I was wondering who this newcomer was, while going through the Erdem SS11 collection last year. The dark and lovely Ashane Rose is the face of Zara’s TRF line for SS11 – mayja. Very curious to see who she’ll be walking for in these fashion weeks to come.
Nadine Willis for Gucci FW03. That was then… this is now; Joan Smalls for Gucci SS11.
Ajak Deng, Jeneil Williams, Ataui Deng, Jourdan Dunn, & Melodie Monrose.
On February 28th, 2009, I wrote a post about Rose Corderos amateur debut in the Burberry Prorsum F/W09 runway show (click here to see post). To be blunt, at the time, I figured she’d just be another girl who couldn’t/wouldn’t live up to all her hype (remember those polaroids?). Rose, I’m sorry for doubting you. Filling up the page with visage seulement, Rose graces the March 2010 cover (in Vuitton to add) of Vogue Paris. Black girl + landing the cover of French Vogue = you’ve made it girl.
Ugh, I won’t even be able to get my hands on it til April. If you have a heart, please, fedex a copy a.s.a.p. [K]
Seriously, watch out for this girl. Signed with Nathalie Paris back in 2006, Kinée Diouf
‘s ferocity finally caught my eye watching the Lanvin S/S07* (Thanks CC) runway show ages ago. Her rich, glistening, mahogany skin against those clothes was breathtaking. Her attitude paired with this Naomi-Coco-esque walk reeled me in, and now I’m hooked. The Senegalese stunner has been taking the industry by storm, literally booking campaign after campaign along with an astonishing number of editorial spreads. Her beauty and stunning
features are undeniable. She’s one of the few black (let alone colored) models swimming in a vicious sea of pale Euro-bots, to make things happen. Kinée, Ataui
: It’s only the begginning ladies.
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P.S. Can we talk about those legs?…*sigh*
As you all know, I was recently soaking up the sun on vacation. Prior to crisping up, we (the fam) made a pit-stop in London to visit my aunt. She met up with us at the airport and took us into the majestic city to do a bit of shoppin-till-we-droppin via the Picadilly Line. As we entered the train, my eye quickly shifted towards an uber well-dressed, and equally striking man on the train. He glanced over (the glance you do when someone gets on the bus/train/subway/etc.) then resumed reading a book about “Success”. My family knows nothing about fashion so I had to direct my reaction towards myself. “Armando Cabral is 2 feet away from me!” I pulled total stalker-style and snapped a couple shots.
Armando was seriously stylin’ that day. He was wearing a sand/tan knee-length pea coat, a long sheer textured black scarf wrapped a few times around, raw skinny jeans, and brown pointy boots. By the time I decided to approach him and engage in a fantastic conversation, he picked up his stunning Ralph Lauren bag and got off the train. Seeing the Portuguese stunner in person made my day, since we don’t see him nearly enough on the runway.