The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: The Black Girl (Magazine) Revolution Project, Kate Upton to Cover Vogue, and WWD Goes Inside Raekwon’s Closet


• It’s hard not to notice the gaping hole in the magazine market in terms of magazines geared towards young women of color. While yes, we do have Essence, Ebony, and the like, it’s safe to say there is no print publication that caters to the interests of black women ages 18-34. The Black Girl Revolution Project  has taken to Tumblr in attempts to remedy this. The movement calls for more magazines like the now-defunct Suede and Honey, with the ultimate goal (in their words) of creating “a sustainable monthly national consumer magazine for young African-American women ages 18-34.” Fair enough. While blogs (like… The Fashion Bomb!)  have in some ways filled the void with meeting the needs of young black women, I must admit, I would love to see a glossy aimed towards young sophisticated women of color like myself and many of you! However, the irony of their pleas to spread the word about this issue through the digital space is lost on no one. Go to their website here to learn more about the movement and ways to support it. (Clutch)


• Fashionista reports that the cover girl for Vogue‘s June 2013 issue will be none other than Kate Upton. This will be the model’s third time featured in the magazine, but first time gracing the cover. No surprises here, considering she’s already covered Vogue Italia, and, in light of Vogue‘s worldwide health initiative, fashion’s overlords have become quite taken with Ms. Upton on account of her boobs ‘healthy’ body type. (Fashionista)


Raekwon has owned more sneakers in his lifetime than I have money in my bank account right now. The Wu-Tang Clan rapper told WWD that since the age of 16, he’s gone through “about 2,000 pairs of sneakers.” Ok! (WWD)


•While Kanye West was busy trying to be the most fashion-forward rapper evarr during PFW, Frank Ocean was stealing the hearts of the fashion set in his t-shirts and sneakers. The Telegraph argues that Kanye should be watching his sartorial throne, as Ocean’s more laid-back, less, um, theatrical wardrobe is quickly turning him into a style star. Surely, it helps that Ocean is being given this title, as opposed to kicking and screaming about how stylish he is. Who doesn’t love a reluctant fashionisto? And (probably the best news yet), you can rest assured we won’t see Ocean in any of the more controversial getups Kanye’s famously sported: “I don’t wear women’s clothes,” he told The Hollywood Reporter when asked if he might consider donning a women’s blouse (a la Kanye in Céline at Coachella). (Telegraph)

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• NYC Bombshells, set your calendars for the next bomb event! Demetria Lucas aka A Belle in Brooklyn is having cocktails at a super secret location on Monday March 18th from 6-9pm. If you’re free and up to mingling with fashion forward urban stylistas, RSVP to . We’ll be there! (Fashion Bomb Inbox)