3 travel tips that will help you make a fashion statement

Brenda Arnett has a thing for fashion and traveling, so she created Zone 31 Boutique so you can go to the airport in style. Arnett has an array of handbags, duffel bags, and jackets that you can buy to stand out from others and make a fashion statement when heading to your favorite destination.

Arnett spoke with rolling out about her inspiration for the brand, why she chose certain styles, and travel and fashion tips for others.

What led you to create these bags and jackets?

I love to travel, and I like to do it in style. I don’t want my bag to match somebody else’s, so I decided to create my own line of travelers. [I like] duffel bags and I like handbags, so I decided to do that, as well. That’s what got me into it, and I love designing.

You use a lot of color and patterns in your designs. Why did you choose that style?

I like being different. I don’t want to blend in. I like vibrant colors; I don’t like dull and Black. I do have a few things that are black and blue, but I prefer color, so that’s what led me to do it. I like the African print and soft fabric as well.

What advice would you give Black woman-owned businesses?

Don’t give up on yourself. Sometimes, we get tired; we don’t want to do it, but we push through it. You can be successful in anything you do. Just don’t give up.

What are travel fashion tips that you could share?

Make sure you have a nice bag that nobody else has. That’s number one. Number two, get one that can roll because then you don’t have to carry so many bags. You can put a lot of stuff

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Detroit Stylist Marv Neal Shares His Fashion Tips

Marv Neal grew up in a multigenerational home full of stylish women. He recalls a childhood marked by images of his great-grandmother, a seamstress, measuring waists and sewing hems while clients perched on crates. With ease, he can rattle off which woman in his family was known to adopt which type of style: His oldest aunt was ’70s disco glamour while his own mother was more ’90s cool.

“[Fashion] was just always around,” Neal says. “I feel like it was innate for me to get into it.”

As a boy, Neal enjoyed a master class in style, and today he’s a wardrobe stylist, working with individuals and publications, and he’s even added a few movie and TV credits to his impressive résumé.

In April 2022, Neal assisted costume designer Keia Bounds on culling just the right looks for the second season of the Starz drama BMF. The show follows the rise of the infamous Detroit crime family led by brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory, who operated most notably in the 1980s and ’90s. The production team descended on Belle Isle with trailers full of looks, and Neal was charged with tapping local staples like Hot Sam’s in Detroit to fill in the gaps with pieces like alligator dress shoes and slick suits for that unique brand of old-school Motor City magic.

“It was five days of easy work, of what I already do. It was really, really cool,” he says.

His first and greatest love is fashion coverage in magazine articles. He appreciates the opportunity to progress a specific story while spotlighting, in some cases, a dozen different looks (such as Jalen Duren’s for Hour Detroit’s feature on the Detroit Piston). He says, “I like to see my work in publications, because that’s what I dreamed of doing.”

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“Why I Repeat Clothes”: Actress Kitan Bukola Gives Fashion Tips, Speaks On 2024 Plans

  • Nollywood actress Kitan Bukola is of the opinion that there is nothing wrong with repeating clothes as a celebrity
  • In an interview with Legit.ng, she added that wearing too much in the name of fashion can be tacky, and that’s why she prefers being simple
  • She also revealed her plans for 2024 as an entertainer and her decision to be a better version of herself

Nollywood actress Kitan Bukola has said she is not one of the celebrities who do not repeat clothes already worn in public.

Kitan Bukola discloses reasons for repeating clothes
Kitan Bukola speaks on what defines her fashion style. Source: @kiitanbukola/Instagram
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In an interview with Legit.ng, she said she bought her clothes with her money and it is a Nigerian mentality to see celebs who repeat clothes as broke. The screen diva stated:

“It is not that I don’t repeat clothes. I do but I might not really post it on my social media pages because of Nigerian mentality. Some people feel when you are repeating clothes, then you are broke. I have some clothes and shoes that I really love. Inasmuch as I have new ones, I still go back to those ones because I bought them with my money. I can’t waste my money.”

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Actress Kitan Bukola reveals her 2024 plans

Furthermore, Kitan Bukola reminisced on how 2023 was for her and her plans for the new year, saying:

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“It was like a roller-coaster. I came out strong. I was able to enjoy myself and go through my own thing. At least I

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Style with a dark wash of Pantone blue in Summer

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Denim delight

Dark indigo Pantone blue has a natural affinity with denim, making it an ideal colour for your denim pieces this summer. An indigo denim jacket paired with a white sundress or indigo skinny jeans with a breezy off-the-shoulder top can create a casual yet stylish look perfect for summer outings.

