New York Fashion Week: First Day's Picks - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue


Nicole Miller

I love the patterns and graphic shapes in this dress. I think the shape could be flattering for any figure. This would be great for the office that permits a little style flair. To tone it down, you could pair it with a waist-length black cardigan or layer it under a charcoal sweater dress with a belt.



Nicole Miller

Again, great use of geometric shapes and angles. The neckline is a little risque for day wear, but with a blazer or cardigan, this could certainly translate into office wear.




THISDAY/ARISE: African Fashion Collective

I am a ruffle fanatic! I love anything that has ruffles (done tastefully of course). I would never, in real life, wear both of these pieces together, however the blouse would be great with a nice grey pencil skirt and vest or a high-waisted, wide-legged pant. Also, I’m especially interested in this particular African designer because his use of color and flair are right up my alley.

Janell Hazelwood is the copy editor and a reporter for


Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.