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Vogue Spain Declares ‘Black Is Beautiful’ with Cover Model Aya Jones Rocking Cornrows

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Aya Jones on the cover of Vogue Spain (Vogue España) 

article by Yesha Callahan via theroot.com

It’s not too often that a major fashion magazine declares, “Black is beautiful,” but Vogue Spain (Vogue España) just did for its March issue.

Not only is Ivorian-British model Aya Jones giving all types of #BlackGirlMagic on the cover, but she’s also rocking a simple set of cornrows. The photo editorial was shot in Botswana, with Karim Belghiran styling Jones’ hair, and photos shot by photographer Nico Bustos and styled by Belen Antolín.

To read more, go to: http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2016/03/vogue_spain_declares_black_is_beautiful_with_black_cover_model_rocking_cornrows.html

W Magazine’s Fall Fashion Spread Features All-Black Models with Natural Hair

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Spread in W magazine’s August 2015 issue featuring only black models (W MAGAZINE)

They’re gorgeous photos.

Not that we’re depending on mainstream magazines to validate or show love to natural hair and chocolate-complexioned models, but W Magazine did a great job including an all-black model ensemble for a photo spread in its August 2015 edition.

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Spread in W magazine’s August 2015 issue featuring only black models (W MAGAZINE)

Six models—Ajak Deng, Amilna Estevao, Anais Mali, Aya Jones, Binx Walton and Tami Williams—appear in a variety of fashion spreads. Their clothes are rich and patterned, and they’re all rocking a natural hairstyle. Apparently, black is the new black. Check out the photos below:

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Spread in W magazine’s August 2015 issue featuring only black models (W MAGAZINE)
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Spread in W magazine’s August 2015 issue featuring only black models (W MAGAZINE)

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Work it, ladies.

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original article by Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele via theroot.com; additions by Lori Lakin Hutcherson

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