I’m a hard-working girl.. No really, I am.
Have not been updating this crack for awhile. I’m in the process of upgrading toward an EPIC-ER version of awesomeness, this is just a rough draft baby. My mind is on the grind, and while I’m in the midst of creating masterpieces look out for the new. Peep it soon..
xo Nikki C.
Willi Smith ”the most successful black designer in fashion history”, established and co-founded the WilliWear company in 1976. He favored using natural fabrics and unconstructed clothes since they are more practical for the average consumer. “Models pose in clothes,” he said. “People live in them.”
Dorothea Towles was the first African-American model in the 1950′s to walk the runways for haute couture houses in Paris. She worked for designer names such as the famed French couturier Christian Dior, as well as Elsa Schiaparelli in the early 50′s.
Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell transformed the face of the beauty and fashion industry, she was known as an African American modeling-business pioneer. In 1946, she and friends started The Grace Del Marco Agency; which was one of the first modeling agencies to focus on ethnic talent. Mitchell also added newspaper owner and publisher, business executive, producer and consultant to her long list of fulfillments!
Let us celebrate Black History Month and recognize all the great African Americans who have influenced and changed history over time to shape the future for the better.
Just some photos I shot for fun… of some pretty little thangs.