Color on the Cover: Chanel, Sessilee, Jourdan & Arlenis Take i-D

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Talk about the hotness!

The September 2009 cover of i-D Magazine features four of Blindie’s brightest star models on one cover: Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn, and Arlenis Sosa.

We’re really loving the “Pretty Young Things” cover line as well–we couldn’t agree more!

Color on the Cover: Sessilee Lopez Checks Fashion Industry for Dismissing her as a ‘Black Girl’ on Latina Magazine

Dominican/Portuguese beauty Sessilee Lopez is the latest cover girl for Latina Magazine–and she’s dropping some knowledge on being pegged “a black girl” in the fashion industry.

“They automatically think I’m from Africa or Somalia!” she criticizes of the fashion industry, which she says immediately dismisses her as, “‘Oh, You’re a black girl!'”

Of being compared to black modeling greats Grace Jones and Iman, Lopez says, “That’s awesome. Are you kidding me? Me? I’m just me–I’m just this little dork!”

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!

400,000 More Copies of ‘All-Black’ Italian Vogue Printed To Meet Demand

In case you didn’t get your hands on the July issue of the “all-black” Italian Vogue, Conde Nast is rushing out 400,000 more copies of the fashion mag to meet the overwhelming demand.

With covers featuring Liya Kebede, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell, the extremely well-received black issue shoots down the assumption held within the publishing industry that black faces don’t sell magazines.

Blindie just hopes Italian Vogue‘s attempt at showcasing black talent in the fashion world isn’t viewed as “a collectors’ edition, a one-off, a novelty”, as the editor of Let Them Eat Cake magazine Nijide Ugboma warns in an article for The Observer.