12-year-old model and CEO Celai West is here to change fashion’s perception of Black girls

Celai West is a model, actress, activist, author and CEO. At just 10, she was the youngest professional runway model to walk in New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Since, she’s co-authored two books, launched her own T-shirt line The Chatty Chick and somehow still manages to find the time to elevate Black voices in fashion. 

Sacramento native and the youngest of six, Celai took an interest in modeling when she was three years old. A photographer at an ice skating ring wanted to shoot her and the rest is history. Now 12 years old, Celai is entirely self-taught and is known for her strong runway walk.

“My second time walking in NYFW, I was 8 and it was at Madison Square Garden,” Celai recounted to Authority Magazine. “I walked out, and the crowd went crazy, and mom was like, ‘OMG! Who is this kid and who

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Paris (Digital) Fashion Week: Botter

Photo credit: Botter
Photo credit: Botter

From Esquire

The coronavirus has come for Fashion Week, but Fashion Week is unbowed. With the 2020 edition of show season going all-digital, the key designers talk us through how they’ve adapted to showing clothes in a world where showing clothes is (almost) impossible.

What’s been the biggest challenge with producing a lockdown fashion ‘show’?

Lisi Herrebrugh: Many actually. The biggest at first was the fact that weren’t able to order any fabrics, not doing any colourations we had in mind for the season. On the other hand, our student instinct right away took over the fear and we just worked with what we have. Make it work and make something beautiful out of it.

Rushemy Botter: The biggest problems are also our biggest advantages: difficulty takes you out of your comfort zone and you’re able create items you would never have thought of.

What’s been the

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Shop Top Fashion, Beauty, and Home Picks Now

The long weekend is here, bringing the best Labor Day sales of 2020 along with it. We ran through all the major deals across the internet, and there’s so much to choose from, whether you’re in the market for fashion, beauty, mattress, or tech deals.

It’s already been a summer of sales (looking at you, Nordstrom), and the end of the season is no different. There’s no predicting what fall will look like this year, but cold weather staples (jackets, boots, and knits) will be required—and online retailers have already started slashing prices on transitional styles. Tiny indulgences in the form of cult beauty products are also in the mix, as are a bevy of tech and mattress deals. And with more road trips and hikes materializing in the near future, don’t miss out on the chance to pick up some camping gear

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The Best Beauty, Fashion and Home Deals So Far

Don’t be sad that summer is almost over — be excited that Labor Day sales are coming!

The holiday that serves as the unofficial start of fall is always a great time to save on beauty, fashion, home, tech and other items, and this year’s deals are about to start rolling in. Nestled between the current Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the November’s Black Friday/Thanksgiving shopping bonanza, Labor Day 2020 — which falls on Monday, Sept. 7 — is sure to be a highlight of the year for shoppers looking to save.

So what will be on sale? We’ve already heard about upcoming deals from Allswell, Minna, Kindred Bravely, Splendid and other brands. We also have a good idea from last year’s sales, which brought major discounts from go-to retailers like Shopbop, Revolve, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s and brands including Good American, Marc Jacobs, Benefit and Eloquii

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