Thursday, September 29, 2011

Preserving Our Image: Artist Renee Cox


Artist and Activist, Renee Cox

As a lover of all things beautiful and also controversial, one can not but truly admire the beauty and courage of artist and activist Renee Cox. Renee is another one of those artist that loves to push her audiences buttons and to inspire them with her thought provoking works of art. She presents the truth which oftentimes is hard for many people to handle even though they're in a perpetual state of denial. To learn more about this magnificent woman click here.

Below are some of my favorites:
"Liberation of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben"

"Mother Of Us All"

"Chillin With Liberty"

"Mother Land"




Photos: Renee Cox

Rose Cordero For Marie Claire Italia


Rose is on fire in her latest editorial for Marie Claire Italia.





Photos: FM


You can see more of the editorial here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Man of the Hour: Presenting Balmain's Olivier Rousteing

 Olivier Rousteing has been more elusive than what's his name. No one knew what he looked like beyond the company's publicity photo. Finally, we get to see the real Olivier and the fashion world is waiting to see what he will show during Paris Fashion Week.




Photo:VOGUE

Fashion News: The Limited Introduces Eloquii

The Limited is now introducing it's latest foray into the under served plus size or shall I say curvy size clothing for women simply named Eloquii. Eloquii will offer clothing for women in sizes 14W to 24W and maintain the same design aesthetic of the Limited brand.
Check here for more information.




Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fro News: Aevin Dugas for The Times Picayune





The Beautiful Aevin Dugas

I wondered when NOLA.com would do a story about the Guinness World record holder of the worlds largest Afro, Miss Aevin Dugas and it seems that they finally did. Love the photos and now bloggers everywhere have new ones to see. Congrats to Aevin!

Photos:NOLA.COM

Monday, September 19, 2011

"The June Ambrose Project" Is A Go!

We've heard the whispers about June Ambrose's impending show, now her show for VH1 will now become a reality. VH1 is teaming up with the reigning queen of celebrity style, June Ambrose


Known as much more than simply a stylist, June has been styling and designing wardrobe for some of the biggest names in pop culture for over two decades. Throughout June's career celebrities such as The Dave Matthews Band, Sean CombsAlicia KeysKelly RipaKim Cattrall, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige and countless others have all sought June's expert advice. "The June Ambrose Project" (working title), a half-hour docu-series, is scheduled to premiere in early 2012. 



In addition to makeovers, viewers will get to see how June juggles her family life, CEO of her celebrity styling house Mode Squad and her burgeoning empire. Adding to June's to-do list is a record label, books and a plethora of assignments ranging from celebrity clients, fashion shows and photoshoots to emergency style interventions. Read more here.


Will this be 'must watch' T.V. and will any of you tune in?


Source: PR Newswire

Fro News:Julia Sarr-Jamois for VOGUE US-OCTOBER 2011

What a pleasant surprise to see the fashion editor of Wonderland Magazine, Julia Sarr-Jamois in the October issue of VOGUE US. Julia is featured in the editorial Sparkling Personalities, which was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and also features seven other trendsetting fashion personalities such as popular model/photographer Hanneli Mustaparta who are depicted as modern women who wear today's gems their way. Julia is also featured in the October issue of VOGUE UK.

Monday, September 12, 2011

And the Winner Is..... Miss Angola Leila Lopes!

Miss Angola Leila Lopes
My house was all screams when it came down to the last two contestants in the Miss Universe pageant. I glanced at the television in the other room and went back to my room because I was tense just for those few minutes and when the screaming got louder, I knew by now that Miss Angola had won.
Parabéns!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tika Sumpter, Rutina Wesley and Naturi Naughton for ESSENCE Magazine



I can't believe my October issue ESSENCE Magazine arrived earlier than usual. Not only is the cover of Mrs. Obama beautiful, but the editorial featuring Tika Sumpter, Rutina Wesley and Naturi Naughton in a Super Fly editorial is fantabulous! The editorial was shot by Tim Peterson and styled by the uber stylish Agnes Cammock.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Joan Smalls for ELLE UK

I've been waiting for a while for one of my favorite models to grace a few of the more popular fashion magazines and it seems that I got my wish. Kudos to Joan for her ELLE cover. I wonder when the American versions of ELLE, VOGUE and the other so called fashion magazines are going to do the same??? Celebrity covers of the same three or four celebrities don't compel me to subscribe to nor buy their magazines any more.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thandie Newton For Louis Vuitton's Double Exposure Series




I'm loving the vintage feel of these photos of Thandie Newton for Louis Vuitton's Double Exposure series because they look just like many of the photos that we have in our homes of our ancestors. The project, which debuted with artist Sam Taylor Wood earlier this year, creates two "portraits" of the sitter: one a literal portrait, using a 19th Century photographic technique called the collodion wet plate process; and the other a portrait of the subject's inner self, in a film where the sitter reveals their most treasured possessions and the story behind them.

Source:VOGUE UK
Photos: Louis Vuitton

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