It's been a little while since we've had any fashion fun on the old blog, so today I'm stirring things up!
The first person to tell me who this lady is...
...and what she contributed to fashion history will win this pair of hanging hearts earrings...
...from Fashion Bomb monthly contest sponsor Pink Cherie (www.pinkcherie.com). No hints, and the winner will be at my discretion (so be as detailed as possible). E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the scoop.
She says, "It’s Beverly Johnson! She was the first African-American cover model of American Vogue in August 1974."
That's what I was looking for! Enjoy your chic pair of earrings from Pink Cherie!
I also had to give props to Ingrid from Cambridge, MA...
...who wrote in seconds later with a mini Beverly Johnson book report!
She wrote, "It's Beverly Johnson! First hired by Glamour in 1971; First African American model on the cover of American Vogue in 1974; She was also on the "American Woman" Vogue cover in June 1975); She was on the the cover of Glamour six times in 2 years; She was the first black model on the cover of Elle Magazine in 1975; She was booked by Ford Models (by Eileen Ford); Has cut two record albums (Beverly Johnson and Don't Lose the Feeling); Has a line of skincare products; Author of two books (Beverly Johnson's Guide to a Life of Beauty and True Beauty); Currently has a line of wigs; Recently appeared on She's Got the Look as a celebrity judge." OK!
Ingrid wasn't first, but she gave tons of great info! She'll be getting a Fashion Bomb T.
Thanks everyone for participating. Luckily Pink Cherie has offered to sponsor contests every month, so stay tuned for next month's question!