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0 In Claire's Life/ Fashion Nova/ Featured/ Laquan Smith

Claire’s Life: The Native Son Awards with Law Roach, Laquan Smith, Emil Wilbekin and More Wearing Fashion Nova’s Regina Sequined Black Gown

Hey Hey! I’m using my Juneteenth Holiday to catch up on posts. How about you? In between trips to DC and Atlanta (can y’all tell I am never home?), I stopped by NYC to check out venues for the Bomb Fashion Show! My friend Emil Wilbekin invited me to his annual Native Son Awards, which recognizes icons in the black queer community. I decided to show up and show my support! About the awards, Emil says, “We are all unicorns.…

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Claire’s Life: Talking Fashion Tech and AI with Candace Mitchell Harris of Myavana and Mimi J of the Glammatory Wearing Retrofete

Happy Juneteenth! Over the weekend, I spoke on a panel for the Myavana Summit! MYAVANA is a pioneering beauty tech company founded by its visionary CEO, Candace Mitchell Harris in 2012, with the aim of revolutionizing personal and professional textured hair care through data driven science and technology.  With a deep understanding of the unique hair care challenges women of color and women with textured hair face, MYAVANA perfected and introduced a suite of innovative textured hair care science and…

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Claire’s Life: The Juneteenth Concert at the White House Wearing Balmain, Alaia, and Femme LA!

Happy Almost Juneteenth! Last week, I was thrilled to be invited to the White House for a Juneteenth Concert! When I tell y’all, I was SO EXCITED?!? The White House, Me? With the President and Vice President? I was beside myself. For the occasion, I didn’t really know what to wear. I tried to scramble to get something made, but time was tight, so I grabbed a blue Balmain dress, my Femme LA heels, and an Alaia belt and headed…

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Matopeda in America! Nigerian Designer Makes Debut in Atlanta with Yandy Smith, Claire Sulmers, Monyetta Shaw, and More!

Matopeda is in America! The Nigerian Bridal and Formal Wear Designer made her debut in Atlanta over the weekend at White & Co located at 1620 Lavista Road. Matopeda is a designer you should know! Though located in Nigeria, she delivers made to measure dresses in a week! She’s known for creating gowns boasting nude illusion mesh that matches brown skin tones, along with looks that have build in bras and corsetry! Brand fans and supporters like Shamea Morton, Paisli…

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Claire’s Life: The Strength of a Woman 2024 Summit with Taraji P. Henson, Kim Kimble, and More Wearing Naked Wardrobe, Rick Owens, and Aminah Jillil

Happy Wednesday! Strength of a Woman means, to me, triumphing in the face of adversity. I encountered a unique sort of adversity when getting ready to talk about style at Strength of a Woman alongside Kim Kimble, Bevy Smith, and Tahira Joy: I had nothing to wear! A brand had sent me a look, but it wasn’t flattering (to me), so I shopped my closet. I bought this Rick Owens dress last summer and it was too tight. It was…

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Claire’s Life: What to Wear to The 2024 Studio Museum in Harlem Luncheon + My Pink Maison Tai Tweed Dress

Happy Wednesday! The Bomb Life has been busy busy busy! I’ve been in New York for a little under a week and I’ve been outside every.single. day. I’m excited to have a ‘day off’ today to do what I love to do: write! First up, a quick recap of the Studio Museum in Harlem Spring 2024 Luncheon: I went to my first one last year, and just did not know the dress code (psst, there is no official dress code,…

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