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  Bobby by Bautista STYLING Willyum Beck PHOTOGRAPHY Jared Bautista HAIR & MAKEUP Nickol Walkemeyer MODEL Bobby Rake PHOTO RETOUCHING Ivan Iglesias

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  Sam by Bautista STYLING Kara Chomistek PHOTOGRAPHY Jared Bautista HAIR & MAKEUP Nickol Walkemeyer using M.A.C. Cosmetics and Neuma Hair Care (Neuma neuSmooth Shampoo and Leave-on Conditioner, neuStyling Blow Dry Lotion and Smoothing CrËme) MODEL Sam Ypma (Mode Models)  

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  Nic by Pedersen STYLING Sam Moukhaiber PHOTOGRAPHY Pedersen HAIR Amy Liang MAKEUP Stephanie Strazza MODEL Nic Neiman

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There’s only a handful of black models that have hit the runways and become household names in the West, but Stacey McKenzie is not just a black model – she’s a veteran Canadian supermodel who has upheld notions of beauty often ignored by the complex and sometimes monotone modeling industry. Beyond her tall, lean stature, McKenzie stands out with a crown of natural blonde curls and freckles. “When I started my career, it is true that there was only a handful of black models on the international scene in high fashion,” she says. “Transitioning into today, I do not see much of a change overall in the industry,” she carries on. “Because of my lighter skin complexion, freckles and natural blonde hair, there was no category that I fit into. It wasn’t until Jean Paul Gaultier booked me when I became a symbol of a new and very unique category, which ultimately led to my success.” However, regardless of her successes, the modeling playing field is still a jagged journey for models of colour. “When a designer such as Junya Watanabe chooses no black models for a collection based off varying African cultures, it doesn’t surprise me. Fashion is a

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