Esperanza, Solange, Les Nubians & Corinne Go Natural for The New York Times

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In case you lost our hope in big media’s embrace of black women after this Vogue Italia mess, The New York Times Style Magazine brings it all back with their latest cover featuring Esperanza Spalding and the enclosed evening wear spread entitled “Nightie Aphrodites,” which features Solange Knowles, Les Nubians, Corinne Bailey Rae and Juno Temple-all rocking their flyest fro’s like a crown. They were photographed by Alice O’Malley and styled by Susan Winget.

See below for the spread and beauty/fashion credits:

Solange Knowles. Dress: Giambattista Valli dress / Ring: Leviev & Cartier / Hair: Chuck Amos for Bumble & Bumble / Makeup: Regina Harris for Lancôme Cosmetics

Corinne Bailey Rae. Dress: Donna Karan/ Accessories: H. Stern, Leviev, & Carolina Amato / Hair: Gerald Decock  / Makeup: Regine Thorre

Les Nubians. Célia (left) –  Dress: Bottega Veneta / Earrings: Borgioni earrings / Rings: Sevan Bicakci. Hélène (right) –  Dress: Bottega Veneta / Earrings: Bulgari /  Rings: Sevan Bicakci.  Hair: Gerald DeCock / Makeup: Regina Harris