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Top 6 African Models of 2010

Haute Fashion Africa has released their list of Top 6 African Models of they year 2010. These long legged beauties rocked various editorial spreads in 2010 and rocked the ramps of countless Fashion Weeks. Top of their list is Liya Kebede.

Hailing from Addis Abbas Ethiopia, Liya Kebede was discovered by a film director while attending school at the French Lycee. In 2009, Forbes ranked Liya Kebede as the 11th highest earning supermodel in the world, having earned $2.5 million dollars in 12 months. Also a talented actor, Liya Kebede took on the role of Waris Dirie, goat herding tribal nomad turned international supermodel, in the movie Desert Flower.

Check out who else made the list after the break. (more…)


Alek Wek In How To Spend It Mag

Alek Wek makes an appearance in The Financial Times’ monthly luxury magazine, How To Spend It, wearing prints styled by Damian Foxe.¬†Photographed by Andrew Yee, the Sudanese model makes a striking subject as she models looks from the likes of Stella McCartney, Lanvin and Etro. I wish Kenyan models would take a leaf out of her book. Don’t be afraid to do you! She makes me really proud to be African. More pics after the break. (more…)