Boy has it been an eventful day for me. Positive and Productive, just how I like 'em. I must say I was a bit taken aback while on Style.com today and I felt this needed to be addressed. I myself am all for the models!! Especially my models of ethnic backgrounds, love 'em to death everyone from Alek Wek, Liya Kebede, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and OFCOURSE Iman. I mean come on now, she goes by one name, how awesome is she. No but seriously, the Style.com article's topic is "Officially An Icon". Umm excuse me, according to whom?? Well I guess to the CFDA. Okay well my next question is, what the heck took them so long?? She's only been around since 1976, she's got 34 years in the modeling game! Tyra hasn't even been around that long and for a little while the media acted like she was the end all be all just because she's the first African-American model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. Don't get me wrong, I am in NO WAY knocking Tyra (or any other model that I didn't get to name for that matter) and her accomplishments but does it really take 34 years to give credit where it is due? I can't even begin to list all of her many accomplishments. You can read more about Iman on Wikipedia. Here are a few of my favorite pictures of the beauty icon herself:
I hadn't even planned on blogging about this today but with a story like this I definitely think this will suffice for today.
What do you think about it taking 34 years for Iman to be recognized as a Beauty Icon? Do you agree with this? Is there anyone else you would like to see get some recognition for all the triumphs and hard work in the fashion industry?
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