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Queens Rock Headwraps!!!

Bold headwraps, colourful earrings and that dark chocolate skin. What's not to love about our beautiful African heritage? According to the creative director pf this shoot, Aline Andrade, this shoot was all about celebrating our headwraps. Just like as a queen wears a crown, Aline believes headwraps are more than just an accessory but a statement of our royal[...]

Backstage, After Party Photos, Video + Our TOP 12 Looks from the Victoria's Secret Pink Carpet

After the show it's the after party and we all know that the Victoria Secret's fashion show will not be complete without a walk on the famous pink carpet – and last night, the Angels were out in full force after the show bringing all the glamour from the runway. Check out our 10 favourite looks from the VS after party and a few backstage photos and vids.[...]


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19 Year Old Somali-American Model Halima Aden is Breaking the Internet with her new fall campaign feature for American Eagle Outfitters

The lights are shining so bright on all the African stars worldwide, but the one every fashion news agency is talking about right now is Somali-American IMG model Halima Aden. American Eagle’s new fall campaign features the 19 year old model looking so happy and full of life. Halima is the first hijab-wearing high-fashion model who has worked the runways in [...]

"I Got Rejected By at Least 10 Agencies," says Top Model Alyssa Traore

Africa is truly blessed!! We have so many beautiful talents all over the world that it is almost impossible to profile everyone. Well, for us at Zen, we make it our duty to know them and to tell their stories. From features in French GRAZIA to walking the runways for Hansen & Gretel, Sass & Bide and ALBUS LUMEN; this stunning model has us all star st[...]

'My Goal is To Motivate Young Girls to be Themselves and To Love their Body' Kristia Tolode Gives Zen An All Access Pass into her Life

Model, blogger and social media influencer, Kristia Tolode sits with Zen Magazine to talk about her modelling dreams, living and studying in New York City, why she loves to dance and her love for headwraps. ZEN: Hi Kristia, Tell us a little bit about yourself. Kristia: I was born and raised in Benin Republic. I am a full-time graduate stu[...]


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