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Blackness

This is a conversation we need more of: standards of beauty. I would generally advice against young black girls reading beauty magazines that almost always seem to glorify western standards of beauty: straight flowing hair, blonde as beautiful “bombshell”, size zero, plucked symmetrical eyebrows, and so forth. These magazines set a particular standard of beauty that excludes black girls and their entire attendant features of blackness. They seem to shout out—together with their inauspicious “how to lose belly fat”, “how to land the perfect man”, “how to make an entrance”—how to be validated, acknowledged, respected, and celebrated through your physical appearance alone. This has reached an indignant zenith through the glorification of talentless celebrities parading that standard of beauty in useless reality shows.

The media is preoccupied and saturated with images of beauty that are non-representative of an entire race. If your ‘beauty’ is outside of that standard, as a…

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Diveristy for Balmain Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Ad Campaign

the CITIZENS of FASHION

Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn,Ysaunny Brito, Issa Lish, Binx Walton and newcomer Kayla Scott are the cast of Balmain’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 .

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Olivier Rousteing , creative designer at Balmain returned to the modeling world after last season Rihanna was the one starring in the shots of the ad campaign .

With this new ad campaign shot by Mario Sorrenti , Rousteing is touching a sensitive subject in the fashion world : diversity . And with this diverse cast of models he just did it very well. At the end he is “a black guy in a very important French House,” as the designer himself comments. Supporting this cause just makes sense.

Stylist of the campaign became the very famous Katie Grand while Paul Hanlon took care of the hair, and Lucia Pieroni , makeup.

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Valentino Accessories Resort 2015 Collection

Gorgeous!

the CITIZENS of FASHION

Valentino Resort 2015 collection 2015 is a masterpiece of elegance and fun audacity. A world of colors, flowers, lace, decorations, set for day and night, work and leisure. There is everything and more in a collection that is a tribute to one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, Frida Kahlo.

A little ‘gipsy and a little’ bohemian, Valentino’s resort 2015 woman. A mood 70s, there are indeed references to a parade of ’73. Colors are so well-matched and expertly printed on luxurious fabrics.

“Individuality remains a central point in our stylistic path,” Chiuri said, with Piccioli adding, “We are fascinated by the figure of the female artist, a character able to live following her own schemes and rules, not subjected to any kind of protocol.” ( Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli , creative directors at Valentino )

ALL IMAGES :  Kyle Ericksen

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