Liya Kebede is the new “face” of L’Oreal Paris. Last month, she was named ambassador of the cosmetics company. So why’d they choose the 30-year-old Ethiopian supermodel? “Liya is a very strong, inspiring, and courageous woman, with an extremely refined and enchanting beauty. Her generous commitment to the cause of women’s wellbeing is also remarkable,” […]

A photo of Beyonce making her modeling debut for Tom Ford has finally surfaced online. Back in September, Tom Ford had an exclusive showing of his first women’s collection in six years, but he did not allow any photographers, except one. Now, the January 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK features the official photos of […]

Supermodels star in H&M’s Holiday Collection for 2010. Celebrating loved ones and setting the tone for a cozy holiday season, H&M calls upon a couple unfamiliar faces to take the campaign to the next level. Liya Kebede (Ethiopia) and Waris Dirie (Somalia) pose together as friends, while Ghanaian sisters Kesewa and Adwoa Aboah share a […]

Supermodel Liya Kebede and model on the rise Joan Smalls (one of our former Fresh Faces features) are covering the second issue of i-D’s 30th anniversary trilogy, titled “Define Yourself.” i-D had to say: “[They are] ladies we think are worth shouting from the rooftops about. A time to think different, rock the boat and […]

The 32-year-old Ethiopian beauty poses for Vogue Italia’s August 2010 issue wearing various raw materials from fur, leather and fishnet in these black and white shots.

The issue celebrates 40 fierce and fabulous women — including Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Vanessa L. Williams and many more — who have fearlessly given voice to our dreams and paved the way for dreamers to follow.

The 4th of July is all about celebration and reflection, pride and empowerment, love and liberation. America has lived through a series of setbacks in the last year and the current social climate is far from perfect for the black women of America. Yet some beautiful, strong black women did shine through in the last […]

VIA: Liya Kebede is a woman after my own heart.  When the top model found out weavers in her native country of Ethiopia were losing their jobs becauseof a decline in local demand for their goods, she decided to do something about it. So, in March 2008 Liya announced the launch of her clothing […]

Liya Kebede floats graciously though her shoot for Vogue US’ April 2010 issue, a beautiful spread shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. Pairing slowing dress with a structured jacket and wing tipped shoes creates an interesting juxtaposition of soft and hard; male and female. Alek Wek Jumps For Joy On Cover Of South African […]

V Magazine‘s March 2010  issue features a very interesting hip-hop themed fashion spread.

The 18-year-old Rose Cordero appears on the March 2010 cover of French Vogue, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. This is the magazine’s first cover featuring a solo black model since Liya Kebede in 2002 (see it below). The issue delves deep into the current military-inspired trend that is sweeping fashion.