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Mix and match

Dark indigo Pantone blue pairs effortlessly with a variety of colours, allowing you to create dynamic and eye-catching ensembles. Consider combining your indigo pieces with crisp whites, soft pastels, or even bold tropical prints for a playful summer twist. A white blouse paired with indigo high-waisted shorts or an indigo jumpsuit with vibrant accessories can be the perfect balance of sophistication and fun.

Accessorise with neutrals

Accessorising is key to completing any look, and when it comes to dark indigo blue, neutrals are your best friends. Think tan, beige, or even metallic accents to add a touch of warmth and elegance to your ensemble. A wide-brimmed straw hat, a

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fashion tips fall HBCU homecoming season Clark Atlanta


Chyrelle Carter didn’t attend an HBCU, but through her business at Vanity Pix, she’s getting a taste of the experience every October.

The streetwear brand entrepreneur recently spoke to rolling out about her business journey, HBCUs and fashion tips for the upcoming fall season.

How did the concept of this brand come about?

I’ve been doing this for about five and a half years. As you see, I have the lightning bolt there [on Vanity Pix logo] because I believe in good vibes and good energy, so I’m all about that. I believe in having distinctive streetwear pieces that when you put them on, you feel amazing, you feel like you can conquer anything.

Why did you come to Clark Atlanta University’s homecoming?

Last year, I was fully employed working as a retail manager and I went to my first homecoming at TSU. I decided it would be amazing if I could do an HBCU homecoming tour. Lo and behold, I got fired in April and it allowed me to free up my time and focus on my business now.

I’ve never been to college myself, so I’m living vicariously and feeling the love by doing this and I absolutely love being around my people.

What fashion tips do you have for men this fall? 

Definitely layers. Always have your essential pieces like your favorite hoodie or favorite sweatshirt, I’m always about a staple piece. Do not be afraid to wear a staple piece, there are so many ways that you can wear it. If you need help, you can DM me, but just have fun. Let your outfit speak for you without you saying anything, but just do your own thing.

What fashions do you have available for women?

What I love about my brand is

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Turning creative vision into reality: Two young Filipino fashion designers reveal their reliable partner

Aimee Morales – Philstar.com

February 28, 2023 | 11:30am

MANILA, Philippines — See the dress, but focus on the woman. That came from Vera Wang and, indeed, it’s true at least for Filipino fashion designers Gavin Ruffy and Glyn Allen Magtibay. Rather than designing great dresses to be popular, they put more importance on comfort, fit, authenticity and beauty.

Brother helps them do this through versatile products like the Brother A150 sewing machine. Like Gavin and Glyn Allen, fashion designers consider Brother machines as a reliable partner in turning their creative vision into reality.

Gavin Ruffy: Chic is subtle, simple and silent

Gavin Ruffy has been designing for almost 10 years now. He remembers his first sewing machine, a Brother that was given to him as a gift in high school. “That’s what I used when I learned how to use a sewing machine,” he recalls, “I don’t remember having a hard time using it even if there was no one guiding me aside from the manual—YouTube tutorials weren’t a thing back then!”

Today, Gavin Ruffy uses the A150 Brother sewing machine. “I like that it has many kinds of stitches in one machine. It has all the functions I need so I don’t have to buy different kinds of machines,” he explains.

“It’s also portable so I can bring my work with me so when there are days I can’t visit my studio, I can work from home. I also like that it’s computerized—so easy to adjust the settings I need to get a precise and good quality stitch.”

In college, Gavin studied Fashion Design and Merchandising at the De La Salle College of St. Benilde. After working for five years in fashion retail, he started designing full-time back in 2018.

Today, Gavin Ruffy’s name has been creating a

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Masaba Started a New Beauty Line, LoveChild. Of Course, It’s Inclusive

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The word multi-hyphenate has never suited anyone more than it suits Masaba Gupta, who, from the looks of it, leads many lives in one. So much that we’re a little discombobulated about how to address her – designer? Actor? Influencer? Entrepreneur? What does one call a person who is an inspiring mishmash of everything? But above all else, Masaba is a relatable Everywoman who has first-hand experienced the wrath of an unrelenting society, learned to not only weather the storm but also thrive in it, and then translated her findings into ways with which she can better the lives of women who look up to her. After spearheading a body-positive approach in everyday fashion with her clothing line, Masaba, the entrepreneur, is bringing her slant of inclusivity to beauty with her cosmo-wellness brand, LoveChild, designed to not only suit our Indian skin but also make us feel better in it.

