Olivia Anakwe Awaits Her Moon Shoot by Marcin Kempski as Mixte FW 2019 Says 'Bye'

Olivia Anakwe Awaits Her Moon Shoot by Marcin Kempski as Mixte FW 2019 Says 'Bye'

Model Olivia Anakwe is styled by Karolina Gruszecka in ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, a futuristic fashion story lensed by Marcin Kempski for Mixte Magazine’s FW Winter 2019 issue.

Editor Nathalie Fraser reflects on the history of Mixte, an adventure that has lasted nearly 15 years and 64 issue. Released in February 2005, the first issue on Mixte's team featured The Kills, shot by David Bailey. The last issue — at least under Fraser — is a moonshot.

Models Of Color Are Thriving In Today's Fashion Industry. Do Hair Stylists Need To Go Back To School

Models Anabel Krasnotsvetova + Olivia Anakwe by Nicolas Kantor for Bobbie Brown Extra Lip Campaign

Models Anabel Krasnotsvetova + Olivia Anakwe by Nicolas Kantor for Bobbie Brown Extra Lip Campaign

Models Of Color Are Thriving In Today's Fashion Industry. Do Hair Stylists Need To Go Back To School

Olivia Anakwe: “Fashion brands are getting praise for being inclusive and casting black models, but they are still not hiring creatives who are skilled enough to style textured hair. "No matter how small your team is, make sure you have one person that is competent at doing afro texture hair care OR just hire a black hairstylist," Anakwe wrote.

Jessica Andrews: For Bustle's "Good Hair" series, writer Faith Cummings reached out to hairstylists to address the disparity in cosmetology schools. She spoke with Topher Gross, a stylist at New York City’s Seagull Salon, who said "it's likely a result of many beauty schools centering their training on fine, straight hair, inherently excluding natural hair and kinkier textures.” He told her, “You [have to] go back to school or [pay to] get extra training for textured, natural, and ethnic hair. That’s a huge problem. Every stylist should know and be trained to cut, style, and/or color all textures [from the start]."

'London Is Open' By Erik Madigan Heck For Harper's Bazaar UK February 2019-Pt1

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'London Is Open' By Erik Madigan Heck For Harper's Bazaar UK February 2019-Pt1

Models Olivia Anakwe, Camille Hurel, and Sara Dijkink are styled by Leith Clark in ‘London Is Open’, a beautiful two-part fashion tribute anchored in London’s institutions and landmarks. Photographer Eric Madigan Heck is behind the lens for Harper’s Bazaar’s UK February 2019 issue./ Hair by Alain Pichon; makeup by Andrew Gallimore See Pt 2.

'London Is Open' By Erik Madigan Heck For Harper's Bazaar UK February 2019-Pt2

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Victor Demarchelier Flashes Olivia Anakwe In 'Eye Candy' For Harper's Bazaar US December 2018

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Model Olivia Anakwe wears supersaturated, bold colors in ‘Eye Candy’, styled by Miguel Enamorado. Photographer Victor Demarchelier is behind the lens for Harper’s Bazaar US December 2018./ Hair by David von Cannon; makeup by Yuki Hayashi

Olivia Anakwe Stars In 'Freak Like Me' Lensed By Dan Beleiu For Wonderland Summer 2018

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Nigerian-American model Olivia Anakwe grew up in the affluent PA country suburb Bucks county. In the care of a new fashion 'auntie' Katie Grand, Olivia quickly became a muse for Jacquemus's Moroccan-themed Fall 2018 collection. 

Anakwe appears here in 'Freak Like Me', a visual extravaganza styled by Toni-Blaze Ibekwe. Dan Beleiu is behind the lens for Wonderland Magazine Summer 2018./ Hair by James Oxley; makeup by Mona Leanne

Alasdair McLellan Eyes Elle, Adwoa, Cameron, Edie + At Arcosanti For Miu Miu's Spring 2018 Campaign

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Alasdair McLellan Eyes Elle, Adwoa, Cameron, Edie + At Arcosanti For Miu Miu's Spring 2018 Campaign

Arcosanti, born in 1970, continues to evolve as an experiential learning center, walk-through demonstration of how to pursue efficient 'lean' alternatives to urban sprawl. Conceived by Paolo Soleri'sconcept of compact city design, ARCOLOGY(ARChitecture and ecOLOGY) saves resources and improves quality of life for all.

Ever the thinker, Miuccia Prada launches Miu Miu's Spring/Summer 2018 'Return to Arcosanti' ad campaign featuring actor Elle Fanning and top models Adwoa Aboah, Cameron Russell, Edie Campbell, Faith Lynch, Olivia Anakwe, Oumie Jammeh and Rianne Van Rompaey. Styled by Katie Grand with creative direction by Giovanni Bianco, photographer Alasdair McLellan captures this utopian future 70 miles north of Phoenix.

Led by the Cosanti Foundation Board of Directors, I note rather sadly that only one woman serves on this board of nine talented creatives envisioning our collective future.