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Sunday, 8 August 2010

TMC...Top Model of Colour/Too Much Chocolate...

Last night I went to a fantastic event in West London called Top Model of Colour. As an established event I am sure many of you have heard of it, nonetheless, I thought I would share!

The judges were erm....constructive to say the least.
Stand out quotes from the night include:

Your walk is really stumpy

Why is your hair covering half of your face” and

You are a pretty girl but what else can you do

The models provided their own comedy gems including citing Naomi Campbell as a prominent black model under the age of thirty(?!?).... but alas that is why they are models! 

There were three categories; casual wear, swimwear (twit twoo) and evening wear, intertwined with questions and entertainment.

Gorgeous,gorgeous ladies.....


All of that said, events such as these remind me of the level of diversity and beauty on offer from ‘models of colour’ and also got me thinking about whether there is still a glass ceiling within an industry that is supposedly inherently dynamic.

Are there still limitations for black models or is this an illusion created by disgruntled individuals who lack that 'je ne sais quoi' which makes an individual stand out. In order to front a high fashion campaign you cannot be ‘kinda buff still’ you have to have an edge that sets you apart irrespective of race. If this is the case, what is the best way of showcasing these qualities? As a community how do we create more than one ‘supermodel’ every decade?

This glass ceiling is mirrored throughout society, the corporate sector, music, politics etc...
The question is how can it be sledge-hammered once and for all?  

Social commentary aside the male heats will be held on 

 Sat, 21 Aug 2010 7PM
Bush Hall
310 Uxbridge Road
Shepherds Bush
London W12 7LJ

Did somebody say topless male models.......????


  1. You can never have too much chocolate... unless it's white, in which case it's not really chocolate anyway, just solid milk.... I digress

    You can never have too much chocolate.

  2. i've heard there is going to be a particularly yummy batch coming up in the male heats....