Apart from being a news source, I typically use this dot-com as a place to talk about the things that I love. This post, however, is going to be a little different. As a stylist, I understand the pressure there is to be innovative and how easily you can slip into ‘shock factor’ shoots without realising the impact it can have. Numero and Patti Wilson may have pushed it too far this time. In issue 117, a beautiful display of clothing is worn by the lovely Constance Jablonski and shot by Greg Kadel for a shoot named “The Kid“. You may think they are referencing the Charlie Chaplin movie until you realise the “prop” in the shoot is a black child. To compliment the child, they have put the very pale Constance in “blackface” and fake afros. The theme is lost on me, and I find it to be offensive rather than edgy as it does not work as a fashion story on any level.