Netflix’s The Prom, released Dec. 11, not only brings us a star-studded cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Andrew Rannells, James Corden, and Hollywood newcomers Jo Ellen Pellman and Hamilton‘s Ariana DeBose but also a sought-after storyline from the Broadway show of its same name. Ryan Murphy is behind this film adaptation, so we expected all of the high-fashion glitter met with refreshing realness of witty banter – that’s what Murphy is known for. He worked with his longtime collaborator costume designer Lou Eyrich on the wardrobe design. (Eyrich also outfitted the characters for Murphy’s Pose, American Horror Story, and Glee, just to name a few of their well-known projects.)

We chatted with Eyrich about what it was like to work with the incredible cast and crew and coordinate their looks since, as you’ll notice right off the bat, … Read the rest

Jeans has been in vogue since 18th century. Literature. The country has a rich literary tradition and several Brazilian writers have achieved international renown, including Jorge Amado, Brazil’s best known contemporary author. His books have been translated into fifty languages and his writings vividly evoke the sensual and popular delights of Brazil, especially his native Bahia, the setting of most of his work. What I have written and composed above is giving Africans of South Africa a Much More Human Face. I brought forth our cultural art and how it depicted us at a certain time of our hesitance under apartheid; I have made sure I give stories written by others, and told in most cases by the soccer stars of yesteryear(during Apartheid) as to how they managed to keep their talents to be in service to the masses; I also posted photos of our people in their cultural gear, … Read the rest

If you are a single man, you may well want to find women who like men wearing pantyhose. Another to consider in church suits is the shoes you are going to wear. Choose a shoe that simple or just a less formal style. Most shoes style that is acceptable is the one that has a unique design such as wingtips, monk straps or even a nice pair of loafers. A plain Jane formal wear shoes is intended for formal events. The followers of this style always wear form-fitting clothes. Other distinguishing style statements are black nail polish, studs in all their clothing, lots of jewelry including chunky bracelets and spikey necklaces. Their appearance has completely altered our understanding of the cultural and literary history of the New African Movement: it is with Lydia Umkasetemba that modern Zulu literature begins not with Magema M. Fuze as it had been presumed for … Read the rest

Beauty bloggers search out little known, obscure beauty and skin care tips for you, doing all the research you probably don’t have the time to do on your own. Gabrielle Coco Chanel plays a role in the modern fashion, and is also responsible for bringing America designers into the spotlights. It was she that created the first wool jersey cardigan which became really popular amongst women. Chanel had a fashion boutique called Chanel Modes at 21 rue Cambon. Menswear could be said to be made up of archetypal garments – the bomber jacket, the peacoat, the trench coat, the field jacket etc – while womenswear for the main part, isn’t (barring, perhaps, the little black dress). People arguing in defense of men in thongs say there is no reason men can’t wear any underwear they choose, that thongs are no less manly than any other underwear considered “acceptable” by all. … Read the rest

Born is a leading manufacturer of comfortable and stylish footwear for men, women and kids. Fashion just isn’t that interested in glamour right now. The defining trends of the past decade have been athleisure and its ironic cousin, normcore. I keep thinking of what Anne Hathaway’s character in The Devil Wears Prada would wear if the film were made today. My best guess is Everlane. She’d run errands for her demanding boss in eco-cool Veja sneakers instead of Jimmy Choo stilettos. Following Brazil’s proclamation of independence from Portugal in 1822, Brazilian national identity was thrown into sharper relief, but its constituent parts remained largely unchanged. A small European elite still dominated Brazil’s political and economic life, although gold had replaced sugar as the principle source of wealth (coffee would later replace gold). But the Brazilian masses still consisted of black slaves and free people of color who labored in gold … Read the rest

Beauty bloggers search out little known, obscure beauty and skin care tips for you, doing all the research you probably don’t have the time to do on your own. These are easy photos to find on the Web-Of Africans looking like savage and barbaric-like, next to their masters clad in Bush boots, safari hats, smoking pipes and carrying a cane, with one-eyed glass for effective measure… Us, our backs bent, practically naked and having on our back the Master’s whole load. These are the images the world sees about us. Whenever cultural videos are played, many people from the West see “Tities” when women are bare-chested, with beads draped pall over them-They look at women’s behind, when women are wearing their cultural skirts-All is porn that which is our culture to us. “As people play the shallow ‘color’ game, African people, on the continent, are in dire economic and political … Read the rest

Today, you don’t have to be a princess or a multi millionaire to be able to dress up nicely. The missionary turned academic C. M. Doke proposed to the conference participants the establishing of An Academy of African Arts; a proposal that was to be re-discovered anew in the 1940s by Jordan Ngubane and Anton Lembede (1914-1947) in Inkundla ya Bantu (Bantu Forum) newspaper, the intellectual forum of the African nationalism of the ANC Youth League. This innovative idea of the Academy was in all probability related to the extraordinary linguistic work Clement Martyn Doke had undertaken in the study of African languages in Southern Africa which he anticipated could inspire African literature(s) in the African languages into creating a renaissance or renascences. Even so, in the midst of multicultural reading it can be a difficult task to find those universal characteristics for some readers. This is a major problem … Read the rest

Today, you don’t have to be a princess or a multi millionaire to be able to dress up nicely. Many people make this mistake and that is wearing jeans or bottoms of any kind that are far too tight creating a belly bulge that is unnecessary. Whether you are thin or bigger, wearing pants or bottoms that are too small for you is not stylish, it is one of the biggest fashion mistakes of the century. Accepting your own size and wearing what fits you properly is the style of 2008. Although church and state are separate in Brazil and, by law, there is freedom of religious belief and expression, a close relationship exists between the Catholic Church and the state. Major Catholic holidays are public holidays and a priest (or bishop) always presides at the inauguration of public buildings. Also, church-based welfare and educational institutions, such as religious seminaries, … Read the rest

Men rarely shop for shoes. Concerning the matter on Wole Soyinka, in a recent letter to the Editor of The Times Literary Supplement , Chinweizu has effectively put that charge to waste, even winning the accent of a later English contributor. Concerning the matter in relation to Diop, Fage has been unable to dislodge the historical finds of Cheikh Anta Diop, precisely because they are irrefutable scientific findings. One thing is absolutely certain, and that is, contemporary European liberal historiography on Africa, at least large portions of it, is merely a continuation, though subtle and hidden, of imperial colonial historiography on Africa. This point needs to be paid attention to. We see a culture that is diverse and colorful, not a tribalized backward peoples. We have the same cultural or whatever practices, same language(Some of these were worked on some of my blogs now), the music, dances, traditional dresses and … Read the rest

In the 20th century, the war and social revolutions brought definite changes to the fashion industry. This marks a turning point in Emma’s own relationship with beauty, which has been fraught with, trying to fit in,” while attending a Catholic boarding school. I was a huge tomboy when I was younger,” Emma says, as she details her journey from unconfident teenager to jobbing model – a career she put a stop to in 2016 when a designer told her, “Sorry, it’s just we’re not used to girls who exercise,” when a pair of trousers didn’t fit her in a London Fashion Week fitting. I have added and rewritten this article and posted it on the FB Wall wherein I found the members very active and interested in the work I provided for them. I posted the same videos(added some) and the history of the Africans of Mzantsi for them, and … Read the rest