Black Beauty

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There has been a lot of talk in the media about black beauty and the lack of representation in media at large of women of colour. While I completely agree, I was/am lucky to have been surrounded by amazing women, who were/are beautiful and incredibly fashionable. My mother included. I remember tagging along with my mum on shopping trips to Avenue Montaigne, before I knew the value of a Dior purse.

I’m also immensely lucky to have grown up in a household were I was told (and I’m still told) how beautiful and smart I am.  So I grew up with an incredible sense of self.  It never occurred to me that enhancing my skin colour, straightening my hair were options to make myself prettier. The down side to this was, I went out into the world with an ego the size of Kanye West’s head.   Imagine going to school with that ego, of course mean kids swiftly brought me to the real world.

Last week Lane Bryant launched their #ImNoAngel campaign and it took my breath away. Kudos to Lane Bryant for showing a different type of beauty!


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  • Farrah
    April 13, 2015

    These pictures are beautiful. Kudos to your parents for bringing up a strong and beautiful woman never mind society says.

  • Kiara
    April 13, 2015

    Love this babe!
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    • Tinu
      April 14, 2015

      Thank you 🙂

  • templeofbeauty
    April 14, 2015

    wow, you look really beautiful in these pictures!

    xx Z&G

    • Tinu
      April 14, 2015

      Aww thank you 🙂

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