Thursday, June 19, 2008
Finally!! The highly anticipated all-black July issue of Vogue Italia will land in the states in two weeks. The fold-out cover features four gorgeous models, including veteran Naomi Campbell, rising stars Jourdan Dunn and Sessilee Lopez, and the radiant Liya Kebede in the top slot. With approximately one hundred pages shot by Steven Meisel, the editorials use only black models, while the features focus on black women in arts and entertainment. The bevy of models range from the experienced to the newcomers, including: Iman, Veronica Webb, Tyra Banks, Alek Wek, Yasmin Warsame, Chanel Iman, Gail O'Neil, Alva Chin, Arlenis Sosa Pena, Pat Cleveland and Karen Alexander. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is Toccara Jones, the full-figured model from season three of America's Next Top Model. This is just the spark that Jones' modeling career needs. Here's hoping the jobs roll in, and she'll be able to leave crap reality shows and lame hosting gigs for good.