Whoopi Goldberg , is an American actress, comedian, and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. She was only the second black woman in the […]Read More
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Brandon Maxwell presents his second collection in all black and white, with his friend and client Lady Gaga in attendance at the intimate New York show. Fashion Designer & Stylist Brandon Maxwell is best known for his work with Lady Gaga. This was a great show. Check it out ladies 😉 BRANDON MAXWELL – BRANDON MAXWELL […]Read More
Nationality: British Ethnicity: Jamaican, African descent. She was born in Northampton, England to Jean McGrath, a Jamaican immigrant. Jean was a single mother who raised McGrath in Northampton. McGrath credits her mother for her love of fashion and make-up, saying that Jean would comment on clothes as they watched classic movies together. Of her career, […]Read More
Nationality: (Ajax, Ontario) Canadian Ethnicity: Indian and Jamaican She is 5’10 ft tall. Quote: The craziest thing I’ve ever had to do on a shoot: Shooting at night in the sea with what I was convinced were baby sharks. I’m best known for my (eyes, freckles, hips, etc.): Cat like eyes. She has been jetting around the […]Read More
Nationality: French Ethnicity: African She speaks French and English. Ms. Gatabazi stands at 5’7 1/2 ft tall. I was totally captivated by this stunning photo. Not much is known about this young lady but I would definitely like to see her more often in the fashion world. Brilliant in gold This Photo Above was taken with […]Read More
I love the intricate hairstyles and GOLD accessories. African artisans designed and custom made jewelry too. These are some of the most inspiring and amazing portraits of beauty… Grooming was a way of life. Maybe this explains our love for fashion, accessories, jewelry and intricate hairdos. “In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa,” opens today. The […]Read More
Nationality: (Sacramento, California) American Ethnicity: British caucasion mother and African American father who was an Air Force pilot . She is 5’10 and has aqua eyes in-between blue and green. She is an American fashion model, television personality, designer, occasional actress and business woman. Nicole began her modeling career at age 13. Within a year, Nicole won […]Read More
Nationality: French Ethnicity: Guadeloupean / Martiniquais (Caribbean /West Indies) African descent. Ms. Augustin speaks French and English. She is 5’10 1/2 ft tall with blue eyes. Quote: Both my parents and my brother are dark skinned but the West Indies are a mix of genes from different countries and you never know what skin color your baby […]Read More
Nationality: American Ethnicity: Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean/West Indies) Mixed Afro and Indo-Trinidadian. Ms. Bhagwandeen is an actress, known for America’s Next Top Model (cycle 20) & Ballers, before joining “America’s Next Top Model”, Renee Bhagwandeen has worked as a model previously. She moved to the United States when she was six years old. She is no stranger […]Read More
The only way is EGYPT! 3,000-year-old remains of woman unearthed with 70 hair extensions tied in intricate layers. The pieces were elaborate creations, with one recently uncovered in an Egyptian coffin made up of 70 elaborate extensions fastened together. Out of 100 skulls analysed, 28 still had hair. The type of hair ranged from curly black […]Read More
These are some of my personal and random photos I took from the Brooklyn Museum. Wigs was a sign of higher status in the ancient past, as you know we always had an interest in beauty. Grooming was a way of life. “In ancient Egypt thick hair was favored, and although common women kept their own hair, those of higher […]Read More
Legendary black American stage performer who took pre-World War II Europe by storm but found constant racial harassment in her homeland.
Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, and follows to her death in 1975.
Today in history, June 3rd, 1906… dancer, singer and actress Freda Josephine McDonald (aka Josephine Baker), who gained fame in Paris, France, thanks to her “risque” cabaret and musical hall performances, was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
While Ms Baker did perform on screen in a number of films – Siren of the Tropics (1927), Zouzou (1934) andPrincesse Tam Tam (1935), notably – she’s probably more universally recognized for her vaudeville stage musical acts which helped her become maybe the first international black female celebrity.
She was also politically active, making contributions to the Civil Rights Movement here in the United States, and assisted the French Resistance during World War II, becoming the first American-born woman to receive the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.
She died on April 12th, 1975 at age 68.
Since then, there’s really been only 1 true attempt to tell her story on film – the 1991, HBO movie, The Josephine Baker Story, which starred Lynn Whitfield as Baker. Whitfield would go on to win an Emmy Award for her performance!
