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The debut of Italian Vogue‘s two new web blogs, “Vogue Black” and “Vogue Curvy,” has caused quite a bit of backlash.

The negative buzz surrounding the sites, dedicated entirely to the task of highlighting the talents of extraordinary black and curvy women respectively, has apparently made it back to the editors. A post entitled “Repleader: What we think about web buzz around Vogue Curvy, Vogue Black and Vogue Talents,” was recently published  on the main Vogue Italia site. Take a look at what Vogue thinks about people being unhappy about having content regarding black and curvy women in particular, carted off to auxiliary sites.

The Cut (New York Magazine blog) suspects that the reason why we decided to create Vogue Talents, Vogue Curvy and Vogue Black is that “these things must be examined on their own, apparently.”

Which is rather true: is not a site dedicated to fashion insiders only, this is why some topics deserve higher consideration.

Vogue Curvy: Tyra Banks in her first post for wrote that “beauty comes in many shapes, and especially in many sizes.” Unfortunately, however, there was no magazine – or site- that covered “other sizes” before.

Italian Vogue Launches Web Pages For Black & Curvy Women

Finally, two years on from the publication of A Black Issue, surrounded by Eastern European models, we ask ourselves: how long will it take before we see more black beauties on the runway? As summarized by Afrobella in her blog, they deserve their own spotlight.

They apparently see nothing wrong with their decision to create these specialized supplementary sites. Still, their decision to do so was groundbreaking in an industry where no such precedent exists. What do you think? Is vogue really doing us black and curvy gals a favor, or are they casting us of to the side and conveniently excluding us from the main fashion vein?

Speak on it.

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