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by FonzFranc Alfonso François for Blavity. Powerful black fashion statements on the influential and relatable HBO series. Since its 2016 inception, HBO's Insecure has garnered a heavy following thanks to its strikingly empathetic script. The eventful lives of characters, like, Issa, Molly, Lawrence and others, have become talking points in our homes, and even on our social media feeds and timelines. We see ourselves, be it entirely or in small ways, reflected throughout the show's juicy scenarios and overall stellar storytelling. Now, after a successful run of its second season, Insecure has been hitting us heavy with content. In addition to providing us with topics on...

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“Hamilton” has hit Los Angeles with a bang, premiering at the Pantages Theatre, Wednesday, August 17 and showing until the end of the year. Based on Ron Chernow’s biography about the founding father, Hamilton’s Hip Hop-themed production quickly became a favorite on Broadway when it opened in 2015, selling out every single show at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. This year, the touring cast displayed its visual storytelling before major metropolitan city audiences across the United States. At the helm of the vibrant and lavish costumes for Hamilton’s fitting room on Broadway, U.S., and the London tour is...

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At the end of the 1st part of OWN’s original drama, “Greenleaf,” the world of the Greenleaf’s had fallen apart. This prestine African American church family was becoming more and more transparent both literally and figuratively as the lead characters see each other clearly. At the helm of the costumes for Greenleaf is Johnnetta Boone who credits a by chance interaction in her hometown of DC, as the spark that flames for her love of fashion. “I have a very strong belief in God and Jesus,” says Jonhnetta,” I’d spent enough time in a church and resources in my mind...

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Issa is a newly single lady in a pair of stacked Gucci espadrilles, Molly is still killing the flawless full weave bobs and Kelli has lost a gang of weight in the new trailer for Season 2 of HBO’s hit Insecure. We can’t wait to see what these lovable and relatable characters bring to the table on the July 23rd’ premiere, but mostly we just want to see what they’re going to wear.   http://www.essence.com/fashion/insecure-costume-designer-ayanna-james-dishes-what-takes-season-2-next-level?iid=sr-link2

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