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Vogue Italia – Fashion forward or backward?

Vogue Italia May 2011 - “The Black Allure”Vogue Italia’s May 2011 issue has a 15-page spread called “Tribute to Black Beauties” featuring the world’s top African American models.

The models featured are Jeneil Williams, Cici Ali, Ubah Hassan, Gayle McDonald, Kelly Moreira, Jae Childs, R’el Dade, Jasmine Tookas, Lily Taylor and Ariel Meredith with blonde haired, blue eyed Kristen McMenamy on the cover.

This is hot off the presses after the Vogue Italia February 2011 “The Black Allure issue, the July 2009 “Barbie Issue and three years after the groundbreaking July 2008 “Black Issue” was published.

So is this another step in the right direction or just a startling admission that nothing has changed in the last three years in terms of ethnic diversity in fashion?

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Real people, real fashion

30-is-the-new-black-gala-gonzalez.jpg24-year-old Spanish model/designer/stylist/blogger Gala Gonzalez breathes fashion on and off the runway.

Now living in London, she’s heading down to our part of the world in August to blog about Australian fashion, attend fashion events and see the sights – probably in that order. Gonzalez’ personal style is a fusion of high-end fashion, chain store finds and vintage chic. She posts her looks and photo shoots on her blog –

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Walk on the wild side with the Julian Louie for Aldo collaboration

One person’s hot shoe may be another person’s hot mess – shoe beauty is in the eye of the wearer. This is definitely the case for the Julian Louie for Aldo collaboration. The wedges are a wild mix of textures, colors, and patterns combining a patchwork of different tribal prints and obvious stitching detail.

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Get your body beach beautiful

Knowing that that summer is officially upon us may fill you with dread as much as it gives you a thrill. The thought of pouring our pasty bodies into a swimsuit is enough to send most of us reeling to the cookie jar. But perhaps an extra bit of motivation is exactly what you need.

Summer brings with it cravings for lighter, healthier foods, glorious fruit and weather that makes you want to jump out of bed, so it can be an excellent time to give your weight loss a boost.

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12 Days of Christmas Gifts …

Melissa-Odabash-Amalfi-GoldOk so you may not have a true love to give you one gift let alone 12 but let’s face it, partridges in a pear tree was so last season anyway. From the practical to the whimsical, here are 12 gift ideas for the woman who has everything and probably bought it herself too.  Indulge your inner diva – nothing wrong with a bit of erm … self love now and again is there?

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Be won over by the one-piece swimsuit in summer 2010/2011

Make waves on the beach with your swimwear this summer with the one piece reigning supreme with most swimwear designers having at least one variation of the one piece in their Summer 2010/11 collections.

The one piece is the swimsuit equivalent of the LBD; classy, stylish, elegant and timeless. Less is definitely more when it comes to the figure-friendly one piece that can accent the good and diverts the eye away from the not so good unlike bikinis which leave little to the imagination.

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Summer beauty products that won’t break the budget

As every woman knows, a whole lotta work goes into your pre-beach preparations but a premium look doesn’t have to come at a premium price. Here are 7 tried and tested beach beauty bargains under $50 – low priced products for high exposure. And the aim? To look like you have been holidaying in St Tropez before you have hit the beach or even left the house. So what are you waiting for ladies … it’s time to get your beach on and start those temperatures rising …

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