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16 Sep

Marc Jacobs’ Faux Locks Ignite Racial Controversy

Gigi Hadid at Marc Jacobs Show in Faux Dread Locks
Marc Jacobs Closed Fashion Week with a (Cultural Appropriation) BANG! Caucasian Models Strutted Runway in Multicolored Faux Locks “All who cry ‘cultural appropriation’ or whatever nonsense about any race or skin color wearing their hair in any particular style or manner — funny how you don’t criticize women of color for straightening their hair. I respect and am inspired by people and how they look. I don’t see color or race — I see people.” ~ Marc Jacobs I am definitely here for Harajuku Chic, but the choice of hair...
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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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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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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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7 Nov

The Innovators Featuring Joan Smalls & Charles Riley

Our fav Puerto Rican supermodel Joan, poses alongside dancer and choreographer, Charles "Lil Buck' Riley to create an animated and action-filled photoshoot for the Wall Street Journal. Known as the man who reinvented the street-style dance known as jookin' with infusions of ballet, Lil Buck dances through the editorial as Joan puts couture in motion. The finished product is super dope! Publication: Wall Street Journal (WJS) Directed by Magnus Berger Images via Wall Street Journal Click any image to view gallery...
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