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The fashion week train has moved to London and while us Americans got a taste of the upcoming spring trends, the British are making the most of their fashion week.

To kick off their ode to fashion, Anna Wintor, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss and many other fashionable celebs payed tribute to the late-great Alexander McQueen by attending a private memorial service for him. Miss Wintor led the service and offered a compelling speech about McQueen’s work but this sentenced captured my attention about him when she described McQueen as:

“a complex and gifted young man.”

I couldn’t agree with her more. Anna Wintor knows fashion and talent; and talent is exactly what McQueen had. There’s absoutely no better way to mark the beginning of fashion week in London by celebriting the life of one of the best British designers. Well done, London.


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Halle Berry is on the cover of U.S. Vogue’s pretigious Septemeber issue. Sporting a new bob, she chats about her break-up with her baby daddy Gabriel Aubry (GORGEOUS) while wearing incredible couture gowns from Armani, Marc Jacobs, Escada and Vera Wang. She is the first black woman to be featured on Vogue’s September issue since Naomi did back in 1989. Wow Vogue, it really took you guys 21 whole years to have another black woman on your September cover.

Being a black woman, I applaud Vogue’s attempt to add more women of color to their September issue, but I’m not too keen on having Halle Berry grace the cover. Don’t get me wrong I love Halle, but she’s not what I really call a fashion icon. So for her to be on the cover the September issue just doesn’t make sense to me. There are so many other black women who are fashion icons that could have graced the September cover (i.e. Grace Jones, BeyoncĂ©, Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Campbell) but Halle is beautiful and she does sell magazines so perhaps Vogue has an alternative intentions on whom should be a cover girl.

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