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Anais Mali talks racism with intothegloss.com

"I started modeling in the South of France, where I grew up, and I would go to Paris to do jobs. But none of the modeling agencies in Paris wanted to take me. I just kept hearing, ‘This is Paris; black girls don’t work here.’ France is very racist, you don’t see a lot of powerful black people in France—it’s starting but it’s slow-moving. So I went to New York when I turned 18 on the advice of my modeling scout. When I got here, I got signed and told my agency, ‘I want Vogue’—I wanted the fashion jobs. I knew what I wanted and I asked for it! A lot of models don’t say anything; they just let people take care of them. I’m not like that. My agency kept saying, ‘Yeah, but you’re black and you’re short,’ since I’m 5’ 9 ½”, which, in fashion, is small. But my mom always told me that when you want something, you have to go get it. So I did! I’m 23 now, and I feel like the industry is trying to focus more on diversity, but there’s still a long way to go. In Milan, you don’t really see black girls on the runway; it’s sad. You hear things like, ‘We already have Jourdan [Dunn], one black girl is enough.’ I’m getting good work, I’m happy, but I want to see more black girls."

Check out intothegloss.com for Anais love affair with Makeup and her favourite makeup products.

Flaviana Matata

Balmain Spring 2013

Armando Cabral feature in “The Lush Life” OUT Magazine March 2012 shot by Dean Isidro

Carmelita Mendes and others featured in ”Big Size” for Elle Italia April 2012, photographed by Marcelo Kasilcic check out the rest here

Serginio Whooter for V Magazine Spring 2012, photographed by Meinke Klein

Joan Smalls by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris May 2012.

"I think the world is going to be really shocked," said Jessica White of her forthcoming debut album. She describes the music as “more of a soulful pop” and says she’s been recording with producer Ryan Leslie. “I’m a lot more creative than people can imagine,” she continued. “This year, they’re gonna get a big huge handful of how creative I really am.”
How does your modeling background affect your music career?
I’m a poet first and foremost, before the modeling. I mean, modeling, it’s being an artist as well. It’s just being a silent artist. It takes a lot of self-control and a lot of discipline.

What’s your writing process like?
I’m a bat. All my greatest, creative ideas come at night. So I hardly ever sleep.

Will there be guest stars on your album?
Oh yeah, a lot. But I don’t want to say who. I want everybody to be surprised. This is huge. I’m using a live band to record the whole entire album. And I’m producing a lot of it and writing my own material. So I think the world is going to be really shocked. We don’t know when it’s coming out. Right now I’m just creating.

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Leomie Anderson & Harry Uzoka ( Models & real life couple ) in “True Strory” for The Ones2Watch

True Story : Harry saw Leomie for the first time while watching the Channel 4 documentary series The Model Agency. He turned to his mother and declared that Leomie was the girl he wanted to marry. After much e-stalking, Harry managed to woo Leomie via Twitter. They have been together ever since. Harry’s mum is still in shock.

Joan Smalls by Kai Z Feng for Vogue Australia May 2012

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