Day: September 9, 2008

Fashion Models Race Matters

FASHION WEEK: Sophie Theallet Goes All Black For Runway

Brooklyn-based Parisian designer Sophie Theallet debuted her line in New York yesterday with a cast of black models ranging in skin tones.

The Azzedine Alaïa disciple insists she was not trying to make a political statement.”I was thinking about colors, and they look amazing on dark skin, so it came naturally,” Theallet says.

Considering she didn’t send out a press release announcing the all-black lineup like Carlos Campos, we believe she was going for the aesthetics rather than the novelty.

Her summery colllection of flowy fabrics, colorful satins and tropical appliqué flowers did indeed looked amazing on the models.

PHOTO: Marcio Madeira/

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The WB Is Back As An Online-Only Network

The network that brought us The Jamie Foxx Show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Animaniacs is back!

After going off the air in 2006 to make room for The CW, The WB returns as an online network offering up fan favorites originally aired on other networks like Friends, The O.C., and Veronica Mars, and some original content made especially for the web.

So far Blindie is liking the WB webisodes that have been rolled out, especially A Boy Wearing Makeup with Alabama native Mathieu Francis (looking like a glammed up Pete Wentz). We just love a boy giving “basic training” tips on makeup application!

Sorority Forever is also quickly rising on our fave list with a black character played by newcomer Candice Patton, and Charlie’s Angels director and Chuck executive-producer Joseph “McG” Nichol behind the series. We’re sure McG has some Skull and Bones surprises lurking around the corner.


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FASHION WEEK: The Simmons Sisters, Bow Wow, Kelly Osbourne, & Betty’s Nephew Attend Betsey Johnson Show

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has arrived in New York’s Bryant Park and Blindie was front and center (actually behind front row), where we spotted a few celebrities at the Betsey Johnson fashion show on Tuesday.

Here’s a list of the celebs we glanced at in the fashion tents for the whimsical Betsey Johnson show, where she celebrated 30 years in business–complete with a cartwheel:

Angela & Vanessa Simmons: Rev. Run’s daughters were dressed to the nines and got a lot less paparazzi flashes at their table.

Bow Wow: He was canoodling and whispering in his girlfriend Angela’s ear

Kelly Osbourne: She’s super cute and actually a lot tinier in person!

Mark Indelicato: The Ugly Betty star was sitting at the end of the runway, looking chic in a blue scarf.

Nigel Barker & Miss J. Alexander: They were seated at different tables–and Miss Jay stole the show with his “Rock the Vote” shirt, complete with gimicky buttons!

Amy Lee: The Evanescence lead singer sat with Kelly Osbourne in the front row tables.

Victoria Silvstedt: The Playboy centerfold takes the prize for having the best posture, blondest mane, and most pumped up lips!

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Comic Books Movies Will Smith

Will Smith As Captain America?

Are the rumors true? Has Will Smith been approached to play the patriotic superhero Captain America?

“I heard they offered Will Smith ‘Captain America,’” actor Derek Luke slipped during an interview with MTV. “Just shows you how times have changed.”

With films like Independence Day (1996) I, Robot (2004), and Hancock (2008) under his belt, Smith has long since proven himself as a highly-bankable action star, making Hollywood history with eight straight movies to rake in more than $100 million in July.

Although Marvel has denied to Ain’t It Cool News that Smith has been approached, Blindie is still hoping that “times have changed.”

And if we don’t get to see a black man in the White House, at least we can see one as an American superhero.


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