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‘Black Is Beautiful’: Ivorian-British Model Aya Jones Slays In Cornrows On The Cover Of Vogue Spain

Aya Jones gives us yet another day of #BlackGirlMagic on the March cover of Vogue Spain.

Aya Jones on the cover of Vogue Spain's March issue. Photo: Nico Bustos.


As we see black beauty continue to get the love it deserves from around the world, Vogue Spain’s March issue follows suit by declaring “Black Is Beautiful” with Ivorian-British model, Aya Jones, at front and center.

Get a glimpse of some of the enchanting photos shot by photographer Nico Bustos and styled by Belen Anolín in Botswana:

We loved seeing these local Botswana women help hair stylist Karim Belghiran with Jones’ classic and simple cornrows:

Jones just wrapped up Paris Fashion Week in Miu Miu, and even shared with The Cut her favorite natural hair products, as designers continue to embrace the idea of models rocking their tresses naturally on the runway.

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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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