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.

Crazy.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many years ago was this? I'm just stunned that she was an assistant editor of a magazine from the lily white crop of fashion mags.

Brigitte said...

I honestly can't tell you how old it is. I figure that, at a minimum, it must be six or seven years old.

Charece said...

Yeah that's all apart of being a women your always gonna have something u wanna change about yourself... there so much pressure out there to look a certain way!

Sadia said...

Anon-- you'd be surprised. I often am. There are plenty of Black editrixes traipsing around New York, in the most unlikely of offices. One of the WWD Accessories market editors comes to mind, but I'm forgetting her name at the moment...

I remember this spread from years and years ago (I'm pretty sure Brigitte's estimation of six or seven is right on)-- and thinking that this woman was just so, so gorgeous.

My question is, what on earth did she do to her feet? I wondered then, and wonder now...

Brigitte said...

@sadia

There is a slight scar the cuts horizontally across the skin right above her toes. I'm thinking maybe she had her toes straightened?