5 Fashion Moments That Made Me Proud to be a Black Woman

WILLOW SMITH FOR CHANEL EYEWEAR

Willow Smith is the epitome of where locs meet Chanel bows.  The Whip My Hair singer looks like a doll with her Lagerfeld frames and ruffled faux ascot.

BRIANNA (AND HER TWO PUFF BALLS) FOR VERSACE

Though this campaign received a ton of backlash, there is no denying that the star of the show was 2-year-old Brianna. It is important to note that Brianna's mother was most definitely the hairstylist on set.  The media typically only depicts Black babies with far looser curls.  While equally important, the vitality in showcasing various hair textures is unexplainable.  Her two puffballs and barrette to accent the braid is a pivotal moment in high fashion and speaks to many of our adolescent truths.  

NOEMIE ABIGAIL & THE ADORABLE MINI-BEAUT FOR ELIE SAAB

This is the mommy-and-me look we've all  been waiting for-- from the hair to the ballet slippers.  This dynamic duo will make heads turn at the wedding.  Though the two dresses complement each other perfectly, the slit and low neckline allow the mommy to be alluring while the princess looks the part in her flared silhouette.

W MAGAZINE'S SQUAD GOALS

Edward Enninful's creative direction showcases everything we already knew: melanin and prints work marvelously together.  This gives pre-Cookie Lyons, Taraji Henson and Alicia Keys in Smokin' Aces vibes.  The chocolate hues and highlight dominate this 70s night club scene.

JOAN SMALLS FOR CR FASHION BOOK

This is the true definition of Black Girl Magic.  Kanako Takase slayed Smalls' makeup for the shoot, proving that all that glitters is gold.

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