9 posts tagged vogue
Fashion on the Corner- Hip hop and High Fashion Collide
ASAP Rocky and Chanel Iman grace the pages for Vogue for the September issue on newsstands now. Hip hop has influenced high fashion for a long time. Seeing them together reminds me of that every time.
Fashion on The Corner- Vogue’s September Issue Has Models Gasp!!!
So I saw the new Vogue cover and clutched my pearls for two reasons. One, there’s models on the cover. Two, a model of color is included.
Models have long been replaced on glossies by the “it girl” of the moment. This is so refreshing. Maybe it’s the return of the supermodel, although there would never be another era of Naomi, Christy, Linda and Cindy.
But, like I always say, baby steps still covers some distance, it would just take more time.
Hope other mags follow suit.
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of becoming the first African-American woman to land a Vogue cover, Johnson remembers it like it was yesterday.
Fewer models of color are working today. Check out Beverly Johnson’s take on the state of the industry.
Natural Hair on The Corner- Vogue.com Profiles Employee Simone Tetteh
Well I must say Vogue.com has surprised me this week. First, they profiled natural hair beauty Janelle Monae as she was named a Cover Girl and they also profiled Simone Tetteh. Simone who works at Vogue as a Booking Associate (she’s responsible for booking hair stylists and make up artists for photo shoots) is featured in this week’s Five Days, Five Looks, One Girl segment in which Vogue captures the style of a girl during a work week. It is truly refreshing to see her on Vogue’s home page with dark skin and curly hair.
In the feature, Simone shows her versatile style in everything from denim overalls to a long, high slit, yellow dress. Her hair, which she trusts to Dickey at Hair Rules Manhattan is a small fro that’s placed in braids, tied in a scarf, and swept into updos. Having big chopped just a year ago, Tetteh is now growing her hair out and she’s having fun with it. Check out her profile as she rocks frocks from Surface to Air, Opening Ceremony, and H&M along with accessories from Walter Steiger and Nike.
She’s super cute. Bravo to Vogue for showcasing her style and her natural hair. Hit the link below to check out her looks.
***photos and info courtesy of vogue.com***
Fashion News on The Corner - Essie Weingarten Launches Flagship Nail Salon in NYC
The woman who single handedly changed the nail game launched her first flagship nail store inside Samuel Shriqui’s Salon in NYC according to Vogue.com. Samuel Shriqui’s is where her loyal and trusted nail technician Josephine Allen of 20 years is located, so Essie thought what better place for her nail salon to be. The 65th street location has an all white decor with leather chairs named and colored after her fab famous polishes. There’s also a wall of color that holds about 300 of the cleverly named shades. Imagine trying to pick a color for your mani out of that selection. Sheesh that would be a task.
With manicures starting at $32 and pedicures starting at $65 in the city of cheap quick nail fixes would you visit the Essie Flagship? I think I would visit once as a treat because it would be more about the service and experience than the price. But a $100 mani/pedi which would normally cost me about $30 depending on where I go would have me thinking twice about returning.
The Essie Flagship at Samuel Shriqui’s 35 East 65th Street NYC, 212-472-6505
Vogue released a Haute Mess editorial featuring models in hairstyles and fashions that were seen in the Black community. While some are arguing that it’s racist I think that some people really need the mirror to be turned on them so they can see exactly how ridiculous they look. What are your thoughts? Click the link and check it out.
Vogue Africa! Yay!