I remember a time when I too felt unbeautiful. I put on the TV and only saw pale skin, I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin. And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned. The morning would come and I would be so excited about … Continue reading


By Affia Keys Artistic modern beautiful clothes was my first thought when I saw Miuccia Prada collection at Milan fashion week. The designer modernised classical art pallets most likely inspired by the works of Picasso and modernised it. Prada has always been about the classical beauty of European women therefore Miuccia stayed true to the … Continue reading

Black History Month Continues: Naomi Sims


By Affia Keys Naomi Simms March 30th 1948 - August 1st 2009 In November 1968 Naomi Simms was the first ever African American model to appear on the cover of Ladies home journal, at the time the leading magazine for women. She later turned down a role in the movie Cleopatra Jones because she was … Continue reading Black History Month Continues: Naomi Sims

Black History Month: Naomi Sims


By Affia Keys Naomi Simms March 30th 1948 - August 1st 2009 In November 1968 Naomi Simms was the first ever African American model to appear on the cover of Ladies home journal, at the time the leading magazine for women. She later turned down a role in the movie Cleopatra Jones because she was … Continue reading Black History Month: Naomi Sims


Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino The out running theme for the Milan fashion shows this week have looked to me somewhat medieval. It appeared all the tribal influences that heavily dominated shows in December have been replaced. From Dolce and Gabanna to Valentino to Roberto Cavali, the designers took us on a … Continue reading