Into the Groove

Vogue Russia serves up a dose of in your face beauty with a lively editorial from Terry Tsiolis starring Sedene Blake, Jeneil Williams, Reina Montero, Shena Moulton and Aminata Niaria. The studio shoot is elevated by Simon Robins‘ color coordinated styling; pieces from Lagerfeld, Viktor and Rolf and Topshop are mixed together to create a series of seamless ensembles, but the clothes aren’t the only standout. Each of the girls brings her own flair to the story with graceful and energetic poses; whether they’re fighting over a camo-fanny pack or moving to the rhythm, they look stunning.

  1. PHENOMENAL!!! Their bods are slammin’. This is a great editorial. My fave pic is the 2nd one with Jeneil and Aminata.
    We need more, more, more!

  2. @Trevor, I agree with you. It makes me mad too that the black models all got cast together instead of integrated into edits with girls of all colors. But I guess its better then nothing.

    I love the second picture.

  3. YESSSS!!! I never really get hype about models but this lovely. I too want to models of all color integrated on a regular basis.

  4. Great. I love it! But Like people have said before, I want to see models of every color together for spreads on a regular basis. This story is just amazing though.

  5. Not only black girls are only casted as a gang, they always have cultural and stereotypical connotations to themselves.
    Why do we always have to see a warrior – military personality?
    And why do they have to be fighting?
    And their African-inspired headpieces are just too boring and saddening to see.

    This is foul representation and something has to be done.

  6. It’s so exquisitely divine. Ok, shame on you American Vogue! The russian really got it goin’ on!

  7. as far as I can remember, this is the only editorial featuring black models in vogue russia (of course with the exception of the Naomi issue…but as a supermodel of epic status, she kinda does not count).

    I like the step forward with an all black casting but I just think it will snap back to the same old thing next month. I feel that when magazines do this (like the all black issue of Italian Vogue, the ID Cover with Chanel, Jourdan etc), they are trying to make a huge bold statement and get critics of their back by just saturating one whole issue or editorial.

    Or maybe I am just running my mouth….but I would love to hear more opinions from the other faithful readers like me.

  8. they all look amazing. Skin looks flawless and the bone structure is amazing. Especially love my girls Jeneil and Sedene,, BIG UP!!! 😀

  9. These girls are hot, there should more people of colour doing editorial work that is recognised in well known Magz.

    Beautiful Girl

  10. I like the fact that models of color are getting cast together in High profile editorials. Better then just one token model being cast in a HF spread with a group of white models imo. But I do agree that there should be more diversity in most spreads. These models don’t just give one blank expression, or look mean or too happy. I think these girls are giving us fierce, lovely & a lil bit of effortlessness. So getting this editorial!

  11. damn i love these girls ,wow sedene , jeniel and young shena moulton all jamaica born ladies , girls you do your thing , you guys are the best.

  12. Like someone mentioned above, yes the models call more attention than the clothes.. which isn’t always a good thing.. I barely checked the clothes, but I love the spread(s)..

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