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Name: Hondo Flemming
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Occupation: Model, Actor, Teacher, Mentor

#blackfashioncanada
#fashionicon
#fashionjournalism
#fashioneducation
#fashionlibrary

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Name: Hondo Flemming
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Occupation: Model, Actor, Teacher, Mentor

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Fashion Journalism Student Contributors
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I’m a contract instructor for Fashion Journalism at The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University.

In the Fall of 2021, third year fashion journalism students were assigned to write magazine style profiles, (800-1200 words) as part of their curriculum, in support of this database. My thanks to Instructor Carly Lewis for her support in allowing her class to participate and contribute to this project. A total of 30 pair of writers.

To pave the way for the students and get the profile candidates ready, I posted on my Facebook page about the project. I also connected writers and profile candidates via Ryerson email.

Over a four (4) week period, students, working in pairs, began reaching out and researching the profile candidates. They messaged and connected by telephone, Zoom, Google and What’s App to conduct interviews in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and as far as Paris. Some were able do their interviews in person.

To say it was hectic is an understatement. It literally ‘took a village' of fashion community colleagues , friends and family, willing to share their stories, contacts and leads, photographs, articles, advertisements, editorials, etc. to help build this database. Thank you for your good will and valuable time!

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#fashionjournalist
#fashionjournalism
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Name: Linda Violet Carter
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Heritage: Barbadian/Canadian Father | Kittitian (St. Kitts) Mother
Occupations: Modeling, Acting, Producer, Director, Entrepreneur

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Name: Linda Violet Carter
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Heritage: Barbadian/Canadian Father | Kittitian (St. Kitts) Mother
Occupations: Modeling, Acting, Producer, Director, Entrepreneur
📸Photo source: Courtsey of Carter
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Come follow @blackfashioncanada for new updates!"

👥 Name: Paula Grace Holgate
Years: May 6, 1963 - April 1, 1989
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Heritage: Jamaican/Grenadian
Occupations: Retailer/Buyer, Radio Host, Events Coordinator, Public Relations Consultant
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PHOTO Source: Toronto Star, Paula Holgate fashion retailer
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👥 Name: Paula Grace Holgate
Years: May 6, 1963 - April 1, 1989
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Heritage: Jamaican/Grenadian
Occupations: Retailer/Buyer, Radio Host, Events Coordinator, Public Relations Consultant
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Black Fashion Canada Database was created in 2021 as an online collection of magazine style profiles, photos, av clips, and archival material.
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Black Fashion Canada Database's agenda is to document those unrecognized, pioneering Black and multiracial models, muses, designers, photographers, creatives and entrepreneurs from the 60s-90s, celebrating their success, while also calling out the fashion industry for its decades old racism.
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Black Fashion Canada Database seeks to amplify the presence of less well known, though no less important, players in the Black fashion and beauty industry.
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#blackfashioncanada #fashionicon #fashionjournalist #fashionjournalism #fashioneducation #fashionlibrary
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PHOTO: Courtesy of Holgate family
Photographer:?
Year:?

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Please like from @blackfashioncanada.

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This page is dedicated to promoting the Black Fashion Canada Database. Over the next few weeks we'll be highlighting our profile personalities, building up to the launch of www.blackfashioncanada.ca in mid June.
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Fire.🔥
📄Denise was a high school track star, building the legs and stamina needed to rise in the Canadian fashion industry. The story of Denise’s fashion career coming mid June!
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🗣Please like and follow from @blackfashioncanada
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👥Name: Denise Mary McLeod
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Birthday: January 7
Heritage: Jamaican Father | French Canadian Mother
Occupations: Modeling, Acting, Fragrance Specialist
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📸Photo: Courtesy of Denise McLeod
Photographer:?
Year:?
#blackfashioncanada #beautyicon #fashionandrace #fashionjournalism #fashioneducation
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Hi everyone. I’ve launched a new Instagram page-BlackFashionCanada-dedicated to promoting the @blackfashioncanada database. Over the next few weeks we'll be highlighting our profile subjects, building up to the launch of website www.blackfashioncanada.ca in mid June.
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Please like from @blackfashioncanada.
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Name: Denise Mary McLeod
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Birthday: January 7
Heritage: Jamaican Father | French Canadian Mother
Occupations: Modeling, Acting, Fragrance Specialist
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Photo: Courtesy of Denise McLeod
Photographer:?
Year:?
**NOTE still finalizing photos credits (the bane of my existence!) and appreciate any assistance in helping us give credit where it's due....cause people are forgetful😁
#blackfashioncanada #beautyicon #fashionjournalism #fashioneducation
#fashionlibrary
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#tbt Thierry Mugler, Interview Magazine, April 1980
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#thierrymugler #mugleradvert #fashionicon #fashioneducation #fashionjournalism
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Thank you @breakfasttelevision for inviting me to talk about the complex and nuanced subject of Black beauty, it’s history in Canada and how far the beauty industry has to go. #blackbeauty #blackhistorymonth ...

Happy bday to you David, who loved cakes and candies. @alexannrose
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#rememberingdavidlivingstone
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RIP André Leon Talley The masters have moved on. #andreleontalley #billcunninghamnewyork ...

#TBT #strangelovecafe #coffeelover #mushroomforcoffee #coffeeislife ...

The dance scene at the graduation party in To Sir With Love. Lord have mercy, what an excitement that was! RIP
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#sidneypoitier #tosirwithlove
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Good night sweet prince.R.I.P🙏🏽🖤 #virgilabloh Repost from BoF. ...

Finally getting a chance to see this. Thank you @blackartndialog @kcintoronto for including me among your BigArtTO Black Women in Leadership, and capturing this great image of the installation.
📸 Leyla Jeyte @leylajeyte
Hair & Makeup: @roxannedenobrega
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@nowness NEW! Black French queer empowerment in ‘Tojabone’.
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Poem @mykkiblanco
Co-Directors @raphaelchatelain @nicolas_huchera
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Happy birthday to the legendary Grace Jones!
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#gracejonesofficial #jamaicangirl
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