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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,” […]

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! […]

Nyasha Matonhodze, a Zimbabwean-born, British-raised 16-year-old model, has been chosen as one of the new faces of Louis Vuitton. She will star in the retailer’s fall/winter advertising campaign. Upon learning that she had been selected Nyasha told the Telegraph, “My eyes filled up with tears and I thought ‘Lord you are lucky!’ It didn’t actually […]

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 […]

Last month, we showed you Chanel Iman’s nude cover for i-D magazine’s pre-Spring 2011 issue. Inside the fashion spread, she remains naked, covering herself with only a pink purse. In another, she dons more fabric, heels, and a headwrap. Selita Ebanks & Chanel Iman Shine At 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show [PHOTOS] Vogue Italia Debuts […]

Vogue Italia’s February 2011 issue features a must-see all-Black model fashion spread! “The Black Allure,” shot by Emma Summerton, features only models of color and it is beautiful! Styled by Edward Enninful, the ladies, with their finger waves, fringe and fur, channel the 1920’s Harlem Renaissance era while wearing gorgeous gowns from Louis Vuitton, Donna […]

We’ve been following model Jourdan Dunn for some time now, but when we saw her in Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2011 ads, we couldn’t took our eyes off the man sitting beside her. We did our research and found out he is French/Senegalese model Sacha M’Baye. The two models shot the ads on Brighton Beach in the […]