by c. shardae jobson “The singer was later quoted in saying, ‘Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.’ Yes, she was young. But Aaliyah had learnt from her mistakes and vowed to not let an older man take advantage of her ever again. By this point, she had harnessed her true inner power. … Continue reading Aaliyah For MAC Is Here: What Does This ’90s Girl Think of the Collection?
The following article is the penultimate draft of the final report “ALMAY IS TRYING TO UNDO YEARS OF WHITE-WASHING ITS BEAUTY CAMPAIGNS”, published on Fashionista.com on April 5, 2018. The Return of a More Inclusive Almay by C. Shardae Jobson Color me surprised when I saw Almay’s latest commercial starring Rashida Jones. Jones may be on the lighter-skinned spectrum of celebrities who are biracial, but … Continue reading The Return of a More Inclusive Almay
My first two years in New York, there was only one nail polish color that mattered and it was Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple.” When I finally got my hands on a bottle of it, I was still working at Topshop in Soho and I recall so well how a coworker (her name was Margeaux) stopped me after I dropped off clothes for the second floor … Continue reading THE GLAM DOWN: A Throwback to Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple”