Posts tagged "alek wek"

Lupita Nyong’o: “There Is No Shame In Black Beauty”

Yetsreday ESSENCE magazine bestowed Lupita Nyong'o the Best Breakthrough Performance Award at their 2014 Black Women in Hollywood luncheon for her Oscar-nominated performance in "12 Years A Slave." While receive this honor, Lupita gave an acceptance speech which was both heartbreaking and inspiring. She spoke about Black beauty and the times as a young adult that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2014

Model Alek Wek Saves Her Leftovers, But Not Her Crappy Boyfriends

"In this [modeling] world, I found, many people were hungry too, but for different reasons. They wanted their bodies to look a certain way, whether their bodies were meant to or not. They chose not to eat. Today, I live in the U.S., where restaurants serve huge portions on even huger platters, and people are…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011

Studying The Catwalk In The Classroom

Princeton University’s campus is about to get fierce! According to The Ink, the blog for the university’s press club, a class on fashion models is among the New Jersey school’s offerings in the spring. It is the Ivy League, so don’t expect a class discussion on the latest seaso…
By: Xiomara Martinez-White / November 11, 2009

Irregular Beauty Is Real Beauty

However, four scientists from Tel Aviv University think differently. They recently unveiled a new computer program that contains a "beautification engine," which uses a mathematical formula to alter a face in a photograph to a theoretically more attractive version. According to the programmers, the program maintains an "unmistakable similarity" to the original. The software program…
By: Annika Harris / October 9, 2008

Fashion Week: Models Who Do More

During Fashion Week it's easy to forget some of the pretty ladies walking down the runway do more than just act as coat hangers for fabulously over-priced garments. That's why our girls at Glam put together this list of models who do more. The (oft over-used) term supermodel gets tossed around a lot.
By: Claudia Crousillat / September 11, 2008

Vogue Italia’s “Black Issue” Is A Success, But What Will Its Impact REALLY Be?

If you haven't heard already, the July issue of Italian Vogue was unprecedented. All the models in it were black. Amidst the buzz that followed, the much-hyped "Black Issue" became such a popular success that distribution was increased by 40-percent, an amazing feat. Some (including me) saw the concept -- race as a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 2008