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Category Archives: black models

An ex-cleaning lady, from the state of Minas Gerais, Maria Aparecida de Oliveira shines as a model at São Paulo Fashion Week: “A dream”


Note from BW of Brazil: São Paulo Fashion Week is Brazil’s biggest fashion event rivaling top stages in New York, Paris, London, and Milan. But it has been long known that … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Model Laís Ribeiro featured on the cover of Vogue Brasil for February


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while since Lais Ribeiro was featured in a story on this blog. In a post from July of 2013, she was the … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The force and sensuality of model Indira Carvalho exalts her native land of Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: Model Indira Carvalho has been on the scene for more than a decade. Since the soteropolitano (native of Salvador, Bahia) arrived in São Paulo, she’s seen her … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Faces of Afro Brazil 35


Today, in the 35th installment of our series “Faces of Afro Brazil”, we bring you the Federal District based model Nayce Samara, 22. Recently featured here in yet another incident … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Designer Levite Bahia and his African themed Fashion Made in Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: If you’ve followed this blog even sparingly over the past 18 months , you know that fashion is a topic covered here from time to … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

18-year old model from Rio sets a record on the catwalks at Fashion Rio


Note from BW of Brazil: As this blog has highlighted several times over the past several months, black models are regularly under-represented in Brazil’s top fashion shows such as Fashion … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Suzana and Suzane Massena, twin models from Bahia: photo gallery 2


Today’s posts features a gallery of photos of twin models Suzana and Suzane Massena of Salvador, Bahia. See more on them here and the first photo gallery here.

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment