Ziwe on ‘Black Friend’ and Her Best Fashion Advice

Ziwe may have made a name for herself by putting her interviewees on the spot with uncomfortably pointed questions—first on her highly watched Instagram lives, and later on her eponymous Showtime talk show, which ran for two seasons from 2021-22—but during her rise as an Internet favorite personality, she’s also become known for a bold fashion sense.

From the start, Ziwe has spoken through fashion as much as through her one-liners. While asking her guests questions like, “How many Black friends do you have?” at the height of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests (a question that lends itself to the name of her new hilarious book of essays, Black Friend, out now via Abrams), Ziwe might wear latex, opera-length gloves paired with an Adidas tube top; or a hot pink top with matching puffy headband.

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She’s also a regular presence at fashion week, walking for designers like Mugler, popping up front row at shows like Loewe and Miu Miu, and appearing on the carpet of events like the CFDA Awards and the Victoria’s Secret revival (or seated next to bestie Emily Ratajkowski at the U.S. Open). Below, Ziwe tells us about her very tactile approach to personal style:

When did fashion first become important to you?

Probably when I laid eyes on Lizzie McGuire, and saw the fits that she was absolutely getting off with her platform sandals. I dressed like Hilary Banks from Fresh Prince as a child.

How would you describe your approach to getting dressed now?

Color is king for me. I love to wear bright colors, it makes me feel better about everything. I also am really tactile. If it’s a marabou or, like, a velvet, I’m really attracted to it. Because I identify as a baby—I need to

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Sustainable Fashion Tips For The Festive Week

Diwali, the festival of lights, is a time for joy, celebration, and togetherness. As we immerse ourselves in the festivities, it’s essential to embrace the spirit of sustainability and make conscious choices, even when it comes to our fashion. This Diwali, let’s embark on a journey towards eco-friendly and sustainable fashion that not only enhances our style but also contributes to a healthier planet.

1. Rediscover Your Wardrobe

Before rushing to buy new outfits for Diwali, take a moment to explore your own wardrobe. You might be surprised at the treasures you find hidden in the back. Reviving old favourites not only adds a nostalgic touch to your festive ensemble but also reduces the demand for new clothing, thus promoting sustainability.

2. Opt for Ethical and Sustainable Brands

If you do decide to add new pieces to your festive wardrobe, consider investing in clothing from ethical and sustainable brands. These brands prioritise eco-friendly materials, fair labour practices, and transparency in their production processes. By supporting such brands, you contribute to a more sustainable fashion industry.

3. DIY and Upcycling

Get creative this Diwali by incorporating do-it-yourself (DIY) and upcycling projects into your festive fashion preparations. Transform old sarees into stylish drapes, add embellishments to plain outfits, or repurpose accessories to create unique and personalised looks. DIY projects not only showcase your creativity but also reduce the environmental impact of fashion consumption.

4. Natural Fabrics and Dyes

Choose clothing made from natural fabrics like cotton, linen, or silk, as they have a lower environmental footprint compared to synthetic materials. Additionally, opt for outfits dyed with natural and plant-based dyes, which are less harmful to the environment. Embracing these choices not only feels good on your skin but also aligns with sustainable fashion principles.

5. Minimalism is Key

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Celebrate the festive season in style with these fashion tips

As the festive season with Dussehra, Diwali and Dhanteras approaches, the anticipation not only brings the warmth of lighting diyas and worshipping deities but also an exciting opportunity to elevate your fashion game.

These festivals are a time to celebrate the victory of good over evil, and what better way to do so than by adding a touch of glamour to your wardrobe? You don’t have to break the bank to shine this festive season; top fashion influencers are here to share some invaluable tips that will give your wardrobe the much-needed glow-up.

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    Go Indo-Western

    The fusion of Indian tradition and modern styles can create a stunning fashion statement. Consider pairing a fancy crop top or a stylish blouse with comfortable palazzos, chic shararas, or sleek cigarette pants for a look that seamlessly blends the best of both worlds.

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    Intensify Traditionals

    Give your traditional suits or ghagras a contemporary twist by incorporating some fancy lace, opting for modern blouses, or experimenting with unique dupatta drapes. A touch of innovation can breathe new life into your existing wardrobe staples.

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    Bling Out Your Outfit

    Embrace vibrant colours like red or purple to make a bold statement and stand out in the crowd. Sparkling accents can add that extra pop to your festive look.

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    Make a Statement with Jewellery

    Elevate even the simplest outfit with statement jhumkas or eye-catching bangles. It’s the finishing touches that often make the most significant impact on your overall look.

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    DIY Bling

    Unleash your creativity by adding your personal touch to plain kurtas or saris. Embellish them with DIY details, such as hand embroidery, sequins, or a splash of fabric paint. Your unique creations will make you stand out in style.

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    Vintage Vibes

    Explore your mom or grandma’s closet

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Africa Glam: How Priscilla Ojo looks her best every time

It’s a no-brainer that her impeccable style would be on brand for Africa Glam, a new mobile game about African glitz, glamour, fashion, fame and everything Priscilla represents.

