One of my Instagram and Twitter associates, Vera Kwarifa, has been promoting her friend Philomena Kwao relentlessly on both social networks. Ms. Kwao is a plus size model (she’s a US 14) currently signed to UK’s Models 1 agency. She is also nominated for a 2012 Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Award in the Rising Stars category. See more images from her port after the jump
The Coiffure Project is Baltimore’s TYP Photography’s effort to create a book of natural hair portraits. One of the great things about this project is that natural haired divas can volunteer to participate by emailing cd@typBaltimore.com. All images copyright TYP Photography.
Back in December, The Illustrated Nail helped Ohema Ohene boutique celebrate its one year anniversary by painting ankara inspired prints on the nails of anniversary party guests. It appears that for the Ohema Ohena celebration, The Illustrated Nail created some designs not seen on her previous ankara print nail wheel.
Human Fundamentalism is an explosion of your alter ego. It’s becoming who you are and not who you’re told to be. Beauty isn’t conformity, but the fundamental human desire to express your inner self on the outside. To rise above mainstream limitations and exist in a world where individuality is received with celebration not derision, and breaking the mould is a sign of strength not instability. Available at Illamasqua.com
I reblogged this photo on my Tumblr some time ago. Via a Black Girl with Long Hair feature, I learned that the young lady pictured is named Brené and is from Maryland. Its nice to put a name and some info to a face. Check out her BGLH feature here.