“Pretty Young Things” : Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn & Arlenis Sosa by Emma Summerton for i-D September 2009.
Check Kanye’s blog for the full editorial spread, you can also view video from the shoot below:
that’s what’s good…but lopez and sosa dont sound all that black to me….however it’s nice to see minorities coverin an issue none the less
gorgeous! i love it, it’s really cute
BEAUTIFUL SISTERS, YOU BETTER WORK!
BEAUTIFUL YES! YOU GIRLS BETTA WORK!
YESSS BLACK CHICAS GET THAT PAPER!!
Go ‘head! Beautiful young black women:)
@ 2. Travel the world and you will see that black people are everywhere with different last names. Are people still this ignorant? Not to mention, both Sosa and Lopez were featured in the highest selling issue of Vogue Italia “THE BLACK ISSUE”.. Do your research.
Get it ladies!
***blush around the eyes doesn’t look so hot. More like you got punched in the face or something. But hey… its fashion
Jourdan has a horrible hairline.
The wink thing is a little weird but the picture is nice.
the vid was cute! i was so happy when i saw this cover a while back. these girls are gorgeous (even without the makeup) and we definitely need more dark-skinned models.
@2 well they have hispanic names because they are black hispanics. even though society sort of treats the terms “hispanic” and “latino/latina” as races, they technically aren’t. hispanics come in all races and both sessilee and arlenis happen to be black
Sorry, but redbones have it on lock until further notice.
@12 actually when it comes to modeling, the most well-known and the highest paid black models are dark-skinned and i don’t know if you noticed but this is a fashion post
I don’t know that I would have chosen the wink as the cover shot, but a good look seeing sistas on the cover nonetheless.
Jordun Dunn is preggers but yet shes gonna be modelling still I guess I didnt think she would. Maybe she’ll do a demi.
hmm this is cool but i’m sorry to say the only one i know is chanel
The only thing red bones have on lock are video hoes (no offense but it’s true). I’m sorry love, but I don’t need to turn to a degrading video about bs to validate the beauty of a brown skin-dark skin sista. Go read a book.
All the ladies look lovely. They are in all shades and are all beautiful. Good look.
O I GET IT , SPOOF OF THE ROBERT PALMER VIDEO FOR “ADDICTED TO LOVE”
Who says you gotta be light-skinned and have long hair to be attractive? That’s a total myth.
Not many straight men of any race or color would turn any of these beauties down. I sure wouldn’t!
I was waiting for you guys to post about this!The magazine’s fashion editor is black too, you can see from the video. It’s so good to see black models getting some shine once again. Oh for those who dnt know, the wink is a trade of ID magazine covers, all their cover stars and models wink.Love all 4 girls and BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!
Love it! for the folks saying they dont like the wink…IT’S FRIGGIN i D magazine! no cover without the wink jeeez!! ..anyways LOVE IT
I been seen this come with something else please CL….
WOW seeing stuff like this really makes motivates me to gun harder for a modeling career! ALL 3 ladies look completely flawless and they show the epitome of the black girl who works hard everyday at what they do and sees success at the end of the day…VERY proud of all 4! And Jourdan Dunn holds off her baby weight VERY well…she is expecting her first child in December, just gorgeous!
All I-D magazine covers have the models winking, its just something that magazines does.
Im jelous, I should be on the mag too.
#2, I get where your coming from. Your talking about black people who speak english not spanish and eat fried chicken, greens, water melon and cornbread with cool aid, amongst other things. theres a difference.
And #12, may have been joking about the comment he or she made just to get people fired up. but the sad reality is that there are some dummys who actually do think so ignorantly. Thats y im dating white men for now on cause black boys are ashamed of there own skin.
You can tell that there are people on this blog who never travel beyond the confines of the United States. People please, get a passport and see the world. I have met Black people from all over the globe with all types of names, even some in Jamaica with Chinese names. Not all Black people have Anglicized names. Millions of Blacks in Angola have Portuguese names as a result of colonization.
Absolutely LOVE IT! WORK IT LADIES!!
_________WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN BALD-HEADED___
……..YES, THE HAVE NICE FACE..BUT NO HAIR,,WHY?
#27, shut up. Like I said b4 there is a difference in culture and language when you talking about black people from different countries. just because there skin is dark u consider them black. but i bet if they started speaking in there language to you, you wouldnt even understand what they were talking about. Any body can be black in your eyes all they need is a tan.
you are HILARIOUS, you CANNOT tell someone’s race by name, if you do not know black LATINOES exist.
wtf are you talking about? who knew you had to speak english to be black. so what of the francophone countries in africa where they speak french, are the not black too?
