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FASHION DILEMMAS, BEAUTY TIPS, NEWEST
HAIRCUTS, AND MUST-HAVES OF THE
MONTH
THE PROFESSIONAL
LOOK
(For Graduating Seniors)
For all the seniors, who are gradu
ating this May, are you prepared fashion
ably for your first day of work? The best
way to build you work wardrobe Is to buy
different pieces based on you suit. Here
Is some Information to help you get
started on your professional wardrobe.
First, you should wear something that
makes you feel good, comfortable, and
fits your own personal style. Second,
buy a good-quallty style skirt suit and
pants suit. Add two or three button-down
shirt, also of good fit and quality Mix
and match colors, but be sure to buy at
least one white shirt (It goes with every
thing). Next, be sure to add a pair of
pants for the ladies and for men an extra
pair of pants that coordinate with your
original suit. Choose neutral colors such
as gray, black, or camel (one that
matches you suit jacket he best). Finally,
invest in a good leather tote or attache
case, a black pair of leather heels or
loafers, and a pair of walking shoes
(sneaker are not professional to wear).
Choose a good and comfortable pair of
loafers or sneaker shoes.
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BEAUTY TIPS
As the weather gets warmer this
spring and summer, more and more
people will decide to get rid of the winter
shag. If you are one of these people
ready to get rid of the winter over
growth, I have a tip for you. Hairstylist
suggests this season, to use a razor
rather than scissors to give texture, as
well as the modern choppy look. Color
Is another attribute to this haircut. The
most Important things about the razor
cut are thicker highlights rather than fine,
Keep the color balanced with the new
haircut.
The latest item to have In your
closet this spring and summer are—
DRESSES. The look that should be
achieved is a feminine, frilly, irresistible
or modern-sleek look. There are four
types of dresses that are really hot.
There Is the 50’s inspired and shirt
dresses. A party dress Is full of prance
and flirtation. It comes in all shapes and
lengths. The shift dress has a retro and
modern twist to it. It is one of the most
versatile styles. It’s great for the office,
but also a sophisticated edge to It. The
50’s Inspired dress is in a vintage-style
with a classic and feminine look for all
occasions, day or night. The shirt
looking dress has a crisp tailored look. I
has a blazer look to It, but without
actually wearing a blazer. So, cop one
of these four dresses to wear this sum
mer when it Is 200 degrees outside or
when you are going on a hot date. Holla,
Spring Party Skirts and Dresses
-photo courtesy of Carolina Herrera
DESIGNER OF THE MONTH
Karl Kani (born Carl Williams) was
born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
He began designing and sketching
clothes at the age of 16. His dad was a
tailor and often took his son to work. At
the shop, Kani learned about the gar
ment industry and buying fabrics.
In 1989, at the age 19, Kani se
cured a loan from his parents, saved his
money and moved from Brooklyn, New
York to Los Angeles, California.
His first company was located in
South Central and then later opened up
a store In the Watts area. The first for
years of his clothing line was strictly sold
them to the neighborhood.
In 1991, he met with the staff of
Cross Colours, who provided financial
banking and gave him his first big break.
Karl Kani Infinity, Inc. employs 250
people with showrooms in Atlanta, New
York, Chicago, and Los Angeles (home
base). His company supplies clothing for
men sizes 28 to 60 and for women sizes
2 to 16. His designer genius has se
cured him a place in the 1996 edition of
the 100 Wealthiest African-Americans.
Karl Kani
STYLISH STARS ON A MISSION
-photo courtesy of Karl Kani
Halle Berry
and
Denzel
Washington,
2002
winners
of the
Academy
Awards
Halle Berry
Denzel Washington and his wife
-photos courtesy of E-Onli®
    

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