Now living in Los Angeles, West African born and raised Deddeh Howard is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. An admitted fashion junkie, she was always bothered by the lack of black women modeling in ads for such brands as Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Guess. This inspired her to create Black Mirror, a project in which she literally mirrors the poses of famous white models in big brand ads to draw positive attention to her race. Read more
One of the most beautiful and enduring ad campaigns of all time doesn’t get a lot of press because of its controversial product – real fur. But Blackglama has kept their same ad campaign and headline for over 40 years and it still works. Photographs of the world’s most beautiful women – and in a few cases, men – wrapped in the world’s finest black ranch mink. Read more
Disney and Annie Do it Again.
Just released late yesterday from Disney Parks, the newest Disney Portrait Dream Series of celebrity photographs shot by Annie Leibovitz for Disney as they extend their “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration throughout 2008. Read more