Sunday, 4 May 2008

Liya has breakfast at Tiffany's

Ethiopian supermodel, Liya Kebede is the new face of Tiffany. The-27-year-old mum of two is one of my absolute favourite models around at the moment. Why? Well not only is she astoundingly beautiful, but she works tirelessly to campaign for humanitarian issues of relevance to her people back home. Liya is the current Goodwill Ambassador for the World Health Organization, which helps to raise awareness for the difficulties that women and children in the developing world encounter. In all honesty I can't say I'm overly enthralled by the ad image. The above version is not too bad, but when I initially came across the ad in last Friday's ES magazine, I had to do a double take because I mistook Liya for Catherine Zeta Jones - she had been photoshopped to oblivion. My feelings are, why bother to hire a black model if you're not prepared to show a true reflection of their skin tone. It's a step in the right direction, but it's also half a step backwards too.

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