Black Don't Crack

Vanessa Bell Calloway will be turning 60 this month...that's right 60! Best known for her roles in Coming to America and What's Love Got to Do With It, Calloway is embracing her age and wants us to do the same. She has created a website that allows women to share their life stories and how they embrace and rock their age. 

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Elizabeth Keckley- Dressmaker to the President's Wife

ot many of Keckley's designs still exist actually. And even with those pieces that do exist, there’s a question as to whether they can be attributed to Keckley. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has a Mary Lincoln gown, a purple velvet dress with two bodices, that the first lady wore during the second presidential inauguration. There’s a buffalo plaid green and white day dress with a cape at the Chicago History Museum. At the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Illinois, you’ll find a black silk dress with a strawberry motif that you’d wear to a strawberry party, which was a 19th-century Midwestern picnic tradition, but it’s disputed as to whether or not it’s a Keckley.

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Solange on Jimmy Fallon

In the performance Solange in wearing a piece designed by Tine and Tim White. The costume is woven  to attache her to her background singers. The symbolism, the dance choreography, the staging....everything about this just screams YES to me. 

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AFLD Presents Brunch & Sew Holiday Edition

Join Andrea Fenise and the AFLD as she hosts the holiday edition of her wildly successful Brunch and Sew series. This is the holiday edition and will also celebrate the founder's birthday!Enjoy a night of crafting, cocktails, and conversations.

This edition of Brunch & Sew will feature two design options!

 If you are a beginner, you will be taught how to make these gorgeous over sized faux fur pillows.

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