Please help Amina Owens start her very own t-shirt line and honor the eminent Dorothy Dandridge at the same time! Amina’s goal is to have a line dedicated to a diverse range of timeless beauties. She felt that there was no better way to begin this line than with Dorothy Dandridge, a woman who represents sophistication, diversity, and timeless beauty. Help turn Amina’s dreams into reality by purchasing a shirt here.
Dorothy Dandridge, February 1955 issue of Brown magazine
On August 15, 1964, the Toronto Star published this photo of Dorothy Dandridge by photographer Norman James with the caption “Never quite reached the top.” I’m pretty offended by that caption, so I can only imagine how Dottie felt about it. Although she had ups and downs throughout her lifetime, more so in her latter years, Dorothy Dandridge had many triumphs in her lifetime. Should she have been the biggest star in the world? Most definitely, but her accomplishments should never be downplayed.
The Dandridge Sisters: Etta Jones, Dorothy Dandridge, and Vivian Dandridge on stage with soul singer Jimmy Lunceford (circa 1940).“On stage, the Dandridge Sisters represented one glamorous girl in three. Etta was the lively one with the highest voice, who seemed as if she were ready in a split second to out dance and outmaneuver the others. Vivian was the dishy one with the lowest voice; the most aggressively sexy of the three and also the funniest, with a cute naughty girl twinkle in her eye and her smile. Dorothy, singing lead, was the soft, young one, warm, sensitive, sincere, not as knowing as the others. For women watching them, they were fetching symbols of progressive young Black womanhood.”
The Dandridge Sisters Dorothy Dandridge (second from left) and Vivian Dandridge (far right) photographed attending dance school as young girls.
I love that more and more apparel companies are showing love to Dorothy! Check out these socks by www.sizocks.com. Y’all are always saying that you wish you could find Dorothy Dandridge apparel or asking me where to buy things. I really hope y’all support all the businesses/fashion lines that I showcase!
I wasn’t even gonna address that, but it IRKS the heck out of me when people add negative comments. If you don’t like something, DON’T reblog it. Period.
boogieism so it’s ratchet to get a tattoo to pay homage to someone? Oh. Why be concerned with what someone else does with their own body? People pay homage in a variety of ways. It may not be something that you’d do, but I’ve seen many different Dottie tats. I happen to appreciate the artistry behind the particular tattoo. If you didn’t like it, you should have just kept moving along. Posting negativity on something that was meant to be positive was extremely unnecessary, and incredibly insulting to the artist as well as the young lady who had this work done on her.