A few weeks ago I mentioned that Vogue Italia would be creating an all black edition of the magazine. According to those wonderful girls over at Fashionista.com, it looks like IMAN will grace the cover. I-can’t-wait!!!
Kate Moss is the face of the ultra sexy Agent Provocateur, a lingerie line. Currently she’s starring in their long form commercials. The commercials, produced by SHOWstudio are supposed to be a bit of a political statement. (Huh?) The director states that he wanted these films to be a testament to marriage and the Vatican. Say what, now? Dude…just show us the product.
The story line depicts a bride who isn’t down with getting married. Ok, cool. But while the ads are cinematically beautiful, they do remind me of the soft porn you can find on Cinemax after midnight. (Why do I know this?)
Take a look at Kate Moss in Part 1 of The Four Dreams of Miss X:
You can find Parts 2, 3, and 4 here.
Supermodel Heidi Klum and Funny man Will Farrell have a spread together in the May 2008 Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated. Look at how nicely a model and a non-model (in a basketball uniform) complement each other in a non-threatenting, non-ugly, and non-menacing way. Granted, the above photo is based on Will Farrell’s not so funny movie Semi-Pro but you guys get the idea, right?
Miss Anna over there at Vogue and my once favorite photographer Annie Leibovitz (she’s done some wack photoshoots and is playing herself right NOW!) should take some notes on how a photoshoot of this style can be done without marginalizing or cannibalising the image.
More photos after the jump.
So I went shopping on 34th street yesterday. I made a quick sweep through Old Navy to see the new summer items. When I got past the double doors… there it was! A huge poster of 3 models wearing some of the featured items in the front of the store. Apparently, the jungle, urban, or tribal look is in. Sigh…
The first thing that struck me was that in this Caribbean themed display the black, dark-skinned model was in the center of the spread and prominently featured. (I’ve always heard black models get the most work, if any during the summer months because clothes are usually brighter and look better against dark skin.) Secondly, the black model was wearing a beautiful gold lame one-piece swim suit. Her hair was natural and her skin was glowing. It was here that I stopped being proud.
Posted in all types of wrong, models, Race, sigh..., wrong, WTF
Tagged black, dark, fashion, model, models of color, new york, old navy, primitive, Race, tribal, white
I was reading V Magazine, one of my favorite magazines the other day and came across the following statement:
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ON THE COVER OF VMAN?
VMan is the men’s version of the super edgy V and they are running a modeling contest. According to their website, the winner of the contest receives a contract with Ford Models and a cover shot by Hedi Slimane.
I coaxed my friend George to enter so please support by going to http://www.vmagazine.com/vmanmodel_viewprofile.php?model=4408 and voting for him. Tell ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS. Trust me, he’s hotttttttttttttttt!
If you don’t know V Magazine or VMan, you really should think about picking up a copy. While they can still be just as annoying as other fashion magazines with their lack of diversity, I find that the pictorials are quite and unique.
According to the Associated Press, Naomi Campbell has been hospitalized in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to her publicist, Jeff Raymond, “Naomi Campbell was admitted to hospital … to have a small cyst removed.” The surgery was a success.
Naomi is under the care of Dr. Jose Aristodemo Pinotti. His specialities are infectious diseases and gynocology. Ewwwwwwwwwww… what the hell did she catch down at Carnival?
Posted in breaking news, ewwww, models
Tagged black, brazil, campbell, disease, infectious, model, naomi, news, paulo, sao, sick
Ajuma Nasenyana was born in Kenya in 1984. Her look is so striking, but honestly you probably haven’t seen much of her unless you have been to London Fashion week or read French Vogue. For some reason many designers, agencies and magazines don’t want to use her or other ethnic models. But when Ajuma does get to strut down the catwalk she is unbelievable. Check out Ajuma in this youtube video. The video is pretty long, but she’s at 3:02.
In 2003, Ajuma won Miss Tourism Kenya and was actively scouted and articles were written about her. Wikipedia states:
“Gamma photo agency came to Kenya to do a story on [the Surazuri Agency’s] scouting work and were so taken with the 5’10 beauty that she became the main feature of the story, which late ran in Gala Magazine, France. The pictures that were taken on this shoot were to provide the basis for Nasenyana’s portfolio, and these were duly presented to top international agency Ford Models, who signed her up for the Ford Models Supermodel of the World Competition.”
Posted in color, fierce, models, Race, where are the black models?
Tagged ajuma, anna, asian, black, brown, clothes, ethnic, fashion, ford, kenya, london, milan, minority, model, nasenyana, paris, runway, supermodel, vivienne, vogue, week, westwood, wintour