DMT Beauty Transformation: 19 Black Influencers That You Should Be Following
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19 Black Influencers That You Should Be Following

June 08, 2020DMT Beauty

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In the fashion industry, Black bloggers, content creators, and influencers have long been leading voices in promoting racial justice, diversity, and body-positivity. Now, more than ever, their voices need to be lifted, and their feeds spotlighted.

In addition to donating, protesting, learning, and circulating resources about police brutality and racism in America, amplifying Black voices is instrumental to change. And it's long overdue.

Ahead, click through our growing list of Black influencers in fashion to follow and support today and every day going forward. For a list of Black fashion designers to support, click here.

To help bring attention to the police killing of George Floyd, you can sign the petition here, or donate and support charities and organisations here.

Yaminah Mayo @spicy.mayo

NYC-bred Yaminah Mayo started her blog in the summer of 2015 to appease her mother, who thought she needed some mode of expressing herself. Since then, Mayo has amassed over 25k followers on Instagram. Known for her bold taste in fashion and makeup, Spicy Mayo is a one-stop-shop for content that's, yes, spicy, stylish, and always colourful.

Tamu McPherson @tamumcpherson

All The Pretty Birds founder Tamu McPherson was born in Jamaica, raised in New York, and now lives in Milan. Not only does McPherson helm All The Pretty Birds, a multi-ethnic fashion and wellness editorial platform, but she also continuously keeps her 270k Instagram followers enthralled on her personal account, be it through highlighting new brands or showcasing her great style.

Grace F Victory @gracefvictory

Grace Victory is one of the UK's most successful bloggers and YouTubers, often dubbed "the internet's big sister," thanks to her honesty in unpacking everything from wellness to sex, body positivity to therapy. With two documentaries and a book, No Filter, on her ever-growing list of accolades, her style isn't the only thing we follow her for.

Ellie Delphine @slipintostyle

Anyone who regularly follows fashion month's street style scene has probably spotted one of Ellie Delphine's many colorful ensembles. The model and style influencer has a knack for showcasing new designers and brands, as well as showing her 67k followers how to put together one hell of an outfit.

Mecca James-Williams @meccajw

Mecca James-Williams really does do it all. A stylist, consultant, editor, influencer, and activist, James-Williams' feed has your style needs covered with content that ranges from what stories to read up on to what brands to buy, and so much more.

Char Ellesse @ellessechar

Founder of girlswillbeboys, a series of shorts films opening up conversations on modern-day gender-assigned roles, Char Ellesse's feed is as educational as it is fun. From her experimental eye make up to her excellent use of animal print (plus a heavy dose of interiors inspiration), Char will brighten up your feed, as her 40.7k Instagram following know.

Lillian Ahenkan @flex.mami

A Sydney-based Ghanaian, Lillian Ahenkan, a.k.a. FlexMami, will likely be the most colorful account on your entire feed. In addition to having incredible style, Ahenkan is also a DJ, podcaster, model, and author.

Stephanie Yeboah @stephanieyeboah

We're very excited for Stephanie's debut book Fattily Ever After (available for pre-order here here) to drop in September, but the London-based content creator's Instagram is brimming with body positivity, self-love and style inspiration for you to dive into in the meantime. She addresses issues of race, body image and mental health as well as inspiring us to embrace bolder prints and brighter colours in our wardrobe, too.

Simone Mariposa @simonemariposa

LA-based blogger and model Simone Mariposa is passionate about a lot of things: fashion, travel, culture, and wellness, to name a few. But of all the areas she puts energy toward, creating a size-inclusive space for her community of followers to share their style is the most important one. In her effort to uplift women of all sizes, Mariposa created the hashtag #WeWearWhatWeWant, which has since accumulated over 56k submissions.

Christy & Shelcy Joseph @nycxclothes

Christy and Shelcy Joseph are sisters with a passion for storytelling. They share their style, Haitian culture, and lives in New York via video blogging on YouTube, documenting their outfits on Instagram, and in print on their mutual blog NYC x Clothes.

Gabi Gregg @gabifresh

Known for designing sell-out collections for her legion of adoring fans (763k followers and counting), including her lingerie line for Playful Promises and 13 (!) separate swimwear collections for Swimsuits4All, Gabi Gregg — or as her followers know her, @gabifresh — is a force to be reckoned with.

Amarachi N. Ukachu @amarachiukachu

A psychotherapist in training, this Louisiana-based style blogger is known for celebrating her curves, educating her followers on important topics ranging from mental health to Black Lives Matter, and being an all-around uplifting presence on social media. All that while having an incredible sense of style.

Kelly Augustine @kellyaugustineb

This NYC-bred style enthusiast has over eight years of blogging experience. But writing isn't all Kelly Augustine excels at. She also founded her own multi-brand boutique August Raye which specialises in supporting small brands that offer sizes 10 and up.

Kellie Brown @itsmekellieb

Plus-size influencer and advocate Kellie Brown has a lot on her plate. Not only is she the founder of And I Get Dressed, a source of size-inclusive style inspiration, she also created #FatAtFashionWeek and AIGD Home, a line of vintage home goods.

Enam Asiama @enamasiama

Anti-Agency model Enam is perhaps the best person on our follow list: the London-based plus-size advocate brings the most innovative makeup looks as well serious style (think check suiting, sheer crop tops and metallic knitted dresses.)

Lauren-Nicole @laurennicolefk

Lauren is a London-based influencer and model, and founded content platform Fashion Killer, which covers everything from horoscope-inspired fashion to lockdown skincare. We've been loving her lockdown style shoots, featuring sunshine-bright dresses and pastel tailoring with finesse.

Nnenna Echem @nnennaechem

Anyone worth their fashion salt with recognise ELLE Norway contributor Nnenna in street style galleries from London to Copenhagen. Her wardrobe is a celebration of colour and statement accessories, and her account is a must-follow for cute jewellery and vintage finds.

Sophie Tassew @manlikesophia

You may recognise Sophie from ASOS's site, where she models and selects the brand's best curve looks daily. From tie-dye dresses to cropped cardigans, her inspiration has had up clicking 'Add To Bag' too often to count. She's another influencer to follow for create makeup looks, too.

Freddie Harrel @freddieharrel

One of the most uplifting accounts on our timeline, Freddie is bursting with positivity as well as sartorial inspiration. We can't wait for her beauty brand RadSwan, which is launching this summer and is "built with and for the global African diaspora."

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