A Glamtastic Flashback: Billie Blair for Virginia Slims Ad Campaign 1976.
Because of Them…They Can: Thank You Bethann and Iman and those before them who paved the way. We Speak Your Names!
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WWD: What were you doing before you moved to L.A. and New York?
R.M.: I went to school for two years in Detroit. I got my associates degree in nursing. But I don’t want to be a nurse. It was one of those things where people were saying to me, “You should be a nurse, you’ll always have a job in nursing.” But I don’t like blood, so that wouldn’t work.
WWD: Do you ever think about what you would do if you weren’t modeling?
R.M.: I want to get back into school eventually because I want to start a nonprofit for foster kids because I was in foster care growing up. I want to have a place where girls and boys can come and feel good about themselves. I’m trying to jot down my whole business plan, but I don’t want to rush it. And I want to act, too. I love theatrics. I love to create stuff. I think I would’ve made my way to L.A. eventually.
African Fashion Models
Liya Kebede, Anais Mali, Ajak Deng, Cindy Bruna, Fatima Siad, Betty Adewole, Grace Bol, Ataui Deng, Flaviana Matata, Grace Mahary, Malaika Firth, Maria Borges, Iman Abdulmajid, Nyasha Matonhodze, Oluchi Onweagba, Senait Gidey, Sharam Diniz, Alek Wek, Ajuma Nasenyana, Yasmin Warsame, Ubah Hassan, Herieth Paul, Leila Ndabirabe, Aminata Niaria, Nana Keita, Georgie Badiel, Nykhor Paul
And Kinee diouf❤️
… and Nadja Giramata, Kiara Kubukuru, Atong Arjok, Mari Malek, Genet Ogeto, Ajang Majok, Ayan Elmi, Leila Lopes, Alima Fofana, Belinda Baidoo, Elsa Baldaia, Philomena Kwao, Hawa Diawara, Kaone Kario, Mari Agory, Natasha Ndlovu, Raquel Pinto, Roberta Narciso, Sharleen Dziire, Naoumie Ekiko, Adesuwa Aighewi, Soraya Khalil and many, many more.
The Campaign | Spotted In Lucky Magazine NOV/2013 | Arlenis Sosa for Banana Republic/Winter 2013
Joan, Anais and Jourdan attend The CFDA and Vogue 2013 Fashion Fund Finalists Awards.
A Glamtastic Flashback: Marsha Hunt by Araldo di Crollalanza, 1968.
Today’s Muse: Model Rachael Williams