Nana Keita channels Grace Jones in “Operattack” for Black Book Magazine photographed by Sarah Silver and styling by Kemal Karla. Nana is wearing looks from Disel, Dolce & Gabbana and accessories by Noir.
To celebrate its four year anniversary, the online Magazine rolls out a special anniversary feature on Africa’s fashion models and names Supermodel Nana Keita, originally from Mali, as its Woman of the Month. The Ladybrille ‘Woman of the Month’ is a monthly feature on the online magazine which celebrates outstanding women, locally and internationally, for their brilliant contributions to society.
“At the core of Ladybrille’s identity is the African model. I began Ladybrille because I felt when Africa was represented in the West, especially through fashion, it was always extreme polarities of who Africans were, interlaced with stories of war, HIV Aids, famine and poverty. I wanted to tell the story that is never told both in the fashion industry and mainstream America,” explains Oduok.“The fashion industry at large and also Africa’s fashion and entertainment industry owes a healthy respect and tribute to the African model who has really helped propel both Western designers and the entire continent of Africa, for decades, into the lime light.”
Ms. Keita joins the Ladybrille Alumni list of brilliant Women of the Month(s) including Supermodel Iman, Saran Kaba Jones (Founder Face Africa), Teresa Clarke (Former Goldman Sachs Executive & Founder of Africa.com) and Currie Lee (Attorney turned Fashion Designer of the popular Asian brand D-Sata).
“I’m very humbled and have so much respect for every single one of these (ladies) and hope one day to reach their level of accomplishments,” said the Supermodel in response to what it felt like to join the list of accomplished Ladybrille Alumni Women of the Months. “I also thank Ladybrille for the support and consideration towards (me) and wish the magazine much success.”
Supermodel Nana Keita’s feature will be published this week on the magazine’s website at www.ladybrillemag.com.
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Collection 1. Jewel by Lisa – Models Sosheba Griffiths, Sigal Currie, Kinee Diouf and Nana Keita pictured above.
The first annual Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2011 kicked off yesterday in Lagos , Nigeria here are a few collections from Day 1. Jewel by Lisa, Korto Momolu and Maki Oh.
“WHEN WE THINK OF THE FUTURE OF FASHION, WE THINK SLICK AND COLD. IN FACT, THE NEXT GENERATION OF DESIGNER IS BENT ON MAKING CLOTHES MORE ORNATE, EXPERIMENTAL, AND INTRICATELY DECORATED&MDASH;TO TRAFFIC-STOPPING RESULTS”
Raschelle Osbourne (VNY), Eligha Ojoko (Major), Courtney Brunson, Nina Keita (Next), Nyasha Matonhodze, R’el Dade, Fabiana Mayer, Monika Sawicka (Marilyn), Andie Arthur (Ford NY), Yulia Terentieva (New York Models), Hanna Samokhina (Wilhelmina). Photographed by Peter Funch and styling by Catherine Newell-Hanson.