Black women spend considerable sums on cosmetics - fact. Despite the evidence that continues to support this, major retailers continue to sideline products targeted at black women and this was one of the main topics of conversation Iman discussed at WWD's Beauty CEO Summit earlier on this week.
According to the model, major distributors like Target and Walgreens didn't support her cosmetics line. 'It was a no-go,' she said. 'They wanted me to be placed at the back, which they considered, like it, is for the ethnic section, which I was totally against for no other reason but 'cause also I never considered myself an ethnic brand.'
As a result of the hostility, most of her line is sold online which is naturally having a negative impact. After all, how many women are willing to buy make-up products that they can't try before they buy?
Not content with being one of the original supermodels and having a cosmetics empire under her belt, Iman is turning her hand to magazines. Last week sources revealed that the model will serve as the guest editor of the newly revamped Essence magazine website.
Iman will regularly contribute to the site talking about her life and style. In her first piece she wrote: "I love that ESSENCE celebrates everything fierce, fun and fabulous – that’s how I try to live my life. It’s all in the attitude. The idea is to be the best you can be, every single day."
The 2011 Met Ball has finally arrived and the stars have come out with a venegance and on the red carpet Kanye West most notably appearing sporting the first glimpse of Tory Burch's first foray into the world of menswear.