Danielle James is the Fashion and Beauty Editor for Hello Beautiful. Her current fashion obsession is Chinese rice hats. When's she's not working, Danielle enjoys traveling, cooking Trinidadian food, Duke basketball and discovering the fun idiosyncrasies of NYC.
Jourdan Dunn missed the red carpet arrivals for the 2016 Brit Awards and we see why. The chef and model wore a metallic gold dress with cutouts covered in mesh and more bling than Kanye’s grill. She wore her hair in a low bun and matted her face in bronze goodness. She achieved a fantastic smoky golden cateye. I am LOVING this makeup, Jourdan!
She may have been presenting an award but she DESERVES an award for this style!
We are currently obsessed with Jourdan for the following reasons:
She is a PRESENT mom.
Slaying runways AND being a full-time mom can’t be easy, but Jourdan makes it work! She had her son Riley and shortly thereafter, her father’s son went to prison for cocaine. Despite this horrible stream of events. She told Vogue, “My mum is my main support. As soon as I’m offered a job, I check the dates with her and then she looks after him for as long as I’m away.”
Jourdun had Riley five years ago when she was 19. Three months later, she was stomping down the runway at London Fashion Week.
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What’s even more impressive that walking a runway three months post-baby? When you rock the runway WITH a baby bump. The ever coveted supermodel made waves when Jean Paul Gaultier constructed this custom piece for her to slay on the runway for Spring/Summer 2010. Talk about haute-couture maternity fashion!
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She also was the first black supermodel to be in the Prada show in over 10 years…AND she spoke out about it.
“I find it weird when [model] agents say, ‘You’re the only black girl booked for the show. Isn’t it great?’ Why is it great?” ~ Jourdun Dunn
She has her own cooking show.
More than just a model, Jourdun Dunn is an entrepreneur. She is the host of her show, Well Dunn with Jourdun Dunn, where she cooks light fare and hosts celebrity guests in her kitchen.
Jourdun Dunn is a fabulous mother, business woman and supermodel. We can’t wait to see what she cooks up next either in the kitchen or in an editorial!