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Back to back black Vogue covers and Rihanna’s belated bday party

Well slap me with a fish and call me Wally!

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Sorry, I just needed to create an expression as crazy as that to express my shock at the fact that Beyonce is covering the April edition of US Vogue magazine – which means … BACK TO BACK covers with black women for the ‘fashion Bible’!

See? Slap you with a fish too cos I know I was not the only one (pleasantly) surprised at this. We all know that black women don’t make it onto the cover of Vogue much (see a listing of all Vogue’s covers with black women here) – certainly their representation on the cover of US Vogue does not match up to their proportion of the US population or – let’s be honest, the disproportionate influnce of blacks on US culture.

Could this be change we can believe in Anna?

In other news, Rihanna has been seen out and about in earnest for the first time since she was beaten by Chris Brown before the Grammys last month.

She had a belated 21st birthday party at the Spotted Pig in New York City (her birthday was actually in February but she was in no state to go out or be seen after the incident) with a few fellow celebs, including mentor Jay-Z and wife Beyonce, Brandy and BFF Melissa.

photo credit: Splash News via ybf.com. Composite photo.
photo credit: Splash News via ybf.com. Composite photo.

 

photo credit: Splash News
photo credit: Splash News

 

Photo credit: Splash news
Photo credit: Splash news
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photo credit: Splash News

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