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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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13 Jan

Squad Goals: 90’s Supermodels Naomi, Cindy and Claudia Bring IT Back

Renowned photographer, Steven Klein captured the timeless beauty of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, & Claudia Schiffer, veteren supermodels of the 90's.  The shoot has a minimal monochrome feel, and  features the latest looks from our fav Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing. The Balmain Army is growing and it remains consistent in its diversity.  SLAY ON! "When I was a schoolboy in Bordeaux, it was their editorials that first made clear to me the amazing transformative power of fashion," he said in a statement. "Still today, many years on, their iconic images are often found amongst the jumble on mood boards in my (and almost every other designers') atelier. To say that working with them was a dream come true is no exaggeration."...
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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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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 Dec

Malaika Firth in L’Écume Des Jours

Super beaut, Malaika Firth is giving LIFE in a sexy, exotic androgynous look featuring an edgy bowl cut and a face beat for the gawds! The Kenyan-born British fashion model was a perfect match for the L’Écume Des Jours editorial, shot for Numéro Magazine's winter (Dec/Jan) issue. Click any image to view gallery Publication: Numéro Magazine #159 Photography: Txema Yeste Fashion Stylist: Belen Casadevall Hair/Makeup: Jordi Fontanals Nails: Sayaka Miyasaka...
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