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16 Sep

Lupita Nyong’o Takes Vogue on a Quest to Kenya

Award-winning actress and filmmaker, Lupita Nyong’o takes Vogue Magazine on a quest to her native village in Kenya wearing the season's hottest prints from Givenchy Chloe, and Roberto Cavalli to Duro Olowu, Prada and Missoni. We love her so much because, not only does she represent for our talented community of color, but she really takes the time to utilize her platform to bring awareness to our society's twisted standards of beauty. She continues to highlight the lack of opportunities available because of it, while finding ways to encourage and uplift our young girls. She told Vogue editor, Elizabeth Ruben that she wants to “Create Opportunities for People of Color” and we are all for it! She also said that she was delighted...
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20 Aug

The Gang of Africa Takes Over L’Officiel September Issue

Iman, Ciara & African It-Girls Cover L'Officiel
Black Beauty Matters
With pages upon pages paying homage to African models and fashion representing the oh so necessary theme, "Black Beauty Matters," we are so here for this and got our hands on a few visuals to get you excited!

Photo Credit(s):
L'Officiel Paris
THE GANG OF AFRICA
Photography: Ellen Von Unwerth
Stylist: LeJenke
Hair: Oscar James
MUA: Porsche Cooper

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16 Dec

Malaika Firth Says She “Ignores Racism” in Modeling Industry

Malaika Firth is a Kenyan-born British fashion model who started modeling after her mother saw a TV special about her agency, Premier Model Management. You may have seen this doll in the Victoria Secret Fashion Show,  Burberry ads, the TopShop holiday campaign or taking selfies backstage with our uncle Karl Lagerfeld! In addition to her stunning beauty, she is known to be outspoken about racial issues within the industry and has strong opinions about money and fame. Earlier this year, she spoke with VOGUE Magazine about how she ignores racism: "The lack of racial diversity is a prevalent issue in modelling but I try to ignore it. If you talk about it and try to make it an issue, then it's still...
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19 Sep

Lupita Nyong’o for Vogue Magazine

Lupita Nyong’o, the Oscar winner and 12 Years A Slave breakout star, is still riding the wave of stardom after being named the "The Most Beautiful Woman" by People and "Woman of the Year" by Glamour Magazines. The Mexican-Kenyan actress covers Vogue (for a second time) in the season's hautest looks from Givenchy and Schiaparelli Haute Couture to Gaultier Paris, Atelier Versace, and Maison Margiela. Page for page, Nyong’o stuns in gorgeous gowns, even gracing us with the art of dance in the Paris’s Musée Picasso. A complete vision of beauty, yet the most beautiful aspect of the editorial is her words. The Star Wars actress talks about how her rise to fame was not always perfect. She was constantly discriminated against...
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7 Nov

Lupita Nyong’o Continues to Redefine Standards of Beauty

Oscar winner, Yale graduate, and "Woman of the Year," Lupita Nyong'o covers Glamour Magazine's December issue. I must say, I am very impressed with her interview. Editors at Glamour could have taken the easy route and focused only on Lupita's life as the new fashion industry muse or who she's dating or her next role. Instead, they provided a platform for her to continue dialogue about our current standards of beauty and how she is slowly redefining how we see it! Playwright Eve Ensler refers to Lupita Nyong'o as "one of the great talents and spirits of our time, at the beginning of an extraordinary journey,' and we couldn't agree more. Lupita's role in 12 Years a Slave led to her win...
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