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Indya Moore Poses for Louis Vuitton - The Color Brief January 15

Indya Moore Poses for Louis Vuitton - The Color Brief January 15

Pose star Indya Moore is the face of Louis Vuitton’s latest lookbook.  Titled “Friends of the House”,  the book features 17 bold, colorful looks worn by Moore, Kelela, and Thandie Newton, among others.

Moore was a breakout during the first season of the Golden Globe-nominated FX series, and she walked the Globes red carpet in LV earlier this month.  She also appeared in Blood Orange’s music video for the song “Saint” late last year. 

Pose made TV history with the most transgender cast regulars ever. Writer and activist Janet Mock also sealed a place in the record books, becoming the first trans woman to write and direct an hour of primetime TV.

Pose returns with its second season later this year.

In other news…

Lin-Manuel Miranda brought his hit Broadway show Hamilton to his native Puerto Rico this weekend.  It was the start of a 17-day run, which is intended to raise money and awareness for the hurricane-ravaged island. [Read more]

Grammy winner Alicia Keys is slated to host this year’s Grammy ceremony on Feb. 10.  She has taken home 15 trophies throughout her career. 

U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith debuted her podcast, The Slowdown, on Monday.  The show will also be broadcast on public radio in 7 cities including San Francisco and Honolulu.

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Coming to America Gets a Sequel - The Color Brief January 16

Coming to America Gets a Sequel - The Color Brief January 16

Missy Elliott Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame – The Color Brief January 14

Missy Elliott Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame – The Color Brief January 14