I am here for all that Edward Enniful’s appointment promises to those of us who believe media and the creative arts can change our world for the better.The shade was so real in late August when Naomi Campbell’s deliciously manicured finger graced the screen of her phone to press ‘post’. She sent a message that the sun is melting the snow storm that is the current Vogue editorial staff team. The gleaming mundanity of a rooftop shoot where untroubled smiles announced that there is nothing radical to be missed with the now former editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman’s goodbye. Underneath the photo Naomi posted on Instagram the caption reads: “This is the staff photo of @britishvogue under the previous editor #AlexandraSchulman. Looking forward to an inclusive and diverse staff now that @edward_enninful is the editor. Let's hear your thoughts?” The old order is beaming in their blissful unawareness of the pulsating diversity of modern multicultural London in the streets below where hijabs, box braids, afros and weaves of the highest quality float gracefully down an Oxford Street that belongs to us all.
It isn’t surprising that Vogue is trying to keep white readers happy, but it ignores how much inspiration, talent, beauty and style is blatantly co-opted and stolen. by Lara Witt You know what is exceedingly exhausting but never surprising? White people being racist. More specifically: magazines