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Watch It! ‘The Colour of Beauty’

Love love love this short documentary! Props to my office-wife for hooking me up and our newest Parlourista, Maya, for mentioning this yesterday! The Colour of Beauty is a short and sweet mini directed by Elizabeth St. Phillip that introduces brown beauty Renee Thompson as she takes us with her on her castings, agency visits, etc. It also features Jeanne Becker from Fashion TV, who I.LOVE.FOREVER! Says Work For All:

“This film asks: Why isn’t the multi-cultural society that we live in reflected in our magazines, on billboards and on the runways of fashion shows?  And who are the parties involved in this industry’s lack of diversity?  Does the answer lie somewhere in the back rooms of fashion magazines or in the offices of casting directors of fashion shows? Is it something that is discussed at advertising agencies, or between designers and modeling agencies?  Whatever the answer, the fact is that models of color work less, and their chances of success are very low.”

Watch it after the jump!

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Also, check out Renee’s blog and keep up with her—->HERE

PS. Big shout to Butch! I see you!

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  • You never know when I’ll pop up, but when I do it’s usually unexpected. Thank you for the shout out and for passing the word on this amazing documentary of the obvious racism permeating the fashion industry.

  • Lee

    I had no idea the industry was like this. This was a good vid. As a black woman Renee’s age this made me think about the fashion industry and where i want to spend my dolla bills