#LOVE and #TRUTH
#Grateful to #create and #work with #ARealOne @simonemissick
SIMONE'S POST IS A MUST READ BELOW. 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋 REPOST @simonemissick She did that. The amazing, dedicated, hardworking @robynvictoriaf !!!! My EXTRAORDINARY STYLIST responsible for all the moments on the carpet!
It’s hard being a black woman, and being an actress doesn’t make it any easier. Something as simple as getting designers to pick up the phone and loan you clothes is not something that happens for #blackgirls , especially if you aren’t a size 2, or 20 years old, or the star of a HUGE blockbuster movie. And even THEN! The number of “no’s” and no responses this woman has had to get are unbelievable. And the number of people who turn her away when they find out she’s black is ridiculous! The design world is still very white, and intentionally exclusive. Ever try to find nude stockings in your color? Or a bra?
We all remember when @beyonce and #destinyschild first came on the scene. @mstinalawson had to make every single outfit because no one wanted to dress them. Even @badgirlriri who is a style ICON wasn’t getting pieces loaned to her in the beginning. @lesdogggg couldn’t get an #emmy dress. And I can name countless actresses who are #plussize who have to scrap and scrounge for looks because designers won’t make things in their size.
So THANK YOU ROBYN for working so hard. And THANK YOU to @naeemkhannyc for dressing this Cinderella. THANK YOU @brownrice__ for giving me the star treatment during our visit and taking extra special care of us.
Kudos to designers like @Csiriano for making clothes for all shapes and shades of women.
I know this seems trite. There are lots of things going on, more than just clothes and looking glamorous. I just want to share that a lot of blood, sweat, and tears goes into every look this woman pulls together. And I look forward to the day when my fellow #blacktresses and full figured sisters don’t have to struggle for the same things our fellow actresses of another color receive: from wages, to interesting, well rounded character to play, and yes! Even some damn clothes.