Monday, November 2, 2009

white is black

I did some serious reading this weekend. Lula, Another Magazine, French Vogue (Oct and Nov issues), British ELLE (Oct and Nov issues), American ELLE and Vogue (Oct and Nov issues), even Bon Appetit was part of the pack ... It's safe to say I have a slight magazine addiction.

Anyways, I'm a bit late on the coverage, but I finally saw the Lara Stone blackface spread in the October issue of French Vogue. I wasn't a huge fan of the styling; however, the photos did make an impact.

This isn't the first, nor the last of skin coloring we are going to see. I haven't paid much attention to America's Next Top Model (the under 5'7 height thing is slightly ridiculous to me), but I guess Tyra did a blackface shoot. And more still, Mario Sorrenti shot a spread for the most recent issue of V Magazine (image above).

I don't know how the rest of the world feels about it, but I think I kind-of like it.

7 comments:

Sahra said...

I understand the artistic ideas behind it; but if magazines want a girl with dark skin in a photo, why didn't they just hire one instead of paint a white girl? This especially goes for the V shoot. I just think this further illustrates the fashion industry's lack of diversity.

That said, I really like your blog! Haha.

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