Leomie Anderson Defies The Odds With ‘Black Model Survival Kit’
When it comes to calling out the not-so equal opportunity fashion world, British-born, New York City-based model Leomie Anderson has no problem whatsoever sharing her personal gripes with the industry she has a love/hate-like relationship with.
Recently, while wrapping up a hectic week-long journey of New York Fashion Week, the 20-something model took to her personal blog, Cracked China Cup, for a mini rant of what most of us have already either experiencing in our personal lives (as black women) or heard through the grapevine.
To begin, Anderson used Twitter as an outlet to engage her followers for the blog post that would ensue. “Had to ask her straight ‘do you have foundation for my skin tone orrrr?”, she tweeted in regards to the makeup artist that she was working with before storming the runway. “My girl started sweating and said ‘I like to mix brands.'”
“Don’t tell me you’ve been a makeup artist for ten years yet your fingers develop a stutter when I mention brightening my complexion… WE NEED MORE MAKEUP ARTISTS AND HAIR WHO ARE COMPETENT WITH ALL RACES BACKSTAGE AT SHOWS,” she continued.
The Victoria’s Secret model went onto channel those same feelings in a video called “Black Model Survival Kit,” with the goal of helping others “survive the black model mishaps that you come up against.”
Press play on the video above and get into Leomie’s “most cherished products” that have saved her from Fashion Week mishaps.