22 June 2009

VV Brown talks fashion

Singer, writer and fashion inspiration – it's no wonder everyone's baiting for a bit of VV Brown right now. Her penchant for Ashish's be-sequinned beauties and a love of crazy vintage finds, together with that statement quiff of hers, have opened up some seriously fashionable doors (performing on an AW09 catwalk and setting up her own online vintage store are among the highlights so far) and her success has given her a platform to comment on what really matters to her in the fashion industry: 'I was so psyched [to be in Vogue] because ... there need to be more black women in fashion. We have Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn, but to me, that feels like tokenism. There are so many beautiful women from ethnic minorities out there. This kind of very skinny Russian look monopolises fashion and it needs to change.' And what has she got to say on being a style icon? 'It evolved naturally, and from being broke,' she told The Guardian. We feel your pain VV, we feel your pain...


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