over 30 years later, the song still rocks.
the song was written back in '77 and inspired by the prostitutes outside of the band's hotel while they were in paris for a show.
the first is clearly a response to the lack of love our beauties of color tend to get in the industry, vogue black. vogue black will mainly feature black models from past to present.
vogue curvy shows love to our thicker and otherwise, normal sized icons. no size 0s which you typically see on the runway here.
and vogue talents showcases emerging designers. i'm pretty excited about this one.
check them out. what do you think?
yooooo! are you serious? are these not the hottest leggings you've seen ever? he's 21 and hails from nyc. his grandmomma taught him how to sew at the tender age of 13. he showed 15 sizzling, contemporary looks at this past fashion week in nyc. his name is ringing bells everywhere in fashion-land. andre leon talley already voiced this designer as a great choice for our first lady. big fashion names have rocked his threads - lady gaga, rihanna, amber rose. i love it. an indie designer explodes and is undeniably fierce. i'm so inspired. i gushed about naeem khan's work a few days ago; i just may have found yet another favorite designer.
yeh. laquan is going places. ask about him.
i need the black sequin jumpsuit. no, really. i do.
check out his site: laquansmith.com and tell me this man ain't dope.
as you can see, they went for different looks. ashley rocked a tulle, taupe gown - vintage christian lacroix!! - and mary kate rocked a goth look in an all black lanvin dress (she's looking very madonna'ish in the face, agree?)
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her name is donyale luna. so she said. although her birth certificate claimed otherwise, she insisted that her father (who was killed when she was 18) had a last name of luna.
in fact she spent most of her short life denying her african-american heritage. this was a well known fact. a family member once described luna as being a "very weird child, even from birth, living in wonderland, a dream." and so in her crafted wonderland, she became an exotic mixture of several different heritages, a wonderland that took her far away from peggy anne freeman, the beautiful, but troubled detroit-born girl.
still, today we know her as the first african-american model. in 1964, soon after photographer, david mccabe, discovered her on the street, she was off to new york city and booking modeling gigs left and right. a sketch of her appeared on the cover of harper's bazaar in 1965. and in 1966, she became the first black model to grace the cover of british vogue.
luna's acting career bustled in the late 60s into the early 70s. she appeared in several andy warhol movies, federico fellini's fellini satyricon, the rolling stones rock and roll circus, skidoo and salome. when asked by a new york times journalist if she thought her success in hollywood films would help the cause of other black actresses, luna responded:
who can forget this scene when the jiggaboos battled the wanna-bes. natural vs. artificial. dark vs. light. nappy vs. straight. classic scene. check it out:
it was hot. pebbles had a few hits actually. i loved love makes things happen and always. most know that she's la reid's ex but few know she created one of the hottest girl group's of all time: no, not destiny's stepchildren, but tlc. and her cousin is one of our favorite old school singers - cherelle.
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and come on yawl, let's sing it like ms. pat ... do you wannna riiiide in my mercedes boy, ride ride, tell me what you gonna do ...
the ladies of terry mcmillan's waiting to exhale are back! and i'm stoked. the sequel, getting to happy, hits bookstores in september. i'll be first in line (more like online) for my copy.