tmbt: beautiful is beautiful
A New York Times article posted yesterday, June 18, talks about the June issue of Italian Vogue that features all black models and delves into the question: why isn’t beauty hired as much when it comes in a dark-skinned package as when it comes in a light-skinned package? There is a great slideshow titled Beautiful is Beautiful that I think is one of the most beautiful things we can view and appreciate today, if still within a sometimes belittling framework of high-fashion.
Though the fashion and modeling industries have a long way to go before giving us reasons to love ourselves as we are or inspire appreciation for others of diverse bodies and diverse heritage, I hope the stand that Italian Vogue is making to honor the gorgeousness of these women within the industry that is marginalizing them helps to continue to open that door a little wider. Now THAT would be a beautiful thing.