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Slumdog‘s Resident Beauty Freida Pinto Nabs L’Oreal Cosmetics Endorsement Deal

freidapinto-vogue-india-scan L’Oreal has named Indian actress (and lovely Ga Ga Girl) Freida Pinto the newest face of L’Oreal cosmetics. “I am very moved to be joining the great L’Oreal Paris family and all these personalities: a family I am now proud to be a part of,” the Slumdog Millionaire beauty said in a statement. Also joining the roster (which includes Beyonce, Penelope Cruz and Eva Longoria Parker) is Lost star Evangeline Lilly, who says, “It is a source of great pride for me to represent a brand whose ambition is to respond to every person’s aspirations to beauty and contribute to the fulfillment and well-being of everyone.” Congrats, Freida!
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Color on the Cover: Beyonce Channels Her Inner Thundercat in June’s Marie Claire

beyonce-marie-claire-june-2009-spread Beyonce has gone all tranny thundercat in the latest issue of Marie Claire, where she's promoting her world tour, but the mag says on the cover, "She'd rather be in bed with Jay-Z!" For some reason, we don't find that appealing--and neither do we find her fierce cat costume (one of 58 over-the-top get-ups designed by Thierry Mugler for the stage) intriguing...Seriously, does one really need to have the panther paws/cheetah spots painted on one's skin?! beyonce-marie-claire-june-2009-cover
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Rihanna Bites Janelle Monae’s Style At Met Costume Gala

rihannajanelle_monae Rihanna makes her first red carpet appearance since her alleged beat-down and break-up from singer Chris Brown at the Costume Institute Gala at New York's Metropolitan Musuem. The Barbadian singer ditched her usual girly-glam dresses and the recent bondage look and wore a black puff-sleeved pant suit by Dolce & Gabbana. While the menswear-inspired outfit looked very empowering, we just can't help thinking that she totally bit Janelle Monae's style. For the record, Grace Jones is Blindie's original androgynous sister! grace_jones PHOTO CREDIT: AP (Rihanna)
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Vogue‘s André Leon Talley Sports Button-Love For The Obamas And Bejeweled Lady Shoes At Tribeca Film Festival Party

andre_leon_talley The always fashionable André Leon Talley attended the 8th Annual Tribecca Film Festival Vanity Fair party on Tuesday night with designer Diane von Furstenberg sporting a large button celebrating America's First Family and a pair of fierce black leather flats with rhinestone studded buckles. Although this isn't the first time Talley has incorporated politics into his wardrobe or worn some lovely lady shoes, Blindie loves this Vogue editor's continued support for the Obamas and his fancy footwear. first_family_button_obama
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SPOTTED: Kate Ross And Johnny Good In New York’s East Village

kate_ross_johnny_good_4 Blindie spotted a fashionable couple strolling down Broadway in New York's East Village and we just had to capture their moment and get their fashion point of view on a few questions. NAME: Kate Ross OCCUPTATION: Designer/Owner of Distinguished Cravat (specializing in leather and plaid bowties and neckties) HOMETOWN: Winston Salem, NC NAME YOUR ENSEMBLE: "Negro Chic" OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: "Heartbeat" by Madonna FASHION ICON: Yves Saint Laurent. ("I feel like when he died I carry his spirit for women who don't like to be "pretty" all the time.) NAME: Johnny Good OCCUPATION: Socialite HOMETOWN: Flatbush, Brooklyn with an ATL connection NAME YOUR ENSEMBLE: "Negro Chic" OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: "Jungle Grooves" by James Brown and "Touch The Sky" by Kanye West FASHION ICON: Ralph Lauren. ("His story is inspirational -how he came up.")
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Color on the Cover: Models Liya Kebede & Jourdan Dunn Among ‘Faces of the Moment’ for Vogue May 2009 Issue

vogue-may-2009-cover-liyakebede-jourdandunn Superbeauty Liya Kebede is among one of the nine "faces of the moment" featured on Vogue's May 2009 cover--and newcomer Jourdan Dunn can be seen on the pullout! This is the third consecutive Vogue cover featuring a black woman (March was Michelle Obama and April was Beyonce). Other models on the May 2009 issue include Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Lara Stone, Caroline Trentini, and Natasha Poly.
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Somalian Models Iman & Ralph Lauren Face Ubah Hassan Talk Being Black in Fashion

ubah-hassan-ralph-laurenubah-hassan-ralph-lauren-ad Somalian models Iman and newcomer Ubah Hassan, the spring face of Ralph Lauren, sit down with New York magazine for an intimate chat on their African roots, being black in fashion and her big break with Ralph Lauren. "I talked to young models and I asked them, ‘What is the most upsetting thing that is happening to you guys now?'" Iman says. "And singularly they said they would go to go-sees — especially when there is the fashion shows coming up — and they would say to them, ‘We’re not using black models this season.' Like it’s a category — like we’re not doing denim this season. It’s very upsetting." As for her moment with Ralph Lauren, Ubah said she went to an open call and the famed designer complimented her face. After the casting, she got a call that she was Ralph's new girl!
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Slumdog‘s Resident Beauty Freida Pinto Nabs L’Oreal Cosmetics Endorsement Deal