Formulated to bridge the gap between skincare and makeup, LoveChild offers lipsticks, nail paints, face mists, intimate wipes and calming oils, made using headline-making ingredients of the global beauty world that are still Indian in their appeal. With price-points that start at as little as INR 100, it’s also inclusive in terms of who the brand caters to, which, if you ask us, is what makes it a winner already.

In an attempt to demystify the force called Masaba, who is also moonlighting as our digital cover star, we get into a free-wheeling conversation with her, and hopefully come up with something incredible ourselves.

Masaba

How is Masaba the designer different from Masaba the entrepreneur and Masaba the actress?

Masaba as a designer is, of course, authentic but also very focused on maintaining a golden mean between the creative and commercial aspects of design. She is in this balancing act of

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Race Day: Dior Is Joining Fashion’s Digital Push Through a Collaboration With Gran Turismo 7

Dior’s Kim Jones designed a branded jumpsuit and redesigned a vintage Italian car.

Kim Jones, the artistic director of Dior Men, has announced a collaboration with the automotive game Gran Turismo 7. The designer joins Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière, and Burberry, who have designed skins for the games Riders Republic, League of Legends (LoL), and Honor of Kings, respectively. 

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The skin designed by Jones has the playable driver in a yellow and gray overall with matching driving gloves, a set of race-inspired Diorizon sneakers, and a helmet in a blue and gray colorway. 

Of course, the suit is branded by the atelier with the “CD” logo on the upper right—above the brand name at the center. The design also appears on the sleeves. The number “47” is likewise used as a design element, which honors Dior’s first fashion show in 1947. 

Joining in

Jones also designed a matching car, a vintage De Tomaso Mangusta, to match the skin. The collaboration marks the 76-year-old brand’s entrance into the growing virtual space. One of its competitor luxury houses, Gucci, is leading in making a metaverse presence. 

Last March, Gucci advanced its digital push with the NFT project “Gucci Vault.” At the same time, they launched “New Tokyo,” which is a space in the metaverse. 

Banner photo from @Dior on Instagram.

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Beyond Birthdays: #12MonthsAroundTheSun Celebrates Everyday Luxury

This sustainable fine jewelry brand with deep roots in the Philippines expresses its soulful narrative by celebrating pearl moments apart from anniversaries and birthdays.

Arao highlights the beauty of responsibly sourced South Sea Pearls from the country through modern classics. Its contemporary designs veer away from all things traditional and conventional, reinforcing a philosophy that pearls are more than just “your grandmother’s pearls.”

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Following the success of its Paradox collection and the game changing launch of Arao’s Pearl Lab, the Hong-Kong based jewelry label introduces the #12MonthsAroundTheSun campaign. Its soulful narrative is all about celebrating everyday luxury and pearl moments apart from just birthdays or anniversaries. 

Birthstones and Baroque South Sea Pearls

Contrasting elements of the Paradox collection–imperfectly perfect baroque South Sea Pearls and rare cut gemstones—are expanded this year to showcase the birthstones of each month. 

Instead of the usual semiprecious gems, ARAO handpicks each stone in hues that are truly exceptional. They are then paired with baroque South Sea Pearls in tones of gold, silver, gray and immaculate white. 

Area Founder Mirabel Rosar explains: “Many of our clients shop pieces to give as gifts for loved ones or for one’s self.” Selection of birthstones or gems symbolic of a milestone helps make each piece feel more personalized. The brand’s iconic Azula earrings, for instance, are  paired with various gemstones including exceptionally cut  emeralds (for the month of May), black diamonds (for April), rubies (for July), and yellow sapphires (for the month of September).

Fluid gender pieces like the Sinag necklace are also rendered with various gemstone pairings to celebrate #12MonthsAroundTheSun. This time utilizing baroque Reishi pearls, each strand features a distinctive birthstone to welcome wearers from all walks of life to embrace #12MonthsAroundTheSun. 

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