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The Meaning Behind The Scarab Beetle Jewelry Trend

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Commonly known as a dung beetle, the scarab is famous for rolling around manure balls as part of an elaborate mating ritual. Although unpleasant in practice, this very act of trundling dung mounds is what earned the beetles their worshipped place in ancient Egyptian culture because of a divine affiliation with the sun god Ra. Along with embodying the concept of existence, development, and growth, the scarab was revered for representing the cycle of life and death. “It was seen as a form of protection,” Love explains, and was therefore carved or molded into treasured accessories and amulets throughout centuries. Imported from Egypt to the Mediterranean and parts of the Middle East during the Bronze Age, “the symbol permeated the visual language of many cultures,” Love explained — seeing periodic artistic revivals throughout France and the U.S. during the 1800s, along with a global resurgence during the Art Deco movement of the 1920s.

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Stylist Jason Bolden calls out Celine for racial bias

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Fashion insiders are speaking out against brands who are all talk.

The latest is celebrity stylist Jason Bolden, whose clients include Yara Shahidi, Cynthia Erivo, Taraji P. Henson, Janet Mock and more.

On Wednesday, Bolden called out French luxury label Celine on Instagram after the company posted a message in support of Black Lives Matter.

“Wait really, u guys dnt dress any black celebs unless they have a white stylist @celine 🤷🏾‍♂️✊🏾🧐 FACTS,” he commented.

Many fans showed their support for Bolden’s post and pointed out the lack of diversity in creative director Hedi Slimane’s runway shows.

When fashion watchdog Instagram account Diet Prada shared Bolden’s comment and added that the percentage of black models in Celine’s fashion shows under Slimane has never topped 12 percent, the stylist stated that Celine is far from the only guilty party.

“NOT JUST THIS BRAND BUT TO ALL OF THEM, BE HONEST ABOUT HOW YOU’VE SUPPORTED THIS TYPE OF TREATMENT OF BLACK PEOPLE! WE SEE YOU AND WONT SUPPORT YOU UNTIL YOU SUPPORT US,” Bolden responded, also name-dropping Saint Laurent as an offender.

Celebrities who have worn Slimane’s Celine include Lupita Nyong’o and Amandla Stenberg; however, Brie Larson, Dakota Johnson, Lucy Boynton and Lady Gaga are most often seen in his designs.

Bolden’s colleague Kollin Carter also recently called out fashion brands who were “begging” to dress his clients yet stayed silent about the killing of George Floyd and other Black Lives Matter initiatives, while fellow stylist Law Roach has started a fund for black business owners whose stores were destroyed by looters.


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Vanessa Morgan Vows to Wear Black Designers at Public Events Going Forward

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Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan is making a momentous change to her red carpet dressing. Going forward, the actor is determined to show up at public events representing Black designers.

In a tweet posted on June 3, Vanessa made her position clear, writing, “From now on any red carpet or event, I will be wearing and supporting Black designers. Any aspiring Black designers hit me up. I got you. I see you.” Further highlighting how much this change means to her, Vanessa also made the tweet her pinned.

Vanessa’s message instantly racked up a lot of support on Twitter, with both fans and aspiring Black designers filling her mentions. “I couldn’t have asked for a better role model. This is amazing Vanessa,” replied one fan. “I’m always excited to see your pictures from events but now I’ll be extra excited because I’ll know you’re supporting so many talented black designers,” another person wrote.

Vanessa has made it her mission to use her platform to elevate young and aspiring Black designers who, unfairly, often struggle to find their feet in the world of fashion. Despite Black culture playing a vital role in the industry, Black designers continue to be under-represented on the red carpet and inside the design studios of major fashion houses. Vanessa is doing her part to make sure that changes.

The tweet comes after Vanessa opened up about pay disparities on the set of Riverdale, as well as her thoughts on the portrayal of Black people in our everyday lives and on screen. “Tired of how black people are portrayed in Media, tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous, or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as sidekick non-dimensional characters to our white leads. Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show,” the actor also tweeted.

Aside from advocating for Black designers, Vanessa also voiced Black actors deserve more than “token” Black roles. Vanessa’s commitment and stance are not only admirable but commendable and her words will hopefully make a long-lasting impact — both on and off the screen.

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