diversity

#TBT Black & South-Asian model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 2

Hopefully you’ve read my earlier post on this, “#TBT Black model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 1“. If not, take a look!

#TBT Black & South-Asian model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 2

I like it when magazines try to acknowledge the diversity of their readership and communicate that diversity is beautiful.  In this continuation I’ll be looking at Vogue Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar (UK editions) which are all magazines I subscribe to.

#TBT Black & South-Asian model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 2

 

The February 2016 Vogue had two features worth mentioning. The first stood out for me as the whole “New Beginnings” fashion feature was centred around two curly-haired beauties. I’m always looking for curly hair in magazines having grown up being told by the media that only straight hair is beautiful (which is not true of course).  There is also an ethnic mix between the two models. Then, the “Colour by Numbers” feature was solely fronted by Linesy Montero who was in high demand in 2015 into 2016 so hopefully that will continue this year.

#TBT Black & South-Asian model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 2

#TBT Black & South-Asian model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 2

In March’s edition we saw Pooja Mor in the “Kind of Blue” fashion feature and she was also rocking gorgeous curls. Clearly 2016 was a good year for curls in Vogue! Finally, I’ve shared with you a few pages from the Vogue 100 Classic Pieces fashion feature.

 

 

Harper’s Bazaar in February 2016 featured an image of Lineisy Montero backstage at the Chloe show. Not groundbreaking but I mention it because the image is beautiful and wanted an excuse to share it. Then in March we got lots of Lineisy! She was the sole model for the beauty feature “Spring’s Fresh Face” and was one of three models in the “Under Construction” fashion feature. As with everything in Bazaar, the models and the images were just so beautiful. In April, a model with hair that resembles my current curl pattern showed us the “10 things we love”, “we” being Bazaar and hopefully the reader too. For some reason I didn’t keep the page with items 9 & 10 therefore I lost the name of the model. Finally, September’s edition features Alecia Morais wearing her natural hair (as far as I can tell) in the atmospheric fashion feature called “Brave the Elements”.

#TBT Black & South-Asian model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 2

#TBT Black & South-Asian model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 2

I would ask Harper’s Bazaar to keep up the good work – I want to keep seeing women I can relate to.

It’s clear that I love physical magazines – reading on a tablet is just not the same. By now you’re probably wondering whether I also read magazines aimed specifically at black women and the answer is yes! I regularly buy and read Black Beauty & Hair, Black Hair and New African Woman and  have started reading and liking Pride Magazine so will definitely buy more. Are there any others you would recommend?

#TBT Black & South-Asian model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 2

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#TBT Black and South Asian model-spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 1

Hello Fashion Monthly magazine, shanina shaik, leomie anderson, diversity, fashion, model, beauty, black skin, brown beauty, darker skin, asian beauty, HFM, stylist, elle

In this Throwback Thursday post, I take a look at how black models featured in print in 2016. In short, it is clear to me that progress is being made, in some magazines more so than in others.

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Diversity in Beauty and Fashion 2016

diversity black indian asian models elle magazine

Last year in December I went through a year’s worth of magazines that I had bought to catch up on my reading to recap on the trends and to seek inspiration.

One thing I noticed was that towards the end of 2015 and into 2016 there was a real effort to be more diverse in fashion and beauty. There were more darker-skinned beauties on the catwalks, in fashion and beauty features and in advertisements in most of the magazines. There were even diversity features in themselves.

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Fashion, off-topic

Off-Topic: 2016-2017 Autumn/Winter Fashion Trends

tashas face stylist live fashion show catwalk finale

You might already know that I went to Stylist Live twice this year, once as a standard ticket holder and again as a VIP.  That meant I got to see my favourite part twice – the catwalk show.  Yes, I know a couple of months have passed since Stylist Live 2016 but that has just given me the opportunity to see how Stylist curated their show against what the magazines say the trends are. I’m happy to say that my favourites are still featuring in current editions of magazines!

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Events

Afro Hair & Beauty Live Show 2016

The Afro Hair and Beauty Live 2016 Show
The Afro Hair and Beauty Live 2016 Show Guide

This year I attended the Afro Hair & Beauty Live Show 2016.  The show has been running for 35 years!  It always features lots of hair and beauty products with live entertainment throughout on the main stage and you can attend seminars, all included in the price on the ticket. For the stage shows and seminars, it’s a matter of first come first served- no prior booking required.

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Comment, Lips

Handbag Swap Lip Colours April 2015

Handbag Swap Lip Colours April 2015
Handbag Swap Lip Colours April 2015

This post is a little late but I still want to share with you my bag swap moment! I decided that my faithful Mango black patent bag was too large for purpose these days so after a lot of walking around the shops culminating with painful deliberation in Debenhams, I bought cute yellow Jasper Conran bag which I think is perfect for summer (I can only find the blue and black versions on line and I think I want the blue one too!). The purpose was to try to carry less so we’ll see if that works. When I tipped out my Mango bag this is what I found:

 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 07 Nude-ist which is currently my favourite nude

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 05 Ole flamingo which is my current favourite out of all of my lip colours!

Bourjois Rouge Aqua Laque 07 Fuchsia Perche which I didn’t wear for very long because I just didn’t have the time to re-touch

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Velvet in Burning Lava although I’m not sure why this was in my bag because I haven’t worn it for ages

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Velvet in Orange-ology

Sleek Pout Polish in 958 The Show which is currently my favourite tinted lip balm

 

So you can see I am sticking with a few favourites at the moment. Let’s see how many make it into my new bag!

 

Colour, Coral, Fashion

Outfit to Match the Face Easter 2015

Outfit to Match the Face Easter 2015
Outfit to Match the Face Easter 2015

This Easter I was in a coral mood. I bought a coral dress from Oasis and wore it with my dark coral Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in 538 Ravishing Rose and brown pointed court shoes.

On the rest of my face I wore:

  • No7 Instant Radiance Foundation in Deeply Honey
  • Clinique all about eyes concealer in 08 Deep Honey
  • Bourjois 1 seconde mascara in black
  • Kiko Make Up Milano Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in 06
  • Soap and Glory Smoulder Kohl waterproof eyeliner in Cocoa Bean on the lower lash line and eyebrows (I was in a rush!)
  • Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush in 115 Smouldering Plum

Fresh, quick and simple!

Coral car selfie
Coral car selfie
Black, Fashion, Green

Outfit to Match the Face: January 2014

Outfit to Match the Face: January 2014
Outfit to Match the Face: January 2014

OK, so it’s a little late! This outfit goes with the Easy Grey and Black Eyes.  I wore:

  • Lime green oversized short sleeved knitwear from Zara
  • High-waist nylon tricot leggings from American Apparel
  • Killer heeled ankle boots from Betty Jackson Black at Debenhams
  • Spike necklace from Accessorize
  • Large rectangle grey stone cocktail ring from Monsoon
  • Clear sparkly cocktail ring from Dorothy Perkins
  • Large bright green flower ring – possibly from Accessorize – I cant remember!

How would you wear lime green?

Easy Grey and Black Eyes
Easy Grey and Black Eyes

 

Easy Grey and Black Eyes
Easy Grey and Black Eyes