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'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

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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[...]

Black Beauty Like You've Never Seen Before: Beauty and Fashion Photographer Mario Epanya Launches his New Book Celebrating Women of Colour

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Mario Epanya launched his most recent book on Tuesday and the Cameroonian-French photographer was ecstatic as he shared this update with us. Since his childhood, Mario has always been inspired by his home surroundings of Cameroon before moving to France in 2000. A career that has spanned more than a decade, he has transformed his craft, advanced at his art a[...]

"Embrace The Nerves,": An Exclusive Interview with Top Model Kaone Kario

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Kaone Kario is the face of a whole new generation of models who are not only doing big things on the runway but also off it. Her personal interests include modelling, TV and film production, so you can imagine how excited we were to be able to interview this Botswana beauty to talk about her modelling life between New York, Capetown and Botswana, and to find[...]

IDIA AISIEN CHANNELS HER INNER WARRIOR PRINCESS FOR OUR FEBRUARY COVER

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Each month as I sit down to connect with you through my editorial note, I think about what I can share that might be inspiring to your life, asking God for his guidance and direction. Zen Magazine’s journey hasn’t been without bumps and like any other good journey, we had to go through both the good and the not so good periods. But everything happens for a r[...]

Top 14 Melanin Faces of South-African Fashion

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We always overlook that ultimately; campaigns and fashion shows would really be nothing without one particular being – the model. The model brings life into a designer/brand’s vision, conveys the artistic message that the clothes carry as well as shows the potential buyer how a garment would look on them. There has been a growing trend in the usage of black [...]

AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT CUSHNIE ET OCHS'S PRE-FALL 2017 LINE FEATURING HERIETH PAUL

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A brand started in 2008 by close friends Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, the Cushnie Et Ochs brand is all about making all women look and feel stunning in sexy statement dresses and pieces. Top model Herieth Paul modelled a few pieces for the brands PRE-FALL 2017 collection and we must say they all look AMAZING. From jumpsuits and bodysuits to gowns and dre[...]

"My Self Worth or Future isn’t Built Around No’s or Rejection": Chinwendu Natalia Okerengwo talks about modelling in Europe

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Chinwendu Natalia Okerengwo is known for being a make-up and skin care consultant, but one project that's particularly close to her heart is her modelling career. Based in Russia, the Nigerian born model opened up to us about how she got into the modelling business, how it all began, her beauty regimes and the models who continuously inspire her. Q: H[...]

KINGDOM's Gorgeous Campaign Collection Featuring Mide Ogundele.

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South African based model Mide Ogundele looks dazzling in the new campaign collection from South African label Kingdom. Mide who is signed to Boss Model agency in Cape Town rocked a few African inspired looks, and accessories making every pair feel like an old favourite. The shoot was photographed by Katinka Bester and makeup was done by Nandi Kai. We’re [...]