∆ Wangechi Mutu | Collagist, Afrofuturist, Warrior Woman
∆ Photographer | Chris Sanders [pic 1]
STYLE ICON: Dobet Gnahoré
Grammy Award-winning and World Music-nominated Ivorian musician and singer Dobet Gnahoré’s style is beyond your wildest Afro-punk dreams.
With a band consisting of her percussionist father Boni Ngahoré, as well as several French and Tunisian acts, both the 29-year-old singer’s musical sounds and aesthetic mirror various elements of Pan-Africanism that can often be seen in the jewelry she wears and the infusion of Bété, Baoulé, reggae, rumba and Manding influences in her music.
That’s right #Oscars audience, STAND UP for Dame Shirley Bassey! She is 76 today and still as gorgeous as she was in this 1960 photo where she is being fitted for a new sheath dress, covered with 156,000 diamante stones (weighing in at 28 pounds), by designer Douglas Darnell. Photo by Peter Hall/Keystone Features/Getty Images.
Quvenzhané Wallis, The New Princess of Independent Film
Alek Wek featured in a heavenly floral-inspired editorial for AS IF Magazine, Issue 2.
i miss u left eye
Grace Jones with Azzedine Alaia, 1977.
Phylicia (Ayers-Allen) Rashad and Debbie Allen, photographed by Moneta Sleet, Jr. for Ebony. From Debbie’s pointed toe to their beautiful smiles, it’s probably one of my favorite magazine photos ever.
Two of my favorite women