We’re Dolled up in Vogue Italia, yet again

31 Jul
Vogue Italia is back again for another tribute to black beauty. It was exactly one year ago when “Vogue: Black Issue” was released last July and sold out countless newsstands for their praise of all beautiful things in brown. I was so giddy with excitement that I took a picture of every page to commemorate the honor (think I’m kidding check? Check my facebook album).

I’m just as excited for this issue, however, I’m hoping that black models and designers will become a more permanent part of fashion versus a supplement (as with this) or a cover every now and then.

Nonetheless, the anniversary issue of the Black Issue pays homage to the iconic Barbie that has been an integral part of young girls’ imagination across the globe since 1967. However, it was not until 1980 that little African American girls were able to get their hands on the first Black barbie, Francie. Still Vogue couldn’t have made timing more perfect than this as the Barbie brand turns 50 years old this year (doesn’t she look good, not a wrinkle to be seen!)
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And FYI for all you barbie collectors, a new collection of Black Barbie dolls called “So in Style” dolls will be launched later this year. The dolls will feature a more ethnic look with more authentic black features for their hair, lips and nose.

Can’t wait to get my hands on both this issue and a “So in Style” doll!
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One Response to “We’re Dolled up in Vogue Italia, yet again”

  1. Mea Karnley August 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    ohh Cant wait for the “So in style” barbies! we should get one for Myra!

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