From Refinery 29:

Last year around this time, Vogue Italia impressed us on several levels with its “Black Issue, an edition of the vaunted mag featuring only beauties of African decent like Liya Kebede, Jourdan Dunn, and, of course, Naomi Campbell. As forceful and gorgeous a statement as that was, it might have to take a backseat to a new supplement stuffed into the latest issue of Italian Vogue—a mini-magazine that replicates the “Black Issue” with Barbies!!! Editrix Franca Sozzani has topped herself again. We mean, it would have been enough if it were just an issue showcasing Babs on the 50th anniversary of her creation, no matter the color of the dolls in question. But posing the “So In Style” models, which display more natural-looking black features, in pools, curled seductively on kinky couches, and flirty lingerie? Brava Signora Sozzani!



  1. July 20, 2009 / 11:06 am

    Love this post! Barbie is the best!


  2. July 20, 2009 / 2:27 pm

    Barbie's awesome! I would love to get my hands on an issue.

  3. Natalie
    July 20, 2009 / 2:12 pm

    this is so cool! vogue italia does the best stuff. im actually not in nyc yet, im visiting friends in FL, will let you know how it goes when i get up there!

  4. July 20, 2009 / 7:55 pm

    I can't wait to get all of the Sept issues. I have a feeling they are going to be great!
    Natalie- have fun in FL.

  5. Elizabeth Marie
    July 21, 2009 / 4:29 am

    OMG I want one! Out of control…

    I know I actually had fun this weekend…but I'm sick now, so are we even?! šŸ™‚

  6. July 23, 2009 / 4:11 pm

    I don't get it, I didn't receive it in my issue… it's weird that getting the subscription for Vogue you don't receive it ? I have the cover but nothing else. Weird !

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