Girl crush: Chanel Iman
This weekend, I’ve been revisiting images from last month’s Spring/Summer 2010 shows – there was a lot to take in and I’m pretty sure that I missed a fair bit. Looking at all the shows, especially the ones from the more well known designer, one thing stood out – the American model, Chanel Iman. Her omnipresence at shows from House of Holland and Blumarine, to Gucci and DKNY is a testament to Chanel’s exotic looks. She has the chameleon-like ability to transform into anything a designer desires, she is a true blank canvas yet her beauty and versatility manages to shine through.
Chanel’s exoticism comes from her mixed heritage – African American and Korean. But what I really love about her is that she knows how to work any look she is given, whether it is on a catwalk or on a shoot for a magazine spread. Chanel is my model of the season and I’m not ashamed to say that I have a big girl crush on her. She is beautiful!
Chanel is on the November cover of Teen Vogue with fellow model Jourdan Dunn. Both Chanel and Jourdan are a breath of fresh air in an industry that is known for lacking in diversity.