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Insecure Hella LA Fashion #InsecureHBO

Editor’s note: Welcome to my Insecure Hella LA Fashion breakdown! I’ll update this post with new fashion IDs as I find them so check back! Fashion breakdowns for “Hella Great,” “Hella Questions,” and “Hella Open” available now.

Geez, so much happened this episode! Unfortunately, this particular entry in my Insecure fashion breakdown series is a bit bare but hopefully, I’ll have more details very soon.

Molly’s Cold Shoulder Denim Dress & Yellow Crisscross Strap Mules | Insecure Hella LA Fashion

Insecure Hella LA Fashion: Molly's H. Lorenzo Cold Open Denim Mini Dress

According to The Insecurialist, Molly allegedly wore an H. Lorenzo Cold Shoulder Denim Dress. I tried confirming with costume designer Ayanna James twice on Twitter but alas, my questions weren’t answered this time. However, I did learn this blue jean beauty came from Melina Matsoukas’ closet. Either I reached my quota or Ms. James is just tired of me tweeting her. 😂 Anyway, I searched the H. Lorenzo site to see if it was still available. I didn’t find it on the website. Then I took to Google to find a photo of the actual dress. Again, I received no confirmation. I’ll keep searching; I hope to receive a lead, if not the actual name and brand of Molly’s denim mini, by the end of this week. I do like these alternatives though:

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Insecure Hella Open Fashion #InsecureHBO

Editor’s note: Welcome to my Insecure Hella Open Fashion breakdown! I’ll update this post with new fashion IDs as I find them so check back! Fashion breakdowns for “Hella Great,” “Hella Questions,” & “Hella LA” available now. Updated 8 August 2017.

Issa’s HUMP 2016 Make America Gyrate Again! T-Shirt | Insecure Hella Open Fashion

Insecure Hella Open Fashion: Issa's HUMP 2016 Make America Gyrate Again! Tee from Barbershop Window on Insecure Hella Open Episode

Issa has the best t-shirt collection on tv right now! She scoured her apartment for batteries in a $19.99 HUMP 2016 Make America Gyrate Again! T-Shirt. Available at Barbershop Window, this tee comes in five styles up to size 5XL. Hmmm, should I do a quick roundup of Issa’s tee collection for both seasons 1 & 2? Maybe Issa can upgrade to a rechargeable vibrator?

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Insecure Hella Questions Fashion #InsecureHBO

Editor’s note: Welcome to my Insecure Hella Questions Fashion breakdown! I’ll update this post with new fashion IDs as I find them so check back!  Fashion breakdowns for “Hella Great,” “Hella Open,” & “Hella LA” now available. Last updated: 9 August 2017.

P.S. If you want Issa’s Yellow Mara Hoffman Tie Front One Piece worn in the promo for the show, it’s also available at Net-a-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tuckernuck, Revolve, & Amazon.

Even though we’re only two episodes into Insecure‘s sophomore season, I’m really loving the pieces costume designer Ayanna James have picked out for the crew so far. Black-owned fashion and makeup brands are definitely on deck this time around. Look at what they wore to the California African American Museum (CAAM):

Molly’s Marco De Vincenzo Fringed Milano Jersey Dress, Alexandre Birman 100MM Mary Knots Suede Sandals & Yves Saint Laurent Belle De Jour Patent-Leather Clutch | Insecure Hella Questions Fashion

Insecure Hella Questions Fashion: The Crew

Insecure Hella Questions Fashion: The Crew

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Insecure Hella Great Fashion #InsecureHBO

Editor’s note: Welcome to my Insecure Hella Great Fashion breakdown! I’ll update this post with new fashion IDs as I find them so check back! Fashion breakdowns for “Hella Questions,” “Hella Open,” and “Hella LA” available.

Ooh, so I jumped on the Insecure wave pretty late; when the show first premiered, I didn’t have HBO. And then when I added HBO in order to binge-watch the series and catch the season finale live, it didn’t even occur to me to blog about the outfits worn on the show. That is, until now! I figured if I do fashion IDs for season two, I’ll sharpen my researching skills and I can also add beauty details where applicable. Anyway, here’s what I’ve found thus far:

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Exact Foundation Shades of Black Celebrity Women

For black girls who are still searching for their exact foundation shades…and celebrity skin twins. Special thanks to Nesh of Western & Rose and Lisa Brown-Hall of The Ghetto Fashionista for their input!


Melaniin Goddess Khoudia Diop wears Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in R540Melaniin Goddess Khoudia Diop for Make Up For Ever. She wears Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in R540.

A few years ago, InStyle wrote an article detailing 50 exact foundation formulas worn by leading celebrities. Of course, the roundup was overwhelmingly white with a few black women thrown in the mix. I thought:

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a hit list like this roundup for black women?

The idea sounded promising, even revolutionary, in theory.

However, actually hunting down the profiles of makeup artists, scrolling through the captions, the comments and locating the correct, full names of the products they used on our melanin-rich muses? I had my work cut out for me! But I was game!

I also had to find decent pictures of black women wearing their foundation shade if there were no headshots available. As a fellow black woman, I know how difficult it can be to find our perfect match(es).  Hopefully, this post will point those who need help in the right direction.

Alternatively, for those of you that have found your exact foundation shades across the board, may you be entertained. Perhaps you’ll even be inspired to try a new foundation formula or brand. I’ll be updating this post throughout the year with new foundation matches and new faces. Additionally, setting powders, contours, and highlights will also be identified, when possible.

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