Catwalk Queen: Fashion Week Fall 2010

Catwalk Queen: Fashion Week Fall 2010
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 12, 2010

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February 19, 2010
Ralph Lauren’s show was as elegant as ever, but for our money, his pieces were overshadowed by the glorious Flaviana Matata. A virtual unknown, this former Miss Tanzania truly stole the show with her breathtakingly beautiful figure, regal buzz cut and baby doll features.
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February 18, 2010
Carrying off a bejeweled leotard and matching legwarmers is not the easiest of tasks, but runway favorite Shena Moulton made the Gaga-tastic look her own! Moulton has been scene-stealing at shows all week, and we can’t wait to see what this always-elegant supermodel does next.
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February 17, 2010
When wide-eyed newcomer Chrishell Stubbs sauntered down Vera Wang’s runway, the audience was held rapt—a star was born! Originally from Turks and Caicos, this 5’11”, green-eyed Brit has shot pictorials for Teen Vogue, Gap.com and Levis, and has been killing the runway this Fashion Week season. Keep up the good work, Chrishell!

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February 16, 2010
This 18-year-old Dominican newcomer brought twelve kinds of fierce to Derek Lam’s catwalk today. With her short natural ‘do, soft doe eyes and endless limbs, Cordero is quickly making a name for herself on this season’s runways.
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February 15, 2010
Mia Aminata Niara is one of the brightest runway stars on the planet. Born in Senegal, the 5’9” beauty has walked for Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Proenza Schouler and Lanvin—and, as usual, she was beyond fierce on the Lela Rose runway yesterday.

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February 14, 2010
Kelly Moreira has only been modeling for two season—she was discovered as a finalist in 2009’s Elite Model Look France—but this ravishing 19-year-old has already worked up quite a buzz in the industry. Resplendent in a stick-straight bob and plum lips at Peter Som, Moreira worked the runway like a pro!
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February 13, 2010
At Costello Tagliapietra, we couldn’t take our eyes of Sedene Blake, a gazelle-like, cinnamon-skinned newcomer from Jamaica. Signed with New York Model Management, this is the 19 year-old’s first season at Fashion Week. Good luck, Sedene—Essence.com will be watching!

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February 12, 2010
At 5’11 and ½, Ajak Deng had an undeniable presence on Michael Angel’s runway today. With her radiant mahogany skin, sultry lips and killer walk, the Benetton model is poised to be a huge fashion star.

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February 11, 2010
Runway star Georgie Badiel killed the Chado Ralph Rucci catwalk in the show’s standout look, a cotton candy-pink, be-feathered evening gown. We’re looking forward to seeing more of the stunning Badiel, a former Miss Africa (representing her home country, Burkina Faso), during the upcoming week.

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