29 8 / 2014

fransienne:

I remember the first time I ever heard this song and I was so taken aback by how sensational it was. The way they sing is so replete with vigor and gusto that I couldn’t help but fall in love with this version and their unparalleled and distinctive voices and singing styles. Both Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples have this zealous grace in their singing that is so undeniably enjoyable and deliciously soulful. It really replenishes me listening to this song, as I always go back to it. I need this vinyl, I’m a big fan of Gospel music. It has so much soul and most importantly so much history and background unlike other genres of music I’ve heard.

~* I posted this because I couldn’t find it anywhere, but I’m really glad I was able to upload it without it failing! *~

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28 8 / 2014

dynamicafrica:

British Model Jourdan Dunn Makes History on Forbes Richest Models List.
Whilst 34-year-old German-Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen ranks highest on the list with earnings amassing to $47 million, before taxes and fees, over the past 12 months, 24-year-old Dunn isn’t doing too badly for herself with earnings of $4 million at this stage of her career, and being in an industry heavily dominated by white models - something Dunn has been vocal about.
Another reason to celebrate Dunn’s feature on this of 21 models, who made $142 million between in the past year, is that Dunn is the first black British model to ever enter the Forbes richest models list.
Before you bring up Naomi Campbell’s name, though she made a considerable amount of money during her peak days as both a runway and editorial model in the 90s and early 2000s, Forbes invented this list in 2006 after Naomi’s hey-day in the fashion industry. The list is put together based on a model’s earnings from fashion-related jobs and endorsements over the past 12 months. American model Joan Smalls was the only other black model to make the cut. Liu Wen and Adriana Lima*, who came in at number 3, make up the non-white models on the list.
However, despite the glitz and glamour that surrounds the life of a model, most models don’t get paid for runway gigs or editorial features and, according to Forbes, opportunities with top haute couture brands may not always pay as much as we think they do.
See the full list here.
(image via thelivepost)
*Lima identifies as both Afro-Brazilian and Mixed-race.
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dynamicafrica:

British Model Jourdan Dunn Makes History on Forbes Richest Models List.

Whilst 34-year-old German-Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen ranks highest on the list with earnings amassing to $47 million, before taxes and fees, over the past 12 months, 24-year-old Dunn isn’t doing too badly for herself with earnings of $4 million at this stage of her career, and being in an industry heavily dominated by white models - something Dunn has been vocal about.

Another reason to celebrate Dunn’s feature on this of 21 models, who made $142 million between in the past year, is that Dunn is the first black British model to ever enter the Forbes richest models list.

Before you bring up Naomi Campbell’s name, though she made a considerable amount of money during her peak days as both a runway and editorial model in the 90s and early 2000s, Forbes invented this list in 2006 after Naomi’s hey-day in the fashion industry. The list is put together based on a model’s earnings from fashion-related jobs and endorsements over the past 12 months. American model Joan Smalls was the only other black model to make the cut. Liu Wen and Adriana Lima*, who came in at number 3, make up the non-white models on the list.

However, despite the glitz and glamour that surrounds the life of a model, most models don’t get paid for runway gigs or editorial features and, according to Forbes, opportunities with top haute couture brands may not always pay as much as we think they do.

See the full list here.

(image via thelivepost)

*Lima identifies as both Afro-Brazilian and Mixed-race.

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28 8 / 2014

diaryofabookgirl:

American Vogue Covers

November 1999: Kate Moss, Lauren Hutton, Iman, Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer, Amber Valletta, Christy Turlington, Patti Hansen, Lisa Taylor, Paulina Porizkova, Carolyn Murphy, photographed by Annie Leibovitz

September 2004: Daria Werbowy, Gemma Ward, Gisele Bundchen, Hana Soukupova, Isabeli Fontana, Karen Elson, Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, photographed by Steven Meisel

May 2009: Anna Jagodzinska, Caroline Trentini, Isabeli Fontana, Jourdan Dunn, Lara Stone, Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, Natasha Poly, Raquel Zimmermann, photographed by Steven Meisel

September 2014: Cara Delevingne, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Andreea Diaconu, Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Fei Fei Sun, Imaan Hammam, Vanessa Axente, photographed by Mario Testino

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28 8 / 2014

Single mom fish Mariah and dem babies

Single mom fish Mariah and dem babies

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28 8 / 2014

Mariah and daughter Monroe

Mariah and daughter Monroe

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28 8 / 2014

billidollarbaby:

Beyonce for CR Fashion Book Issue 5 by Pierre Debusschere

Read more over at: http://billidollarbaby.com/beyonce-cr-fashion-book-issue-5-pierre-debusschere/

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28 8 / 2014

28 8 / 2014

Alfre Woodard, Laverne Cox, Nicole Beharie, Danai Gurira shine on the 2014 October ESSENCE issue.

Alfre Woodard, Laverne Cox, Nicole Beharie, Danai Gurira shine on the 2014 October ESSENCE issue.

28 8 / 2014

vintagebinger:

Vogue Italia captioned this photo ‘Ten top’, pretty much declaring that these were the top 10 models of the 1990s. Front row, left to right: Kirsty Hume, Nadja Auermann, Nadege, Claudia Schiffer, Shalom Harlow and tragically landing in the magazine spread gutter, Christy Turlington. Front row, left to right: Carla Bruni, Linda Evangelista, Brandi Quinones (on floor) and Naomi Campbell. All frocks by Atelier Versace. Photo from Vogue Italia, September 1994.

vintagebinger:

Vogue Italia captioned this photo ‘Ten top’, pretty much declaring that these were the top 10 models of the 1990s. Front row, left to right: Kirsty Hume, Nadja Auermann, Nadege, Claudia Schiffer, Shalom Harlow and tragically landing in the magazine spread gutter, Christy Turlington. Front row, left to right: Carla Bruni, Linda Evangelista, Brandi Quinones (on floor) and Naomi Campbell. All frocks by Atelier Versace. Photo from Vogue Italia, September 1994.

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28 8 / 2014


Andreea Diaconu by Mert & Marcus for Gucci Cruise 2014    

Andreea Diaconu by Mert & Marcus for Gucci Cruise 2014    

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