Posts Tagged ‘bethann hardison’

Day 6:the bare invisible beauty of revolutionary real people. Today the PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE eerily co-mingle for us with three milestones.   PAST: Model Naomi Sims died on Saturday at age 61.  1969.  Before there was a Miss Naomi Campbell there was a Miss Naomi Sims. Two years after of the Summer of Love, […]


The 1980’s, in the fashion world, being of color and gay was to be celebrated…today, in 2009, it seems that we have made both huge strides forward and vast puzzling backward steps at the same time.  Eighties icons of color in the fashion industry such as Antonio Lopez, illustrator and designers, Willi Smith and Patrick […]


OK, I had this exact outfit!  So this is famed model, Alva Chinn.  Can you picture Alva in a yoga class in Child’s pose where my partner, Michelle Barge is teaching and is the only one to recognize the famous “Halstonette”?  The famed designer’s favorite model was elusive to find since her yoga class appearances […]


My first call was to Bethann Hardison. “The Goddess” championing for Women and Men of Color on the runways and fashion pages. We see her as the heralder and voice for visibility beyond the Pale. (image from Uptown magazine’s recent article) Second call. I had a vibrant talk with Rosemary E. Miller, the author of  “The Threads […]