Posts tagged ‘fashion industry’

September 17, 2013

The New Beauty

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Not just about makeup, British actor Thandie Newton and her friend Kay Montano, a makeup artist, have just launched a new website celebrating beauty in its diversity.  ThandieKay covers makeup tutorials and interviews with amazingly talented women in the same friendly, chatty tone.  Lilac eyes? Yes please!

It’s a timely launch of a beauty website that shows skin tones reflecting the diversity of society.  Recently supermodels Naomi Campbell and Iman have been particularly vociferous in their objection to the increasing racism in the fashion industry.  The racism isn’t aggressive or obvious

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April 18, 2013

Fashionably Racist

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A news story on a great blog, Jezebel, reported that Vogue Netherlands recently did a shoot with white models sporting black faces instead of using black models.  The shoot was meant to honour an old Marc Jacobs collection inspired by Grace Jones.  If you’re a regular fashion follower you will know that sadly this is not the first time this has occurred.

This news story has come in the middle of the week, on Monday I received my almost daily email from another blog I follow, the Business of Fashion.  This op-ed piece was about the widespread racism in the fashion industry with black models recalling awful stories

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