Wednesday, 16 July 2008

One African Queen Among Bountiful White Princesses

It truly seems that ‘There Is Only One Naomi’ so far, as implied by the 38-year old catwalk diva herself in an interview with Reuters - "I'm very grateful for my career, but I worry for the girls after me for the opportunities they get - the way they get treated. And this is one of the reasons I still do what I do."

As the first black model to endow with beauty and elegance the covers of British and French Vogue, her opinion is valued and should be valued if it is really true that, according to her ‘‘…at Paris Haute Couture there was only one black girl out of all the shows...". With this statement in mind, let us not forget that we do indeed see many beautiful Caucasian and East European girls, but are missing the exotic touch of black beauties like Naomi. It is for this reason, that she will be strutting up and down the international catwalks and gracing editorials of a myriad of clients – as a statement to promote her ethnic fellows.

Currently Chanel Iman is maybe one of the infrequent faces, coming to mind when hearing Naomi’s words. Let us hope that future’s fashion world will have to offer more of the so excitingly mystical African spirit.

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