models of color

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Up-and-coming model Joan Smalls was hand-selected to pose in high-end looks from Armani to Fendi for the February 2011 issue of Vogue Paris. The newly-named face of Estee Lauder looks great in everything. Photographed by Mario Sorrenti. SOURCE Joan Smalls Steals Spotlight In Crowded Gucci Spring 2011 Ads [PHOTOS] Black Model Joan Smalls Named Estee […]

Chanel Iman was in Rio yesterday working with photographer Gui Paganini and designer Alexandre Herchcovitch in the upcoming Rosa Chá spring/ summer 2011 ad campaign. This will be her third consecutive season as the face of the brand. Props! Check out some more of Rosa Cha’s amazing swimwear in our profile piece HERE! Chanel Iman […]

To celebrate the honor of Iman receiving the Fashion Icon Award at this year’s CFDA’s, Barneys New York creative director Simon Doonan dedicated two of the store’s Madison Avenue window displays to the supermodel and mogul. The display included collages and cutout images of her; while the other showcase a Bruce Weber portrait of Iman […]