What part of the game is this??
Model Leomie Anderson tweeted this picture of a weave she was given for a New York Fashion Week show and, wow, it is pretty bad. She included the caption;
Lord. Jesus. Thank you. This show is the sole reason I was given weave I don’t even like. Look at this hair.
She followed up with this picture and the caption;
It gets worse :/???
As though this wasn’t terrible enough, Anderson also tweeted a photo of the foundations the show’s makeup artist planned to use on her.
@DPatronne here are her foundations yet she confidentially [sic] put her hand up to take me in her chair
Anderson used the images to start a dialogue on the fashion industry’s ignorance when it comes to makeup and hair for black models.
Although black models are increasingly represented in the fashion industry, styling remains a big issue. Some models opt to go bald to avoid stylists who don’t have a clue about black hair. Others become accustomed to doing their own hair and makeup or installing their own weaves before shows.
Black women have made outsized contributions to both fashion and beauty, continually setting trends that are adapted by women of other cultures. Given this, it is particularly troubling that the fashion industry does not, by and large, bother to educate itself on black hair and skin.
For the record, this is a picture of Leomie (styled properly). She is an absolute doll.
Ladies, what are your thoughts?