Friday, 27 June 2008

Black is the new Black

PS: People should stop getting their knickers in a twist sending text messages saying BUY VOGUE, FIRST ALL BLACK ISSUE...errrrm its Vogue Italia/Italian Italian OKAY!!!! So buy Vogue Italia.

Uma Turman is on the cover of Vogue UK July 2008 issue, and Nicole Kidman graces the US July 2008 issue.

Now that i've gotten over my bad morning, here's the main story!

Vogue Italia is set to inspire change in the fashion industry with an all black issue shot by photographer extraudinaire, Steven Meisel.

This July edition features only black models and women in the arts and entertainment industry. It is an open secret that black models get the short end of the stick with jobs on the catwalk, in magazines and on billboards. Industry executives have been quoted as saying, "ethnic models do not inspire women to spend money", of course with the exception of model supremo Naomi Campbell a big hit on the catwalk, and on major magazine commercials like Louis Vuitton.

Controversial editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani says she was inspired by Barrack Obama's success in the US presidential primaries. Meisel photographed Naomi Campbell, Iman, Tyra Banks, Liya Kebede, Jourdan Dunn, Alek Wek and Pat Cleveland, among others.

Model du jour, Jordan Dunn graces the cover.......

Now i say what happened to asian models since we want to to get all concerned???


Mamarita said...

You know what, I think about it all the time, black this, black that, we forget the other "minorities" in the world, I think its the hair! :)

p.s. I'm tagging you, see my blog for detz.

ethanarc said...

Whooooaaaaaahhh!!!! Look @ her go man??!!! They need to take that keyboard from her or she'll go all Lois Lane on this (Lol)!! Reeeaaaaally though? didn't know about the job deprivation for black models though..hmmm. So the words WERE actually "They Don't Inspire Women to spend money??!!"...harsh. But how true do YOU think it is, being an avid fashionista/shopper? what are yur views on the statement?


Well..ethan..i' quoting ads executive actually told me that, but there is a silent problem here, although we have prominent faces like Chanel Iman and Naomi Campbell, the number of jobs awarded is grossly disproportionate. Im a black woman, but i dont shop at LV because Naomi is in a campaign for them, so i'm not quite sure if any actual study has been commisioned, even oluchi is big in the victoris secrets campaign as well as other black models.So room a consumer perspective, i think it could be better, but then what about other races, e.g asians??? is this real;y going far enough, could we take it further?