Check out supermodel Jourdan Dunn in the December 2013 issue of Vogue. She was shot by Patrick Demarchelier. Since this is the holiday issue of Vogue, she aptly looks the part don’t you think? The plum eye makeup and the ruby nail polish adds to the holiday glam look, along with the David Morris jewels and Versace top. This is a very pleasant combination. I am already getting outfit ideas from this very picture! Photo spotted on Models of Color Tumblr.
Malaika Firth was photographed by Steven Meisel for Prada’s new Fall/Winter 2013 ad campaign. Malaika Firth is the first black model to front an ad campaign for the Italian fashion house since Naomi Campbell was the face 19 years ago in 1994! Wow! This is a big honor. Prada usually only has one black model in each fashion show if that, so this is really big. Photo from Models of Color.
This week’s Of Note post will be brief due to my travels for Charleston Fashion Week.
Liya Kebede was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1978. Like most famous models, she was spotted out of the blue at the French Lycee by a film director who introduced her to a French modeling agent. From there she began a journey towards a prosperous modeling career by becoming the first woman of color to model for Estee Lauder Cosmetics and landing on the American Vogue cover multiple times.
Remember the Edward Enninful styled editorial, The Black Allure, I posted a few weeks ago with a ton of gorgeous black models in it? Well here is the video. I love, love, love it.
It looks like Vogue Italia is doing the all black model thing again with The Black Allure editorial, and I am not upset. While I hate for this to be a gimmick, I am in love with this editorial. It features almost all of the top black models of today like Joan, Jourdan, Chanel, Sessilee, Ajak, Arlenis, and more. The editorial is so gorgeous. The colors, lighting, clothes, setting, and makeup are to die for! What do you think? Photos from Fashin.
From Refinery 29:
Last year around this time, Vogue Italia impressed us on several levels with its “Black Issue, an edition of the vaunted mag featuring only beauties of African decent like Liya Kebede, Jourdan Dunn, and, of course, Naomi Campbell. As forceful and gorgeous a statement as that was, it might have to take a backseat to a new supplement stuffed into the latest issue of Italian Vogue—a mini-magazine that replicates the “Black Issue” with Barbies!!! Editrix Franca Sozzani has topped herself again. We mean, it would have been enough if it were just an issue showcasing Babs on the 50th anniversary of her creation, no matter the color of the dolls in question. But posing the “So In Style” models, which display more natural-looking black features, in pools, curled seductively on kinky couches, and flirty lingerie? Brava Signora Sozzani!