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Alexandra Mandelkorn, Fashion, Goodwill, Goodwill Collection, SoCal -

The Goodwill collection launches this Friday (March 15th) and runs through May 1, with a precentage of proceeds going towards a Goodwill job training program for people with disabilities and other disadvantages.


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Courtney Mays, NBA, Russell Westbrook, STYLIST -

Courtney Mays is one of the stylists responsible for the wardrobes of her clients which include Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and DeAndre Jordan. Mays has helped turn the arena tunnel into a new kind of runway—a place where you can spot the hottest sneakers, flyest suits and best bags in the game.

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Black Designer, Byron Lars, Fashion -

He began his own label in 1991, and only after his second season in business he won the coveted Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) Rookie of the Year Award. The success was almost instantaneous with prestigious retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, selling his clothes.

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Olivia Anakwe -

Being a black woman who works in fashion and beauty means there’s no way you haven’t encountered a hairstylist — at a runway show or press event or photo shoot — who doesn't know what to do with your hair. 

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70s, afterparty, allblackcast, lawroach, paris, tommyhilfiger, zendaya -

Minutes after the much-anticipated Tommy x Zendaya fashion show in Paris concluded, the after-party started. Like a giant Soul Train–themed disco party, the show was set at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and appeared an epic ode to black girl magic—an all-black cast sported the ’70s-inspired collection and performers roller-skated down a luminous red, white, and blue acrylic runway. At the end, VIP after-party attendees snuck through a secret door that read “Entrée des artistes,” leading them into the iconic and extravagant Manko Cabaret, a modern-day cabaret club created by decadent nightlife impresarios Marc Zaffuto and Emmanuel d'Orazio, and staged by Manon Savary....

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