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Have You Googled Teyana Taylor?

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Well, maybe you should. News has been bubbling about her for a while. She was one of the few minorities featured on MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen a few years ago. Her parents hooked her up with a phat ride. (Go girl!) Now she’s the newest edition to Pharrell’s Star Track label and the face of his fashion lines, Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Sneakers.  While her first album, From A Planet Called Harlem won’t drop for a minute, I thought I’d give her a quick once over.

I checked out her tune, “Google Me,” and it’s pretty good considering what the music industry is putting out right now. I work in the music biz and couldn’t feign interest even if you made me, but Teyana’s song is catchy and will probably do well.

Watching her video I can see that Pharrell needed to replace Kelis. This video reminds me so much of most of Kelis’ videos. But I do like that she’s rockin’ bright colors and creating a style of her own.   The diva, Nawja Moses of styleaholics.com interviewed her recently about her look and working in the fashion biz. 

According to VIBE:

Fashion has always been crucial for Teyana. Though her mother decked her out in Coogi sweaters and Gucci shoes, she now prefers an ’80s-inspired tomboy look — dookie ropes, hoodies, and sneakers galore. The day she auditioned for Pharrell at New York’s Four Seasons Hotel, they clicked instantly because both were sporting the same pair of red-and-pink Ice Cream sneakers.

Wearing the same sneakers as Pharrell? Way to get the job, Teyana. I like this girl’s swagger. Recently Teyana walked in the Zac Posen fashion show for fashion week. That’s a good look. And big up to Zac Posen for being another company that looked outside the box for inspiration and models. Check her out below, rockin’ Zac Posen!

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photo: viewimages

Teyana, I hope the music thang goes well but if not you definitely could have a place in fashion!

Where are the Ethnic Models? Ajuma Nasenyana’s right here!

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Ajuma Nasenyana was born in Kenya in 1984. Her look is so striking, but honestly you probably haven’t seen much of her unless you have been to London Fashion week or read French Vogue.  For some reason many designers, agencies and magazines don’t want to use her or other ethnic models. But when Ajuma does get to strut down the catwalk she is unbelievable.  Check out Ajuma in this youtube video. The video is pretty long, but she’s at 3:02.

In 2003, Ajuma won Miss Tourism Kenya and was actively scouted and articles were written about her.  Wikipedia states:

“Gamma photo agency came to Kenya to do a story on [the Surazuri Agency’s] scouting work and were so taken with the 5’10 beauty that she became the main feature of the story, which late ran in Gala Magazine, France. The pictures that were taken on this shoot were to provide the basis for Nasenyana’s portfolio, and these were duly presented to top international agency Ford Models, who signed her up for the Ford Models Supermodel of the World Competition.”

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