So Venezuela just crowned Miss Venezuela 2014. Not to take away from the winner BUT, how about there was a black girl competing for the title of Miss Venezuela this year…AND SHE DID NOT WIN!!
I am not saying having a skin color that resembles mine is the only prerequisite to winning the most competitive national beauty pageant in the world, I am just saying that in my eyes (and I know a thing or two about beauty) she was/is absolutely without a single doubt, beautiful by all idyllic standards of beauty.
If you beg to differ, behold Jennifer Saa, the 6′1, bald, bold and beautiful black glamazon that dared to compete at this years Miss Venezuela. I say dared because in a 1997 interview with Latina magazine, the director of Miss Venezuela described his bias against contestants with African features, saying “Black Venezuelan women are not very beautiful…Their noses are too big–no one could operate on them! Occasionally, I choose a morenita, but she has to have a White girl’s features–just painted dark.”
I AM OBSESSED!
There was only one cellphone pic last week, behold.
The folks at Models.Com just took me on a major twirl with this one. Check out this shoot titled Hybrid Glamor, I haven’t seen anything this new and fresh in a long time, the bar of fashion and photography just got raised with this editorial.
My life lately has been kinda boring since I started school 2 weeks ago. I have classes 4 days a week but I actually go to school 7 days a week believe it or not- I can’t get enough! Its a really fun challenge, just what I needed.
Anyway, here are my two favorite looks from the last 2 weeks.
Just my observations.
I need to find a balance and a seamless transition (no pun intended) between my everyday wear and school wear without loosing my identity. I am working on it and it shouldn’t even be an issue really. I bet you anything none of the other students even notice lol.
I have been very low key at this years Toronto Film Festival, mostly because of school and my heavy course load. Gone are the days of attending every party. In the past, it seemed like I would show up to the opening of an envelope…not this time around. There has been no partying and mostly just watching the films. Below are a few I enjoyed.
Top Five was a Chris Rock film. Click here to check out a recording I made of the entire cast at the films World Premier.
The movie basically had anybody and everyone in it, be careful not to blink because you might miss some appearances. It started off feeling like a Woody Allen directed flick but was quickly overtaken by the Chris Rock brand. I honestly didn’t think I would like it, I was surprised I did, everyone in the audience enjoyed it and I suspect it will be a HUGE hit at the box office.
BLACK AND WHITE
Now I have to say I really enjoyed Black and White. It starred Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner. Phenomenal performances by everyone. I have never cried so hard at a movie, a friend of mine who was in attendance didn’t cry, she didn’t enjoy the film either. So there is a fair and balanced review for you. I say it again though, I LOVED it. Here is a recording I made of the cast at the premier.
THE KEEPING ROOM
Now this was an interesting movie, strong (gorgeous) female leads, the male lead was very easy on the eyes as well. From a fashion perspective, I loved how everything formed out like a Ralph Lauren ad campaign i.e, very Midwestern/ rugged and rustic… romantic?
The performances were strong and believable, full of nail biting suspense.
The movie was directed by Daniel Barber and the best part is…. I was seated next to his son! Naturally I had to record a video and he kindly obliged to articulate!
Today I attended the book launch of a marketing genius friend of mine who is now a published author. Check me out with Mr. Clive Veroni, author of SPIN. More on the book here.
Had to come back home to do homework and reading assignments BUT, I am invited to a TIFF event tomorrow…I don’t have school on Friday!
The ethereal goddess, Naomi Campbell was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the September 2014 of Interview Magazine. She wears Givenchy and she has never looked hotter.
I am posting this to bring awareness to a very important issue, and one that most people take for granted- the access to CLEAN DRINKING WATER, which is getting harder and harder to find for many people around the world. Water is what gives life to our planet. Water is a basic human need required for survival, just like oxygen.
For the people who would rather waste clean water in order to OPT OUT of raising money for charity, and for those of you who insist on wasting clean water in order to create awareness and raise money for charity, I hope you can appreciate these facts.….” To put the waste this campaign has caused into simple terms, let’s just assume everyone is using a five gallon bucket. Now multiply that number by the more than 1.2 million videos shared on Facebook since June 1. Based on that assumption (5 x 1,200,000), over 6 million gallons of water have been poured out in the name of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The average American household uses 320 gallons per day, which means that based on this estimation, nearly 19,000 homes’ daily water usage has been wasted. And that’s not even taking into account that videos posted online often depict multiple people, sometimes even entire sororities or fraternities, taking part in the ice bucket challenge, often using more than one bucket per video.” Jason Ruize……