Midnight in the Garden of Good and RiRi: Rihanna Plays Muse for Artist Deana Lawson

Sometimes, the strongest statements are made without saying a word—which is why we’re enthralled with a new editorial featuring Rihanna—sans interview (at least for now)—in Garage magazine, Issue 15. But while the lens may be focused on Rihanna, the woman behind it is equally interesting, as acclaimed fine art…

Rihanna Reveals the Inspirations Behind Her Epic Cover—and the Trouble with Being 'Thicc'

We can only imagine how fun it might be to get an in-office visit from Rihanna, but to do so surrounded by couture? We’re swooning, just at the thought. But British Vogue editor-in-chief is a much cooler customer than we could ever hope to be, greeting the megastar mogul like the the old friend she is when she arrives…

Raising Our Standards: J.Crew Teams Up With Universal Standard on a Collection That Goes to 5X

Here’s a long-overdue moment: retailer J. Crew, which has built its brand success upon creating iconically American fashion, is finally making a significant gesture to include the 68 percent of American women who wear a size 14 or above. In collaboration with “fashion freedom” brand Universal Standard, J.Crew is now…

Lookbook: The Glow Up's Guide to Fall-Winter Paris Haute Couture Week 2018-2019

If we could’ve been anywhere this past week to escape the summer heat (and increasingly hypocritical patriotism here in the States), it would’ve been Fall-Winter Haute Couture Week in Paris. From July 1st through the 5th, the City of Lights once again played host to fashion’s greatest connoisseurs (when does it not?)…

Behind the Curtain: André Leon Talley Speaks on the Fickleness of Fashion with the New York Times

The auditorium at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City was packed to the rafters for the April premiere of The Gospel According to André at the Tribeca Film Festival. All of us in attendance were anxious to take a peek behind the fabulous facade of one of the biggest personas in fashion, André…

Tracee Ellis Ross Talks SZA and RiRi, Gives Us the Scoop on Her Supreme Met Gala Style

We’re finally all coming down from the high that was this year’s Met Gala, and Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is no exception. Making an appearance on Conan Thursday night, the always entertaining actress and style maven talked about attending this year’s Met Gala, dishing on her own gown and the outfits of several…

Closet Case: Fashion Psychologist Dawnn Karen Styles From the Inside Out 

On Saturday I woke up to find out, over coffee and the New York Times, that “fashion psychology” is now a thing. Dawnn Karen—a Columbia grad who, in 2012, made history as the first black female psychology professor (and also one of the youngest) at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology—is an academic and…