Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm Outta Here

To the ten people who read this blog, I apologize for not updating much lately. I'm in the middle of a fashion funk and just can't muster much excitement for the industry, especially with the economy going south for the winter. Also, I'm mad that snot faced Kenley made it to Fashion Week on Project Runway instead of Jerelle.

The family and I will be out of town for two weeks so I won't be updating at all until the end of October. In the meantime, please check out some of my favorite blogs and sites from the right hand columns.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halle is Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive

Halle Berry has been chosen as Esquire's  "Sexiest Woman Alive" this year and will appear on the November issue of the magazine. 

Halle's cover look will re-create a 2000 issue that featured former President and non-Obama supporter Bill Clinton.

Unlike former actresses chosen for this issue, Halle's cover wasn't preceded by a months long campaign revealing photos of  various body parts with clues inviting readers to guess who the the sexiest woman is.  It's not like magazines aren't familiar with whitewashing a model's color away with lighting and Photoshop so I don't see how Halle's brown skin would have been a give away. 

Maybe TPTB at Esquire just don't think a black "sexiest" woman is worth the hype.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Birth of Black Venus

I ripped this page out of an issue of Marie Claire magazines years ago.

Even though I've purged my magazine files many times over the years, I've always hung onto this page. There's just something about this lovely woman that sticks with me.

If you read the scan she just talks about how she's never been happy with the way she looks. She's had a boob job, surgery on her feet, and damaged her body with fad diets.

Nothing was ever enough. It's really easy for me to look at this pic and think "Damn, there is nothing wrong with the way she looks, why is she tripping?" But, if I'm being honest, at thirty-something years old, I still do the same thing to myself every now and then.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hussein Chalayan Spring 2009

I don't usually go in for the more avant-garde shows but Hussein Chalayan's Spring "ready to wear" show sure did put a smile on my face. One can really see the innovation in his creations. They really do belong up on stage because seeing some marginally talented starlet show up in one of these designs would be a major downgrade.