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“African Visions” Editorial for Vogue Accessory

Photographer Lucia Giacani and stylist Enrica Ponzellini teamed up to produce the “African Visions” editorial for Vogue Accessory.

The work is busy, colorful and exciting, and features the latest accessory stories from designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Persol 9649, Prada, Versace, and Burberry, all finished off with bright backgrounds and African prints. Enjoy…x!
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  1. Erica Rice January 11, 2014 Reply

    She looks stunning, let’s give it to her for serving it to the camera. However, I wish these magazine’s would diversify their pool of models so that spreads like this aren’t so hard to swallow. More models of varying ethnicity that SHOW would be more palatable.

  2. Christina Marie Smith January 11, 2014 Reply

    Erica you said it!

  3. ريجي وليامز January 11, 2014 Reply

    These look like the tech hands of the shoot played dress up and took selfies while the ethic models were on lunch. Nothing against the photographer just my reflection on model selection.

  4. True-Lady Victoria January 11, 2014 Reply

    This is artistic. Definitely nothing wrong with a white woman embracing African Culture but there should have been African models hands down. Also, I don’t really like the make up…. It definitely needs to be done better and it’s all too much clashing. If your trying to do high fashion, keep it classy not undone.

  5. Michelle Nicole Charley January 11, 2014 Reply

    Can people get off the color thing!!!! I’m proud they embraced the African culture no matter the color of their skin!!!! Smh

  6. True-Lady Victoria January 11, 2014 Reply

    I agree Michelle. I am considered “white” race and my two boys are Kenyan. I love embracing my families culture and during my time spent in Africa the women were constantly making me beautiful African dresses to wear and they loved it as well. As much as I think it would have been good to have different races doing the spread especially an African Woman I think they purposefully used a white woman to make it different to get people’s attention. Negative attention to the designer is sometimes better than no attention at all but I do see why people would argue for African models, although I feel as though the African Americans are more against a white woman doing the spread than African woman. That’s just my observance but maybe I’m wrong….. And like I said before it should have been done more classy and less costume but it is artistic and I appreciate all art.

  7. Tamara Nikki Dock January 11, 2014 Reply

    I don’t understand it is she trying to channel her inner black women this looks crazy plenty of black models and this is what they chose tsk tsk

  8. Tamara Nikki Dock January 11, 2014 Reply

    In the model world things are crazy because there are somethings or shoots I can’t do because of my skin color height size and build they really dropped the ball on this one. African American models are few why not open up the spectrum

  9. Cecilia Jae Kahangi January 11, 2014 Reply

    These glasses though…

  10. Makeda Sanyika January 11, 2014 Reply

    I think this would’ve been better with many different models, including some of African descent
    other than that, I love the styles, colors, and patterns

  11. Reese Nouveau January 12, 2014 Reply

    This is art and the point of art is too have people connect with some style of art without actually saying it we all know that it is African fashion/art style but without the african wardrobe and colors with only the art on the face we would get it mixed up the culture. Although a black person would have embodied more style i understand what they were trying to do but to me no one can rock any designs thats from africa the way we as blacks do we put our emotions and body language in art as well

  12. Dia Gooding January 12, 2014 Reply

    How can you “appreciate” black culture and not EVEN AT LEAST USE A BLACK MODEL. SMH!!!!!

  13. Nigel Pembroke-Sloan January 12, 2014 Reply

    Where are the BLACK MODELS?!?!?

  14. Nigel Pembroke-Sloan January 12, 2014 Reply

    No we can’t off the colour thing! Considering the Black and Brown brothers and sisters in the Fashion indudtry are NOT shown nor given the same respect nor exposure opportinities, which lead to money campaigns, as their xhite counterparts! You Black Women not expressing outrage, should stop drinking the white Kool Aid!

  15. Alice Gray January 12, 2014 Reply

    I thought this was a joke @ first, Wow

  16. Jeanine Shoemaker January 12, 2014 Reply

    Ha ha that looks so funny

  17. Sharon Brantley January 12, 2014 Reply

    Dislike… 🙁

  18. Robin LaStarra Ball January 12, 2014 Reply

    It’s kinda disheartening that some can’t appreciate the APPRECIATION of African culture , no matter if it’s through a pale skinned girl. I think it’s beautiful that they TRIED for heavens sake. Now,could I do it better?…maybe…no,defiantly (it’d knock down the awkwardly unduly commercialism by a minimun 50%),but not many go on a rant about a gorgeous black girl in plaid or Scottish print…when there’s defiantly something unconventional about that. (LOL,AT LEAST can we just take a moment to Thank Jesus it’s not blackface)

  19. April Joy January 12, 2014 Reply

    This looks silly. Sorry, but no.

  20. Lisa Marie Burrell January 13, 2014 Reply

    HOT MESsSSSsSSss !

  21. Morgan Moe Cain January 13, 2014 Reply

    Robin LaStarra Ball I think the problems people have with editorials of models who are not black. modeling in things that represent african culture,are because so many black models have a hard time getting high fashion work. There isn’t a shortage of black models in the fashion industry, why aren’t they being selected for these spreads? I’m sure there was even one who was close to this models complexion if they were going for a lighter complected woman.

  22. Wendy Smith January 14, 2014 Reply

    Thank u Morgan Moe Cain

  23. Natasha Pacheco Gerber January 17, 2014 Reply

    Angelique Pacheco

  24. Just Michael January 18, 2014 Reply


  25. Lauren Lacy January 21, 2014 Reply

    I completely agree with Morgan Moe Cain! This chic looks ridiculous!

  26. Amber SoUnique Meadows January 22, 2014 Reply

    I almost feel like my ancestory is being mocked here!!! SMH stop the maddness!

  27. Nicole Mitchell January 24, 2014 Reply

    These glasses are giving the business. Love them

  28. Christabel Tots Ndunge January 27, 2014 Reply

    i am not anyway racist but these outfits look clownish on a white person. try a black model next time

  29. Raziya Al-Nafis January 29, 2014 Reply

    Smh @ This Ridiculousness!

  30. Wordie M. Nolcox January 31, 2014 Reply

    Christabel, I agree here, this is where color comes in, not with the girl from 12 yrs a slave, they should have used a model of color. They (whites) don’t even dress like this in Africa.

  31. Bibo Mahone January 31, 2014 Reply


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