FIRST TIME IN HISTORY : MISS USA, MISS TEEN USA AND MISS AMERICA ARE ALL BLACK WOMEN

We already know that Black is beautiful, but for the first time in history the top beauty pageants in the country have simultaneously elevated this truth.

Three Black women are currently wearing crowns as the 2019 Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America.

When Cheslie Kryst’s name was announced as Miss USA on Thursday she completed the historic trio with pageant winners 2019 Miss America Nia Franklin and recently crowned 2019 Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris. 

Kryst, who represents North Carolina, is a civil litigation attorney who received her law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University. 

People across social media marveled at Kryst’s natural hair and noticed that both she and Garris bypassed any form of hair straightening. 

Garris told Refinery21 that while some people tried to convince her to straighten her hair for the Miss Teen USA competition, she opted for her natural curls because when she’s wearing them, she feels confident. The Connecticut native is still in high school but plans to attend Southern Connecticut State University’s nursing program as she plans to become a trauma nurse in the future. 

Both Garris and Kryst followed behind Nia Franklin who in September 2018, sprinkled Black Girl Magic onto the 2019 pageant season when she was crowned Miss America.

Franklin represented New York and holds a master’s degree in music composition from UNC School of the Arts. She is an opera singer and an advocate for arts advocacy. 

In 2012 Black women simultaneously wore crowns as Miss Teen USA and Miss USA. 

Congratulations to these 2019 beauty queens. Together they exude beauty, brains and Black girl magic! 

We’ll be tuning in later this year when Kryst represents the United States in the Miss Universe competition. 

Via BOTWC

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How I Made It In NYC: Got A Job In A Month And Found A Apartment in 2 Days

New York can excite and frustrate you in the span of a heartbeat with a wink and a middle finger. The actual process of moving to Brooklyn for me was like jumping onto a moving train. Setting roots is mos def harder than digging through a trash of rats your hands.

But moving to one of the greatest city on earth though? Priceless. The rewards of ‘making it ’ are through the roof.

Things to Know To Help You Make It

NYC Really Expensive but They PAY Very Well

You May Have to Pay a Broker’s Fee to Get an Apartment smh

Leave stuff you dont need

NYC Has Some of the Highest Taxes in the U.S

You dont need a car

It Helps to Know the Subway Map

Everyone Walks Really Fast.

Watch the video to see how I made it

Around The Way Girl : Teyana Taylor In New Campaign For PrettyLittleThing x Karl Kani

If you’re like me, rocking a Karl Kani jacket or jeans from the iconic streetwear label back in the day meant you were the bomb and your fashion was tight.

With the resurgence of ‘90s trends in fashion, Karl Kani, which was launched in 1989 by Carl Williams (aka one of the founding fathers of streetwear), is teaming up with the UK brand PrettyLittleThing on a capsule collection. It’s also the first-ever brand collaboration for PrettyLittleThing.

Karl Kani and PrettyLittleThing have booked the ever-stylish singer Teyana Taylor to model looks from the 45-piece collection.

The collection incorporates Karl Kani’s logo and the brand’s signature stripes, and features various pieces including T-shirt dresses, crop tops, bodysuits, denim jackets and shorts and more streetwear-inspired pieces.

Considering the singer’s personal style, Taylor was definitely made for this for this collection. Other celebrities who have already been spotted wearing the collection include Missy Elliott and Karrueche Tran.

The collection ranges in price from $15 to $60, and is available at PrettyLittleThing.com NOW.

GLOW Of The Day : Stafani Milano

Its Monday! Sistas, how y’all feel? Brothas , yall alright?

We are starting our work week with today’s GLOW of the Day known as Stafani Milano.

“It’s not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered”

View more looks of her style below!

Learn more about this GLOWING Queen on Instagram Stafani Milano

GLOW Of The Day : On The Q Train

Happy Wednesday! Sistas, how y’all feel? Brothas , yall alright?

We getting over this hump day with today’s GLOW of the Day known as On The Q Train.

On The Q Train’s Style Advice : Fat girls/women on Instagram can still be sexy, embody confidence, and love themselves fully clothed too. I am a testament to that. So don’t believe the social media hype. 💁🏾

View more looks of her style below!

Learn more about this GLOWING Queen on Instagram On The Q Train

A Glimpse At New York Fashion Week Street Style

Every year the fashionistas and fashionistos put on their most unique and fiercest looks and hit the streets of New York for Fashion Week!

