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African Queen

February 18, 2009

This season, going tribal, ethnic-chic is clearly a huge trend in the collections . Many magazines covers, editorials have been interpreting that trend… but you have to let Alek Wek to show you how it is done.

i-D March 09′

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Sometimes, it has to be realistic. When you put a white girl on a cover trying to be African-chic, it is just not as tasteful, and original as this (take that, Vogue Nippon). There are even cases where they would rather dye  a white model black for an editorial instead of using a black model. Case in point here.

 

[image: TFS scans] 
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7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2009 6:25 pm

    ohhh, Alek is really perfect for this editorial, everything suits her so well, I love the pictures!!xx

  2. sophie permalink
    February 18, 2009 10:07 pm

    stunning

  3. Tamara permalink
    February 19, 2009 1:33 am

    Gorgeous pics!

  4. February 26, 2009 9:54 am

    I have a soft spot for Alec. Good to see her doing editorials again.

  5. Ellington permalink
    March 5, 2009 1:34 am

    These photos are beautiful and vibrant! I love Alek Wek she is fabu! : )

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