Senegalese Model Graces Vogue Netherlands Cover

Congratulations are in order for Kinee Diouf!  She is the first Black model to claim the cover of Vogue Nederland, coming in July.  This issue coincidentally or strategically debuts on the heels of their controversial May issue, which featured a Dutch model painted in blackface.  Some say it’s a subtle apology.  Possibly.  And given that most of Ms. Diouf’s pictures are from a distance instead of close-up, I may agree.  But controversy aside, she KILLED the shoot, done by esteemed photographer, Ishi.  The spread took place at  Paradis Plage Resort in Agadir, Morocco.  Vibrant scenery, prints and lipstick.  Caution: fierce flicks ahead!

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Wooden Clogs & Leather Slippers

Nederland  Maroc

The Netherlands is to clogs as Morocco is to leather slippers.  Dutch clogs are traditional symbols (and still used by some), while Moroccan slippers are functional – worn daily by both men and women.  The two can be found in various parts of the world.  I’m all for both!

Nederland…

Maroc…

(above & below photo credit to weheartit.com)

The Clothes Whisperer: the fashion blog with wit that sparkles: The Way We Wore: The Spoils of the Souks, Marrakech-May 7, 2011