Our introduction issue features actresses Aissa Maïga, Karidja Touré, stylist Zerina Akers, a tribute to the late Malick Sidibé, and conversations on black women sisterhood.
Malick Sidibé ; The Birth and Legacy of an African aesthetic
Our ‘Studio Bamako’ editorial pays tribute to the late Malick Sidibé, the father of African photography who passed last year, and remains our forever inspiration.
Get that fresh natural GLOW — the basics to achieve great skin.
If you’ve tried it all and you’re tired of reading lies on lies on lies on how to attain perfect skin goal, stop here. But first, memorize : Have a ROUTINE. Clean, Hydrate from within. And (if you eat a lot of sugar) SWEAT IT OUT. Now remember, WATER Spray and MANGO Butter cream are
Epara Skincare : bespoke products for women of color
From the Nigerian dialect of Ebira, EPARA means “to cocoon oneself”. This luxury skincare brand was founded by Ozohu Adoh, former strategy advisor, Oxford graduate and entrepreneur. The range was developed out of necessity as like many of us, Ozohu had tried many products to get rid of uneven skin tone and hyper-pigmentation.
Backstage views — Outtakes
CINDY BABIN PHOTOGRAPHED BY JULIEN COZZOLINO STYLED BY SARAH DIOUF ASSISTED BY YORHANN AMORY MAKE UP BY YANN REBELO
Why Black Editors matter.
Every time I opened the conversation about my experience — as a young black African woman — in the [French] Fashion scene, I was often scared to sound like a militant, when it actually is the single expression of my point of view, as a person of color in a very elitist industry.
On reclaiming power over the African narrative
For the last few hundred years the portrait painted of Africa has been brush strokes of poverty, war and hunger colored in with undertones of corruption and disease. While some of these things are a reality in some places it is exciting to see Africans and afro-descendants pushing past the generic cosmetic narrative to tell
Fashion Insider — Zerina Akers
Behind the risky yet phenomenal fashion transformation of one of the greatest artist of our times, Zerina Akers reached styling heights while remaining grounded and keeping her hands and heart close to something that matters to her : putting the light on Black and African designers.
Welcome to NOIR
We’re an African Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Magazine for Women of color.