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The long awaited Vogue Black Issue is here! Italian Vogue editor, Franca Sozzani came up with the idea after talking with Naomi Campbell, as a way to offer “space to another type of beauty.” Apparently, the fashion industry has a preference for Eastern European models with “blonde hair and long legs.” You don’t say!
Despite this being a Black Issue, there is an obvious lack of black models in the ads though ad pages were up 30% for this issue. According to the NY Times, photographer Steven Meisel says "I have asked my advertising clients so many times, ‘Can we use a black girl?’ They say no. The concern is that consumers will resist the product. It all comes down to money.” Pick up a copy of Vogue
My Italian isn't great, so I understand only a small percentage of the articles. There's an article on the new Spike Lee film, Miracle at St. Anna, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped behind enemy lines in WWII after one of the soldiers risks his life to save an Italian boy. There’s a retrospective on Yves St. Laurent. There’s a spotlight young black models (see picture of Hollis). If that’s not enough, there are photos galore! Meisel’s spread, Modern Luxe, features Liya Kebede, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn, Naomi Campbell, Iman, Alek Wek, Pat Cleveland, Chanel Iman, Veronica Webb, Tyra Banks, and Karen Alexander. Ms Tocara from ANTM even gets a spread. Be sure to visit NY Times and Jezebel.com if you’re interested in seeing more pictures.
It's an expensive issue at 20 buckaroos, but it does come with a directory of Fall and Winter 2008 looks from Milano,
Each time I go to McKenna’s on Savin Hill Ave, I’m surprised by how the customers offer the perfect snapshot of style as it is relevant to the residents of Dot.
Simplicity works every time. Tommy caught my eye as I was while waiting in line at McKenna’s. Couldn’t choose which picture to post, so here are two.
I’m not the only one who noticed coach Löw’s fashionable ways. There I was in the North End watching the Germany/Portugal game eating fresh Pizzeria Regina pizza drinking some wine and these guys are totally enraptured when I start talking about the darts in Löw’s shirts. Were his shirts specifically tailored for him? We’re they Gucci, Versace? It didn’t seem likely that a German coach would wear Italian designers, but my male friends had no answers. They simply liked the coach’s shirts.
My research didn’t bring me any closer to the truth. That is until I talked with a German friend over a fabulous BBQ hosted by my debonair friend, Alex. My German friend Isa explained that when she was home in
Some men look like waiters in a simple black pants and white shirts. Some waiters look stylish and sexy in a simple white shirt. Simply, it all comes down to style. Löw’s got plenty of it.Source: