Did Black Women Invent The Feminist Movement? – The feminist movement has been around since the late 1700s and has resurfaced in waves over the years. With a push from pop culture and nudge forward by pop stars, Feminist is the word to say and the woman to be. Not so long ago, social activist, […]

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5 Outfit Ideas For Africa Fashion Week A’dam – The countdown has begun! As we mentioned before, Elegancy101 wil be your guide to Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2015. Have you decided what to wear yet? Wearing African prints can look absolutely fabulous when you’re having a special occasion, but there are many ways in combining African prints […]

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Did You Know Betty Boop Was Actually Black? – Do you guys still remember Betty Boop? An animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick?  Betty Boop had a childish while sophisticated appearance. She had a large round baby face with big eyes and a nose like a button, […]

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Marley Twists vs. Havana Twists – What’s The Difference? – We’ve been loving Havana and Marley twists for a while, but sometimes its downright difficult to keep those two apart. Havana hair twists are similar to Marley hair twists, but they have a different look, feel, and cost. Marley Braid Hair very closely resembles natural […]

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Stiletto Raincoat – Shower Cap For Your Shoes – Good morning, afternoon and evening from Amsterdam! I’ve spent the last week in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. My favorite place was definitley Copenhagen. It was amazing to get inspired by thousands of art forms in a beautiful, historic city. Now, enough about me, let’s talk about […]

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Why You Should Never Cut Your Hair While Wet! – The right haircut is key. But before you sit in the stylist’s chair, and enjoy a relaxed wash from the salon’s assistant. Make sure the assistant does not cut off several inches from your wet mane. If you get your hair done by a stylist […]

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WIN 2 TICKETS TO AFWA 2015 BY UPLOADING A NATURAL HAIR SELFIE – It’s time to glam up and watch local and international models parade the best of African design on the Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2015 catwalk.    Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam will take place from the 28th august to 30th of August at The Royal […]

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Spotlight on Hair – Africa Fashion Week London 2015 – As far as African style goes, Africa Fashion Week London yields some of the best, most original, fashion eye candy. This time we hit Olympia London to find the coolest new ways to rock curly, coily and kinky tresses. From twisted updos to fluffy curls, […]

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Africa Fashion Week London 2015 Event Recap – Last weekend, elegancy101 & the Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam team had the opportunity to attend the 5th anniversary of Africa Fashion Week London.      Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) is Europe’s largest event of African-inspired fashion. AFWL was first conceived to increase the visibility and create a platform for contemporary and […]

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These 4 Foods Will Prevent You From Having Bad Breath – Waking up in a warm bed is good. Waking up with warm breath is not so good. The dreaded “morning breath” is common – almost expected – but there are ways to reduce and possibly prevent this daily halitosis (bad breath).    If you […]

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Aug 28, 2015

Did Black Women Invent The Feminist Movement? – The feminist movement has been around since the late 1700s and has resurfaced in waves over the years. With a push from pop culture and nudge forward by pop stars, Feminist is the word to say and the woman to be. Not so long ago, social activist, […]

Aug 27, 2015

5 Outfit Ideas For Africa Fashion Week A’dam – The countdown has begun! As we mentioned before, Elegancy101 wil be your guide to Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2015. Have you decided what to wear yet? Wearing African prints can look absolutely fabulous when you’re having a special occasion, but there are many ways in combining African prints […]

Aug 25, 2015

Did You Know Betty Boop Was Actually Black? – Do you guys still remember Betty Boop? An animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick?  Betty Boop had a childish while sophisticated appearance. She had a large round baby face with big eyes and a nose like a button, […]

Aug 24, 2015

Marley Twists vs. Havana Twists – What’s The Difference? – We’ve been loving Havana and Marley twists for a while, but sometimes its downright difficult to keep those two apart. Havana hair twists are similar to Marley hair twists, but they have a different look, feel, and cost. Marley Braid Hair very closely resembles natural […]

Aug 24, 2015

Stiletto Raincoat – Shower Cap For Your Shoes – Good morning, afternoon and evening from Amsterdam! I’ve spent the last week in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. My favorite place was definitley Copenhagen. It was amazing to get inspired by thousands of art forms in a beautiful, historic city. Now, enough about me, let’s talk about […]

Aug 14, 2015

Why You Should Never Cut Your Hair While Wet! – The right haircut is key. But before you sit in the stylist’s chair, and enjoy a relaxed wash from the salon’s assistant. Make sure the assistant does not cut off several inches from your wet mane. If you get your hair done by a stylist […]

Aug 14, 2015

WIN 2 TICKETS TO AFWA 2015 BY UPLOADING A NATURAL HAIR SELFIE – It’s time to glam up and watch local and international models parade the best of African design on the Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2015 catwalk.    Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam will take place from the 28th august to 30th of August at The Royal […]

Aug 12, 2015

Spotlight on Hair – Africa Fashion Week London 2015 – As far as African style goes, Africa Fashion Week London yields some of the best, most original, fashion eye candy. This time we hit Olympia London to find the coolest new ways to rock curly, coily and kinky tresses. From twisted updos to fluffy curls, […]

Aug 11, 2015

Africa Fashion Week London 2015 Event Recap – Last weekend, elegancy101 & the Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam team had the opportunity to attend the 5th anniversary of Africa Fashion Week London.      Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) is Europe’s largest event of African-inspired fashion. AFWL was first conceived to increase the visibility and create a platform for contemporary and […]

Aug 11, 2015

These 4 Foods Will Prevent You From Having Bad Breath – Waking up in a warm bed is good. Waking up with warm breath is not so good. The dreaded “morning breath” is common – almost expected – but there are ways to reduce and possibly prevent this daily halitosis (bad breath).    If you […]

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