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Color on the Cover: Models Liya Kebede & Jourdan Dunn Among ‘Faces of the Moment’ for Vogue May 2009 Issue

vogue-may-2009-cover-liyakebede-jourdandunn Superbeauty Liya Kebede is among one of the nine "faces of the moment" featured on Vogue's May 2009 cover--and newcomer Jourdan Dunn can be seen on the pullout! This is the third consecutive Vogue cover featuring a black woman (March was Michelle Obama and April was Beyonce). Other models on the May 2009 issue include Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Lara Stone, Caroline Trentini, and Natasha Poly.
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Somalian Models Iman & Ralph Lauren Face Ubah Hassan Talk Being Black in Fashion

ubah-hassan-ralph-laurenubah-hassan-ralph-lauren-ad Somalian models Iman and newcomer Ubah Hassan, the spring face of Ralph Lauren, sit down with New York magazine for an intimate chat on their African roots, being black in fashion and her big break with Ralph Lauren. "I talked to young models and I asked them, ‘What is the most upsetting thing that is happening to you guys now?'" Iman says. "And singularly they said they would go to go-sees — especially when there is the fashion shows coming up — and they would say to them, ‘We’re not using black models this season.' Like it’s a category — like we’re not doing denim this season. It’s very upsetting." As for her moment with Ralph Lauren, Ubah said she went to an open call and the famed designer complimented her face. After the casting, she got a call that she was Ralph's new girl!
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New York Fashion Week: Spend a Day with Model Sessilee Lopez

It was only in January when Blindie reported on model Sessilee Lopez's hot Calvin Klein ads, and now the Philadelphia-bred stunner is taking over New York Fashion Week. In a video diary for the New York Daily News, Lopez chronicles her first full day at fashion week last Friday from a fitting for Marc Jacobs to walking for Jason Wu. "I have fairly small feet for a model so I always run into shoe troubles," the 20-year-old model confesses. "I'm stuffed in and taped and glued down but that doesn't really help. At every show my heart is in my throat right before I walk out."
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Blindie EXCLUSIVE: Catching Up With Model Pierre Woods Before New York Fashion Week

In preparation for Fashion Week, Blindie caught up with Ralph Lauren's model-on-the-rise Pierre Woods to get his take on some of the weighty issues that a fashionable man has to tackle. Boxers or Brief?: "I'd prefer boxer briefs...but if I HAVE to choose...I'd say briefs because they're better to wear for working out." Beyonce of Sasha?: "I'll have to say Beyonce. The name Beyonce bounces off the tongue better" Mariah or Mimi?: "The Emancipation of Mimi was a good come back album for her...So that makes this one tough...I'd say the winner of the split decision is Mimi." Chanel Iman or Iman?: "This one is easy, Chanel Iman. She's a very talented and sweet girl and her mom is amazing too. I worked with her on the 2008 Holiday shoot for Ralph Lauren. We did a shoot together on a Ski-Doo (snowmobile) that wasn't used, that I'd love to have in my book." Chanel Iman and Pierre Woods in a shoot together? Blindie would love to have that in our books also!
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Ga Ga: Model Sessilee Lopez Cozies Up to White Hunk in CK One Perfume Ads

It seems another one of the pretty black faces featured in Vogue Italia's Black issue is getting work: African-American model Sessillee Lopez has landed in the print ads of Calvin Klein's CK One campaign, shot by Steven Meisel. In her spot, she's photographed canoodling a hot white model with the tag line, "We Are One," serving us de ja vu: Wasn't it only a few weeks ago that Blindie reported on Banana Republic featuring an interracial couple in its latest ad campaign? The up-and-coming model of Dominican and Portuguese decent was bred in Philadelphia and Port St. Lucie, Florida, and just turned 20. She's simply stunning!
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Color on the Cover: Models Liya Kebede & Jourdan Dunn Among ‘Faces of the Moment’ for Vogue May 2009 Issue

vogue-may-2009-cover-liyakebede-jourdandunn Superbeauty Liya Kebede is among one of the nine "faces of the moment" featured on Vogue's May 2009 cover--and newcomer Jourdan Dunn can be seen on the pullout! This is the third consecutive Vogue cover featuring a black woman (March was Michelle Obama and April was Beyonce). Other models on the May 2009 issue include Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Lara Stone, Caroline Trentini, and Natasha Poly.
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Somalian Models Iman & Ralph Lauren Face Ubah Hassan Talk Being Black in Fashion

ubah-hassan-ralph-laurenubah-hassan-ralph-lauren-ad Somalian models Iman and newcomer Ubah Hassan, the spring face of Ralph Lauren, sit down with New York magazine for an intimate chat on their African roots, being black in fashion and her big break with Ralph Lauren. "I talked to young models and I asked them, ‘What is the most upsetting thing that is happening to you guys now?'" Iman says. "And singularly they said they would go to go-sees — especially when there is the fashion shows coming up — and they would say to them, ‘We’re not using black models this season.' Like it’s a category — like we’re not doing denim this season. It’s very upsetting." As for her moment with Ralph Lauren, Ubah said she went to an open call and the famed designer complimented her face. After the casting, she got a call that she was Ralph's new girl!
Read More

New York Fashion Week: Spend a Day with Model Sessilee Lopez

It was only in January when Blindie reported on model Sessilee Lopez's hot Calvin Klein ads, and now the Philadelphia-bred stunner is taking over New York Fashion Week. In a video diary for the New York Daily News, Lopez chronicles her first full day at fashion week last Friday from a fitting for Marc Jacobs to walking for Jason Wu. "I have fairly small feet for a model so I always run into shoe troubles," the 20-year-old model confesses. "I'm stuffed in and taped and glued down but that doesn't really help. At every show my heart is in my throat right before I walk out."
Read More

Blindie EXCLUSIVE: Catching Up With Model Pierre Woods Before New York Fashion Week

In preparation for Fashion Week, Blindie caught up with Ralph Lauren's model-on-the-rise Pierre Woods to get his take on some of the weighty issues that a fashionable man has to tackle. Boxers or Brief?: "I'd prefer boxer briefs...but if I HAVE to choose...I'd say briefs because they're better to wear for working out." Beyonce of Sasha?: "I'll have to say Beyonce. The name Beyonce bounces off the tongue better" Mariah or Mimi?: "The Emancipation of Mimi was a good come back album for her...So that makes this one tough...I'd say the winner of the split decision is Mimi." Chanel Iman or Iman?: "This one is easy, Chanel Iman. She's a very talented and sweet girl and her mom is amazing too. I worked with her on the 2008 Holiday shoot for Ralph Lauren. We did a shoot together on a Ski-Doo (snowmobile) that wasn't used, that I'd love to have in my book." Chanel Iman and Pierre Woods in a shoot together? Blindie would love to have that in our books also!
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Ga Ga: Model Sessilee Lopez Cozies Up to White Hunk in CK One Perfume Ads

It seems another one of the pretty black faces featured in Vogue Italia's Black issue is getting work: African-American model Sessillee Lopez has landed in the print ads of Calvin Klein's CK One campaign, shot by Steven Meisel. In her spot, she's photographed canoodling a hot white model with the tag line, "We Are One," serving us de ja vu: Wasn't it only a few weeks ago that Blindie reported on Banana Republic featuring an interracial couple in its latest ad campaign? The up-and-coming model of Dominican and Portuguese decent was bred in Philadelphia and Port St. Lucie, Florida, and just turned 20. She's simply stunning!
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