Aya Jones. Text from models.com An incredible face deserves an incredible start and Aya Jones showed up in all the right places this season. From her debut as a Prada exclusive to selective turns at Miu Miu, Valentino and Sonia Rykiel Aya made an impact. With campaign season right around the corner Aya is poised […]

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MODA celebrates 50 years of the Ebony Fashion Fair Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion displays 40 ensembles from the annual event By Mary Logan Bikoff The Ebony Fashion Fair first came to Atlanta in the early 1960s, sponsored in part by the local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. It was a Sunday-best kind […]

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“We are a growing market in terms of population and buying power and Africa-to-Africa trade is on the increase, so we are our own future.” Read African Fashion’s International Renaissance by Janet Christie The ethical stance of the continent’s creatives is helping to drive a renaissance in African fashion with Michelle Obama wearing bold prints […]

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Power to Queen Bey On the cover of Out magazine’s annual May Power Issue (on newsstands April 22) is one of the most powerful women in music: Beyoncé Knowles. The singer, who defied traditional marketing tactics late last year when she released her surprise self-titled video album, is the perfect representation of what it means to be […]

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Alek Wek is everything. We know this. Have y’all seen her niece though? See Ataui Deng, the gorgeous Sudanese-born newcomer, in these stunning photographs by Julia Noni right here. Source link

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Have you seen these yet? Check them out. Lupita in Vogue Italia! See the Academy Award winning actress photographed by one of fashion publishing’s prized gems right here. You’re welcome. Source link

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“People with not just albinism but all sorts of different people in general exist on an everyday level. We have people in this world who are transsexual, we have people who are gay, we have people who are lesbian.” Not Your Average Male Model: Shaun Ross Talks Beyoncé and Bullying Shaun Ross is not lacking in […]

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Prada’s Third Model of Color: Cindy Bruna From DailyBeast.com: In June, Prada made a splash, casting its first African American model in a campaign in 19 years. Then-newcomer 19-year-old Malaika Firth fronted the brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 campaign alongside major industry names including Christy Turlington and Freja Beha, making her the first African American face of Prada since […]

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Prada’s Third Model of Color: Cindy Bruna From DailyBeast.com: In June, Prada made a splash, casting its first African American model in a campaign in 19 years. Then-newcomer 19-year-old Malaika Firth fronted the brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 campaign alongside major industry names including Christy Turlington and Freja Beha, making her the first African American face of Prada since […]

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Jourdan Dunn With grace and her signature wit, Jourdan Dunn has risen through the ranks to become one of the most wanted models in the business. Whether she’s posing for a portrait or unleashing an anecdote on her hilarious personal twitter, Ms. Dunn is an essential player within the world of fashion. During her career […]

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Jourdan Dunn With grace and her signature wit, Jourdan Dunn has risen through the ranks to become one of the most wanted models in the business. Whether she’s posing for a portrait or unleashing an anecdote on her hilarious personal twitter, Ms. Dunn is an essential player within the world of fashion. During her career […]

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African-American Style Icons & Fashion Stars Past and Present Check out these 20 fabulous and fierce women here!  Women pictured: Diana Ross (top), Eartha Kitt (middle), Josephine Baker (bottom) Source link

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“All White Everything.” Social Media Activists Target Fashion Week Shows With No Black Models Five years ago, Vogue published an article whose headline asked a stark question: “Is Fashion Racist?” It was hard not to answer yes, when models of color – particularly African Americans – were nearly impossible to come by on New York, Milan, London […]

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Check Out Nigerian Model Agent Extraordinaire: Joan Okorodudu Her models are taking the ever rising African fashion industry by storm, and she has made it her mission to put her native Nigeria on the international fashion map. “We may not become a fashion capital like Milan or Paris, but if Africans take the time to […]

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Kiara Kabukuru ‘Returns to Form’ When 37-year-old model Kiara Kabukuru sat down with Style.com, she was just back from a trip. No, she wasn’t returning from Europe after a shoot with Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, Craig McDean, or Mario Testino—all of whom have photographed her in the past. Rather, she had been in South Carolina, […]

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Kiara Kabukuru ‘Returns to Form’ When 37-year-old model Kiara Kabukuru sat down with Style.com, she was just back from a trip. No, she wasn’t returning from Europe after a shoot with Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, Craig McDean, or Mario Testino—all of whom have photographed her in the past. Rather, she had been in South Carolina, […]

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Teen Vogue’s First African American Beauty Director Elaine Welteroth on Diversity Recent masthead shake-ups have unearthed a new generation of young, ethnically diverse beauty editors—and they’re bringing a fresh perspective on beauty to traditional media. As young women of color come into power in the industry, there’s an opportunity for assumptions about race, beauty, and […]

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