Good reads: Nykhor tells it like it is, Iman turns 60, and more

Happy birthday, Iman! | Instagram

Happy birthday, Iman! | Instagram

Happy 60th birthday, Iman! Look back on the supermodel in the news here.

The Beauty-Industry Problem No One Talks About (Refinery29)

A couple of weeks ago, model Nykhor Paul put the fashion and beauty industry on blast in an unapologetically honest Instagram post that quickly went viral. In it, she calls out makeup artists for being ill-prepared for working on models with darker skin tones. [...] “I’m tired of complaining about not getting [booked] as a Black model, and I’m definitely super-tired of apologizing for my blackness!!... Why can’t we be part of fashion fully and equally?” Read more>

The world's first non-white modelling agency – a true celebration of diversity (The Guardian)

Lorde was set up in May 2014 as the first of its kind – an agency made up entirely of models of colour. It is the brainchild of Nafisa Kaptownwala, a 26-year-old Canadian art history graduate, who began to work on the fringes of fashion and noticed the lack of non-white models. Despite no experience in the modelling industry, she set up Lorde in London with a friend and “the next thing, people were contacting us”. Read more>

‪#‎RealTalkTuesdays‬ Male model Sam Grundy offers his advice for fresh faces:

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