Representing A bit of EveryWhere..

Representing A bit of EveryWhere..

Now Playing 
Mary McCreary
“Soothe me”
1974

Now Playing
Mary McCreary
“Soothe me”
1974

So..
as a teenager, I used to collect pictures of Colored models, (as in: fashion pictures.. so called ‘editorials’), which I literally ripped out of magazines.
Now these were the nineties, so I had no money, PLUS I was living in Holland, so let’s say, not every international magazine was available. (I think..)
I was happy with whatever magazine I could get my hands on and I kept ripping editorials out of magazines at the doctor’s, dentist’s etc etc. 
From the age of 14 til probably 25.. 
Ghettoooo ghetttooooo ghettooooooooo
I think I felt there weren’t enough. Editorials (not doctors & dentists ;),
But Editorial photoshoots featuring colored women. 
I remember how it bothered me that it seemed like you had to be a singer + actress + a bunch of other things as a model to be worthy of a cover of a renowned fashionmagazine .
We’re not there yet.. But we came a long way.
Discovering or sharing pics on the internet of BEAUTIFUL COLORED WOMEN kind of feels like being that young girl again.
..
Meet Roshumba Williams..
Afro American Model, a true beauty, discovered in Paris as a teenager in 1987 by fashion designer Yves St. Laurent 
;) And there are many more

So..

as a teenager, I used to collect pictures of Colored models, (as in: fashion pictures.. so called ‘editorials’), which I literally ripped out of magazines.

Now these were the nineties, so I had no money, PLUS I was living in Holland, so let’s say, not every international magazine was available. (I think..)

I was happy with whatever magazine I could get my hands on and I kept ripping editorials out of magazines at the doctor’s, dentist’s etc etc. From the age of 14 til probably 25.. Ghettoooo ghetttooooo ghettooooooooo

I think I felt there weren’t enough. Editorials (not doctors & dentists ;), But Editorial photoshoots featuring colored women.

I remember how it bothered me that it seemed like you had to be a singer + actress + a bunch of other things as a model to be worthy of a cover of a renowned fashionmagazine .

We’re not there yet.. But we came a long way.

Discovering or sharing pics on the internet of BEAUTIFUL COLORED WOMEN kind of feels like being that young girl again.

.. Meet Roshumba Williams..

Afro American Model, a true beauty, discovered in Paris as a teenager in 1987 by fashion designer Yves St. Laurent 

;) And there are many more

Yes, it’s an inspiring month my friends. Record Store Day on Saturday and April, May ..lot of new music on the way!
Talking bout the new Meshell Ndegeocello, new Jesse Boykins, Gilles Peterson.. 

Check out my latest #Episode to get you in the vibe! ;)
www.mixcloud.com/giovanca/

Yes, it’s an inspiring month my friends. Record Store Day on Saturday and April, May ..lot of new music on the way!
Talking bout the new Meshell Ndegeocello, new Jesse Boykins, Gilles Peterson..

Check out my latest #Episode to get you in the vibe! ;)
www.mixcloud.com/giovanca/

Green Madness…
#emeraldcity #TheWiz 

Green Madness…

#emeraldcity #TheWiz 

"You got to be seen green, to show that your stuff’s layed. If you’re not seen green.. You better be wearing Jade!!" 

Gon’ miss performing my favorite song & sequence from The Wiz!

Thk u #nlyshoes for making my feet glow in the dark! Love! G

"You got to be seen green, to show that your stuff’s layed. If you’re not seen green.. You better be wearing Jade!!"

Gon’ miss performing my favorite song & sequence from The Wiz!

Thk u #nlyshoes for making my feet glow in the dark! Love! G
(When you’re almost 6 feet tall like I am, these shoes turn you into the freaking BFG (big friendly giant)!!! #nlyshoes #flowertowers #higherAndhigher

(When you’re almost 6 feet tall like I am, these shoes turn you into the freaking BFG (big friendly giant)!!! #nlyshoes #flowertowers #higherAndhigher

"You better be careful with that blowdryer, it’s older than you are!!" 😳 
Of all the things my mom could have saved from the 70’s.. Seriously!! And it still functions.. Now That’s oldskool. 

Apparently this thing’s been responsible for her great look in the mid 70’s, which led to meeting my dad, which led to my BIRTH! 
Yep.. What a blowdryer can do.

"You better be careful with that blowdryer, it’s older than you are!!" 😳

Of all the things my mom could have saved from the 70’s.. Seriously!! And it still functions.. Now That’s oldskool. Apparently this thing’s been responsible for her great look in the mid 70’s, which led to meeting my dad, which led to my BIRTH! Yep.. What a blowdryer can do.

Dear Friends!

Last week I had the priviledge to see the Yves Saint Laurent movie (before the official release ;) and Loved it. Loved it and felt a lot of things.. Djeeeezzz, don’t even know where to start! Yves.. What a guy, what a life, what a pioneer, what a legacy.. I was watching Perfection vs Destruction, Love vs Hate, Loyalty vs Mad Betrayal and all kinds of subliminal messages in the film. You gotta see it. Being reminded to the fact that he was also a Pioneer when it comes to models of color made me feel proud

The pictures above show the gorgeous Mounia from Martinique..

Not only one of the top Black models in the late ‘70s but also a great inspiration to Yves Saint Laurent.

His first ‘Black muse’… In WWD (2008) she told how the YSL ‘Porgy and Bess’ collection made her a celebrity. “Catherine Deneuve stood up and started clapping!”

"The people were shouting ‘Bravo, Yves Saint Laurent!’ and ‘Brava, Mounia!’ He took me in his arms, and we kissed. This for me was history This was the first time that a black model had arrived in haute couture."

Goosebumbs when I read this..

YLS featured many models of color in his show through the years, from Iman to Naomi Campbell, Katouche Niane, Dalma Callado, Sonia Cole & many more..

For that, amongst other things, I applaud him

(The music in this film by the way mesmorized me from the very start.. When I heard a horn come in, it went right through my, I’m not even sure! Heart/ Soul/ Something!! I briefly thought it might be trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf.. And it was.. This guy nailed it, Seriously.. The entire soundtrack is beautiful! Another good reason to see this film. Love G
Mounia
Yves Saint Laurent Colored Muze

Mounia

Yves Saint Laurent Colored Muze