Is Standard Style’s fashion magazine too white for Kansas City?

Break out the cubes of cheese and dodge the Naomi Campbell-propelled cell phones: It’s New York Fashion Week, Kansas City! It’s high holiday for those of us who care way more about hemlines than linemen.

Despite all the preening and superficiality associated with fashion, the industry is candidly grappling with issues of race and racism. It seemed that with all the race talk, the industry was taking steps to bring a few more shades of beauty to its pages and catwalks. Even local women’s mag HerLife had a black cover model in its August 2010 issue.

So with all this in mind, I was a little taken aback by Standard Style‘s largely lily white Spring/Summer 2010 fashion magazine.

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