As part of their new campaign to “redefine the color of beauty” beauty brand Carol’s Daughter chose three light skinned women, model Selita Ebanks, Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, and Puffy's concubine, Cassie, to be their new spokeswomen. Is anyone surprised?
Selita Ebanks explains that the starlets were chosen for the texture of their hair, rather than for the hue of their skin: “Carol’s Daughter doesn’t have just one direct demographic,” she said. “Solange’s hair is a different texture than mine; so is Cassie’s. Our skin and body types are different. Today, people are blended, and I think the three of us are a prime example. Women in my family range from vanilla to the deepest chocolate.”
That's funny, I don't see the "deepest chocolate" represented in this photo. I guess they couldn't find any chocolate sistas on such short notice?
“They will serve as cultural ambassadors in bringing forth this acceptance that the definition of beauty is now colorless,” said Steve Stoute. “There are no longer boxes of white, black, Latina, Asian. More and more women are checking the other box.” According to Stoute, the trio was chosen because aside from their beauty “they share the vision and embody the messaging in their attitude, appearance, projects and core values.
Remember the sad story of Lashaun Armstrong, the little boy who was the only survivor after his mother drove her family into the Hudson River last week? Lashaun Armstrong, 10, is shown walking outside a residence in Newburgh, New York with a woman identified as "Lisa." He seems to be holding up really well considering the horrific deaths of his mother, Lashanda Armstrong, and his three siblings. Photo: Splash News Online