Black and Gold – Black Beauty in the Media: July/August 2012 pt. 1 – Olympic Special!

The end of the Olympic Games is nigh (sob. sob!).

I am so proud of London – we have TOTALLY delivered!!  The atmosphere in the city has been amazing and Team GB’s stellar performances have made history (congrats Nicola Adams!!!), broken records and created stars!!

So of course, my monthly roundup of black beauty in the mainstream media has an Olympian theme…with a dash of glamour too!

Jessica Ennis (who needs no introduction) is set to make up to £5 million per year in endorsement deals since clinching gold last weekend!  As the face of the recent Adidas #takethestage, BP and Olay campaigns, she has already pocketed a tidy sum!


.... yeah, she did! #TeamGB #ourgreatestteam


Loving the skin she's in! #jessicaennisformulticulturalbritain

I love the fact that Jess (and many of the other Team GB females), are happy to express their femininity – there was once the notion that you were either sporty or girly – but the 21st century sports woman is showing that she can be both,  that she is not one-dimensional and that she is comfortable and at ease with who she is.   A lesson for us all to take on board!


Jessica Ennis – Cosmopolitan UK, August 2012 


Jessica Ennis British 02 August 2012


I loved the cover of last month’s Zest magazine!  #TeamGB #MulticulturalBritain


Although Perri Shakes-Drayton sadly didn’t qualify for the finals of her discipline – she is certainly one to watch.

Perri Shakes-Drayton, Zest August 2012

British Vogue has also paid homage to the 30th Olympiad!! The venerable ‘September Issue’ features a specially commissioned 12 page spread (The Midas Touch), showcasing glittering, golden British designs worn by the our leading British models.  The images were captured by the maestro Nick Knight.

Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell are among the glitz and glamour.

#shoeenvy #justsaying

See the entire spread here.

Look out for part 2 of my round up…coming soon!

































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