I love when I come across new models. I especially love when I recognize that they maybe from a continent I love. So, allow me to introduce New York Model, Olivia Anakwe, who is also a modern muse to know. The featured image of her described her look as taking minimal dressing to the next level with monochromatic looks that channel beauty inside and out. I would add that this description aptly describes Oliva herself inside and out. With the bulk of the fashion industry’s attention often focused on international fashion hubs like London or Paris, for the next trending model, it is always great to see representation from unlikely places, like Nigeria and it’s never ending wealth of talent. Olivia looks unearths the very best that Africa in general and Nigeria to be specific has to offer to the modeling industry. With the sky being only the limit for Olivia, I am sure that her potential will soon be known by the world. See stellar images on why I hope she becomes a future star of the globe fashion industry. Continue reading Model Olivia Anakwe is a modern muse to know, plus she is Nigerian
Earlier in March, African High Fashion Model, Malaika Firth stopped by the magazine Into the Gloss and shared a little bit about life as a model, her skincare, makeup and hair care. See excerpts below… Continue reading Modeling and Beauty Tips from Malaika Firth
If your #lookoftheday is not on Instagram, did anyone see it? That’s the question this Selfie absorbed editorial by W Magazine for their March 2014 edition is asking. With photographs by Emma Summerton and styling by Giovanna Battaglia, it includes top black models Malaika Firth, Riley and Cora Emmanuel in striking selfie poses filled with stunning pieces from designers such as Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Prada, Fendi, Hermes, Miu Miu. I absolutely adore this edition of W Magazine (it’s filled with gorgeous African High Fashion Models) and I recommend that you all grab a copy. See the images of Malaika Firth, Riley, and Cora Emmanuel for W Magazine March 2014 edition below.
There is something absolutely refreshing about Imaan Hammam and her presence on the runway of Marc by Marc Jacobs for New York Fashion Week F/W 2014 is breathtaking and worthy of a closer look. This beautiful model of Egyptian and Moroccan heritage was literally born to be on the runway and these pictures of her from the show are #stunning, #beautiful, #simplygorgeous. I can’t wait to see more of her.
British-Nigerian model Betty Adewole is on the cover of the new edition of Net-a-porter alongside other gorgeous models Sissi Hou and Stina Rap and they are modeling how to wear the new key pieces of the season now. Culled from the magazine, “discover spring’s 10 key pieces that will define your look throughout the coming season, showcased by three of SS14’s most exciting new models.” The models are shown in key trends for the season from gold dress to pleated skirt, to statement jackets and shirts and also floral dresses. If you ever wanted to know more about Betty Adewole, check out her answers to the following questions (never knew she wanted to have an album or be in a film);
Betty Adewole, 23
YOUR CAREER HIGHLIGHT? Walking for Prada and being the face of Tom Ford cosmetics.
PERKS OF THE JOB? Every day is a new adventure. It keeps me on my toes.
WHO’S YOUR MODEL MUSE? Tyra Banks – she’s a strong, successful black woman.
YOUR STYLE MANTRA? Comfort is essential. I have to feel at ease in what I’m wearing or I don’t feel confident. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? With a business, a hit album and a film role under my belt.
For Spring/Summer 2014, Kate Moss reunited with Alexander McQueen as the heroine of their new collection. The dark and full of suspense photo was shot by photographer Steven Klein who took inspiration from the cult thriller of the 60s “Peeping Tom.” Posing with a bold orange pixie cut and an eerie doll made to look like her miniature, Kate is truly a fierce warrior as she showcases Sarah Burton’s latest lineup of accessories, which includes gold bangles as well as printed clutches and purses. See all the images for the new collection below.