Here are Some Great Websites for Women of Color Who Love Beauty & Fashion…
Do drop what you’re doing and check out Doobop. With the tagline, “A Unique Voice In Beauty”, the site is providing beauty products specifically for darker skinned women and also women with textured hair.
A few things distinguishing the site from what’s out there now, include how carefully it has been curated to assure a wide variety of extremely, high-end brands. The skin care lines include celebrity favorites like Caudalie and RMS, haircare by Andre Walker, as well as Sachajuan and make-up from Becca and Damone Roberts, Iman, and Fashion Fair.
The site is the brainchild of a former L’Oreal marketing executive, and its intent is to make women from diverse backgrounds feel welcome to be involved in beauty products and their purchase at a grand level. One quote from the Refinery 29, write-up regarding the on-line store stated, “We’re no longer confined to the ethnic aisle, we’re the entire store”.
Some other interesting website highlights include the availability of on-line beauty consultations where you can fill out a form and get product recommendations or solutions for concerns like dark spots, discoloration and dryness.
There is a beauty blog on the site, which profiles successful women of color who are top shoppers at Doobop. It also offers advice and tips on skin care, make-up application etc. One recent post revealed how to get Lupita’s amazing, red carpet, make-up look. The Blog is adorably entitled, “Loud Mouth”.
Doobop has already gotten quite a bit of press with write-ups in the NY Times, The Huffington Post, Ebony and numerous others.
Beauty Is Diverse
There are typically numerous complaints and speculation surrounding the most prominent supermodel choices. We wonder why are there still so many fair skinned models dominating our views on magazine pages and during fashion week shows? We go even further to speculate on occasion that this sets a negative tone for young girls from diverse backgrounds who may define themselves poorly because they have a lack of role models who look like them and are considered by society to be “beautiful”. There is a website, www.beautyisdiverse.com, which is entirely dedicated to showcasing the talent of models from populations previously underserved by the fashion community. It takes an in-depth look at models from South America, the Caribbean, African and Asia who are making their way up through the ranks in a rapidly diversifying world of fashion and beauty.
More than just the color of a model’s skin the site also likes to profile the cultures and languages used by diverse models who now grace the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
You can also use the site for day-to-day fashion news and celebrity and red carpet event reporting.
African – American and Ethnic Rhinoplasty by Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj
In a similar vein, The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey recognize the need to combat a “one-size-fits-all” view in Cosmetic Surgery for the face. Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj is especially experienced in ethnic face and nose structures, which can be quite different from Caucasian structures.
He has just recently published a book, now available on-line on Amazon entitled, African-American and Ethnic Rhinoplasty. You can order the book for more information and/or schedule a consultation with Dr. Slupchynskyj to ask questions and take the next steps in a procedure that is appropriate for you regardless of your ethnic origins.