The angels hit London town and killed it on the catwalk. You can catch it all on CBS on December 9 at 10pm. As we are talking about London town and some may call the angels candy one thing is for sure they love candy!! So here is a song by Robbie Williams who I first met on a Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Los Angeles and if you see a Rolls Royce with plates Robbie 1 well that his ride in London town.
When it comes to fashion David Bowie knows a lot about it and what Cameron Russell has recently been talking about at TEDx Mid-Atlantic, in which she described herself as having won “a genetic lottery.” In ‘China Girl’ Bowie sings, “I’ll give you eyes of blue” and it was Hitler and his top brass that talked a lot about being white, with blue eyes, and tall. David Bowie is married to a former supermodel Iman, who once told me, “David always says when you go out you should look like art”. While Iman broke the colour barrier you will learn from Cameron Russell that majority of the models selected for shows are white.
Iman would go to acting classes and Bowie and I would go out to dinner, always working on the craft there just are not that many roles for women of colour, David told me. Soon Iman started her own cosmetic company catering to women of colour.
Modeling is one of the few professions where women actually out-earn men. And across all jobs, studies have found that more attractive women earn more. A woman’s value is too often skin-deep. In 2004 a study found that resumes with very African-American-sounding names were 50 percent less likely to get called for an initial interview. And racial bias in salaries is overwhelming. While white women make an average of 78 cents for every man’s dollar, for African-American women that number drops to 62 cents, and for Hispanic women to 54 cents.
Physical appearance plays an enormous role in who gets seen. When women and other marginalized groups do get access to the media, they often have to fit into a narrow definition of what the people in charge are looking for. Women, for example, are more likely to be portrayed as victims when they get news coverage, and are more likely to be depicted wearing sexy clothing when they are cast in Hollywood’s leading roles.
I could tell you horror stories of actress sitting down with me for lunch and asking me if I thought they got a boob job or the nose fixed it would help them land a part. I always told them, just be good at the craft of acting. Some listened others did not. I had friends who were plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and going to one of their parties guests came to say hello and asked me how I knew the doctor? I told them “I used to be white”, for a minute they paused to ponder if that could have been possible. Then again I was living in a land Hollywood where looks are everything, and those loosing their looks try everything to hold on to it.
There is a lot one could say about Cameron Russell, but why bother when you can hear it directly from her. Below is a short video clip of her modeling just to give you an idea what she has been up too, if you are not up on your modeling homework and then her talk at the presentation entitled “Looks aren’t Everything. Believe me, I’m a Model” at TEDx Mid-Atlantic, in which she described herself as having won “a genetic lottery.”, In October 2012.
Most of the time we don’t do those things to make ourselves happy, we do them for someone else. I think we should start talking about that. – Cameron Russell
When I arrived on the early end at the Jane Hotel for Harrysparty, an annual pre-Met Ball bash thrown by hairstylist Harry Josh, it was clear the host meant business: All the couches were pushed against the wall, and already cheesy (awesome) wedding music was playing. “I’m so excited!” Amanda Seyfried exclaimed, throwing her hands up like the Y in YMCA. The song wasn’t on, but Hot Chocolate’s “You Sexy Thing” was. “She’s a Harry’s Party virgin!” Josh said—and one of the few. After twelve years, Josh’s friends look forward to his annual soiree as a kind of between-Fashion-Weeks reunion. “It’s like prom night,” Joan Smalls said, though with a different dress code. Smalls was in a leather crop top and pants (“Of course, I’m not shy,” she said), and nearby Behati Prinsloo was rocking knee socks and an army jacket painted with the words: “Always on my mind.”
Around midnight, a parade of fashion-industry prom queens arrived including Gisele Bündchen, Harley Viera-Newton, and Natalie Joos, wearing lace Dolce & Gabbana dresses with Sicilian-style crowns of flowers. “This is the one night each year I come out just to dance with my friends,” said Bündchen, a Harrysparty veteran. She took a twirl just
as the party’s prom king (or at least, a fantasy prom date for most of the attendee’s) arrived: Leonardo DiCaprio. “Harry! You look like you’ve been in a cryogenic chamber!” DiCaprio said to his host and, true enough, the night felt like a rare occasion to party as if you’re forever young.
Miranda Kerr helped show off Qantas Airways’ new employee uniforms, the first makeover in 10 years, conceived by homegrown designer Martin Grant.
Beginning next year, the airline’s 12,600 ground and in-flight crew will sport the new look which includes trench overcoats for both male and female employees, a trilby hat made from recycled bottle tops, and strong, diagonal stripes in the the carrier’s trademark poppy red, alongside a splash of fuschia pink.
Male employees will serve as Qantas ambassadors in French navy suiting and white shirts.
The Qantas wardrobe is made up of 35 different garments and required the use of 15 types of fabrics including premium superfine Australian Merino wool for the suiting.