Model Behaviour

16 year old Northampton beauty, Nyasha Matonhodze for Louis Vuitton (AW/11)

Is it me or has there been a surge of black models being used in major beauty and fashion campaigns and mainstream editorial?

Since the beginning of 2011 I have been ecstatic to see more and more brands feature black models – showcasing our beauty and diversity.

Here are a few of my favourite campaigns and editorial images.

British 'model of the moment' Jourdan Dunn for YSL Touch Éclat (SS11)

Laura Mercier Fall 2011 Collection

Recent beauty feature in UK Grazia

I’ve also recently discovered the fabulous website Beauty Is Diverse™   The site is dedicated to celebrating the diversity of women of all ethnicities.  Its extensive archive  dates back to March 2010 and catalogues hundreds of images from the worlds of fashion, beauty and celebrity – a true treasure trove of glamour and style!  Follow them on Twitter here – I certainly did!

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I heart beauty

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.  for every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it”.

Ivan Panin (Russian mathematician 1855-1942)


Hi!

Welcome to my inaugural post!  It has been a long time coming – but it is finally here!

You will get to know more about me as I blog about the wonderful world of beauty – an industry that is worth billions and employs millions worldwide.

I blog as a Black British woman who happens to live in one of the most fabulous cities on the face of this earth!

Any guesses??

I am staunchly proud to be British and I am a champion and advocate of British Beauty.  Look out for my monthly posts showcasing a British Brands that I love and I am sure that you will love too.

I am also extremely proud of my heritage – the beauty of the black woman is captivating, sensual and unique.  I will share my knowledge and experiences of purchasing and using beauty products that are suitable for our skin and hair type.

I heart beauty because…

… it has the power to transform

…. it is more than skin deep

… it makes me smile.

Beauty is my passion.