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Two words come to mind when we think of Tina Turner: fierce and fabulous! So who better to take on the larger than life essence of Ms. Turner than the equally awe-inspiring Joan Smalls, the number one supermodel in the world?
We can’t think of anyone better! The spread, shot by Tom Munro and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, shows Joan donning a blonde cropped wig similar to Turner’s rock star cropped cut and an abundance of gold jewelry that would make Trinidad James jealous.
We’re loving the energy that is radiating through the spread and it looks like Joan was having a blast. Who wouldn’t have fun being able to channel the queen of rock n’ roll? You can catch Joan in the September issue of V Magazine which hits newsstands today!
See the rest of Joan Smals’ editorial spreed at StyleBlazer.com
Legendary supermodel Iman says that it’s time to take a stand. According to a report on Jezebel, 82.7 percent of models in Fall/Winter Fashion Week were white, while Asian models were 9.1 percent, black models were six percent (falling from 8.2 percent in 2012), and Latina models were only two percent of the supermodels walking the runway. And while some of the top models in the world are of color, including Joan Smalls (who was ranked the number one model on models.com), the runways still manage to stay the same. Because of that, Iman says there needs to be a major change, and she’s saying that until it happens, folks need to start boycotting these fashion labels so they can feel the hit in their pockets. Here’s what she told Vogue:
“It feels to me like the times need a real hard line drawn like in the Sixties, by saying if you don’t use black models, then we boycott. If you engage the social media, trust me, it will hurt them in their pockets. If you take it out there, they will feel the uproar.
There is something terribly wrong. We have a President and a First Lady who are black. You would think things have changed, and then you realise[sic] that they have not. In fact, things have gone backwards.”
This story about the lack of diversity on runways is as old as time, and while I’d love to see more women of color killing it in major fashion shows, you can’t make people put folks in their shows if they don’t want to and if they aren’t keeping them out because of malicious intent. But then again, there are plenty of black designers out here to support if the actions of these major labels aren’t floating your boat…just saying!
What do you think of Iman’s comments?
Most celebs are some good-looking folks. And while we enjoy their brand of attractive for as long as they’re in the spotlight, who is going to carry on that beautiful tradition in the years to come? Babies, babies and more babies. With news of some of Hollywood’s most attractive people hopping on the baby train in 2013, we decided to take a look at 15 wildly pretty couples who we can’t wait to bring a little one into the world. And no we’re not trying to perpetuate the whole baby mama/baby daddy phenomenon that’s going on, we’re just saying these folks will have some cute babes worth talking about whether they decide to put marriage before the carriage or not.
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Over the summer (and with much fanfare,) MTV announced the relaunch of the network’s legendary fashion show House Of Style. To ramp up the nostalgic love for this late ’80s and early ’90s style-obsessed show, MTV opened up their archives and streamed all 12 seasons on MTV.com. After much anticipation, the first episode of the new season has finally aired. In the premiere, our illustrious hosts, models Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss, take us backstage for Paris Fashion Week and give us behind the scenes runway magic at Stella McCartney’s and Jean Paul Gaultier’s shows.
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Although her forbidden fruit seems dangerously tempting, Joan Smalls’ romantic ensembles and doe-eyed expression are more Snow White than evil queen. The supermodel tempts On The Road star Sam Riley in Dazed & Confused magazine’s October issue, in an editorial that seems set in a beautiful dark and twisted fantasy. She transitions seamlessly from strong and ferocious to soft and feminine in every still, rocking Stella McCartney and a superwoman leather jumpsuit by Valentino. Joan has continually knocked it out of the park this year, and it’s been exciting to watch her work! It’s probably not best to mess with a leather clad girl with a German shepherd.
For more photos, head over to StyleBlazer.com.
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Socialite and businesswoman Angela Simmons attended the 13th annual Art For Life Gala in the Hamptons this past weekend looking uber-colorful and “blinged” out. To the event she rocked this cream dress with a beaded skirt and ruched detailing on the bust. There were also beaded elements draped from the bottom of the skirt that gave it an extra fancy Showgirls costume look. On her feet were satin blue peep-toe pumps, and she brought out her most fabulous diamonds with iced-out bracelets, bangles, a ring and earrings. This is definitely a creative and fun look, and the satin blue pumps brought out the blue in the dress. I could see myself rocking something like this for a night on the town. Steal!
Style to Steal or Girl, Stop: Zoe Saldana, Lauryn Hill, M.I.A. & More Get Très Chic in Paris, Philly and Berlin
What a fashionable week it has been! Blame it on the fact that it is Paris Fashion Week, as well as Fashion Week in Berlin, and then some of our favorite ladies were just out and about dressing anything but traditional. Let’s take a look through some very exotic, very fierce and maybe even questionable style choices from the week.
Model Joan Smalls showed up at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 shows wearing these colorfully printed bottoms with wedge heels that had a strap across the foot, and she threw this sheer long-sleeved top on for a complete look. To bring it all together, she pulled out her favorite small black clutch and wore her hair down, looking soft and sleek. I love how laid back but still appropriate this ensemble is, and even without jewelry, she’s still killing it. Steal!
Just a few weeks ago, we were celebrating the fact that Vogue Italia was featuring Joan Smalls, a model of color, on the cover of this month’s issue, the first woman of color to grace the magazine after four years.
Turns, out we may have to take that praise right back because the actual “Haute Mess” spread is a bit stereotypical at best. Looking at the pictures, which seem like they could come straight out of the movie “BAPS”, you just have to wonder, what messages was Vogue Italia trying to send?
Check out the pics at StyleBlazer.com and let us know what you think.
Are these images too much?
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Well isn’t she a sight to behold! This pretty young thing is none other than Puerto Rican beauty, Joan Smalls. Smalls is a pretty big deal considering she’s the first woman of color to cover Vogue Italia in four years. While this is definitely a side eye moment for Vogue Italia, (four years, really?) we’re certainly proud of Smalls’ accomplishments.
Photographed by Steven Miesel for his “Haute Mess” spread, you can catch Smalls on the March issue of the book.
Smalls tweeted about her cover saying:
OMG! Woke up this morning and saw this. Dreams do come true…
Are you feeling the cover?
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We must give props where props are due. It’s no secret that there aren’t many ethnic models snatching up campaign gigs in the high fashion world. Yet, three beautiful ethnic divas – Fatima Said, Joan Smalls and Naomi Campbell – have done just that. They each are starring in their own Spring 2012 campaigns! Fatima has been tapped by Herve Leger, the king of the bandage dress. Joan Smalls teams up with model Saskia de Brauw for iconic label, Chanel. While Naomi Campbell joins four other models (Karen Elson, Kristen NcMenamy and Daphne Groeneveld) to present the latest dramatics of Roberto Cavalli.
View photos from each campaign as these beautiful ladies “werk” like the rent is due! Plus, enjoy behind-the-scenes videos from the Chanel and Roberto Cavalli shoots. If these pics and videos don’t excite you for the upcoming fashion weeks, then I don’t know what will.