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Ze-Enna Jenkins: “Miss May” Model of the Month


Ze-Enna Jenkins is our Miss May…I call her MyZZ and yes I am showing favoritism! She defies all odds in order to pursue her dreams and I love it!

Bio from ZZ: I’m a cool, Experienced Model/Actress with 7 years Broadcast Media Experience. I design and hand make precious stone jewelry. I enjoy great food, laughing, spending time with family and friends, dancing, traveling and enjoying life. Music is my fuel, and Hip Hop Drives me! The sun is my sustainer and i do it for my Mom. She is my Everything!

Where are you from? Born in San Fernando Valley, Moved to Dallas from Milwaukee in elementary school

When did you start modeling? About 7 years ago


What drives/drove you to pursue a career in the modeling/fashion industry? It’s been a passion since i was able to walk. Mom collected Vogue, Essence, and other Fashion/Beauty Magazines. I was in awe of the Virginia Slim Models and always dreamed of being like them. Intrigued by fashion at such a young age & would dog ear pages in Spiegel regularly. Mom got me in Sears commercial & that was the beginning of my journey.


What are some of your best/worst experiences modeling? One of my Best fashion shows was during All Star in Dallas for the NBA wives.. I rocked VERSACE. The shoes were 8-9 inch platforms and not a WOBBLE! The worst experience is not gettin paid when you’re promised compensation.

What advice would you give to hopeful models? Observe! Learn how to walk & be confident. Develop relationships with designers you work with. Be nice, cordial and remember that it’s not about YOU; You are selling a product. Keep your attitude to yourself & HAVE FUN!


What is your dream job? To be the face of a popular beauty line…..legs for a known hosiery company…..spokesmodel for an international brand. DETERMINED!


How can you be booked? for now…i’m freelance email zeennaj@hotmail.com but i am seeking representation. visit www.zjenkins.com
What would you consider your best feature? My cheekbones are something SERIOUS! i’m growing to appreciate them


What are some of the jobs/campaigns you’ve been booked for or are recognized in?
I was on the cover of Hair Revolution. I was a featured lingerie Model in The Deep End TV series.
How do you stay in Model shape? When I’m on my best behavior, i do Pilates and strength training. Blessed with a high metabolism.

We salute you Ze-Enna, a striking reminder that black is indeed beautiful.

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2011 in Models, Uncategorized

 

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KRAVE Her: Rihanna covers American Vogue


 

Rihanna for Vogue, Annie Leibovitz

 

It just doesn’t get much better than this.  Amongst only a handful of women of color, Rihanna graces the 10th Annual Shape issue, shot by one of my favorite photographers, Annie Leibovitz (Beyonce Knowles graced the shape issue as well…what are they trying to say?).  Either way this is huge for the R&B/Pop star.

Kudos to Rihanna!

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in KRAVE Her

 

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VOGUE: The rare African American covers


 
Naomi Campbell for Vogue, Mario Testino

All of the world has a great love for VOGUE Magazine: women, men, all races and religions, various social ranks and sexual orientations. This idolatry has catapulted VOGUE to astronomical heights and even to localized distribution to eighteen counties/regions. Vogue is now published in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and of course the United States (American Vogue).

It is the world’s fascination with American Vogue and our particular fascination with the lack of color on the COVERS of American Vogue which prompted this post.

I personally have been an avid reader of Vogue since middle school, when I decided I would become a clothing designer. Although my career aims have definitely changed, I still have a torrid affair with Vogue; one filled with love and hate.  And sadness for the lack of diversity within its pages and especially the cover. This is one reason I actively pursued a career in fashion publication.

However, instead of harping about the lack of African-American and minority covers, we’re going to celebrate the achievements of said cover models.  And hopefully ignite a fire of progression.

Enjoy! – Kenny Hibbler, Creative Director

Beverly Johnson. The first African-American cover, 1974

 

Naomi Campbell. First African-American on September Issue 1989

Oprah Winfrey. 1998. The much-talked about issue where Anna Wintour advised that Oprah lose 20 pounds before her Vogue shoot.

 

Marion Jones. 2001

Halle Berry. December 2002

 

Liya Kebede. May 2005

 

Jennifer Hudson. March 2007

 

First Lady, Michelle Obama. March 2009

 

Beyoncé. April 2009. Very controversial because of the implication that black women belong on the cover that focuses on a NON-model shape/size.

 

Halle Berry, 2nd cover. September 2010

 

And up next, Rihanna

 

Here are some additional covers featuring women of color, mainly in group shots. And some much debated ‘vintage’ Vogue covers.

One of the biggest covers to date...The original supermodels

Real lives of models

The new supermodels...

 

 

More vintage Covers

Vintage Covers

Vintage Covers

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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KRAVE Her: Rihanna to cover US Vogue


Rihanna has been red-hot lately…and not just because of her crimson tresses. Breaking and setting new records worldwide, the starlet as about to set a new record as one of the few black women to grace the cover of American Vogue!

Thats right! She recently tweeted about wrapping up a shoot with the uber talented Annie Leibovitz for the fashion bible. We cannot WAIT to see! No matter if you hate it or love it, Little Miss Sunshine is doing her thing. What’s her name? RIHANNA!

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in KRAVE Her

 

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RE-wind: The September Issue (DVD)


For those of us in the fashion and publication industry, The September Issue, was a must see upon its limited release in theaters nationwide. Chronicling the extensive production of the now infamous September 2007 issue of the fashion bible, the film provides a rare in-depth look into the work relations and lives of the iconic Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, the ever amazing Grace Coddington and other Vogue staples.

The film is now available in a two box gift set that includes never before seen footage (trust me its worth the watch – a RIOT!)

Enjoy! I already have my copy and definitely use it for inspiration and reference!

Happy Holidays!

Kenny Hibbler, Creative Director

 

Grace Coddington & Anna Wintour

 

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2010 in Fashion+Style

 

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