Saturday, August 29, 2009

Out of Africa

These pictures are stunning, and Naomi never fails to amaze me. "Out of Africa" photoshoot in Harpar's Bazaar September 09 issue. Photography by Jean-Paul Goude

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Maya A. Lake: Boxing Kitten

Maya's inspiration comes from Josephine Baker, W.E.B. Dubois, and her mother Marion Lake. She started desinging clothes at 10, and began sewing and making clothes for her family and friends at the age of 15. Her clothes mainly consisted of reworked t-shirts with bold prints but after attending Wesleyan University, there was where her line cultivated. She incorporated her style and African American history togethether to birth Boxing Kitten. Her clothes have been worn by Erykah Badu, Solange, Fergie and Christina Milian.

(Love this, above)

"If you take the patterns and very feminine silhouettes of women from the Civil Rights and then put those dresses in African inspired prints and fabric, then you have the Boxing Kitten woman." -Maya A. Lake

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Patricia Nama

Ugandan model, I hope to see more of her. The pictures are beautiful.. especially the one pictured above, it looks like a portrait.

Valerie Ka

Valerie is French and was born in Ivory Coast, Africa. She has covered several magazines like Beep Face, Woman of Africa and Miss Ebene.

Hodo Musa

I couldnt find any information on this girl, but I LOVE HER SYLE! She has a very exotic look to her that is very captivating.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Noemie Lenoir

This French beauty was born in Les Unis, France. She's done spreads for Elle, Vogue, Sports Illustrated and Marie Claire. In 2001 she signed with L'Oreal. She is now getting her feet wet with acting and has ret Show. She hastaken on roles appearing in several French films, and landing a role in Rush Hour 3. In November 2008 she walked in the Victoria Secret Show

Friday, August 7, 2009

Naomi Sims: First Black Supermodel Dies, 61

Sims was considered the first black model. She appeared on the cover of Laides Home Journal 1968, 1967 New York Times fashion magazine and 1969 cover of Life. She retired from modeling after 5 years and began her multi-million dollar wig line that caters to black women.