models of color

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Veteran Naomi Campbell and newcomer Rob Evans are the faces of Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2011 campaign. The two models pose in black but gilded pieces from the upcoming collection. They snarl, growl and show their fangs for the camera. We love Naomi’s panther-like stance! Naomi Campbell Debuts T-Shirt Collaboration With Fiorucci & i-D Mag [PHOTOS] Naomi […]

Whenever we get the opportunity, HB likes to profile any and all fresh-faced models of color who are on the rise – the ones who will soon claim the spots once held by Tyra Banks and Tyson Beckford. We’ve been following the careers of Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn for some time now, but we […]

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,” […]

Model Herieth Paul graces the cover of Elle Canada’s July 2011 Issue. Just four years ago, the 17-year-old was standing in front of her open refrigerator in Tanzania trying to keep cool in the summer heat. Now, she’s a Canada-based model who just landed her very first magazine cover. On moving to Ottawa, Canada: It […]

Marquita Pring stars as one of four plus-size models featured in Vogue Italia’s cover story fashion spread “Belle Vere,” meaning “Real Beauties.” Photographer Steven Meisel ignores the weight debate, capturing her in a lush setting that exudes sensuality. Celebrating body diversity, Meisel puts her curves front and center. The Curvy Girl’s Guide To Lingerie Toccara […]

Whenever we get the opportunity, HB likes to profile any and all fresh-faced models of color who are on the rise – the ones who will soon claim the spots once held by Tyra Banks and Tyson Beckford. We’ve been following the careers of Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn for some time now, but we […]

Vogue Italia’s May 2011 issue features an all-black model fashion spread titled “Jump and Smile,” and we love it. We’re happy to see more and more magazines recognizing talent of color! In fact, Vogue Italia is what first got tongues wagging with their “Black Allure” editorial: Vogue Italia Debuts All-Black Model Fashion Spread! A Must-See! […]

Supermodel Rose Cordero channels Josephine Baker, the famous multi-talented Harlem Renaissance-era entertainer, in Tush magazine’s #24 issue. Finger waves, thin brows, and dramatic eyes begin the look while fringed, feathered and bejeweled barely-there outfits complete it. She even pays homage to Baker’s famous banana skirt. Some photos are NSFW. Model Nur Hellmann Channels Sade For […]

Models Anais Mali and Melodie Monrose are featured in the December 2010 issue of Interview magazine. The two models mirror one another in stare, pose and outfit as they show off 10 ways to wear white. Called “a look into the future at what’s to come for Spring/Summer 2011,” the two ladies embrace minimalism, presenting […]

Joan Smalls has landed an Estee Lauder contract, making her one of the few models of color to ever do so. And we called it! Back in April, we featured up-and-coming model Joan Smalls as a “Fresh Faces” feature, and told you to look out for her forthcoming success. FRESH FACES: Meet Model Joan Smalls […]

Sedene Blake shows us 8 ways to dress for the holidays in the December 2010 issue of Glamour magazine. Who says you have to be all tinseled and frill-ified at the holidays? It’s time for something much more sophisticated. Riff on these outfit ideas and you’ll be the chicest girl under the mistletoe. Italian Vogue […]