Black-owned beauty and fashion brands to support now and forever

Following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and others, many Americans are mourning, protesting and standing in solitude against centuries-long racial injustice.

Ways to support powerful platforms such as Black Lives Matter include learning through literature about race and privilege. You can also make sure to do your part in voting throughout election season and by finding ways to authentically amplify Black voices that need to be heard.

Last but certainly not least, you can put your money where your mouth is by financially backing Black-owned businesses on July 7 (and beyond) for Blackout Day 2020.

On July 7, people will participate in #BlackoutDay2020, a social media movement with an aim to support nationwide economic solidarity amongst Black-owned businesses.

This initiative was started by The Blackout Coalition leader Calvin Martyr and continues to pick up momentum.

“In order to break free from the chains of

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7 queer-led brands you should be shopping

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Happy Pride! Annually during the month of June, people around the world celebrate and uplift the LGBTQIA+ community, while honoring the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York.

While many Pride marches, parties and large gatherings were canceled this year due to the global pandemic, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still show your love and support for the queer community. Donating what you can to charities and organizations that help uplift LGBTQIA+ people is a great place to start, and this charity navigator is a fantastic resource if you’re in need of a few suggestions. You can also show your pride by waving or

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Will the Hut Syndrome Linger as Fashion Brands Gradually Plan Shows?

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MILAN — “Don’t stand so close to me,” used to croon The Police. How fitting in this day and age.

While the Americas continue to grapple with new COVID-19 outbreaks and new clusters emerge in China and in Germany, Europe is facing its fears of a second wave of the virus in the fall even as cases decline in the continent’s capitals and a newfound degree of ease is cautiously spreading after months of lockdown.

Over the past few days a number of fashion houses have been revealing their plans for presenting future collections, from Dior, which will stage a cruise show in Italy’s Lecce town on July 22 to Burberry, which will stage an outdoor presentation on Sept. 17, and Fendi, which plans to kick off Milan Fashion Week on Sept. 22 with a show at its headquarters in Rome with

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These Brands Are Offering Up Pride Fashion With A Capital P

Last year’s Pride celebration marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, culminating in worldwide marches, parades, demonstrations, and weekend-long celebrations.

This year, however, with protests prompted by the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and more Black people at the hands of the police, and stay-at-home orders still in effect for many due to the pandemic, Pride month is not looking like those in years past.

That said, now it’s more important than ever to celebrate love and togetherness, whether or not physical Pride parades are taking place. And one easy way to spread all that love around is to put your money toward a good cause — by donating to organizations that honor, advocate for, and benefit the LGBTQ+ community.

With many fashion brands getting in on the celebration with Pride collections, you can also shop for an outfit to match this month, knowing that proceeds

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