freidapinto-vogue-india-scan L’Oreal has named Indian actress (and lovely Ga Ga Girl) Freida Pinto the newest face of L’Oreal cosmetics. “I am very moved to be joining the great L’Oreal Paris family and all these personalities: a family I am now proud to be a part of,” the Slumdog Millionaire beauty said in a statement. Also joining the roster (which includes Beyonce, Penelope Cruz and Eva Longoria Parker) is Lost star Evangeline Lilly, who says, “It is a source of great pride for me to represent a brand whose ambition is to respond to every person’s aspirations to beauty and contribute to the fulfillment and well-being of everyone.” Congrats, Freida!
Read More

Color on the Cover: Beyonce Channels Her Inner Thundercat in June’s Marie Claire

beyonce-marie-claire-june-2009-spread Beyonce has gone all tranny thundercat in the latest issue of Marie Claire, where she's promoting her world tour, but the mag says on the cover, "She'd rather be in bed with Jay-Z!" For some reason, we don't find that appealing--and neither do we find her fierce cat costume (one of 58 over-the-top get-ups designed by Thierry Mugler for the stage) intriguing...Seriously, does one really need to have the panther paws/cheetah spots painted on one's skin?! beyonce-marie-claire-june-2009-cover
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Rihanna Bites Janelle Monae’s Style At Met Costume Gala

rihannajanelle_monae Rihanna makes her first red carpet appearance since her alleged beat-down and break-up from singer Chris Brown at the Costume Institute Gala at New York's Metropolitan Musuem. The Barbadian singer ditched her usual girly-glam dresses and the recent bondage look and wore a black puff-sleeved pant suit by Dolce & Gabbana. While the menswear-inspired outfit looked very empowering, we just can't help thinking that she totally bit Janelle Monae's style. For the record, Grace Jones is Blindie's original androgynous sister! grace_jones PHOTO CREDIT: AP (Rihanna)
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Vogue‘s André Leon Talley Sports Button-Love For The Obamas And Bejeweled Lady Shoes At Tribeca Film Festival Party

andre_leon_talley The always fashionable André Leon Talley attended the 8th Annual Tribecca Film Festival Vanity Fair party on Tuesday night with designer Diane von Furstenberg sporting a large button celebrating America's First Family and a pair of fierce black leather flats with rhinestone studded buckles. Although this isn't the first time Talley has incorporated politics into his wardrobe or worn some lovely lady shoes, Blindie loves this Vogue editor's continued support for the Obamas and his fancy footwear. first_family_button_obama
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SPOTTED: Kate Ross And Johnny Good In New York’s East Village

kate_ross_johnny_good_4 Blindie spotted a fashionable couple strolling down Broadway in New York's East Village and we just had to capture their moment and get their fashion point of view on a few questions. NAME: Kate Ross OCCUPTATION: Designer/Owner of Distinguished Cravat (specializing in leather and plaid bowties and neckties) HOMETOWN: Winston Salem, NC NAME YOUR ENSEMBLE: "Negro Chic" OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: "Heartbeat" by Madonna FASHION ICON: Yves Saint Laurent. ("I feel like when he died I carry his spirit for women who don't like to be "pretty" all the time.) NAME: Johnny Good OCCUPATION: Socialite HOMETOWN: Flatbush, Brooklyn with an ATL connection NAME YOUR ENSEMBLE: "Negro Chic" OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: "Jungle Grooves" by James Brown and "Touch The Sky" by Kanye West FASHION ICON: Ralph Lauren. ("His story is inspirational -how he came up.")
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Color on the Cover: Models Liya Kebede & Jourdan Dunn Among ‘Faces of the Moment’ for Vogue May 2009 Issue

vogue-may-2009-cover-liyakebede-jourdandunn Superbeauty Liya Kebede is among one of the nine "faces of the moment" featured on Vogue's May 2009 cover--and newcomer Jourdan Dunn can be seen on the pullout! This is the third consecutive Vogue cover featuring a black woman (March was Michelle Obama and April was Beyonce). Other models on the May 2009 issue include Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Lara Stone, Caroline Trentini, and Natasha Poly.
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Somalian Models Iman & Ralph Lauren Face Ubah Hassan Talk Being Black in Fashion

ubah-hassan-ralph-laurenubah-hassan-ralph-lauren-ad Somalian models Iman and newcomer Ubah Hassan, the spring face of Ralph Lauren, sit down with New York magazine for an intimate chat on their African roots, being black in fashion and her big break with Ralph Lauren. "I talked to young models and I asked them, ‘What is the most upsetting thing that is happening to you guys now?'" Iman says. "And singularly they said they would go to go-sees — especially when there is the fashion shows coming up — and they would say to them, ‘We’re not using black models this season.' Like it’s a category — like we’re not doing denim this season. It’s very upsetting." As for her moment with Ralph Lauren, Ubah said she went to an open call and the famed designer complimented her face. After the casting, she got a call that she was Ralph's new girl!
Read More