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Kate Spade Summer Campaign Is All About Dancing In The Streets Of NYC

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COVID cases are down, people are getting vaccinated and back to work, and NYC is back open! …. it’s time to celebrate on the streets of New York with Kate Spade.

Kate Spade summer campaign

Kate Spade summer campaign not only offers a new take on the classic Judy Garland song “Get Happy, ” it features NYC artists who have been out of work over the past year due to the pandemic.

Choreographer Dylan Pearce and singer Ines Nassara are helping them bring the summer campaign to life through music and dance. They’re even taking the campaign to TikTok! With plans to launch a hashtag challenge.

The luxury brand is also partnering with The National Council of Mental Wellbeing to provide Mental Health First Aid training to New Yorkers within the artistic community. It is donating $100,000 to provide mental health services to performers in the New York City area.

Michelle Williams Featured In WayMaker Magazine

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Michelle Williams is giving me princess vibes in a custom Ese Azenabor gown for her WayMaker Magazine feature.

Michelle Williams
Styled by Leah Taylor Hair: Brandi Frye-Odom Makeup: Meli Photograph: Drea Nicole

To complete her look, her style team draped her in Laruicci jewels, a perfect top bun and smokey eye.

Michelle’s feature is titled “Changing Her Destiny,” where she discuss her new book “Checking In,” victory over depression and the importance of her faith.

She even dropped some quotes to live by as she slayed different looks.

Keep doing the work someone will call your name. Just don’t try to be seen prematurely.

Michelle Williams

It’s OK to get to the root of stuff. You’re not a bad person. Nothing’s wrong with you.

In her first book, Michelle courageously shares the hidden secrets that nearly ended her life; the importance of her faith, family, and friends; and the lessons she learned about prioritizing her mental health. She is on a quest to increase mental health awareness and urges others to understand the importance of “checking in” with themselves, God, and others. Her candid, often humorous, and the incredibly brave book will inspire readers who desire hope for their own difficult times.

“Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life—and Can Save Yours’ is available now!

Tasha Cobbs Leonard Plus Size Swimwear With Curve Athletics

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard plus size swimwear with Curve Athletics is available now for purchase.

Tasha Cobbs Leonard plus size swimwear

Tasha first launched her leisure line with the company before getting into swimwear for curvy women.

Tasha Cobbs Leonard plus size swimwear
She believes in presenting nothing but excellence and this new swimwear line is nothing less than the best! The line is a fashionable and comfortable line for the Plus Sized woman. Tasha continues to serve her gifts to the world with vision, humility, and much grace.

Shop the entire collection at curveathletics.

Simone Smith Celebrating Black Love With New Jewelry Collection

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Simone Smith is celebrating Black love and she’s rallied some of her famous sistas to join in.

Simone Smith

Smith has teamed up with Color of Change for the “Black Love” jewelry collection.

The pieces center around a Black fist motif, in a campaign inspired by velvet paintings that decorated the walls of Smith’s childhood home.

“The fist symbolizes freedom, unity, and self-love,” Smith who is married to LL Cool J told Oprah Daily. “The Black Love collection is so important to me because it represents the beauty of Black culture and our powerful future. It represents being proud of who you are. My sisters in the campaign all represent Black love to me. They are truly unique, joyous, vibrant bosses who embody the beauty of being Black and loving the skin they’re in.”

Simone Smith

10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Color Of Change, a non-profit civil rights organization.

“Color Of Change demands justice for Black communities, which includes protecting Black people’s businesses, art, love and joy. This is why I named the collection Black Love, she shared.

You can shop the collection HERE.

Nina Parker Debuts Plus Size Only Collection With Macy’s

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Mz. Gossip Girl aka Nina Parker understands what it means when folks say representation matters!

Nina Parker
Photo Credit: Macy’s

After years of struggling to find appealing plus size gowns for the red carpet, the former E! host decided to design her own. Kinda like if they don’t give you a seat at the table..you create your own table!

Plus-size women are often taught to hide themselves. This collection is meant to make them stand apart and be proud of who they are.

Parker started working on the collection in December 2019. The debut collection offers bodysuits, dresses, skirts, tops and jeans and incorporates design elements like zippers, power mesh and stretchy fabric that allows for comfortable and flattering wear.

Nina Parker
Photo Credit: Macy’s

In addition to the pieces made with stretchy and comfortable fabrics, the collection includes a graffiti-style printed dress that features words of affirmation, such as “Queen,” “Love,” “Hustle” and “Hope.”

Nina Parker
Photo Credit: Macy’s

The red carpet correspondent has become the first Black woman to create a plus size only brand within the Macy’s franchise.

You can shop the full collection at Macys.com

Sweaty Betty and rē•spin by Halle Berry Collaboration

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Sweaty Betty and rē•spin by Halle Berry have teamed up to launch an activewear collection.

Sweaty Betty and rē•spin by Halle Berry

Berry had been teasing that she was “working on something” through her social media accounts and now we know what it is.

I’m excited to launch my first activewear collection in collaboration with Sweaty Betty,” says Halle Berry. “Sweaty Betty was the first brand that came to mind—they know how to make technical activewear that not only looks great, but also truly performs. I love their mission to inspire and empower women to live an active life, as well as the value they place in community—a mission we share at rē•spin. I’ve worn the Power Legging for years, so it was an amazing experience to design my own version, named after one of my most iconic roles: Storm. I worked closely with Sweaty Betty’s design team, entirely over Zoom, to make my vision of this collection come to life. I’m so proud of what we’ve created. It’s truly a reflection of my lifestyle and features pieces that can take you from studio to street—and beyond.

Global fitness and lifestyle brand Sweaty Betty announced Monday its first major US product collaboration with the Hollywood icon and her wellness brand. Inspired by boxing and Japanese jiu-jitsu, The rē•spin Edit is a limited edition twenty-two piece collection that features a mix of technical and lifestyle pieces for the woman who does it all. Each piece is reflective of the actress personal style and offers wearers a flattering fit while retaining its fashion appeal; highlighting the multifaceted yet practical appeal seen throughout.

Sweaty Betty and rē•spin by Halle Berry

The collection will be available from May 18th on www.sweatybetty.com through select retail partners worldwide, with the second drop coming in October 2021.