Posts Tagged ‘top model

06
Sep
08

Beauty of the week ***WARIS DIRIE***

 

 

I was sitting in my living room watching a documentary on female genital mutilation in Africa  and thought about all the women that went through that sad and barbaric experience. Among them is Waris Dirie, a Somalian model who gained international fame as a model posing in Chanel ads and acting in the 1987 James Bond movie “The Living Daylights” before launching her campaign against female genital mutilation in 1996. She shocked the world with a best-selling book “Desert Flower” that described how her genitals were sliced off with a dirty razor blade without anesthesia, and then stitched together. (Source)

She recently made headlines when she vanished for 3 days in Brussels, Belgium. She was found alive on Friday, March 7, 2008 by a plainclothes Brussels policeman, in the presence of a local window cleaner. He told press, that the couple met in a pub and were planning to spend dinner together. Dirie could not give an explanation over what happened, and only said that she was lost, and couldn’t find her way back to her hotel. Since she had no money on her, she had been sleeping in hotel lobbies. Afterwards, she declared that she was kidnapped for two days by a taxi driver and the story of having been lost was to keep the press from asking her too many questions. (source)

To learn more about Female genital mutilation and donate visit:

http://www.waris-dirie-foundation.com

http://www.fgmnetwork.org

http://www.unicef.org/protection/index_genitalmutilation.html

 

I am not a big fan of her eye makeup on this picture but really like how her skin is flawless.

To replicate her look, I would slightly change the way her eye makeup was done using a combination of grey smokey eye shadows.

FACE

Foundation: Select SPF 15

Concealer: Select cover up

Blush: Mineralize blush Love Joy

EYES

Eyebrows: fill with espresso eyeshadow

Eyebase: Paint in architecture

Lid: Print

Crease: Silver Ring

Highlight: Vanilla pigment

LIPS

Liner: Nightmoth

Lipstick: Desire

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29
Feb
08

Katoucha…rest in peace

The body of Katoucha Niane, one of the first African women to attain international stardom as a model  and a vocal opponent of female genital mutilation, was found in the Seine River yesterday.

I am sorry this video is in French…

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She was not only the former model of Yves Saint Laurent but also, one of the most talented African model and beauty in the world.

We will always remember her and may she rest in peace…

“I embodied the most arrogant and admired kind of femininity, I who was supposed to be diminished” Katoucha




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