Normally we see “Wide Awake” artist, Katy Perry, with the bright and kooky colors. It appears the pop singer has taken another direction for the upcoming issue July issue of Vogue Italia. Through the lens of Francesco Carrozzini, truly captured one of Katy’s shoots to date.
A friend of mine happened to bring this video to my attention. The video shown above is from Vogue Italia, which appears to find expression from the black urban culture called Haute Mess (directed by Steven Meisel). Clearly, this video can be easily misinterpreted. Some would believe it’s racist to make such a video. The crazy colored hair-dos with long finger nails in the supermarket. If this doesn’t scream rachetness, then I would not know what to tell you.
However, this was perhaps done in the best aesthetic it could give, in my opinion. Sure this has been inspired by some of most ratchet style in our culture. When has it ever been when someone has not gain inspiration from something classified degrading, ratchet, or provocative. We have been doing it forever!! If I must say so, the black culture has influenced the fashion culture for years! Fashion is an art form which can be inspired from the smallest atom to something larger than life. This video is an example of it ain’t biting if you can do it better.
March’s Vogue Italia got Joan Smalls on their cover.She is the first model of color to grace the glossy’s front page since their “all black” issue in 2008. Joan Smalls is probably one of my favorite models. She can sell anything!
I guess I did spoke too soon about Beyonce in that previous blog post, but there was never any shade. The images before you are in the latest editorial for Vogue Italia. These images of the goddess has been gone completely viral. Dressed in luxuroious Furs and of course, Tom Ford, Bey delivers in everything she does. I can’t deny it, but its true. A little bit too damn easy.
Due to the fact, the images are black and white has made me love the spread even more! Each individual look has its own distinctive essence. Hate it or love it, she’s gonna run it like no other!