We had a quick chat with her to learn about all the secrets that leave her looking her best at all times.

  1. Always dress appropriately no matter where you’re going.
  2. Always make sure your hair is done.
  3. Focus on quality items over quantity.

I make sure I have breakfast every morning to start my day — it’s usually hectic so I need all the strength I can get. I have a short meeting with my glam team, we go through the client’s brief then a final check through the outfits, and then we head out to the location of the shoot. From then, it’s hair, makeup, styling, camera, lights and action!

On other days, I’m prepping to make an appearance at a client’s event, or I’m heading to the airport for a paid appearance outside the country. If I’m not working, I let my hair down, go for drinks and back home. But if I don’t have a shoot, I head to my office at Priscy’s Closet, a retail boutique I own.

My environment and my mum, Iyabo Ojo, inspire my glam. And, absolutely yes, Africa Glam can and will inspire aspiring fashionistas. It’s a unique app that’s fun and interesting and allows you to experiment with fashion.

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Payal Pratap’s Lakme Fashion Week collection: A fusion of modernity and tradition Inspired by Kutch

For those who appreciate style and yet believe in experimenting, ace fashion designer Payal Pratap’s collection are perfect choice. Showing her love for Kutch, she presented the rich craft with a contemporary touch. The collection shown at Lakme Fashion Week is made of handwoven khadi cotton and handloom linens, woven stripes, chambray weaves, silks, and bandhani patterns on silk.

She got candid about her collection and how Kutch became her inspiration. Payal told ANI, “Three times I have drawn inspiration from Kutch. I love every bit of that region in terms of textile, craft and all the handwork they do. I use bits and pieces from there and use it in my collection.”

The fashion designer mentioned the asymmetrical wrap skirts, lungi trousers and extensive mixing and matching as things she enjoys about the area. She claims that Kutch is known for its wide range of outfits that resemble a tapestry made of hand stitching and needlework. Sharing fashion tips for the youth today, she said, “Have your own sense of style, it’s not always necessary to adopt Western culture. Use your own ideas that make you feel comfortable.” (ANI)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Raksha Bandhan 2023: Follow these fashion tips to up your ante this festive season | Fashion News

Raksha Bandhan — a celebration of the enduring bonds between siblings — beckons not only love and connection, but also style and elegance. Dressing up is a crucial part in the celebrations, which weave tradition, culture and individual expression together.

As our loved ones unite to partake in this cherished tradition, the significance of selecting the perfect attire becomes integral to the festivities. So, we turned to experts to delve into some fashion tips that will make your Raksha Bandhan even more memorable.

According to Deepika Bhardwaj, Design Head, Latin Quarters, with new fashion trends emerging every year, siblings can opt for the perfect fusion of traditional charm and modern flair with their ensembles. Here are some styling tips to the up the ante on festive glam this season.

Sport an elegant top with a hemmed skirt

raksha bandhan Take a statement marble top to pair with an A-line skirt or a hemmed skirt to don the ‘festive yet easy to handle’ look. (Source: Freepik)

If you’re looking to ditch old traditional wear, then a statement top and a hemmed skirt are the perfect combination. Take a statement marble top to pair with an A-line skirt or a hemmed skirt to don the ‘festive yet easy to handle’ look. You can opt for a pleated, A-line, full-length umbrella-style, ankle-length skirt, or try colour blocking with 2 bold patterns or styles. If you vibe more with minimal tones, then a plain blouse-style top with floral motifs complements well with a slightly darker skirt.

Statement trousers paired with old classic kurtas

If you’re looking to retain the ‘desi vibes’ then a simple kurta will do the trick, paired with solid statement trousers or leggings — a trend that has been making waves for decades, but with a Gen-Z punch. This is a classic

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Five tips for sustainable fashion

Fast fashion, the mass production of disposable clothing manufactured within a short period, cements the field as one of the most polluting industries in the world.

Designer and entrepreneur Roxoanne Bagano-Dizon of thriving wedding atelier Roxoanne Bagano Couture confirmed this phenomenon contributes a considerable amount to social and environmental damage.

“It exploits human labor, degrades local economies and pollutes nature,” she explained. “While the traditional model involves raw materials, fast fashion utilizes synthetic and low-quality alternatives created rapidly.”

Fashion designer, entrepreneur, and Benilde Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) educator Roxoanne Bagano-Dizon

Bagano-Dizon, an educator under the Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) Program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Environment and Design (SED), likewise expounded on the importance of sustainable fashion in this issue.

“It is designing, generating, and distributing clothing with ethics in mind,” she stated. “Adopting this approach to both production and consumption can help reduce our footprint and lessen our impact on society.”

Bagano-Dizon, who is currently pursuing her master’s degree in International Business, likewise stressed the crucial role of end users in this endeavor.

