A Year After The Black Hair Controversy, Glamour Marches On

Last August, Ashley Baker, an editor from Glamour » 11/06/08 12:30pm 11/06/08 12:30pm magazine, visited a law firm to speak about the dos and don'ts of corporate fashion. While commenting on a slide show, a picture of a woman sporting an Afro popped up, and Baker called it a real no-no. She said the same thing about dreadlocks, and suddenly a storm of …

Glamour & "Political" Hair: What Have We Learned?

Over on Racialicious, Latoya Peterson writes about the March issue of Glamour, which contains a transcript from the panel that editor-in-chief Cindi Leive put together after the slide show debacle six months ago in which an editor called an Afro "a no-no" and declared dreadlocks "political." The editor was fired, and… » 3/06/08 4:00pm 3/06/08 4:00pm

How Does A Black Woman Feel About The Glamour Controversy? I Asked Myself!

About a month ago, we wrote about an incident at a NYC law firm involving an editor from Glamour magazine, the "appropriateness" of certain African-American hairstyles, the word "political", and some angry, offended attorneys. Yesterday, the (now-former) editor, Ashley Baker, called Moe and gave as much of her side of… » 10/09/07 2:30pm 10/09/07 2:30pm

'Glamour' Editor Looks Like Shit, Sees 'Vogue' Editor On Subway

"It took a certain courage," Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour writes in her August editor's letter, for such luminaries as Harvard physicist Lisa Randall and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin "to admit to the pleasure that fashion brings them." Well, Glamour "Slaves To Fashion" blogger Ashley Baker — for whom… » 7/23/07 4:16pm 7/23/07 4:16pm

Dear Women's Magazine Editors: Please Stop It With The Rich, Matchy-Matchy, &%#!#!^% Merch Already

Glossed Over's vain and vitriolic blogger is taking her favorite target, Lucky, to task for its unyielding — and subsequently totally meaningless — use of the word "rich" to describe various items (sandals, bags, blouse) featured in the July issue. Does "rich" mean "expensive" she asks? "Shiny"? "High-quality?"… » 6/19/07 12:13pm 6/19/07 12:13pm

Vagina Monoblogs: Examining The Mystery Of Alyssa Shelasky's Breakup With The One Guy She Respected Enough Not To Bestow A Gay Nickname Upon

Alyssa Shelasky has just announced on her blog that she has inexplicably broken up with her boyfriend of a month and a half (and she's making a valiant effort not to equate it with the Virginia Tech tragedy!). In light of this surprising romantic development, and Alyssa's unsatisfying lack of explanation for it ("It… » 4/17/07 3:21pm 4/17/07 3:21pm