Black is Stunning!!!

16 Feb

While we are in the wonderful month of Black History recognition here at Simply Studded, why not take it back to the mother land…AFRICA! What better way to do this than to give acknowledgement to the beautiful African model, AleK Wek.

Alek Wek

Ms. Wek is of African Sudanese roots and was discovered at the age of 18 in 1995, at a local market in London.  She has taken the fashion industry by storm and has left stomping footprints in this realm by far.  Please know that there is more than meets the eye with this model. Being apart of the “Dinka” group, in 1991 Alek Wek and her family moved to Britain to flee from the civil war in Sudan.

With that being said, after her discovery Wek has graced photos spreads for Victoria’s Secret, Moshino, and Issey Miyake. Wek has also strutted her walk on the runway for John Galliano, Calvin Klein, Chanel, and Shiatzy Chen, just to name a few.

Below are some fashion FAB photos that I have come across of Ms. Alek Wek!



Alek Wek

Alek Wek

Alek Wek

Alek Wek


7 Responses to “Black is Stunning!!!”

  1. Derek Forte February 16, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    Great article…Is there someone I can contact to inquire about writing an article about my company?


  2. nelle February 16, 2011 at 4:30 am #

    I luv all ppl! But I must say looking at this model jus makes it even more fun to say, black is beautiful n regardless of our skin color we can do this n many more… Very proud of my ppl when they strive for sweet success. Great post as always simplystudded:) ((thumbs up))!

    • Trish February 16, 2011 at 4:50 am #

      Thanks so much Nelle, I was really moved by her story! Black is Beautiful and I love all people as well 🙂

  3. Ki February 19, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    Alek Wek! Always admired her beauty! Great article Trish:)

    • Trish February 21, 2011 at 5:11 am #

      Thanks Ki…POW!

  4. tai February 24, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    Love this article! Black is beautiful & Alek makes it even more beautiful.

    • Trish February 24, 2011 at 2:33 am #

      Yes she is beautiful! I admired her story and how far she has come!

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