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Grading Report: Black Bruin Style

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Midterms and essays are not the only things UCLA fashion connoisseurs and sneakerheads are focused on this fall. With a number of different trends flourishing in the Black Bruin community, class is now in session as young kings and queens make bold fashion statements that symbolize their Afrikan culture, continue to excel academically and look fresh while doing it! Freshman …

Editor-in-Chief Dasha Zhukova Sits on Naked Black Woman

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On January 20th, 2014, Martin Luther King Day, an online magazine entitled Garage, published a photo of its Editor-in-chief, Dasha Zhukova, sitting on a chair made to resemble a half-naked Black woman. Miroslava Duma, the blog’s editor, posted the insensitive photo on Instagram, and further marketed the image as something of trending, fashionable, and contemporary art.  In the image, the …

Peggy Noland’s Shocking Oprah Dress

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Most recently, there has been quite a stir about the particular fashionable taste of fashion designer Peggy Noland. One of her graphic dresses displays a life-size image of what appears to be an unknown, and unclothed, Afrikan American female with a photo-shopped image of Oprah’s face in exchange.  There are multiple images of women and even one with an image of …

You Better WERK!

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Confidence is today’s latest fashion trend and almost everyone owns it. However, only the best dressed can wear it with the most stylish elegance and the perfect attitude. It is the most important accessory to any outfit, and you won’t find it at your local shopping mall or your nearest thrift store. The only way you’ll find it is if …

No Color on the Runway

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The fashion industry is successful in creating and marketing unique trends that can appeal to consumers from all walks of life. Unfortunately, the fashion industry is also known for its lack of diversity in the representation of models of color, particularly that of Afrikan-Americans. The underrepresentation of Afrikan American models in the growing fashion industry is gaining widespread attention in …