Shades of Exotic
This blog celebrates the richness and beauty of people some may deem as "other." The term "exotic" was consciously chosen particularly because of its complexity and controversy, with the aim of taking something that has been used as an insult at worst and a backhanded compliment at best and turning it into a space of beauty and positivity. Hopefully, this blog leaves you inspired and sparks discussion.
Shades of Exotic
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke (via honeyandblackberries)
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Nargis Fakhri for Hi! Blitz Magazine, August 2013
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yagazieemezi:

Malaika Firth by Norman Jean Roy for Porter Magazine Summer 2014

Days of HeavenFashion Editor: Tom Van Dorpe
yagazieemezi:

Malaika Firth by Norman Jean Roy for Porter Magazine Summer 2014

Days of HeavenFashion Editor: Tom Van Dorpe
yagazieemezi:

Malaika Firth by Norman Jean Roy for Porter Magazine Summer 2014

Days of HeavenFashion Editor: Tom Van Dorpe
yagazieemezi:

Malaika Firth by Norman Jean Roy for Porter Magazine Summer 2014

Days of HeavenFashion Editor: Tom Van Dorpe
yagazieemezi:

Malaika Firth by Norman Jean Roy for Porter Magazine Summer 2014

Days of HeavenFashion Editor: Tom Van Dorpe
yagazieemezi:

Malaika Firth by Norman Jean Roy for Porter Magazine Summer 2014

Days of HeavenFashion Editor: Tom Van Dorpe
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misterand:

Shingai Shoniwa
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black-boys:

Henry Watkins by Ash Kingston | Backstage at Versace S/S 14
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"There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words, and still not understand you. And there are others who will understand — without you even speaking a word."
Yasmin Mogahed (via wanduring)
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O’Shea Robertson. Mesmerizing. 
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the oh so strikingly gorgeous Ming Xi for Vogue China, January 2014
"Lazy Day," photographed by Boo George 
the oh so strikingly gorgeous Ming Xi for Vogue China, January 2014
"Lazy Day," photographed by Boo George 
the oh so strikingly gorgeous Ming Xi for Vogue China, January 2014
"Lazy Day," photographed by Boo George 
the oh so strikingly gorgeous Ming Xi for Vogue China, January 2014
"Lazy Day," photographed by Boo George 
the oh so strikingly gorgeous Ming Xi for Vogue China, January 2014
"Lazy Day," photographed by Boo George 
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blackandpreppy:

ashleyeleigh:

Lupita Nyong’o’s first Lancome ad


I can’t breathe…she’s so gorgeous
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Fei Fei Sun for Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2014
Milan Fashion Week
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Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2015
Milan Fashion Week 
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"…my point is that the only authentic identity for the African is the tribe…I am Nigerian because a white man created Nigeria and gave me that identity. I am black because the white man constructed black to be as different as possible from his white. But I was Igbo before the white man came."

Chimamanda Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun)

Nigeria

(via fckyeahprettyafricans)