Fashion Flashback: Donyale Luna

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Hey fashionistas!

 

It is black history month and I wanted to pay homage to the women before me, the woman who made it possible for me to be a black fashionista! African American models, fashion designers, editors, ect had to fight to be recognized in the fashion industry.

 

For the month of February I will be giving you guys a fashion flashback of the queens who have paved the way for us!

Donyale Luna became the first black model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine.

A British photographer by the name of David McCabe discovered her. After being discovered by him, she moved from her native city of Detroit to pursue her career in New York City. Luna appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and British Vogue.

Donyale graced the cover of British Vogue in 1966. The 60’s were a pivotal time for African Americans because segregation and racism was very much alive and this was the time were we began to stand up for equal rights! Luna broke barriers for other African American models after that issue of Vogue was debuted. Shortly after, model Beverley Johnson became the first black model to grace the cover of American Vogue.

I am a 25 year old from 219, Indiana. I love shopping for pieces that are different and that I know nobody else will have! But one thing I hate about shopping is going broke doing so. Throughout the years of me working in retail, I have picked up a lot of tips and tricks for saving LOTS of money when shopping. I also go against trends by Vintage shopping. I find pieces that I can pair together to create works of art. You can call me a penny pincher, but I'll look BOMB while pinching my pennies :)

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