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This post originally appeared on Neri Magazine by Chantal Amsterdam Once upon a time when Michael Jackson was still alive, high bangs and bamboo earrings were “da lick” and people knew everyone’s phone number by heart, women of color (WOC) who wore nylon stockings had a choice of 3 colors; Spice, Nightshade or Taupe. For the rebels like me who weren’t fans of the ashy hues meant for our Caucasian sisters, there was also sheer black as a default, regardless of what you were wearing. Then you went to war

In 2015, I became intrigued by the Met Gala based on Rihanna‘s entrance in Chinese couture made by Guo Pei. Riri blew us away in an imperial yellow, fur-trimmed cape with embroidered flora and it was the talk of the town. Embed from Getty Images Fast forward to 2016 and I find myself in a documentary-watching phase on Netflix and I stumble upon The First Monday in May, which follows the creation of the 2015 Met Gala where the theme was “China: Through The Looking Glass”, an exploration of Chinese-inspired fashions.

[tps_header]It’s the time before the most wonderful time of the year and I want to make sure you’re all dressed to impress. Now is the time to get the best styles for your holiday outings at record breaking rates. Have a look at some of my style ideas for the holidays then get shopping for your Christmas or New Years fashions today![/tps_header] [tps_title] Scalloped Lace Cocktail Evening Dress, Red Lace/Nude Lining (Womens Plus Size) from: Kiyonna Clothing

FBI Style: Winter Wear

  Winter Wear by thesandragabriel featuring a fitted jacket River Island fitted jacket riverisland.com Balmain navy coat $4,195 – balmain.com Burberry lace coat burberry.com Black long sleeve jacket rotita.com Bandolino side zipper boots 6pm.com GUESS black knee boots guess.com Alberta Ferretti leather sole boots albertaferretti.com Giuseppe Zanotti suede over the knee high heel boots $1,650 – net-a-porter.com H m scarve $12 – hm.com Dents silk lined leather glove $99 – harveynichols.com Saggy beanie amazon.com

  It’s a leather thing by thesandragabriel featuring red disco pants Victoria Beckham high neck sleeveless top 2,100 CAD – montaignemarket.com Anthony Vaccarello black bandeau top 3,050 CAD – modaoperandi.com Oasis animal top 77 CAD – oasis-stores.com Topshop stretch skinny jeans 91 CAD – topshop.com Balenciaga pants 2,515 CAD – brownsfashion.com Boohoo red disco pants 46 CAD – boohoo.com Lipsy pumps 91 CAD – lipsy.co.uk Tory Burch ballet flat shoes 260 CAD – nathalieschuterman.com Christian Louboutin pointed toe shoes 1,060 CAD – luisaviaroma.com Hermès crocodile bag 81,300 CAD – madisonavenuecouture.com Yves Saint Laurent brown suede purse 2,495 CAD – matchesfashion.com ALDO fuschia purse 52 CAD – aldoshoes.com

  FBI Style: Concrete Rose by thesandragabriel featuring rose gold jewellery LE3NO hi low maxi skirt 17 CAD – le3no.com Valentino high heel pumps 1,030 CAD – stylebop.com Givenchy gray leather purse 2,735 CAD – mytheresa.com M Co yellow gold jewelry 20 CAD – mandco.com Rose gold jewellery 13,265 CAD – clusewatches.com Saachi gold jewellery 40 CAD – casa.com Rivka Friedman gold pendant necklace 100 CAD – nordstromrack.com outfit of the day

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