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African-American Fashion Firsts: Donyale Luna

  by Alexis Ansley     Donyale Luna was an American born model and actress who helped the world admire the beauty and diversity of African-American women. In 1966, Luna became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of a fashion magazine, British VOGUE, in a photo shot by David Bailey. Prior to…

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DOFW Day 5: Local Boutique Owners Pursue Their Passion Designing Tempting Wares

by Rachael Garrett The Young Nation Beauty, Health &Art Shopping Expo was a success in part because local boutique owners displayed their unique wallet-worthy collections. Rachael Garrett interviewed three designers that brought their own business style to the table.   1. Charity Chamblin: CCouture Luxury Boutique Ms. Chamblin graced us by wearing her original collection.…

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DOFW Day 5: 4 Young Nation Expo Booths You Couldn’t Afford to Miss

by Monica Michel and Mellissa Thomas   The Young Nation Beauty, Health & Art Shopping Expo featured Orlando’s premier entrepreneurs and businesses. Smooth Jazz 102.5 WLOQ spun the day’s tunes while patrons flowed in and enjoyed the day’s offerings. Customers had three irresistible jewelry vendors to choose from: Wendy Leininger, Independent Designer for Origami Owl…

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