Obama was inspiration for Black Vogue Italia issue.

July 25, 2008

Don’t you just get tired of this people? Black models have been around for eons and now the agencies are inspired because of Obama? Stupid is as stupid does, isn’t it?  In Paris, there are endless statues of Nubian princesses and now Obama is the inspiration for thinking black women are beautiful?

Do these people expect to be congratulated for throwing a one-issue bone to black models? [Read more]

Vogue Italia: 10,000 more copies of “All black Issue”

July 19, 2008

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Quick, name what geeks and fashionistas were lining up for this weekend. The new iphone and the “All Black” Vogue Italia Issue.

Condé Nast prepped accordingly for the increased consumer curiosity surrounding the themed issue, where Steven Meisel shot the likes of Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek, Jourdan Dunn, Liya Kebede, Veronica Webb and upcoming names like Sessilee Lopez and Toccara Jones. [Read more]


July 10, 2008

SECRET DIARY OF MARIO TESTINOFamed photographer Mario Testino, who has photographed everyone from Gisele to Madonna and shoots for almost every issue of Vogue, chronicled his jet-set life from the end of May to late June for the Independent.

Testino, who edited and photographed the entire June German Vogue issue, flew off to Berlin for the issue’s launch early last month. The theme of the issue was “sex” and the Peruvian designer says he felt more than comfortable with that theme given that he draws a great deal of inspiration from Helmut Newton. He adds that both he and Helmut are Scorpios, and that people often say that Scorpios are very sexual. [Read more]