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Cynthia Bailey Wedding: Marlo Hampton Black Fringe Jumpsuit

Marlo Hampton is singlehandedly raising the bar for jumpsuits. The Real Housewives of Atlanta fashion fanatic has dazzled us with a slew of all-in-one ensembles ranging from plunging, cut-out looks to boho-approved crochet catsuits. So it should come as no surprise that when Marlo attended Cynthia Bailey’s glamorous wedding to Mike Hill on Saturday, October 10, she opted for an elegant, black, jumpsuit with just the right amount of vintage flare. 

Pics are still rolling in from Cynthia’s show-stopping affair where she donned a romantic, blush-toned gown with art deco-inspired embellishments, but from the looks of it, the guests showed up and showed out in their own show-stopping styles. Sleek, white bridesmaids dresses, like Eva Marcille’s strapless number and Kandi Burruss’ sexy look, were the perfect counterpart to all-black looks worn by non-wedding party attendees. 

Never one to be outdone, Marlo sported a form-fitting, black, silk jumpsuit with matching opera 

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Black Veil Brides guitarist Jinxx and wife Alice Mogg welcome first child

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[Photo via: Jinxx Instagram @jinxxed4life

Black Veil Brides guitarist Jinxx (Jeremy Ferguson) and his wife Alice Mogg made a special announcement yesterday on social media. The couple welcomed their first child into the world earlier this week.

Jinxx first announced the two were expecting a baby back in June. He posted a picture of Mogg alongside the tiniest pair of Vans saying the “first Black Veil baby” was due in October.

Mogg also shared her own post about her pregnancy thanking everyone for their love and support.

Official announcement! There’s a bun in the oven!🤰🏼Due in October. @jinxxed4life and I couldn’t be more excited at the prospect of becoming parents. Thank you all for your kind words and support.

She also shared several updates over the past few months showing off her baby bump and saying how excited she was to become a mom.

Yesterday, the two announced the name

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Get to Know These Black Bridal Designers

Black bridal designers have been at the forefront of innovation in the bridal fashion industry for years, yet many of them have failed to receive the recognition that they deserve. Most famously, when Ann Lowe, a Black woman who created gowns for debutantes and society brides, designed Jacqueline Bouvier’s gown for her wedding to John F. Kennedy in 1953, Ms. Bouvier described the designer as “a colored dressmaker” rather than offering her name. In an industry that has often left out people of color, these Black wedding gown designers continue to make waves in bridal fashion with showstopping, intricately designed gowns for all.

Jean-Ralph Thurin rose from rags to riches when he launched his own design house in 2013. He learned to sew by carefully studying his grandmother piece together bits of fabric to make clothing. Mr. Thurin began tinkering with her technique, moving on from those bits of fabrics

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There’s a Black Veil Brides nod in BLACKPINK’s “Lovesick Girls” video

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K-Pop group BLACKPINK are taking over North America this year with their catchy hits and collabs with artists such as Selena Gomez.

Now, BLACKPINK are also winning over the hearts of Black Veil Brides fans. The BVB Army have noticed a subtle nod to the band in BLACKPINK’s new video for “Lovesick Girls.”

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Although BLACKPINK and Black Veil Brides’ music couldn’t be more different, their worlds are colliding in the “Lovesick Girls” video. The BVB members may not appear alongside the girl group, but they still managed to make a surprising cameo.

BLACKPINK dropped the “Lovesick Girls” video on Oct. 1. The video is filled with some iconic choreography and sets. However, it is the group’s wardrobe that is catching the attention of the BVB Army.

Eagle-eyed BVB fans noticed

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Black Photographers on the Issues Surrounding Documenting the Protests

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Burning precincts. Flipped police cars. Thousands of signs float above seas of people. Tear gas, rubber bullets and the firm black fist. To some, these images would be synonymous with utter chaos and calamity. However, to Black people, these moments are signs that permanent change is finally on the horizon. 

With this historical turn of events, debates of how to capture this moment have arisen among the larger conversation of racial equality. Black photographers spoke with Observer about how they have captured the movement and the lessons it is teaching the broader arts community about race, respect and responsibility. 

Black photographers nationwide have joined the protest efforts in the way they know how: through art. However, some photographers have remarked on the impossibility separating their own emotions from the objective documentation of these historic moments.

Take photographer Dee Dwyer, whose

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‘The Black Veil Was Lifted’

Jorgia Nevers

Following the birth of her third child, Jorgia Hamel Nevers experienced Postpartum Depression (PPD) for the first time. The 30-year-old from Robeline, Louisiana, identified her symptoms and spoke with her husband, Travis, and a counselor. They informed her doctor during a 6-week postnatal follow-up appointment. He prescribed Zulresso, the first FDA-approved drug designed to treat postpartum depression. It is an IV treatment which can reportedly help patients feel relief from symptoms within 48 hours. Soon, Nevers felt a loving, healthy attachment to her baby River and her 2-year-old and 5-year-old sons again. She decided to share her story because she says she wants women who are experiencing PPD to know that they can speak up, seek treatment and get better. This is her story, as told to PEOPLE.

River was born August 27, 2019. I started having some PPD symptoms a week after her birth. Since she’s

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12 Black Photographers Show Us What Self-Care Looked Like This Summer

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Someday, when we think back on summer 2020, two things will likely remain standout in our minds. The first is the pandemic, which touched and took so many lives, at the same time separating us from many people and routines that could have provided comfort. The second is the police killings of Black Americans, and the protests against racism that blazed across the country in their wake.

But while the massive cultural disruption and reckoning will make the history books, what is less documented—yet immeasurably important—are the ways people made it through, finding moments of quiet and serenity in the eye of the storm. We asked 12 Black photographers to share what self-care has meant to them these past few months. Here’s what came through the lens.

Makeda Sandford

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“Self-portraiture is very intimate to me, and in itself an act of self-care.

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Hear Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack voicing Batman for DC’s ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal’

Andy Biersack, founder and vocalist of US glam metal outfit Black Veil Brides, has been tapped up to provide the voice of Batman in DC Comics‘ Dark Nights: Death Metal.

The musician, who described the opportunity as a “dream come true,” has been enlisted to contribute lead vocals to a “sonic experience” that will tie into the company’s ongoing series of comic books.

The project is being released episodically, with a trailer for the first instalment featuring Biersack available below.

Chelsea Wolfe also appears in the project, playing Wonder Woman, while Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo will contribute instrumentally.

The score for the project comes from Tyler Bates, who has provided music for blockbusters including the John Wick franchise, 300 and Dawn Of The Dead.

A full soundtrack album will also be released via Loma Vista Recordings, with a release date to be

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