DAMN SHAME, what is going on?
Love the lack of weaves.
These comments are hilarious black people are always the first to tear each other down.
Obviously the other two girls are black, they are just not black American…I think people are using their definition of what is black and applying it to others which is incorrect.
@ 30 how are these women “bald headed” their hear is slick back for the photo shoot
Anyways they all look beautiful.
Hot cover! Like the 80′s throwback look. the ladies look lovely!
Some very ignorant people comment on this but i see they have been address by other readers.
#2 is just the dumbest thing i’ve ever heard. how the F do someone sound blk? Wow…every blk person do not speak ghetto and bad, you do know that right? Those girls have something called an accent. Blk people always amazes me with their ignorance.
Sorry meant hair***
and 29 what is EWWW? These women are gorgeous
I saw this cover last week! and I saved it to my desktop superquick! glad to see these young successful black models! it gives me hope when i finish school and start my modeling career!
If piss colored women supposedly have it on lock, then why did you click on a beautiful dark & lovely post?
SORRY, NOT IMPRESSED……………TRY SOMETHING ELSE!
what is going on here?
i find it sad that at the same time people are happy that black girls got the cover, people are still fighting about “dark-skinned” vs” light-skinned” crap.
In terms of the last name…. had to chime in. There are plenty of West Indian, Jamaican, Belizian ect. people with Latin last names. Just like there are people who are Creole or from Louisiana with french last names. Also lot’s of mixed people who have married into another culture take the name of their husbands who can be of any race and the kids are still considered black.
is it just me….
or do they all look like clones in the main picture and even the black and white shots????
I mean they all look alike…
but maybe that’s what the make-up artists and photographers were going for???
They look great. Fab cover.
On another note Maia Campbell prayers go out to you.
LOL its amazing how ppL automatically think that bc a person is black they are not considered latino, or AFRO-Latino at that, lopez and Sosa are amongst the most talented young hispanic models, get your facts right ppl!
Great cover! All of them look beautiful
to the person who said two of them dont sound black…is there a specific way black people are meant to speak?
…they look gorgeous..they’re skinny but it suits them because they dont look bony ..
On a positive note, they all look beautiful! I seen this pic and saved it I think it was 2 weeks ago. The look is great, I love love love Chanel Iman , and I wish Jourdan the best of luck with her pregnancy.
Now…………I can’t believe that black models are being wasted on the cover of I.D. and Rihanna is on the cover of Vogue………………..Tyra or somebody PLEASE STAND UP for black models. Yes, its great to see ANY black women on the cover of Vogue but damn can we get some higher standards and give the women who model for a LIVING the cover. Its bad enough that black models are far and few but to choose a singer over an actual model is an insult. Yes young people, Rihanna looks great on the cover and her pics were very creative (so dont even start with the “hateing” comments) but maybe the focus should be on models and fashion NOT celebrities.
OMGGGG!!!!! In the words of Rachel Zoe ” I die”.
I’ve seen the cover of the magazine like weeks agoooooo but Im glad CL finally featured it.
I absolutely love all these girls. All of them are just beyond beautiful and fabulous and they for damn sure deserved this cover. I love to see black women making it in environments that are down right rough.
Im really happy to see this and I will pick up this magazine if I can just freakin’ find it. Gotta support you know.
They look amazing!! Loving the natural look which is coming about!!
The light skin vs dark skin argument always makes me laugh!! Im dark skin and know my worth too much to be arguing with the likes of stupid ppl with an agenda and im sure all the other decent light skin and dark skin bloggers will do the same
Only one i barely know is Chanel Iman….
BUT ANYWAY…YOU BITCHES BETTA WWWOOORRRKKK!!!!!
I dont care! Haooy Birthday Beyonce
chanel iman gives me what i want!!! all of them look real good but like someone else said the only one i really know is chanel
The wink is to denote the Eye of Horus. That is why the title of the magazine is i -D. It is symbology for the winking, or one eye.
I agree with the comments about getting out of your comfort zone and seeing the world for crying out loud. The light-skinned, dark-skinned debate will continue as long as people hold onto ignorant mindsets. Being attractive has nothing to do with skin color, but features. Anyway, these ladies look fabulous!
@51 Shut your bumboclot mouth…..This has nothing to do with Rihanna. Damn!
happy birthday queen bee
btw these ladies are absolutely GORGEOUS…love it!
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