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Internationally Vogue – April 2008 & May 2008 Editions

After the mess American Vogue created with that ugly ass cover with Lebron James and the supermodel Gisele, I figured I’d give other Vogue magazines a glance. I was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful covers.

Vogue India

Vogue China

It’s nice to see images that represent the country’s general population. Now why can’t American Vogue do the same?

 

Finding My Way…

I’ve been blogging for almost two months now and I must admit that I love it. I love what I write about but I think that in these early stages I should tweak my model. I want this blog to be the best that it can be and encompass all of the things I love and would love to write about. So, with that being said, I’d like to include more posts about beauty, film, television, and art. In essence I see this going from just a fashion blog to more of a culture blog.

With this new focus I will be changing the name of this blog, taking it off the wordpress servers to it’s own domain. Get ready for more posts about what is going on at the wonderful museums in NYC, street fairs in Brooklyn, and the beaches of the Hamptons.

So You Wanna Be A Stylist?

Many people believe Rhianna, Beyonce, and Gwen wake up and immediately look fabulous. This is so not the case. Unlike us common folk, most stars employ stylists, fashion editors, and fashion PR people to create the looks that we see them wear. Andre Leon Talley of Vogue is responsible for dressing Jennifer Hudson for her first Oscar’s broadcast. (What a disaster that python bolero jacket was.) I’ve often dreamed of what my life would be like as a stylist.

One of the coolest things about loving fashion is putting together looks from different magazines, eras, and styles. I love the Studio 54 era, the glam of Halston, and the wonderful clothing Diana Ross wore in Mahogany. Wouldn’t it be great if you could grab images from everywhere and create fashion spreads just like they do in the fashion magazines? Well there is! Polyvore.com is an online community of fashionistas and Internet stylists who love to mix and match looks for fun, networking opportunities, and contests. I swear this is the perfect site for me considering how I absolutely abhor Myspace. Check out the set I created using 1970s blaxploitation icon, Pam Grier.

 

This site pulls any image you find from around the web and imports them into a photo editor. Happy styling!

Over 2,000 visitors and counting…

I’m so excited to see that people are visiting this blog.  While I’m still trying to find my voice and give this blog a direction, I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m excited that you find my posts interesting enough to pop by and take a quick read. Thank you.

Green Is Fabulous

The fashion industry is in full swing when it comes to the “green phenomenon.” For me it started last spring when I spent 2 hours in the rain standing in line at the Anya Hindmarch store on 60th and Madison for a “I’m Not a Plastic Bag” Canvas tote. I got two and made a heap of cash selling one on ebay. (Someone all the way in Texas purchased it.)  I carried it for a while, got a lot of attention for it and threw it into a bin with my loads of other bags. It’s been about 8 months since I last carried that tote and guess what? I’m still using plastic bags something fierce.

Becoming green seems to fit the do-gooder attitude in the fiercely liberal fashion community. I have seen so many initiatives and blogs about how to help the environment that it is only natural that the fashion community jumped on board. According to Woman’s Wear Daily the opportunities to “go green” are endless

In fashion, this may involve any of the following initiatives: sourcing sustainable materials, growing organic fibers, contracting with factories whose treatment of workers is ethical, delivering garments in a way that has the least impact on the environment, reducing energy and chemical emissions and finding unique ways to dispose of waste.

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Happy Birthday Mom!

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To the one person who loves me unconditionally.

How To Display A Black Woman On A Cover

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Oh, Miss Anna… I’m coming for you again. You and the photographer Annie Leibovitz are in a quagmire aren’t you? People are still writing and writing about that King Kong cover you did for your April Shape issue. What was once something that only seemed to matter in the blogoshere is now major news. Even The Today Show did a segment on this. Basically, y’all done f-ed up!

I found the above picture of Jennifer Hudson in a recent photo-shoot. I’d love to know what magazine will feature this photo. Please note: When placing black women and black men for that matter on the cover of your magazine you don’t have to make us look menacing, hulking, scary, silly, dumb, or less than. Yes, Lebron is a basketball player but he’s not the dude on the block and Vogue isn’t F.E.D.S.magazine. Lebron looks like an ape on your cover. Is that what you were going for? Well, if not, that’s what it looks like. Listen, we already look beautiful. Just get us decent clothes and a proper stylist and let-us-WORK!!! Take a look at the Vogue website, they seem to be using a better photo. Now why couldn’t this photo be used?

By the way doesn’t J-Hud look beautiful? This is a cover shot!

Agyness Is OVAH!

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Agyness Deyn, Born Laura Hollins is Britian’s “it” girl. Fashion insiders say she’s the next supermodel. (She does remind me of Linda Evangelista.) I must say she looks fierce on the runway. Check her out!

Agyness has the entire May 2008 issue of i-D Magazine dedicated to her. There are five awesome covers. (Not sure about the titty one??!?!) She really does have an edgy look, thin of course, but not ridiculous.

Just one thing, Agyness, honey, I heard you wrote a few pieces for the issue… Um…no… Just walk down the runway, girl.

Erykah and Q-Tip – Trace Magazine – April 08 – Art Issue

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Love the glasses, Erykah. Tip, you always were cute, but the chest is looking… well… it’s just lookin’. LOL!