Not to be pretentious, but DUH ;)
In this month’s Vogue Italy, the beauty of the wide spectrum of black skin is celebrated in a 10-page spread in the glossy high-fashion magazine. The accompanying article reads:
With bright eyes peering out under deliciously curled lashes, cheekbones and jawbones contoured as if chiseled from sharp stone, full noses, and sumptuously lush lips,black women are unquestionably beautiful.
A tribute is due to the woman whose skin tone ranges from alabaster to mahogany to smooth onyx, who can flawlessly carry any makeup look—from gold dusted lids to fuchsia blush to ripe purple and pink glosses. These pages pay homage to the versatile woman whose hair can oscillate from a tightly coiled and coifed Afro, to sleek layers, to a slicked back pixie cut in a matter of minutes. To the divine woman whose enviably full lips, strong, white teeth, and delightful smile have been known to electrify the hearts of many. To the siren whose smooth, velvety skin blocks the sun yet remains supple and unblemished with the passage of time.
Variable and diverse, black beauty escapes simple classification. But no matter the incarnation—whether the color of molasses, café au lait, bronze, tan, or tinged like desert sand—black beauties radiate with poise and multidimensional splendor.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the photographs from the spread which captures not only the spectrum of skintone, but also hair TEXTURE. I’m loving how the article captures the spirit, the volume, and the essence of our CURLS!
For the full spread visit the original article here.