These things start innocently, I was in Century 21 getting washcloths. I found a great deal on periwinkle 100% Egyptian cotton for .69. Then I wandered into designer shoes. Who am I kidding I went out the store. Maybe to Sushi Bento and went in the designer shoe department in the basement. The designers shoes are 75% off. I know not to go there! I've always been loyal to Manolo Blahnik so sexy and elegant. I have a side thing with Stuart Weitzman but that's just boots. I went and fell for a pair of Gucci sandals. So impractical and decadent. There was another time to with a pair of Diors sandals. I have to walk so slow and I love it. Now Manolo's teamed up with Rihanna on a new shoe collection. I know I will be good.
The first black model to grace the cover of British Vogue
was Donyale Luna in 1966. Donyale
went on to star in movies directed by Otto Preminger, Federico Fellini and Andy
Warhol, before the end of her short tumultuous life. The cover of Vogue is the pinnacle of any model’s career.
The honor can lead to high-end fashion and beauty contracts, film, TV and commercial
roles and entrepreneurial enterprises.
The first African American model on the cover of American Vogue was
Beverly Johnson. Her career
achievements include film and TV roles, two beauty books and a successful hair product
line. Beverly is the star of a
reality show on OWN“Beverly’s Full House”. real
estate entrepreneur. The second African American model to score a Vogue cover was Peggy Dillard. Peggy is now a successfulHer Harlem salon, Turning Heads was on the vanguard of the natural hair
movement. Somalian beauty Iman is
also a multi hyphenate talent. Iman is an actress, author and CEO of Iman
Cosmetics. Many Vogue…
Marilyn Monroe, Raquel Welch , Pam Grier, Brigette Bardot, Farrah Fawcett and Sophia Loren. Those gorgeous goddesses who are beautiful, talented and curvaceous of course. The women who inspire dreams, lived our fantasies, redefine fashion, reinvent sexy and start a rebellion on screen. Where are the Sex Symbols?
Last year I remembered a documentary I saw produced by Antoine Fuqua called, "Bastards of the Party" about the Bloods and the Crips. The director, a former gang member felt the gang turf wars grew out of the restless generation that came after The
Black Panther Party who patrolled to monitor police brutality during the civil rights era. I thought it was fascinating it got me to thinking about Huey P. Newton co-founder and Minister of Self Defense of The Black Panther Party. I started reading everything on his life and work. Truly a labor of love one book on Eldridge Cleaver (Eldridge Cleaver author of Soul on Ice and Minister of Information became a Republican ) would lead me to a book on Geronimo Pratt and on to a book about his lawyer Johnnie Cochran and so on. I read Alondra Nelson' book, “Body and Soul The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination” for her extensive research on the Party's healthcare activism. Tumbler is a great source for …