This morning I was perusing The Fashion Bomb Daily and came across this beautiful picture of Iman at the 4th Annual AmFar Inspiration Gala. The supermodel looked absolutely gorgeous in a red Valentino gown. Whatever she is doing at her age to look that flawless, it is werking! Give us your secrets Iman!
Finally a BB Cream for women of color. I guess I can’t be really surprised that it took someone like Iman to do it though. Iman is launching a BB cream in December that is supposed to cover match 35 different skin tones. The BB cream will come in 6 different shades. I don’t know how much it will cost, but I am super excited. Photo from The Cut.
The 2011 Met Ball honoring British designer Alexander McQueen was held last night. Today we are going to go over the fashions. You know the drill… who was hot and who most certainly was not. Who did you love, hate, or feel very meh about? Photos from The Cut.
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Photo from Retro Fit.
Iman was born in Somalia in 1955 to a diplomat and doctor,. She moved to Egypt as a child and later went to college in Kenya. While in Kenya she was spotted by photographer Peter Beard. That moment helped jump start her modeling career. On the set of her first job, which was also her first job with Vogue, the makeup artist asked her if she had brought her own makeup. At the time models of color brought their own makeup because there weren’t a lot of shades out there to match them. That moment would inspire Iman to start a multimillion dollar cosmetics empire two decades later.
Bethann Hardison has done so much for people of color in the fashion industry – where do I start?
Let’s start at the beginning. Hardison was born and bred in New York City to a devout Muslim family. And from that point on, she was destined for greatness. She was the first African-American cheerleader at her high school and the first African-American salesperson in the showroom of her first job in the garment district. One day in an elevator, Hardison was discovered by African-American designer Willi Smith who encouraged her to start a successful modeling career. Iman, Pat Cleveland, and Naomi Sims were the top Black models of the time, and Hardison worked along with them.
Photo from Foto-Decadent