When Beyoncé announced the release of her film, "Black Is King," its timeliness stuck out. But what some fans didn’t know was just how long it was in the making for, and what type of work went into the project.
“Having worked with her, I know how many hours go in, even just planning. It’s really good to know she puts her heart into it,” said Kim Kimble, a hairstylist who worked on several of the looks for the film, as well as past projects like Beyoncé’s Coachella performance, and the visuals for her 2016 album, "Lemonade."
At the link in bio, hairstylist Kim Kimble and designer Venny Etienne talk about bringing the artist's aesthetic to life.
@BlackGirlSunscreen founder @shontay_lundy spoke to WWD about her rising beauty brand that accommodates all skin types and is revolutionizing sun-care.
The sunscreen label, which received a $1 million investment from a private funding source in May, is the only indie Black-owned brand carried by Target nationwide in the sun-care category.
"I had a diverse group of friends that would offer sunscreen to me that would not rub into my complexion. I searched online and couldn’t find anything that rubbed into my skin complexion. It wasn’t an aha moment. It was an oh s--t. There’s really nothing on Google for Black girls? There’s nothing on Google for ethnic skin? There’s really no one talking to us? No, apparently not, because it leaves this crazy, white cast. That’s the number-one reason Black women and women of color were not protecting their skin at that time."
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Continuing her dialogue with feminist artists, Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of women’s collections at @Dior, has unveiled a fall advertising campaign inspired by Marcella Campagnano.
Shot by Paola Mattioli, the ads featured a mosaic of portraits of models, representing different feminine roles and identities. It references "The Invention of Femininity,” Campagnano’s photographic series from the Seventies in which she poses as female archetypes including a mother, student, prostitute, bride and pregnant woman.
Models re-create the feel of the series, but are shown instead wearing items from the fall collection, which was shown on a set aglow with neon signs spelling out statements including “Consent,” “Patriarchy = Repression” and “We Are All Clitoridian Women” — the work of feminist art collective Claire Fontaine.
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