Inspirations

Iman

posted by Wendy January 3, 2016 0 comments

That any of us should look like this at sixty! Iman, a Somali-American, is a beauty in the truest sense of the word, from inside out and around the world. She is a true inspiration in beauty and business, a mother of two and engaged in global charity work.

Iman at sixty in 2015

Iman at sixty in 2015

Iman was discovered by photographer Peter Beard, while she was at university in Africa, and moved to the United States to begin a modelling career. Her first assignment was for Vogue a year later in 1976; she landed some of the most prestigious magazine covers, becoming one of the first generation of “supermodels”. She was an instant success in the fashion world, though she herself insists that her looks are merely or typically Somali. Yves Saint-Laurent once described her as his “dream woman”.

Iman in YSL

Iman in YSL

Iman runs her own immensely successful line of cosmetics for women of colour, bringing that to the market when little else was available, changing  the marketplace for us all by enriching it.

She is actively involved in a number of charitable endeavours, such as the Keep a Child Alive program and the Children’s Defense Fund as well as being an Ambassador for Save the Children. Not your average model! And certainly not your average 60 year-old. She not only looks beautiful, she does beautiful, for other people.

Not to mention she’s married to ….Mr David Bowie, who changed the look of generations of men and women with his pioneering use of characters in performance, a Makeup God in is own right, and from Bromley, enough said! He will be getting his own page, obviously!

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