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Zirconia Alleyne

Fashionably known as Chic Chik, Zirconia Alleyne is a lifestyle blogger and professional journalist who is navigating the final years of her twenties by writing it all down, sharing it with the world and looking chic while doing it. A Kentucky girl with Bajan roots, Chic Chik evokes a unique flavor in fashion, food, life and more. To learn more about the author, visit chicchiklifestyle.com or follow @chicchik89 on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Celebs strap up for spring in chic gladiator sandals

By Chic Chik, fashion writer. The gladiator sandal started as a trend, but in today’s fashion world, this strappy shoe is becoming a stylish staple in every celebrity wardrobe. Slipping on this shoe is like strapping up for combat, but in reality, gladiator sandals can easily kick an outfit up a few notches on the …

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Chanel brings classic cars to the roadway and the runway in Cuba

Who knew a walk down the street could be so chic? Karl Lagerfield, of course. Chanel led the fashion world to a place that’s been off limits for decades, better known as Cuba. Not only did Chanel take us to this culture-filled island, but the French clothing line stopped traffic for its 2016/2017 Cruise collection …

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Midget Giraffe: The stylish oxymoron in the African fashion market

Oxymorons are quirky contradictions that just somehow work, and Midget Giraffe is easily becoming the best one yet. This Nigerian-American clothing line is the stylish juxtaposition of unexpected cuts and punchy prints. Not only do the striking colors catch your eye, but the patterns are tailored to be both feminine and powerful is awe inspiring. …

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Onyii & Co. brings African-inspired fashion to the global stage

While searching the Zuvaa website, I discovered and fell in love with Onyii & Co. Bright, bold patterns cover cool culottes and fabulous wrap dresses in this African-inspired clothing line. The textiles and lines created with these pieces are absolutely stunning. Onyii & Co. is the brainchild of Onyii Brown, a Nigerian-American designer based in …

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Zuvaa celebrates 2 years as the go-to African fashion site

By Chic Chik, fashion writer. Melanin is popping and so is African fashion. Just take a look at the prom dress that broke the Internet last year and the kente swimsuit models that currently have everyone watching. Black fashion queens are longing for a place to represent African heritage, and if you are a part of melaninated crowd …

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Interpreting the phases of fashion in Beyonce’s “Lemonade” Part 4

By Chic Chik, fashion writer. In the final phases of “Lemonade,” Beyoncé shares the screen with some phenomenal women. From the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown to young starlets who are on the come up, like Zendaya Coleman, Amandla Stenberg and Bey’s proteges Chloe and Halle. In the redemption phase, Beyoncé embraces women …

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Interpreting the fashion phases of Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” Part 3

By Chic Chik, fashion writer. The accountability phase begins colorless. Black and white fills the frame as three little girls play inside with their dolls. “Annie” actress Quvenzhané Wallis gazes at her reflection in a mirror, wearing a modest yet oversized dress, reminiscent of a little girl playing in her mother’s clothes. Color comes back …

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Interpreting the Phases of Fashion in Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” Part 2

By Chic Chik As the “Lemonade” saga progresses, Beyoncé enters the angry phase. The proof is there/the car has been shattered, and now it’s time to remind Mr. Carter just what he is taking for granted. “Don’t Hurt Yourself” starts with a group of women in white wriggling around with their hands tied. Take it …

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Interpreting the phases of fashion in Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”

By Chic Chik When a powerhouse like Beyoncé decides to drop a visual album, there’s no doubt Queen Bey’s wardrobe is at the top of the story board. Beyoncé’s fashion statements are always telling us something – think the dress that revealed her pregnancy, the leotards from “Single Ladies” and the stylish Black Panthers salute …

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