There's not much new in this article, written by Lola Ogunnaike, but here is the link if you're interested. The best quote comes from Carlos Ojeda, an agent at New York Models. He basically gets into print what all of us have been thinking when he says:
"[This will tell people that] It's OK to have more than just one [black model], and she doesn't have to always be Naomi."
"I hate to sound cynical, but by January, I feel like it will be back to business as usual...I want to be hopeful and positive, but a part of me does not want to get my hopes up."
Another "prominent" yet unnamed stylist quoted in the piece added, "You can't have an issue with all black girls, pat yourself on the back and say 'that's it for the year.' "
We'll all have to wait and see. Like I said earlier Jourdan Dunn seems to be getting a lot of work since the issue hit stands and of course Naomi is always busy. What I'd like to come out of this is for another Suede (or Colures) type magazine to get some serious financial backing in this country.
photo source: simplylovely