Month: April 2007 (Page 1 of 6)

Black Women and the Fashion Industry

A randomly-picked Viktor & Rolf FW07 show with no Black Models

I found this to be an interesting read…

Black and beautiful: African-American women haven’t had an easy time in the fashion world
By LaMont Jones
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The May issue of Vogue has a double front cover that features 10 women as “The world’s next top models ….” The lone black, Chanel Iman, sports long, straight hair in the photo and a complexion only slightly darker than the other nine women.

Adrianne Andrews, an anthropologist and Afro-American studies lecturer at the all-women’s Smith College in Massachusetts, said African-American women tend to be perceived in modern-day incarnations of three historical stereotypes: the large dark-skinned, headrag-wearing “Mammy,” the domineering and overly assertive “Sapphire,” and the overly seductive “Jezebel.”

Read the entire article here.

Tatiana

Black Women and the Fashion Industry

A randomly-picked Viktor & Rolf FW07 show with no Black Models

I found this to be an interesting read…

Black and beautiful: African-American women haven’t had an easy time in the fashion world
By LaMont Jones
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The May issue of Vogue has a double front cover that features 10 women as “The world’s next top models ….” The lone black, Chanel Iman, sports long, straight hair in the photo and a complexion only slightly darker than the other nine women.

Adrianne Andrews, an anthropologist and Afro-American studies lecturer at the all-women’s Smith College in Massachusetts, said African-American women tend to be perceived in modern-day incarnations of three historical stereotypes: the large dark-skinned, headrag-wearing “Mammy,” the domineering and overly assertive “Sapphire,” and the overly seductive “Jezebel.”

Read the entire article here.

Tatiana

FIT Style Market

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Be sure to visit FIT this weekend for The Style Market, a shopping experience featuring up and coming designers. Print out the flyer and receive 10% off your purchases!

What: The Style Market
Where: FIT • John E. Reeves Great Hall
28th St & 7th Ave. 1 to 28th St.
When: Friday April 27, 2007 6pm-9pm
Saturday April 28, 2007 11am-6pm

Tatiana

FIT Style Market

Click image to enlarge and print

Be sure to visit FIT this weekend for The Style Market, a shopping experience featuring up and coming designers. Print out the flyer and receive 10% off your purchases!

What: The Style Market
Where: FIT • John E. Reeves Great Hall
28th St & 7th Ave. 1 to 28th St.
When: Friday April 27, 2007 6pm-9pm
Saturday April 28, 2007 11am-6pm

Tatiana

The Black Market

Some food for thought…

Tatiana

The Black Market

Some food for thought…


Tatiana

RZA’s Real Talk


Instead of dancing ( more like shucking and jiving) around the core of the problem in Hip Hop like Russell Simmons, RZA takes an unapologetically hard look at the problems that he and other Wu-Tang members helped to create:
“Hip-hop is just unbalanced. Right now, rappers are glorifying their hell. How you gonna tell me it’s cool to live in the ghetto? Who wants to live where you got rats, roaches, pissy elevators, shootings, killings, rapings, drug addicts, alcoholics, all in a four block radius? “Now, out of nine Wu-Tang members, seven are felons… We were the problem of our communities, but we never bragged about it. We kept moving on about life. “But right now, these hip-hoppers are stuck on one thing. They stuck on sex and violence and drugs and partying. Life is way more than that. Especially the day after the party ends. When you get the f**k up the next day, what you gonna do?”
Read Contact Music’s Article

Tatiana

RZA’s Real Talk


Instead of dancing ( more like shucking and jiving) around the core of the problem in Hip Hop like Russell Simmons, RZA takes an unapologetically hard look at the problems that he and other Wu-Tang members helped to create:
“Hip-hop is just unbalanced. Right now, rappers are glorifying their hell. How you gonna tell me it’s cool to live in the ghetto? Who wants to live where you got rats, roaches, pissy elevators, shootings, killings, rapings, drug addicts, alcoholics, all in a four block radius? “Now, out of nine Wu-Tang members, seven are felons… We were the problem of our communities, but we never bragged about it. We kept moving on about life. “But right now, these hip-hoppers are stuck on one thing. They stuck on sex and violence and drugs and partying. Life is way more than that. Especially the day after the party ends. When you get the f**k up the next day, what you gonna do?”
Read Contact Music’s Article

Tatiana

Lily Loves New Look Collection

I’ve been enamored of Lily Allen, ever since I heard the summery single “Smile”. Now Lily is cashing in with a newline for New Look UK called Lily Loves New York. The styles are vintage-y with a sweet worn-in look. Perfect for lounge-hopping in Brooklyn, or partying at an underground affair.

Here are the pics from Nitrolicious:


The last dress in yellow is fabulous!

Tatiana

Lily Loves New Look Collection

I’ve been enamored of Lily Allen, ever since I heard the summery single “Smile”. Now Lily is cashing in with a newline for New Look UK called Lily Loves New York. The styles are vintage-y with a sweet worn-in look. Perfect for lounge-hopping in Brooklyn, or partying at an underground affair.

Here are the pics from Nitrolicious:


The last dress in yellow is fabulous!

Tatiana

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