Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Iconic Woman of Style: Iman

 Since she was discovered in 1975 by Peter Beard on the streets of Nairobi, Africa, Iman has been setting the bar for what a beautiful, powerful woman can achieve during as well as after a career in modeling. 

Her fist appearance in the modeling world was a spread in Vogue in 1976, and there was no stopping her from there. Throughout the 70's and 80's she was a muse for designers such as Donna Karan, Yves Saint Laurent, and Calvin Klein. 

An actress, an activist, author, and fashion and beauty mogul, Iman has truly made an impact on the world for generations to come. She has appeared in movies along side Meryl Streep and Kevin Costner, written two books I am Iman, and The Beauty of Color. Her cosmetics line, Iman Cosmetics has been hugely successful since 1994. Her philanthropy work in creating the "I Am African" with the Keep a Child Alive program is one of her greatest achievements, bringing in support from some of the biggest names in Hollywood. She was awarded with the CFDA's Fashion Icon award in 2010 for her profound and lasting influence. 

Also, check out her blog!