterpreneurs chat with Black Enterprise Business Report

Angela and Vanessa Simmons are all about business. The successful sisters-slash-enterpreneurs talked with Black Enterprise…

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What You Can Learn from … Simmons Sisters’ Sweet Success

5 business lessons from sisterpreneurs Angela and Vanessa on building Pastry

Vanessa and Angela Simmons are building their own empire, with a foundation nurtured by their…

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Brandi Simpkins and the Success of Her Rising Empire, B. Lynn Group

See how this wardrobe, makeup and hair stylist rose to the top of her industry

Brandi Simpkins, CEO of B. Lynn Group, manages the careers of the entertainment industry’s most…

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Google’s Boutiques.com Open for Business

The mega search engine clicks into the fashion industry with its e-commerce site

Google debuts Boutiques.com, an assortment of virtual boutiques curated by bloggers, celebrities, designers, trends and…

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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…

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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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Fashion Week 2010: Top Model Talks Longevity Post-Catwalk

Surviving a tough economy, Lois Samuels continues expanding her brand

Former model Lois Samuels tackled the challenge of surviving a recession to keep her line…

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Today, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicked off in its new home, Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park in New York City. The event draws tastemakers, editors, onlookers, and buyers to witness the hottest in design industry talent. The semi-annual fashion events, formerly at Bryant Park, draw more than  230,000 attendees every year and generate more than $770 million in  economic activity in New York City, according to reports. Held from Sept. 9 to 16, this year's shows will include apparel by top brands with two outstanding African Americans showing their lines--apparel and lifestyle brand designer Tracy Reese and jewelry designer Monique Pean. In celebration of the kick-off, here's a snapshot of the top African American talent at Lincoln Center this season.

Fashion Week Launches: Top African American Talents

Held Sept. 9-16, this year's shows will include designers Tracy Reese and Monique Pean

In celebration of the kick-off of New York Fashion Week, here’s a gallery of the…

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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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Celebrity Side Hustle: WNBA Fashionista Cappie Pondexter

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

WNBA All-star Cappie Pondexter talks entrepreneurship and her fashion styling business, 4 Season Style Management.

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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.

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Style Biz: How to Get Exposure for Your Designs

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

In the fashion industry, image reigns supreme. The wrong pitch can make or break chances…

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Budgeting Insider: 5 Great Retail Sites To Shop for Deals

Daisy Lewellyn, style expert and author of Never Pay Retail Again: Shop Smart, Spend Less…

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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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Favorite suit designer Martin Greenfield hand-tailored suits. He’s made suits for the best of them. They’re American made, and you know the suit will still be perfect 30 years from now. They are expensive, quality suits but worth every dollar.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hello, Brooklyn

Ouigi Theodore cultivates a timeless sense of style

Ouigi Theodore, inspired by distinctive fashion that transcends time, sells items in his boutique that…

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Let It Flow

Celebrity designer Angela Dean offers a look for all women

Her understanding that style is as much about comfort and fluidity as it is about…

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Savvy Solutions: Stepping Out into the Footwear Industry

Custom shoe designer Candra Palmer offers advice

I have been sketching shoe designs and would like to begin producing a shoe line.…

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A Polished Image Improves Brand Confidence

Know how to dress appropriately, with confidence and grace, for the your professional environment

A polished image is defined as a well-put together style, which reflects and captures the…

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Eunice Johnson, Co-founder of Ebony Magazine

Sixty-five years after the inception of the world’s largest black-owned publishing empire, Eunice Johnson, co-founder…

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Color Me Bold

Jewelry designer paints a daring sense of style

Sabrina Thompson has a long history of putting contrasting things together and somehow making them…

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A Classic Closet

Michelle Rose makes vintage shopping fashionably affordable.

Michelle Rose remembers a time when purchasing vintage clothing was loathed in fashion circles. “Today,…

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One For All

With strategic partnering, entrepreneurs hunker down together

In November 2008 Jenkins invited a group of designers that are regularly carried in The…

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Saying It With Style

Aaron Potts designs high-fashion note cards

As many opt for the ease and simplicity of e-cards, there’s no denying that sending…

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Siedah Garrett bags a whole new direction in style

Not only is singer and handbag designer Siedah Garrett consistently in creative mode, she’s always…

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Paris Couturier Thimister Returns In Style

PARIS (AP) — Josephus Thimister returned from a years-long hiatus with a spring-summer 2010 haute…

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Timeless Elegance At French Luxury Leader Hermes

PARIS (AP) — Hermes stepped back from the fashion fray on Saturday by delivering a…

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Bloomies On A Budget Coming To The Outlet Mall

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashionistas who had to cut out the trips to Bloomie’s during…

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Monetizing Memories and Personifying Brands

Prop master talks passion and being his own boss

If one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, then Kenyan Lewis has made a living…

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Step It Up

A young shoe designer creates a custom strategy

After leaving corporate America to follow her passion for embellishing and designing shoes, Candra Palmer…

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Four Winning Ways to Stay on Solid Ground During Tough Times

Young entrepreneur uses creativity, niche to survive

A young entrepreneur offers 4 ways to stay on solid ground during these tough times

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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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Get the CEO Look Without a CEO’s Budget

Maintain professional style while not emptying your pockets

With many corporations, law offices, and other industries adhering to a business or business casual…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Blacks in Fashion

Tracy Reese: Passion, business acumen go hand-in-hand

For Fashion Week, Tracy Reese will present a collection described as “eclectic,” inspired by the…

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Green Fashion

Owner of LaTrice Designs makes fashion statement with repurposed materials

It’s all about recycling for LaTonya Banes, owner and designer of LaTrice Designs in Dallas.…

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Models Inc.

After the lights went down on their runway careers, these former fashionistas stepped into the role of business owner

Tyra Banks and other black models proved that they’re more than just fabulous figures and…

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