Sunday, September 30, 2012

Racist Or Fashion Forward?

I found this article over at Harriet and I have to say that I agree with her article.
It's glaring the fact that being black in the lens is not accepted, unless they have some depleted role for your character.

There were no Black women modeling any of the more than 80 looks presented at the Dolce & Gabbana show. Our only appearance was hanging on the ears of pale models and adorning their bodies. We should be upset that our disembodied heads are welcome in spaces where our physical presences are not.

Are we so starved for cultural validation that we'll mistake any representation, no matter how damaging, for tribute? We are living, breathing beings not things to be collected as kitsch.  

Fashion has an accountability problem, those who are excluded and erased are going to have to demand it. Dolce & Gabbana should not be allowed to profit off of perpetuating racist cultural myths. The willful colonization of Black culture in the fashion industry needs to be addressed. Our bodies are not trends. Our history is not free for consumption and misappropriation.

Read more of her article here
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Tan and Color Always Rock!

I think it's hard to compare both these women in this dress.
They are the same, but not really.

If they were wearing the same color, then it would be fair, but they are not.

However as an island girl I'm always heading for the colorful and beautiful pop in clothing. So I will choose Kerry's dress. She really pulls it off nicely.

I wish I could have seen what Jessica would have looked like in the colorful one too. Or Kerry in the white dress.

What do you say?

Kerry Washington (WireImage)  Jessica Biel (Getty Images)

And on that note, I can see this cute little number in so many different design colors!
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