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20 Major Minorities In Fashion You Need To Know

There's no denying that fashion has a blind spot when it comes to brown consumers. In the cut-throat world of clothing—where ice queen Anna Wintour reigns supreme and the fairest of models saunter down stark, white runways—one has to ask... where is the diversity? Where are the leggy ladies who look like you and I? Certainly not crowding the catwalks. Fortunately, there are some minority gals and guys making great strides both on and off the runway.

Continue clicking to see 20 major minorities you should know in fashion.

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Pat McGrath

Who: Pat McGrath

What: International Makeup Artist, Creative Design Director of P&G Beauty.

Why: Known as the most influential makeup artist in the world by Vogue Magazine, McGrath's perfectly flawless touch has remained relevant and in-demand for decades.
Andre Leon Talley

Who:  Andre Leon Talley

What: International Editor-At-Large, Artistic Director at Zappos Couture, Previously editor-at-large at Vogue Magazine.

Why: Talley is the muva of all muvas. His influence on the youth through fashion dates back to the 80's, when he was Andy Warhol's assistant.
Bethann Hardison

Who: Bethann Hardison

What: Former supermodel, Fashion Activist, Documentarian, Owner of Bethann Management

Why: Who better than Bethann Hardison to helm the call for diversity in the fashion world? With nearly five decades under her designer belt, she is relentless in revolting for a revolution regarding the representation of minorities in the industry.

June Ambrose

Who: June Ambrose

What: Wardrobe Stylist, #RockMom

Why: The always upbeat and energetic Ambrose pioneered hip hop and rap's flavor in the 90's. Ever wonder who thought of those brilliant shiny suits Mase and Diddy wore? Or how about Missy Elliott's infamous garbage bag onesie? Yep, all Ambrose. What's not to love about this woman?
Shiona

Who: Shiona Turini

What: Fashion Market Director of Cosmopolitan, previously Fashion Market and Beauty Director of CR Fashion Book

Why: After spying the goods in her closet on The Coveteur, we understand why we should know Shiona—the girl has got style. But aside from the masses of archival goods she possess, Turini's resume is beyond impressive: PR department of Tom Ford-era Yves Saint Laurent, Market Editor at W, Accessories Director at Teen Vogue, and the list goes on. 
Carly Cushnie

Who: Carly Cushnie

What: 1/2 of the dynamic designing duo of Cushnie Et Ochs

Why: We were first introduced to Carly by her beautiful mane of kinky and coily blonde curls. (Of course, a designer could have such an enviable, progressive haircut that inspires others.) Fresh out of Parsons in 2009, she launched Cushnie et Ochs with partner Michelle Ochs, and have become a designing duo dynamo, blessing women all over the world for their minimalistic yet sexy aesthetic.
Nnadi

Who: Chioma Nnadi

What: Fashion News Director/Writer for Vogue Magazine

Why: A true wordsmith, Nnadi's pen is equipped with as much personality has her chic yet tomboy tough style boasts of.
Rajni

Who: Rajni Jacques

What: Fashion Features/News Editor at Glamour Magazine

Why: After style stalking her Instagram page scoping out her every move during various Fashion Week via street style blogs, there's nothing left to say—Rajni Jacques is one of our favorite fashion freaks—and not to mention, Vibe fashion alum.
Sir John

WhoSir John B.

What: Celebrity & Editorial Makeup Artist, Contributor for Vogue Italia

Why: Sir John B. definitely puts the "B" in beat. Anyone who says otherwise deserves a beat down. Most recently, John has been perfecting our favorite, King Bey.

Tamu

Who: Tamu McPherson

What: Blogger, Photographer, Contributing Style Editor at Lucky Magazine, Director of Style and Digital Content at Out There Creative Agency

Why: Transitioning from law to the nontraditional realm of fashion was quite easy for the Milan-based photographer. She's gone from behind the lens to the sartorial muse of street style photographers and fashion lovers everywhere.
Chrissy Rutherford

Who: Chrissy Rutherford

What: Digital Editor at Harper's Bazaar

Why: We love an independent, hardworking gal and Ms. Rutherford is just that. Working her way, literally, from the bottom to the top of the ranks of Harper's Bazaar where she started off as an intern, she is the epitome of the mantra, "hard work  pays off". Or in the words of Drake, "started from the bottom now we here".
Joe Zee

Who: Joe Zee

What: Creative Director of Elle Magazine, Fashion Stylist, Host of Sundance Channel's Revealing and All On The Line With Joe Zee

Why: The self-proclaimed fashion loudmouth is a fan favorite. He's a true leader in the digital reformation of fashion using platforms such as TV, blogs, v-logs, and social media to influence the masses.
Edward Enninful

Who: Edward Enninful

What: W Magazine Fashion & Style Director, Fashion Stylist

Why: Enninful was born into fashion and baptized into its holy and chaotic presence at a young age. By 18 he was i-D Magazine's fashion director, making him the youngest ever in history to hold such a high stature position at an international publication. Since then, Enninful has gone on to conquer Italian Vogue, American Vogue, and numerous campaign and runway shows. If there was a fashion god, Edward would totally be it.

Eva Chen

Who: Eva Chen

WhatLucky Magazine's editor-in-chief, Former special projects/digital development at Teen Vogue Magazine

Why: Chen is a true gal's gal's - she's got a sick fetish for shoes and handbags - the perfect combination, we can definitely attest to that just look at her Instagram. She's only been in her position at Lucky for almost a year, but is making a name for herself as she's revamped the magazine into haven for technologically savvy fashionsta's.

FatimaB

WhoFatima B

What: Wardrobe Stylist

Why: The blonde bombshell's swagger is a ten, but Fatima's humble demeanor sets her apart from the rest. The native New Yorker is the genius behind a handful of hip hop 's chart topping contenders.

Jason Remberte

Who: Jason Rembert

What: Wardrobe Stylist

Why: They call Rembert the celebrity image maker, we absolutely agree. At 26 years young his portfolio boasts of outstanding red carpet looks, trendsetting magazine covers, and enthralling editorials.

Celia

Who: Celia Smith

What: Founder of needle + thraed, ESSENCE.com Fashion Editor

Why: From her enviable mane to her unique style its no wonder why Essence would appoint Smith as their go to girl when it comes to fashion. We'd steal her style any day!

SusieBubble

Who: Susie Bubble

What: Blogger, Fashion Journalist, Former commissioning editor at DazedDigital.com

Why: There's only a certain aura of joy one can portray fashion-wise and Bubble does it well. Her soft, sweet, and feminine style is internationally recognized and applauded by fashion-minded individuals.
Mariel Haenn

WhoMariel Haenn

What: Fashion Stylist & Costume Designer

Why: Ranked # 15 of the 25 most powerful stylist by The Hollywood Reporter, Haenn and her creative partner Rob Zangardi  are responsible for some of the most coveted celebrity styles.

BryanBoy

Who: Bryan Boy

What: Fashion Blogger, Former web developer

Why: Filipino fashion blogger, Bryan Boy, began blogging just as a travel diary but who can resist a quick OOTD (outfit of the day) selfie? He's more than just pictures though, the blogger's entertaining commentary keeps people interested as Women’s Wear Daily reported in November 2011 that BryanBoy.com averages 1.4 million page views per month. Things haven't changed much since then. You can still see Boy canoodling front row at Fashion Week with Anna Wintour or tweeting Stefano Gabbana. To put it simply, he's everything darling.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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