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Tamu McPherson

Beauty as I see It by Lakin Ogunbanwo

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I’ve found myself drawn to the photography coming out of the continent of Africa for some time now. The images always appear fresh, visceral and the subjects culturally rich, graceful, regal – and when it comes to fashion, urgently stylish. While I’ve travelled to the continent before, my recent trip to Nigeria is the first time that I’ve had the opportunity to work on fashion projects with local photographers. I’ve already shared with you my designer profile photographed by Stephen Tayo, and now I am so thrilled to bring you a project for Carolina Herrera and Bergdorf Goodman photographed by Lakin Ogunbanwo. To accompany his stunningly captured images, he shares these words.

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Winter Wardrobe Favorites
Tamu McPherson

Deep Winter Favorites

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Winter is here and it’s time to establish our wardrobe essentials. This year I’ve been more careful to consistently wear the pieces that are already in my closet, as I promised myself during my no-spending challenge. I even created a photo album of the pieces that I intend to wear, including (and especially) my collection of statement coats.

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Nigerian Designers
Tamu McPherson

6 Nigerian Designers to Know Now

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In my Behind the Scenes look at Lagos Fashion Week, I promised you Pretty Birds a closer look into some of the amazing design talent I was introduced to during my trip. Today, I am so excited to help you get to know some of these rising stars, whose collections I also had the good fortune to shoot with the very talented photographer Stephen Tayo.

Inspired by Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross, who have worn looks exclusively designed by black designers at each of the award shows they have most recently hosted, and my friend Natasha Nyanin, who always incorporates local designers into her images, I wanted to create the opportunity to amplify these designers and their respective stories here on ATPB and on my social platforms.

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