Celebrate Black History Everyday

It’s Fashion Friday’s ladies & gents! It’s also New York Fashion Week. Are you attending shows, parties? Have a great time if you get into the mix! It’s also Black History Month. Lots going on, right.

In honor of our history let’s celebrate Charlotte E. Ray today, first African American female attorney in the United States. Ray graduated from Howard University School of Law in 1872. She was also the first female admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, and the first woman admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. We walk in her footsteps. Thankful you paved a way for us Black Women Attorneys 🙏🏾.

We created this look last year. If you haven’t grabbed it yet, we still have it stocked. Celebrate our history everyday.

Cheers,

Danalee Francesca 💋

#BlackHistoryMonth

Blue Man Swimwear

Rogues Gallery presented a group of emerging designers during Fashion Week, they included Haneefa M., Puzzled By Agape, Lip Gloss-n-Stilletos, B’klyn Clothing Lab, Corinne Monique. I was able to catch a show for the swimwear line Blue Man designed by Daniel Azulay.  Inspired by Brazilian life and culture this collection is playful, sexy and imaginative. See for yourself.

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Fashionably yours,
Danalee Francesca

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Drama: Social Media Activists Target Fashion Week

<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=19918430“>ABC News Article

So do you think we will see more black models this season? Well, that is what social media activists are asking. Let’s hope so or all hell will break loose via social media and the like. I feel like if designers don’t have a diverse group of models that represent me and the dollar I spend then there is no need for me to put your clothing on my back! That may be their attitude toward the situation as well. But, on the otherhand perhaps you need to force the hand of those wanting us to support them and provide them with profits yet time and time again only send one type of model down the runway.

Bethann Hardison, is leading the charge in this media campaign that launches next month during Fashion Week. She is a former model and agent, bent on shaming the designers that don’t include black models. I applaud her for bringing it to the forefront, race has always been a problem in fashion like in every industry, but you really see it smack in your face as model after model strut down the runway.

Like the article says let’s see who sticks there neck out and tweets about the lack thereof during the shows. People may not want to suffer the repercussions of throwing their favorite designer under the bus, especially if you were invited or are somehow indirectly employed by the designer. We shall see! Drama 🙂

Fashionably yours,
Danalee Francesca

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