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"I always thought that by the time I put out a third album, I would want to come back to natural hair and natural makeup," she told me. "I thought, I will shock the world again and just be more toned down. I thought that would be more shocking than to keep on doing exactly what they had already seen."

- Nicki Minaj for GQ Magazine November 2014.

With “The Walking Dead” back on TV screens for its fifth season, it’s great to see Danai Gurira’s beauty, style and talent highlighted in stunning editorials.

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Bossed Up: Models As Bad Ass Female Musicians photographed by Natalia Parsonson for Oyster.

Yaya Deng as Lauryn Hill:

"I portrayed Lauryn Hill in this amazing shoot. Lauren is an amazing woman and has had a great career as a whole. It was fun because she is someone I look up to and have loved for years. She has always been controversial and consistently speaks her mind. Through her music and career choice Lauryn always looks to speak to her fans and really truly inspire. I loved her performance in the Sister Act 2 and I think that when I truly looked into her life and career. In this shoot we focused on her 90s style — her hairstyle and natural make-up choices. I had heaps of fun…It was so much fun portraying this incredible icon.  I hope she sees this shoot. I think Natalia did an amazing job with this project and I’m glad she chose me to be a part of it.”

Olivia Lefebre as Sade:

"I look at Sade and see a woman oozing with confidence and sex appeal. It’s empowering to see a woman be so compelling in such an understated manner."

EDITORIAL | FRAGMENT by Neva Wireko featuring Aluad Deng Anei for Chasseur Magazine.

Photography | Neva Wireko
Styling | Sarah Vonditsianou
Make Up + Hair | Mila Victoria
Model | Aluad @ PLUTINO
Fashion | Topshop, Reworked vintage

Solange shot by Casper Sejersen for Bang and Olufsen Magazine.

Photographer: @CasperSejersenStudio for Bang and Olufsen Magazine Hair: @nikkinelms
Makeup : @reginaharris
Styling: collaboration with @lizzyohpoe

Fashion Lookbook: Maki Oh Spring 2015 RTW Collection.

Watching the progress of Nigerian designer Amaka Osakwe’s clothing label Maki Oh, a play on her first and last names, has been one of the most rewarding experiences in African fashion and design.

Always keeping her feminine appeal and awareness intact, where last year’s Spring 2014 RTW collection was an exciting mish-mash of colours, cuts and silk sensuality, she returns this year with a range that sees a complete aesthetic departure from where she was a year ago.

Using a palette that includes a similar shade of indigo, inspired by Yoruba Adire textiles, that she made use of in her Fall/Winter 2014 RTW collection, Amaka’s Spring 2014 RTW line is a mixture of exquisite simplicity and classic simplicity. Not that any of this is new for Amaka. We’ve seen her take on similar silhouettes as far back as her Fall/Winter 2013 collection - one of her best to date.

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Erykah Badu and Riccardo Tisci in Paper Magazine.

The first time we met was at one of her concerts in New York a few years back. But the first time we actually connected was when she arrived to the set of the campaign. I was so nervous — it is rare to spend time with one of your idols, and she is truly one of my ultimate ones. She was nothing short of what I had in mind.

She arrived with the most outrageous hair (a solo braid long to the floor) and an amazing hat. She was the exact definition of style according to me. We clicked immediately. We hugged and talked for so long, about everything and anything. And we share so much more than aesthetics… I love her.

DENT de MAN Spring/Summer 2015 Lookbook.

Taking inspiration from psychedelic art and bohemia, DENT de MAN takes a more balanced approach by demonstrating a journey towards maturity and evolution. This is represented by a sometimes- darker mood with the stories behind each print becoming representative of a spiritual guide towards a positive awakening.

This season’s prints signify positive and negative spaces as being warped and rearranged. Fractal patterns, shapes and objects suggest life obstacles on the pathway towards greatness. Once again, the DENT de MAN man is invited to reveal himself through the collection, this time towards a place of acceptance as his soul is revitalised for the new season.

Contrasting print placements and fabric paneling represent the importance of loyalty and commitment along with self-revelation and freedom. Kaleidoscopic patterns sit next to classic stripes, whilst intricate prints and ancient art forms appear alongside polka dots and chambray. This divergence of patterns and colours exhibit the brands contemporary focus for SS15 whilst remaining true to classic and vintage style.

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All Africa, All the time.

Minaj in Menswear for L’Uomo Vogue, Photographed by Francesco Carrozzini.

Stylishly suited up, Nicki Minaj stuns and blows us all away (again) with this classic cool and contemporary chic minimal black-and-white photo shoot for L’Uomo Vogue - Vogue Italia for men.

"Azul" by Nicollette Mollet featuring Jade Ava.

Minimal styling with slight touches of bold hues of blue.

Photographer: Nicollette Mollet
HMUA: Walter Fuentes
Fashion Stylist: Ashley Ann Kim
Model: Jade Ava

Jourdan Dunn by Benjamin Lennox for Garage Magazine Fall/Winter 2014.

Photography: Benjamin Lennox
Fashion Editor: Anders Solvsten

Adonis Bosso in “Courtside” for Hello Mr. Magazine.

Basketball inspired courtside editorial featuring Ivorian model Adonis Bosso.

Photography: David Urbanke.
Styling: Randy Bince

FKA twigs for V Magazine #91 photographed by Sølve Sundsbø, styled by Beat Bolliger.

The Limited Collaborates with Kerry Washington to Produce Olivia Pope-inspired Clothing Collection.

If you’re a fan of Scandal or if you’ve coveting the flawless professionally chic style of Kerry Washington’s “fierce and fabulous” fictional character Olivia Pope, thanks to this new collection by retail brand The Limited, you’ll soon be able to shop and style yourself in her likeness.

In just a few days, September 23rd to be exact, the 78-piece range designed in collaboration with Washington will be available for purchase and has a seemingly affordable price range. Pieces are priced between $49 to $250.

Watch a promo video for the collection here.

(images via e! online & The Limited)