So Miley Cyrus is posing provocatively. Is anyone really surpised by this? America has this obession with making young, white woman into superstars at the expense of being lewd. Just think: Marilyn Monroe, Bette Page, and to some extent Britney Spears. This is actually one time when I’m happy a young, minority actress isn’t in the center of this. (Raven Simone and America Ferrera… don’t you dare do this shit. )
Sigh… foreign media is calling Miley a “starlet.” *crickets*.
I didn’t even blink at the photos above and for the record, I’ve never understood the fascination behind this girl. I understand she’s a big Disney star, just like Britney, Justin, and Cristina were back in the days but I just don’t get it. Now, as the rags and fashion magazines deem Miley to be a star, a trendsetter, and a fashion icon (? – *crickets*) is she now going to “fall in line” so to speak and become racey. Exposing your bra? Was that something girls did at 15? I don’t think so.
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
Dear Lord, Jesus! No more celebrity fashion lines, I’m not sure I can take it. A quick glance over a few fashion blogs this weekend led me to find that in addition to the celebrity fashion lines already in exsistance, there are a least four more in the works. (Could someone tell me why Jermain Dupri is creating a line of watches? Didn’t we have enough with Pharrell’s Louis Vuitton nonsense?) Beyonce has one, Eve had one, Jessica Simpson, SJP, Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton, and the list goes on-and-on.
Rhianna, after her huge hit, “Umbrella,” scored a licensing deal with Totes and created a line of umbrellas inspired by the hit song. I thought that was pretty cute, nice cross promotion. I’m sure she made a nice sum of money for that. But now she states that creating a fashion line is the next thing she wants to conquer. Why?
I actually envisioned her going more towards an acting career or even doing runway. (Well, If they ever wanted to book a black model she definitely has the style.) But no, she wants to be a designer or so she says. I agree, the thought of designing items that are personal to you is glamorous and exciting. That is what must be the attraction and the thrill. But is it really the celebrity that creates the buzz or is it the stylist? Rihanna looks fabulous all the time, but is it her? I don’t think so. Many people, standing in line at Steve & Barry’s on the day SJP’s Bitten line debuted were truly disappointed. Consumers expected “Carrie” on-the-cheap. They got, SJP on days where she doesn’t have formal events. If you don’t live in NYC you’ve probably never seen SJP on an off day. Cute tops, sweats, and jeans is primarily her look. Note to consumers: buying clothes from Patricia Fields is the way to look more like “Carrie!”
Posted in not that hot, the low end theory, wrong, WTF
Tagged amanda bynes, celebrity, clothing, fashion, gwen stefani, jessica simpson, jewlery, rhianna, SJP