💋UPDATE- DEDDEH LIKED THE PIC ON INSTA @JOURNALSOFDAMI !!!💋
I can literally name 5 black models on one hand that are in high fashion industries and I could use all the hands and feet of everyone in my school (creepy) of the number of white models.
Deddeh naturally mastered the poses of the classic photos with such ease!
In my opinion I’ve always known the media’s love for “what’s white and bright….we want it.” but for a modelling industry to tell Deddah she’s amazing and then say “but we have enough ethnic minorities, thanks…” is just disgraceful. The Black Mirror star took no mind and made her mark all over sociak media, Buzzfeed, Daily mail etc. If you haven’t seen these images yet you live in a WiFiless cave…..
On my inspiration wall, I have a poster that asks “does fashion make sense?” and someone appropriately responded “the lack of black models on the runway and in editorials makes no sense. One black model on the cover of Vogue in 12 years is a joke.” another says “fashion is touching your identity. Fashion makes you who you are.”
So why does such a diverse and beautiful description for fashion not transgress into reality. Why are we only seeing one black model for every 5oo models? Every race is beautiful and none more than others. Skin tone is just pigmentation. This will sound creepy but if you took our skin away what would be different? NOTHING! Will we then marginalise ourselves because of our bone density ?! I hope not. So why do we for skin. This isn’t the 1800’s!
I love Deddeh’s work and confidence to work her stuff and do nothing but slay. She is an inspiration to women of colour and hopefully the beginning to fashion industries need to want to look past race and instead just picking models based on their walk, love for the clothes and smile and butt shimmy at the end of the runway. P.S. Gigi and Kendall could use some work on their walk. Bit of a shame money can buy you a catwalk but legs that cant go down a runway. JUST SAYING.
On a bright note, Victoria Secret producers are slowly but surely learning as they had several black models letting their natural hair out and proud rather than meeting the weave or straighteners!
Imma end this blog post with a saucy little number from ASOS’s instagram (bra from Wonderbra, dress, shoes and bag ASOS) AND MAKE SURE TO SPARKLE THIS CHRISTMAS🎁🎁🎄🎄
-Journals of Dami😘