Month: October 2012


Want to get Glammed-Up & Styled for a day?

Wonder what a day in the life of Naomi Campbell or Tyson Beckford is like?

This is YOUR chance to find out!

FashionAFRICANA, one of the leading African-inspired Fashion and Art production companies in Pittsburgh is gearing up to present prominent fashion photographer, Mario Epanya’s photography exhibition, GLAMAZONIA on Saturday, December 8th at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. 

GLAMAZONIA by Mario Epanya

Presented in partnership with the August Wilson Center, GLAMAZONIA is a celebration of African ancestry and customs, highlighting through Epanya’s interpretation of the aesthetics and shapes used by African ancestors for ceremonial and special occasion dress. This glorious showcase of Beauty features over 30 images of Black women from contemporary full color photography to vintage black-and-white images, celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Diaspora. GLAMAZONIA is not to be missed!
Here’s how you can WIN the experience of a  lifetime! The first 10 people to PURCHASE VIP TICKETS will INSTANTLY be eligible for  a PHOTO SHOOT with Mario Epanya.

Mario Epanya

GLAMAZONIA will be held at the August Wilson Center on Saturday, December 8th and begins at 6:30pm. Tickets and a full schedule of events are available on FashionAFRICANA’s website. LIKE FashionAFRICANA on Facebook!
 Good Luck~

Rihanna Lands Her Second VOGUE Cover

One of our favorite good girls-gone bad has done it again, landing her second VOGUE cover. The November issue of VOGUE will feature regal Rihanna in a Haute Red Strapless Dress, looking absolutely stunning (as usual). Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the headline on the cover reads ‘I Love to Have Fun!’ No surprise, there!

Check out Rihanna’s November cover below and click over to to read the full article.


FashionAFRICANA to Launch New Website

FashionAFRICANA’s new website ( will launch at approximately 8pm on Monday, October 15th, 2012 and everyone is invited to log and explore the marvelous content! For over 10 years, FashionAFRICANA have been the leading African-inspired Fashion and Art events in Pittsburgh.

The new site will provide a breadth of fantastic content, such as: videos and photographs from past events and projects; membership opportunities;  and a preview of what can be expected from FashionAFRICANA’s upcoming Black-Tie extravaganza on December 8th, 2012 to celebrate the opening of GLAMAZONIA by Mario Epanya.  This celebration is not to be missed!

Visitors to the site also will find the aesthetic—much like FashionAFRICANA’s spectacular events, to be inviting and captivating. As soon as visitors log on, they will be mesmerized by the stunning images that echo the diversity and beauty of the Africana Diaspora.

Established in 2001, the intent of FashionAFRICANA is to share the breadth and richness of African textures, ethos and history, and to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the African Diaspora through Design, Dance, Music.

Many users are expected to log on to when the site goes live on Monday, October 15th at 8pm. Check it out and let us know what you think!