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.
H&M’s Holiday 2010 collection is a great collection for the whole family. As a matter of fact, they used the friends and family of several different models for the collection’s photos. As usual this Holiday collection features great dresses for the women and nice sweaters and pants for the guys.
The spirit of togetherness is the theme of H&M’s Christmas campaign. Personalities such as Liya Kebede, Lou Doillon and Mariacarla Boscono have all been photographed together with the people who mean the most to them. Stella Tennant shows off both party frocks and winter knits with her young daughters Jasmine and Cecily. Lou Doillon shows different party wear themes of tuxedos and party dresses with her friend Sebastien Andrieu, while model brothers Louis and Claude Simonon wear timeless winter cardigans with style.
Here is Liya Kebede in an editorial for the January edition of Elle Italia. It ws shot by Matt Jones. I found it on a site that loves shoes more that me called Pumpsicle. Fashion Gone Rogue has the whole photo shoot here.