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21 Black-Owned Fashion Brands To Get Familiar With

With every Black History Month comes the call to support Black-owned businesses across industries, especially when it comes to fashion. And while it’s a welcomed call, it can often underestimate just how impactful it can be to support Black-owned fashion brands year round, opening opportunities for further investment, access to resources, and sustainable growth.

Aurora James, founder of accessories brand Brother Vellies, put the idea into collective action during the summer of 2020, following the protests honoring George Floyd and Black Lives Matter. Coined the 15 Percent Pledge, James called for major retailers and start ups alike to commit 15 percent of their shelf space (virtual and otherwise) to Black-owned businesses. Today brands like Sephora, Madewell, and Macy’s are on board.

“Small businesses can turn into bigger ones. Real investment will start happening in Black businesses which will subsequently be paid forward into

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Combining Beauty and Sophistication, Jewelry Handcrafted With Love

The world of glamor and beauty has countless brands that make tons of jewelry each year and earn millions from it. But there is something about handcrafted jewelry that sets it apart from the normal casted jewelry. The modern process of creating jewelry has taken away the essence of fine hand-made jewelry.

Today’s markets are saturated with casted jewelry that is available in every design and shape, with a drawback that it has thousands of similar designs that can be found worldwide. Today, only a few brands and companies still follow the hand-made jewelry practice to produce unique and immaculate designs exclusive to every customer. The jewelry of Jannik Olander ranks high in the shortlist of hand-made jewelry.

In an ideal world, the people who enter the business of jewelry-making usually have inherited the business. There are very few cases in which an outsider is seen entering this business.

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Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Jewelry Was Gifted by Oprah, but That Bedazzled Face Mask Is All Her Own

To mark history as the youngest-ever inaugural poet, 22-year-old Amanda Gorman arrived at Capitol Hill to share her piece, “The Hill We Climb,” dressed in Prada. The look, consisting of a bright, yellow double-breasted coat, Saffiano pumps, and a cherry red satin headband, costs over a whopping $5K, though Gorman is deserving of all the luxury, designer fashion items in the world for the uplifting words she blessed our nation with. Painting a picture of a “country committed to all cultures, colors, characters, and conditions of man,” Gorman’s outfit represented vibrancy and diversity. It was loud – one of the loudest looks that could be singled out of the crowd – and helped her command attention for all to see.

Gorman was also lucky enough to receive a jewelry gift from Oprah ahead of Inauguration Day: her gold hoops and caged bird ring, which accessorized the

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Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s jewelry carried powerful significance

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez may have been the headline acts of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, but it was 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the first national youth poet laureate, who delivered the event’s true standout performance.

Roy Blunt et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recited her poem "The Hill We Climb" during President Joe Biden's inauguration. Her jewelry, gifted by Oprah Winfrey, carried special significance.

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Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recited her poem “The Hill We Climb” during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Her jewelry, gifted by Oprah Winfrey, carried special significance.

Gorman, who became the youngest poet to read at an inauguration ceremony, moved dignitaries in attendance and viewers at home with her reading “The Hill We Climb,” her powerful poem calling for togetherness as America enters a new chapter. But she also caused a buzz with her vibrant outfit, which channeled the optimism of the occasion, and the jewelry she wore, though small on television screens, carried touching personal sentiment.

In a yellow double-breasted coat from the Italian designer Miuccia Prada,

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