Who’s that girl …?

Posted in homeroom, research, Your Fashion Fix by Staff on January 2, 2009

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fethebloglogo_signI see you. My eyebrows raise at any inch of brown skin I notice perusing through editorials or ad campaigns. I can usually bet on an appearance by Chanel or Jourdan. Oh, let me not forget that Sessilee is running a mean modeling career as of late. Yet there a is a light sprinkle of newcomers everywhere and this girl – though she favors Arlenis and I had to take a longer look before I realized that she wasnt – is no exception.  Ariel Meredith isn’t truly new to the industry. She’s been around and gracing catwalks here and there for years but is enjoying a bit more buzz as models of color have risen to slightly greater recognition. During Spring-Summer 09 runway presentations last September, Ariel walked at Nicole Miller, Baby Phat, Milly, and Vera Wang to name a few and I now recall her from TRACE Magazine’s last “Black Girls Rule” issue. Her story doesn’t lack the up’s and down’s that we would expect. She took a year off from modeling to work on her body.  As a size 5 during her teen-aged high school years, she was advised that she was overweight by industry standards and found that she could not find work.

We love her response in her Q&A wit TRACE. Why does she rule?

” … because I’m me – fun! Fierce! Independent! (laid back at times) Strong Black Woman… Stays positive… Stays grounded… Good attitude… THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!”

We agree.

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