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Blogs that make a difference

August 13, 2008

You might be sick of the issue of racial diversity in the modeling world in the recent months, but as things are getting more balanced, I think we should not forget about some fashion bloggers that have been supporting asian/black models. They might not have as much impact as Vogue Italia but they surely deserve a mention for their effort.

Runway Models

Marie Fuema at Oscar de la Renta resort

This 6800 members strong LJ community is known for the runway and model images. Just recently, a lot of new and underrated black models’ pictures and profiles have been posted. Sabina Karlsson, Mia Niara, Marie Fuema… I didn’t notice how gorgeous all of them are until I saw their closeups and editorials in this community. And what a waste that Vogue Italia couldn’t squeeze all of them into that issue.

These are fashion blogs by Chic Noir and Brigitte respectively. Not only do they blog mostly about black models & celebs, they also express their views on the issue. Like what Brigitte would say Is it just me? Or do you wonder where these people are looking when they claim that they can’t find any black models?”. You got to give it her. Moreover, I also learned about interesting trivias like how many black Miss Universe Winners are there, from Chic Noir.

Hye Park for Tiffany Fall 08′

Simply look through all the editorials, cover and campaigns of many asian models from major to minor, and you will know why Christian Siriano professed ”asians are fierce”.


One last thing, have you ever wonder, why are there so few black designers out there? In fact, I can’t even think of one that is in the major league…

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Fashion Haw permalink
    August 13, 2008 7:37 pm

    I think Black and Asian models make all the difference on a runway.Its often said that things seem to be changing but there’s still a lack of black and asian models.3 or 4 attract attention for awhile and then…zilch.My jaw dropped for Sessilee Lopez recently but no big feed back on her either.
    As for black designers,well there’s Patrick Robinson,Tracy Reese,Stephen Burrows,Kimora half korean Lee,the late great Patrick Kelly for those who remember,Xuly Bet,Kevan Hall,Ozwald Boating,Joe Casely Hayford…no I’m not going to add in Sean diddy Combs.

  2. August 13, 2008 9:29 pm

    Thanks for the mention. I love your blog too. I guess you know that because of comment often.

    Thanks for the mention.

  3. August 14, 2008 6:12 am

    Thanks for the mention!!

    Black designers in NYC who are fairly successful: <a href=””Tracey Reese and new GAP designer, Patrick Robinson.

  4. August 14, 2008 6:13 am

    Opps! Bad hyperlink code. 😦

  5. August 14, 2008 1:02 pm

    THANK YOU!!!, for sharing this info. DIVERSITY is the rule of the Universe!!!

  6. August 14, 2008 1:08 pm

    how about Haider Ackermann? 🙂

  7. August 14, 2008 1:12 pm

    oh btw, i dont know why, but i automatically thought of LAGERFELD when i saw “black designers” LOOOOL.

    oh lagerfeld, how we hate and love you.

  8. August 14, 2008 7:30 pm

    Thanks for mentioning my blog. It’s in great company up there 🙂

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