Listas Para Llevar: Anais Mali And Drake Burnette By Santiago & Mauricio For Vogue Spain August 2014
My family is Chilean, and I was born there. By the time I was four, we were living in San Antonio, Texas, and I just remember picking a blue bonnet and getting yelled at by some guy with a sheriff hat and a badge. I was traumatized. He told me it was the state flower, and I wasn’t supposed to be messin’ with it.
crushing hard on this guy right now.
So, I have a theory that if I drink enough PG Tips, I’ll get a message (delivered Hogwarts style) that says I’ve finally been chosen to be British.
Marie Claire Italia October 1991, Le Mille E Una Notte
Tara Yodit Abate by Chico Bialas
Jackie O’s wedding dress for her wedding to JFK in 1953 was designed by the African American designer Ann Lowe. She wasn’t credited openly at the time and even as a fashion designer I only just learned about her.
She also designed dresses worn by Oscar winners and debutantes. She worked for other houses and also ran her own eponymous line in New York for many years. She sought to “to prove that a Negro can become a major dress designer.” And her elite client list shows that she met her goal. She learned to sew from her mother and continued her trade even when glaucoma threatened her vision.
Had to share the history of this amazing black woman. Lighting a candle to her today.