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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day 2: Internship Contest

Happy Inauguration Day Fashionistas!
Where are you watching the inauguration?
I myself have to work today (boo!), but should be home around 6pm, just in time to watch the ceremony (we're six hours ahead). What about you?
Yesterday we had a bit of an upset with the contest, as many of you, it seems, weren't as gassed about our intern picks as we were! We respect your opinions, so we're willing to add one more finalist to the mix! Our last addition is Anitra, a journalism student from Florida A&M University...
She says, "I subscribe to Vogue and In Style and I love to recreate looks. I was picked as Glamour.com's Best Dressed Reader of the Day and was also a contestant in The Fashion Bomb's Most Fashionable Fashion Bomber contest." Stylish and smart!
She submitted this example of Real Style for our perusal...
...and will be hitting us with a beauty bomb shortly!
Check in throughout the day for posts by the finalists interspersed with ones by myself and Adriana. This is their shining moment, so leave comments and let them know how they did!
Bisous!

17 comments:

Anthonia said...

I love her dress! Where is from/who is it by?

Can't wait to see their posts!

JA Divinity said...

GO miss FAMU (three snaps) good luck ;-)

Anonymous said...

The realstyle is cute...and the girls dress is cute...she's a step up from the others but....

Anonymous said...

Much better!

Jennifer said...

Well thanks for listening to us! And Im so proud of my alma mater! I knew something good was going to come out of Famu being a fashion show! lol jk But big ups to the final contestant and my girl brittney for the real style!

Q said...

She is too stylish.

Anonymous said...

ummmmm... yes better... we need more to choose from though- it's almost like she just won by default...

DO OVER!!!

Anonymous said...

yeah....she's a good choice...but there are still not good contenders..the pool wasn't that shallow was it?

Anonymous said...

Are all these comments from people who didn't make the cut? Sore losers are very unfashionable...just try again next year. I'm sure they were chosen for a reason.

Anonymous said...

No...my comment was because I really like the fashion bomb and claire and adriana...I just think that with all the readers and fans there had to be better choices for the new intern. Now the other maybe sore losers but i didn't apply.

B said...

at this rate i dont think there will be a new intern

Anonymous said...

sore losers are not fashionable. or fabulous. these contestants obviously had something claire and adriana believed in and they think would be a great addition to the fashion bomb. the post fit into the fashion bomb well. especially the last post from the beauty blog from the girl from H.U. it would be a great addition.

upscale-resale said...

I'm sorry but Anitra's 1st picture looks nice, the 2nd one, nice dress but doesn't fit well. This is a classic problem of what happens when African American or any race for that matter, tries to fit into clothes that are not cut for your figure type. And no one has the nerve to say it don't look good out loud. Well I'm tired of seeing young black women in inappropriately fitting clothes. This is a African American Fashion blog and more emphasis should be placed on proper fit than "white institutional" fashion designer name game. Clair herself says 12/31/2008 "our New Years Fashion Resolutions for '09. For me, they're short and sweet:
1. Dress like Carine Roitfeld of French Vogue: (photos followed)". This woman is a stick figure and Clair and Adriana are both curvy babes, so if you're going to go for that look, then certain adjustments have to be made. For instance, the gal above, if she loved that dress so much then she should'v taken it to the tailor to have some adjustments made so it doesn't ride on her hips that way. That's a very unattractive look. I've seen this look done in the Black romantic comedies, but it's for effect only so show of someones azzets while the camera pans the rear. I'd never walk on the street or anywhere for that matter with my dress looking like it's about to bust at the seams or adding bulge to my mid section because of the pull of the side seams.

Much love to you all and I welcome your good and back FB. Also I was a little disappointed in Michelle Obama's first lady style today. I think she took the old lady thing to the next level today. But I still love 'em both, and Contrats to them and our Great Country!!!!

Luvs!!!

Anonymous said...

go curvy girls!

Anonymous said...

Shut up!! You guys are idiots!! If we want to make in the fashion industry is ran by white ppl okay so if Claire wants to dress like that very chic fab editor of french Vogue GET IT Girl!! And I like my dress and shirts to hug my body!!! That dress nor do that skirt are too small it's all about the way these girls are posing and they are damn fierce!!!!

Anonymous said...

Huh @ the last comment. I don't understand what you're saying. You're missing a couple of words here and there.

upscale-resale said...

"Shut up!! You guys are idiots!! If we want to make in the fashion industry is ran by white ppl okay so if Claire wants to dress like that very chic fab editor of french Vogue GET IT Girl!! "

I think you've made my point for me. The fashion industry is run by white people, but Claire made a clear point in defining this as an African American Blog, and why did it take me like six months to figure out that it was "supposed to be an African American Blog. It my be for by us, but it's not FUBU" "for us by us".

When people think of black fashion designers the first and only thing that comes to mind are urban fashion designers like the typical hip-hop/urban label owners/designers (Sean John, House of Dereon, Phat Pharm, Baby Phat, i.e.

Malcolm Harris, www.cutsewandblog.com. click his youtube link below where he peaks about the challenges of being a black designer and how easy it is for celebrities to brand products and call themselves designers.
Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmhIyFEqqvo

Tracy Reece

Rachel Roy

kevan Hall joined house of Halston in 1998
I couldn't think of any more off the top of my head so I did a search and found this link. It is very hard for black designers to get noticed and it's playing to the white media game to have a "black fashion blog" that caters predominently to the white fashion hype. I started a blog but I wouldn't call it a black blog because I'll write about anything that catches my fancy at the moment. But if you're gonna cater to a certain demographic then you should aim to educate and give the people what they want/need to be informed about black designers and fashions that are from us by us, at least a small percent of the time. If Claire wantst to emulate there are lots of great black fashion writers publishers who hae great style, even some of the black celebrities that's been featured on the blog over the past year. Why pick a stick thin white woman who eats lettuce and drink water to chase it down to emulate after?
If you all would like to see the talent of some up and coming black designers who are competing for market share in an otherwise closed industry, see the link below. BTW, Kevan Hall is an alumnus from my school the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. He makes me proud on so many levels, that he's a black man and that he's successful in this industry. He is to fashion what Barak Obama is to Politics. We are living in a new era now. It's time to lift ourselves up and stop lining the pockets of white society. We go to work for them, we put our money in their banks and we live above our means on debt created by aspiring to wear the over-priced fashions and live the over-priced lifestyles, so we borrow on our future work to be slaves from now till forever to work hard in their institutions to make more $$millions for them. Clair had the right idea when she started this blog for us to have a great blog that we can turn to to see and communicate with others like ourselves, but we need to leave positive and constructive criticsm. Only by leaving constructive critiscm can this blog be improved. I don't expect her to change the way she does to please me, but I believe it needed to be said for all of us and for the Black fashion designers that are not marketers that also need to be noticed along with the Gucci's and The Louis' of the world, especially when most of the readers are not familiar with the idea that there are many black designers that we may not be familar with and it's not just the handful of celebrity "branded" lines out there. In fact, I doubt strongly that most of celebrity brands do anything more than capitalize on their names. Please view the Malcomlm Harris Youtube video link and see for yourself.

Black Fashion Designer Photos
African, Black and African-American Fashion Designers
http://www.fashionshowroom.com/blackdesigners/runway.htm

Much love to Clair and keep up the fabulous work. I hope this blog will continue to grow stronger and with a view towards informing and building a stronger African American fashion community.