Liya Kebede for De Beer’s Campaign for Women for Women International

Culled from Instyle Magazine, Read an except about Liya Kebede’s photo shoot for De Beer’s Campaign for Women for Women International.

When Liya Kebede was approached to star in diamond jeweler De Beers’s”Moments in Light” campaign, the model and designer didn’t have to think twice. Photographed by Mary McCartney, the celebrity portraits in the campaign are auctioned off with proceeds benefiting Women for Women International, an organization that provides aid to women in war and post-war countries. For Kebede, the decision to partake was a no-brainer. “I immediately wanted to be a part of the campaign once I learned about the amazing work that Women for Women is doing around the globe,” Kebede told InStyle. “It’s so wonderful that the organization gives women around the world the tools and skills they need to become independent and self-sufficient.” Continue reading Liya Kebede for De Beer’s Campaign for Women for Women International

Ethiopian Beauty Liya Kebede for Grazia Magazine

Whether on the runway or in magazine editorials, Ethiopian beauty Liya Kebede knows how to deliver. Her beauty is truly mesmerizing and the latest editorial of her in Grazia magazine makes me proud that she represents Africa well. Modeling her Lem-Lem collection, she is strikingly beautiful as she continues to prove that flawless African genes and stellar business acumen are a killer combination. Defintely what Africa and African fashion needs right now.  See the images of Ethiopian Beauty Liya Kebede for Grazia Magazine below Continue reading Ethiopian Beauty Liya Kebede for Grazia Magazine

Becoming a Cultural Influencer for African Fashion

Liya Kebede is a cultural influencer for African Fashion and so are you. Yes, you and anyone with ties to that great continent we call Africa. Liya Kebede successfully catapulted her Ethiopian heritage into the limelight with her development of her LemLem brand. You can do the same. Continue reading Becoming a Cultural Influencer for African Fashion

Liya Kebede for The Last Magazine

She can do no wrong and her flawless skin is so on point. Enjoy the refreshing bare beauty of Liya Kebede for The Last Magazine.

 

Liya Kebede for Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week

Guess who closed for Louis Vuitton at their show today for their fall collection at the Paris Fashion Week. You guessed it, my favorite African High Fashion Model of all times, Liya Kebede.

Ethiopian-born Liya Kebede for Marie Claire French Edition, October 2014

There are very few Africans in the fashion industry and one of them is Ethiopian born Liya Kebede. She is a smart woman who has managed not only to streamline her good looks into working as a viable model, but also to celebrate her Ethiopian heritage in her LemLem collection. This month she is on the cover of the French Edition of Marie Claire looking as formidable as can be in a blonde hair that makes her look like Storm in the X-Men Films. Here is a woman who is not only incredibly good looking, but a force to reckon with as as African fashion gets a foot hold in the the global fashion industry. See the gorgeous images of Ethiopian-born Liya Kebede for Marie Claire French Edition below.
Marie_Claire_N_746_-_Octobre_2014_01_1 Marie_Claire_N_746_-_Octobre_2014_02_1 Marie_Claire_N_746_-_Octobre_2014_09_1 Marie_Claire_N_746_-_Octobre_2014_10_1 Marie_Claire_N_746_-_Octobre_2014_11_1

Liya Kebede Is a Vision in Purple

Liya-Kebede-2I must admit that I love beautiful African women and the color purple. Ethipoian beauty Liya Kebede is portraying the things I love to the fullest in this gorgeous picture of her taken last week at the Venice Film Festival. She is wearing an Alberta Ferretti silk tie and dye Maxi Dress with nude barely there makeup that allowed the dress’s violet-to-lavender dégradé stripes to stand front and center.
Liya-Kebede-6

Vogue.com also had more behind the scene images of the model during her time at Venice. They noted that while in Venice,  “the Ethiopian-born model and mother of two explored the city by water taxi, heading to a dress fitting before she stunned on the red carpet in a look by the Italian label. One thing we learned from her Venetian adventure? Whether she was sightseeing or posing for cameras, Kebede proved to be nothing short of bellissima.” I couldn’t agree more and to think that she is African, a model, designer, a wife and a mother of two, Bravo and boy do we African women need more role models like her.
Liya-Kebede-purple Liya-Kebede-3 Liya-Kebede-4 Liya-Kebede-5