Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I was so interested to see that this issue was tackled in the May Issue of South African Elle ... I've always wondered if the fact that blacks models did not sell as many covers as white models, was a myth or if it was true. I don't really know how to put hhis question to the test apart from asking my readers what they think... and in order for me to find out I will need your comments and input... I've put together a whole lot of my favourite covers with my favourite models of colour... namely Liya Kebede, Gracie Carvalho, Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Arlenis Sosa, Noemie Lenoir, Alek Wek and even Beyonce... especially considering that it took her so long to get her Vogue cover (she only got it last year after all this time). According to Anna Wintour the reason why there's a lack of black models on fashion covers, is because they don't sell... after looking at the above... I really find this hard to believe!
I just took a quick visit to a blog called Art of Kawaii which was featured on my friend's blog... her blog's amazing, I loved it. She talks about bigger woman and fashion, beauty and the conceptions (and misconceptions) of what beauty is. Her blog inspired me to write this post about Crystal Renn, a plus size who is absolutely gorgeous by the by, and who rocked V Magazine's Size Issue in a face-off with Jaquelyn Jablonski photographed by Terry Richardson. This post is long overdue, I always wanted to do a post on plus size models and bigger girls in fashion. When I first saw these pictures, it was so refreshing to me to feast my eyes on something new and different. I wish I could remain neutral on this but I definitely think that the clothes look better on Crystal than on Jaquelyn (and no I'm not gonna hate on the skinny chick, it's was just my first impression). Oh and by the way, I thinks it's sad that in our society Crystal is considered a 'plus size'... Oh well... All I can say is "Big girls, You are BEAUTIFUL"!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Leighton Meester and Blake Lively
3 Way Kiss
Bob Richardson (his father)
Pictures by Terry Richardson
I was previously confronted with many criticisms from my readers regarding the Pirelli Calendar 2010 shoot... many were either outraged and disgusted or absolutely loved it, so I told myself that I should get those who weren't too familiar with such 'risque' photography to acquaint themselves with the master mind behind the shoot of this year's edition of the Pirelli Calendar. I wasn't very familiar with Terry Richardson's work myself (but had seen some of these pictures without knowing who took them, I liked them then and I like them even more now:))... Everything made so much more sense now that I knew his style. I love the fact that he adopts some kind of raw sensuality and adds humour to it!