February 27, 2013

Bisous en Zanzibar with Alessandra Ambrosio and Irina Shayk by Bruce Weber


The spring/summer issue of Carine Roitfeld's fashion glossy which arrives twice a year is available on the 28th of February.
Bruce Weber brings quite a varied cast together.
Models Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk, Kiara Kabukuru, reality tv star Big Ang, dancer Lil Buck and the Youtube sensation Carrie the Dancing Dog for the video entitled 'Besos en Zanzibar'.
In 'Besos en Zanzibar' the group is jamming on the beach, riding around in cars and hanging out in the yard.
Watch the video above and the images below.

- Samiya Cusman

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February 26, 2013

Ondria Hardin as a Black Women in Numéro's 'African Queen' Editorial

Ondria Hardin is 16-year old white model signed by DNA Models, Ford Models, Elite Paris/Milan and more agencies
The image on the left is how Ondria normally looks.
She starring in an editorial called 'African Queen' in Numéro magazine as a black women.
This is not the first time a white model is being bronzed and set of as as black women.
And it's also not the first time Numéro tried to pull this off.
In 2010 the magazine used the white model Constance Jablonski for an editorial were she's painted black and she sports an afro playing with a little black baby with an afro as well.
I really don't get why you can't cast a black women for this, sure there aren't so many black models as there a white but there are still black models.
Why use a white women over a black women for an editorial which represents black women?


Ondria Hardin is molded in a very deep bronze for this editorial.
She's wearings turbans, bold cuffs, statement necklaces and a smattering of prints as she's representing an 'African Queen'.
She is not quite the African Queen. Not at all. Hardin is a native to Lumberton, North Carolina.
Couldn't they just find a black model? Yes, it's true there aren't many colored or black women in the modeling industry but there still black models.
Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, Naomi Campbell to name a few.
There is actually no excuse for Numéro to use the the 16-year-old white model in an ''African Queen'' spread.

What hope to the black girls aspiring to become models have if even jobs for ''African Queen'' don't even go to black or African women?
Did they do this for the controversy sell, or does it say something greater on the lack of diversity?
Take a look below for the images and comment if you have something to say. Everyone can comment!

- Samiya Cusman








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Best Dressed at the Oscar Academy Awards 2013


This year's Academy Awards red carpet style was dominated by the color palette pale nude, white or black.
There were a few standouts who wore bold colors but still succeeded.
My two favorite women on my best-dressed list are Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence who both looked beyond stunning in Dior!
My two favorite men of my best-dressed are Eddie Redmayne and Justin Theroux!
Continue reading for my list of best-dressed women and men!

- Samiya Cusman

February 25, 2013

Anja Rubik Designing for Giuseppe Zanotti

Anja Rubik has designed a capsule line of footwear for Giuseppe Zanotti.
Debbie Harry and David Bowie were her inspirations for the collections.

''It's a bit glam-punk,'' Anja told Vogue UK. ''I love that period in music. I'm a huge Bowie fan. People have said I look like him, which is honestly the biggest compliment. I think it's the high cheekbones. His style was so bold and brave and his music is so honest. The whole collection is very personal to me, there is a real story behind it.''

Anja Rubik also mentions that a second collaboration might be an option because she enjoyed this one very much.
The collection will launch in stores and online in early March. The prices range between € 550 and € 1.400

Take a look at the campaign images that Anja shared with us below!

- Samiya Cusman








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February 24, 2013

Jasmine Tookes for ELLE France


The gorgeous Jasmine Tookes is starring on one of the three covers of Elle France March 2013.
I know, February is coming to its end, but I had to post this!
Jasmine is looking amazing on the cover as well on the coverstory.
She's all in white for the cover!
In the editorial/coverstory, you see Jasmine wearing different trends and looks.
From a laid-back chick in white for a festival look to a western girl in black.
She is wearing pieces from Prada, Valentino, Levi's, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenzo and more.
Frida Gustavsson and Xiao Wen are starring in the other two coves, more about that is coming soon.
Continue reading for all the images captured by Philip Gay and click to see them bigger!

- Samiya Cusman

February 23, 2013

Doutzen Kroes, Daria Strokous, Joan Smalls, Saskia de Brauw and Kati Nescher for the 200th Issue of Vogue Korea March 2013

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Doutzen Kroes, Daria Strokous, Joan Smalls, Saskia de Brauw and Kati Nescher are all featured on the anniversary cover of Vogue Korea.
Each model is starring on a cover of Vogue Korea's 200th issue.
Those five covers for their March 2013 issue is an extra special for it's 200th issue.
Daniele Duela and Iango Henzi photographed the cover models in black and white.
I can't wait to see the editorials!
Click on the images below to see it bigger.

- Samiya Cusman






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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Vogue Spain's 300th Anniversary Issue!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is gracing the pages and the cover of the March 2013 issue of Vogue Spain.
I'm glad to see Rosie doing some modelling work! She wants to focus on her acting career and I can't wait to see more of that!
Rosie HW is wearing Lanvin, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum, you see her relaxing in beautiful garden by the pool and tables.
'Rosie enamora' (In love with Rosie) is a laid-back editorial captured by Michelangelo di Battista.
Continue reading for all the images and the cover, it's Vogue España's 300th anniversary issue.

Shanina Shaik, Sharam Diniz, Cato van Ee and More Chilling at Terry's!

Take a look at the latest images of models who took a stop by Terry Richardson's studio below.

- Samiya Cusman

Marlena Szoka

Bonnie Chen

Shanina Shaik

Cato van Ee

Sharam Diniz

Shanina Shaik

Camilla

Kris

Masha

Clara Paget

Ana Beatriz at my studio
Ana Beatriz Barris

Derla Baker

Carola Remer

Shanina Shaik and boyfriend/model Tyson Beckford

Shanina Shaik and boyfriend/model Tyson Beckford


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