Nyasha Matonhodze, Jessica House and Loren Kemp @ELITE (London), by David Sessions.
Stunning model, Herieth Paul, appears in this shoot for Dress To Kill’s Winter 2011 issue. Lensed by Max Abadian and featuring looks from Chanel, Versace, Prada and Gareth Pugh.
Well it’s that time of the month again and I’m upset. I don’t really PMS, but today I am and all I can say that it’s really bad right now. I figured I’ll eat, sleep, drink tons of water in between.
Today I’ve been looking at the top MBA schools world wide and found out from my schools website that we entered into the Hult Global Case Challenge. Honestly, I think it’s awesome that my school was selected to become a participant though we didn’t win. However, my sudden fascination had turned into rage within the last 10 minutes.
*Thank mother nature for interfering with my hormones*
Some teams that are entered into this competition have about 1-2 women, while other teams have no female presence. However, I did find one final team that had about 3 (can’t remember where they were from). I expected to see something like that as most econ policy/finance type competitions (and companies) operate in fairly male dominated world. Most of my irritation stems from the ‘featured attendees.’ No women featured (though there were several in the past years, but probably not 50/50 or even 60/40 in the same year), just all men. And one man of color who was Mohammed Yunus of the Grameen Bank who was on the international boards representing women’s interests. I can see him being on those boards for a number of reasons. But yeaah…just upset they didn’t find a woman of color that didn’t come from a privileged background. Nothing is good enough for me right now. T_T
Marie-Louise Taos Amrouche was an Algerian artist and writer who was born into a family of Roman Catholic converts in 1913. She translated many folk tales to French and sang in Kabyle.
Her first album Chants berbères de Kabylie (1939) was widely successful as were her novels, Jacinthe Noir (1947) and La Grain Magique (1966). She passed in away 1976.
Iraj Manzoor is a Pakistani supermodel.
March of  will mark 21 years for Iraj as a model. Having always spoken out against cosmetic surgery, she refuses to go under the knife. She believes that in order to survive in a field that is steeped in vanity, one has to stay true to one’s self. “I believe that we need to age. When you age mentally you also need to age physically. If you’re 40 and are still trying to look like a 15-year-old, to me that is a very sad state of mind to be in because you’re trying to be someone you’re not and, at the same time, you’re trying to get people to take you seriously. Why would anyone take you seriously when you’re not even comfortable in your own skin?”
It’s all about accepting who you are, she explains. “I’m 39 and I’m proud of it. I don’t have a problem with the fact that I have wrinkles because I feel that’s a part of growing up. Unfortunately, that is not acceptable in the industry I’m working in and therefore I have to constantly fight it.”
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Pat Cleveland, Billie Blair, Amina Warsuma and the other models take center stage at Le 1973 Grand Divertissement à Versailles.
Versailles Models of 1973 Amina Warsuma, Charlene Dash, Norma Jean Darden, Bethann Hardison, Pat Cleveland and China Machado were among 11 models to participate in a fashion face-off between five American designers and and five French designers at the Palace of Versailles. They were honored last fall as “Game Changers” by the The Huffington Post.
1970s African American model Billie Blair.
…Billie Blair moved to New York in her twenties, and by 1974, had developed a cultlike following. Her reed like body was the perfect canvas for designer creations. Her feet were essential to her electric strut. And her hairstyle–which oscillated between shaved, mini afros, and short cuts–became her calling card. She glided on the catwalks of Halston, Oscar de La Renta, Scott Barie, Bob Mackie, and Clovis Ruffin. In a March 1974 People Magazine article, Halston said of Blair, “She is more like a starlet than a mannequin…I love her walk, her fantastic body, her dramatic delivery.”
Alice Prin (Kiki), c. 1920, painted by Gustaw Gwozdecki (1880–1935)
Alice Ernestine Prin (2 October 1901 – 29 April 1953), nicknamed Queen of Montparnasse, and often known as Kiki de Montparnasse, was a French artist model, nightclub singer, actress, memoirist, and painter. She flourished in, and helped define, the liberated culture of Paris in the early 1920s. Adopting a single name, "Kiki", she became a fixture in the Montparnasse social scene and a popular artist model, posing for dozens of artists, includingChaim Soutine, “Julian Mandel" (a pseudonym), Tsuguharu Foujita, Francis Picabia, Jean Cocteau, Arno Breker, Alexander Calder, Per Krohg, Hermine David, Pablo Gargallo, Mayo, and Tono Salazar. Moise Kisling painted a portrait of Kiki titled Nu assis, one of his best known.
Her companion for most of the 1920s was Man Ray, who made hundreds of portraits of her. She is the subject of some of his best-known images, including the notable surrealist image Le violon d’Ingres and Noire et blanche.
She appeared in nine short and often experimental films, including Fernand Léger’s Ballet mécanique without any credit.
Self-portrait: At the Dressing-Table (1909) - Zinaida Serebriakova