“Cosmopolitan has been heavily criticized over its choice of models in an online article about beauty trends in 2015.


The magazine compared “gorgeous” fashion and beauty trends with those that needed to “die”.2c

For the 21 trends that were “gorgeous”, every single photo used was of a white woman.

For the trends that needed to “die”, almost a fifth were illustrated with a woman of color.

The article – “21 Beauty Trends That Need to Die in 2015” – was published on the magazine’s website in January, and was shared over 80,000 times.”

Buzzfeed made a grand observation. Hmmmm… Coincidence or blatant? What are your thoughts?



About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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