We have been hearing a ton about cornrows all month long and not for the best reasons. While we have been content with showcasing all sorts of cornrow styles on young black women, children and on selfies mainstream media has seemingly been more fascinated with showing the style as something that has been newly created.
They even gave it a new name ignoring the historical value of the style and its cultural roots. Despite all this there is some good news. Vogue Espana decided that they wanted to turn things around and their latest cover features a black woman rocking cornrows with the tagline “Black is Beautiful”.
The cover features Ivorian-British model Aya Jones wearing the signature style in beautiful Botswana. The idea behind the shoot was to represent Aya as “The Queen Of Africa” which meant that most of the imagery required her to be shot in the most amazing locations that were local to Botswana and what it was about.
The hair stylist shared a stunning photo of Aya getting her hair done with the help of local Botswanian women:
He captioned the photo with the following:
Botswana situations. When the time it’s against you and end up with an amazing team to do the cover look with @iamayajones Thanks to everybody in #jaocamp ❤️ ? @belenantolin
Get into more of the photos below:
I do not know about you but there is nothing more beautiful than celebrating African culture on location in its purest and most honest form. Aya is a gorgeous model and in her own words she echoed the appreciation she had for being chosen for such and amazing feature:
What an honor to be apart of this special issue and to work with this incredible @voguespain team: @NicoBustos @jurgenbraun @karimbelghiran Thank you so much Creative and Fashion Director @BelenAntolin!? Such an unforgettable experience to be in Africa with you!
What do you think about this issue ladies?
Amber Brown says
I see the words Africa yet see a light skinned black woman
Michelle Freeman says
I like any magazine cover with a black woman on it, especially with natural hair.