I was reading V Magazine, one of my favorite magazines the other day and came across the following statement:
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ON THE COVER OF VMAN?
VMan is the men’s version of the super edgy V and they are running a modeling contest. According to their website, the winner of the contest receives a contract with Ford Models and a cover shot by Hedi Slimane.
I coaxed my friend George to enter so please support by going to http://www.vmagazine.com/vmanmodel_viewprofile.php?model=4408 and voting for him. Tell ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS. Trust me, he’s hotttttttttttttttt!
If you don’t know V Magazine or VMan, you really should think about picking up a copy. While they can still be just as annoying as other fashion magazines with their lack of diversity, I find that the pictorials are quite and unique.
So, Vogue UK is reporting that Erykah Badu will be the new face of the yet-to-be named Tom Ford fragrance. Didn’t I tell you Erykah was a style icon? Well, it looks like Tom Ford thinks so too. I cannot wait to see the spreads in the magazines here in America. (Will Miss Anna allow Erykah into her precious Vogue? LOL!) I’m excited to see the photos and I would think they would be fashion forward and edgy. (But secretly, why do I hope Erykah brings her own stylist with her to the photo shoots?) Mr. Ford, Erykah has a lot of adoring fans… do her justice, please!
Check out Najwa Moses of Styleholics.com interviewing Erykah about becoming the new face of the Tom Ford Fragrance.
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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