November 11, 2009
Distinguished alto saxophonist Greg Osby and noted trumpeter Sean Jones recently posted a blog entry and a Facebook discussion board thread, respectively, bemoaning the decline of fashion, or more pointedly just looking presentable, on the bandstand. In a response to that, The Root contributor John Murph has compiled this list of 15 fashion-forward jazz musicians who rock the stage in decidedly 21st-century mode.
October 30, 2009
I’m bracing myself for one or two blackface Baracks. And I’m trying to decide now – because I do my best thinking when I’m not in a ridiculous costume – how I’ll react.
October 29, 2009
It seems the recession has stopped your uncle and aunty from buying their gator shoes and handbags. Can anything be done to save the gator industry? Yes, but only if you have an appetite.
October 15, 2009
I’m not sure what to make of the French Vogue fashion shoot that features model Lara Stone—she of the pale complexion—covered in black makeup. But one thing is certain: I’m not angry.
October 13, 2009
To his credit, Jacobs didn't discriminate: there were girls of all races representing on the runway, just not too many that could actually grow a 'fro.
October 9, 2009
Celebrity-backed fashion lines are taking major hits in the economy. Is the era of the generic fashion label from random celebrities over?
September 21, 2009
Using Mad Men Yourself, Liza muses about what Oprah looks like in a world optimized for not just white people but icons.
September 15, 2009
With customers flocking to Goodwill for clothes, has the recession help further diminish the stigma associated with second hand stores?
August 31, 2009
Naomi Campbell on how the recession has made designers even more reluctant to employ models of color.
June 9, 2009
Over on the Huffington Post, Darryl Cobbin says continuing to market unattainable lifestyles is a mistake for luxury brands...
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