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‘MAKEUP BY’ EDITION: TOP AFRICAN FACE BEAT QUEENS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.

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1. NOMSA MADIDA South Africa’s Nomsa Madida has built a name for herself as one of the best makeup artists in the country. Her career started off in 2006 and she has worked on celebrities such as Rebecca Malope, Lerato Kganyago, Masechaba Ndlovu and Ayanda Thabethe just to name a few and has been chosen by international cosmetics brand NYX to represent Sout[...]

African Models in the News! Angolan Beauty AMILNA ESTEVÃO for W Magazine

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AMILNA ESTEVÃO  X  W MAGAZINE JUNE 2017  X  ANGOLA Photo credits: Photo by Easton and Roso | styled by Caroline Grosso. Visual Editing by Biel Parklee | Hair by Michael Lollo at Honey Artists | Makeup by Misha Shahzada for Christian Louboutin Beauty at See Management. | Photography Assistant: Alex Hodor-Lee | Production Assistant: Paige Viti | Special thank[...]

African Models in the News: Staniel Ferreira

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Staniel Ferreira X Guinea-Bissau Photo credits: Black and white photos by Nick Gill ThePhotographer | Runway Photo from EFM Engineered For Motion's | Most recent Nike Ad Photo from Instagram Bio Data: The 6’2” model from Guinea Bissau, has worked with designers such as Pyer Moss, Jeffrey Rudes, Carlos Campos, Guess, Martin Rusch and Parke & Ronen. [...]

Kinky, Curly, Afro : Embracing our Natural Tresses.

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‘A girl is not her hair’. Quite true, but in my opinion, only to an extent. Let’s face it, have you tried telling a woman that her hair is really not growing as much as she thinks it is, or worse, that her hairstyle looks bad? The look you’ll be given will be enough to send you to hell permanently. What this tells us, is that a girl is actually her hai[...]

Runway Photos of Tina Lobondi's Summer 2017 Collection + Our 6 Favourite Images from DAKAR Fashion Week 2017

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CHECK OUT A FEW IMAGES FROM THE JUST CONCLUDED DAKAR FASHION WEEK  2017 IN SENEGAL. Fashion Spotlight: TINA LOBONDI'S SUMMER COLLECTION 2017 PHOTO CREDITS: PHOTOGRAPHED BY YELEN PICTURES. DAKAR FASHION WEEK WAS HOSTED AT RADISSON BLU DAKAR, SENEGAL TO CELEBRATE THEIR 15TH YEAR The designer, Tina Lobondi, is all smiles after her display The 2017[...]

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

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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 [...]

A MELANIN QUEEN'S 5 TIPS TO GLOWING,FLAWLESS SKIN.

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Every woman wants good skin. Exceptionally flawless and glowing skin like the ones you see on those models on TV. I am sure we have all heard the ‘Beautiful skin is a commitment, not a miracle’ or ‘THE best foundation is beautiful skin’ quotes so of course, THE PRESSURE IS REAL. Have no fear, dear reader, because if it is good skin you want, you can most [...]

In Love with The African Woman.

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Today's piece is about self-love. By self I mean African. The love of Africa. Not being in Africa but being African.     Isn’t it amazing how expressive the African woman has been lately? With her fashion, simply feeling so comfortable in her skin and in her surroundings enough to give the rest of the world inspiration just by lo[...]

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

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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[...]