• This Celebrity Stylist Left Us With These Fashion Notes To Stay Fabulous

    4 days ago - By Essence

    Stylist to the stars J. Bolin dropped some major fashion gems at this year's ESSENCE Festival and they're guaranteed to elevate our personal style.
    For starters, as much as we love a good slay and enjoy doing the most when given the opportunity, Bolin suggests not overdoing it. Particularly when it comes to incorporating various accents to your looks. He advises that we stick to just three focal points for any lewk - whether it's rocking sunglasses with a belt and cute shoes or a vibrant lip color with a belt and show-stopping pants.
    The celebrity stylists also recommends we ditch wearing...
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  • Essence Festival Is A Necessary Celebration Of Blackness in A Hostile World 

    4 days ago - By Essence

    From the moment my plane landed in New Orleans, I knew the weekend would be magical. Though I'd been to the Essence Music Festival twice before, touching down in the Big Easy this time felt like coming home, and the flight attendant confirmed it.
    "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Wakanda," he said eliciting cheers from my fellow fliers.
    While New Orleans doesn't contain Vibranium, fierce warriors, or technology so advanced it's never been seen before (though Michael “Bae” Jordan and his abs were definitely in the house), it is one of the Blackest cities in America, home to a rich history...
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