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fashion: the black zeitgeist alek wek

24 Sep

Yes Naomi is not the only black super in town.  Alek took time out of her hectic New York schedule to share these hot new looks with us . . .

Born in Sudan, Alek left in 1991 to escape the civil war ravaging her country. Arriving in London at age 14, she was discovered soon after by a model scout in a South London market. Since 2002, she’s been an advisor to the US Committe for Refugess. Published ALEK: From Sudanese refugee to International Supermodel in 2008. In the US, tours high schools lecturing to students. Currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Now that’s super!

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fashion: is it just us, or is jourdan dunn having something of a moment?

11 Sep

Now if any of you have seen the movie ‘the september issue‘ you’ll be only too aware how important the September issue of Vogue is to the magazine.

Now if any of you have read this years September issue you’ll be only too aware that the British supermodel Jourdan Dunn featured in no less than 3 editorials, now thats no mean feat for any model much less a black model, but then Jourdan has broken more than one stereotype . . .

London born Jourdan Dunn was discovered in a local Primark at 16 by the legendary agency Storm Models (who also discovered Kate Moss) and has been unstoppable ever since. Voted the British Fashion Council’s “Model of the Year” in 2008 as well as being of the 4 cover models for Vogue Italia’s iconic Black Models issue, July 2008. Jourdan has walked the runways for nearly every top designer and making history as the first black model since Naomi to walk for Prada.

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life: crystal; learning to love herself

10 Sep

Crystal Renn’s lavish curves and intense Cherokee stare have appeared in Dolce & Gabbana campaigns and on the Chanel runway. A size 14, she is the first plus-size model to achieve such success, and, partly thanks to her,Marc Jacobs has recently announced the launch of a plus-size range. ‘Pant size does not equal beauty,’Crystal explains in her soft Mississippi drawl, dressed in leggings and a voluminous black shirt that, when she leans forward, exposes more than a hint of breast; glossy, raven curls spilling about her face. ‘Beauty exists on its own.’ Looking at these photos, we couldn’t agree more.

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fashion: the supers reign over new york

8 Sep

Anna Wintour is a one woman machine on a mission to revitalise not only the world of fashion, but of our relationship with it.  Anna the editor in chief of US Vogue, and some would say fashion itself conceived last year the worldwide event ‘fashions big night out’ to kick start retail in the bleak economic environment, well this year she not only went bigger she went better with ‘fashions big night out; the show’

Credit is due to Anna Wintour and her staff for organizing the large-scale runway show in the plaza of Lincoln Center on Tuesday night that, for 1,500 ticket-buying guests who paid $25 to $400 for a seat, quite accurately portrayed what the actual experience of attending Fashion Week is like on the inside: You had to wait around in the 81-degree heat for an hour and a half before the start of the show, which lasted exactly 15 minutes.

It was, undeniably, a major fashion moment, if not simply for the mix of such talent, celebrity and a cloudless sky over the Lincoln Center campus. At 7:30 p.m., a double-decker tourist bus pulled up in front of the plaza, on top of which were perched the world’s reigning supermodels wearing Fashion’s Night Out T-shirts over designer ball gowns. Gisele Bündchen (above), Angela Lindvall, Karolina Kurkova, Coco Rocha, Lily Donaldson, Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, Caroline Trentini, Sasha Pivovarova, Adriana Lima, Chanel Iman, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio and Naomi Campbell stepped off this bus and marched through a crowd that was seated in nearly a dozen concentric circles wrapped around the central fountain.

Hats off to Anna, she just upped the anti’

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