Monday, June 30, 2008

Italia Vogue = Black Models

Hey ladies,

I have been meaning to post this, but you know I am lazy. Anyway. Please make sure you get the new Italia Vogue - July issue. It is an all black issue. Here is a story on it.

There has been a huge drop off of black models in fashion magazines and the runway and this magazine is going ALL black. It will drop tomorrow here in the states.

I will not tell you that I ran around like crazy last week in 3 1/2 inch heels trying to get this magazine because I thought it dropped last Thursday (came out in Europe) and I HAD to have it. I went to many Magazine places in the city thinking they carried it, but nope. So, I went to old faithful Borders and yup, they carried it, but did not have the July issue on the stands. DAMN my toes.

Anyway, I will be getting two prints - one I can thumb through and one as a collectors item because it is no telling when this will happen again.



Anonymous said...

It is fabulous that the July issue is the all black issue, black models need just as much coverage as everyone else! Although Vogue is not the major arbiter of equality, but at least it is a step in the right direction. There defiantly needs to be more “Bianca’s” recognized in the industry.
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Virtuous said...

Now that is fabulous!
I will be grabbing a copy too! Thanks for the heads up!

LOL @ your toes! Haha!

Cas... said...

O.K. Now I will go buy an issue for sure. I usually don't read Vogue but I think this instance would be good for all!

cici said...

looking forward to this issue.. thanks :D

KimT said...

on my way to get this issue. Its way past time. It is really a shame that we are in the new millineum, still fighting the same old tired fight. But, we fight on!

Knitaholictoo said...

Thanks for the heads up...grabbin' my copy!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the FYI... I will check out borders tomorrow.

I'm with you on experimenting with my toes, and just don't polish my finger nails, since the polish is always chipping.

Thanks for the lovely compliment on my jacket.