Before purchasing, ask yourself twice if you really need it

To guide the general public to contribute to this movement, the expert listed the conscious choices one can consider beginning from their wardrobes:

1. Shop smarter. Before any purchases, ask yourself if you need it. Source from brands that adopt eco-friendly methods. Avoid clothes from synthetic materials. Choose organic, natural, or recycled fibers.

2. Embrace minimalism. Do not buy impulsively. Invest in timeless pieces which you can wear for a long time. Try to avoid short-lived trends. Make do with what you have.

Invest in classic styles instead of following short-lived trends

3. Thrift. Go for second-hand or consignment stores. You may find affordable and unique

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How to Change the Course of Women’s Fashion: From Shapewear to Shaper Dress

You can keep up with fashion trends without being a hostage to a specific style. This is interesting because you can be free to create whatever looks you want. More than keeping up with clothes that are in fashion, you should choose the piece that looks good on your body.

How to Change the Course of Women's Fashion: From Shapewear to Shaper Dress

A secret that many women are unaware of is in the simple act of shaping bodysuits. So it is possible to have a perfect body in a matter of seconds without worry or effort. You can even use different types of shapewear to make your style impeccable. 

Transform your look with the clothes you already have in your closet

You can create different looks with the clothes you already have in your closet. For this, you must create a modeling of your body using shapewear.

A model like the Eco-Friendly Seamless Shapewear Bodysuit it can be used both with part of the main outfit, as it goes very well with jeans. But it can also be explored in other possibilities under any outfit, as it is a seamless body shaper, it does not have exaggerated markings.

How to Change the Course of Women's Fashion: From Shapewear to Shaper Dress

You can wear this piece to work, gym, outdoor walk. There are many options to explore. It has eco-friendly fabric made from recycled nylon, breathable and comfortable. Stretchy fabric is perfect for flattening your tummy and thighs. 

A dress is an essential item for a woman

You must have at least one dress in your closet. But if you think about the versatility they deliver, you’ll want to have many more. They never go out of style. The use of lounge dresses makes the female figure impeccable and will earn you many compliments from different people. The Built-In Shapewear Modal Soft Lounge Dresses is available in three styles:

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I’m a plus-size fashion fan – my quick tips to looks snatched when you hold most of your weight in your belly

A FASHION fan has shared some of the secret ways she hides her belly so she still looks snatched when going out. 

With small tricks you can completely transform an outfit and it might be the reason why clothes never look the same on you as they do the models online. 

A plus size fashion fan shared the tricks she uses to still look snatched with a big belly


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Tori Block shares her tips in a TikTok video online. 

She said: “How to feel snatched when you hold most of your weight in your belly.”

The plus size fashion fan pointed out that style was everything when it came to putting together an outfit.

She said: “Styling can make or break a person and an outfit.”

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Firstly Tori says she pulls her shorts high when wearing out so they mask her stomach. 

She said: “That’s why I don’t wear shorts here… [above her stomach] but I wear them here.”

Secondly the fashion fan only ever wears wired bras when she wears a T-shirt out in public. 

She said: “That’s why I don’t wear a bralette with a T-shirt but I wear a bra with a wire instead.”

Tori highlighted it’s important to wear what you feel comfortable in. 

She said: “But you should always do what makes you happy in yourself expression of style.”


But the fashion fan said small changes in styling

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Jennifer Lopez Says Ben Affleck Gives Her Fashion Advice

Ben Affleck, king of award show memes and number one Dunkin’ Donuts fan, has secretly played a role in styling some of our favorite red-carpet fashion moments. Speaking with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos during her May 5 appearance on “Live With Kelly and Mark,” Jennifer Lopez revealed that Affleck has been moonlighting as her personal stylist behind the scenes.

“He’ll joke with me sometimes, though, and he’ll say things like, ‘Where’s the rest of the shirt?'”

“Yes, he absolutely does,” Lopez confirmed, laughing, when Consuelos asked if Affleck gives her fashion advice. In the same way that Affleck is brutally honest about his past roommates, he doesn’t hold back when it comes to critiquing Lopez’s style.

“He doesn’t come to the fittings or anything like that, but I feel like if I’m getting dressed and we’re going to a red carpet or some big event — like he had his [“Air”] premiere — I’m like, ‘Do you like this one or this one?’ And he’s like, ‘I like that,’ or ‘Oh! That’s so much better on you than the other one.’ Sometimes it’s not what I think, too, which is funny.” For the record, Lopez looked incredible at the “Air” premiere in a neon green Antonio Grimaldi dress covered in crystal beading.

When Ripa asked if Affleck has any specific judging criteria — namely, whether he prefers sexier outfits — Lopez clarified that her husband lives in the moment when it comes to fashion. “I don’t think he prefers either or,” Lopez said. “It’s just whatever looks the nicest or what he thinks looks the nicest in that moment. He’ll joke with me sometimes, though, and he’ll say things like, ‘Where’s the rest of the shirt?’ or things like that. And I’m like, ‘This one doesn‘t

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