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Supermodel Halima Aden exits the fashion world

Supermodel Halima Aden exits the fashion world

MPHO RANTAO FASHION model Halima Aden has quit modelling and the fashion industry after realising that she felt “zero excitement” overseeing her face on magazine covers and felt as if she was losing her identity as a Muslim woman. Aden left the fashion world at the end of 2020 because she found it difficult to “see herself” on the covers of fashion magazines and felt that fashion was never for her. "I had zero excitement because I couldn't see myself. Do you know how mentally damaging that can be to be to somebody? When I'm supposed to feel happy and…
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South Sudanese model Aweng Ade-Chuol and wife embrace on Elle UK’s December cover issue

South Sudanese model Aweng Ade-Chuol and wife embrace on Elle UK’s December cover issue

MPHO RANTAO THE British branch of Elle magazine has gone with the theme of love for the magazine’s final issue of 2020, featuring model couple Aweng Ade-Chuol and her wife Alexus.   The South Sudanese-born supermodel and her wife got married in New York City in December 2019 in an intimate civil ceremony, which she posted as her coming out as part of the LGBT+ community. When she posted the cover on Instagram, she posted it with the caption, “And to women who love women, who never realised that soul ties have been called by the ocean tides, love is as…
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Naomi Campbell is tired of the angry black woman trope

Naomi Campbell is tired of the angry black woman trope

MPHO RANTAO ONE of the world’s biggest supermodels returns to grace the cover of American Vogue after an absence of two decades, speaking on her strong background, her outspoken nature being seen as angry, and her efforts in increasing the visibility in fashion for black people.  Naomi Campbell makes an appearance as the cover star of the November issue in a white Dior Haute Couture Dress, making it her first with the American version of the magazine after her last cover shoot in 1993.  Naomi Campbell’s Vogue cover by Ethan James Green. Picture: Instagram/naomi Described on the cover as a…
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