Welcome to my attempt at a Blogspot. I decided to dedicate Beautes Noir to exactly that; Black Beauties. My first encounter with fashion was when I used to sit late at night watching Fashion TV. I was in awe of girls like Gemma Ward, Daria W and Karen Elson; but I was left starstruck whenever I saw these beautiful women of color like Liya, Alek, and Naomi. As my love and knowledge of fashion grew, so did my love and admiration for black models. There is something about these women that other models seem to be missing. Something that makes you keep your eyes glued. Something inexplicable......something so fucking fierce!
This site is dedicated to the most earliest of beauties.....Donyale Luna, Pat, Iman, Beverly Johnson and Bethan.......To the Supermodels of the 90's..........Brandi Quinones, Beverley Peele, Karen Alexander, Roshumba, Tyra Banks, Veronica Webb and of course the legendary Naomi Campbell......The early 00' models like Liya Kebede, Januel McKenzie, Oluchi, Yasmin Warsame and Alek Wek......To the new crop of girls Georgie Baddiel, Mia Aminata, Kinee Douf, Lyndsey Scott, Joan Smalls, Hollis Wakeema, Ataui Deng and Arlenis Sosa.
This site is especially dedicated three special ladies that I truely believe will be the stars of their generation.
Sessilee Lopez.....that girl with the feline look who not only is proud to represent the black girls but is also proud to represent the latin mamis.....With pout and legs for days...this girl is already captivating some of the most important photographers of our time....From Meisel to Testino....this girl gives 100 percent in every single shot......I LIVE for Sessilee!
Chanel Iman.....the first model that I EVER truely fell in love with.....Ms. Iman has practically strutted her behind on all the major Catwalks......From Balenciaga to Gucci.....Dior to Louis Vuitton. Having photographed for every major photographer from Testino to Inez and Vinoodh. This girl has It....and with a mentor like Tyra Banks behind you....you know there is plenty more Chanel still to come.
Jourdan Dunn....the girl with THE FIERCEST walk in the whole world....Having been the first black girl to captivate Miuccia Prada in 10 years......now you KNOW there is something special about this girl.....Shes been inside and on the covers of every major VOGUE....Paris, Italia, UK, US, Nippon, Russian.......she just oozes chicness everytime she struts down the catwalk for the Major Designers....Bitch Betta Work!
I would lastly like to dedicate this long ass intro to everyone who CONSTANTLY gives these girls a chance....and that does not include Miuccia. :*