Our fave starts hit the beach, took hot air balloon rides and sailed the day away to celebrate Indepedence Day. Check out the best instagram moments they posted below!
We went old school this year and brought out the polariod camera. Celebs like Kofi Siriboe, Kenya Moore, and Chloe x Halle had fun snapping candids and waiting to see how they came out (throwback or what?!). Check out the collection below!
Michelle Obama Looks Amazing as Ever During Her First Public Appearance Since The Inauguration
Can you imagine jetting off to Milan to enjoy some gelato or coffe at a cafe as you hop from one fabulous fashion show to another in the fiercest designer clothes?! Relish in the fantasy with this collection of street style inspiration from Milan Fashion Week, Fall/Winter 2017!
There's nothing more posh than London Fashion Week! Fashion's finest sported statement jackets, poppy prints and chic, rainy weather approved boots as they hopped from one show to another. We've collected our favorite looks, so click through to see which ones made the cut!
New York City is currently a wintery wonderland as New York Fashion Week kicks off the Fall 2017 collections. Street style stars busted out their best looks for photographers as the snow fell over Manhattan. Check out the top outfits of the day!
Last night was a night to remember! Some of the music industry's biggest and brightest stars came together to celebrate this year's ESSENCE Black Women in Music-and to honor the one and only Ms. Erykah Badu! Cocktails and sweet treats were passed around while celebs (Solange, Yara Shahidi, Estelle and Kandi Burrus, just to name a few) mingled and enjoyed perfomances by Tiwa Savage and Erykah Badu herself. We have all the best pics from the evening here, so take a look inside!
This year, Super Bowl history was made as the first overtime ever was held in a nail biting face off between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. In the end the Patriots took home the trophy, but Taraji P. Henson, Uzo Aduba, Angela Simmons and more black superstars had their own winning moments while cheering on their teams of choice. Check out all the fun here!
What a chic celebration!
The Liberty Fair, a dynamic trade show in New York City, curates forward and innovative fashion brands and brings them together with the industry's top buyers in an inspiring design-driven environment. Such blend of commerce and creativity naturally brings out some of fashion's most stylish influencers to Pier 94. Lucky for us, photographer Hannan Saleh was on the street snapping away. See our fave looks here!
Nothing can stop the force that is Fashion Week. Rain, shine, or in this case, a snowstorm, couldn't keep fashion's street style stars at bay as they marched the streets of New York on their way to see the Men's Fall/Winter season's trends. The fierce and stylish show goers slayed through the flurries completely unbothered, and we are loving every wintery and fabulous snap. Check out our favorite looks here!
It's that time of year again, where fashion's coolest influencers flock to the streets of Paris to take in the glamour and sophistication of the Couture collections for Spring/Summer 2017. Photographers scramble to capture all the fiercest outfits and we've picked our favorites from the bunch. Check them out here!
ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree Aja Naomi King has been serving us feminine yet strong fashion looks from the beginning. 'The Birth of A Nation' and 'How To Get Away With Murder' star likes to play with pretty florals, bold mini dresses and elegant ball gowns. See all our fave looks here!
President Barack Obama gave his moving speech that left us in tears and while he said it was an honor to serve us, the true honor has been watching him leave a lifelong impact on America and the world over the last 8 years. As if you haven't cried enough, here are the photos from Obama's last address as President of the United Stages that gave us the feels ten times over.
We're not surprised that rain or shine, the street style stars across the pond have put on another fab display of the coolest fashion trends at London Fashion Week Men's. The fellas AND ladies looked effortlessly chic as they hopped from show to show checking out the latest designs. See our fave looks here!
Let's not kid ourselves, there were some pretty trying moments in 2016. Thank the internet gods for the bounty of hilarious pop culture inspired memes and gifs to get us through. What was life like before them? We can't say we recall. Crack up all over again while you check out this year's gems from twitter and instagram!
In a digital universe of constant movement and change, photographs still prove to leave a lasting effect on our perspective and our worldview. Through images, we are able to connect to people and experiences — locally and oceans away — while using the medium to tell our own stories and capture our own realities. And in 2016, we had no shortage of riveting, iconic, harrowing and beautiful images that shocked the world, made us think and inspired change. From the election that rocked the nation, to the Olympics and beyond, we’ve rounded up the top photos of 2016.
This was the year of resistance.
"r-Evolution, A Dream", an Alivn Ailey piece created by veteran company member Hope Boykin, transports the audience as most Ailey productions do. Inspired by the sermons and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Boykin took to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta during Ailey’s annual U.S. tour. From there birthed a magnificent large ensemble of Ailey dancers and Ailey II members, and melds creative storytelling, new music composed by Ali Jackson (Jazz at Lincoln Center), and historic and original writings narrated by Tony Award winner and Hamilton's own Leslie Odom, Jr. Take a sneak peak in these exclusive to ESSENCE pics!