Jessica C. Andrews

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Still Whitewashed? A Look at Black Influence During Fashion Week

There's a well-dressed elephant in the room for any person of color attending Fashion Week. No matter how beautiful the models or exquisite the clothes,…

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Sleeping Beauty: The Issue of Tying Up Your Hair When He Sleeps Over

For most women of color, tying up our hair before bed is a necessary task. From reducing breakage to maintaining our 'do, wearing a scarf…

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5 Common Mistakes Women With Natural Hair Make

Most women who transition from relaxed to natural hair haven't dealt with their unaltered texture since childhood, thus having to learn how to manage their…

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5 Tips For Growing Out Your Natural Hair After A Big Chop

Since I made the decision to go natural a year ago, I've fielded a…

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Turbans: Trend to Try or Watch Go By?

The turban has been around for ages. Screen sirens from the ‘40s and ‘50s regularly drew inspiration from the Middle East, wrapping their heads with…

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Over Natural vs. Relaxed Hair Wars

Read any Vixen article about natural or relaxed hair and you'll find a flood of comments from readers debating about which style i…

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Kimbella vs. Erica: Why Video Models Get No Respect

I know I wasn't the only one whose mouth dropped yesterday when yet again, two grown women resorted to drink-throwing and hair-pulling on national…

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Weave Changes Things

What's so bad about weaves? From black men complaining that weave creates artificial women to ladies rocking their weave-less hair like a superior badge of…

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5 Things June Ambrose Taught Us About Style

June Ambrose is one of the most celebrated figures in contemporary black fashion. She is our stylist du jour, thrilling us with her imaginative outfit…

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Could Cheating Save Your Relationship?

From UPTOWN--Picture this: you’re crazy about a man who has great husband potential but you rarely see him and sleep with him even less. Or…

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Would You Date A Bisexual?

From UPTOWN--Here’s a test. Walk into a room of eligible, attractive, educated, single black men and women. Show them a picture of their dream mate:…

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 4: Is The Drama Getting Too Personal?

Long before our obsession with Basketball Wives began, Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta became one of the first reality shows to entertain us with smack-talking,…

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Oral Sex: Is There a Stigma for Black Women?

From UPTOWN--Let me be frank. There are women who count oral sex as one of their favorite pastimes. Call it an oral fixation or voraciou…

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Five Fashion Stylists on the Come-Up

While praising our favorite celeb Vixens for their 'fits, let's not forget the arbiters of style behind their looks: their stylists.

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Style Upgrade: 5 Vixen Style Trends

Upgrade your fall look with sexy midi-skirts and chic plaids!

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Leading Lady: Alicia Keys Covers Glamour Magazine

Alicia Keys' star couldn't be shining any brighter. The new mother of adorable Egypt (with hubby Swizz Beatz) covers the October 2011 issue of Glamour…

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Aaliyah’s Beauty Legacy: Recreate Her Iconic Look

It seems like just yesterday we were being captivated by singer Aaliyah Dana Haughton’s tomboy-chic swag and girl-next-door demeanor. Ten years after the singer’s untimely…

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Get Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and La La Anthony’s Dolce & Gabbana Starry Look for Less

Celebrities are loving the Dolce & Gabbana starry print from their fall 2011 season. Celebs like Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, La La Anthony, Zoe Saldana, Solange…

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Black Love “Intact”: The Problem With Our Reaction to Will and Jada’s “Divorce”

Rumors, that were ultimately untrue, hit the web today that Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith had divorced. Almost immediately, people took to their Twitter and…

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Leading Lady: Esperanza Spalding Covers T Magazine

The article celebrates Esperanza for being what News and Feature Director, Sally Singer, calls "a celebrity for all the right reaso…

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