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Teen Vogue Featuring Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn

*Blogger stop sending out posts that haven’t been posted yet! URGH!*

Anyway I went to the store and picked up the new Teen Vogue with Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn on the cover. It promised to tell their readers how they can get a job in fashion, but all I saw were the same tips their readers can get from the high school career center, guidance counselor, or Google. HMM. Whatever! I think this issue would have been more beneficial to high schoolers if it elaborated more on where to look for an internship or get into a fashion school if you didn’t live anywhere near a fashion capitol. I could have used that advice when I was in grade school.

The most important part of the magazine, which was really small by the way :(, was the cover featuring two black models and their interview. This made me extremely happy because growing up I saw black faces on fashion magazines but it was rare, and nowadays it is worse. It makes me sad when I can’t see my own people or other minorities for that matter represented in fashion.

I think it is great to see these two young women on the cover of a magazine like this, and I wish more would follow suit. I hate how designers and casting directors look at my skin as a trend. Remember this from earlier in the week. I have always been and will always be black. I can’t change that, nor do I want to. I spend money on the same products,clothes, and accessories that are worn, advertised, and written about in those magazines. My skin color is not like an alligator bag or leopard print shoe. Black, brown, or cream colored skin is not the trend of the season.
Photos from Teen Vogue.
Sorry I but I just had to vent. DISCUSS!