Have you ever been curious to know the faces behind creating amazing looks in magazine spreads or your favorite music videos? Check out the amazing black women in fashion who are changing the game with their talent and authenticity!


Shiona Turini

With an extensive background in fashion, Shiona Turini is one of the most influential figures paving the way for black women. Known for wearing crop tops on any occasion and her expert taste level, it is no question that Shiona is making her mark. After graduating from Hampton University, Shiona gained experience working with magazine publications like W, Teen Vogue, and Cosmopolitan. Venturing into the life of a style and creative consultant, she’s worked with companies such as Paper and Nylon Magazine, BET, and Christian Dior. These experiences were all moments leading up to amazing opportunities to style thee Solange “Don’t Touch My Hair” along with “Cranes in the Sky,” Beyonce’s “Formation,” and Sza’s “Weekend” music videos. Most recently, she was the Costume Designer for Season 3 of Issa Rae’s Insecure.

Danielle Prescod

Currently a Style Director at BET Networks, Danielle is another woman putting a stamp on the fashion and journalism industry. With 7 years of experience, Danielle has been a fashion and accessories Editor with Moda Operandi, Elle and InStyle Magazine. Most recently, she had a once in a lifetime opportunity to interview Dapper Dan, a cultural icon, and she is also featured in a Bumble App campaign! Dedicated to her craft and profession, she also allows her social media to be an inside look for her followers into her own life. She discusses product reviews, offers professional advice, shares her dating experiences and amazing fashion looks while in New York and vacations either solo or with her twin sister! Make sure to follow her exciting content via Instagram.


Maxie J

Owner of Ellae Lisque and Self Made Boss Bae, Maxie J is a Female Boss that is making strides! As a self-made entrepreneur with three successful business as a self-taught Fashion Designer, Business Consultant, and Speaker, Maxie J is nothing short of an inspiration to all women. With her many sacrifices to allow the success of her business, she is proud to invest within herself and her future. Maxie J was featured as the only black designer during Paris Fashion Week, showcased her newest collection during Milan Fashion Week, and has two store locations for Ellae Lisque within Los Angeles, CA. Even with very little personal time, she makes sure to spread her knowledge to aspiring entrepreneurs and help grow their businesses. Maxie J uses her social media platforms on Snapchat and Instagram to motivate and interact with her followers. She not only has an amazing spirit but is also committed to women looking and feeling their best. Featured in Forbes and on the OWN Network, this is only the beginning for this Boss and her career.

We got to ask the beauty a few questions and this is what she had to say…

EGL: What do you believe has been your biggest contribution to the fashion industry as a black woman?
Maxie J: Showing women that major moves can happen without a lick of help from a man other than God is very possible. God uses me to show women/people that. I do fashion shows internationally featured as the only black designer. It made a huge impact and was major for me being a black woman in business.
EGL: Are you consciously aware of your impact within the industry as a black woman?
Maxie J: I am very aware of my impact as a black woman in business. This is why I share my moves with my followers. I share the ugly and the beautiful. I aspire to inspire.

Kela Walker

Kela Walker has the winning personality to prove that she was made for entertainment. As a digital influencer and on-air personality host, her purpose is to get any audience engaged. This seven-time Emmyemmy nominated tv host and producer will keep you coming back for more. She’s covered events and programs such as The Met Gala, Essence Festival, Revolt Music Conference, and 21 Ninety’s Summit 21 along with various panels and red carpets. Speaking of red carpets, Kela’s interviewed some of our favorites like Rihanna, Maxwell, Gwenyth Paltrow, Meryl Streep, Kenya B the creator of Grown-Ish and many more! This established media personality and Boss is on a sure-fire path to success and always stays Booked, Busy, and Blessed!

Peju Famojure

Behind some of the most iconic looks from Solange, Beyonce, and Cam Newton, Peju Famojure has cultivated and translated the true essence of fashion. If you have not heard of her, get to know her! Peju has worked as a celebrity and editorial stylist for ten years and her expertise shows. The many publications that have featured her work are impressive,  to say the least. High-end magazines like Elle, Harpers Bazaar Germany, L’Officiel Paris/Maroc, Vogue Italia/Russia and many more have showcased her brilliant creations. Any time a new look is debuted, it is original, jaw-dropping, and all around art. This beauty and visionary should not go unnoticed and is paving the way for aspiring stylists and those who dress authentically themselves. Did I mention she also looks like an editorial model, too?


Written By: Jessica Roner, Owner of The J Spot Collective


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