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.”


Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | November 30, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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…

Xiomara Martinez-White | November 11, 2009 - 12:20 pm

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…

Annika Harris | October 9, 2008 - 3:30 pm

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

Claudia Crousillat | September 11, 2008 - 7:15 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 12, 2008 - 3:30 pm