The rise of style blogs by black women


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The glossy world of stylish black fashionistas

If you read the western media, you would think style blogs are just for European women but there is a fast rising overclass of black women who know what they want and they are showing off their fashion style with aplomb through style blogging. From Angolan fashion superstar Soraya de Carvalho to edgy fashionista Fennella Miller, there are some true gorgeous pictures and outfit ensembles which show what we have always known: black women are stylish glamazons who are taking their rightful place as leaders of fashion. Claire from The Fashion Bomb was one of the first I can remember who showcased black fashion style and now there are many many fashionists who share their websites with rich and textured websites like Black and Killing It as well as mainstream media like Grazia magazine and Vogue Italia. London is definitely my favourite when it comes to locations for style bloggers of African origins including Melissa of Melissa’s Wardrobe who has some lovely outfits and excellent taste in footwear.

Where you can find these stylish black women?

  • Instagram: This is a haven for anyone who wants to see some bad bitches if you don’t mind me saying, women who are full of style with gorgeous chocolate skin
  • Blogs of course!
  • Tumblr
  • Facebook: Many of the established black style fashionistas have Facebook pages and undoubtedly wake up to many likes from their fans

What does this even mean?

The rise of style blogs by black women just is a sign that there is a hunger and need for fashionistas that have the same skintone as us. I expect to see more style blogs popping up across the year and many years to come because black women looking stylish is evergreen whether we are in 1950s Harlem or Lagos in 2013.

What do you think of these style blogs? Do you read them and like them? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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