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The Power of Style

How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures

April 27, 2021 | Young adult softcover
ISBN: 9781773214917
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Style is not just the clothes on our backs--it is self-expression, representation, and transformation.

As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he sought out for inspiration. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that--because clothes are never just clothes. Men's heels are a statement of pride in the face of LGTBQ+ discrimination, while ribbon shirts honor Indigenous ancestors and keep culture alive. Allaire takes the reader through boldly designed chapters to discuss additional topics like cosplay, make up, hijabs, and hair, probing the connections between fashion and history, culture, politics, and social justice.

*A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

About this Author

Power of Style Profiles and Contributions:

  • Alim Latif, shoe designer,  London, England
  • Anita Fields, Osage and Muscogee (Creek) artist,  Tulsa, OK
  • Anita Riggs, aka Tranquil Ashes, cosplayer, Baltimore, MD
  • Bethany Yellowtail, Crow and Northern Cheyenne designer, Los Angeles, CA
  • Billy Porter, actor, NYC, NY
  • Casey Nichole, cosplayer, Cleveland, OH
  • Chelene Knight, owner of Learn Writing Essentials and Breathing Space Creative, Vancouver, BC
  • Christian Allaire, Fashion and Style Writer, Vogue, Nipissing First Nation/ NYC, NY
  • Durrant Santeng, longtime wearer of braids and other natural styles, Brooklyn, NYC, NY
  • Elaine Mokk, YouTuber who posts videos about her ongoing struggle with acne, Toronto, ON
  • Halima Aden, Somali-American model, NYC, NY
  • Halisma Hossinzehi, henna artist, East Gwillimbury, ON
  • Haatepah Clearbear, model/Kumeyaay, Pai Pai, Chicimeca-Guamare, Los Angeles, CA
  • Henry Bae, shoe designer, NYC, NY
  • Ivan Lam, makeup YouTuber, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jackie Aina, Nigerian-American beauty YouTuber,  Los Angeles, CA
  • James Jones, Cree dancer and performer, Edmonton,  AB
  • Jamie Okuma, Indigenous fashion artist, Pauma Valley, CA
  • Jennifer Bear Medicine, Indigenous makeup artist based on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, MT
  • Justine Carreon, editor, NYC, NY
  • Kaptain76, aka Kap, plus-size cosplayer, Southern CA
  • Leah Vernon, Muslim fashion influencer, a model, and author, NYC, NY
  • Melanie Elturk, hijab fashion designer, NYC, NY
  • Modupe Oloruntoba, writer and editor based in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nyma Tang, beauty influencer, Dallas, TX
  • Olloum, sportswear hijab label, founded in Scotland
  • Philip Bread, model/Comanche, Kiowa, and Blackfoot, Santa Fe, NM
  • Quanah Style, Vancouver-based Cree queen, Vancouver, BC
  • Shaobo Han, shoe designer, NYC, NY
  • Shirley Melendez, aka Surely Shirley, plus-size Latinx cosplayer, Palm Beach, FL
  • TudungPeople, sportswear hijab label, Malaysia

ISBN: 9781773214917
Format: Young adult softcover
Pages: 96
Publisher: Annick Press
Published: 2021-04-27

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