Selective trends: Are some things off limits?

























In a recent post from Fashion Bomb Daily, an interesting concept came up in the comments portion of the post, are there just some fashion statements that are off limits to certain ethnic groups?

Dolce and Gabbana recently presented a flawless collection at New York Fashion week filled with patterns and textures that dreams are made of.

The area of concern however, is centered around the earrings that were also in the show but seemingly went unnoticed.

Interestingly, the earrings once given the second glance, provided that one can get past the immediate assumption the accessory appears to be mammy inspired do not seem to look offensive.

Comments on the Fashion Bomb Daily actually stated that the earrings had they been in another location, or a local store perhaps, would’ve been sure purchase.

The issue then became are the earrings simply offensive because they are being worn by a model who is not Black? So the question is slowly coming to the forefront of discussion, are some things just off limits to certain ethnic groups? Is one thing more acceptable than the other, depending on your ethnic background?

Grand Opening Welcomes High-End European Salon Ton Vangard


Tön Vangard celebrated the Grand Opening of its

South Florida location, a stylish new venue that will offer clients high-end hair styling, body esthetic services, artistic ink and a beverage bar all under one roof, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, from to 9 p.m.

Guests enjoyed a sneak peek at the salon’s classic 70s-inspired atmosphere while indulging in light bites, Sweet & Tipsy alcohol-infused cupcakes and 42 BELOW Vodka cocktails. The evening also included an art exposition with artist Vitaly Rusakov from the Montresso Foundation of Marrakech, Morocco. The featured “Marilyn Monroe / JFK / Ché Guevara” collection combined political satire with the Pop Art.

Tön Vangard is a high-end salon, incorporating [Hair] [Ink] [Body] and [Drink] in a format that offers the most talented stylists, spa estheticians and body artists under one roof. The Tön Vangard goal is to create an edgy, alternative atmosphere with an exceptional collection of art and profoundly modern interior spaces that allow the client to feel like a rock star or celebrity. The menu of services starts at $20. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. For additional information, please visit

 A refreshing venture

The emergence of a salon like Vangard is a concept that can be welcomed with open arms.  After a quick chat with one of the salon owners, Anthony Lordi, during the opening night, it became clear that the salon’s sole desire is to create an atmosphere that cultivates creativity and produces quality results for its clients every time. Lordi promised that every trip to his salon would be packed with rhythmic music that bounces off the walls, vibrant and hypnotic artwork and genuine hair care treatments.  Ton Vangard will certainly be a place South Florida residents can go to let their hair down, relax and have some fun.