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Rihanna x Naomi Campbell x Iman =

W Magazine’s utterly fabulous September 2014 fashion spread of course! They just casually dropped a diva trifecta with the two most bad-ass islandistas in existence and the iconic Iman.

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The times they are a-changing…slowly

Islandistas, you would recall that last season, we highlighted the fight for more diversity in runway casting, which was being led by fashion industry insider Bethann Hardison and strongly backed by the likes of Iman and uber-islandista Naomi CampbellĀ and Jourdan Dunn. Hardison promised then that “this is just round one” after sending a round of […]

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Islandista supermodels call for more diversity on the catwalks

Jamaican-Brit supermodels Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn have added their voices to Bethann Hardison’s call for more diversity on the catwalks at the Big Four fashion weeks. Coming off the runway after the Jason Wu show at New York Fashion Week (one of the few shows to really display diversity but Wu knows how his […]

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Why Essence, Ebony (and Islandista) matter

Just picked up my September 2010 issue of Essence magazineĀ and I was struck by the cover. Featured are three of the biggest black supermodels to ever do it – Iman, Naomi Campbell and Liya Kebede – some serious star power there and all in one place to boot -fitting for the cover of Essence’s commemorative […]