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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Vogue Africa Movement


My loyal readers will remember my post two or so years ago about Vogue Italia's "All Black" issue. Well we're taking it a step further. Home to the Motherland.

Vogue Africa.

All I can say is that it's about time! I can just image how beautiful the editorials would be. Take a look at the mock covers below. I’m salivating as I type..

Mock covers commissioned by Paris based makeup artist and photographer Mario Epanya.

Epanya comments, “...black women in Western magazines didn’t correspond to African beauty. Women in Western magazines frequently had light skin, fine features, and long hair. Today I think black women want to re-appropriate their image and don’t want others to dictate what is beautiful and what isn’t. Beauty is diverse and today we aspire to more diversity of choice. So when I got the idea to create the covers, I said, why not?”

As you may or may not know, the international Vogue catalog includes Vogue Nippon, Vogue India, Vogue Australia, but no Vogue AFRICA.

How do we get the movement started? I WANT VOGUE AFRICA! Who’s with me??

Join the Movement!
Follow Mario Epanya on TWITTER and join the Vogue Africa FACEBOOK group.


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