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Yes, Blackface Is Still Offensive, Vogue Netherlands

You might have been sitting at your desk at work wondering to yourself, “Hmm, I wonder if it’s a good idea now for fashion magazines to hire Caucasian fashion models and smear their faces in blackface paint.” I am here now to put your mind at ease. No, it’s still not a good idea.  You got that, Vogue Netherlands?

The magazine’s May 2013 issue depicted light-skinned, Dutch model Querelle Jansen wearing a dark black face as she poses in homage to dancer Josephine Baker (right) and model/actress Grace Jones (left). (Both were inspirations to Marc Jacobs’ Louis Vuitton collections, fall 2008 and spring 2009 respectively.) Yet instead of hiring actual, you know, black models, the magazine used a white model in blackface.

Vogue realizes that actual black models do work in the fashion industry, right? It’s not like they are unicorns. [Clutch Magazine]

Michelle Obama Looks Stiff On Her New Vogue Cover

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  • How do we feel about Michelle Obama’s latest Vogue cover?  She’s lovely, of course, but her pose looks kind of stiff. It brings to mind those senior year school photos you have to take where you pose awkwardly, right?
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  • But Choco Treasures (a knockoff of banned Kinder Eggs) are going to be legal. So it’s kinda a wash. [Neatorama]
  • Kickstarter raised $2 million for a “Veronica Mars” movie in less than one day. [New York Times]
  • Time to air some dirty laundry: M.I.A. is taking her custody battle with Benjamin Bronfman over Twitter. [Radar Online] Keep reading »

Well Played: When Anna Wintour’s Smiling, The Whole World Smiles With Her

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These photo of notoriously purse-lipped Anna Wintour laughing and smiling while walking around Milan are making me giddy with glee. It’s like in high school when you work so hard all year to make your stone-faced digital media teacher show any sign of emotion, and after 8 months of effort, you make a random MS Paint animation of your best friend’s leg falling off, and when you present it to the class he cracks a tiny little smile, and you’re like, “Yes! My work here is done,” and then you stop trying in class and end up getting a B-. Or was that just me? Anyway, Anna looks happy and stylish and generally awesome. My work here is done. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Anna Dello Russo Is Still Dressing Like A Lunatic, So All Must Be Right With The World

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This is what Vogue editor Anna Dello Russo wore to New York Fashion Week on Thursday. I repeat, this is what Vogue editor Anna Dello Russo wore to New York Fashion Week on Thursday. She’s deftly combined Raver Explosion with Old Man Golf Chic. And no, neither of those things are real. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Beyonce Shares Details About Blue Ivy’s Birth With Vogue

  • Beyonce told Vogue allllll about where her mind was at when she was giving birth to baby Blue Ivy. Apparently they were silently conversing as Blue made her way out Bey’s vajayjay. Yes, indeed. [Evil Beet Gossip]
  • Oh noes. Tom Cruise is apparently having a midlife crisis and losing his hair in the process! Surely OTVIII’s have much more evolved hair follicles than the rest of us and this can’t be true. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
  • They may be vying for the coveted Best Actress Oscar, but Jessica Chastain insists she does not hate Jennifer Lawrence, who’s bested her at most of the major award shows thus far. Personally, I hope they cancel each other out and Emmanuelle Riva wins for “Amour.” [The Mary Sue]
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This Week In Style: Claudia Schiffer Turned Down An Hermès Namesake Bag

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  • Supermodel and Guess girl Claudia Schiffer revealed that Hermès wished to name a signature handbag after her when she was 22… and she turned them down at her agent’s insistence. Regrets, I’ve had a few… [Telegraph]
  • It is entirely possible that Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of Vogue in the coming months — The Washingtonian reported that a team from the mag was spotted “moving cameras into the residence” (i.e. the White House) for a shoot with Annie Leibovitz. [The Cut]
  • Good news for the crusade against animal testing for cosmetics (in the European Union, at least): a ban preventing the import and sale of any animal-tested products or ingredients will go into effect March 11. Your move, America. [WWD]
  • If you don’t think your baby smells enough like a baby already, Dolce & Gabbana is launching a new (totally safe, alcohol-free) perfume intended to enhance the natural smell of newborns. The fragrance, inspired by “the softness of baby skin, the freshness of baby breath, a mother’s sweet hug, [and] the first smile” will contain notes of citrus, honey, and melon. Now I’m hungry. Not for babies. [BuzzFeed]

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