Black-owned luxury brand MADALI Hair will now be available on Amazon’s Textures & Hues section. The curated storefront gives customers a hair care experience that highlights popular hair care brands for women of color, such as Miss Jessie’s, Carol’s Daughter, Shea Moisture and Cantu. According to the official press release, “Amazon’s Textures & Hues curated storefront offers customers hair care tutorials along with shampoos, conditioners, styling products, wigs and hair extensions.” “MADALI is a brand that is dedicated to providing women of color the highest quality hair extensions and purchase experience. Teaming up with Amazon’s Textures & Hues storefront allows us to now offer our Filipino hair extensions and outstanding service to a broader swath of women seeking to streamline their hair care buying experience” said MADALI director of marketing, Dunni Mitchell.
Off-White x Air Jordan 1 rumored to release 5/26. Virgil Abloh's Off-White will continue its partnership with Nike in 2018, as the two brands ride the wave of their highly coveted collection of ten sneakers that released not long ago. And once again, the Air Jordan 1 will be featured as part of the new collection. The upcoming "Dark Powder Blue" Off-White x Air Jordan 1 features the same color blocking as the "Chicago" colorway that dropped in 2017. The UNC inspired kicks include all the familiar attributes of a Virgil Abloh AJ1, most notably the "AIR" text on the midsole and orange stitching. The "Dark Powder Blue" Off-White x Air Jordan 1 is reportedly set to release on May 26 for $190, according to sneaker source @Zsneakerheadz. As of now it's still unclear how many pairs will be available or exactly where they will be released.
More sneakers releasing for Mamba Day. In celebration of "Mamba Day" on Friday, April 13, Nike has several special edition sneakers planned in honor of the two-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's final game. In addition to the black and gold Nike Kobe Protro 1, Nike Basketball will also release two colorful "Mamba Mentality" renditions of Kyrie Irving's and Paul George's signature sneakers. The "Mamba Mentality" Nike Kyrie 4 is built on a black upper accompanied by a colorful, eye-catching graphic that draws on inspiration from the Kobe 5 “Prelude” including the sneaker's mint outsole, as well as a purple heel clip with Irving's "all-seeing eye" logo. The "Mamba Mentality" Nike PG2 is inspired by the Kobe 6 "Prelude," and features a "Purple Venom" colorway along with some graphics inspired by Paul George's favorite off-court hobbies. Both of the shoes will be releasing alongside the Nike Kobe Protro 1 on "Mamba Day," April 13th. The Kyrie 4 will retail for $120, the PG2 for $110.
What's in store for the month of April. Jordan Brand has officially revealed images of multiple highly anticipated sneakers that are set to release as part of the Summer '18 Collection. While the kicks are technically part of Jordan's "Summer Collection," you won't have to wait long to get your hands on these sneakers. Among the retro Air Jordans on tap for the coming weeks are the Air Jordan 1 "Shadow," Air Jordan 10 "Dark Shadow" and the "Air Jordan 11 Low "Cool Grey." The "Shadow" Air Jordan 1s, which last released in 2013, will be back in stores on April 14th. The following weekend will see the "Dark Shadow" Air Jordan 10 return to retailers and on April 28th the "Cool Grey" Air Jordan 11 Lows will release for the first time ever. Additionally, Jordan Brand will release several colorways of Russell Westbrook's Why Not Zer0.1, new versions of the Air Jordan 32 and Air Jordan 32 Low, and the "Red Suede" Air Jordan 18, which will be available at retailers across the country starting tomorrow, April 7th.
New shoe line 'Kahmune' has nude pumps available for every complexion. Source: KAHMUNE / Kahmune Shoes Entrepreneur Jamila Acheampong is poised to compliment your shoe collection with these complexion-perfect pumps. Acheampong, a young business woman of Ghanian descent, saw a gap in representation in the footwear game and formed a company to fill it–insert Kahmune. HelloBeautiful sat down with the entrepreneur to discuss her career journey and what inspired her to diversify the defintion of ‘nude’ in fashion. HB: What Inspired You To Launch Kahmune? JA: Kahmune was inspired by my own personal struggle to see myself, more particularly my skin tone, represented in the fashion industry. I spent hours searching online for a nude shoe that would match my dark complexion. When you search the term “nude” it returns garments and accessories that are the same beige and tan colours, hues that are far from nude on my complexion. I found it ridiculous, and slightly infuriating, that in this day and age something like this was still an issue! Why shouldn’t myself, or anyone else for that matter, be able to have access to skin tone accessories? It was in that moment that I decided to make sure it was an issue no longer. ALL skin tones are beautiful and we all deserve to have our beauty represented in the fashion industry. HB: What obstacles have you faced as a womanprenuer? JA: I think most of my issues have stemmed simply from being a woman trying to start a brand dedicated to remedying …