Thursday, 29 April 2010

A Worrying State of Affairs

Let it not be said that fashion is shallow. The Cut – the New York Magazine fashion blog – reported that, at the funeral of civil-rights leader Dorothy Height, Michelle Obama’s hair… was "voluminous".

Firstly, was it worth adding that to an industry blog? And secondly, is that really the story to draw from the occasion? Dorothy Height was an extraordinary civil rights activist, and spent her whole life fighting for the interests of African American women, but Michelle Obama’s hair – which, it fairly nondescript – is the story they chose to focus on?

Michelle and Dorothy are both incredible role models for young women, hell for women of all ages! I love fashion, but let’s prioritise the exceptional lives of these women, above the more than usually abundant volume of their hair!

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