The Black in Fashion Council Will Increase Diversity in Fashion and Beauty

It warms my heart to see Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles announce the Black in Fashion Council! I became aware of Lindsay Peoples Wagner in 2018 when she interviewed a ton of black people in the fashion industry in order to shed light on what its like to be black in fashion. The statements were very raw and honest. The article described how I felt about the fashion industry so naturally, I shared it back then. To see Lindsay Peoples team up with Sandrine Charles to create the Black…

Fresh Air | Playing With Graphics | Yellow Off The Shoulder Top

This isn’t my first time out of my home during quarantine as I typically go grocery shopping weekly. This is definitely my first time stepping out without running errands. It felt incredible! To match my bright emotions beaming from within, I had to wear this yellow off the shoulder top with off white (not the brand, just the color LOL) shorts. I saw a yellow and white stripe awning that perfectly matched my bag. The business was closed so it had the perfect grey and yellow aesthetic (I’ve always loved…

8 Black Owned Fashion Magazines To Read

8 Black Owned Fashion Magazines To Support - Essence Mag Halima Aden

Mainstream magazines don’t really focus on us (unless black people are trending) so its important for me to share 8 black fashion magazines that have always shared the beauty of black people. While growing up, I loved flipping through magazines that featured people that looked like me (and I still do). I find that I naturally gravitate towards anything that resembles what I see in the mirror. The Black-Owned series continues as we discuss magazines! While supporting black businesses and building the black economy, please also support the organizations fighting…

20 Year Old Black Woman Made $1 Million In 8 Minutes

Moon X Cosmetics Founder - Mariee

I found out about Moon X Cosmetics on YouTube. Founder and CEO, Mariee Revere’s success was introduced to me before her skincare line. Making $1 million in 8 minutes isn’t something you hear every day (especially from a 20 year old black woman) so I was immediately intrigued as I watched her vlog. This skincare line offers serums, cleansers, and more. I feel like a proud big sister writing this because when I stumbled upon Mariee’s Revere YouTube Channel, I was beaming from ear to ear while watching her document…

DRK Beauty Offers Free Therapy for Women of Color In America

Self-care is so important and I find that quarantine may be tough for those who were already battling with their mental health. When I found out about DRK Beauty, I was excited to learn about their new initiative DRK Beauty Healing which offers free therapy to women of color in the United States. What a powerful way to make an impact in the community! Founded by Wilma Mae Basta and Danielle K, Jackson, DRK Beauty is a platform that highlights diversity in beauty. The DRK Beauty Healing initiative connects women…

16 Books by Black Authors To Read

One of the best parts about being in quarantine is that you have more time to read! I love expanding my knowledge on a variety of topics. Whether you’re into fashion, self help, combating inequality, God or just want to be enlightened, here are 16 books by black authors to read. While supporting black businesses and building the black economy, please also support the organizations fighting inequality by checking out this national resource list that also includes petitions as well as legal services for protesters. If you’d like to hear…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Vol 4 vs Makeup Revolution x Patricia Bright

ABH Novina Vol 4 vs Makeup Revolution x Patricia Bright -Befitting Style

I purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Volume 4 palette a few weeks ago and it finally arrived last week. I honestly didn’t have much interest in trying the palette anymore and I only purchased it because my only other experience with the brand is their collaboration with Jackie Aina. Although I only want to focus on black-owned brands, I decided to have a bit of fun with the review by comparing it to the Makeup Revolution x Patricia Bright Rich in Colour palette as it they have some similar…

Golden Sequins by Nene LA Shiro

Whipping out an oldie but goodie is always fun! Nene LA Shiro custom made this golden sequins gown for me for my Senior Ball 6 years ago. With sequin being my favorite fabric, I feel like a golden queen with this dress on! If you want to see it in action, check out the video in the post about black owned fashion brands to support. I’ve definitely worn some questionable items a few years ago by pairing some items together that don’t even belong together. The beautiful thing about life…

10 Black Owned Beauty Brands To Support

10 Black Owned Beauty Brands to Support - Befitting Style - Queen Oyinkan

Whether you’re a makeup lover or a skincare addict, beauty is so much fun to play with. I kicked off my black owned series discussing black owned fashion brands and now its time to talk beauty. This may sound surprising but I don’t dabble in skincare that much. I find that keeping it minimal works for my skin but there are a couple of skincare companies that caught my eye. If you’re not new to Befitting Style, then you already know how much I love to play in makeup. While…

Full Face of Black Owned Makeup

A lot of the makeup that I wear is black-owned and I typically tend to support black creatives when they collaborate with brands. I love seeing us win! Its very important to support our own people in order to enrich our communities. If you’re interested in supporting organizations fighting black issues, check out this national resource list created by Botanical Dyke for a variety of ways to help. This look consists of Fenty Beauty (you already know I lovveee Fenty Beauty), Pat Mcgrath and more. I needed to redo my…