Fashion Ave. Is Watching: Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Africa’s Diaspora Defined

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What is Africa before invasion? What is America after integration?

The concept is beautifully written, directed, cast, fashioned and depicted in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther.


Ryan Coogler creates Wakanda effortlessly to futuristically house a possible showdown in Avengers Infinity War.



I felt nine years old viewing The General in combat in South Korea.


Comic Book Fans rejoice.

Hollywood is re-educated.

And Africa’s Lost Ones might have won one.


Enter Oakland’s own Erik Killmonger.

From entrance to exit, Killmonger represents the social ills that plague Wakanda. Cultivated with the foundation of Wakanda’s culture, the murder of his royal father propels him to succeed within American War Culture.

Super-sleuth military training, plus Wakandan first-class blood, creates a Super Villain that leaves the audience with a touch of identity. Residing in the heart of many displaced from their homeland, is a relentless movement towards belonging.

The thought of Wakanda’s isolation is challenged with Erik’s arrival. This leaves King Elect T’Challa challenging the Ancestors for true answers.


The genius of Black Panther is a visual of Africa only matched, in Hollywood, by 1988’s Coming To America. The tribes of Wakanda each tell a story of diversity, even within Africa, that has yet to be told. This re-introduction to Africa turns the spot, held by talks of diversity, into action. The technology spearheaded by Disney‘s newest princess (“What’s up Princess?”) Shuri gives life and a face to countless top performing students of African descent.

Black Panther is a Superhero with amazing purpose. Black Panther: The Movie is a lost diaspora ‘s liberation. T’Challa addressing the United Nations speaks to the bigger picture:


Wakanda will no longer watch from the shadows. We can not. We must not. We will work to be an example of how we, as brothers and sisters on this earth, should treat each other. Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.

What is Africa before invasion? What is America after integration?



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Pembe Club elephant jewelry

NOVICA home decor

Wooden sign

Imagination Illustrated astrology sign
$24 – wolfandbadger.com

Style I’Con: Most Wanted Style: The Jumpsuit

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​Jumpsuits provide versatility at the highest form. Popularity for the staple piece picked up steam during the 70s Disco Train. This silhouette and frame flattering wardrobe adores all body sizes. Below are Four Flawless display of closet gold.

From work to drinks, Girl Friday jumpsuits give the ambitious woman outfit change ease. Mixed with office chic & happy hour maven, this Halston Heritage jumpsuit is sassy. Working 9-5 never looked so good on the Go-Getter.


Look 1 by echo-virgil featuring a modern computer desk

Halston Heritage jump suit

Palm Beach Jewelry yellow gold necklace

Palm Beach Jewelry yellow gold jewelry

Pin jewelry

Palm Beach Jewelry gold bead necklace

Bling Jewelry stainless steel bangle

Bridge Jewelry silver ball earrings

Coaster modern computer desk

LSA International champagne cocktail glasses

$59 – houseology.com

From clubbing all night, to class all morning Dungaree Jumpsuits provide the student a fashionista boost. Paired with shimmering pumps is, of course, the right answer. A sporty Michael Kors backpack and the night’s glow shines at your AM study group.


Look 2 by echo-virgil featuring a stud earring set

Coast cap sleeve top

$130 – johnlewis.com
Baja East turtleneck shirt

$1,730 – farfetch.com
River Island summer jumpsuit

$71 – riverisland.com
C Label silver platform shoes

Christian Dior stiletto pumps

MICHAEL Michael Kors genuine leather backpack

$375 – saksfifthavenue.com
Stud earring set


From play dates to dinner dates, a socialite deserves a Tailored Jumpsuit. This Topshop Bandeau Tapered Jumpsuit is tailored perfect for the busiest networking calendar. The statement jumpsuit is perfectly complimented with a vivid & vibrant primary color jacket.

Alexandre Vauthier blazer

WearAll shrug cardigan

$10 – wearall.com
Topshop cut out romper

BCBGMAXAZRIA black high heel boots

OLO polka dot sneaker

Marc by Marc Jacobs crossbody shoulder bag

Multi color statement necklace

$9.89 – newchic.com
Henri bendel jewelry


Saturday morning errands and weekend chic demands a Jersey Jumpsuit’s fashionable comfort. Donning Stella McCartney Platform Shoes & a killer straw hat adds the glam. The laid back jumpsuit can get be spruced up by chic embellished waist belts.
Look 4 by echo-virgil featuring an embellished belt
Trina Turk LA jump suit

STELLA McCARTNEY cushioned shoes

Tassel purse

$29 – sportsgirl.com.au
Betsey Johnson ear cuff jewelry

Straw fedora hat

Lucky Brand straw fedora

Embellished belt

$22 – newlook.com

Look 4

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Look 4

Tassel purse
$29 – sportsgirl.com.au

Straw fedora hat

Lucky Brand straw fedora

Embellished belt
$22 – newlook.com

Look 3

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Look 3

Fashion, Fridays And ‘Fros: Infant Curls Detangled

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Infant Curl Detangled

With Curly Hair, Mustela No Rinse Cleansing Fluid is used to Saturate hair. Mustela Hydra Body Lotion is used to lock curls.

Infant Curl Maintenance trains the hair for styling. Moisturizers wet the hair. Any brand moisturizer can be used. It is vital to use product formulated for babies only. Moisturizers allow finger-combing to occur. Finger-combing detangles, pulling curls through. Working with curls while Wet is best. Baby Lotions set the curls. Any brand lotion can be used. It is vital to use product formulated for babies only. Curls are softened and moisturized to be defined. Hair be parted with ease after these steps. I chose Afro Puffs for an 8-month old girl twin.

Barrettes, Bows and Beads can be added from this point as well.

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