Today we are featuring one of the most important leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. A Mississippi native and political power house, Hamer is a truly powerful Black Southern Belle. Today we are showcasing her power through 12 Prolific Images of Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer shaped the world we live in today and we are honored […]
Are you a Black Southern Belle who loves fashion and decor? Why not merge those two loves together and add some fashion inspired style to your home decor collection. To get you started, we are sharing a few of our favorite African American Fashion Books To Add to Your Collection. From vintage to modern, there is nothing better than learning more about the history of fashion and these books will do just that and also will look great on your coffee table or in your office.
5 African American Fashion Books To Add to Your Collection
For over two centuries, in the North as well as the South, both within their own community and in the public arena, African Americans have presented their bodies in culturally distinctive ways. Shane White and Graham White consider the deeper significance of the ways in which African Americans have dressed, walked, danced, arranged their hair, and communicated in silent gestures. They ask what elaborate hair styles, bright colors, bandanas, long watch chains, and zoot suits, for example, have really meant, and discuss style itself as an expression of deep-seated cultural imperatives. Their wide-ranging exploration of black style from its African origins to the 1940s reveals a culture that differed from that of the dominant racial group in ways that were often subtle and elusive. A wealth of black-and-white illustrations show the range of African American experience in America, emanating from all parts of the country, from cities and farms, from slave plantations, and Chicago beauty contests. White and White argue that the politics of black style is, in fact, the politics of metaphor, always ambiguous because it is always indirect. To tease out these ambiguities, they examine extensive sources, including advertisements for runaway slaves, interviews recorded with surviving ex-slaves in the 1930s, autobiographies, travelers’ accounts, photographs, paintings, prints, newspapers, and images drawn from popular culture, such as the stereotypes of Jim Crow and Zip Coon.
38 Profiles of Afro-American designers and textile artist from 1850 to the present. @ designers are from jamaica, W.I., 1 is from Ghana. Featuring Ann Lowe who designed Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress, and Elizabeth Keckley, who designed for Mary Lincoln. others are profiled domonstrating their srtruggles & contribution to the world of fashion.
Soul Style : Black Women Redefining the Color of Fashion
On these pages you’ll find more than 101 reasons why “Black is Beautiful”. From the sultry stars of film and television to the sexy divas of fashion and music, this book pays tribute to those women who are changing the way America defines fashion and beauty.
Full-color photographs from such top photographers as Steven Meisel, Gilles Bensimon, Paolo Roversi, and George Holz showcase unforgettable Black women at the forefront of style and beauty–woemn who have helped lift the self-esteem of sisters everywhere. SoulStyle features the newly annoitned and the continuously crowned royalty of fashion.
Arranged in categories from Glamour Girls to Hip-Hop chic, Seventies Goddesses to Supermodels, these remarkable photos are accompanied by insightful biographies and commentary from leading arbiters of fashion and style. The book is distinct, sensual, and extraordinary. Each chapter is a candid and provocative look at the influences these women have had on popular culture.
Recounts the history of African Americans as fashion models, describes the difficulties they faced and the ways they have changed the modeling field, and profiles Dorothea Towles, Joey Mills, Beverly Johnson, Iman, and others.
A beautiful picture book about Ann Cole Lowe, a little-known African-American fashion designer who battled personal and social adversity in order to pursue her passion of making beautiful gowns and went on to become one of society’s top designers.
Sring is here and we are ready for outdoor entertaining. If you are looking for some inspiration for tips on how to create a southern inspired outdoor oasis, we have exactly what you need. We partnered with Home Depot for the Patio Style Challenge. Using products from Home Depot’s Mix and Match collection, we were […]
From Daisy Bates to Oprah Winfrey, black women in the South have blazed the trails of journalism. We reached out to black female journalists — women who are either from the South or who now call the region home– to ask them how they found their voices for storytelling. We also asked them to recommend […]
Spring is here and that means it is time to pull out your favorite southern styles. Nothing says spring in the South quite like a great plaid piece. This forever classic pattern adds a bit of chic to any outfits. Today we have Tips for Styling with Plaid from Unlikely Martha and Unlikely Market. These […]
Do you want to add a little touch of elegance to your home? Antiques are a great way to start. Whether you have a modern condo or a classic Victorian dwelling, antiques are always a great way to add layered style to any southern home. With help from Tennessee based Interior Designer, Chad James, we […]
Mother’s Day is right around the girl. Every Black Southern Belle has a mother or mother figure who helped shaped them into who they are. Why not celebrate your mom with a stylish gift. Today we have a curated list of Black Owned Mother’s Day Gifts from Effie’s Paper. These gifts are sure to be a […]
Do you love music and home decor? Why not blend those two interests together. If you want to add a bit of soul to your home, check out these African American Album Covers to Use as Art. You can choose from any era or any genre, these are favorite ways to add some personality to any […]
Derby season is here and we can’t be more excited. There is nothing like a cocktail dress in the Spring to get you excited for Derby fun but the most important element for a Black Southern Belle is her hat. Today we are sharing African American Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration to help you plan your outfit […]
Looking to add some unique style to your Black Southern Belle home? Nothing is better than a unique gallery wall. Today we are sharing African American Movie Posters to Add to Your Gallery Wall. If you love movies and decor, this list is the perfect way to have a fun and easy DIY project to […]
What is better than one cute kid? Two of course. Today we are celebrating the beauty of twin children. We have curated images of African American Twins Kids Too Cute to Miss. We can’t get enough of these vintahe photo and precious duos. Have a special pair of twins in your life? Sharing their image with […]