Fashion, power and identity

Here is a copy of VOGUE China (July 2008) that I received from a friend who has just returned from Beijing. Giselle looks stunning in this blue Burberry dress – blue and blonde are one of my favourite combinations, and I’m all for big bracelets at the moment. VOGUE China launched in September 2005, withContinue reading “Fashion, power and identity”

Soap imperialism

Imperialism is a dense and complicated subject, and these soap adverts show us the culture and mindset of a particular people (British colonialists) towards another (non-British/white) during a certain period in history. In the advert shown here, a black baby becomes white after using Pears’ soap to wash. This infers that the black skin isContinue reading “Soap imperialism”

Fashion ni hao

Ni hao from Dolothy Perkins I have something to show you, and it’s Dorothy Perkins’ Oriental-looking mannequins. Will you take a look at this! This photo was taken from their branch at Manchester’s Arndale. First TOPSHOP did it with black models, now look where they’ve “progressed” to. It’s positively racist BUT wicked! Reminds me ofContinue reading “Fashion ni hao”

West Side Story musical review

Friday 12th September Royal Northern College of Music SHE’S a Sharks girl, he’s a Jets boy. They fall in love amidst gang rivalry and tragedy befalls the star-crossed lovers. This Romeo and Juliet -themed musical is no stranger to audiences worldwide. Simply replace the Capulets and the Montagues with Puerto Rican immigrant rival gangs SharksContinue reading “West Side Story musical review”

Du Juan for Chinese VOGUE

Du Juan is my favourite Chinese model, in fact, she is also China’s favourite model. Du Juan is in almost every issue of VOGUE China, on top of other international fashion shoots she does. I think it’s time for other Chinese models to rise to the ranks, don’t you think? But we still can’t getContinue reading “Du Juan for Chinese VOGUE”