While the runways are packed with the labels of designers we only dream of wearing — we can find plenty of style inspiration for our wardobes thanks to these street style stars who are slaying out in these streets.

Pics courtesy of Hannan Saleh

Fashion & Style 411 : Not Carrie Bradshaw

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Meet Fashion Storyteller Jessica of NotCarrieBradshaw http://notcarriebradshaw.com/ She’s an 29 years old blogger from Atlanta. Jessica has lived in New York for four years now pursuing a career in fashion. She has always loved fashion, but never thought to pursue it as a career. Jessica had a few spaces in her schedule during senior year of college at Georgia Southern University, so her advisor had her take about three fashion courses. She decided from there that she wanted to pursue a career in fashion, but wasn’t willing to start over with school at the time. Jessica looked for fashion internships in Atlanta to no avail. So she started a rather unsuccessful styling company. She was working two jobs, and trying to establish herself as a stylist, and was failing miserably. Jessica realized that if she was serious about fashion, she would need to move to New York, and further her fashion education. With mom in tow Jessica visited the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and fell in love with the school. Moving there with little to no money. What little Jessica had family and friends gave her, and she slept on her line sister’s couch for a semester. Jessica’s last semester at FIT, she interned at Oscar de la Renta in the merchandising department. After graduating she got the opportunity to work as a freelance fashion writer, and that’s where she found her lane. Working at Burberry, then Coach, but she found much more freedom and fulfillment as a writer, so that’s what she’s been focused on ever since. Through her website she’s been able to write about my experiences living, dating, and working in New York. She also enjoy writing about fashion in a way that makes it easily accessible and less intimidating to people. Im so excited Jessica agreed to be featured here on Eccentric GLOW ,check out her chat below ❤❤❤

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Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

NotCarrieBradshaw – can’t recall ever not loving it really. The first time I recall feeling the power of fashion was in kindergarten. My mom took immense pride in the way she dressed my brother and I, so I was always dressed to the 9’s for everything. I wish I could remember the specific outfit I wore to school that day, but whatever it was my teacher was astounded by how impeccably I was dressed. So much so that she sent me down the hallway to the other teacher’s classes so they could see it. It was the first time I saw how differently people respond to you when you are dressed well.

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?

NotCarrieBradshaw- I don’t know if I have a signature style. I wish I were that committed to one particular look, but alas I am not. I would like to think that I mix the edgy with the classic. I wear heels as often as reasonably possible, and I almost always wear a red lip. I feel the most secure when I am wearing my matte red lipstick.

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Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

NotCarrieBradshaw – That’s so hard to say, because designers are often changing their direction. If I had to choose I would say Alexander Vauthier. His clothes are provocative, yet classy, and ultra-feminine with a touch of edge. There’s always this duality of woman at play in his designs. I love that concept, because it shows that we can be multi-dimensional. You can be sexy and classy, you can be smart and fun, etc.

Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?


NotCarrieBradshaw – I have been style crushing on Shiona Turini for years, and I love Kahlana Barfield Brown’s style. They both have such a great knowledge of their bodies, and fashion as a whole, and it shows in that they really know what works and doesn’t work for them. Their looks are always polished with just a dash of street flair to them. Perfect balance. I also love Tracee Ellis Ross. Her personality shines through in her style, and that’s really a part of the function of fashion in some way. It allows you to tell a little bit about who you are without saying anything. There’s power in that if you choose to use it.

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Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?

NotCarrieBradshaw- Very intentionally. I’m not a blogger who relies heavily on labels, or even photos. I lean on my word content more than anything. I think I am a writer before I am a “fashion girl,” and I like to make fashion approachable and easily accessible to my readers, because some people find it so intimidating. For that reason I pick looks that can tell a good story that makes sense. The look has to enable me to give valuable fashion advice to my readers.

Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

I am such an 80’s baby, so I still love department stores. I love the original Bloomingdale’s here in New York, the Macy’s at Herald Square (even though it’s a tourist trap) for quality pieces. For trendy items I go to the usual Zara, H&M, and for basics I like Uniqlo. If I have extra cash, I love Ted Baker (on sale of course). I first fell in love with that brand when I worked as a personal shopper in Atlanta, and worked for them after I graduated from FIT. I hate working retail, but I loved learning about all of the extra effort they put into creating these feminine, classic pieces. Intermix is a dope store as well. Their collections are expertly curated in such a way that lets you know they know their customers. Recently I have fallen in love with Rent the Runway for making quality clothing accessible.

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