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Mey Bun Rila Fukushima and Ai-li Wang for D Mode Magazine

Mey Bun Rila Fukushima and Ai-li Wang for D Mode Magazine

Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima, and Ai-li Wang shot by Herring & Herring for D Mode Magazine. See more here.

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9 thoughts on “Snapshot : Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima and Ai-li Wang in D Mode Magazine”

  1. lol wait a minute, so it’s ok for Asian models to be in black face and not white models lol. Im sorry but I find this odd, I remember seeing a blog post on this site about black face being in vogue.

    Not that the images offended me in Vogue, but why complain about black face and now post black face with people of a different ethnic group doing it?? just a question.

  2. Good question Tiffany. I didn’t quite know how to feel about these pictures. I appreciated the colors and the garb and honestly found them intriguing. I’m not sure if these offend me or not. Me posting them doesn’t necessarily mean I endorse or hate the photos. The point of snapshot is to start a discussion…so enjoy. And discuss!

  3. I know that’s why I wanted to ask, because I saw these photos like the day before you posted them. And at first I thought they were black women at first glance then when I took a double look I was like oh blackface. Don’t get me wrong the pictures are intriguing though.

  4. I don’t get it….
    Why not use real black people of Africans to do this…???

    I love the pictures, but I don’t like the whole blackface thing.

  5. With them, doesn’t it seem like it could be some sort of nod to an aboriginal culture or face painting that has *nothing* at all to do with blackface? We always look at things through the scope of what is familiar to us, but I think with these young ladies, there could be something historically relevant to them that we know nothing about.
    According to Wikipedia:
    “Blackface is theatrical makeup used by white people to play black people. ”
    In another entry about Face Painting:
    “From ancient times, it has been used for hunting, religious reasons, and military reasons (such as camouflage and to indicate membership in a military unit).”
    The African inspired clothes are still questionable, but I think perhaps there could be something else going on here.

  6. These pictures are striking; I love the vibrant colors in the face paint. That being said, it’s still blackface. Why use something that has such an offensive meaning when it’s not necessary.

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