August 31, 2011 in STYLE
August 25, 2011 in SOUNDING OFF
World renown super model Iman had this to say …
“I’m a huge fan of Franca Sozzani and Vogue Italia’s website because they have a whole section on black models…But yeah, I didn’t like it. Slave does not make it ethnic. Mind you, it’s not lost in translation–the word slave, we know what it is. They might as well have called them n***** earrings. For somebody like Franca Sozzani, who did that whole black issue for Vogue, somebody should have said something.”
Vogue Italia’s statement “Jewellery has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are theslave and creole styles in gold hoops. If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern Unites States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom. Colored stones, symbolic pendants and multiple spheres. And the evolution goes on.”
One of the featured earrings.
Comments from the site:
See here for my previous write-up about French Vogue and their photo shoot with 10-year-old Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau and the concerns that raised.
Where is the end to all this insensitivity? It’s not about white and black it’s about common sense and respecting certain issues that have forever shaped the world.
August 24, 2011 in LIFE
So you think I’m alone?
But being alone’s the only way to be
When you step outside
You spend life fighting for your sanity
This is a cold war
You better know what you’re fighting for
This is a cold war
Do you know what you’re fighting for?
If you wanna be free?
Below the ground’s the only place to be
Cause in this life
You spend time running from depravity
Last weekend I was blessed to have had the experience to spend my day and evening with amazing high school kids looking to make a difference. Project K.I.S.S. provides a platform for kids 13-25 to get HIV/Aids testing without the stigma of being tested. Students from various NYC programs came together to put on a fashion show with a message of acceptance for their peers and various guests. Stylist Pamela Shepard’s blood sweat and tears helped deliver a spectacular show!
Established runway models and Harlem’s Fashion Row Founder/CEO, Creative Director and other members volunteered their time to assist in making this event effortless from dressing the kids to teaching them how to rock out on the catwalk. Here are some behind the scene pictures that I was able to snap between helping dress the kids to having goosebumps from the high energy of the room.
August 23, 2011 in CELEBRITIES
August 19, 2011 in SCENE & BE SEEN
Here are some behind the scenes pictures from the event.
August 18, 2011 in NOW YOU KNOW
Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label, which is on the more pricier side is channeling The Great Gatsby.
All these men look AMAZING! *does the two finger whistle “hello boys!”*