Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Catwalk colour quota eclipses Brazil's bikinis

The controversy over representation of black models on catwalks all over the world continues, this time in Brazil!

SAO PAULO: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Madonna's "toyboy" Jesus Luz have opened Latin America's top fashion show, but the focus is more on race than the racy summerwear and celebrities.

The Sao Paulo Fashion Week has imposed quotas requiring at least 10 per cent of the models be black or indigenous. The measure was brought in after intense pressure from anti-racism groups and Brazilian prosecutors who blasted the SPFW's bias to white models.

Previously, only a handful of black models were among the 350 on the catwalk - usually less than 3 per cent in a country where nearly 50 per cent of the population is of African descent.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Article:Men prefer average sized women over fashion models and Playboy centrefolds, claim scientists

Researchers found that men preferred the shape of ordinary women, equivalent to dress size 14, than so-called super-attractive models, according to a study that compared the body shapes of ordinary women, Playboy centrefolds, models from the 1920s and 1990s and glamour girls.

Professor Rob Brooks at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues, asked 100 male students to judge the attractiveness of 201 line drawings of female torsos with different hip, waist and shoulder measurements.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yves St. Laurent, Givenchy and the Black Models of Today

Interesting article about the lack of representation of black models:

These great ladies also served as the inspiration for a new (albeit smaller class) of black models in the 90’s such as Naomi Campbell, Chrystele,Waris Dirie, Tyra, Lana Ogilvie, Gail O’neil, Anna Getaneh, Claudia Mason, Alek and others waiting in the wings.

So what happened?? Why are the runways and cover pages today void of beautiful women of color? We were accepted in the 70’s, 80’s and early nineties. Were we a trend? Black shoppers spend $20 billion on apparel each year- despite not seeing ourselves represented on runways and print ads. The urban purchasing power isn’t a trend or insignificant.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sexy Sasha and Suni - DynastySeries TV

See more of Sasha on her official site! Suni is on Model Mayhem.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bikini Under the Bridge 2009 Pre-Party (Meet The Models)

Event: Bikini Under the Bridge Pre-Party Location: The Aviator, Brooklyn, NY Date: June 6, 2009 Bikini Under the Bridge returns to Brooklyn, NY on July 12, 2009. Be sure to attend.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ajia Nicole - XXL June Eyecandy of the Month

Download HQ scans from: Dynasty Series