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25 Sep

Jourdan Dunn for Madame Figaro

Our "Maybelline Melanin Queen," Jourdan Dunn covers Madame Figaro in everything from Dior, Gucci and Balmain to  Chloe, Hermes and many more. This British stunner and Victoria's Secret model was discovered at the age of 16 and within a year of making her runway debut, Jourdan became  the first Black model to walk a  Prada runway in over 10 years! She has topped the Forbes list, ringing in 4 million dollars in 2014 alone and not only did she win "Model of the Year" at the British Fashion Awards, but she covered British Vogue and became the first solo Black model to grace the cover in 12 years! That's crazy..we know! Check her out in this colorful editorial for the French mag's latest...
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15 Sep

Chanel Iman for Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan

Our fav supermodel, Chanel Iman slays the September issue of Harper's Bazaar Kazakhstan in everything from Miu Miu, Prada, Versace, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen. This Korean/Black beauty was born in Atlanta and started modeling at the age of 12. She has since taken the industry by storm with credits that span from Vogue Magazine and Victoria Secret to Alexander McQueen, Valentino and many more. Most notably, (in Spring of 2009), Chanel was the first Black model in 8 years to walk for Gucci. WOW! Known for being an advocate for diversity on the runways, Chanel's dream is for advertisers to see the value in booking models of color. This is our dream as well! She has also been involved...
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17 Jul

Zuhair Murad Fall 2016 Couture

Zuhair Murad's Hippie Couture Collection Diverse Models Slay in Embellished Gowns & Thigh High Boots Innovative designer, Zuhair Murad never seems to disappoint! This season he gives LIFE with no parole as diverse models parade the runway in embellished lace, velvet, capes, chic hats and super sexy thigh high boots.  Pinched waist lines, sequins, bell-sleeves and form fitting cuts defined this collection, while the crimson and purple added a hint of color to otherwise black, beige, and soft pink looks. Yes, it sounds like way too much for any one collection, but Murad makes it WERK! It feels much like hippie chic, but actually looks more like rock star couture! Not sure that we are loving the wide buckled belts though. “She’s young,...
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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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9 Nov

Indian Model New Face of Abercrombie & Fitch

Model, Neelam Gill made waves in the fashion community as the first model of Indian descent to be featured in a campaign for British luxury brand, Burberry. She has since, walked in numerous runway shows, including Kanye West x Adidas, and appeared in campaigns for TopShop and magazines including British Vogue, Glamour, Lucky, Elle and more. As of late, the Indian beauty has been seen posing in the latest campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch. The brand is changing creative direction based upon customer feedback and critics who have called them out for their lack of diversity and oversexualized visuals in advertising. According to their SVP of marketing, Neelam is their answer and the first step to their rebranding strategy. Not only...
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5 Nov

Lineisy Montero in Prada Resort Campaign

Lineisy Montero, the Dominican model who became a designer favorite after her debut on the Prada runway, has taken the industry by storm! As we watched the shows this season, from New York to Paris, Lineisy was literally everywhere. She is silently becoming the new face of fashion's diversity initiative as she has rocked the runway for several designers including Balmain, Céline, Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and more! There has been so much controversy around the lack of cultural diversity in the fashion industry, especially in the booking of models for campaigns and runway shows. It's a breath of fresh air to see a model of color slaying the runway in her natural black afro, alongside other models who...
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