Its been a while since we’ve seen a ebony sista modeling on the cover of a fashion magazine. However, Italia Vogue is looking to change that – their July issue will have no white models and in-demand 17 yr. old model Jourdann Dunn will be the covergirl:
An industry source has confirmed to VOGUE.COM that the whisperers are accurate and that Steven Meisel has indeed shot an entire issue featuring black models, in a bid to encourage other magazines to diversify.
Naomi Campbell has always been outspoken about racism in fashion and 17-year-old Dunn, who was famously scouted in the Hammersmith branch of Primark in London, recently added her voice to the debate.
“London’s not a white city so why should all our castings be white? I go to castings and see several black and Asian girls, then I get to the show and look around and there’s just me and maybe one other coloured face,” she told the Evening Standard. “They just don’t get picked. I hope it’s because the designer just didn’t think they were good enough as a model but I don’t know.” SOURCE
I look forward to this issue, and hopefully it will lead some type of change…
EVA MODELS HAIR PRODUCTS
And speaking of Top Models, check out this new photoshoot Eva Pigford did for hair company Phlaunt Hair. Check out the site’s blog entry on their day with Eva and see her prepping up for the shoot (thanx to reader Eboni for the tip!)…
H&M STORES IN ATLANTA
Good news for boys and girls in Atlanta, H&M has finally opened a store there! The new store is located at North Point Mall and opened last week on May 8th. The first 200 shoppers received gift cards valued between $10 and $250.
The Atlantic Station two-story location is on the way and you may want to get there early – the first 300 shoppers get gift cards worth up to $500.