Tag: Black Fashion Models

Lavish Lust: Mara Hoffman Swimwear

I am trying to put together my looks for my upcoming winter getaways and Mara Hoffman has just what I need for my forays into the ocean. Indulge.


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Afternoon Fabulosity: Chanel, Sessilee, Jourdan, Arlenis

Clockwise from top left: Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez, Arlenis Sosa, Jourdan Dunn

Four gorgeous brown divas got cheeky for I-D Magazine’s latest issue. I love the color play in the makeup. Black women can have fun with color without looking clownish. It’s all in the application. Granted, some looks should be reserved for the evening, but even a dash of color can be artfully added for a playful daytime look. Just pick one part of your face to emphasize.
Below, the girls get funny for a behind-the-scenes video:

Here are some fabulous flix from the shoot:

I-D September 2009 cover

Sessilee Lopez

Chanel Iman and Jourdan

Sessilee and Arlenis

Arlenis and Chanel Iman

Sessilee and Jourdan

Jourdan and Arlenis

Sessilee and Chanel

Twitterista: Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman rips the runway in Dior Haute Couture

Okay, so I obviously have a Chanel Iman fixation. there’s just something about her that is just so sexy-in a very round-the-girl way. Yet she brings the hotness every time-whether it’s in Dior or–flip flops and straw hats! Here, some simply fun pix of the model via Twitter:

Boogie Nights in the Bahamas!

“Kissed a frog”, so she says. He most certainly turned into a prince

A photo to put all profile pix to shame

All pix via Twitter

Afternoon fabulosity: Chanel Iman + Arlenis Sosa

Harper’s Bazaar got it right this time. Famed fashion photographer captured models Chanel Iman and Arlenis Sosa in a series of black and white photos that capture the sultry 40’s jazz era in the world of Harlem’s Park Row. The Harper’s Bazaar multiple-page spread has a grainy feel that captures the post WWII era; added to that are the classic post-war silhouettes in the Balenciaga & Dolce & Gabbana pieces the models wear beautifully. The full, glorious spread below:

Arlenis Sosa

Chanel Iman

Model Spotlight: Michael Chambers

All images courtesy of Protégé Images

I caught up with man-hunk Michael Chambers last week after a show a show in Atlanta. His good looks, hot physique, and charming personality made him a favorite on the runway. A quick Q&A:

Name: Michael Chambers
Agency: Caliber

Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m from Houston, TX

Q: When did you start modeling?
A: I’m 21 years old. Actually, I’ve only been modeling for about 3 months. I don’t even have a comp card!

Q: Who are your favorite designers?
A: Hands down, Ralph Lauren

Q: Any upcoming projects?
A: Hautelanta in September

Model Corner: LaJay

Out of all the models at Atlanta Fashion Week, one model in particular stood out amongst the rest. LaJay is an independent model whose walk and confidence gave life to the audience and the clothes she wore. Everyone was waiting in anticipation for her because she radiated something special. The twist of her hand, her walk, and her attitude exuded a natural experience. I caught up with her briefly backstage…

Model: LaJay Norvell
Agency: Free Agent (contact here)
Hometown: Denver, CO

Q: When did you start modeling?
Lajay: Well, I’m 16 now, and I started modeling at 9 years old for American Girl Dolls.

Q: What are your favorite designers?
LaJay: I would have to say Ralph Lauren for his classic American look, and local designers Nikera.

Q: Any upcoming shows?
LaJay: Las Vegas Fashion Week

All images courtesy of Protégé Images

Successful Model Commits Suicide

Vogue cover model Ruslana Korshunova, 20, fell to her death from the ninth floor of her Manhattan apartment building this past Saturday. Located in the Financial District on Water Street, the incident occurred at around 2:30 in the afternoon according to published reports. Discovered at 16, Korshunova has walked the runways of Cynthia Rowley, Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci and many other notable designers.

Slavery is So Last Century

Leo DiCaprio’s girlfriend Bar Rafaeli as the head Missus

Isaeli fashion line Irit has decided to create a fashion spread featuring Black female slaves. And if you take a deeper look inside the website, all of the featured fashion models are White-only the Black women are depicted as slaves. I don’t care how you package it, I’m not buying this pathetic satire.
Thanks Vivian.


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