Quote: Sharam Diniz Really proud of each of you. This is what we are living for!!! Making HISTORY. 9 African / African descent & Bi-racial Angels. DIVERSIDADE no desfile da victoriassecret!!! Muito orgulho! É para isso que nós estamos a viver!!! Para fazer HISTÓRIA. Brazil is one of the most mixed race countries in the […]Read More
Nationality: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) American. Ethnicity: Cuban, African-American, Dominican and Portuguese background, Afro-Latina. She has appeared in Vogue and graced one of the four covers of its “All Black” issue. Her career started in 2004, when she signed with IMG Models. A fan of her Beauty, tattooed her image on the back of his hand. Her runway […]Read More
Nationality: American. Ethnicity: Mother Caucasian & Father African American. Catwoman is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Pitof and stars Halle Berry, The film is loosely based on the DC Comics character of the same name, who is traditionally an anti-heroine and love interest of the vigilante hero Batman. The catsuit was designed by […]Read More
Nationality: Unknown Ethnicity: (Caribbean/West Indies) African descent. She was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. What do you like about this job? What I like most is doing shows and travelling because it gives you such a rush to be moving around so fast in such a short time. It’s amazing! What’s your biggest fear? Losing myself. […]Read More
Figures form Forbes compiled over the past couple years show that female models make millions more than their males, especially when looking at the top 10 earners of each respective gender. And there’s no contest when you compare the highest paid female supermodel (the recently retired Gisele Bundchen, at over $47 million for 2014) with […]Read More
According to pop sugar the numbers will surprise you — it’s more than the Superbowl and the US Open. Watch on to see how much cash New York’s biannual Fashion Weeks bring in. It’s simply amazing at how much money the beauty and fashion business makes. It’s literally a billion dollar industry. – SolaRead More
Nationality: Thai Ethnicity: (Thailand) South East Asian http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/28/movies/headshot-directed-by-pen-ek-ratanaruang. Bangkok is the largest city, business and industrial center of Thailand. Thailand is a country on Southeast Asia’s Indochina peninsula known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha, a revered symbol. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern city […]Read More
Nationality: Russian Ethnicity: Her mother is Russian and Her father is Nigerian, African. She speaks Russian, Spanish and English. She is 5’11 ft tall. Currently Living In Moscow, Russia. Education: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) (MIPT) Research Interests: Mathematical Physics, Partial Differential Equations, MATH EDUCATION, Differential Equations, and Nonlinear hyperbolic equations. Orange Models […]Read More
Nationality: American Ethnicity: German and African American. She was born in Germany. BIO/Interview below: When I was 13 years old, my mom was confronted by my mother agent, Sheilah Dixon of Millie Lewis South Carolina, to come to the agency to meet her. That meeting turned into a test shoot, which later turned into those […]Read More
About Pia Gladys Perey Dubbed as “the new bridesmaids favourite” the limited ready-to-wear line has design aesthetics that are highly influenced by the classic Grecian drapes mixed with romantic glamour that captures the spirit of the modern woman, embracing the true female form regardless of age and shape. Her vision is romantic and classic with […]Read More
Nationality: Brazilian She Speaks Brazilian Portuguese and English. From Bahia, Brazil.Why did you become a model? I was scouted in school. What do you think about fashion? I think it’s like a work of art. Describe your style to us. I don’t know, I try to be both elegant and pretty, I really like skirts […]Read More
Nationality: (West Indies/Caribbean) Trinidadian Ethnicity: African descent “In 2005 Michelene began her initial fashion model training at Coco Velvet International Model Training Academy in Matura, Trinidad; her training continued at the CVI 2008 Workshop in Port-of-Spain. While attending the workshop she was scouted by a representative of IMG Model Management New York […]Read More
France’s lower house of parliament on Friday (April 3) passed a measure banning excessively thin fashion models and exposing modelling agencies and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail. The controversial bill was widely debated in the lower house, with dissenters saying it would make it give foreign models an […]Read More
To this day, plastic surgeons use Nefertiti’s face as a model of beauty. Hello world, As you may know I tend to post some of the most beautiful women of color on my blog. As I like to say: “some of the most beautiful women in the world”. I do it in support (I guess bloggers […]Read More
Nationality: Unknown Ethnicity: African Yomi Abiola is a graduate of both Columbia School of Journalism (New York) and Sciences-Po Paris, France. She speaks Italian, French and English. This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Super model Yomi Abiola was the first African face of Maybelline and has […]Read More
Turns out, women are more inclined to buy negligees when brunettes are sporting them. Interestingly, consumers prefer to see a plus-size women modeling lingerie. That actually generates more sales, according to Adore Me. This raw appeal was reinforced by another finding: retouched images don’t translate into more sales. Lingerie startup: Plus-size models generate more sales […]Read More
Nationality: Ukrainian Ethnicity: Unknown She speaks Russian and English. Tina Sokol is part of a Ukrainian girl group called Montana. Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. Ukrainian flag below Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of […]Read More
Elizabeth Keckley was an incredible businesswoman and was also known for her beauty. In her memoir, she recalls that people thought she was beautiful. The Washington Bee, the African American newspaper, treated her like a black socialite within the African-American community. She dressed well—she was not gaudy or showy, but more pared down and refined. […]Read More
Actress: Lupita Nyong’o Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico, to Kenyan parents. She was raised in Kenya and educated in the USA. She is a graduate of the Yale University School of Drama’s Acting program. Lupita Nyong’o’s $150k pearl Oscars dress STOLEN from her Hollywood hotel room Click Here > Stolen 150k C.K.Oscar Dress […]Read More