Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Supermodels Alek Wek of Sudan and Iman of Somalia are on the current cover of Ebony's Fashion issue alongside Tyra Banks and Kimora Lee Simmons:

In the September 2007 issue, Ebony magazine is honoring black beauty with 50 pages of fashion plus the 50 year celebration of the criticially acclaimed Ebony Fashion fair. Ebony highlighted the entrepreneurial and charity success of each inspirational model. Orginally Liya Kebede and Naomi Campbell were included for the spread but due to work obligation Liya and Naomi couldn't attend the photoshoot.

Alek Wek

Birthplace: Sudan
Entrepreneurial Success: Wek1933 Handbags
Big Deal: Fled civil war in the Sudan and became an international modeling sensation.
Give Back: Established W.E.K (Working to Educate Kids), which supports educational programs for youth in Sudan and New York City.

Birthplace: Somalia
Entrepreneurial Success: Iman Cosemtics, Skincare and Frgarances
Big Deal: New TV Show: Host of Project Runway Canada
Give Back: Global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, providing antiretroviral treatment for African children with AIDS
Project Runway will air in Canada April 11th at 1:00pm on the Life NetWork. Keep posted on all things Project Runway at its official fan blog, Blogging Project Runway.

Thanks to Real Gossip With A Passion for the scans!

[feels good 2 b home]


CHIC NOIR said...

YOu have a nice blog and I brought that issue of Ebony. It is well worth the money.

Chi said...

Thanks for stopping by, chic noir. I caught this issue while heading over to Chicago. The article about Iman and Alek was a decent read.