Hello Monday: Naked VMAs, Cosmo as Porn, and the Whitewashing of "The Elle Look"

Aug 24, 2015

Good morning! Three important questions in today's fashion roundup:

Hello Monday Elle Magazine - Hello Handbag


Do women have to get naked to win at the VMAs?
Are we rewarding female artists for beauty rather than talent? Nicki Minaj took to Twitter this week to ____. Baleigh Scott from Verily Magazine takes a look at all the VMA winners since 2000 and tells a fairly tragic tale.

Is Cosmo porn?
Major retailers like Rite Aid will be censoring Cosmopolitan Magazine a plastic wrap a la Playboy. Ironically the "blinders" only cover part of the magazine, and actually highlight the most sensational visuals on the magazine (if you consider cleavage sensational, a topic for another day...). Take a look here

The "Elle Look" is... white?
For their 30th anniversary, Elle Magazine asked 30 designers to create "The Elle Look" for the September issue. While the magazine said they were featuring "strong, sexy women with great personal style" what they got was a whitewashed spread. Undeniably beautiful people, like Alexa Chung, Laura Linney and Chloe Grace Moretz - but all very white.

These are important pop culture questions and I'd love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment below or tweet me!

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2 comments:

  1. It's sad the fashion industry is such an exclusive community that refuses to let other cultures and races in. They only celebrate each other aka those that look like them. Shame on you, Elle!

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    1. Isn't it the oddest thing? That's why I love talking about Madeline Stuart or the new documentary "On Beauty." There is so much beauty out there, and not just what's separated by race or gender. Income, differing levels of ability, there is so much that makes us unique and beautiful. You, LaShon, are beautiful!

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